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Systems: New Works on Metal and Paper

March 29-April 28, 2012

Opening Reception Thursday March 29, 2012, 6-8pm

From March 29 to April 28, 2012 the Bellevue Gallery will feature Systems: New Works on Metal and Paper, a new and intriguing series by gallery printmaker, Wayne Eastcott. In this series Wayne addresses the interconnectedness of our universe and how basic forms are dictated by the same basic influences of forces such as gravity, heat, light etc. These new works explore the relationships between nature and technology and how they interact and form the human condition and environment. The surfaces of these works are developed by various combinations of digital silkscreen and hand painted stenciled enamel as well as pigments of mica and metallic dusts applied to either paper or riveted aluminum. The images combine, city, machine and landscape forms as well as geometric shapes and lines. Wayne’s goal is to make works that will slowly, optimistically and profoundly resonate with the viewer and that create an interconnection with what they can see and more importantly, what they can’t see.

All: The Span of a Heart

February 14- March 17, 2012

Opening Reception Tuesday February 14, 2012, 6-8pm

The Bellevue Gallery is pleased and excited to exhibit the newest body of work by gallery artist, Galen Felde.  In this series titled, All: The Span of a Heart,  Galen elaborates on her re-occurring theme of exploring and reconstructing  memory .  Galen creates a personal document referencing thematic elements and visual vocabulary from the last 10 years of her creative process.

 

Articulating Prosperity

December 2011- January 2012

Through the holiday season, the Bellevue Gallery will exhibit a rotating group show titled “Articulating Prosperity”. This show will feature smaller works, perfect for gift giving, as well as new and unique pieces by our gallery artists. Prints by printmaker/painter Gillian Armitage, will be on display along with works by Chris Anderson, Wayne Eastcott, Michael Elkan, Erica Grimm-Vance and Michiko Suzuki.

 

Image: “A Matter of Balance 3″- Gillian Armitage.
Etching, digital, wood cut, chine colle. 16″ x 16″.

 

Snow Asylum

October 13- November 12, 2011

Opening Reception: Thursday October 13, 6-8pm

From October 13 to November 12, 2011, the Bellevue Gallery will feature Snow Asylum, the latest works by Marion Llewellyn.

For Marion Llewellyn, this new series of paintings is born out of her experience with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nineteenth century language associated the word asylum as a place of punishment and incarceration. Marion’s choice of the word for the title of this series refers to its original meaning: a place of refuge, a haven. Using a subtle, muted colour range Marion has imagined a snow landscape that creates a feeling of calm. Snow is seen as both camouflage and protection.

What roots Marion to her journey through the post traumatic stress experience is the prevailing ambiguity the icons and imagery provoke in this series. For example, does the image of an arrow convey impending attack or is it a symbol of the messenger of good news? It is the artist’s intention to demonstrate that when we witness or experience conflict or injustice on an scale, we are changed. To what degree, or how we process the conflict is unique for each individual. Marion challenges the viewer to explore their own set of symbols and how they influence our lives.

In this unique series of paintings Marion tells a story, underscoring the point that history not only bears witness but also retells our own stories.

Reminiscence

September 8-October 4, 2011

This Fall the Bellevue Gallery will be showing Reminiscence, a group show featuring new works by Lynn and Leszek Wyczolkowski. Lynn’s new solo series salutes the striking form of the horse in compositions ranging from solid silhouettes to highly decorative pieces. Together, Lynn and Leszek also created a collaborative series which marries Leszek’s simple compositions with Lynn’s free flowing textures. The combination results in works that are a melding of realistic and abstract. Complimenting their art are pieces by Galen Felde, Emma Milley, Pari Azarm Motamedi and Nadine Stefan.

Promise and Passion- Rotating Group Exhibition

July and August 2011

During the summer months Bellevue Gallery will feature Promise and Passion, a rotating group exhibition. Our featured artist will be Galen Felde.  Galen brings new and exciting works to the gallery, adding to her collection of fine paintings.

 

Pari Azarm Motamedi- Painted Literature

May 12 – June 11, 2011

DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF OUR EXHIBITION, “PAINTED LITERATURE” BY PARI AZARM MOTAMEDI, THE BELLEVUE GALLERY WILL EXTEND THIS EXHIBITION UNTIL THE END OF JUNE, 2011.

The Bellevue Gallery presents, Painted Literature by Pari Azarm Motamedi. From May 12- June 11, 2011 the gallery will be featuring twenty paintings by Pari based on the poetry of two contemporary Persian master poets, Shafii Kadkani and Sohrab Sepehri. Pari’s visual narration and interpretation of these words creates an aesthetic language of form and colour, conveying the paralleled great beauty, compassion and wisdom between her paintings and the poems. Nature and poetry have always been the most important inspirations in Pari’s art which is evident through the light, transparency and vibrancy in her paintings.

 

Rose-Marie Goodwin- Across the Jordan

April 7-May 7, 2011

Opening Reception Thursday April 7, 6-8pm

New to the Bellevue Gallery this year is Rose-Marie Goodwin.  The Gallery is pleased to welcome Rose-Marie as she joins our family of artists with her vibrant exhibition Across the Jordan. This series of work is inspired by her journey to the Judean Desert, the Jordan River, the Dead Sea and the Masada ruins.  The vibrant, rich colours and bold brush strokes found in Rose-Marie’s paintings embody the essence of the desert, and invites the viewer into her journey of discovery.

Maria Noma Bliss- Shouts of Life

March 2-April 2, 2011

The Bellevue Gallery is pleased to exhibit the work of Maria Noma Bliss of New York.  Noma’s abstract, surreal images bring a new and exciting dimension to the gallery.  Her vibrant colors, bold imagery, and attention to detail bring focus to social issues such as the break-up of families, world hunger, and global warming.  Even so, the beautiful balance and form found in Noma’s art uplifts and inspires, pointing towards a future of greater hope.   Her work is in corporate and private collections throughout the world.  Her illustrations have been published in editorials, advertising and books worldwide.

Evolution

February  2011

February of 2011 brings much excitement to the Bellevue Gallery. Our artists continue to challenge their creativity with new work and there are many new pieces featured throughout this month. Viewers are able to see a variety of styles in group exhibitions that are continually rotating. New forms, vibrant colours, and unique techniques will adorn the walls of the gallery, showing the Evolution of the artists and their work. Artists featured include Marion Llewellyn, Michiko Suzuki, Wayne Eastcott, Leszek Wyczolkowski, Aaron Robbins, Galen Felde, Gillian Armitage, Nadine Stefan and David Marshall. Please join us for the new and exciting additions at Bellevue Gallery.