Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Visit us next weekend!

We are proud to participate once again in Culture Days Manitoba!

For the fifth year, Culture Days invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture in every community across the country!  Last year, attendance across the country topped 1.7 million Canadians.

Pulse Gallery will be opening the gallery to demonstrations by our artists and artisans on Saturday September 27 and Sunday, September 28, from 1 - 4 pm.   You can watch them create, and ask questions about their processes.

September 27, Saturday, 1-4 pm:  painting, sculpting, and mosaic demos
September 28, Sunday, 1-4 pm:  painting, sculpting and chainmail demos  

Plan a visit to the Forks and create/participate/celebrate at a variety of venues!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Spotlight on...Dale Turner

Dale has been a foundation artist of Pulse Gallery since its opening.  While her subject matter and techniques are diverse, her style is always identifiable.  Painting allows Dale to create and express her own beliefs and values for others to both enjoy and interpret according to their own individual tastes and understanding.  Art, for Dale, is a never-ending experience about life, our inner self, and the development of our individual expression.

"Roots Matter", acrylic on canvas, 24"x48"
Dale's strong and confident use of limited colour palettes is a signature aspect of her work, whether it be a neutrally-toned abstract with metallics as above, or one of her striking poppy series.

Recently, Dale has been producing abstract pieces with powerful themes referencing the power that music has in our lives.  Once again, she limits her colour palette with striking results, and the piece is at once accessible and thought-provoking.

"Sentimental Jazz", acrylic, 24"x36"

Her "Winnipeg Icons" pieces are strikingly modern, and bring to life Winnipeg's new Canadian Human Rights Museum and the Esplanade Riel, with the backdrop of the often-overlooked urban beauty of Winnipeg's downtown.  Her sophisticated use of colour gives these more representational works a strongly contemporary power.

"Winnipeg Icons", framed acrylic, 20"x40"

"Winnipeg Icons", acrylic on canvas, 20"x60"

Dale has reproduced a few of her works in a series of high-quality blank greeting cards and small framed prints, both of which are a very popular item here at Pulse.

Selection of blank greeting cards with reproductions of paintings by artist Dale Turner