Nicholas Metivier Gallery
190 Richmond Street East
Hours: October 26-30 10am-6pm, October 31 12pm-5pm
Gallery Capacity: 30
The Nicholas Metivier Gallery was founded in 2004. Today, it is one of the largest contemporary galleries in Canada. The focus of the gallery since its inception has been to represent and promote Canadian and international artists from different generations that demonstrate exceptional quality and originality in all media, with a focus on contemporary painting and photography. Nicholas Metivier Gallery has a reputation for and is committed to guiding artists and developing their careers. The gallery has placed works in major private collections and museums in both Canada and abroad. The gallery actively participates in an international circuit of fairs including Art Toronto, Expo Chicago, Pulse Miami, Arco Madrid and Paris Photo. Nicholas Metivier Gallery is a member of the Art Dealer's Association of Canada (ADAC).
Bobbie Burgers: Storms and Calm Waters
Steve Driscoll: Trick of the Light
Storms and Calm Waters is Bobbie Burgers' second solo exhibition at the gallery. While flowers have played an important role in the foundation of her practice, this exhibition represents a pivotal moment in her career as they are no longer the only focus. In this exhibition, Burgers paints on raw canvas and likens the experience to working on paper, relying on elements of chance. Works on paper have always been complementary to her paintings, not as studies but rather inspiring her use of new motifs and mediums.
Trick of the Light is Steve Driscoll's first exhibition at the gallery. Guided by his explorations in the Canadian wilderness, he translates his encounters into visceral, colour-saturated depictions of landscape. His technique embraces painterly spontaneity and experimentation, yet it is measured by his deep understanding of the industrial materials he employs.
Bobbie Burgers, Storms and Calm Waters #2, 2021, mixed media on canvas, 80 x 66 in.
Bobbie Burgers, Potency #2, 2021, mixed media on paper, 51 1/4 x 41 in.
Steve Driscoll, The bliss of silent places, 2021, oil pigments and urethane on composite panel, 60 x 96 in.
Steve Driscoll, There was no map, 2021, oil pigments and urethane on composite panel, 80 x 107 in.