Kelly Grace: Between Light and Shadow
Apr
12
Apr 30

Kelly Grace: Between Light and Shadow

  • WALL SPACE Gallery

Jumping off from 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. 

JAY DART
May
6
May 29

JAY DART

  • WALL SPACE Gallery

WALL SPACE GALLERY is excited to welcome Ontario artist, Jay Dart.

Marjolyn Van der hart
Jun
9
Jun 30

Marjolyn Van der hart

As Canada and the nation's capital gets ready to celebrate it's 150th year, Toronto based artist, Marjolyn Van der Hart explores Canadian women's roles in shaping our identity. 


Jeannie Pappas & Marney McDiarmid
Mar
5
Mar 26

Jeannie Pappas & Marney McDiarmid

  • WALL SPACE Gallery

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.  

Marney McDiarmid, Anna Mae Aquash, porcelain pillow, 8" x 10" ( installation detail of Big Dreams)

Marney McDiarmid, Anna Mae Aquash, porcelain pillow, 8" x 10" ( installation detail of Big Dreams)

MARNEY MCDIARMID
Artist Statement

 
In 2016 the Bank of Canada invited members of the public to nominate an iconic Canadian woman to grace the new design of the nation’s $10 bill. In just over a month the Bank received over 26,000 submissions. Four hundred and sixty one of these nominations met the criteria. An independent advisory council created a long list of twelve names and then a short list of five. Viola Desmond, a Black civil rights activist from Nova Scotia, was ultimately chosen for the new bill.
 
The nomination process drew much public attention and, in addition to aiding in the redesign of the banknote, this national discussion brought the contributions of many Canadian women into the public conversation.
 
Big Dreams is a continuation of this dialogue. Each of the ten ceramic wall pillows features the image of a significant woman in Canadian history. The women are accompanied by botanical line drawings that speak conceptually to the person’s life history. For example Dianna Boileau, the first person in Canada to receive gender confirmation surgery, is surrounded by lush drawings of Plumeria, a plant symbolizing beauty, grace, spring, and new beginnings. The native rights activist Anna Mae Aquash (pictured above) is accompanied by drawings of groundnuts or “wild potatoes”, the sustenance crop indigenous to the area where she grew up. White poppies, a symbol of peace, adorn the wall piece featuring Violet Clara McNaughton, a pacifist active in the women’s farm and suffragette movements. Flowers have long been associated with feminine beauty yet a deeper look at this imagery reveals a layered symbolism of persistence, strength, dignity and determination that is characteristic of the women themselves.
 

Jeannie Pappas, Untitled, mixed media and porcelain

Jeannie Pappas, Untitled, mixed media and porcelain

JEANNIE PAPPAS
Artist Statement

I grew up in Cabbagetown, one of Canada’s most diverse neighbourhoods, the youngest of four children of immigrant parents. This became the ground of my experience: a world of individuals torn between the safety of community and the quest for freedom through assimilation. It is from within space that I seek to expose the interplay of the familiar and the hostile other.

My work reflects the condition of uprootedness and estrangement. It probes the search for meaning and identity within the shadows of the strange and bounded by disruptive narratives of normalcy and belonging. It explores the left-behind refugees, rejects, and delinquents who are drawn to the very norms that have cast them out, characters who reside within a homeless space between past and future, self-possession and alienation, assimilation and native fealty.

Working with porcelain clay with light washes of underglaze, my figures suggest narratives of tension: between body and mind, play and drudgery, the grotesque and the beautiful. Both individual and archetypal, these figures repel and attract, giving grace to the human made monstrous by conventions that shun in order to preserve the purity of their systems. In each I invite viewers to write their own stories, to reflect on their masks and their own Janus-faced identities. 

petite parcels  holiday exhibition
Dec
8
Dec 31

petite parcels holiday exhibition

For the month of December, WALL SPACE GALLERY will be exhibiting a selection of small works by gallery artists.  A wide selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and jewellery will be on display in a section of the gallery for gifting or for you.

 

 

 

David Lidbetter silent  spaces
Dec
8
Dec 31

David Lidbetter silent spaces

Vernissage: December 8th, 2016 from 6-8 PM

During the month of December, WALL SPACE Gallery is proud to present the gallery's first solo exhibition for Ottawa artist, David Lidbetter.

Nov
27
2:00 pm14:00

WORKSHOP: Touch/See with inPROCESS

During our inPROCESS exhibition we will be hosting a special, hands-on workshop at WALL SPACE Gallery. Participants will be provided with a variety of materials and encouraged to create their own artwork inspired by pieces in the gallery. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to responsese@wallspacegallery.ca before November 26th, 2016.

Workshop entry is by donation. All donations and partial proceeds from jewellery sales during the inPROCESS exhibition (Nov. 10th-27th) will go to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs.

Marianne Burlew, Touch Toys, mixed media, various dimensions

Marianne Burlew, Touch Toys, mixed media, various dimensions

inPROCESS: Marianne Burlew, Heidi Conrod, Molly Mask
Nov
10
Nov 27

inPROCESS: Marianne Burlew, Heidi Conrod, Molly Mask

WALL SPACE Gallery is pleased to announce inPROCESS, an exhibition featuring works by Marianne Burlew, Heidi Conrod, and Molly Mask.  Through painting, drawing, assemblage, collage and sculpture, each artist demonstrates a deep understanding of material and process.

