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WELCOME TO THE FRONT GALLERY: ROBERT LEMAY
​I consider these portraits to be still lifes because they depict the magazine covers stripped of text, leaving only the title or barcode to indicate their source. I’m making a painting of a photograph rather than a conventional portrait. Gerhard Richter said he was trying to make a painting as exciting as a photograph and I’m extending this idea with the found subject of the fashion magazine.
 
VERNA VOGEL: FRAGILE PLANETS
Verna Vogel

WELCOME TO THE FRONT GALLERY: RIC KOKOTOVICH
The Front Gallery is pleased to welcome Ric Kookotovich
WELCOME TO THE FRONT GALLERY: TONY SCHERMAN
An exhibition featuring work by artists David Lachapelle, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Alfredo Jaar, Tacita Dean, Jackson Lowen, and Fish Griwkowsky. This photography show highlighted the marvelous ability of this wide-range of artist to produce photography in an entirely new way. Rather than using photography strictly as a study of form and nature, the artists in this show investigate through imagery the nature of perception itself. Ranging from quiet observation to profound communication, the Salon dignifies photography in an age where it has become taken for granted.
 
 
WINNER OF THE  RIVER VALLEY CONTEST: BRETT HARVERSTOCK
Congratulations to Brett Harverstock, winner of The Front Gallery's River Valley Contest. Brett's photograph will be displayed during our July exhibition. 
 
 
WELCOME TO THE FRONT GALLERY: ALLAN THOMAS
The Front Gallery is happy to welcome Edmonton-based artist Allan Thomas to our list of gallery represented artists.   Allan is an artist that works in Realism. He finds inspiration from the everyday buildings that surround us. Areas normally taken for granted and otherwise overlooked are recreated in exquisite detail, engaging the viewer and inviting them to find beauty in the mundane.
 
Allan works from his own source material and has been called a photorealist because of the attention to detail he puts into each work, a term he shrugs off for Allan's objective is not to emulate a photo or trick the eye. He generally works from two or more images for one piece and doesn’t follow the source material per batten, correcting photographic distortions, editing and working intuitively Allan strives to pull out the essence from the image in a way that recreates his initial memories and incites he felt at the moment of inspiration.

 
 
LESLEY FINLAYSON: CULMINATION - MARCH 2017
Lesley Finlayson is a Scotland born artist who moved to Canada in 1987 and currently works out of her studio in Vancouver, BC. Her work has been collected throughout Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and can be seen in public collections such as Esso Petroleum Canada and Sceptre Resources ltd.
 
Moving continuously between abstraction and representation, Lesley’s paintings are guided by the dialogue of colour and light that each new place she visits elicits. In her new body of work entitled “Culmination”, Lesley captures the intense peak of energy of Edmonton’s River Valley right before the season transition from fall to winter. “It felt like a very vital moment, a final hurrah before all the leaves dropped and the land went to sleep to regenerate for the following Spring”. Each painting hinges on the very tension of nature and the sense of urgency to capture vital elements of colour and form before the energy of the land shifts into hibernation.  
 
 
INFOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION - FEBRUARY 2017
The Front Gallery teamed up with award winning artist and arts advocate, Alexis Marie Chute for the 2017 InFocus Photography
Exhibit. InFocus is a groundbreaking national-level photo exhibit that promotes and celebrates photography by Canadian Artists. ​​