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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT | LEAH RAINEY

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT |  LEAH RAINEY Leah Rainey works within a combined tradition of process painting and direct painting using a broad range of techniques that interconnect through coincidence and the accidental. These paintings explore the elusive ground between the physical [...]

2024-01-24T16:57:38-08:00

Artist Spotlight Update with Rubeena Ratcliffe

We published our first interview with Rubeena Ratcliffe in May 2022. I talked with Rubeena to see what’s transpired in the last 18 months and she doesn’t disappoint. Adventurous and fearless Ratcliffe and her husband packed up their family of five and decamped to a 550 square foot cabin (under construction) on [...]

2024-02-15T15:26:11-08:00

MARA KOKOLA | Mar Pacifico

MARA KORKOLA | MAR PACIFICO JULY 8, AUGUST 5, 2023 MAR PACIFICO ∼ peaceful sea In 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, in the employ of Spain, began a journey across the Atlantic Ocean to seek a western route to the Spice Islands via South [...]

2023-07-17T09:54:16-07:00

CHRIS KEATLEY

An interview with CHRIS KEATLEY, Curator Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada. We are thrilled to present an in-depth interview with Chris Keatley, Curator of the Pendulum Gallery in Vancouver. Appointed curator in 2007, Keatley talks about the evolution of the [...]

2023-06-15T14:18:58-07:00

ANDREA TUCKER | All in My Head

ANDREA TUCKER  "ALL IN MY HEAD" MAY 13 - JUNE 3, 2023 ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is pleased to present All in My Head an exhibition of oil paintings by Vancouver artist Andrea Tucker. Highly detailed, portrait-style oil paintings draw from the artist’s interest in tattoo imagery, tarot cards, and [...]

2023-08-26T15:53:03-07:00

Valerie Durant | Silence of the Sea

VALERIE DURANT | SILENCE OF THE SEA MARCH 25 - APRIL 22, 2023 ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY | artoffice is pleased to present Silence of the Sea an exhibition of photography, video and sculpture by Vancouver artist Valerie Durant. In this exhibition Durant reflects upon the climate crisis and human impact [...]

2023-08-25T18:04:56-07:00

GILLIAN RICHARDS NEW PAINTINGS

GILLIAN RICHARDS LANDSCAPE ABSTRACTIONS JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 4, 2023 Gillian Richards was the first artist we featured in our Artist Spotlight Series which began in 2020.  We catch up with Gillian in her studio to talk about new developments in her urban landscape paintings. In these new small [...]

2023-03-31T14:16:12-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Randall Steeves

Encaustic, or molten beeswax mixed with pigment, is Steeves’ medium of choice. The physicality of the encaustic medium is reinforced in the form of large renderings of fingerprints layered over the canvas surface. The prints are often Steeves’ own — he had himself ‘processed’ by the Vancouver Police [...]

2023-08-26T16:27:10-07:00

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, [...]

2023-03-31T15:35:26-07:00

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 [...]

2023-01-07T16:39:54-08:00

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 [...]

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 [...]

2023-03-31T15:39:45-07:00

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 [...]

2023-03-31T15:55:49-07:00

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 [...]

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

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