Welcome to the West End Gallery
A group exhibition as unique as the artists who paint them! Whether it’s classic depictions of the rugged West Coast or a more whimsical take on West Coast life these paintings truly capture the essence of the landscape. Participating artists include: Steven Armstrong, Naomi Cairns, Richard Cole, Ken Faulks, Greta Guzek, Dana Irving, Mary Ann Laing and Blu Smith. Exhibition continues through March 28, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
The West End Gallery is pleased to present “Lights Embrace,” a solo exhibition of new works by Pierre Giroux opening on Saturday, March 23rd between 1pm and 4pm. Pierre paints ghostly interiors and exteriors filled with gesture and light. He draws inspiration from houses in his local area of Southern Ontario as well as the grander rooms in Europe, particularly France. From a dilapidated farmhouse in Ontario to an Italian villa in Tuscany, his abandoned spaces evoke memories and nostalgia.
“The paintings play upon the fine line between reality and slight surrealism, always drawing upon the viewer to move within the rooms. Streams of light poke through windows and doors into dim interiors, calling you to venture out. Entryways flanked by trees and English gardens, invite you to walk back in. My hope is to evoke the memories of the many spaces we’ve visited, lived in and the role they’ve played upon our senses.” -Pierre Giroux, 2019.
Exhibition continues through April 4, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.