Historic Canadian Art

Historic Canadian Art

Annual Historic Canadian Art Exhibition
March 11 - 25 2017

OPENING RECEPTION:  MARCH 11, 1-4PM

This exhibition features historic works by important Canadian artists.  Included in this exhibition include works by members of the Group of 7, Ted Harrison, Robert Pilot Takao Tanabe, Maxwell Bates, Toni Onley, Gordon Smith, Joseph Plaskett and more.

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Deck the Walls VII

Deck the Walls VII

Deck the Walls VII

December 3rd - 23rd


Madrona Gallery presents our 7th annual Deck the Walls group exhibition showcasing the diversity of work from the Madrona stable of artists.  This show includes new works by Meghan Hildebrand, Sean Yelland, Morgana Wallace, Nancy Ruhl, Linda Jones ,Serge Brunoni, Claude Langevin, and others, alongside Inuit and Historic Canadian works.

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RICK BOND: NEW WORKS 2016

RICK BOND:  NEW WORKS 2016

APRIL 9 - 22, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION:  APRIL 9, 1-4PM

This solo exhibition features new works by Rick Bond.  Bond was born in Victoria but currently calls Vernon, BC, home.  This selection of new works showcase his coastal landscapes and city scenes.  Bond's distinctive and refined style reduces form to its essentials to heighten the importance of line and colour in his work.

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PULP AND PROCESS

PULP AND PROCESS

February 11 - 25, 2016

Opening Reception February 11, 7-9pm

An exhibition of new works on paper by contemporary artists including Meghan Hildebrand, Luke Ramsey, Morgana Wallace, David Antonides, Caitlin McDonagh, Shuvinai Ashoona, Kudluajak Ashoona, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Barry Hodgson and Tim Pitsiulak.

This exhibition celebrates the variety of styles and diversity of artists from coast to coast to coast creating works on paper.

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SEAN YELLAND: HOMELESS ROMANTIC

SEAN YELLAND:  HOMELESS ROMANTIC

October 29 - November 12

Madrona Gallery is pleased to present Toronto based artist Sean Yelland’s first solo exhibition in Victoria, BC. Yelland’s paintings are often a paradox of masterful technique set against mundane or un-picturesque subject matter. This tradition continues in Homeless Romantic, a collection of new works exploring the romanticism of transience against the desire for home. 

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Nicholas Bott: New Works

Nicholas Bott:  New Works

June 6 - 20, 2015

Nicholas Bott's fourth solo exhibition with Madrona Gallery features new works by this internationally acclaimed artist. Inspired by the loose style of Vincent Van Gogh and the Canadian Group of Seven, and blending his traditional European values with contemporary developments of the new world, his paintings have evolved continuously into the impressionistic style of his current work.

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TIM PITSIULAK: LAND AND LIFE

TIM PITSIULAK: LAND AND LIFE

May 2 - 15, 2015

Tim Pitsiulak's first solo exhibition in Victoria, BC, includes drawings of the land and wildlife of Nunavut as well as drawings chronicling the everyday life in the modern north. These large scale works are meticulously detailed and showcase Pitsiulak’s experience as a hunter and his respect for the natural world.

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FIRED UP! CONTEMPORARY WORKS IN CLAY

FIRED UP! CONTEMPORARY WORKS IN CLAY

APRIL 23 - MAY 2

Opening Reception: April 23, 7-9 pm

Fired Up! Is an exhibit that will provide an opportunity for the public to see a sneak peak of works by Fired Up! artists prior to their annual show at the Metchosin Hall during the last weekend of May.

The exhibit at Madrona will be the first time the group of ceramic artists have exhibited together in downtown Victoria. 

 

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NANCY RUHL: VICTORIA, COLOURS IN TIME

NANCY RUHL: VICTORIA, COLOURS IN TIME

April 11 - April 25, 2015

In Nancy Ruhl's second solo exhibition at Madrona Gallery, the artist had built a series of new paintings based on the ever changing landscape of Victoria.  This collection reflects on Ruhl's passion for painting what she sees and her desire to capture the colour, heritage and style of Victoria.

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2013 CAPE DORSET PRINT COLLECTION

2013 CAPE DORSET PRINT COLLECTION

OCTOBER 18 2013                  

This is the first year that Madrona Gallery has been asked to take part in the print collection. We are honored to be a part of such a historically important body of work. This year there are 34 prints by 11 artists. This includes 7 final works by the iconic Kenojuak Ashevak. Her passing earlier in 2013 marked the end of an era for Inuit art. She was the most famous and last remaining member of the original group of artists that worked with James Houston to establish the Co-op and the international reputation of the print collection.

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THE CASCADIANS : ARTLANDIA 2013

THE CASCADIANS : ARTLANDIA 2013

AUGUST 23 - 30 2013.                  