Patti Normand: Canadian Gothic
Oct
13
Oct 30

Patti Normand: Canadian Gothic

WALL SPACE Gallery is excited to welcome Ottawa-based artist Patti Normand for her solo exhibition, Canadian Gothic. This will be Normand’s first showcase of her dioramas and photographs together.

"On the surface the miniature worlds I create seem safe, but look closer and it becomes apparent all is not as it seems.” – Patti Normand

STEWART JONES: URBAN COUTURE
Jun
10
Jun 26

STEWART JONES: URBAN COUTURE

WALL SPACE GALLERY is very excited to welcome Stewart Jones this June. In Stewart Jones’ latest series, Urban Couture, the Prince Edward Country artist applies his unique perspective to cities from Toronto, to Vancouver and Los Angeles. Using characteristically strong brush strokes and attention to shape, Jones explores the roughened charisma of the urban environment. Urban Couture takes viewers on a journey to stylish niches of the human landscape.

Exhibition Dates: June 10 - 26th

Meet the Artist, Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 1-3pm

MAT DUBE: Land Locked
Jun
10
Jun 26

MAT DUBE: Land Locked

WALL SPACE GALLERY is excited to present Ottawa-Gatineau artist, Mat Dube in his first concurrent solo show. Dubé’s figurative compositions, “illustrate the subtle facial expressions, and simple hand gestures that take shape beyond consciousness.” An expert sculptor and illustrator, in the series Land Locked the artist seamlessly combines sculptural and painterly subjects on a two-dimensional plane. Viewers are presented with relatable figures, full of life, that challenge us to consider the connections between our subconscious and physical being.

Meet the Artist, Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11th from 1-3 PM

 

NAVA WAXMAN : UNTITLED WALL
May
12
Jun 5

NAVA WAXMAN : UNTITLED WALL

“I am interested, not in the conclusion, but in a half told story.”

In her latest body of work, acclaimed Toronto artist Nava Waxman leaps into the void which separates the permanent and the ephemeral – questioning what art is and what it can be, with poignantly beautiful results.

Opening & Featured Performance Thursday, May 12, 6 - 8:30pm

 

BESHARA  KELLY  STANLEY
Apr
7
Apr 30

BESHARA KELLY STANLEY

CRYSTAL BESHARA: FIRST BLUSH

SHARON KELLY: BLUE MINDS

PATRICE STANLEY: LES MYSTERES DU BAYOU NOIR

What's Love Got to Do With It?
Feb
12
Feb 28

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Join the WALL SPACE curatorial team for a fanciful exploration of art, song, and life’s strongest emotion. Just what has love got to do with it anyway?

Michelle Valberg: Arctic Kaleidoscope at Trinity Gallery
Jan
7
Feb 9

Michelle Valberg: Arctic Kaleidoscope at Trinity Gallery

We are pleased to be part of Michelle Valberg's newest exhibition of Arctic Kaleidoscope at Trinity Art Gallery. We invite you to join us in celebrating the artist on Sunday, January 10, 1-3pm for a special opening of Arctic Kaleidoscope at Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre.

More information can be found on Michelle Valberg's website

Nick Chase: New Works
Dec
5
Dec 27

Nick Chase: New Works

WALL SPACE GALLERY is delighted to welcome new and exquisite glass works by Toronto artist, Nick Chase.

Richard Ahnert: Northland
Nov
6
Nov 22

Richard Ahnert: Northland

Opening Reception: November 6, 7-9 PM

WALL SPACE GALLERY is excited to present a new body of work by Richard Ahnert: Northland. The traditional feel of luxurious oil brushwork, abruptly interrupted by animal motifs, characterizes Ahnert's coveted paintings.

Canadian Art Collective: Point of View
Oct
8
Nov 1

Canadian Art Collective: Point of View

  • Wall Space Gallery, Westboro

WALL SPACE GALLERY is pleased to present Point of View, a new body of work from featured artists of Canadian Art Collective: Laurie de Camillis, Peter Rotter, Stewart Jones and David Lidbetter.

Sharon VanStarkenburg: The Debutantes
Sep
12
Oct 4

Sharon VanStarkenburg: The Debutantes

***Meet the artist September 11th, 6-9pm.

Sharon VanStarkenburg’s The Debutantes is a series of works that are at once imagined and experienced, luxuriously attractive and viscerally jarring. We are proud to showcase this great Ottawa talent in her first solo show at WALL SPACE GALLERY, September 12th to October 4th, 2015.

Arts and Crafts with The Ottawa Riverkeeper and David Lidbetter
Aug
21
11:00 am11:00

Arts and Crafts with The Ottawa Riverkeeper and David Lidbetter

Come learn what's in your river! Enjoy children’s activities and crafts, provided by Westboro’s WALL SPACE GALLERY, and learn what you can do to help protect the Ottawa River.

Artist, David Lidbetter will be setting up his canvas in preparation for The Canadian Collective Show this coming October.

When: Friday, August 21.

Where: Winston Square, Westboro Village

 

Paper: An Exhibition of Works On and Of Paper
Jul
17
Aug 9

Paper: An Exhibition of Works On and Of Paper

Wall Space Gallery is delighted to present a group show of some of your favourite artists creating works of and on paper.

Please join us for our exhibition opening:
July 16th, from 7-9 PM.
Buy tickets here.

Read more for details.