Five Fallacies about Art

Does art have to be beautiful? Is it a luxury? Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada, discusses these and other common fallacies about art 


What has peripatetic artist Jessie McNeil been up to?

After a cross-continental bicycle trip through Europe last year, Jessie McNeil is working at her home-away-from-home studio in Tartu, Estonia.  She snapped photos in every city she cycled through – about 300 images for making future collages!

Here’s a peek at works in progress in the studio, Tartu, Estonia

collage of couple with sunglasses checking directions in europe,


riding a pink bike


to market to marget



Christopher Friesen “Search by Image”

the reach gallery, Abbotsford BC

18.01.18 – 07.05.18

landscape painting (after Corot)

Les Petits Denicheurs, 2017, oil and acrylic wash on canvas, 47.5″ x 72″

Recent paintings by Christopher Friesen are based on the ubiquity and circulation of imagery from the Western art historical canon. Using landscape paintings by French artist Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) as a point of departure, Friesen explores notions of influence, quotation, authorship, and the “real” in the age of digital reproduction.


From ARTNEWS, editorial by Andrew Russeth

Leo Castelli on myths and how art prices are generated, 1973



Seattle Art Fair, August 3 – 6, 2017





ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is pleased to be participating the Seattle Art Fair August 3 – 6, 2017.

Booth C28

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting the work of talented Canadian artists along side some of the top international names in contemporary art from North America, Europe and Asia.

ArtWalk 2017 Winner Announced

We are thrilled to announce the Winner of our 2017 ArtWalk Draw is Brigitte Rice of Vancouver.

Congratulations Brigitte!

We welcomed over 700 visitors for the Opening of “The Figure in the Landscape” and ArtWalk 2017.  It was a busy and exhilarating day. Here are a few installation photos we took before the crowds –



Blog: A Cabinet of Curiosities

“A Cabinet of Curiosities” curated by Darius Stein.

Luke Armitstead, Sarah Davidson, Paul Halley, Juliana Silva.

On view to June 10, 2017.

The two and three dimensional works combine a range of materials including sculpture, ceramics, collage, and lace and fabric. They are an assembly of tactile and organic objects that unexpectedly and surprisingly relate to each other within the space.  The works are thoughtful, resourceful and visually engaging.

A Cabinet of Curiosities, Installation photo

A Cabinet of Curiosities, installation photo

A Cabinet of Curiosities, installation photo

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