Fabulous fall treasures have arrived – new paintings, glass, sculptures and jewellery! We’re excited to share your first glimpses at our fall exhibition line-up, including Brent Lynch and Bi Yuan Cheng! Scroll down for your previews…

Included in this Newsletter:

Eunmi Conacher
Janis Woode
Rachelle Brady
Jo Ludwig
Brenda Roy
Carolyn Houg
Fall 2021 Exhibition Previews (scroll down…)
Superimposing Services & On Approval (scroll down…)

 

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EUNMI CONACHER

 

Anchorage by Eunmi Conacher at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

Anchorage
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48
$5800

 

As a contemporary impressionist and expressionist artist, my desire is to create paintings which bring energy to the canvas… more an expression of the mood in the scene rather than a realistic picture. I use depth of colour and form to balance realism and abstract. My hope is that viewers connect emotionally with my paintings in their own way. – Eunmi Conacher

 

Anchorage by Eunmi Conacher at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

 

View Eunmi’s paintings

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JANIS WOODE

 

Passage by Janis Woode at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

Passage
Plate Steel, Wrapped Copper Wire 74.5 x 15.5 x 16.5
$7500

 

The desire to create art has been with me for as long as I can remember. It satisfies a kind of primal urge to construct. The winding of the figures, for me, is a very intimate experience. It is where I try to translate the emotion or movement of the piece. – Janis Woode

 

The Fighter by Janis Woode at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

The Fighter
Plate Steel, Wrapped Copper Wire, Sealed Paper Bag 21.25 x 5 x 5
$3100

 

When I worked in the health care field caring for seniors with dementia, I had a conversation with a resident gentleman about arguing with a spouse. His thought was that there was ‘nothing better than coming home from work and having a good old fight with the wife’ – I suppose if you do anything enough times you get good at it. There could be benefits to being good at fighting. I suppose communications could improve but some of us are so incredibly bad at it that all we are left with is hurt feelings and emotional hangovers. The Fighter pays homage to those of us who couldn’t fight our way out of a wet paper bag.  – Janis Woode

View Janis’ sculptures

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RACHELLE BRADY

 

Summer Breeze by Rachelle Brady at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

Summer Breeze
Oil on canvas 48 x 30
$2600

 

Rachelle’s luscious palette knife paintings capture the fresh energy she loves most. Her favourite palette is bright and vivid colours juxtaposed with soft creams and whites.

 

Summer Breeze by Rachelle Brady at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Day Dreamer by Rachelle Brady at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

Day Dreamer
Oil on canvas 30 x 22
$1575

 

Flowers are unique in so many ways. I have seen the tiniest forget-me-nots growing high up in the alpine, fierce and strong against the wind and elements of nature, yet there is such a delicate and relatable beauty to them. We are careful not to tread on top, for such a mark can permanently damage them forever. Flowers give colour and life and softness to the hard rock and shale that often surrounds them. Just like these flowers, are we not all fragile, but at the same time strong and resilient when faced with life’s hardships. This relationship that we share is what inspires my florals. – Rachelle Brady

 

Day Dreamer by Rachelle Brady at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

View Rachelle’s paintings

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JO LUDWIG

 

‘ToBs’ (Things of Beauty)
Glass, L to R: 2.2″ diameter, 2.75″ diameter, 2.4″ diameter
Left to Right: $200, $275 and $225

 

We’re thrilled to welcome Jo Ludwig’s newest collection of dazzling “ToBs”, that is, “Things of Beauty.” ToBs are made with dichroic glass – the iridescent butterfly-wing-coloured pieces radiate light. The creation of these jewel-like works of art is Jo’s passion.

 

‘ToBs’ (Things of Beauty)
Glass, L to R: 1.6″ diameter, 1.6″ diameter, 3″ diameter, 2″ diameter
Left to Right: $150, $150, $325, $175

 

At one time, beauty was necessary, even the principal quality in works of art. Sometimes beauty alone was sufficient. Today, beauty is not [considered] necessary and certainly not sufficient. For … [some artists]… beauty seems almost to be detrimental. My work addresses this issue. – Jo Ludwig

 

‘ToBs’ (Things of Beauty)
Glass, L to R: 2″ diameter, 3.25″ diameter, 1.5″ diameter
Left to Right: $175, $350, $125

 

View Jo’s ‘ToBs’

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BRENDA ROY

 

Pinolith and Serpentine Earrings by Brenda Roy at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

Sterling Silver, Pinolith and Serpentine Earrings
2.25″ drop
$165

 

I am one of the few metal artists in the country extensively using stone inlay in my work and I constantly experiment to find unexpected and non-traditional ways of incorporating stone into jewellery pieces. I love to play with the surprise of asymmetrical designs and unexpected material combinations. – Brenda Roy

 

Pinolith, Black Jade, Chrysocolla, and Chrysoprase Earrings by Brenda Roy at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

Sterling Silver, Pinolith, Black Jade, Chrysocolla and Chrysoprase Earrings
2″ drop
$225

 

View Brenda’s jewellery

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CAROLYN HOUG

 

A Fine Balance by Carolyn Houg at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

A Fine Balance
Ceramic 10.25 x 17.75 x 7.5
$750

 

My sculptures are playful and quirky and often place the subjects in unlikely situations. Birds are riding when they can fly; polar bears sailing when they can swim. Many of my characters act against their usual instincts; sweet lions and fierce rabbits. All are meant to have us pause and consider all we have in common with our fellow creatures. – Carolyn Houg

 

On The Wagon by Carolyn Houg at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

On the Wagon
Ceramic 12.5 x 11 x 6.5
$550

 

View Carolyn’s sculptures

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FALL 2021 EXHIBITIONS

 

BRENT LYNCH
PASSAGES

OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 1

 

Veil
Oil on canvas 36 x 36

More previews to come…

View Brent’s current collection on our website

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BI YUAN CHENG
COASTAL FORESTS

NOVEMBER 18 – 29

 

Creek Stream
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60

More previews to come…

View Bi’s current collection on our website

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ALL THAT GLITTERS IX
JEWELLERY EXHIBITION

VICTORIA HOSPICE FUNDRAISER

DECEMBER 2 – 24

 

 

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Superimposing Services & ‘On Approval’

 

Cape Scott September by Eunmi Conacher at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada

 

(Above: Cape Scott September by Eunmi Conacher – 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 try a 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.

 

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