Duality: A Collection of Art & Pottery

by Carrie Paulicelli

A collaboration of deign focused pieces exploring the light & dark in a wide variety of mediums.

June 13 to 25, 2023.

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, evenings by appointment.

125 Adelaide Street, 2nd floor.

204-944-0809

Duality: A Collection of art and pottery 

“Duality” is an exhibition where design takes center stage, exploring the captivating dance between light and dark.

Through each piece there is aim to evoke a sense of contrast, harmony, and tension. Navigating the depths of this interplay, where multiple mediums and textures intertwine.

This body of work invites viewers to contemplate the balance and find your own meaning within the duality.

Carrie Paulicelli is an artist based on Treaty One territory. Raised in St Clements, Manitoba, Paulicelli began making art at a young age. As a child her demonstrated creativity in school led to art classes at The Winnipeg Art Gallery. 

Encouraged by her husband to return to art, Paulicelli began painting in earnest and boldly began a new chapter of her life as an artist. Her pieces are abstract, inspired by her love of interior design and decorating. Paulicelli has exhibited her work at A Little Art Boutique, The Cre8ery Art Gallery and Kathleen Crosby Gallery. Her pieces can be found in collections in Canada and the United States. She lives in West St Paul, Manitoba with her husband Sam and their dogs. 

Ecological Succession or Cessation

by Corrine Flaws

The earth has undergone many changes over many years but never as much as in the past 100 with the impacts of human exploration. What will happen in the next century?

May 30 to June 11, 2024

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm.

First Friday, June 7, 11am to 9pm.

Meet the artist times TBA


Corinne Flaws, moved from Winnipeg to the Isle of the Arts (Gabriola Island) in 2020 Corinne retired from her career in
information Systems Program / Project Management in 2017 to direct her full attention to her photography and art.
Corinne has always had a passion for nature and capturing its beauty. It inspires her to share what she sees, though her photographs and her art.


She enjoys capturing images with her camera to use as inspiration for her paintings. This beauty is at risk. Human activity in the name of progress is depleting the earth’s resources and heating up the planet. Housing development is taking away habitat from animals, causing them to interact more with humans often resulting in their demise. The ice fields are melting causing rise in sea levels which is causing flooding. Temperatures are rising causing more and more fires. The artworks in this show is imagining what a future might be like if this continues at the pace it is currently occurring.

MERAKI

Helene Girard

April 4 to April 16, 2024

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, First Friday, April 5, 11am to 9pm evenings by appointment, call 204-944-0809.

Meet the Artist Times: First Friday, April 5, 5-9pm; Saturdays, 2-4pm.

Through art and creativity, the use of different techniques, transparencies and acrylic flow, Helene expresses the depth of her soul.

Bio:

A Francophone Winnipeg artist; was born in an ambulance on her way to the hospital in St-Ludger de Milot in the Province of Québec in 1961.

Her parents affectionately nicked named her Lenie, a signature and label that stuck and clearly identifies her artwork today. Hélène studied Interior design in Saguenay Lac St-Jean and Art in Montréal. She discovered Manitoba through a self-fulfilling and rewarding youth program called KATIMAVIK.

Hélène has taught after school art programs in Québec as well as in Manitoba. She had the privilege to be a guest artist at rural events in Manitoba as well as fund raising event such as “Jazz for child heath BC” for Nanaimo General Hospital. Hélène appeared in published articles such as Hope from tragedy from Muskoka Magazine in Ontario. Her artwork has also been featured on the cover of Uniquely Manitoba.

Hélène expressed herself on highway billboards, restaurant menus, murals, portraitures, commission works, logos and on old cream cans. Art is in her heart and soul. Her favorite medium is acrylic. Hélène is inspired by emotions and immerses herself in her subject to let out more feelings.

She likes to simplify the complicated; There is a noticeable attention to texture and colors in her work. Somehow, the overall result of her paintings leaves us with a touch of curiosity. If her paintings come alive or touch people, in some ways, she feels she has done her job as an artist.

BIOGRAPHIE: Hélène Jeanne Girard (Lenie) Une artiste francophone de Winnipeg ; née en 1961 à bord d’une ambulance à St-Ludger de Milot au Québec, en chemin pour l’hôpital.

