Thursday, May 28, 2015

Edited Realism by Jean Pilch

Jean Pilch, "Wonder Pass", acrylic on canvas
From Pilch's artist statement:

Pablo Picasso said, “We all know that Art is not truth…The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

My detailed representational artwork has sometimes been described as “photorealism” or “high reality”. At openings, I have frequently heard the comment. “It looks like a photograph”. Although I do take reference photos and use them while I work, a filtering process of selection and interpretation takes place from the time I compose my photo to the final completion of the artwork.

In “Edited Realism”, my objective is to show my particular version of “truth” as convincingly as possible. 

View Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in Gallery B until May 30, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery A are Gerald St. Maur's charcoal drawings in "Searching skies, Seeing through trees". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Edited Realism by Jean Pilch


Jean Pilch, "Vermillion Lakes Fall", acrylic on canvas
From Pilch's artist statement:

Pablo Picasso said, “We all know that Art is not truth…The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

My detailed representational artwork has sometimes been described as “photorealism” or “high reality”. At openings, I have frequently heard the comment. “It looks like a photograph”. Although I do take reference photos and use them while I work, a filtering process of selection and interpretation takes place from the time I compose my photo to the final completion of the artwork.

In “Edited Realism”, my objective is to show my particular version of “truth” as convincingly as possible. 

View Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in Gallery B until May 30, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery A are Gerald St. Maur's charcoal drawings in "Searching skies, Seeing through trees". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Edited Realism by Jean Pilch

Jean Pilch, "The Chipmunk Deli", acrylic on canvas
From Pilch's artist statement:

Pablo Picasso said, “We all know that Art is not truth…The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

My detailed representational artwork has sometimes been described as “photorealism” or “high reality”. At openings, I have frequently heard the comment. “It looks like a photograph”. Although I do take reference photos and use them while I work, a filtering process of selection and interpretation takes place from the time I compose my photo to the final completion of the artwork.

In “Edited Realism”, my objective is to show my particular version of “truth” as convincingly as possible. 

View Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in Gallery B until May 30, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery A are Gerald St. Maur's charcoal drawings in "Searching skies, Seeing through trees". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Edited Realism by Jean Pilch

Jean Pilch, "Morraine Lake Road"
From Pilch's artist statement:

Pablo Picasso said, “We all know that Art is not truth…The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

My detailed representational artwork has sometimes been described as “photorealism” or “high reality”. At openings, I have frequently heard the comment. “It looks like a photograph”. Although I do take reference photos and use them while I work, a filtering process of selection and interpretation takes place from the time I compose my photo to the final completion of the artwork.

In “Edited Realism”, my objective is to show my particular version of “truth” as convincingly as possible. 

View Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in Gallery B until May 30, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery A are Gerald St. Maur's charcoal drawings in "Searching skies, Seeing through trees". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Searching skies, Seeing through trees by Gerald St. Maur

Gerald St. Maur, "Against the Sky", charcoal on paper
Gerald St. Maur describes his process this way: 
Drawing in charcoal has been an emotional and intellectual journey for me.  Undertaken along the North Saskatchewan River Valley, it has been a journey at once insightful and delightful.  Given the subject matter – trees, skies and water – the experience would have to be described as spiritual, not in the religious sense but in an abiding awareness of things greater than oneself, of immensity and mystery.

View St. Maur's charcoal drawings in Gallery A until May 20, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery B are Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in "Edited Realism". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Edited Realism by Jean Pilch

Jean Pilch, "Healy Meadows", acrylic on canvas

From Pilch's artist statement:

Pablo Picasso said, “We all know that Art is not truth…The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

My detailed representational artwork has sometimes been described as “photorealism” or “high reality”. At openings, I have frequently heard the comment. “It looks like a photograph”. Although I do take reference photos and use them while I work, a filtering process of selection and interpretation takes place from the time I compose my photo to the final completion of the artwork.

In “Edited Realism”, my objective is to show my particular version of “truth” as convincingly as possible. 

View Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in Gallery B until May 30, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery A are Gerald St. Maur's charcoal drawings in "Searching skies, Seeing through trees". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Searching skies, Seeing through trees by Gerald St. Maur

Gerald St. Maur, "Sunlit Walk IX", charcoal on paper
Gerald St. Maur describes his process this way: 
Drawing in charcoal has been an emotional and intellectual journey for me.  Undertaken along the North Saskatchewan River Valley, it has been a journey at once insightful and delightful.  Given the subject matter – trees, skies and water – the experience would have to be described as spiritual, not in the religious sense but in an abiding awareness of things greater than oneself, of immensity and mystery.

View St. Maur's charcoal drawings in Gallery A until May 20, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery B are Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in "Edited Realism". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Edited Realism by Jean Pilch

Jean Pilch, "Bedraggled (Self-Portrait)", acrylic on canvas
From Pilch's artist statement:

Pablo Picasso said, “We all know that Art is not truth…The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

My detailed representational artwork has sometimes been described as “photorealism” or “high reality”. At openings, I have frequently heard the comment. “It looks like a photograph”. Although I do take reference photos and use them while I work, a filtering process of selection and interpretation takes place from the time I compose my photo to the final completion of the artwork.

In “Edited Realism”, my objective is to show my particular version of “truth” as convincingly as possible. 

View Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in Gallery B until May 30, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery A are Gerald St. Maur's charcoal drawings in "Searching skies, Seeing through trees". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Searching skies, Seeing through trees by Gerald St. Maur


Gerald St. Maur, "Three birches", charcoal on paper
Gerald St. Maur describes his process this way: 
Drawing in charcoal has been an emotional and intellectual journey for me.  Undertaken along the North Saskatchewan River Valley, it has been a journey at once insightful and delightful.  Given the subject matter – trees, skies and water – the experience would have to be described as spiritual, not in the religious sense but in an abiding awareness of things greater than oneself, of immensity and mystery.

View St. Maur's charcoal drawings in Gallery A until May 20, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery B are Jean Pilch's paintings and pastel works in "Edited Realism". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Edited Realism by Jean Pilch


Jean Pilch, "At the Foot of the Monarch", pastel pencils on paper

From Pilch's artist statement:

Pablo Picasso said, “We all know that Art is not truth…The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

My detailed representational artwork has sometimes been described as “photorealism” or “high reality”. At openings, I have frequently heard the comment. “It looks like a photograph”. Although I do take reference photos and use them while I work, a filtering process of selection and interpretation takes place from the time I compose my photo to the final completion of the artwork.

In “Edited Realism”, my objective is to show my particular version of “truth” as convincingly as possible. 

View Jean Pilch's paintings pastel works in Gallery B until May 30, 2015. Showing simultaneously in Gallery A are Gerald St. Maur's charcoal drawings in "Searching skies, Seeing through trees". Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10 am-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The Gallery will be closed on May 16.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Now On in the Gallery! Gerald St. Maur and Jean Pilch




Join us tonight, Thursday April 2, 2015 from 7 - 9:30 pm for the opening reception of two new exhibitions! In Gallery A, Gerald St. Maur shows his large and dramatic charcoal drawings of the treed landscapes of Alberta in "Searching skies, Seeing through trees". In Gallery B, you'll find in "Edited Realism" the amazingly realistic painted and pastel landscapes from Jean Pilch. View both shows from April 2 to May 30, 2015 in the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Hours and location listed below. Please note: the gallery will be closed on April 3, 4 and May 16.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "To Tirzah", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Monday, March 23, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland from Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, "Cliffs at Pingvellir, Iceland", acrylic with medium on watercolour paper
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "The Schoolboy", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland from Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, "Lava, Iceland", acrylic on watercolour paper
 
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "A Poison Tree", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland from Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, "Kerid Crater, Iceland", acrylic on watercolour paper
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "The Sick Rose", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland by Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, "Rock with Orange, Iceland", photograph on Fuji paper
 
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "The Clod and the Pebble", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland by Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, "Orange Seaweed, Iceland", photograph on Fuji paper
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "Earth's Answer", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland by Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, "Fissue, Iceland", photograph on Fuji paper
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "Nurse's Song (from the Songs of Innocence)", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Friday, February 27, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland by Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, detail from "Late Spring", mixed media on canvas
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "Night (from the Songs of Innocence)", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Monday, February 23, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland by Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, detail from "Early Spring", mixed media on canvas
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "The Divine Image", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland by Deborah Catton


Deborah Catton, "Three Points in a Lava Field", photograph on Fuji paper
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "The Little Black Boy", oil on birch
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

TENGINGAR: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland from Deborah Catton

Deborah Catton, "Crack in the Earth at Pingvellir, Iceland", acrylic on watercolour paper
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.

