Preview of Show: Thursday, May 11, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 13, 2017: 2-5 PM: Artist in attendance
Show continues through to May 31, 2017
Artist Talk at 415PM with Simon Andrew on Saturday, May 13th for the Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) National Art Hop in celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday!
These paintings of the land are less about accurately reproducing it and more about putting it's elements together in a way that has some meaning that can convince. It is about using the landscape as a tool for the real aim, which is that of making a painting that make sense. Once a painting makes sense it refers back to its origins but in a way that it new. It is given a new identity. Like an actor, their face may be familiar but their lines differ when they play different characters.
Trying to find a convincing language within a painting, and often combining more than one, stretches what is possible and pushes me into new realms, in a search for new solutions. I love this sort of exploration. - Simon Andrew
Preview of Show: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 2017: 2-5 PM: Artist in attendance
Show continues through to June 21, 2017
Nationally and internationally recognized, Vancouver-based artist Leslie Poole (b. 1942, Halifax, Nova Scotia) received his MFA from Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) in 1970 and is now firmly established as one of Canada's most extensively exhibited artists.
Poole's paintings, drawings, and prints question life and art at the end/beginning of the Millennium through subjects as diverse as: male and female figures, still life, landscape, and self-portraits. Never content with doing only one thing well, his works range from realist to expressionist in style. His masterful expressionistic brushwork is directed by the assurance of years of experience in order to create works of deeply felt emotion. Expert paint handling and use of colour are his trademarks. Leslie believes that through the continuous exploration of him/herself, the artist symbolically creates the conditions of the human soul.
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We are pleased to announce Dorothy Knowles as our newest addition to our roster of artists!
One of Canada’s most respected artists, Dorothy Knowles was born in Unity, Saskatchewan in 1927 and grew up on a farm overlooking a prairie valley.
She married artist William Perehudoff in Paris in 1951, then travelled around Italy and France, exploring the great museums and cathedrals of Europe before returning to Saskatchewan in 1952.
In the 1960s, Dorothy Knowles attended workshops at the Emma Lake Art Camp led by the American art critic Clement Greenberg (1962), artist Kenneth Noland (1963), Jules Olitski (1964), Lawrence Alloway (1965), and Michael Steiner (1969). All of these workshops had varying degrees of influence on her work, changing her style from a heavy impasto favoured by Greenberg to a more fluid technique preferred by Noland. Most importantly, she discovered the joy of working directly from nature. Thus, weather permitted, she worked out of doors, at times producing finished paintings, at times sketches and photographs which she used in the studio.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22, 2-5PMHank Roest (Estate representative and Friend of Ronald Bloore) presentation, and Q&A at 11am
MADE IN CALGARY BOOK LAUNCH
After eight exhibitions held over two years featuring 219 artworks by 309 artists spanning 50 years of art making in Calgary, The Glenbow Museum is launching the one publication that celebrates it all!
"Made in Calgary: An Exploration of Art from the 1960s to the 2000s" is a gorgeous coffee-table book featuring 368 stunning images of art created in this city. The story of art making in Calgary reflects the evolution of the city itself – a once small town that has emerged into a cosmopolitan, forward-thinking centre.
We're celebrating the publication of the Made in Calgary book with a party on Wednesday, June 1 at 7pm. There will be music and refreshments, Made in Calgary artists and curators will be in attendance and the book will be availabe for purchase. Everyone is invited to this free event.
Our newest exhibition and eCatalogue are available now! Please join Lemay at the opening of his exhibition: GRID on Saturday, May 7th from 2-5PM
Exciting news! Robert Lemay has an article in the spring issue of Fashion Magazine (p.124). Where Magazine also has an article (p.26). These articles illustrates some of our works in our Exhibition with Lemay on May 7th. Lemay will be at the opening reception from 2-5pm. The show continues until May 18, 2016
"Her sculptures are almost ceremonial figures related basically to architectural forms and spaces, modern in concept yet having affinities with the past, with totemic poles, Mayan stelae, Egyptian stone sculpture, and other hieratic forms through which the artist has asserted the dignity of the human state while reminding us of the awesomeness of the workings of the macrocosm." - Colin Graham, Canada: XXXII Biennale di Venezia, 1964. Exhibition catalogue.
