1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC - May 13 - 25, 2023
Join us at West End Gallery as we proudly present the captivating world of Ilinca Ghibu's latest floral painting collection. Step into our gallery and embark on an enchanting journey where gardens and flower markets spring to life on canvas, blurring the boundaries of reality and fantasy.
Born in Romania and influenced by her experiences in Canada and Paris, Ghibu's artistic exploration weaves a vibrant tapestry of cultural inspiration. With expressive brushstrokes and vivid imagination, she has crafted a unique creative voice that speaks through the language of flowers.
Ghibu's collection transports you to a dreamscape where every bloom radiates with vibrant colours and vitality. Wander through fields of untamed wildflowers, bask in the splendour of meticulously arranged bouquets at bustling market stalls, or glide atop the reflective surface of a tranquil pond. Each painting captures the essence of her imaginary world, revealing its breathtaking beauty and intricate complexity.
Ghibu's vision showcases a rich tapestry of density and opulence reminiscent of bustling flower markets and flourishing gardens. Delicate flowers adorn each composition, inviting you to explore every inch of the canvas, uncovering hidden nuances and layers of meaning. Yet, amidst this density, there is a sublime lightness and ethereal quality, enveloping the works in a dreamlike aura.
This exhibition marks a significant milestone in Ghibu's artistic journey. She has transitioned from a successful legal career and now dedicates herself entirely to her craft. Through her studies in fine arts and additional training at U.Q.A.M. University, Ghibu has expanded her artistic process, adding depth and breadth to her expressive repertoire
Join us at West End Gallery to celebrate Ilinca Ghibu's remarkable artistic evolution. Her unique floral language, characterized by expressive brushstrokes, spontaneous creativity, and a vibrant palette, invites you to witness the fusion of materials, techniques, and emotions. Each canvas is a testament to Ghibu's unwavering pursuit of self-expression, imbuing her observations, sensations, secrets, and boundaries into captivating works of art.
10337 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB - May 13 - 25, 2023
Andrew Mirth presents an exceptional collection of new sculpture. Trained in fine arts and carpentry, Andrew's pieces are a combination of his two worlds. Andrew keeps true to his mandate to create with discards using millwork out of the off-cuts from his projects along with re-purposing old furniture. His sculptures highlight the characteristics of intricate and custom cabinetry lines while finding new life and form in sculpture.
My process begins by gathering the discarded woodwork from my surroundings which meets the criteria of being decorative as well as functional. I select based on visual appeal, and relevance as examples of contemporary interior design colour, finishes, function and profiles. I want to
display these materials out of their regular context, informs that bring attention to the shape of the medium as a crucial aspect of the overall sculpture. All of the pieces have been re-surfaced to varying degrees using popular colours for home décor. Some of the paint finishes are only touched up and original to the sourced material, and some I applied on raw surfaces.
10337 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB - May 27 - June 8, 2023
We are excited to invite you to the unveiling of "Form and Colour," a solo exhibition by Annabelle Marquis. This irresistible showcase will feature her fascinating artwork, which has captivated audiences at the West End Gallery and around the globe.
Nearing two decades in the Canadian art market, Annabelle's work remains refreshing, full of self-assurance, vividness, and brightness, where structure and harmony are both inspirations and outcomes. Her artistic approach, deeply rooted in her beginnings in abstract art, Annabelle still aims to create abstract works that stand independently. Yet, often aformemerges, recreating movement regardless of pace or rhythm, animated by the warmth of hercolours. It is left up to the observer to offer their own interpretation to complete the narrative. As Oscar Wilde said, "Art is always more abstract than we fancy.Form and colour tell us of form and colour- that is all."
Her works have been exhibited in Montreal, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Europe (France, Italy, Holland, Spain, and Romania), where she has won several awards.Join us for a glimpse into Annabelle Marquis' enchanting world of "Form and Colour" at the West End Gallery in Edmonton, AB.