Saturday, October 22, 2016

Install shots from the Ben Skinner + Alex Caldwell Exhibition

check out these install shots from our opening on Thursday

Install shot of Alex Caldwell's Red Loop and Ben Skinner's Kiss Me Mural 

 Ben Skinner's Kiss Me Flow Chart Mural 

Ben Skinner's Kiss Me Flow Chart Prints.  Edition of 10 

Install shot of Ben Skinner Flocking and Alex Caldwell's Yellow Rings

Ben Skinner Install Shot 

 Install shot of the exhibition

 Ben Skinner What Remains 

 Ben Skinner Building Opportunities for Growth 

 Ben Skinner Randos 

Splash Event!

As you may have heard, Splash 2016 had to be postponed due to severe weather conditions unsafe for guests. On Friday afternoon, the committee of Splash 2016 had no choice but to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone the event. Fortunately, we they able to donate the evening’s food, costing more than $25,000, to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.  
As all storms have a silver lining, the signature fundraiser will now be held on November 3rd, 2016 at the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.  
Winsor gallery is pleased to announce it's participation with this years Splash fundraiser. We will be offering Ben Skinner's "Kiss Me" buttons by donation, with proceeds going to arts umbrella! There are 50 tickets remaining.  Support Arts Umbrella and get a cool Ben Skinner pin!

If you would like to purchase additional tickets to Splash, you may do so here

Friday, October 21, 2016

Marianne Ackerman!

Planning on being down in Toronto for the annual art fair, Art Toronto 2016? Make sure to stop by Reds Wine Bar October 28th to hear Marianne Ackerman read some of her intelligent and beautiful crafted stories from her book MANKIND & Other Stories of Women. The focus of which is on women, their ascent into selfhood, the beauty and carnage of their journey. 

Reds Wine Bar
77 Adelaide St. west
Friday Oct 28 from 8 pm.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Views of Hughes final days at the gallery!

With only five days left, the Views of Hughes: Selected Multiples exhibition is the perfect way to stay dry and escape the weather this weekend. Playing with perspective and distance, Patrick Hughes painted reliefs constantly work to baffle and disorient the viewer. As you move around the work the illusions come to life, “the mind is deceived into believing the impossible, that a static painting can move of its own accord.”

The exhibition features new works such as "Peggy", "Amsterdam" and "Populart" plus the last remaining edition of "Variety" will be available. These optical illusions are a unique spectacle that one must see in person in order to truly experience and appreciate Hughes unique technique of bringing works of art to life. 

Check out Fiona Ackerman at Art Budapest

We are proud to announce that Winsor's artist Fiona Ackerman will be exhibiting her work at this year’s Art Budapest. An international contemporary art fair set to take place from October 13-16. This is an exciting time for Fiona as she will also be exhibiting her work in a solo booth at Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, Art Toronto, from October 28-31.

Hypno Rockery, 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas
57 x 57”

For more information about her work and her upcoming exhibitions check out the links below:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Winsor Gallery is CLOSED WEDNESDAY

This is a special announcement that Winsor Gallery will be closed on Wednesday October 5th, 2016.  Opening hours will resume the following day.

Thank you for your understanding!

On a side note, Winsor Gallery will be gearing up for the installment of our next exhibition featuring Alex Caldwell and Ben Skinner.


Alex Caldwell | Ben Skinner    
October 20th - November 19th, 2016
Opening Reception | Thursday October 20th, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Winsor Gallery is pleased to announce the first duo solo exhibition of mixed media and sculpture artists Alex Caldwell and Ben Skinner.  The exhibition runs from October 20th – November 19th.  An opening will be held on the evening of Thursday October 20th, from 6-8pm.  

Winsor Gallery will be showcasing the impeccable skills and playful imaginations of Skinner and Caldwell.  This exhibition features meticulous simplicity spanning different media - shape and form, text and language, colour and light. The curious and eccentric artworks and sculptures run freely throughout the space encouraging a flow between the works and artists.  

While Skinner uses his artist’s vocabulary of letters and words as the building blocks of his work, Caldwell uses squares, spheres, and hemispheres. The vivid dilated hues used by both artists captivate the viewers’ gaze, evoking emotions and fresh perspectives.  Skinner and Caldwell's experimental and abstract works never fail to keep the interest of their audience.   The works not only stand out in colour and subject matter, but also in the vibrant shapes that are mixed within the body. Viewers are encouraged to be active participants in the production of the works meaning, an act that dynamically connects the works, and thus the exhibition, into a cohesive whole.

About Alex Caldwell
Minimalism meets pop art in Alex Caldwell’s playful, colour-saturated forms. In making these sculptures, found materials are often cast, multiplied, and combined to create bubbling or squiggling shapes. Caldwell determines each sculpture’s colour intuitively, based on how its shape absorbs and reflects light.  Caldwell’s impeccably flawless sculpture colours are created through repeated applications of automotive or oilfield paint. Both bulletproof and weatherproof, the paint masks the joins between each sculpture’s individual components, giving complete cohesion to each form. The resulting sculptures are molecular or toy-like, and so densely vibrant that they seem to be not just coated in colour but made of it completely. Whether seeming to levitate against a wall or hover off a plinth, Caldwell’s sculptures become a skillful play on visual surprise and pleasure. Alex Caldwell was born in Whitehorse, Yukon. 

About Ben Skinner
Ben Skinner grew up in a small oil town in Southern Ontario. He graduated with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax in 2000, and with an MFA in Art & Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. Ben lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. Currently showing with Mayberry Fine Art in Toronto, K.Imperial Fine Art in San Fransisco and Hazan Projects in New York. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Last Couple Weeks of "Views of Hughes"

A special shout out to Artsy for featuring u son their main page!

Exhibition runs until October 15th, 2016