~~A selection of gallery artists work, by artists: Simon Andrew, Shi Le, Harold Town, David Alexander, Gregory Hardy, Nancy Boyd, and more…
Preview of Show: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, October 25, 2014: 2 -5 PM
Show continues through to November 5, 2014
Webb's artwork is like a window in your wall of the familiar and grandiose landscape of Alberta.
A little about the Orphanage we are supporting at the opening reception for Andre Petterson's Show (on Saturday, September 27th, 2014):
Andrew Otieno is a medic who operates a very modest clinic in the slum area of Kibera in Nairobi. In caring for many terminal HIV patients Andrew ended up with orphans sleeping on the floor of his clinic with nowhere else to go. The children were cared for in three small rooms in the slum and when we arrived with funding for food there were about 17, which has now grown to a total of 24 residents and another 7 or 8 coming for feeding. Amazingly Andrew has continued to feed all, two meals a day, with our contribution of $300 per month. Their diet consists of a thin porridge made of ground corn and soy once per day and boiled beans at the other meal. In addition we have sent hockey bags of clothing, blankets and toys twice each year. We call our project H.O.P.E. - Helping Other People Experience, and what a wonderful experience it is. The children range in age from 2 years to 18.
These fabulous new works from Alain Attar display a new direction and inspiration for Attar. Please come in to have a look.
Arriving last Friday (September 19, 2014); we received some fabulous new works from Newkirk in! Please stop in for a peek...
We have just received a fabulous new selection of works from Shi Le this past Friday (September 19th, 2014).
Andrew Lui was born in Canton, China and in 1972 immigrated to Canada (Toronto). He has had several exhibitions across Canada, The USA, Holland, Belgium, China, Italy and more. His works are in such collections as: the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada; L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium; Pallazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy; Rodman Hall Art Centre, Ste-Catherine, Montréal; Grimsby Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario ~~just to name a few.
Wallace Galleries is proud to announce the addition of David Alexander to our roster of artists.
Alexander has had numerous exhibitions (both Solo and Group) across Canada and the United States. He has been collected internationally and is in such prestigious collections as; the Institute of Art - Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany, the Glenbow Museum, and more.
Wallace Galleries is proud to announce the addition of Robert Marchessault to our roster of artists.
Robert Marchessault has a Masters of art from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in 1997 and a Bachelors of Fine Art from Concordia University in Montréal (1978). He has had several exhibitions internationally and national. His collections are widespread, such as; the Canada Council, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, and Bell Canada, and more...
His landscape paintings are composed from memory, rarely from on-site drawings or photographs. He uses memory as a filtering agent to remove nonessential visual elements when organizing a new composition. For a painting to be complete it must call to mind his sense of no divison between form and emptiness, self and other.
Wallace Galleries is proud to announce the addition of Peter Krausz to our roster of artists.
Born in Romania, Peter Krausz studied mural painting between 1964 and 1969 at the Fine Arts Institute in Bucharest.
Since 1970 when he made Montreal his home, he participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the United States and Europe. His works, including paintings, drawings, installations, and photography are part of private and public collections such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jewish Museum in New York and many others.
He received many grants from the Canada Council and the Quebec Council for Arts and Letters and he won competitions in the Integration of art in architecture program.
Okanagan Artists in their Studios Book Launch October 10, 2013 at MOCA with author and Chief Curator emerita of the Glenbow Museum, Patricia Ainslie.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary
104 - 800 Macleod Trail SE
Thursday, 10 October, 7 pm
Light refreshments, Cash bar
One of our remarkable artists, Joice M. Hall, has been recently published in the Okanagan Artists in their Studios Book by Patricia Ainslie. Wonderfully written this fantastic coffee table book is a must read. Books are available at Wallace Galleries.
Okanagan Artists in their Studios Patricia Ainslie, Chief Curator emerita of Calgary’s prestigious Glenbow Museum, has selected 13 Okanagan-based artists with outstanding national reputations, and provides fascinating insights into their lives and work. They are artists who have made a contribution to the development of the visual arts in Canada far beyond the Okanagan, through their own work, as well as teaching, mentoring younger artists and exhibiting their work. They have had solo exhibitions or been included in exhibitions in public galleries across Canada and internationally and may have dealers in major cities, such as Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
Artists surround themselves with objects and materials that are an intrinsic part of their ideas, thought processes and work. They create environments that are a reflection of themselves and are sanctuaries that inspire their work. The studio is the artist’s particular world, a place of thought and work but also a place of the spirit. They live lives of the mind, taking inner psychic journeys in their exploration of ideas. Immersed in sensory perception, artists have a heightened awareness of the world around them and develop continuity between self and nature, embracing being in the world. Their art reflects their lives’ journeys.
The Okanagan Valley area to be considered is from Enderby/Armstrong in the north to Osoyoos and the United States border to the south.
- Frontenac House Publishing
It is with great sadness that we are to announce the passing of a great Canadian artist; Edward W. (Ted) Godwin. Ted passed away quietly in the morning on January 4th, 2013 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 79 years old, born in Calgary and graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (And Art) in 1955.
Ted was a faculty member at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Saskatchewan from 1964 until his retirement in 1985. At this time he was a member of a group of artists known as The Regina Five. Ted was the last surviving member of the group. The other members included: Ronald Bloore, Kenneth Lochhead, Arthur McKay, and Doug Morton. The group became widely known as such because of an exhibition in 1961 at the National Gallery of Canada. The group was instrumental in bringing about change in the art world in the 1960s and put western Canada on the fore front of art at that time.
Ted's work has been exhibited at galleries across Canada and the U.K., and is represented in many major public art collections, including: the Ontario Museum of Art, The Glenbow Museum, the CBC, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the National Gallery of Canada.
Ted was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1974, and won the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal in 1978. He was given an Award of Honorary Doctorate from the University of Regina in 2001, and received the Order of Canada in 2004 for excellence in visual art. Just last year (2012) Ted also received the Diamond Jubilee metal.
Ted was a larger than life character with amusing stories to match. He always talked about death as a transition to that "big waiting room in the sky"…we hope you have found peace, Ted, and that you are with your buddies from the Regina Five and painting up a storm.
Rest well Ted.
Heidi & Colette