Ses parents l’ont affectueusement surnommée Lenie, un sobriquet et une signature qui sont restés et identifient clairement ses œuvres aujourd’hui. Hélène a étudié le design d’intérieur au Saguenay Lac St-Jean et l’Art à Montréal. Elle a découvert le Manitoba grâce à un programme jeunesse épanouissant et enrichissant appelé KATIMAVIK.

Hélène a enseigné des programmes d’art parascolaires au Québec ainsi qu’au Manitoba. Elle a eu le privilège d’être artiste invitée lors d’événements ruraux au Manitoba ainsi que lors d’événements de collecte de fonds tels que « Jazz for Child Heath BC » pour l’hôpital général de Nanaimo. Hélène est apparue dans des articles publiés tels que « Hope from tragedy » de la revue Muskoka en Ontario. Ses œuvres ont également figuré sur la couverture de « Uniquely Manitoba ». Hélène a laissé ses empreintes sur certains panneaux d’affichage d’autoroutes, des menus pour restaurants, des murales, des portraits, des vieilles cannes à lait. Elle a créé des logos, des chandails, bref… L’art est dans son âme, l’art est dans son cœur. Aujourd’hui, son médium est principalement l’acrylique. Hélène s’inspire d’émotions. Elle se met dans les chaussures de son sujet pour que son œuvre laisse échapper davantage d’émotions. Elle aime simplifier le compliqué. Ses toiles portent une attention particulière à la texture et aux couleurs. D’une manière ou d’une autre, le résultat global de ses œuvres nous laisse avec un soupçon de curiosité. Si ses toiles touchent les gens, d’une certaine manière, elle a le sentiment d’avoir fait son travail comme artiste.

Quest for Tranquility

Gary Potter

May 16 to 28, 2024

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm.

Meet the Artist Times: TBA.

Intro: “ Quest for Tranquility” is an eclectic mixed media collection of works that seeks to bring about, at the very least, a brief moment of peace in our often frantic daily lives. The collection seeks to provide an escape from the mundane and stressful. The works search for that combination of color , texture and subject that will cause one’s mind to find a few brief, or hopefully many, moments of reprieve from a modern world that constantly challenges a person’s quest for a few sparks of inner peace. The collection seeks to let one’s mind meander to a more blissful place of sensation.

Gary Potter is a lifelong Winnipeg artist who searches for creative ways to express his ideas on canvas, glass, wood and other media. There is no substance that is safe from this creative mind. He uses a wide variety of mediums to get the desired effect. What is true of every piece is that creativity, ingenuity, imagination and emotion are clearly present in all his work.

Colours & Movement

Tameem Safi,

Gallery Hours: May 2 – 14, 2024, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, First Friday, 11am to 9pm.

Meet the Artist times: TBA

cre8ery is located on the 2nd floor of 125 Adelaide Street in Winnipeg’s exchange district.

A mix of abstract photography and pallet knife painting

Artist: Tameem Safi

BIO:

At the age of eight, inspired by and in love with the hills and mountains surrounding Kabul, Tameem picked up a brush to paint and bring them to his little bedroom. Later, Tameem honed his skills as a nature photographer to professional level. His love for nature, its photography, pulled him further down an artistic path to a passion for putting what he saw into bold and strong colors band movement with abstracts.

Tameem’s harsh life with a unique life experience gives him an equal unique prospect on life and he

pulls on from his life and experience as different skills and disciplines to enhance his abstracts with a uniqueness, yet grounded in realism.

Consequently, with this exhibit, Tameem has used a lifetime of skills from varied disciplines and a worldly perspective to elevate his artistry.

“Why shouldn’t we create a work of art with loose hands that allows the paint to glide freely across the canvas, creating an abstract naturally as it swims and dances across and below”, says Tameem. “The mood of art is like a wind. It comes and goes. An artist must be prepared to catch it before it escapes. 

Artist Statement:

 “Colors and Movement”

As an artist, my creative journey has always been guided by the captivating interplay of colors and the dynamic essence of movement. 

In  “Colors and Movement,” I will showcase my exploration of these two vital elements through the medium of acrylic and oil.

