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

COLLIDER | Randall Steeves

Randall Steeves' paintings celebrate the complexity of the natural world. The paintings are made from encaustic, a beeswax based paint that is heated and brushed onto the canvas where it hardens immediately. The process results in a complex surface that can be read as a chronology of the painting’s construction and a record the painter’s physical presence and actions. Viewing this work, one is reminded of John Cage’s famous dictum that [...]

2021-03-11T15:47:33-08:00

COLLECTED | Todd Lambeth

Welcome to "COLLECTED" a new series featuring artists we have been following that we think you might like to get to know. Some of the artists are working independently, and some are recent graduates of art schools and universities from across the country.  We hope to introduce you to new talent that you may not have seen before. We're interested in hearing your comments and/or questions.  You can connect with us [...]

2021-04-01T18:32:49-07:00

WINTER EXHIBITION | Jan – Feb 2019

Escape winter in our new Exhibition of paintings, collage, and photographs. Turning up the heat in colour (reds and blues dominate), the works move from atmospheric and nuanced to densely coloured and textured, revealing the unique characteristics and individuality of their creators: Megan Hepburn, Christopher Friesen, Jessica Korderas, Jessie McNeil, Amanda Reeves, Barbara Strigel. Exhibition Dates January 15 - February 26, 2019 SELECTED WORKS [...]

2019-03-13T17:01:15-07:00

MARA KORKOLA

BIOGRAPHY Late evening is Mara Korkola’s signature time of day. This is when she prefers to paint as it allows for uninterrupted sessions and working wet on wet, a technique that gives her paintings their lush and fluid surfaces. It is also her favourite time to photograph cities, when streets are devoid of human traffic and the lights emanating from buildings, headlights and street lamps appear jewel-like against the [...]

2021-05-20T16:57:47-07:00

RANDALL STEEVES

. Randall Steeves’ thickly painted, textured paintings invite the viewer to reconsider the gesture of painting itself. The canvases explore the relationship between the photographic index and the painterly trace with a wry nod towards conceptual art practice. The subject of his canvases is the fingerprint. Steeves had himself “processed” by the Vancouver Police Department in preparation for this work and the pieces are made up entirely of his [...]

2021-03-11T16:37:36-08:00

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