Gallery de Boer is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibit “Ecstatic-Scapes” by Alan Glicksman opening September 12 and will run until October 31st.
Canadian painter Alan Glicksman has a highly expressive creative energy that encompasses his paintings. His Abstract Expressionist style focuses on the mythical and mysterious beings from his inner and outer worlds.
Glicksman left the busy Toronto scene in 2005 and moved to Owen Sound where he found the rugged landscape and endless water his new inspiration. He does “en plein air” paintings in the field and will later create large canvases in his studio that capture the same essence.
Alan feels “Sometimes I express my inner world – birds, beasts, humans. Sometimes I express the outer world – trees, flowers, sky. Sometimes the two worlds merge into lively bursts of energy.”
Throughout his long artistic career Alan has achieved various accomplishments and has been highly praised for a fresh original approach, a powerful palette of spellbinding colours and for capturing the spirit of what he is experiencing. Alan studied in Toronto and New York City at The Ontario College of Art and Design, at the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto.
The exhibit at Gallery de Boer – Fine Art called “Ecstatic-Scapes” features a glimpse of Alan’s artistic career over the past twenty five years. It showcases a wide variety of works that highlight Glicksman’s unique perspective on expressing his honest and personal artworks. The show features earlier works along with re-worked paintings created within the last year. With the wide variety of stylistic interpretations from Glicksman, there is a piece for everyone. The show offers unique original artwork for everyone’s budget. This is a great opportunity to add to your personal collection with a piece from a distinguished Canadian abstract painter.
There will be a special opening reception on September 12 from 6-9pm. Please join us for refreshments and meet the artist. Please R.S.V.P to this event.
Gallery de Boer is currently in the process of organizing and installing the next exhibit coming up in September!
We will be making a formal announcement on the artist and show dates within the next week. The show will start mid September and run until the end of October. We are very excited to showcase this distinguished abstract painter!
In the meantime, we are featuring new works by artists such as Valerie Nichol, Roman Zuzuk and many others in the main gallery. Beautiful and lively colours await you as you step inside the gallery!
Stay tuned as we announce the next major exhibit at Gallery de Boer!
The opening receptions for Keira McArthur’s #Selfie exhibit was a great success!
Here are some photos from the opening on Friday June 20th.
A Big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the openings! The exhibit is on display now until August 1st!
Hope to see you soon at Gallery de Boer!
Photogrpahy by: Candra Schank Photography
After much anticipation, Keira McArthur’s #Selfie exhibit opens tonight at 6 pm!
We are having two opening receptions – one tonight (June 20th) from 6-9 pm with a musical performance starting at 7:30 pm. There will be a continuation of the opening on Saturday June 21 from 1-4 pm with a special artist talk by Keira McArthur starting at 2 pm.
The exhibit follows Keira’s journey as she explores her own discomfort in the growing popularity of the ‘selfie’ movement on social media sites. The show is featured in the main gallery and will be on display until August 1st.
Stay tuned for more images and highlights from the opening receptions. We hope to see you there!
Gallery de Boer – Fine Art is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition ‘#Selfie’ by Keira McArthur, on display in the main gallery from June 20th – August 1st.
This exhibit follows Keira’s journey as she explores her own discomfort with the growing popularity of the ‘selfie’ movement on social media sites. Keira states “I squirm when I see people of all ages and stages of like taking solo selfies and posting them, in all their vulnerability. I see awkwardness, pain, sadness, exhaustion, lack of self-awareness, longing – all of which I have personally experienced in my own life.”
The exhibit features a variety of paintings of Keira’s hands and figure in a variety of poses. She feels she needs to face her own discomfort and discover a sense of self. She has set 5 rules for her ‘Selfie Pilgrimage’ including posting photos of herself on social media sites, generate discussions about the selfie practice, paint as she explores deeper into her own thoughts, and finally, write and perform music that relates directly to the work.
There will also be a booklet accompanied with the show that will showcase Keira’s entire ‘Selfie’ journey. The booklet will compile the social media comments and discussions, the selfie images, and the discoveries she makes as she embarks on an awkward yet redeeming experience.
Gallery de Boer is pleased to be the first venue to showcase this meaningful exhibit presented by Keira as she begins a new chapter in her artistic career. This will be the first public viewing of the ‘Selfie’ artworks and we encourage you to take the time to visit the show and reflect on your own thoughts.
Keira incorporates written text and musical performance into her exhibitions. The ‘Selfie’ exhibit will feature a short performance art piece which will explore the idea of ‘subject’ and ‘object’; performer and audience, isolation and tribe. It will feature the voices and musical skills of Keira and her fellow colleagues.
We invite you to join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 20th from 6 – 9 pm AND/OR Saturday, June 21st from 1-4 pm with an artist talk starting at 2 pm.
This is an evening not to be missed!
Gallery de Boer was one of many vendors on the Chi-Cheemaun on April 3rd for a fun event hosted by The Best You and The Painted Wardrobe.
It was an evening filled with friendship and promoting beauty in all forms. We were delighted to have been a part of a fantastic evening!
Gallery de Boer was there to promote our Fine Art Restoration services and to help people become more familiar with the great services we offer. We met many wonderful people and were able to provide advice on their own personal treasures.
Our display consisted of before and after shots of paintings, photographs and paper based objects that we have restored along with informative brochures that showcase our services.
One of the guest speakers at the event was Miss Canada Globe – Jacqueline Wojciechowski. Take a look at the photo of Ron and Sarah with Miss Canada Globe as she visited our display.
On Thursday, April 3rd Gallery de Boer will be a featured vendor for the party on the Chi-Cheemaun brought to you by The Painted Wardrobe and The Best You.
This event will provide guests with details on a variety of products and services from local businesses, get pampered, chances to win some great prizes and meet with special guest speakers. Part of the ticket sales goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Gallery de Boer will be providing information on estate management, evaluations and Fine Art restoration. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about your personal art collection!
We hope to see you there!
Gallery de Boer is pleased to announce we are currently planning our exhibits for the busy spring/summer season!
We will be featuring prominent local artists in the main gallery while also showcasing our popular Dynamic Spaces exhibit with new artwork.
These new exhibits will give Gallery de Boer an opportunity to host opening receptions and a meet and greet with the artists. Stay tuned to our website for more information!
Gallery de Boer is back to business and we’re keeping busy with many projects.
We specialize in dealing with Estate Management and Evaluations and have been completing a number of them.
Many new consignment pieces are coming into the gallery and are featured on our website. Check it out here: http://gallerydeboer.ca.s100597.gridserver.com/consignment/
Hope to see you soon at Gallery de Boer!
Gallery de Boer is OPEN today (Jan.30, 2014) and back to regular hours!
The sun is shining and we have dug out from the snow!
Come check out our latest exhibition ‘Dynamic Spaces’ our come see our framing expert for your custom framing needs.
Hope to see you soon at Gallery de Boer!