In this collection, I employ the bold and expressive strokes of palette knives, harnessing their unique texture and versatility. With each deliberate mark, I aim to capture the vivacity and vitality found in the world around us, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the energy and life of my creations.

Nature, with its infinite spectrum of hues, serves as an endless source of inspiration for me. Through observation and contemplation, I have honed my skills to distill the vibrant colors of nature into my artwork. From the rich crimson of a setting sun to the soothing blues of a tranquil lake, I strive to encapsulate the beauty and diversity that surround us.

Photography plays an integral role in my artistic process, allowing me to document and study the colors found in the natural world. These photographs serve as references, guiding me as I translate the visual impressions into my painted compositions. By combining the immediacy of photography with the tactile and expressive nature of paint, I seek to bridge the gap between representation and interpretation, inviting viewers to experience the harmonious blend of realism and abstraction.

In “Colors and Movement,” I aim to transport the audience along a visual journey, awakening their senses and evoking emotions through the rhythmic dance of colors and the dynamic flow of brushwork. I aspire to create an immersive environment where viewers can lose themselves in the captivating interplay of hues, as if stepping into a realm where the boundaries between reality and imagination blur.

Together, let us celebrate the beauty of nature and the transformative power of art, as we embrace the boundless possibilities that lie within each brushstroke and capture the essence of life itself.

A Tale as Old as Lime

Tyler Barrett

Gallery Hours April 18 to April 30, 2024

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, evenings by appointment

Meet the Artist times, TBA

Inspired by old world architecture, Tyler Barrett explores the diversity and the versatility of lime and gypsum based plasters with a modern approach.

Step into the captivating art show, “A Tale as Old as Lime,” where the versatile essence of lime is brought to life, bridging the gap between art and architecture across diverse social strata and geographical boundaries.

Lime as a decorative medium has graced the palaces of royalty and the humble abodes of common folk alike for centuries. This exhibition explores the fascinating history, versatility, and symbolism of lime, an ancient material that has played a significant role in the cultural tapestry of humanity.

Tyler Barrett, a seasoned plasterer in the trades, discovered his artistic calling by transcending the ordinary. After mastering the fundamentals of plastering, Tyler ventured into the world of fine art, specifically exploring the ancient allure of Venetian plaster. His journey took a transformative turn as he transitioned from coating walls to crafting wall art. Tyler’s creative vision infused traditional plastering techniques with a contemporary aesthetic, resulting in unique and captivating pieces. By embracing the tactile nature of Venetian plaster, he brought life to walls, turning them into canvases for his expressive creations. Tyler’s innovative approach not only elevated his career but also redefined the intersection of craftsmanship and artistic expression in the world of fine art plastering.

Letting Go

Exhibition & sale by Jordan Miller

Exhibition Dates: March 14 to April 2, 2024

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Evenings by appointment.

Meet the Artist times: Daily during the exhibition hours, evenings by appointment.

You can read more about Jordan’s work for this series on her blog entry here.

Holding on to stress is incredibly damaging to our mind and body. Art has always been a source of therapy to push past chaos, disruption and destruction.

Creating this new body of work for “Letting Go” was about learning how to breathe, to stand on my own, to use my own voice and stop listening to the voices of others around me. “I am worthy. I am strong. I am beautiful.” is a mantra that many people remind themselves of daily. This feeling of Letting Go is absolutely freeing. When painting, it’s important to push stressful experiences away from my mind.

Standards of expectations that are “high bar”, tending to want to go ‘higher’. One wonders, does anyone benefit from living and working this way? Probably not. Look at every aspect of life, putting value on one’s health and experiences. In healing, it is important to let go of all of these self-expectations.

“Slow and steady wins the race.” Admittedly, chronic fatigue caught up to me in 2018. I am getting better. The healing is slow. Continuously I remind myself that I am a strong, level headed woman. I know how to stay no. I know what is no longer acceptable for me.

Come out and explore my new work, Letting Go. I promise a softness you’ve never seen before in my work! This ongoing pandemic has changed me in some of the most incredible ways. A calm, cool and collected version of Jordan Miller. I promise you, I struggled with this one but I am incredibly happy with the results.