Featuring Work by Meghan Hildebrand, Luke Ramsey, Ryan Thompson & Caitlin McDonagh, Cameron Kidd, Theresa Slater and Morgana Wallace. This collection of artists represents a major part of the creative voice that drives contemporary arts in this region. Each artist's work pushes forward a unique aesthetic that is directly informed by experiences here in our own backyard. Through ink, paint, collage and mixed media we believe these artists produce work you need to see.

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COLOURS OF SUMMER 2013

COLOURS OF SUMMER 2013

JULY - AUGUST

Madrona Gallery is pleased to announce our 4th Annual Colours of Summer Exhibition. This group show features new works from our nationally recognized stable of artists. Each artist has contributed specific works that embody their idea of summer. Madrona Galley also introduces three new artists in this exhibition. Kapil Harnal, a Toronto based painter focused on contemporary figurative subject matter. Margaret Berry is Internationally recognized for her handling of realism in acrylics and Leonard Butts, a local ceramic artist known for his exceptional ceramic sculptures.

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NICHOLAS BOTT

NICHOLAS BOTT

JUNE 8 - 22 2013                  

Over the last 40 years Nicholas Bott has explored western Canada painting the Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta. This exhibition of new work focuses on Pacific Rim National Park, Gulf islands and Coastal mountains. Bott has gained international recognition and a worldwide base of collectors through his use of a bold pallet and a strong sense of structure given to the features in his powerful landscape paintings.

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MEGHAN HILDEBRAND: NEXT YEAR

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND: NEXT YEAR

MAY 4 -28                               

This collection of new paintings by nationally celebrated artist Meghan Hildebrand explores the idea of, what if all the wonderful ideas that people had to make the world a better place came together? In her iconic "Story Maps" she pieces together imagination and reality, offering the viewer suggestions of narrative to connect as they please. In this series Hildebrand is emphasizing the action of painting to communicate emotion and energy. Enthusiastic brushstrokes and vibrant colours build on the canvas to celebrate new beginnings, growth out of destruction and various other themes.

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MORLY MYERS & PATRICIA HINDMARCH-WATSON

MORLY MYERS & PATRICIA HINDMARCH-WATSON

APRIL 13 - 28                   

Morley Myers sculpture is a intricate blend of cross cultural influences.His work in stone and Various metals are explorations of the essential elements in human form. Over the last two decades he has developed an international following for his work which has lead to exhibitions throughout North America.

Patricia tirelessly explores the connection of connecting human features to inhuman objects. This looks to the emotional element in how people connect and express or repress emotions only to see them displaced in unrelated objects.

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QAVAVAU MANUMIE

QAVAVAU MANUMIE

NOVEMBER 16-28

Qavavau Manumie is a well established artist based in Cape Dorset Nunavut. His work can be found in collections around the world including the National gallery of Canada, Museum of Civilization and The McMichael Collection of Canadian Art. His signature style of adding a sense of whimsy and humor to Inuit narratives has separated his work from many other inuit artists. Qavavau is also a master printmaker. He is involved in carving and inking the stone tablets for famous annual collection of prints that is released each year. His reputation has taken him around the globe to give demonstration and teach others the art that he has spent almost four decades perfecting.

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RICK BOND: THE BEAUTY OF SILENCE

RICK BOND: THE BEAUTY OF SILENCE

OCTOBER 6-19

This collection is inspired by recent sailing trips through the west coast of British Colombia. Areas of Desolation Sound and Haida Gwaii have provided endless inspiration. Further exploration into abstraction is a major force in this show. Rick is minimizing form in many of the works to raise the impact of colour and bring awareness to different techniques in the application of paint.

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KAREL DORUYTER: TIMELESS PLACES

KAREL DORUYTER: TIMELESS PLACES

SEPTEMBER 15 - 29

Doruyter’s paintings are complex works that utilize texture to enhance the sense of depth in the scene. From a distance these pieces have a sense of photorealism, however upon closer observation they can be quite painterly. Over the last decade this technique has garnered him recognition of various awards and collectors around the globe.

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COLOURS OF SUMMER

COLOURS OF SUMMER

JULY 8 - AUGUST 31

This rotating group exhibition features new works from gallery artists. This exhibition presents a broad range of work from across the country. The unifying element is the idea of summer.

This years show will also feature a weekly feature of drawings from some of the leading figures in contemporary Inuit art such as Shuvinai Ashoona, Itee Pootoogook, Tim Pitseolak, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Najailia Quvianaqtuliaq and Qavavau Mannumie.

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PRIDE ART EXHIBITION

PRIDE ART EXHIBITION

JUNE 30 - JULY 7

Madrona Gallery has partnered with the Victoria Pride Society for this open juried show. This exhibition features works from both Well established artists such as Meghan Hildebrand and Phillis Serota as well as a number of local emerging artists. The theme of PROUD is something that is interpreted by each artist. The result is a very diverse and personal collection of meaningful works.

