Sharing a carefully curated selection of new arrivals and gallery favourites! As always, variety abounds…
Included in this Newsletter:
New Day 1
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36
Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Yared moved to Canada in 2009 and was immediately inspired by the energy, light and urban perspective in his new home of Vancouver.
To The City
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48
Known for his painterly urban landscapes, Yared’s work has a palpable energy that is optimistic and thoughtful, much like Yared himself.
New Day 2
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36
Painting is Yared’s natural language. Intuitive and powerful, his brush strokes communicate a symbolic vocabulary that visually translates a depth of emotion.
White, Grey, Raspberry, Turquoise Vase
Glass 15.5 x 10 x 3.5
Each of these colours is applied separately during the creation of the piece, heated and smoothed together and then blown out to full size. I like the way the colours have a “brushed on” look, and the additional hues created where the colours overlap. – Guy Hollington
White with Blue, Green, Amber Vase
Glass 13.5 x 9.5 x 3
This piece contrasts the busy mix of the blues, greens, ambers and bronze with the clean lines of the white base, and hints of transparent glass at the edge. – Guy Hollington
Hustle & Flow
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48
Seeing a city from a certain distance, shrinking it to a size that you can see at a glance, will appear gentle and solemn, especially at night. When people’s stories become blurred, the character of the city gradually emerges. Isn’t the flashing and changing of those lights the pulse and breath of the city? – William Liao
Be With Me
Oil on canvas 12 x 16
In the warm sunshine, the world is quiet. Sometimes I think that what people need is neither happiness nor sadness, but peace. Do your own thing quietly every day, create your own value. – William Liao
Sterling and Fine Silver (Oxidized) 7.5″ length
The designs of father and son, Denys and François-Xavier Michaud combine originality, purity, style and modernity. They are proud to develop lines of jewellery for those who choose to express themselves differently.
Sterling and Fine Silver (Oxidized) 2″ pendant length, 18″ chain length
Earth, Sea and Air ‘Autumn Flight’
Glass 12 x 12 x 5
Naoko has worked as a glass artist since 1983, when she studied design and glassblowing at the Tama Art University, Tokyo. Subsequently, she studied glassblowing at the highly regarded New York Experimental Glass Workshop. In the 1990s, she was honored with scholarships to attend the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State.
Blown Glass 2 x 4
$75 per lantern
The piece is blown with a small air bubble in the centre, then covered with two layers of powdered, coloured glass. The stem is then added very carefully at the end of the hot process.
Once the piece is annealed for about 15 hours in a kiln, a clear vinyl tape is applied as a resist for certain areas. High pressure sandblasting is used to carve the glass surface to achieve the natural form and texture.
Broken Light Over Mountains, Banff National Park
Oil on canvas 18 x 24
Brent is recognized by his peers as a powerful landscape painter, using mood, light, composition and movement to convey his experiences.
Cathedral Lake in Clouds (Field Study)
Oil on panel 12 x 12
Brent’s travels throughout western Canada have inspired these stunning paintings. From the iconic mountains in Banff National Park to Cathedral Lake’s surreal setting, these majestic subjects come alive on his canvas.
Trail Mark (Field Study)
Oil on panel 12 x 12
Brent’s dynamic use of colour and brushstrokes, along with his unique and daring compositional style are trademarks of his work.
Sterling Silver, 18kt. Yellow Gold, Citrine (round, faceted) Size 8
My aim is to create a story with each of my designs to spark a conversation that mirrors a personal experience, family story, memory or inspiration that lies embedded in my jewelry. I am intrigued by coloured, interesting gems placed in juxtaposition to a carefully chosen texture combined with a design application like foldforming that complete an original design. My inspirations often come from my travels, nature and art that have influenced me throughout a design finding process. – Andrea Roberts
Sterling Silver and checkerboard-cut Peridots, 0.8 x 0.5 inches
Sterling Silver, Keum-Boo, rectangle Peridot (8mm x 3 mm) Size 8
Keum-Boo “attached gold” is an ancient jewelry technique originating in Korea, which is used to attach gold foil to sterling silver. The bonding of gold and silver are achieved through pressure and heat. During this fusion-bonding, atoms are exchanged leaving us with a collision of two metals as one, and one greater valued and aesthetically pleasing piece of adornment.
Switch Axis Vase
Glass 11 x 8 x 4
Highly recognized glazier Lisa Samphire incorporates the advanced switched-axis technique to create this stunning vessel.
Glass 20 x 8
Superimposing Services & ‘On Approval’
(Above: Deja Vu – La Ville by Yared Nigussu – available online – click image)
Turn your dream into reality! We are always happy to superimpose any painting of your choice into your interior. Email us a photo of your empty wall and we will work our magic…
Prefer to jump in and try the painting in your space? You may take artwork home ‘on approval’ for up to 48 hours. If the piece is not a perfect fit for the environment, it may be returned.
Each day, in this hard time, pictures from you raise our spirits. – Anonymous