Exhibition – La Petite Mort Gallery – Andrew Salgado / The Smallest Heart’s Desire

Smother - Andrew Salgado

Smother – Andrew Salgado

Exhibition: May 3 to 26, 2013

Vernissage: Friday, May 3, 2013 7:00PM to 10:00PM

Andrew Salgado (b. 1982, Regina, Canada) has exhibited in the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, Venezuela, Thailand, Korea, Canada, and the United States. His bold, assertive, and generally large-scale figurative paintings have placed him as one-to-watch in both the UK’s and North America’s painting scenes; his recent solo exhibitions include In Order To Rebuild; Dosi Gallery, Busan, Korea (2012); and The Misanthrope; Beers.Lambert Contemporary, London, (2012). Forthcoming solo exhibitions include The Acquaintance, his first institution-exhibition at his home-town in The Art Gallery of Regina, Canada (Jan 2013); and solo exhibitions at La Petit Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (May 2013); and One Art Space in New York City (October 2013).

For additional information on this Exhibition or Andrew Salgado visit La Petite Mort Gallery’s Website.

Exhibition – Rothwell Gallery – Yong Suksamran

THAI KIWI IN OTTAWA –“ Walkabout” with Yong  Suksamran

March 1, 2013 to March 16, 2013

Vernissage Friday, March 1, 2013 – 6PM to 9PM

Suksamran will be present to discuss his art collection. He will also be present on Saturday March 9th,  from 1-3pm.

Yong  Suksamran was born in Thailand but has lived for many years in New  Zealand…hence the title “Thai Kiwi”.   For the last two years, Yong has had an opportunity to experience  beautiful Ottawa, exploring the sites through the eyes of a visitor.

Here’s  what he has to say about his time in Ottawa: “With  my love of bright colours, the challenge is to create an accurate visual through  oil paintings, and I do get enormous satisfaction from seeing the paintings  ‘come alive’ on the canvas.  In many of  my oil paintings, your eye can rove across the canvas and focus on different  details.  Hopefully you get the sparkle  or dance that comes from what you see and what is delightful.  It is what I like about oil painting:  the richness of the texture and using shade  and colour to best advantage.

To read more about this exhibition and this artist visit the Rothwell Gallery’s website.

Exhibition – Cube Gallery – Rosalie Favell

Cube Gallery - Rosalie Favell - Doug & Gerry 10

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 to Sunday, May 5, 2013

Vernisage: Sunday April 7, 2013 – 2PM to 4PM

Rosalie Favell draws creative inspiration from her family roots as well as from her Metis, Cree and English heritage. This photo-based artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba uses everything from photo albums to pop culture to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman.

To learn more about this exhibition and this artist visit the Cube Gallery‘s website.

Exhibition – La Petite Mort Gallery – Peter Shmelzer

Peter Shmelzer – New Paintings

October 5 – 28, 2012 / Vernissage Friday October 5 / 7 – 10pm

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Artists Statement:

Having reached the age of 41, I’m fairly certain that I don’t understand my work any better than anyone else. You might think that this would bother me. However, it does not. For a long time now I’ve really tried to make paintings that are almost unconscious. The imagery sort of evolves through some internal process and ends up on the canvas without really being censored or edited in any conscious way. I’ve always been drawn to things that seemed to be the honest and unique expression of an individual, that showcase the individuality of their experience and almost accidentally, almost embarrassingly, expose some of the hidden recesses of the mind. I think what I’m trying to do is let the world filter through me and allow my feeble mind to make of it what it will. – Peter Shmelzer, February 2012

Norman Boisvert

Norman Boisvert - Fin Novembre au Saguenay, Lac Saint-Jean

Norman Boisvert – Fin Novembre au Saguenay, Lac Saint-Jean

Often referred to as the poet of the Quebec landscapes, Normand Boisvert creates his whimsical landscape collections out of his studio and hometown in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

Normand was born an artist – practically a brush in hand, drawing and painting before he even spoke. Coaching during day time, painting evenings and nights, he worked hard over the next 40 years of his journey to gain his international recognition.

Normand is driven and passionate about his work, determined to leave behind a legacy of how he sees and feels the Quebec region. Painting up to eleven hours each day while breathing in the fresh air of the landscape surrounding his studio and grabbing a bite to eat between brush strokes…a life that brings him happiness…a life that makes a landscape dream a reality.

To read more about this artist visit Gordon Harrison Gallery’s website.

René Tardif


René Tardif – Une Ile à ma Porte

René Tardif is among the great master painters from the Charlevoix Region.  Born in Sainte-Foy, Québec, his father introduced him to his great love and respect of the natural landscape and its beauty.

