Welcome to the West End Gallery
It is with gratitude, satisfaction and excitement that the West End Gallery is celebrating their 40th Anniversary in a new location in the Gallery District of Edmonton. For 40 Years our gallery has grown and expanded – maintaining and acquiring an impressive stable of renowned, contemporary Canadian artists. To commemorate our milestone and new location, each of our artists has produced a major piece for the 40th Anniversary Collection. This major exhibition opens on Saturday, April 18, between 10 and 5 pm and Sunday April 19 between noon and 4 pm and will continue until May 7. For more information call 780-488-4892.
The much-anticipated second solo exhibition of new paintings by Annabelle Marquis has arrived! A talented painter from Montreal, Annabelle first studied as a graphic designer before pursuing a painting career in 2006. Encouraged by her successful first solo exhibition Annabelle’s style blossomed alongside her artistic freedom as she created a dramatic and distinct style for herself. “First and foremost, touch appeals to Annabelle Marquis. Certainly, she aims to captivate the gaze of the beholder as well as her own, but she also strives to connect with the mind. She creates visual ambushes, pictorial scavenger hunts where rules are dictated by the tenuous thread that links conscious to unconscious”; says Robert Bernier. Annabelle is open to the artistic process and what may come noting that “I do not start off with a preconceived idea; the paper guides me.” As she spreads torn paper for her collage across the canvas Annabelle “enjoys the sensation of dried glue and pigment on my hands”. Creating this dynamic interaction of form, colour and texture the ensuing creations are spontaneous and magnetic. Join us for the opening reception Saturday April 25 with artist in attendance from 1-4pm.