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  • Wallace Galleries - Luc Bernard
    view of dusk dark trees along a river s back water for instance or an estuary reaching to a line of barrier islands and the distant sea beyond writhe beneath a quilted blanket of wax In my encaustics the physical act of painting may be finished but the recorded movement of arm and brush hovers as if still ongoing Skies well up and pool like the great arcs of liquid that they are water surfaces scud beneath unseen breezes and veils of texture pour down with a liveliness that pigment alone with its opaque nature cannot duplicate With my painting I try to say something about the ephemeral capturing a moment of observation What fascinates me most about nature is that it is never static and that any single instant well described can embody so many human emotions And that every observed moment is trembling on the cusp of becoming something else EDUCATION Royal Military College of Kingston Commerce Degree Ontario College of Art and Design Sculpting and Encaustic SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014 Hinge Parallel Los Angeles 2013 Keystone Studios Los Angeles 2009 ESCC Parker Studios Vancouver 2007 Engine Gallery Toronto ON 2005 Engine Gallery Toronto ON SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 Heather James Fine Art Jacskon Hole Heather James Fine Art Palm Desert 2013 Wallace Gallery Calgary 2012 Melissa Morgan Fine Art Palm Desert 2011 Palm Springs Art Museum Wallace Galleries Calgary Agnes Bugera Gallery Edmonton 2009 Summer Love Elliot Louis Gallery Vancouver BC 2008 Atelier Gallery Vancouver BC 2008 Wallace Galleries Calgary AB 2008 View Art Gallery Victoria BC 2007 Atelier Gallery Vancouver BC 2007 Agnes Bugera Gallery Edmonton AB 2007 Wallace Galleries Calgary AB 2006 Engine Gallery Toronto ON 2004 Engine Gallery Toronto ON COLLECTIONS The Comweb Group Toronto Entertainment Partners Vancouver Montreal Ottawa Toronto Vancouver Copenhagen Paris

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  • Wallace Galleries - Jane Brookes
    wide skies stretching over distant hills moments after a storm has broken and sun filters through broken clouds There is a force found in the light that I want the viewer to experience The effect colour has on the onlooker is central to my painting I want to trigger their emotions and connect them to the sky and the land There is a strong sensitivity to the horizon in my work perhaps because I have spent my life living on Vancouver s hillsides looking out at the line that divides Howe Sound from the strips of land and sky above it Regardless of where my glance is cast my eyes seek the horizon yet my imagination my dreams seek what may be found beyond it I am an artist that craves simplicity beauty and above all the ability of visual expression to move me Beauty arouses joy while the sublime arouses awe and admiration My landscapes tend to speak for the evocative nature that was captured by the 19th century European Romantic painters the artist s of the Hudson River School and the simplified colour field compositions of Mark Rothko I use rich colours to extract seductive moods and the ceaseless motion of time They seize the shifting obscurities of a passing moment a day or a season when light conditions are changing the haziness of a summer day the half light of warm dusk or the instant before rain falls Each image captures the infinite captures the all important element of mood itself light My Landscapes are more that a literal depiction of Nature they are therapeutic outpourings of memories and emotions They are narratives about who I am and my constant journey of self discovery Jane Brookes Artist s Statement My most recent paintings have been inspired by specific locations around me places I see every day but had forgotten to stop and appreciate or simply taken for granted The pictures are essentially self portraits documentations of what and how I think and see They allow me to define myself in relation to the world around me Looking back a few years I have noticed a gradual change in my work from minimalist almost abstract landscapes to images with greater elements of reality in them By using digital photography more often than memory I can more accurately depict a specific place Creative elements however remain unchanged As the painting progresses alterations are made man made objects are edited colours evolve my mood is adopted and the painting becomes more fictive Although my paintings are inspired by real places they serve as metaphors for the phenomenon of recollection stimulating the process of memory itself They are signifiers constructions of key essentials of a landscape remembered imagined and organized to form a metaphoric short story in a sense a diary Through the visual language of painting I attempt to express an outpouring of my memories emotions and desires The paintings become narratives about who I am and my constant journey

