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LESLEY FINLAYSON | REFLECT

LESLEY FINLAYSON "REFLECT" SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 8, 2022 These drawings and paintings were developed during the spring of 2022. They began with a trip to Yellow Point on Vancouver Island in February. Drawing conditions were not ideal for sustained periods, but the cold and logistical awkwardness contributed to a focus and intensity I really enjoy.  - LF LESLEY FINLAYSON REFLECT #1 ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 40" x 48" [...]

2022-09-12T13:25:23-07:00

Jose Jimenez | Boboli Gardens

JOSE JIMENEZ | BOBOLI GARDENS, ITALY JULY 14 - AUGUST 20, 2022 ONLINE EXHIBITION "His paintings are vibrant bursts of unconventional colours with shimmering dots of oil paint applied layer upon layer. Violet and aqua trees are set against a pale yellow sky. It's like experiencing nature through a kaleidoscope lens." JOSE JIMENEZ AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE LANDSCAPE OIL ON CANVAS 31.5" x 23.6" $2600 INQUIRE [...]

2022-09-12T13:27:02-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Jose Jimenez

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, accidentally walking into a band's practice session or visiting an artist studio for the first time. I ask our feature artist, Jose Jimenez, to tell us about the pivotal moment that inspired his desire to create and set him on his career path. [...]

2022-07-22T11:26:03-07:00

Rubeena Ratcliffe New Abstract Paintings

RUBEENA RATCLIFFE  New Abstract Paintings JUNE  4 - 25, 2022 Reception:  Thursday June 9th, 5 - 7 pm. Rubeena Ratcliffe's new abstract paintings follow a similar approach: a refined use of colour and spiritual aspects, both philosophical and pictorial. The titles are taken from children’s books and the collection is titled ‘Blub Bluuub Bluuuuuuub’. RUBEENA RATCLIFFE HERE COMES THE CAT ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 72" X 48" $7300 [...]

2022-08-21T15:56:15-07:00

Mara Korkola | small paintings

MARA KORKOLA:  SMALL PAINTINGS  MARCH 24 - APRIL 16, 2022 Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings. The featured sunset paintings are based on photographs taken from hiking trips along the west coast of British Columbia. The intimate night paintings are based on photographs taken from evening walks through tree-lined streets of Vancouver neighbourhoods. MARA KORKOLA NP 480 OIL ON ALUMINUM [...]

2022-10-01T12:53:43-07:00

RUBEENA RATCLIFFE ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a childhood chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, attending an art exhibition for the first time or an emergency trip to the hospital. I asked Rubeena Ratcliffe to tell me about the early art memories that inspired her desire to create and set her on her career path. [...]

2022-06-05T11:43:00-07:00

MARA KORKOLA

Elissa Cristall is pleased to present our Artist Spotlight interview with Toronto-based artist Mara Korkola. In conversations and email over two months in 2021, Mara spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings. The interplay between the landscape and the light is perhaps what excites Korkola most, prompting buttery brushstrokes in electric colour. [...]

2022-03-31T16:19:06-07:00

JESSICA KORDERAS

We delve into the meticulous three dimensional cast resin sculptures by Halifax artist Jessica Korderas. Film is a major inspiration for Korderas and we examine new work 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 been developing my unique methods of working with acrylic resin for over 15 years creating pieces so clear [...]

2022-02-07T19:19:59-08:00

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