In anticipation of Mother's Day and Spring's arrival, we have a selection of works from various artists to celebrate this. Artists included: Robert Lemay, Jennifer Hornyak, Leslie Poole, Brent Laycock, Simon Andrew, and more
Preview of Show: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, May 9, 2015: 2 -5 PM
Show continues through to May 20, 2015
WABI SABI/DARK MATTERS
According to chaos theory, general trends in the universe can be predicted by observation. However specific events cannot be predicted because they rely on an infinite number of unknown variables along the way. How very much like painting.
The dilemma: how to get from here (the chaos and excitement of the un-manifested vision) to there (the specific finished painting).
How to create a painting from a ‘chaos theory’ kind of process: a process that sometimes seems to thwart its own directions, that refuses to be predictable, that requires foresight to exploit unexpected accidents, that requires an occasional outrageous gesture to keep a piece vital……….but that also requires the courage to sacrifice small gems to the unity of the whole. Yet somehow, against the odds, a painting must feel inevitable and somehow finished in its final form.
THESE NEW WORKS
The ‘chaos’ struggles described above are certainly inherent in these new paintings. They are inspired by the spirit of the Wabi Sabi aesthetic/philosophy, an off-shoot of Buddhist thought. Wabi Sabi maintains three basic tenets: nothing is finished, nothing lasts, nothing is perfect.
"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
Some fabulous new works by Steve Mennie. A new exploration of Mennie into agrocultural geometry...come discover these lovely new works.
We will be CLOSED on November 11, 2014 in observation of Remembrace Day.
We will be OPEN on Monday, November 10, 2014 and back to regular hours on Wednesday, November 12, 1014
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