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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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
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
“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