Quebec based artist Alain Bédard presents his second solo exhibition of new paintings in Victoria. Inspired by his travels in the south of France this latest collection of work is a visual diary of his journey from Paris to the Côte d’Azur. Capturing the breathtaking scenery and je ne sais quoi associated with the French way of life, these paintings transport the viewer to the sunnier and carefree days of summer. Ever the diligent artist, Alain has consciously pushed his own boundaries to continue his artistic evolution. Moving away from the tightly controlled aspects of his painting he has introduced a looser more impressionistic feel. The resulting canvases are awash with colour, light and atmosphere marking this collection as the culmination of his professional career. "It's the most important exhibition I've done in 40 years of work ... I think people will love [it]... there's something for everyone." - Alain Bédard. Exhibition continues through February 28, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
The West End Gallery is pleased to present, "Why Not?" a solo exhibition of new works by Guy Roy opening on Saturday, February 23 from 10 am – 5pm.
Painting primarily on site in the Amiante and Charlevoix regions of Quebec, Guy Roy describes himself as a ‘colorist painter.’ Light yet vibrant colours, deep contrast, and grand canvases characterize his landscape paintings. The stronger the contrast, the more the light explodes. When asked why the trees that he painted were pink, Guy responded, “Why not?”
Exhibition continues through March 7, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale. Please note, Guy Roy is unable to join us for the opening of his exhibition in Edmonton.
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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, Richard Cole, Ken Faulks, Greta Guzek and Mary Ann Laing. Exhibition continues through March 28, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
The West End Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Pierre Giroux opening on Saturday, March 23rd between 1pm and 4pm. Pierre paints ghostly interiors 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. Pierre’s paintings encourage the viewer to think of times past and the room’s association with the people it has touched and the surrounding environments it has shaped.
Exhibition continues through April 4, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
April6 – May 25, 2019
“Edmonton at Night”
The West End Gallery is pleased to present “Edmonton at Night,” a solo exhibition of new works by Fraser Brinsmead opening on Saturday, April 6th between 1pm and 4pm. Though he has explored a variety of subject matter including musicians, construction workers, athletes, and natural landscapes, Fraser is always drawn to the urban landscape. The persistent allure of the imagery of the city is his most consistent muse. The buildings loom large, people are reduced to small action figures adding scale and a shared ambivalence about the power of the city that engulfs them. For this exhibition, Fraser pulls inspiration from his home town of Edmonton and many of the buildings that he had a hand in creating during his 36-year long career as an architect. Exhibition continues through April 25, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
The West End Gallery Victoria is pleased to present the group exhibition of Toronto based artists Aleksandra Savina and Sabina, and Israel based artist Irene Gendelman, opening Saturday April 20. Influences of their home country, Ukraine, are apparent in their works, where sensual language and texture take precedence. Expressed in scenes full of splendour, romance, colour, and personality, the vitality and vibrancy of their paintings are admired by collectors around the globe. Exhibition continues through May 2, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.
W. H. Webb, an exhibition of new work – April 27 – May 9
The West End Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by W.H. Webb opening on Saturday, April 27th between 1pm and 4pm. Webb is a landscape painter who describes his style as “painterly realism.” He uses acrylic paints in a manner reminiscent of the traditional school of watercolourists to create topographical landscapes that are intellectually developed with the inter-related elements of space, form, colour, line, unity, and rhythm. Webb’s work has demonstrated a lasting love affair with the vistas and mountains of Alberta. His large realistic landscapes reflect the beauty, mood and endless horizons of this land. Exhibition continues through May 9, 2019. All artwork is subject to pre-sale.