Monday, 4 July 2016

JULY 2016 EXHIBITION: "SPACE TIME AND MOTION" AT THE ELAINE FLECK GALLERY


SPACE TIME AND MOTION 

features new artwork by

Jacqueline Veltri exhibiting until July 31, 2016 

Cindy Dyson and Scott Kish exhibiting until July 16, 2016 

This artwork is for sale.


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This time and space series is about the way we use time. This series is dedicated to my mom who taught me that we can choose to use our time to be happy and fulfilled. I used the compasses to represent the space we occupy, and that we choose the direction we take in life. Ultimately time doesn't control us because we choose how we spend our time. I illustrate this by changing the scale of the compasses and making them much larger than the time pieces. - Jacqueline Veltri 

https://elainefleckgallery.com/collections/jacqueline-veltri







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My fascination with everyday street scenes reflects my hope and struggle to believe that the most beautiful moments in life are not always as expected. Perhaps these precious times are all at once – mundane and frenzied, fragile and strong, peaceful and painful, sunny and dark.
I work with acrylic paint and palette knives.  I find that the endlessness to the variety of mark I can make with these tools challenges and fascinates me.  I love the physicality and range of the knife – aggressive slices, delicate dabs, focused scrapes and thick bold swaths of colour.  The paint is so flexible – I can spray, splatter, blob and pour it. These qualities enable me to express a wide range of emotion in each piece.
I am greatly influenced by the European Impressionists. Their sensitive offerings physically and emotionally connect me to their 19th century world. My application of paint does not result in realistic representation.   Rather, I am satisfied with a rough familiarity and mood of subject.  My goal is to present an intriguing balance of roughness and tenderness; boldness and vulnerability, representation and expression. Cindy Dyson 




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Scott Kish paints "motion" in all its variable forms. The four paintings curated by Elaine Fleck for this exhibition are, large in scale 40 x 70 inches, life size forms of runway models painted with oils on aluminum providing the viewer immediate context turning a static artwork into stylized motion.

In early 2016, Scott received word that his motion  paintings were the inspiration behind New York fashion designer Vivienne Hu's Fall 2016 collection. After viewing the collection at the runway show at NYFW, he was inspired to depict this collection in a series of paintings.


Friday, 17 June 2016

New Paintings by Amy Shackleton and Mark Liam Smith

We are very excited to have brand new work by Amy Shackleton and Mark Liam Smith on display and for sale this June.


Shackleton's paintings explore the evolving relationship between nature and cities. Using natural forms as examples for sustainable design, she suggests innovative solutions for urban planning and development. Amy Shackleton's paintings are highly sought after, and sell fast. Don't miss this opportunity to see her newest work in person.

Recover (New York and Vancouver) -SOLD
Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas, 35 x 50 inches, 2016 

Season Finale (New York and Vancouver) -SOLD
Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas, 35 x 50 inches, 2016 


Renewal (New York and Vancouver) -SOLD
Acrylic and enamel on canvas, 35 x 50 inches, 2016 



Mark Liam Smith's paintings are visual works of fiction: he creates a narrative using shape, colour, and characters, carefully considering the chromatic and spatial relationships in his paintings to achieve movement and balance. Mark Liam Smith is an emerging artists recently discovered by the Elaine Fleck Gallery. He is extremely prolific and is gaining momentum quickly. Smith will also be showing at SCOPE BASEL 2016 from June 14-19 in Basel, Switzerland.
THE AUCTION HOUSE -SOLD 
oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2016

Flowers for Fibonacci
oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2016


Game Theory 
oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 2016

Thursday, 28 April 2016

FLECK FINE ART GROUP SHOW MAY 2016


This May 2016 discover 13 EMERGING ARTITS and 12 GALLERY REPRESENTED ARTISTS

FLECK FINE ART GROUP SHOW

Once an artist has produced a body of work, the promotion and marketing of the artist and their work is a huge determining factor in their success and advancement. The Fleck Fine Art Catalogues and Group Shows are invaluable promotional venues for artists.
The Fleck Fine Art Catalogue is published twice a year. The spring/summer 2016 issue marks our 14th publication.
“The catalogue is a group activity, we all promote together to potential art buyers.” Elaine Fleck, Gallery Owner, Curator, Art Dealer
Elaine Fleck has a reputation for her discerning eye, great taste and a passion for representing artists who are innovators and create works that resonate with the public.
Come to the Elaine Fleck Gallery this May... get stimulated, get inspired! 
TRUE ART TRULY ELEVATES US!