"TENGINGAR" is up in Gallery B of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery A is "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas' collection of paintings based on the poetic works of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "The Shepherd", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "Introduction to Songs of Innocence", oil on birch
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf

Father Douglas, "Nurse's Song (from the Songs of Experience)", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Songs of the Soul from Father Douglas, osf



Father Douglas, osf, "The Human Abstract", oil on lexan
"Songs of the Soul" is a series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. In this exhibition, Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work.... expressing how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.

"Songs of the Soul" is up in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Showing in Gallery B is "Tengingar", Deborah Catton's collection of photographs and paintings which explore the Icelandic landscape. Both shows are up until March 28, 2015. Gallery hours and location are listed below.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Father Douglas and Deborah Catton Opens February 5th!



Join us for the opening of two fantastic exhibitions! 

In "Songs of the Soul", Father Douglas, osf, presents new paintings that explore the words of William Blake's poetical works, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. In addition to the artwork, Father Douglas has produced a beautiful book that documents some of the work on the walls, as well as many others. 

Calgary artist Deborah Catton, brings her perspective on a recent travel experience to Iceland in the show, "Tengingar: Connections and Contrasts in Iceland". Expressed in photography and in paintings, Catton demonstrates a curiousity about this unique landscape and her experiences within it. 

Both shows open to the public on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm and run in the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until March 28. The Gallery is open from Wed - Fri, 10-4 pm and Sat, 12-4 pm.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Violet Owen: Modern Woman

"Peter", 2004, clay and mixed media
While absorbed with the female figure, portraiture is not Owen’s prime concern. Rather, her concerns are primarily formal. Inspired by a variety of modernist art movements such as post-impressionism and German expressionism, Owen uses the model as a point of departure to explore the figure, creating a mood in her works through the placement, pose, and strongly accentuated forms of the model and using striking colours and manipulating paint for maximum visual impact. As stated by Owen in an interview with Alberta Culture in 1972:

I’m not a socially conscious painter or environmentally conscious painter. (My work) entirely revolves around my own personal relations with other people.

Co-curated by Chris W. Carson and Shane Golby, Violet Owen: Modern Woman shows at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until January 31, 2015. The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open on Wed-Fri from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sat from 12 - 4 pm. The Gallery will be closed from December 21, 2014 through January 6, 2015.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Violet Owen: Modern Woman

"Nude on a Couch", 2013, clay and mixed media
While absorbed with the female figure, portraiture is not Owen’s prime concern. Rather, her concerns are primarily formal. Inspired by a variety of modernist art movements such as post-impressionism and German expressionism, Owen uses the model as a point of departure to explore the figure, creating a mood in her works through the placement, pose, and strongly accentuated forms of the model and using striking colours and manipulating paint for maximum visual impact. As stated by Owen in an interview with Alberta Culture in 1972:

I’m not a socially conscious painter or environmentally conscious painter. (My work) entirely revolves around my own personal relations with other people.

Co-curated by Chris W. Carson and Shane Golby, Violet Owen: Modern Woman shows at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until January 31, 2015. The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open on Wed-Fri from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sat from 12 - 4 pm. The Gallery will be closed from December 21, 2014 through January 6, 2015.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Violet Owen: Modern Woman

"Woman with Green Hair", 2013, oil on canvas
While absorbed with the female figure, portraiture is not Owen’s prime concern. Rather, her concerns are primarily formal. Inspired by a variety of modernist art movements such as post-impressionism and German expressionism, Owen uses the model as a point of departure to explore the figure, creating a mood in her works through the placement, pose, and strongly accentuated forms of the model and using striking colours and manipulating paint for maximum visual impact. As stated by Owen in an interview with Alberta Culture in 1972:

I’m not a socially conscious painter or environmentally conscious painter. (My work) entirely revolves around my own personal relations with other people.

