Works by Artists Represented by the Mortar and Brick Gallery, including Amy Dryer, David Wilson and James Postill, will be exhibited and available for viewing Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31 and April 13 and 14 between 11am and 4pm. If these times are not convenient please contact Mike at 403.380.0283 or [email protected]
Artists We Represent
Works by Raymond Thériault celebrate the outer structure of our modern urban landscape: concrete and glass, bricks and stonework, curbs and doorways. The artist has made each of his landscapes a place you want to walk into and explore, a place where you want to spend time or lose yourself. Though they capture but a moment in time, these paintings are meant to be browsed through and savoured slowly.
While some of the works concentrate on the interplay between architecture and the human presence, there are also evocative touches of portraiture and still life among this collection, displaying the artist's versatility and variety of style. There are day scenes and alluring images after nightfall.
After completing his first year at the University of Lethbridge, Raymond graduated from the Fine Arts program at the University of Alberta. In his over 25 years as a professional artist he has had 12 solo exhibitions and numerous group and juried shows. In 1994, Raymond was awarded first prize in the national Visual Arts Competition by the Department of Canadian Heritage. A member of the Alberta Society of Artists, he has taught figure drawing at Harcourt House in Edmonton, and illustrated bilingual textbooks published in Montreal. Raymond is also a former president of the Alberta Society of Artists.
In addition to galleries in Alberta and British Columbia, Raymond's work can be found in the permanent collections of several major corporations, such as Suncor and Canadian Utilities, in law offices such as Ernst & Young and Bennet Jones Verchère, as well as in numerous private collections throughout the world.
" My work is elemental, with a focus on nature and the forces with which humanity has to contend. I search for a distinctive atmosphere from the immensity and grandeur of the plains to the human mark etched upon it. With both a plaintive and expressive palette of light and movement I draw both from my past, a process I call "Memory Polaroids", and from the present day of all that surrounds me. My medium is oil on canvas...and a guitar”.
Steve Coffey has been an integral part of the Canadian art and music scene for many years. He has curated traveling exhibitions, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college, and conducted many workshops and art residencies. After finishing his formal training in 1990 (University of Regina, Master of Fine Arts.) Steve practiced formalist metal sculpture in but eventually gave in to his love of drawing and representation and was seduced by the immediacy and challenges of oil paint. He began exploring the medium full time in 1995. Steve has exhibited extensively and his paintings can be found in numerous private and public collections Worldwide and he is represented across Canada by many well known Art Galleries.
Steve’s music has received critical acclaim over the course of ten albums to date and he and his band have performed regularly and been heard on many radio airwaves over many years, from commercial to college to frequencies in between. Steve notes such figures as Tom Thompson, Emily Carr, Alex Colville, A.Y Jackson, Bill Duma, Mike Scott, Don Van Vliet, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell for helping define his world of art & music. Steve and his family live in the small Southern Alberta town of Vulcan.
Contact Steve by email at [email protected].
Photographic Artists We Represent
Born in 1983, Danny is a Lethbridge born photographer with an innate fascination of the natural world. Driven by his love of astronomy, Danny often seeks inspiration beneath the night sky. Danny’s artistic expression is deep-rooted in the aesthetics of surrealism; captivated by what dwells in the darkness rather than in the light, his experimental approach helps him expose surreal qualities in the real world. Using only available light for the bulk of his work, Danny enjoys the challenge of transforming ordinary landscapes into dramatic displays of nature’s brilliance.
Growing up, Leanna often wished she had a talent for painting - but what she saw in her head never seemed to translate onto paper. She longed to be able to capture the ethereal light of an impressionist painting or the emotive impact of an abstract.
Photography has provided a vehicle for her to express her lifelong love of art and to interpret the world around her in the way that she always wished to. Each image is a possibility and a revelation. Each has its own voice. She hopes they speak to you.