Steve R. Coffey has always thought of the prairies as a place loaded with visual intricacies. Throughout his travels, he has found that there is simply no light like that of the Canadian prairies. Further describing his relationship with the light of the Canadian prairies, Steve states:
“I feel that a human being is both dwarfed and defined within this light. I use human elements as both a romantic and metaphorical signal. Not for a sense of aloneness, but rather as an individual existing under the vast sky. My paintings are mental snapshots. I’ll see something that strikes me, file it away in my head and draw on it as I return to my studio. These files I call ‘Memory Polaroids.'” - Steve R. Coffey
Steve R. Coffey has been an essential part of the Canadian art and music scene for many years. He has curated travelling art shows, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college, and conducted many workshops and art residencies.
1203 BROAD STREET, VICTORIA, BCJUNE 4, 2022UNTIL JUNE 16, 2022
Paul Jorgensen attended the Vancouver School of Art, now Emily Carr School of Art and Design. His education was heavily influenced by the "hard edge" paintings (flat coloured panels in structured grids) in vogue. Still, the Group of Seven, The Impressionists and magazine illustrators provided him with inspiration, as they still do. These artists, in most cases, hint at a story in a specific landscape that intrigues him. He tries to incorporate an open gate, a glimpse of a car, or a path as it hints at a person in the scene that the viewer just missed. Paul Jorgensen’s latest collection of playful landscapes features the bright colours, intricate patterns and joyful vignettes he is known for. His unique approach to painting is enhanced by skewed perspectives and prolific use of intertwined shapes and forms revealed as lush gardens, secret paths and distant locations. Paul's narrative style further encourages the viewer to immerse themselves in his paintings and travel from the comfort of home.
10337 124 STREET NW, EDMONTON, ABMAY 28, 2022UNTIL JUNE 9, 2022
We are ecstatic to announce a pop-up exhibition with internationally recognized oil painter Raynald Leclerc. Visit our gallery in Edmonton, AB or online to view this unique collection of paintings. Raynald Leclerc's artwork has been for sale at the West End Gallery since 2009.