1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC - February 11 - 23, 2023
Steven Armstrong's latest collection of acrylic paintings explores Vancouver Island's rugged landscapes and windy skies. It offers an opportunity to investigate a deeper relationship with the natural environment. Understanding a place enough to convey its essence visually is never immediate. In his endeavour to translate an experience of connection through paint on canvas, we enter a conversation on an emotional and enduring level. Lone objects represent more than simply trees, rocks, earth, and sky – they suggest places that carry meaning for us as individuals, and we relate to them over time.
1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC - March 11 - 23, 2023
A collection of new abstract paintings from young Quebec-based artist Vé Boisvert represent an enlightened series overflowing with positive energy. Drawing inspiration from Feng Shui principles Vé strikes a delicate balance between warm and cool colours. By trusting her intuitive instincts, she produces canvases imbued with sensitivity, self-expression and hope.
I am really exploring in the abstract rather than the figurative because the possibilities are endless. It's like windows to the world. I want to give people love, well-being.
10337 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB - April 15 - 27, 2023
Presenting a collection of new contemporary abstract landscapes Blu’s paintings are inspired by nature and the organic shapes found within it. Blu’s process typically begins with broad washes and textures; he then adds definition by pulling out and developing three-dimensional shapes. Blu finishes
each canvas by resolving the surface with more definitive drawing and layering. The resulting abstracted landscapes are aglow with an atmospheric light that only Blu can harness.
My work is about the diversity of two different states and the transitions between the two. The real interest lies in bridging the gap between structure and space, foreground and background.
1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC - May 13 - 25, 2023
Ilinca Ghibu presents her premiere exhibition in Victoria.
Using an unique floral language that characterizes her process, Ilinca's style is expressive, spontaneous and colourful. Her brushstrokes and her palette are the tangible results of her imagination. Painting flowers is an excuse to explore materials and techniques following her emotions, experiences, and moods.
"Through my creation, my imagery becomes clearer and my emotions more palpable. My observations, my sensations, my secrets and my boundaries come to life on the surface of a canvas. It is the way I give meaning to my daily life and define my personal story."
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
Annabelle Marquis presents a much-anticipated solo exhibition in Edmonton. A Montreal based artist, her paintings are unique and commanding and sought for collections around the world. Using mixed media collage with gold leaf she is equally happy painting purely abstract or figurative work. Striking colours and strong design are at the heart of her pieces and draw each viewer further in to her world.
"Until you spread your wings, you’ll have no idea how far you can fly”
This is the sentiment that I wish to express via my paintings; each holds it within, whether it be through a symbol displayed in the collage or by the theme of the painting itself. I hope these paintings will take you as far as they’ve taken me, or maybe even further!