Group show, including works by: Robert Marchessault, Sylvain Louis-Seize, Brent Laycock, David More, Erin McSavaney, Walter Bachinski, David Newkirk, Diana Zasadny, and more.
The 50s and 60s were a growing time throughout Canada in the arts. Many great and inspirational artists emerged at this time. Amongst this was… more
The Glenbow is currently exhibiting works by various artists, including Ted Godwin at their "Hooked:Fish, Water and Angling in Art" Exhibition. The show is on… more
The 50s and 60s were a growing time throughout Canada in the arts. Many great and inspirational artists emerged at this time. Amongst this was the Regina Five. A group of young artists/professors from the University of Regina. They brought about big change in Western Canada at the time. Members of the group were; Ronald Bloore, Kenneth Lochhead, Ted Godwin, Douglas Morton and Arthur McKay. They were dubed the "Regina Five" after an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada and the name stuck. We carry several works by Bloore, Godwin, and Lochhead and we are very excited to share that the current exhibition at the Nickle Gallery, "Abstraction in Canada, the 1950s and 60s" (curated by Christine Sowiak) will have works on display by these artists. Please take the opportunity to see this exhibition - a surely great exhibition!
"Abstraction in Canada, the 1950s and 60s will draw from the Nickle's considerable holdings of abstract painting from across Canada – in order to provide a context for the work of architect Ron Thom also on exhibition. From Thom's mentors BC Binning and Jack Shadbolt, to members of the Painters Eleven, the Regina Five and the Neo Plasticiens, mavericks from Alberta and conceptually based works from the West Coast, the Nickle holds a stunning history of the pockets of abstraction that developed and cross fertilized across Canada during this period. The exhibition will provide both an overview of the history of abstract painting, and an aesthetic exploration of some of the finest works in our collection including Marion Nicoll, Maxwell Bates, Harry Kiyooka, Roy Kiyooka, Ronald Bloore, Ted Godwin, Ken Lochhead, Marcel Barbeau, Claude Tousignant, Guido Molinari, Jack Bush, and others."*
The Glenbow is currently exhibiting works by various artists, including Ted Godwin at their "Hooked:Fish, Water and Angling in Art" Exhibition. The show is on from May 30 - October 4th, 2015.
Godwin not only was a lover of our great land & her rivers (and thus inspired by it) but was an avid fly fisherman. He frequently melded his two loves; painting and fishing into one. Inspired by the awe and power of this fluvial world, Godwin was always amazed at the ever changing quality and abstration in water, and the life that emerged from/and as a result of it. Various series of works originated from these vary waters in Alberta in Godwin's work as a result. In the 80s, for example, Godwin bacame know for his Lower Bow series of works. He has captivated Canadian water ways for years. His inclusion into this exhibition at the Glenbow is a testiment to the impact our water ways have to artists and tourist alike.
"The Oldman, Crowsnest, Castle, Highwood, Sheep, Kananaskis, Elbow and the Bow: boasting some of the best fishing in the world, the streams and rivers of southern Alberta and British Columbia have long attracted visitors from all over the globe.
The breathtaking scenery and meditative act of fishing has inspired many artists and photographers; Hooked takes a unique look at the art and culture of fishing.
Featuring paintings, prints, photography, sculpture in clay, glass and bronze, Hooked marries all of this creative activity with other fishing-related objects and books from Glenbow’s collection and that of avid fisher and co-curator, Douglas MacLean. Featuring work by artist/fishers like Tom Thomson, Ted Godwin, Jack Cowin, and Walter May among many others, Hooked opens a window into the passionate world of art dedicated to fish, water and angling." written & Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette and Doug McLean
A selection of lovely new sumptious works from Simon Andrew just arrived!
We are pleased to announce Laurie Steen as our newest addition to our roster of artists!
Raised in Millarville, Alberta. Laurie grew up with a deep understanding of and respect for nature; specifically the relationships we as human beings have with it. A purist in many ways, Laurie Steen’s drawings area as emotional as they are intellectual. “My relationship with the English landscape is very sensory, leading me to approach nature drawings as I would a portrait, where time and space enter the work in the form of layers. The trees here seem to emit a silence and light, and have an unmeasurable desire to be.”
After studying fine arts at the University of Calgary, Steen graduated with an Honors BID and thesis prize from the University of Manitoba, in the Faculty of Architecture in 1993, where she also taught sketch camps and drawing classes. A complement to the fact that she has been drawing throughout her life and that drawing remains the genesis of her work today.
Steen is currently residing in the United Kingdom and was recently awarded the RWA (Royal West of England Academy); a prestigious recognition of 5 Royal Academy's in England.
"The Picasso of Canda"
"Harold Barling Town (1924- 1990) began drawing as a three-year-old and never stopped. A prodigious worker, his oeuvre totals some 9,000 works - paintings, collages, monoprints, lithographs, silk screens and linocuts, as well as assemblages, sculptures and murals. A founding member of the Painters Eleven, the group that propelled Abstract Expressionism to the forefront in Canda in 1953, Town gained international recognition for his technically inventive Single Autographic Prints...." ~Iris Nowell
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 will be recieving this coming Wednesday, November 12, 2014 some lovely new works from Shi Le. Stop in for a preview!
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.
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