About the Gallery
We proudly represent a variety of painters, sculptors, and printmakers whose work presents exceptional quality and value. Many of our artists are well-known, some are mid-career and others are notable up-and-comers. This interesting mix of talents ensures an exciting and wide-ranging selection of art in terms of both style and price.
Nothing beats the emotional reaction of seeing a piece of art that moves you. We are here to listen to your needs and finding the right piece of art that will do this.
From young couples decorating their first home to executives charged with building a corporate art collection, visitors to our gallery often look to us for advice and information. We look to develop long-term relationships with our clients for this reason.
Robert Lemay joined us via Zoom for his exhibition: “Say It With Flowers” on May 8th, 2021 to share some insight into his work, inspirations, and process.More...
“Coming home from Rome, I wanted to apply all of those inspiring things that I’d absorbed and thought about while away. I began to delve into the photos I’d taken in Rome along with some that I’d taken the previous year of peonies. I began to delve deeper into the structure and colours of flowers and work at building intense compositions that are both dramatic and freeing, bold and inviting. I want the viewer to feel immersed.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I just painted. I didn’t imagine that anyone would be wanting paintings for some time. This was perhaps just the freedom I needed to paint exactly what I wanted to paint. I painted expansive bouquets of flowers because they consoled, gave hope, and they were a sensory experience that I craved when we couldn’t do much else or go anywhere. They filled our home with hope and beauty in a time of uncertainty and worry. They were a balm and they uplifted when it was easy to despair.” - Robert Lemay
Linda Nardelli agreed to do a little talk for us for our International Women Day.More...
“it’s not about women vs. men, it’s about going against the patriarchal norms of society” March 6 – 24, 2021 International Women’s Day Group Exhibition 2021 #ChooseToChallenge
International women’s Day 2021 group exhibition @ Wallace GalleriesMore...
We are celebrating exclusively our women artists now and until March 24, 2021.
Historically women in the arts have been overshadowed by their male counterparts. Although we have found in Canada now this is perhaps less obvious and a focus in the art, it still is prominent throughout society, especially in other parts of the world. We have a long way to go for equality and this show intends to exhibit how strong and important art is regardless of gender. We need to remain strong and challenge you and ourselves to make a difference and step beyond gender bias. We celebrate you, our women artists, and the fabulous art you create.
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A selection of various gallery artists with a focus on abstraction with hints of landscape. Works by Harold Town, Phil Darrah, Laurie Steen, Ted Godwin...
A special selection for dad! A group exhibition with a wide range of works by our roster of artists for that discerning eye, including works by: Joice ...
A selection of works with a wide range of works by our roster of artists, including: Alain Attar, Phil Darrah, Camrose Ducote, Simon Andrew, David Alexa...
News & Announcements
“Forever Flowers Blooming at Wallace Galleries”
Laura Robinson did a nice little write-up in Next magazine of our current exhibition with Robert Lemay.
The show continues through to May 26, 2021 – so hope you can come and enjoy the show.
Robert Lemay Exhibition on-line catalog is now available for viewing.
Exhibition opening is on May 8th, 2021. Please join us in celebration of Mother’s day and this fabulous exhibition.
“Flowers matter, beauty matters, and flowers help in that they give us pause.” - Lemay
Leslie Poole is proud to be a part of the Exhibition art the Surrey Art Gallery: Facing Time: Portraits, Faces, Profiles.
The exhibition is on now and until March 27, 2021; entrance is free.
“The human face tells us a lot about someone. From smiling or frowning to more complex expressions of hope, fear, or approval, the face is how we read others. During this pandemic, faces have taken on heightened significance. Most of our interactions with others happen virtually. Masks cover much of our face, only leaving us to communicate with our eyes.
While we can’t get close to many physical faces nowadays, you can get up close and personal with the faces in this exhibit. Collages of archival portraits, psychological portraiture, altered faces from art history as art stamps, photographs of amateur baseball players, drawings of aged faces suffering from illness, needlepoint representations of French philosophers, terracotta heads, and artworks that use social media as a medium are some examples of what you’ll see in the show. ...”
Curator: Jordan Strom
More information on this public exhibition can be found HERE
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are centering this exhibition on our fabulous roster of women artists, including: Nancy Boyd, Isla Burns, Camrose Ducote, Jennifer Hornyak, Joice M Hall, Dorothy Knowles, Elza Mayhew, Amy Modahl, Hilda Oomen, Linda Nardelli, Robin Smith-Peck, Laurie Steen, and Diana Zasadny
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14,2020 from 2-5pm
The homeland of southern Alberta is where Laycock was born, raised and spent most of his life. There are always new places to discover and familiar places that need to be examined with a fresh outlook & rediscovered. The confinement of the pandemic has given us an opportunity to appreciate the rich beauties of this area. This is really the land of promise. The purpose in sharing these paintings is to communicate some of the joy that Laycock experience as he explores the landscape of southern Alberta. Waterton Lakes National Park, the prairies near Calgary (to the east and south), the parkland to the north and even the foothills & mountains to the west are Laycock’s muse. With a keen appreciate to the changes of light throughout the day and the changes in the seasons lends to an ever evolving and challenging subject that Laycock looks to capture on his canvas…an ever changing opportunity for growth, exploration and discovery to share.
EXHIBITION ON-LINE CATALOG AVAILABLE HERE
preview: Thursday & Friday, November 12&13, 2020