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

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

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

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

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 [...]

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”. [...]

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

CARRIE WALKER

Carrie Walker's art practice explores the fraught relationship between humans and non-human animals by looking at how humans write about, photograph and paint non-human animals. She uses original drawing, photography and video, as well as found and appropriated materials such as text, paintings and photographs. Humour and [...]

2022-01-31T23:49:28-08:00

GILLIAN RICHARDS

Vancouver artist 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.  [...]

2022-01-30T20:18:31-08:00

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