Wall Space Gallery is so very excited to celebrate our 10th year in Westboro Village! We have amazing festivities lined up for Westboro Fuse Street Festival and we hope you’ll join us! From dance parties with DJ OHJAY (Olivia Johnston, Ottawa Artist and DJ), major installation awesomeness with Nathalie Grice, to new work by Nate Nettleton, Sherry Czekus and David Lidbetter, Wall Space has it all for your street festival fun.
Wake up in a dreamland with Nathalie Grice’s interactive installation La Forêt des Folies. This hand-sculpted installation is intended as an exploration of Canadian wildlife through an urban cultural lense. Looking at trends of how we view and portray animals, and the effects that our obsessions and lifestyle have on the environment.
We are also proud to present new work by Nate Nettleton, Sherry Czekus and David Lidbetter.
"Give me a museum, I'll fill it." - Pablo Picasso
Give us WALL SPACE and we'll do the same.
"Rewind. Replay." is our opportunity to showcase the works of our talented artists without the context of the themed exhibition. New works by Olivia Johnston, Julie Himel, Patti Normand and Marney McDiarmid are paired with outstanding accomplishments of previous events - Vacationland by Marjolyn Van Der Hart, Breathing Spaces by Lori Richards, Rebellious Nature by Drew Mosley, and Paper with Michelle Valberg to name but a few.
The result is a visual feast and gets us in the mood to celebrate our tenth year!
We hope you'll stop by.
Pictured: Claire Desjardins, The Longest Kiss, Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 30", 2017
Claire Desjardins is an award-winning abstract painter. Originally from Montreal, she now lives an hour north of the city. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Laurentians, she spends most days painting in her studio. Desjardins’ artworks are found in collections internationally and she is represented by galleries in Canada and the United States.
On the international stage, Desjardins’ paintings have appeared in major motion pictures and TV series. She collaborates with companies such as US retailer Anthropologie, and tech giant Microsoft, adding her colourful artwork to their mix. Her designs are available on Nuvango Artist-designed Apparel, and tech accessories GelaSkins. In addition to her own art practice, Claire teaches painting workshops in both Canada and the US.
Project SPACE is pleased to welcome award winning photographer, Michelle Valberg with new scenes of Canada for Canada 150.
For over 28 years, Michelle Valberg has photographed Canadian landscapes and wildlife with the intention of regenerating simple beauty into a deeper reflection of humanity. Valberg’s portrayals of the natural world aim to draw viewers toward inner contemplation, based on the idea that building awareness and educating others through nature photography can inspire people to be better stewards of the natural world. By developing a deeper understanding of the interconnections between people, animals, and the environment, she believes that others can be motivated to take action in their local communities and beyond.
Valberg is one of seven Canadian Nikon Ambassadors and the first Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence.
As Canada and the nation's capital gets ready to celebrate it's 150th year, Toronto based artist, Marjolyn Van der Hart explores Canadian midcentury history in shaping our identity. Canada was perceived as the great outdoors during the 1950s and 60s. Working with vintage advertising and postcards, Marjolyn Van der Hart creates works that see Canada as a place to escape into an untouched wilderness that can be explored and experienced.
Project SPACE in our Trian Yards location is so proud to open with new works by Crystal Beshara.
"From verdant hillsides to barren windswept cliffs, my newest works weave imagery between the real and the mystic - where tales of past and present collide like waves crashing against jagged rock. This show features both oils and watercolours as recalled by memories and experiences from my travels exploring the boundaries between realism and expressionism." (Crystal Beshara, 2017)
inspired by film noir and Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, Toronto artist Kelly Grace explores film narratives, nostalgia, and person memory in her newest work. Between Light and Shadow will encompass much larger pieces than Grace's past body of work, as well as paintings done in vintage cigarette tins, and works on paper. J
Marney McDiarmid: Big Dreams I Jeannie Pappas: Manifestation
Opening Reception on Sunday, March 5th, 11am - 1pm.
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our exhibtion celebrating ceramic artists Marney McDiarmid and Jeannie Pappas. Brunch bites and DAVID's TEA will be served.