About the Gallery
We proudly represent a variety of painters, sculptors, and printmakers whose work presents exceptional quality and value. Many of our artists are well-known, some are mid-career and others are notable up-and-comers. This interesting mix of talents ensures an exciting and wide-ranging selection of art in terms of both style and price.
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Milne - Woven Exhibition 2022: November 19 - December 7, 2022Reception: Saturday, November 19 from 2-5PM: artist in attendanceMore...
Drawing on her love of textiles, Milne chose to call the exhibition Woven likening it to a length of woolen tweed, a seemingly simple warp and weft construction which, upon closer scrutiny, proves to be an increasingly complex and seductive read. Such is the case here. In these paintings, what might appear as a singular colour from a distance, reveals itself to be overlapping colours, tones, lines and shapes. The juxtaposition of the unexpected. A surface may be transparent in some areas yet richly built up in others. In Milne’s work the close up and distant views are presented simultaneously, resulting in landscapes that are both intimate in the form of a garden and majestic such as the glacier at Lake Louise.
Several paintings are centred on the exuberance of blossoms, their ephemeral beauty, and their eventual demise. Each flower is a vehicle of change, of what we experience and observe in our own lives. Certain passages are descriptive while others are abstract. Lustre is surrounded by tension and interference. Through the microcosm of a single bloom or an isolated tree, one sees into a larger unsettling world. Beauty is explored in the tradition of Vanitas painting, there is an awareness of the fleetingness of existence.
“Through editing and amplification of details, I am looking at the experience of wonder. I have long been aware of our fragile relationship to the land, pondering ideas of stewardship and vulnerability. In these works, we are ever reminded of temporality - of presence and absence - nature as we encounter it and as we remember it.” - Milne
September 15 – 28, 2022 // Opening reception: Saturday, September 17: 2-5 pmMore...
October 1-26, 2022 // Opening reception: October 1; 2-5pm
Head & Mayhew
October 29 – November 16, 2022 // Opening reception: October 29; 2-5pm
Laycock & Zasadny: Double Vision
November 19 – December 7, 2022 // Opening reception: November 19; 2-5pm
Barbara Milne: Woven
December 10 - 24, 2022 // Opening reception: December 10; 2-5pm
Christmas Miniature Group Show 2022
Robert Lemay joined us via Zoom for his exhibition: “Say It With Flowers” on May 8th, 2021 to share some insight into his work, inspirations, and process.More...
“Coming home from Rome, I wanted to apply all of those inspiring things that I’d absorbed and thought about while away. I began to delve into the photos I’d taken in Rome along with some that I’d taken the previous year of peonies. I began to delve deeper into the structure and colours of flowers and work at building intense compositions that are both dramatic and freeing, bold and inviting. I want the viewer to feel immersed.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I just painted. I didn’t imagine that anyone would be wanting paintings for some time. This was perhaps just the freedom I needed to paint exactly what I wanted to paint. I painted expansive bouquets of flowers because they consoled, gave hope, and they were a sensory experience that I craved when we couldn’t do much else or go anywhere. They filled our home with hope and beauty in a time of uncertainty and worry. They were a balm and they uplifted when it was easy to despair.” - Robert Lemay
Embracing and celebrating the colour of Valentine’s Day: RED works by various of our gallery artists, including: Simon Andrew, Walter Bachinski, Ted ...
Opening Reception: March 18: 2-5PM For the first time ever in Calgary, we will be hosting the exclusive exhibition of select works by Jean McEwen. Cele...
Opening Reception: March 18: 2-5PM In conjunction with the McEwen exhibition, we will have works on paper by Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, and Harold ...
News & Announcements
February 11-March 1, 2023 : Red: The Colour of Love - a group Exhibition.
With works by various gallery artists, including; David Alexander, Simon Andrew, David Newkirk, Steve Mennie, Harold Town, Diana Zasadny, and more.
March 18 – April 12, 2023: Jean McEwen
A special and exclusive exhibition of select works from the renowned Quebec artist, illustrating his innovation and contribution to art.
March 18 – April 12, 2023: Snap Shots: Pages from the Past
In conjunction with the McEwen exhibition, we will have works on paper by Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, and Harold Town. Snap back in time with some historic modern works of artists from the Regina Five and Painters Eleven. These artists along with McEwen were the avant garde of the 50s and 60s, making huge moves in Canadian art.
April 15 – May 10, 2023: Easter Group Show 2023
This group exhibition is focusing on the anticipation of all things that our beautiful countryside has to offers, both in outdoors and that which inspires the creative mind. Works included by; Robin Smith-Peck, David Alexander, Simon Andrew, Bob Kebic, Dorothy Knowles, Brent Laycock, and more.
May 13 – 31, 2023: Lemay & Oomen
Celebrating mom with flowers! These two artists come together each with their own approach and perspective on flowers.
November 19 - December 7, 2022 For exhibition e-Catalog; CLICK HERE
Opening reception: November 19; 2-5pm; Artist in attendance
Drawing on her love of textiles, Milne chose to call the exhibition Woven likening it to a length of woolen tweed, a seemingly simple warp and weft construction which, upon closer scrutiny, proves to be an increasingly complex and seductive read.
Galleries West Magazine has featured on their website today an article on Phil Darrah: “Abstract painting offering a window into Contemplation” by Richard White. The article focuses on the works currently in our two-person exhibition, Works within a Continuum”. Robin Smith-Peck is the other half of this two-person show. The exhibition is on now and until April 20, 2022. It is a frabulous article giving an insight into what Darrah’s works offer.
you can visit the Galleries West article HERE
April 2- 20, 2022
Opening Reception: April 2: 2-5PM
Darrah & Smith-Peck come together in this two-person exhibition to celebrate the on-going growth and development of art. This exhibition is just a snap-shot of the growth of these two artists in their long-standing career and growth in their art. Always ever-changing, evolving, and experimentation is the core to each artist’s growth, as is illustrated in these works by both Darrah & Smith-Peck.