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.
Jazz up your home with some funky and fabulous art! (Turn on your sound)More...
We’ve got some great work in that just might work for you. Come in, we’re open Tues to Sat. Enquire on our website @wallacegalleries for any questions or details.
So excited to bring in the new year with a lovely selection of works by: Jennifer Hornyak, Robin Smith Peck, William Duma, Jim Stokes, Clint Hunker, Shi Le, Phil Darrah, Linda Nardelli and more.
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We bring to you an on-line “Walk-Through” of the current exhibition. Hilda Oomen & Diana Zasadny have come together to share their views of “Our Backyards”More...
From East to West & Landscape to Garden, this exhibition bringing together two uniquely wonderful artists that celebrate our land in their unique way. They work both in the studio and in-situ to create different perspectives of our surroundings.
Show continues through to October 21, 2020
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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
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24 from 2-5pm
This exhibition has Simon Andrew focusing on the patterns in nature but also reflecting these outer patterns within a painting. He is not only focusing on the structure and observed components of the environment but how that interplay is expressed within the seeming randomness of form in a piece of art. This internal language or translation of nature in a piece of art can in itself become an expression of nature.
Exhibition On-line Catalog available HERE
preview: Thursday & Friday, Oct 22-23, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we are to announce the sudden passing of friend and artist, Bill Webb.
A remarkable artist and outdoor enthusiast, he will be greatly missed. We want to express our deepest condolences to family and friends.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at the gallery at any time.
Artworks enter the Outdoor Art Collection through new commissions or donations of already existing artworks. The last project to enter the collection through donation was Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Bird’s Native Hosts (1991/2007) in 2007. This year, the University Art Committee was pleased to accept the donation of Stela I and Stela II (1963) by Elza Mayhew.
Completed in 1963, this pair of abstract, cast aluminum sculptures are excellent examples of Mayhew’s production at a crucial moment in Canadian art history, as well as in her practice. In 1964, Mayhew would represent Canada (with Harold Town) as one of the first Canadian women to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, bringing her innovations in sculptural methods, use of industrial materials and exploration of the human experience to an international audience. These sculptures were two of the thirteen that were included in the exhibition at the Biennale. They are an integral part not only of Canada’s artistic heritage, but also of the history of how that heritage has been presented to the world.
The Stelae will be sited on campus in the Spring of 2020; a proposed location and orientation for the artworks will be presented at an open house in the new year. We are grateful to the Estate of Elza Mayhew for this remarkable donation and to President Santa J. Ono for his generous contribution to the artwork’s siting. In addition to the ongoing support of the University Art Committee, we extend our thanks to the President’s Advisory Committee on Campus Enhancement for their efforts in bringing this important artwork to UBC.
Elza Mayhew (1916–2004) was born in Victoria, BC. She received a BA from UBC (1936) and MFA (1963) from the University of Oregon. Mayhew was known for her abstract sculptures that were typically carved in polystyrene and then cast in aluminum or sometimes bronze. She worked primarily from sketches, rarely from models, and described her work as highly structured and architectural while always relating to the human form. Mayhew produced commissioned works for international events such as Expo 67, Expo 86 and an international trade fair in Tokyo, as well as for public institutions such as the Bank of Canada, the University of Victoria, the Canadian National Capital Commission and the Royal British Columbia Museum. Her work is included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the National Gallery of Canada, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. Mayhew was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, and was an active member of the Limners Society.
Paired with “Stela II”. They were exhibited at the Lucien Campbell Plaza, University of Oregon, Eugene, in 1963. The next year they were shipped to Venice for the 1964 Biennale, and in 1967, the Stelae were part of the Centennial Sculpture Exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
Image: Stela I, 1963, 72” (h) x 20” (w) x 10” (d), Aluminum caste