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  • Wallace Galleries - Jennifer Dickson
    in to the printmaking program in the early 1960 s She attained the title of Senior Lecturer and in 1963 was awarded the Prix des Jeunes Artistes pour Gravure at the Biennale de Paris In 1968 Jennifer Dickson left England for Jamaica with her husband Ronald Sweetman and their two year old son William David Sweetman She spent a year as Visiting Fellow in Fine and Applied Arts at the University of the West Indies The late Dennis Scott a distinguished poet and playwright became a close friend and formative influence The riots in Kingston and on the U W I campus provided the impetus for a move to Montreal in Canada in February 1969 In Montreal Dickson was warmly received by the Francophone printmaking community many of whom she had known at Atelier 17 in Paris On the introduction of Robert Savoie she commenced printmaking and subsequently teaching at the Saidye Bronfman Centre The friendship and patronage of the Montreal Jewish community encouraged her to play an active role as artist educator and mentor and sensitized her to the history and current concerns of the Jewish people in a broader context In the 1970 s and 1980 s Jennifer Dickson consolidated her position as an artist and photographer Through the support of Dr Lorraine Monk Head of the Still Photography Division of the National Film Board of Canada Dickson s major photographic projects were purchased and circulated across Canada and in Europe THE SECRET GARDEN 1975 and THE EARTHLY PARADISE 1980 When the Liberal government decided in 1984 to dismantle the N F B Still Photography Division Dickson s role as an arts activist commenced After six moths of vehement protests from coast to coast the government was forced to reverse their decision and with the support of Marcel Masse and the newly elected Conservative government the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography came in to being It was the CMCP who curated and circulated in Italy and across Canada Dickson s most recent project THE LAST SILENCE PAVANE FOR A DYING WORLD In this exhibition Dickson addresses the desecration of our western European cultural heritage by vandalism greed and war Though living in Canada Dickson maintains close professional contacts with Europe In 1976 she was elected a Royal Academician R A the only Canadian to have been honored in the past two hundred years by the Royal Academy of Arts in England Much of Dickson s research has concentrated on the application of photography to process of etching gravure The chemicals used have proved to be highly toxic and after suffering severe respiratory damage Dickson became involved in the health and safety aspects of all media in the arts In conjunction with Canadian Artists Representation CARFAC she initiated seminars to alert students and artists to the grave dangers of exposure to certain chemicals and art materials Also through CARFAC she participated in various seminars surveys and reports whose topics ranged from the exclusion of the work of native Canadians from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada in the 1970 s to teaching young artists survival skills in the marketplace More recently she has been working with CARFAC on a campaign to reverse the short sighted decision of Roch Carrier and Donna Scott to eliminate twenty five years of Canadian cultural history by closing the Canada Council Art Bank Despite substantial amounts of time spent as an arts activist and mentor to younger artists Dickson s primary focus is on her own work as an artist She attempts in her work to reconnect the onlooker to the sacred aspects of the earth In a world which seems intent on disembowelling itself Dickson believes in the power of beauty and in the transforming shamanic role of art On July 1 1995 Jennifer Dickson was named to the Order of Canada C M Her citation mentioned She is a painter photographer master printmaker and garden historian whose works are treasured by collectors around the world Photography as a Basis for Jennifer Dickson s Work Trained as a painter and printmaker in the English academic tradition Jennifer Dickson first picked up a camera to capture her images in 1975 The lack of a formal background