Co-curated by Chris W. Carson and Shane Golby, Violet Owen: Modern Woman shows at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until January 31, 2015. The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open on Wed-Fri from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sat from 12 - 4 pm. The Gallery will be closed from December 21, 2014 through January 6, 2015.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Violet Owen: Modern Woman

"Portrait of Eileen on a Blue Background", 1953, oil on canvas
While absorbed with the female figure, portraiture is not Owen’s prime concern. Rather, her concerns are primarily formal. Inspired by a variety of modernist art movements such as post-impressionism and German expressionism, Owen uses the model as a point of departure to explore the figure, creating a mood in her works through the placement, pose, and strongly accentuated forms of the model and using striking colours and manipulating paint for maximum visual impact. As stated by Owen in an interview with Alberta Culture in 1972:

I’m not a socially conscious painter or environmentally conscious painter. (My work) entirely revolves around my own personal relations with other people.

Co-curated by Chris W. Carson and Shane Golby, Violet Owen: Modern Woman shows at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until January 31, 2015. The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open on Wed-Fri from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sat from 12 - 4 pm. The Gallery will be closed from December 21, 2014 through January 6, 2015.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Violet Owen: Modern Woman

"Woman with Pillows", 2013, oil on canvas
While absorbed with the female figure, portraiture is not Owen’s prime concern. Rather, her concerns are primarily formal. Inspired by a variety of modernist art movements such as post-impressionism and German expressionism, Owen uses the model as a point of departure to explore the figure, creating a mood in her works through the placement, pose, and strongly accentuated forms of the model and using striking colours and manipulating paint for maximum visual impact. As stated by Owen in an interview with Alberta Culture in 1972:

I’m not a socially conscious painter or environmentally conscious painter. (My work) entirely revolves around my own personal relations with other people.

Co-curated by Chris W. Carson and Shane Golby, Violet Owen: Modern Woman shows at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until January 31, 2015. The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open on Wed-Fri from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sat from 12 - 4 pm. The Gallery will be closed from December 21, 2014 through January 6, 2015.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Violet Owen: Modern Woman

"Female Bust", 2009, clay and mixed media
While absorbed with the female figure, portraiture is not Owen’s prime concern. Rather, her concerns are primarily formal. Inspired by a variety of modernist art movements such as post-impressionism and German expressionism, Owen uses the model as a point of departure to explore the figure, creating a mood in her works through the placement, pose, and strongly accentuated forms of the model and using striking colours and manipulating paint for maximum visual impact. As stated by Owen in an interview with Alberta Culture in 1972:

I’m not a socially conscious painter or environmentally conscious painter. (My work) entirely revolves around my own personal relations with other people.

Co-curated by Chris W. Carson and Shane Golby, Violet Owen: Modern Woman shows at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until January 31, 2015. The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open on Wed-Fri from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sat from 12 - 4 pm. The Gallery will be closed from December 21, 2014 through January 6, 2015.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Violet Owen: Modern Woman

"Eileen", 2013, wet charcoal on canvas
While absorbed with the female figure, portraiture is not Owen’s prime concern. Rather, her concerns are primarily formal. Inspired by a variety of modernist art movements such as post-impressionism and German expressionism, Owen uses the model as a point of departure to explore the figure, creating a mood in her works through the placement, pose, and strongly accentuated forms of the model and using striking colours and manipulating paint for maximum visual impact. As stated by Owen in an interview with Alberta Culture in 1972:

I’m not a socially conscious painter or environmentally conscious painter. (My work) entirely revolves around my own personal relations with other people.

Co-curated by Chris W. Carson and Shane Golby, Violet Owen: Modern Woman shows at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until January 31, 2015. The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open on Wed-Fri from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sat from 12 - 4 pm. The Gallery will be closed from December 21, 2014 through January 6, 2015.