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NICHOLAS BOTT: NEW WORKS

NICHOLAS BOTT: NEW WORKS

JUNE 2 - 16

Over the last three decades, iconic Canadian artist, Nicholas Bott has garnered international recognition and a worldwide base of collectors with his use of a bold pallet and his expressive approach to capturing the beauty of BC. Bott started his career in Smithers painting northern BC landscapes. Now he is based near Vancouver and he has diversified his subject matter to the many remote regions he has explored. This new collection he shifts his focus to BC’s rugged coastal region as well as British Colombia's interior mountains.

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WENDY WACKO: INSIDE PASSAGES

WENDY WACKO: INSIDE PASSAGES

MAY 12 - 26

This collection of work is inspired by Wendy Wacko accompanying Olympic rower Adam Kreek and the crew of OAR North West on part of their circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in April 2012.Passing through Johnstone Strait, gliding along the sea allowed the artist a unique perspective of documenting the region.“This experience has changed the way I see the world and other people. From a creative point of view, I learned a lot about tone and subtle texture that had until now eluded me.”

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MEGHAN HILDEBRAND: FLOTSAM, JETSAM, LAGAN AND DERELICT

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND: FLOTSAM, JETSAM, LAGAN AND DERELICT

APRIL 7 - 21

These new works are a a step, a leap and jump beyond any work we have seen in the past from Meghan Hildebrand. Her Iconic style and subject matter are ever present, however in this collection Meghan gives a beautiful sense of space to each element in her compositions.Subject mater is reduced to the essential elements creating some of the most powerful paintings we have ever seen from this artist.Another departure is that this collection is entirely Oil and Acrylic on Canvas. This move away from mixed media on board creates a free and playful approach to composition. Broad washes of colour saturate each canvas giving a foundation to build her imaginary landscapes.

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LUKE RAMSEY: COMPATIBLES

LUKE RAMSEY: COMPATIBLES

MARCH 3 - 17

Luke Ramsey is recognized internationally for his art and design work. This Pender Island artist has been featured in exhibitions From L.A. to Berlin. It is a great honor to be able to present this artists work in his home town. Luke describes his work as "Organized chaos- a play with paradoxical themes. The content is influenced by a beautifully strange cosmos of organisms and comedy. The approach needs to feel fluid and not forced.

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MADELEINE WOOD: INTIMATE VIEWS 1993 - 2012

MADELEINE WOOD: INTIMATE VIEWS 1993 - 2012

FEBRUARY 11 - 25

This exhibition represents two decades of work from Madeleine Wood. Her career has been based in Montreal, Vancouver and now Vancouver Island. Over the last 20 years Wood has produced a number of important bodies of work, which are featured in this exhibition, that have ranged in subject matter from figurative to still-life. The common element that weaves together all of Wood's paintings is the compositional element of taking a segment of the whole. This lures the viewer in, raising questions of context and allowing the viewer to speculate on the story within each piece. This approach heightens design elements placing a pominance on lines and angles created. Its effect is to abstract the subject matter and allow your eye to move freely throughout the work.

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COASTAL CELEBRATION: CELEBRATING OUR LAND

COASTAL CELEBRATION: CELEBRATING OUR LAND

JAN. 7 - JAN. 31

Madrona Gallery is pleased to present this group exhibition of recent paintings inspired by our local coastline and surrounding environment. From Graham Forsythe's painterly handling of Goldstream provincial park to Corrinne Wolcoski's delecatly rendered seascapes the works selected for this exhibition capture the spirit of living in the Pacific North-West and express the many ways it inspires us

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CONTEMPORARY NORTH

CONTEMPORARY NORTH

NOVEMBER 5 - 19

New Work by Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie,Tim Pitsiulak, Itee Pootoogook, Ningeokuluk Teevee and Jutai Toonoo

This powerful collection brings together six artists that make up the voice of contemporary art in Cape Dorset. These internationally recognized artists create works that inspire dialogue and re-contextualize expectations of the northern narrative.

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RICK BOND: NEW WORKS

RICK BOND: NEW WORKS

OCTOBER 1 - 15

You are invited to Rick Bond’s first solo exhibition with Madrona Gallery. Over the last three decades this well established artist has developed an iconic signature style. Bond’s expressive application of paint and bold use of colour combine for intricate and well balanced compositions. This show will feature his three most recognized bodies of work: West coast landscapes, streetscapes and musicians.Bond's work is found in galleries throughout Canada and in private collections around the world.

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CRESCENDO

CRESCENDO

AUGUST 26- SEPTEMBER 8

Madrona Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition of recent works from two exciting Victoria Artists. Crescendo is based on the musical imagery of each of these artists. Frances Baskerville's work captures intimate moments in dance; the rise and fall of a beat or the emotion felt in a tango. Jeanne Campbell, uses music to inspire he abstract compositions. This collection was created in collaboration and with intent from both artists. There is a sense of play achieved through the counter point between the figurative and abstract heightened through the visual rhythm of brushstrokes and colour.

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