Urban Grit is a series of paintings completed in my artist studio in Winnipeg. I was working as a night guard at Union Station for Via Rail, and every night I was up on the train platform, the steel beams below and the skyscrapers above.
Juried by John Gagné, Breakthrough PLUS showcases the work of students, emerging and established artists working in clay and glass. The exhibition at Leslie Grove Gallery pairs with work at Gagne Contemporary and together boldly expresses the excellence and expression of Ontario artists creating both sculptural and functional work.
This show is a dynamic mix of artwork that balances the love and respect we hold for our natural world while drawing attention to the devastating changes affecting us due to climate change. In doing so, we can, as artists, add our voices to the call for action now!
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to acknowledge and honour the achievements of women all over the world.
To honour the day, Leslie Gallery is celebrating the achievements of thirty-two women artists’ and increasing their visibility in the fine arts community.
Whether it’s folks we’ve known since childhood or a kindred spirit we’ve recently met, friendships hold us together. These are the people with whom we share our joys and laughter and support us through the hard times. To celebrate such friendships, Leslie Grove Gallery is now featuring the artworks of seventeen Artists’ Network members and their kindred spirits in the PLUS ONE Members Show.
These three artists have been painting together in a studio on Queen Street West for over 10 years. Their influence on each other’s work and common inspiration of nature have been the constant glue to their collaboration.
Navigating significant shifts in day-to-day realities, the loss of life and love I thought would last forever. This work was born out of an exploration of both theme and medium to form a bridge back to myself, an attempt to find peace within upheaval…
Inspired by the Salon des Refusés of 1863, where you would have found the masterpieces of Manet, Courbet, Cezanne and Pissarro, join us in celebrating works “not selected” or “refused” during 2019.
The JUNE Riverdale ArtWalk has moved online so that you can experience the art and shop from the safety of your own home! 100 Artists featured. Over 3,000 original pieces of art for sale!
Landscape Art remains one of the oldest and most popular genres, continuing to thrive even into the 21st century. It’s no surprise that Canadian artists lead the way by interpreting and redefining the diverse natural beauty we see around us every day. Whether traditional or contemporary or impressionist or abstract, the 39 artworks in this show describe a sense of place and expand our definition of it.
March 16-21, 2021
With the way things are now, many of us find ourselves teeter-tottering back and forth. Everything changing. And so, in this time of ebb and flow, we must learn to ride the waves. While we may not know exactly how to do this, we do know that making artwork about it is an essential step in figuring it out.
Being an artist involves moving through and outside of convention. It means taking large strides, making bold moves, and learning to embrace risk. All this, to create something special, even spectacular. Twenty-eight outstanding – abstract and figurative – works to inspire all art lovers!
The Artists’ Network Annual V is for Volunteer Art Show was a time to celebrate and thank our volunteers – our Riverdale ArtWalk and ArtWalk in the Square volunteers, and member volunteers serving on committees.