The West End Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Blu Smith opening on Saturday, October 19th from 1pm – 4pm. Blu regrets that he is unable to attend the opening reception.
Blu’s subject matter has strong ties to nature and uses organic shapes balanced with cavernous spaces that are filled with light and seem to glow with an atmospheric quality. Typically, Smith begins with broad washes and textures, pulling out and developing 3D shapes within the structures. Using drywall compound he builds up texture and afterwards attempts to resolve the surface with incisive line drawing.
"Abstraction is the vehicle. Color is the fuel. By intertwining these two, my paintings are crossing the border from a specific place to somewhere deep within my memories." –Blu Smith, 2019
Exhibition continues through October 31st, 2019. All pieces will be available at the gallery as of Wednesday, October 16 and are subject to pre-sale.
Gallery artists create a group show based on the endless inspiration provided by colour, light, and landscape. Whether Quebec or France, that allusive je ne sais quoi is magically captured on canvas by these talented painters. Participating artists include: Alain Bédard, Claudette Castonguay, Ariane Dubois, Joanne Gauthier, Jean-Gabriel Lambert, Josée Lord Raynald Leclerc, Annabelle Marquis, Guy Roy, and Robert Savignac.
Annabelle Marquis’ artistic approach is deeply tied to colour and composition and the unique way she mixes collage with paint. Each painting is fresh and spontaneous, full of ‘joie de vivre’. Using mixed media collage with gold leaf she is equally happy painting purely abstract or figurative work. Striking colours and strong design are at the heart of her pieces and draw each viewer further in to her world.
"I’m challenging my subjects, revisiting my technique, adding new bright colors, daring to drip over… All in an attempt to venture myself to new edges. Creating change rather than searching for change. Like Picasso famously said: ‘I find and then I search’ " - Annabelle Marquis 2019
Exhibition opens on Saturday, November 9th from 1pm – 4pm and continues through November 21st, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
Shi Le was born in China and is now a Toronto based artist and an art educator. Influenced deeply by the Group of Seven, Shi immerses himself in natural beauty and translates his feelings onto canvas through the use of colorful visual elements. Shi's landscape painting depicts scenes of pastoral beauty around South Ontario, full of dancing sunlight and with use of a pointillist technique that produces a uniformly textured canvas surface.
This solo exhibition of new works by Shi Le opens on Saturday, November 23rd from 1pm – 4pm. Exhibition continues through December 5th, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
This group exhibition showcases a variety of colours, techniques and inspiration to celebrate the season; landscapes, still lifes, abstracts, impressionistic, urban and figurative styles are all represented.
Join us for the opening reception Saturday November 30th from 1-4pm. Exhibition continues through December 24th, 2019. All artwork subject to pre-sale.
The West End Gallery joyously presents “Adorn with Art”, our annual holiday exhibition! Showcasing a variety of colours, techniques, and inspiration to celebrate the season, landscapes, still lifes, abstracts, impressionistic, urban, and figurative styles are all represented.
Join us for the opening reception Saturday December 7th from 1-4pm. Exhibition continues through December 21st, 2019. All artwork subject to pre-sale.