In efforts to support local and regional artists, these art galleries are seen as a few of the top destinations for contemporary art in Ottawa. With a diverse range of media on show — from light sculptures and new-media works to traditional portraiture and oil paintings — there is something on show for everyone in Canada’s capital.
The L.A. Pai Gallery, established in 2000 and directed by Lisa Pai, has worked tirelessly in its promotion of contemporary emerging and established artists since it opened its doors. The gallery is known for seeking out and presenting the most promising developments in contemporary Canadian jewellery and sculpture. The gallery exhibits works in ceramic, fibre, glass, metal, mixed media and photographic print. Alongside beautiful contemporary crafts by artists, designers and craftsmen such as Michael Belmore, Brad Copping and Vivienne Jones, L.A. Pai Gallery present works by daring artists with strong contemporary relevance, highlighting their support of new ideas in contemporary art.
Patrick Mikhail Gallery, established in 2006, puts a heavy emphasis on complete engagement in the professional practice of its represented artists, and full commitment to launching their new bodies of work. Patrick Mikhail Gallery has launched the careers of multiple creatives, spawning a new generation of contemporary artists in the Canadian art scene and abroad. This has been achieved through the gallery’s strong ties with international museums, institutions and private collectors, and a programme of carefully curated solo and group exhibitions, projects and academic collaborations. The gallery also regularly participates in international art fairs and festivals. Works presented here explore a wide range of contemporary issues and ideas across the mediums of painting, photography, installation, performance, sculpture, drawing, film, video, and new media. Represented artists include sculptor Jinny Yu, photographer Stephen Brookbank and media artist Cheryl Pagurek.
Family-owned and operated, Wall Space Gallery and framing business has over 25 years of experience in the art industry. The gallery currently represents over 50 Canadian artists from Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Eastern Quebec and beyond who are among the best in their respective fields. Working with established and emerging artists such as Cali Balles, Jodie Fletcher, Jennifer Graham and Tanya Kirouac, the gallery features works that push the boundaries of both their medium and chosen subject.
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