in photography has proved a strength in that being unaware of the rules she has broken them with impunity At five years old in a Catholic convent she was introduced to the 18th century approach to watercolour She takes great delight in this medium both for itself and to introduce colour to the photo etchings on which her European reputation is based As a young painter she had the luxury of painting her watercolours and oils on the spot Few artists now enjoy such privilege Therefore the camera enables the hunter voyeur to bring back to the studio images which can evolve in a more contemplative way For Jennifer Dickson the photograph is a point of entry and not an end in itself In her mixed media paintings the photo blow up establishes the compositional structure The gestural handling of light shade mood and weather evolves from the freedom of the act of painting in acrylics A process of burial and retrieval and a strong sense of ritual leads to the final resolution of the image Jennifer Dickson s etchings are not literal documents She attempts to capture the spirit of the place using colour and light to evoke the transient nature of beauty Landscape as Metaphor Jennifer Dickson considers her work a form of visual poetry As a child growing up in Southern Africa some of her earliest memories were of the immense arch of the star studded sky She experienced the bleached desolation of the Kalahari Desert the iridescent blue of the Indian Ocean stained Venetian red at the mouths of rivers swollen by up country rain Five years as an art student in a tough grey and impoverished part of dockland London intensified her yearning for beauty Italy first glimpsed in 1958 offered

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  • Wallace Galleries - Ysabel Le May
    States and Italy Her work can be currently seen at the Montréal Museum of Fine Art Gallery where she has been represented for the last five years She was also the recipient of the prestigious artist s grant from Le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres of Québec in 2006 Ysabel Le May is an artist who possesses the ability to evoke beauty through the art she creates In paintings she chooses to work with oil and polymer as a medium In a contemporary style Le May s work offers an expressive and contemplative approach which leaves the viewer room for interpretation Ysabel Le May now resides in Naples Florida where she works full time as a painter EDUCATION 2002 2004 Carmelo Blandino painter assistant 1998 2000 Emily Carr art and painting program 1983 1987 Collage Sainte Foy graphic design and communications EXPERIENCE 2004 2008 Artist painter Canada USA Italy 2003 2004 Designer Studio 100 dessins 2002 2004 Painter and assistant for Carmelo Blandino Montréal 2000 2002 Designer for studio Coquine Vancouver Montréal 1990 2002 President art director Le May studio Vancouver 1986 1990 Graphic designer Québec Montréal Vancouver SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2007 Trudy Labell Fine Art Naples Florida 2006 Trudy Labell Fine Art Naples Florida 2004 Galerie Espace Montréal PQ SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008 Naples Museum of Fine Arts Naples FL 2008 JLD Gallery Naples FL 2007 Camandona Art Gallery Alba Italy 2007 Land sand Time Trudy Labell Naples FL 2006 Galerie du Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal PQ 2006 Less Trudy Labell Fine Art Naples FL 2005 Land sand Time Trudy Labell Naples FL 2005 Galerie du Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal PQ 2004 small work Galerie Majellart Montréal PQ 2004 Galerie du Musée des Beaux arts de Montréal PQ 2004 Galerie Madeleine C Montréal PQ

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  • Wallace Galleries - Eve Leader
    quality that I want in my work The figures are in abstract settings as I do not want to place them in any one human context I use oil paint as I love the materiality of the medium In these works I am not interested in painting the body in a realistic manner but rather in finding a way to represent it so that it resonates more deeply with the viewer Eve Leader Education 1963 Bachelor of Social Science University of Cape town South Africa 1993 Diploma in Fine Arts Emily Carr College of Art and Design Solo Exhibitions 2012 Granville Fine Art Vancouver BC 2007 Atelier Gallery Vancouver BC 2005 Atelier Gallery Vancouver BC 2003 Atelier Gallery Vancouver BC 2001 Atelier Gallery Vancouver BC 1999 Third Avenue Gallery Vancouver BC 1998 Third Avenue Gallery Vancouver BC Group Exhibitions 2011 Becker Gallery Vancouver BC three person show 2010 Becker Gallery