Jordan Leigh Miller, a Winnipeg artist, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (U of Manitoba, Honours, ’02) with majors in Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media. She also holds a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (U of Winnipeg, ’08). She is the owner of cre8ery gallery & studio.

​Current memberships include Creative Manitoba, and Mentoring Art for Women’s Art (MAWA). She can be hired privately or though MAWA’s Mentor on the Fly Program.

​Jordan has exhibited in art galleries in Winnipeg (Pulse Gallery, Birchwood Art Gallery, Fleet Galleries, cre8ery, Gallery Lacosse, Urban Shaman Gallery, Gallery 111, outworks) and in Rural Manitoba: Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon), Gallery in the Park (Altona), Prairie Fusion (Portage), and Golden Prairie Arts Council (Carman). 

​In 2011, Jordan was the recipient of the 35th Annual Woman of Distinction Award, in the Arts Category.  The Province of Manitoba purchased “Finding Home” which now lives in an MLA government office. Jordan was one of three finalists for the Future Leaders Of Manitoba Awards in 2015.

​Jordan paints with acrylics and alcohol inks. She is always working on her next exhibition.

Lives & Times: Conceptual wildlife

by Brian Longfield.

An exploration of empathy, mortality and documentation as they pertain to the secret lives of animals.

Exhibition dates: Feb 29th to March 12, 2024

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11-5pm; evenings by appointment.

First Friday, March 1, 11am to 9pm.

Meet the Artist times: First Friday, 5pm to 9pm; Saturday, 12noon to 5pm. Additional times by request.

Exhibition Statement:

Lives and times: conceptual wildlife art.

An exploration of empathy, mortality and documentation as they pertain to the secret lives of animals.

This exhibit collects work from my series of animal portraits and my trail camera paintings. I began my exploration of wildlife art by looking for subjects that were really real. Often wildlife art involves generalization of a species to a single type, or working from a constructed schema. I was looking for a near scientific degree of objectivity, at least conceptually, while still making painted images. This led me at first to making animal portraits, exploring the subjecthood of individual animals in a genre of painting derived from images of the historically powerful or important, and then to making paintings of photographs taken with a trail camera or camera trap. Both bodies of work maintain a relationship with scientific observation through painting. The Trail Camera paintings make use of a genre of photography used for the collection of data and which includes elements of that data, such as the temperature, date and time directly in the image and the animal portraits are accompanied by fictionalized zoological text panels.

Animal portraits:

As an exploration of empathy, my animal portraiture encourages seeing animals as beings with thoughts and feelings, but it is interesting to note that the personalities and emotions we ascribe to animals are not likely to be their actual feelings. What we tend to see are projections of our human perceptions of human emotions. As a sort of parody of this process, I include fictional depictions of emotional life on the expanded gallery label that depict their subjects as human beings in human situations. While animals do indeed have emotions and feelings that can be observed and recorded by behavioral scientists, and certainly people who live with pets develop a sense of their pets’ emotional life, the emotional lives of the subjects of these paintings are ultimately unknowable.

Trailcam paintings

Different genres of images, like mug shots and instagram selfies confer meaning to their subjects differently and in a way that derives from the images use or function, rather than its contents. In this way images taken with a motion sensitive trail camera confer a unique context on their subjects. Trail cameras, sometimes known as “camera traps” are used to study animal populations in wildlife ecology and also to track game for hunting. These images, easily recognisable by the strip of data along the bottom and by their use of infra-red night vision that appears to give animals spooky glowing eyes, confer a fascinating layer of ambiguity on what could otherwise be conventional canadian landscape paintings. Do they show research subjects or prey? Typically Canadian landscape painting is also a romanticized pursuit, to have examples of it derived from a genre of photography used for scientific data seems like an ironic way to question that reading.

Painting and documentary

Before the advent of photography, painting served a vital function in the study of history. Both through artists painting significant figures and historical subjects, and through historians using the studying the content and materials of artworks as a form of anthropology, painting has been a significant connection to the past. This function hasn’t entirely disappeared from contemporary representational painting. It adds importance to the choice of subject and the means through which it is observed. To this end, I generate all my own photo references. The animal portraits are from photographs I have taken myself, and the trailcam paintings are from images taken on my trail camera. I have been maintaining a trail camera at various locations in Manitoba including the Assiniboine Forest, Bird’s Hill Provincial park and at Whitemouth. Approximately once a week, I ride to the location of the camera and move it to a new spot. The paintings of these images maintain their function as data. In both series the paintings are still evidence that a particular animal was in a particular location at that time. In the Animal Portraits the documentary function of the work is more oblique and operates much like a portrait of a historic figure. With the Trailcam Paintings, that status is both more obvious and more complicated because the date and time are recorded instantaneously with the photo, but the painting obviously takes longer to make than the photograph to record.

