Sunday, 18 December 2016
"Just Imagine" series 2016
My paintings are intended to portray urban life at its best, demonstrating ways that we can work with nature rather than against it. I envision post-industrial worlds where sustainable relationships exist between man and the environment. By exploring the continually evolving approaches to preserving our environment and living more efficiently, I suggest how we can implement innovative solutions for city planning and development with minimal impact on surrounding habitats.
This synthesis of ideas is manifested in how I paint. As in real life construction, the architectural aspects of my work are calculated, measured and controlled in order to assure precise locations of each line. As in nature, the environmental elements are more spontaneous, unpredictable and liquid. Using squeeze bottles filled with liquid paint I build each piece from the ground up with hundreds of lines and/or dots. After years of experimenting with gravity and rotating my canvas, I am able to manipulate where and how each drip will fall. - Amy Shackleton
Saturday, 3 September 2016
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Artist James Maxwell works primarily in metal. He uses the techniques of industry, such as welding and machining, to create objects. His subject matter often employs the iconography of machinery and the objects they create. He is interest in form, and how ideas, once realized in three dimensions, transform. Materials, scale and surface become agents of change. By removing an object from its context, reconfiguring its composition and scale, Maxwell allows it to be something other than it was. In a sense, he is enabling us to reconfiguring ourselves.
"The use of systems is important to the work I do, both in the creation of objects and the development of ideas. Operations have orders. Yet the system does not always determine the final piece. Nor is it always employed. I am not a hostage to the orthodoxy of the original concept. Often the idea changes as the piece percolates over time and new ideas bubble up. Older ideas that keep returning are given their due and are executed. New ones sometimes jump the line." - James Maxwell
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Monday, 4 July 2016
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
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
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.
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
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.
Thursday, 28 April 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!