Vancouver BC 2009 Triangle Gallery University of Calgary Calgary Alberta 2008 View Gallery Victoria BC 2005 Bugera Matheson Gallery Edmonton AB 2005 Emily Carr University of Art and Design Alumni Show Vancouver BC 2002 Wallace Gallery Calgary AB 2001 Artropolis Vancouver BC Juried show 2000 Third Avenue Gallery Vancouver BC 2000 Burnaby Art Gallery Burnaby BC show with Irene Whittome 1999 Vancouver Art Gallery Sales and Rentals selected 1998 Third Avenue Gallery Vancouver BC 1997 Artcore Gallery Toronto ON three person show 1997 Emily Carr University of Art and Design Invitational Faculty and Alumni Show Vancouver BC 1997 Emily Carr University of Art and Design Alumni Show Vancouver BC 1997 Third Avenue Gallery Vancouver BC three person show 1997 Gallery Gachet Vancouver BC Invited guest Artist 1997 Third Avenue Gallery Vancouver BC two person show 1996 Gertrude Zack Gallery Vancouver BC juried show 1996 Community Arts Council Vancouver BC juried

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  • Wallace Galleries - Patrick Meagher
    degree he spent a semester in Germany a hotbed for contemporary art He supported himself through five years of art school by continuing to log in the summers Throughout these years Meagher cutan unconventional figure both in logging camps and in art class he was neither your typical logger nor your typical art student During his summers in B C his fellow loggers could not be faulted for mistaking him for a tree hugger instead of a peer he grew his hair long and painted in off hours at camp He also salvaged beautiful pieces of wood from the tree lot considered commercially unviable and dragged them back to camp to carve them into works of art Similarly at art school while fellow students wore all black Meagher sported his logger pants complete with plaid shirts and chainsaw suspenders In the urban milieu of Montreal Meagher set himself apart by referencing the natural world in his art Those logging years were formative for Meagher s art yet as a committed environmentalist and avid nature lover he views them with some ambivalence While he feels that the selective logging he took part in was for the most part appropriate there were occasions when an old growth forest was wrongly logged And like the Inuit hunters he came to know in Cambridge Bay Meagher found you can participate in the hunt yet not take joy in the act of killing Ironically he says he saw some of the most beautiful spots in B C through logging and certainly those intensive immersions in the rugged steep terrain and forests of this province have had a profound impact on him as an artist In particular his 1995 2000 series of large scale wooden carvings which adorn Whistler Blackomb mountains owe their execution to his years as a logger where he learned to wield a chainsaw with finesse Upon completion of his fine arts degree Meagher settled down to working fulltime as an artist in the Whistler area He exhibits at galleries in B C and Alberta and designs commissioned works both painting and bronze sculpture He established Cayoosh Bronze Works in 1995 one of only a handful of art casting foundries in the Pacific Northwest Education 2000 2003 B C L LLB Integrated Program McGill University Montreal Quebec 1989 1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts Concordia University Montreal Quebec 1993 Hochschule fur Gestaltung Offenbach Germany participated in a 3 month exchange with the University in Offenbach Exhibitions 2009 As luck would have it Wallace Galleries Ltd Calgary AB 2009 Heads Tales Petley Jones Gallery Vancouver B C 2004 Boreal Bestiary Maurice Young Millenium Place Whistler B C 2004 West Coast Whistler Art Walk Whistler B C 2004 Simon Patrich Gallery Vancouver B C 2003 Mutatis Mutandis McGill University Faculty of Law Montreal Quebec 2002 Agent McGill University Faculty of Law Montreal Quebec 1999 Artrageous Whistler B C 1998 Present Wallace Galleries Calgary Alberta 1997 Canadian Embassy Beijing China 1997 Mountain Craft Gallery Whistler B C

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  • Wallace Galleries - Douglas Morton