PAULETTE SAUVE - VALERIE AMADIO - ELIZABETH HARDINGE - April 18 - 30, 2016

PAULETTE SAUVE  
LATOMICITE PROFONDE DU PONT archival print 33”x48” 2016

























VALERIE AMADIO
BRAIN MECHANICS acrylic and Ink on wood panel 24”x36” 2016


























ELIZABETH HARDINGE
PEONY PASSION  oil on canvas  60” x 75”  2016 




Sunday, 13 March 2016

"INTERCULTURAL" BY SHEININA LOLITA RAJ - ON EXHIBITION AT THE ELAINE FLECK GALLERY APRIL 2016

My name is Sheinina Lolita Raj, a person who was born from distinctively diverse ancestors, culturally, religiously, linguistically and physically.

Racially speaking I am half Indian and half English. I do however consider myself Canadian. Believing in the promised land of Canada my parents immigrated to Vancouver when I was five years old. Hopeful that I would enjoy a peaceful life free of prejudices we said farewell to loved ones for good. Although, the truth is you cannot run from racism. I can remember tearfully expressing to my father how I did not want to be brown as children would tease. While I have grown to appreciate the tonality of my skin, in this era of cultural assimilation my identity continues to be misunderstood.

As a person of ethnic descent living in the multicultural metropolis of Los Angeles for more than a decade, I’ve become keenly aware of racial prejudices. Mankind has evolved to visually interpret their environment, a survival instinct ensures individuals are categorized.

When the colour of my skin presents an unfamiliar reference, inevitably a barrier of discriminative notions are formed. In honour of cultural diversity, “Intercultural” reflects just how different yet the same we are. Adorned in the worldly traditional regalia of Armenia, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, India, Jordan, Mexico, Native America, North America, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi-Arabia, Spain, and Turkey, this collection of self-portraits unifies authentic heritages. As cultures around the world collide this art could not come at a more precarious time. Raising awareness to the misinterpretation of the nationalities living in our modern day societies, “Intercultural” enlightens ideologies while initiating a common respect for all humanity and ultimately a peaceful coexistence.







Tuesday, 23 February 2016

March 2016 KATHY KISSIK and DAVID FREDRIK

March 2016 The Elaine Fleck Gallery presents work by renowned American artist Kathy Kissik and introduces the work of David Fredrik.


KATHY KISSIK
Kathy Kissik is a Miami-based artist known for her fusion of contemporary and historical photography with found objects. Kissik earned her BFA degrees from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Tufts University where she was a fifth year Travelling Scholar recipient, then enrolled in a post-graduate program at the University of New South Wales.

Photography Based Mixed Media Collage by Kathy Kissik

Trained primarily in photography and welding, Kathy Kissik’s mixed media collages are often architectural. She photographs her subjects – with a traditional medium format camera and occasionally digitally – from slightly skewed perspectives, recording the shifting of light with the passage of time. Then Kissik builds out sculptural collages with contrasting textures and found objects for a multifaceted effect. Metals have an unspoken vocabulary in her practice that subtly transmit information to the viewer.

"My vision has always been to evoke how a place feels." -Kathy Kissik









DAVID FREDRIK


David Fredrik's mixed-media works blend chaos and harmony, all while expressing different “stories from the streets”.

David’s extensive world travels inspire his focus on global subcultures. His paintings aim to reflect the beautifully imperfect surroundings of urban city life. A focus on dense layers and coarse deconstruction form his signature pieces. His background in Advertising, Graphic Design, and Typography heavily influence his compositional approach.

In 2014, David was named an "Artist to Invest in Now" by Saatchi Art.