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Wayne Eastcott & Michiko Suzuki

Posted by on January 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm.

Bellevue Gallery’s very own Wayne Eastcott and Michiko Suzuki will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. This printmaking exhibition by students of the Art Institute at Capilano University is a public, educational exhibition aimed at exploring the dynamic changes in printmaking internationally. Wayne Eastcott has been an instrumental influence in the printmaking world and the Bellevue Gallery will also feature a solo exhibition of Wayne’s new works titled Systems: New works on metal and Paper, March 29- April 28, 2012. The opening reception will be held March 29 from 6-8pm.

Christmas has arrived at Bellevue Gallery!

Posted by on November 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm.

The Gallery is pleased to exhibit three new etchings by Gillian Amitage this Christmas. Gillian’s talents as a printmaker are demonstrated in these exciting digital wood cuts. Also featured this Christmas are award winning new photographs by Michael Elkan and a delightful piece from the retrospective collection of Wayne Eastcott. We hope you can join us this holiday season!

 

SNOW ASYLUM Press Release

Posted by on October 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm.

SNOW ASYLUM by Marion Llewellyn
The Bellevue Gallery 2475 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver
October 13 – November 12, 2011
Opening Reception 6 – 8 pm     Artist in attendance

Written by Mia Johnson

Marion Llewellyn’s new paintings are alarmingly simple in appearance. Quiet expanses of snow, oblique planes of steel blue, tranquil expanses of mountain, floating feathers – and among them, explosions, eruptions, ominous shadows and speeding arrows.

The Welsh artist grew up in Stony Stratford, England, a medieval town pre-dating the Romans. She is known for her explorations of the inner landscape in a manner that is simultaneously autobiographical and conceptual. Sixty years later, in Snow Asylum, images of her heritage are emerging: finely sketched medieval goose feather quills and delicately painted references to the ancient fortresses, gates, fences and portcullis still found in the Stony Stratford area.

Capturing critical psychological moments frame by frame, Llewellyn sets up visual metaphors for her own experience with post-traumatic stress disorder. Research suggests that as many as 10% of the Canadian population will be affected at one time in their life with PTSD, a clinical condition that can cause feelings of impending disaster, a foreboding sense of doom, and a constant feeling that danger is nearby.

Snow Asylum explores dichotomies. Snow gives a feeling of desolation and camouflage yet can also appear serene and comforting, like a blanket. Arrows may be weapons or signs of good news; mountains may beguile or threaten. Savage titles like From the Gulag of Bearing Witness, Shock and Awe and Beyond the Wire show the intensity of the feelings behind the work. The images are as much about a journey through psychological pain as they are narratives of history and place.

Marion Llewellyn was born and educated in the United Kingdom, where she graduated with honours from Manchester College of Art and Design. After working for several prestigious publishing houses and design firms in England, she immigrated to Canada in 1975 and became a master typographer and serigrapher. For almost 20 years she was a partner at Long and Llewellyn, Vancouver, an art and design consultancy with over 300 awards in Canada and USA. Her large format posters have been collected by the National Archives, Ottawa. The BC Government commissioned 12 paintings for Expo 86. She has been profiled in Novum Gerbrauchgraphik, Berlin, translated into 5 languages.

Marion Llewellyn’s artwork has been shown and collected in Vancouver, Montreal, San Francisco & Portland.

For more information, please contact:
The Bellevue Gallery
604-922-2304  www.bellevuegallery.ca

Marion Llewellyn Solo Exhibition

Posted by on August 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm.

From October 13 to November 12, 2011, the Bellevue Gallery will feature Snow Asylum, the latest works by Marion Llewellyn. Marion brings a new element to her work through the use of visual subject matter which enhances her abstract compositions. The use of subtle, muted colour creates calm while her imagery invites the viewer into a story through contemplation and reflection.

 

New work by Leszek and Lynn Wyczolkowski!

Posted by on July 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm.

The Bellevue Gallery is excited to be receiving new work by Leszek and Lynn Wyczolkowski. The new pieces by these two Eastern Canadian artists consists of a collaborative series as well as a solo series by Lynn.

The collaborative pieces are landscapes which marry Leszek’s simple compositions with Lynn’s free flowing textures. The combination results in works that are between realistic and abstract under a veil of diffused light.

Lynn’s solo series salutes the striking form of the horse in compositions ranging from solid silhouettes to highly decorative pieces in vibrant colours embellished by layers of mixed media.

We look forward to showcasing these unique and innovative works in the future.

Bellevue Gallery’s “Painted Literature” featured in the North Shore News

Posted by on May 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm.

Bellevue Gallery’s newest exhibition, “Painted Literature”, was featured in the North Shore News Bright Lights on Sunday May 22, 2011. The exhibition by Pari Azarm Motamedi is on now and runs through to the end of June.

Click here to see the article.

Pari Azarm Motamedi video- “Drawings on the Geometries, Traditions and Memories”

Posted by on May 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm.

Bellevue Gallery’s artist Pari Azarm Motamedi talks about her inspirations and memories when painting in a documentary by SFU student Mohsen Yazdani.

Pari’s exhibition, “Painted Literature” at the Bellevue Gallery is on now and runs through the month of June.

Click here to view the video. 

A MUST SEE Exhibition: Bellevue Gallery featuring Maria Noma Bliss

Posted by on March 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm.

From March 2-April 2, 2011 the Bellevue Gallery will be featuring Shouts of Life by Maria Noma Bliss.  Noma comes to us from New York and brings a new and dynamic aspect to the gallery. She is an accomplished artist who has been shown in publications such as The London Times and the Harvard Business Journal. In her abstract, surreal approach she tackles social and political issues while emphasizing the ideas of freedom and future. We are fortunate to have this rare opportunity and consider this a MUST SEE exhibition.

Bellevue Gallery is also on Twitter!

Posted by on February 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm.

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Bellevue Gallery on Facebook!

Posted by on February 9, 2011 at 11:43 am.

Bellevue Gallery is excited to announce that we have a new home on Facebook.  Click here to view our page.