Bio

Over the years, Brian Longfield has exhibited video work, installations, and paintings, and explored performance, theatre and avante-garde music. His acrylic paintings are made with original photos and a data projector. His current work incorporates an interest in biodiversity, ecology, science and empathy. Brian has recently returned to painting after exhibiting video based work with the now defunct collective Viewing Method Group and performance based work as a part of the duo 6. Through his various projects, Brian has had work exhibited at The New Music Festival, Nuit Blanche, Video Pool, Graffiti Art Programming, Frame Arts Warehouse, and as part of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

Brian holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from the University of Western Ontario. He has curated exhibitions, both at Frame Arts Warehouse and at his own former Gallery, Tumble Contemporary Art. He lives in Winnipeg with his partner Charla and their children, Aria and Zephyr.

The Great Divide

by Ashley Segal

Ashley uniquely creates stunning works of pour-art and brushed acrylics that reflect her fascination with gravity inspired water movement and topographical nature themes.

Exhibition Hours:

February 15 to February 27th:

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm; evenings by appointment.

Meet the Artist times:

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, February 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23 & 24, 12-4pm.

125 Adelaide Street, 2nd floor; 204-944-0809 or email jordan@cre8ery.com

Ashley’s passion lies in creating abstract works of art that portray the many depths and intricacies of human emotion, as well as my very own favorite places and activities. I draw inspiration from the natural world, allowing me to portray themes of joy, pain, accomplishment, and peace with every brushstroke.

My work is also heavily influenced by the nautical world and the breathtaking mountain ranges of the western Rocky Mountains of the USA and Canada, which I draw from to create captivating and immersive stories in every piece.

Through my approach to art, I allow my feelings to guide my every decision, making every texture and each composition unique. My ultimate goal is to awaken the emotions and memories that lie within you – let my art serve as a journey of discovery that takes you on an adventure of your own.

So, whether you want to connect to your own inner experiences, or you seek a guided journey through my art, I invite you today to put yourself in my shoes. Imagine yourself taking a leisure stroll, looking up at the sky, and finding beauty that speaks to you. Look with wonder at the shapes and pathways and see if you can recognize familiar streets, vacation spots, or dream destinations. Allow yourself to transcend gravity and physics, let your inner child explore as far as your imagination can take you- and you will experience what I do, mark by mark, pour by pour.

Fine Craft Auxiliary Gallery

Melanie Hiebert/ Udaka Studio, 3″ x 3.5″ Prairie Cups, $30 each & 10″ Plate, $30 (includes taxes)

Last update February 16, 1pm. New works arrive February 17th at 11am. Please check back at that time for new works available. More Details TBA (working on this page right now)

February 17 to March… Brian H (TBA), Melanie Udaka Studios, Alan Lacovetsky.

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm, evenings by appointment, open later, 11am to 9pm for First Fridays of each Month (March 1, April 1).

Call 204-944-0809 or email jordan@cre8ery.com Please review our 2D auxiliary gallery page for samples of what we have for paintings, drawings, photography etc. Curbside pick-up available before or after hours. 

Melanie Hiebert, Udako Studio, 10″ Plate $32 (includes taxes)
Melanie Hiebert, Udako Stuido, Moon Cups: $30 each, 10″ Plate, $32 (includes taxes)

We have many more pieces in the gallery than what is available for previewing online.

Melanie Hiebert, Udako Stuido, Approx 11″ x 2.5″, Plate $65 (includes taxes)
Alan Lacovetsky, small bowls, $ (includes taxes)
Alan Lacovetsky, vase $ (includes taxes)

Alan Lacovestsky, bowl, $ (includes taxes)
3 Vases, $ each (includes taxes)