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Kurbatoff Art Gallery

Hot Art: Paintings by Eva Kolacz at Kurbatoff Gallery

"Waterfall V" by Eva Kolacz

Painting is the poetry of sight—at least that’s true for Eva Kolacz, whose love affair with words and music inspired her collection of expressive artworks. Kolacz, originally a puppeteer, uses light and shadow on canvas to create a window to a magical universe, much like the stages of her puppet shows past (“Waterfall V,” pictured). Explore Kolacz’s textured world at Kurbatoff Gallery (May 10 to 24).—Caitlin Dawson

Hot Art: New Works at Kurbatoff Art Gallery

"Gothic" by William Allister

High Impact

Looking for drama? You won’t be disappointed by the kaleidoscopic pieces from the estate of Canadian painter William Allister (“Gothic,” pictured) at Kurbatoff Art Gallery during its Holiday Season Group Show (to Dec. 31).—Kristina Urquhart

More information:

KURBATOFF ART GALLERY 2435 Granville St. 604-736-5444. www.kurbatoffgallery.com

Hot Art: Sea to Sky

"Clayoquot Sound" by Marleen Vermeulen

See the rugged landscape of British Columbia through the eyes of Dutch expat Marleen Vermeulen in New Works at Kurbatoff Art Gallery (Jun. 2 to 16). The oversized Impressionist-style oil paintings, rich in texture and colour, reflect our region’s stunning seascapes and azure skylines (“Clayoquot Sound,” pictured). Move over, Monet.—Kristina Urquhart

Hot Art: Bright Lights, Big City

"A Clear Stratosphere" by Verna Vogel. Photo courtesy Kurbatoff Art Gallery

The hustle and bustle of urban life is what excites artist Verna Vogel. In a multi-step process, the Calgary painter first stitches patterns onto a canvas, then layers oil glaze on top (“A Clear Stratosphere,” pictured), in turn mimicking the way our cities are built up over time. See Vogel’s vibrant creations in Ecosystems at Kurbatoff Art Gallery (Feb. 3 to 17).—Kristina Urquhart

Hot Art: The Crown Jewel

Donna Baspaly's "Jewels of Antiquity" at Kurbatoff Art Gallery

Donna Baspaly's "Jewels of Antiquity" at Kurbatoff Art Gallery

Contemporary Canadian art purveyor Kurbatoff Art Gallery showcases its permanent artists in New Works (to Jan. 30). The rich autumnal tones of Donna Baspaly’s abstract-yet-geometric “Jewels of Antiquity” (pictured) are especially striking—her mixed-media pieces boast a heavily textured look achieved through layers of stamps, collage papers and glazing.—Kristina Urquhart