This workshop will explore a contemporary approach to painting from the clothed figure. Working directly from the model, elements of realism and abstraction will be investigated in their complementarity, as will a full range of painterly techniques. Students will be encouraged to bring their own unique expression into the studio, and gain valuable insight from […]
Upon entering Melanie Authier’s solo exhibition Contrarieties & Counterpoints currently on display at the Ottawa Art Gallery, I found myself mesmerised by Authier’s abs
Leaps of faith, falls from grace, head over heels in love—we often talk about success and failure, and the risks we take in getting there, using this kind of language.
The show “Lovers’ Imbroglio,” opening this Thursday at Studio Sixty Six, will be the artists’ second to feature works painted over her ex-lover’s pieces.
Hey commitment-phobes, did you know you can rent local art for your home or office?
When you walk into Wall Space Gallery, the wall furthest from the door to the far end acts as the greeting, the handshake of the gallery every time a new show is hung. Claire Desjardins’ The Secrets We Keep fills this space with her 4 x 5 foot piece “How Many Fingers” which gestures like […]
Post by Nicole Irvine When it comes to searching out events in Ottawa, I find that I usually have a few major considerations in mind. I want something that gives me a little bit of knowledge, gets my toes tapping to music, leaves me with a happy feeling in my stomach (from all the delicious […]
Post by Crystal Parsons Quick, name 5 famous painters. You probably got Picasso and Monet but did any female artists make your list? Art history has not always been overly generous to the ladies, but this summer there will be a little more “girl power” in the gallery with the retrospective exhibition Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1785-1842): […]
Ottawa is certainly brimming with a creative force, people and events alike. Some of our favourite things to do include the many local arts and music festivals, intimate vernissages, and quirky performances. I decidely to think of myself as being creative in my writing and especially in my ideas, but I’m surely more of a […]
Ottawa artist Crystal Beshara has always dreamed of opening a common space where artists could congregate, and share their talents and skills with others. The dream is about to become a reality as Crystal is planning on opening The Studio café, gallery and workshop. It combines a gallery, as well as studio and workshop space […]
It’s been about a year since Esther Simmonds-MacAdam has shown work in Ottawa. She’s returning today, to install her latest paintings at La Petite Mort Gallery, which opens tomorrow night. If you missed seeing her show last year, it would be well-worth your time to stop by an introduce yourself – she will be at the […]
Everyone knows that paintings are inanimate objects. What if this commonly-held view, however, was incorrect, and the images on a canvas were actual living entities. This intriguing idea lies behind the latest exhibit by painter Colin Muir Dorward, which is currently taking place at the Saw Gallery at 67 Nicholas Street. Dorward’s thought experiment is […]