    of the Faculty of Fine Arts until 1985 when he retired from administration but continued to teach Doug Passed away in Victoria in 2004 Douglas Gibb Morton was one of the Regina Five group of artists whose exhibition at the National Gallery in 1961 was proclaimed as a watershed for the development of abstract art in Canada Born on November 26 1926 and raised in Winnipeg he studied with LeMoine Fitzgerald of the Group of Seven and continued his studies in Los Angeles London and Paris Morton returned to Canada in 1954 to manage the family business MacKay Morton Ltd an industrial pipe distributor in Regina A typical weekday for the next decade would allow for two painting sessions of two hours each one beginning at 6 a m and the other at 10 p m His practical business sense was in sharp contrast to his adventurous and experimental approach to painting Morton was keen on using bold colour and large canvasses he was also a pioneer in the technique of attaching objects a piece of Styrofoam or wood for example to the work in order to extend the image Morton s inventiveness was especially appreciated at the Emma Lake workshops where every summer twenty five artists from across Canada and the United States would converge on the quiet Saskatchewan locale He would arrive with his car jammed full of industrial paints and unconventional tools of application which he would use energetically and spontaneously Morton s work was not as popularly received as those of fellow exhibitors Ron Bloore Ted Godwin Ken Lochhead and Art McKay after their 1961 breakthrough in Ottawa Other artists who were aware of his exceptional eye for detail did appreciate his painting and considered his reputation to be underrated In addition to the rest of

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  • Wallace Galleries - Sheila Norgate
    BC Beatrrice Jumpsen Gallery Victoria BC Group Exhibitions 2006 Ingram Gallery Toronto ON 2005 Free Range Art Wallace Galleries Ltd Calgary AB 2004 Three Person Show Nanaimo Art Gallery Nanaimo BC 2003 Places in the Heart Canada House Banff AB 2001 Island Girls Two Person Show Canada House Banff AB 1999 Two Person Show Fran Willis Gallery Victoria BC 1998 Two Person Show Diana Paul Gallery Calgary AB 1998 House of Mirrors Roundhouse Community Centre Vancouver BC 1998 Selfish Slaves of Zines and Animation A Space Toronto ON 1997 Two Person Show Horizon Galleries Vancouver BC 1997 4th International Conference of the Visual Arts Vancouver BC 1996 Floorcloths Barton Leier Gallery Victoria BC 1996 Seasonal Group Show Fran Willis Gallery Victoria BC 1996 Two Person Show Paneficio Studios Vancouver BC 1996 50 Years 50 Objects Community Arts Council Gallery Vancouver BC 1994 Work in Progress Group Exhibition Window Art Gallery Vancouver BC 1993 WomanSpeak Thru Art Amelia Douglas Gallery New Westminster BC 1993 Three Gals Pressing On Barton Leier Gallery Victoria BC 1993 The Coast is Queer Community Arts Council Gallery Vancouver BC 1990 Tsitika Valley Robson Bight Exhibition Robson Media Centre Vancouver BC Collections A Lovin Spoonful Vancouver BC Alberta Futurewest Calgary Alberta Arbutus Society for Children Victoria BC Women s Hospital Vancouver BC Coast Capital Savings Credit Union Victoria Fortis Calgary AB Fairmount Hotels Toronto Ontario Genesis Oil and Gas Calgary Alberta JJ Barnicke Calgary Alberta McLeod Company Calgary Alberta Marquis Wine Cellars Vancouver BC Shanghai Duolun Modern Art Museum Shanghai China Pacific Coast Savings Credit Union Victoria Tundra Exploration Calgary AB TWC Corporation Calgary Alberta Vancouver General Hospital Foundation Vancouver BC Utilicorp Calgary Alberta Westin Hotels Whistler BC Catalogues Art Action 2004 Vancouver Art Gallery 2004 Women s Declaration Shanghai Dulon Modern Art Museum Hu Bei Art Press 2004 Art for Life 1999 4th International Conference of the Visual Arts Vancouver BC 1997 The Feminine Viewpoint Works by Contemporary Women Artists JACOB 1994 Work in Progress Vancouver Artists in their Studios Vancouver BC 1994 Beyond the Gate Artists Journeys to Save Robson Bight Western Canada Wilderness 1990 Bibliography Faithful Companion Inspires Artist s work Edmonton Journal September 22 2006 Doggedly Creative Western living September 2006 Sheila Norgate Alberta Galleries West fall winter 2006 Going to the dogs Nanaimo News Buleitin August 15 2006 City Notes Downtown Nanaimo Partnership April 20 2006 Dangerous Curves at the Art Gallery Nanaimo Daily News November 18 2005 Beauty Defined Catherine Litt Nanaimo News Bulletin November 18 2005 The Lady is a Tramp Quill Quire December 1997 Vancouver Guestlife Gulf Island August 2005 Emotional Migration Robin Laurence George Straight Vancouver BC April 1 2004 Interview with Bill Richardson CBC radio March 22 2004 Sheila Norgate Recovering Nice Girl Focus on Women Victoria March 2003 Artwalk Gilbert Bouchard Edmonton Journal September 20 2002 Portrait of an Artist Sheila Norgate Mo Magazine Nanaimo June 2002 The Art of Living Nanaimo News Bulletin April 2001 Painting from the Inside Out Nanaimo Daily News January 2001

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