Later on René would continue his exploration of the natural landscape under the tutelage of one of his teachers who encouraged him to work outdoors while learning the essential elements of color, light and composition. It was in this environment that he created his first on site sketches.

Working under Québec artist Guy Legaré known as “the early riser painter”, René would continue his  passion focussing on oil painting and natural light and landscapes which lead him to his first solo exhibition in 1984, an important milestone in any artist career.

Visit the Gordon Harrison Gallery’s website to read more about this artist.

Gordon Harrison

Gordon Harrison was born in Montréal, studied in Toronto and lives in Ottawa.  He is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and L’Académies des Beaux-Arts du Québec.

His partner and Gallery Director, Phil Emond, operates the Gordon Harrison Gallery which showcases Gordon Harrison’s collection of Canadian Landscapes from his travels across Canada. You can also take the journey with the artist through his Canadian Landscape book available at the National Gallery of Canada and other fine art galleries listed on his website. Print Profile Imprimer profil

In 2009, Gordon Harrison and his partner Phil Emond created the Gordon Harrison Art Inspiration Project. Inspiring children to pursue their artistic talent and to discover the beauty of our Canadian landscapes is the artist’s focus. Through this inspirational journey, students from visual art programs experience “life as an artist” working with Gordon Harrison and create an exhibition of Canadian landscapes. In 2010, the gallery hosted an exhibition of “The Colours of Canada — Coast to Coast” that showcased Canadian landscapes from the 41 grade 8 students from Turnbull School that participated in this journey. Please contact the gallery if this program is of interest to your school.

To celebrate Ottawa and Canada’s cultural heritage, the Executive Committee of Ottawa Art expo asked Gordon Harrison to be one of the three jurors to recognize the talent of artists in the Ottawa community.

Visit the Gordon Harrison Gallery’s web site to read more on this artis.

Gordon Harrison Gallery

Gordon Harrison Gallery

Gordon Harrison Gallery

The Gordon Harrison Gallery exclusively profile original work of Canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison, an established artist with strong passion for the beauty of our country, Canada.

The gallery also profiles original work of other established Canadian landscape artists whom Gordon and gallerist Phile Emond have personally met and feel inspired by their work.

As you enter the gallery, visit them online or in other fine art galleries across Canada or in people’s homes or offices, you will travel with Canadian landscape artists and discover the beauty of their work, our country and our majestic Canadian landscapes.

The Gallery Associates personally know Gordon Harrison and represented artists — they have all painted with Gordon Harrison in his studio. Because they know the artists so well, they are able to tell you about the artists and the journey behind each painting.

For additional information about this gallery visit their site Gordon Harrison Gallery.

Exhibition – La Petite Mort Gallery – Francois Escalmel – Underpopulated

The Best of Everything - Francois Escalmel

The Best of Everything – Francois Escalmel

Exhibition: April 5 to 28, 2013

Vernisage: Friday, April 5, 7:00PM to 10:00PM

I’m a storyteller working with the absence of words. A grassroots revisionist of my personal history. With an attitude that oscillates between fascination and criticism, I strive to create dark and comical fables, that I hope, are relevant. Improbable combinations that emotionally ring true, affirmative expressions of the human experience. – François Escalmel

François Escalmel has held many successfull solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the United States and in Canada. In 2006, he had the honour and pleasure of having many pieces included in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. And in 2009, his work was featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO).

For additional information on this Exhibition or François Escalmel visit La Petite Mort Gallery’s Website.

Exhibition – La Petite Mort Gallery – Meaghan Haughian / Winter Garden

Meaghan Haughian - Beyond Hibernation

Meaghan Haughian - Beyond Hibernation

March 1 to 31, 2013

Vernissage – Friday, March 1, 2013 7:00PM to 10:00PM

“Winter Garden explores how we are shaped, and sometimes overcome, by our environment. These scenes recount the journeys of life, emphasizing the relationship between our connection with the earth and our physical, emotional and psychological fragility. The figure exists in her landscape, merging and separating. Clothing and other props serve both as protection and as a barrier. Snow and ice glisten and envelop. Flowers, trees and roots flourish and decay. Winter garden is a hopeful paradox: plant a seed in the snow and watch it grow”. – Meaghan Haughian

Meaghan Haughian combines paint, photographs, collage, text and found objects to explore the experiences and emotions that we share collectively as human beings but often experience in isolation. She merges real and imagined narratives in an ongoing search for links between life’s contradictions and dualities. Meaghan earned her BFA (Printmaking & Photography) from Mount Allison University. She is a grant recipient and her work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Ottawa Art Gallery, the City of Ottawa and the National Art Centre’s French Theatre. – La Petite Mort Gallery

For additional information on this Exhibition or Meaghan Haughian visit La Petite Mort Gallery’s Website.

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