Artist Spotlight | Jessica Korderas

In this interview we delve into the meticulous three dimensional cast resin sculptures by Halifax artist Jessica Korderas.  Film is a major inspiration for Korderas and the new work we examine is based on her recent discovery of 1970's genre of Italian movies called "Giallo”. Can you tell me about the process of making your work? I have [...]

2021-08-27T16:04:37-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Mara Korkola

Our interview with Toronto-based painter Mara Korkola took place by telephone and email over the course of two months. Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings.  The sunset paintings featured here are based on photographs taken from hiking trips along the west coast of British Columbia. Late evening is Korkola's signature time of day. This is when she prefers to paint as [...]

2021-05-20T16:46:07-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Gillian Richards

Our “Artist Spotlight” series focuses on the lives Canadian Artists: their aspirations, influences, and creative challenges. Gillian Richards spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Richard’s body of work including painting and drawing examines the beauty and banality of urban life.  Was there a pivotal moment when [...]

2021-04-20T18:35:49-07:00

GRACE GORDON-COLLINS | the DRESS | APRIL 4-27

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is delighted to present an exhibition by Vancouver artist and architect Grace Gordon-Collins. Grace has long sought out the thematic threads that run through the inner lives of her female subjects and in the past has explored universal issues relative to gender, identity, violence against women and contemporary culture. Her current narrative THE DRESS expands on these themes and looks at the wedding industry, the ubiquity of social media [...]

2019-04-17T17:25:15-07:00

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