We are listed in the Canadian Art Galleries "Must-Sees" for March 5th with our opening show and reception on March 5th! Hope to see you here!
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5th 2-5PM
The Banks of the Elbow River: An Artist’s View
About 25 years ago, Calgary artist William Duma, weakened by a bad bout of pneumonia, found himself searching for river scenes to paint closer to home. The natural stretches of our inner-city, lower Elbow River were just the inspiration he needed to aid his recovery. Bill, the son of a coal miner, grew up in the Crowsnest Pass and his lifelong love of fishing meant that Alberta river scenes were part of his psyche.
“One of the areas that have inspired my interest for painting has been the banks of the Elbow River. This has been an on-going project for the past 25 years. The stretch of river from below the Glenmore Dam to where it empties into the Bow River is an inner-city oasis, where one can find relief from the congestion and noise of the city. Unfortunately, the flood of 2013, together with the snow storm of 2014, has done major damage to the banks as well as the trees and shrubs that line the river. This body of work has become even more poignant as much of the landscape has dramatically changed. Hopefully, with our help and nature’s self-healing capacity this peaceful area will be available for future generations to enjoy.”
Duma’s stunning paintings depict the river, its banks, the crisp snow, and dappled foliage in ways that are so familiar to anyone who walks the river pathway system. He is particularly adept at capturing the nuances of light and colour in his fall and winter scenes. Bill’s compositions are notably devoid of the human element, thus conveying that sense of calm, quiet beauty that the river offers. With the trees stripped of their foliage, his charming winter scenes express a purity of form not possible in the other seasons.
“Having a love of nature and her many moods, I would like to convey this feeling in my painting in hope that others might find the same enjoyment: but also be stimulated into looking deeper within, where intimate moments with nature cause an inner awareness and we sense the integral relationship of nature, the universe, and humanity.“
William Duma, RCA, was born in Calgary in 1936 and graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1962. His landscape paintings are widely exhibited and found in collections throughout North America and Europe. Trout Unlimited Canada honoured him as Artist of the Year. Works from his fall 2015 show: “Banks of the Elbow River” are available Wallace Galleries (500 - 5th Ave SW) and may be viewed on-line at www.wallacegalleries.com .
by Karen Paul from the S2G+ Prevention Society
We are pleased to announce the estate of David Sorensen as our newest addition to the gallery!
Sorensen was born in Vancouver in 1937. He first studied architecture with Arthur Erickson and then returned to study at the Vancouver School of Art with Jack Shadbolt and sculptor Bill Reid. Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist paintings of Rothko, deKooning, Pollock and Kline, Sorensen's made the decision to become a full-time artist.
He began his career with his first solo exhibition in Mexico City in 1964, two years after he moved there. Sorensen then relocated to Montreal where he taught, painted and exhibited frequently. Sorensen, now Professor Emeritus, taught visual art at Bishop’s University from 1981-2000.
Over Sorensen's long career he had countless exhibitions across Canada and has shown his work in Switzerland, France, Italy, Japan, China and the US. In 2005, the Musee du Bas Saint-Laurent in Riviere-du-Loup, QC curated a 45 year retrospective of Sorensen's work. In 2007 (and 2010) Sorensen exhibited large works at the Mexican Embassy Gallery ‘Espacio Mexico’ in Montreal and had paintings from his Horizon Series sent on a tour of museums and cultural centers throughout Mexico.
David Sorensen passed away in Montreal in 2011.
Recently we just received an exclusive selection of works from Kenneth Lochhead. We have a variety of fabulous little gems... please stop in for a preview!