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Suffrage at Guns & Rain Gallery

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Guns & Rain gallery is pleased to share their current exhibition ‘Suffrage’. With multiple African elections taking place in 2019, this group show for Guns & Rain women artists reflects on women’s right to vote, and women’s rights more broadly – 101 years after (some) women’s suffrage.
Among other themes, these artists comment on the gendered nature of political participation, representation, history and memory, and failures of the state. Our fantastic line-up of artists includes Tuli Mekondjo (Namibia), Jenny Nijenhuis(South Africa),  Ayobola Kekere-Ekun (Nigeria), Jo Rogge (South Africa/Namibia) and Carmen Ford (South Africa).

The show is ongoing until July 24th.

Quintessence by Eric Robitaille at Decorazon

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Quintessence is referred to as the fifth sense, and is the title of Eric Robitaille’s exhibition at DECORAZON NYC.  Celebrating the idea of beauty in its purest form, Robitaille demonstrates a unique combination of vibrant realism and modern abstract.

ERIC ROBITAILLE demonstrates a unique combination of vibrant realism and modern abstract. Building each painting using a very complex construction of high quality detailing and layers, the artist allows a large space for abstract process and flow. Eric Robitaille is a self-taught contemporary artist from Montreal, Quebec. He has shown works in several exhibitions across Canada, and is currently represented by galleries in Quebec and Ontario. He also enjoys meeting art buyers personally through independent fairs.

A contemporary artist from Montreal, Quebec, Eric Robitaille has a graphic design and illustration background.
Diverse animal and plant life play a large role in his recent series, primarily to symbolize human behavior and life mechanics. His animal subjects display human characteristics and virtues, while carrying messages of “being your best self”.

Through many years of experimentation, Eric Robitaille’s style has evolved from hyper-realism to a unique mixture of abstraction and surrealism. The distinctive integration of contrasting elements, graphic text, colours and layers result in creations that are visually intriguing and dynamic, but above all communicate to perfection the story and significance of each piece.

Exhibition on View: June 27 – August 24, 2019

Patience and Perseverance: An Interview with Peppa Martin, Director and Curator of Truth and Beauty Gallery & Studio

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Peppa Martin founded Truth and Beauty Gallery & Studio in Vancouver in 2006, which combines a  commercial photography gallery and professional portrait studio. She is the Director and Curator of the gallery and lead photographer in the studio.

Dedicated to the exhibition and appreciation of the photographic form, Truth and Beauty represents the work of 60 international artists, and hosts exhibitions and public programs such as talks, book launches and workshops. The gallery also features a digital portal for online exhibitions and print sales.

Peppa advises on print acquisitions and sourcing, career development, corporate and private commissions, and conducts portfolio reviews.

As a professional photographer, gallerist, curator, art consultant, and independent writer, Peppa’s commentaries on art and culture have been published internationally. A Board Member of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and Chair of AWAD’s Global Chapter, Peppa is also on the Advisory Board of Photolucida (Portland) and a member of the Canadian Media Guild. www.truthandbeauty.ca

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Peppa via video call between London and Vancouver…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

Inclusive, welcoming, curious, current, and adaptable.
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Art Basel Unlimited Preview – Big and Beautiful by Art Decision

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Unlimited Sector of Art Basel is the platform for showing large-scale projects or as the press release states “artworks that transcend the traditional art fair stand”  This includes sculptures, video work, wall paintings, photographic services and performance art.  It is an immersive experience for the viewer where one can often step into the works, without the watchful eye of a gallery owner on you.  Curated for the eighth and final year by Gianni Jetzer, Curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., this year’s Unlimited promises to be as dynamic and thought-provoking as in years past.  75 large-scale projects are on view at Unlimited this year in the massive hall next to the traditional galleries sector.

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AWAD WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER: Abigail Ogilvy Ryan

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Abigail Ogilvy Ryan is a gallerist and curator who recently moved to Geneva, Switzerland, with her flagship gallery still currently located in Boston, MA. Since opening Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in 2015, she been dedicated to her mission of presenting thought-provoking, engaging exhibitions that present ideas or topics that are not well-represented in the Boston area. Her passion for matching clients with artwork began after her first experience working in two contemporary art galleries in Florence, Italy in 2010. Growing up in a household of educators, Abigail is drawn to the pursuit of educating her audience and collectors about contemporary art and her artists. Abigail also collaborates with nonprofits and educational organizations on auctions, events, and exhibitions that aim to give back to the community. She has supported an annual exhibition to fundraise and promote Artists For Humanity, a Boston arts non-profit which seeks to bridge the socio-economic divisions that currently exists in Boston. Abigail looks forward to expanding her gallery opportunities within the European art market.

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