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Wednesday October 20 2021

QUIT MESSING AROUND: The Creative Work of William “Bill” Hunter

Opening Friday, October 22nd from 7-10pm.

Born in Hamilton (October 27, 1930) to immigrant parents from Glasgow, Scotland, Bill Hunter was a tool-and-die maker by trade. He applied his factory skills, gained working on the shop floor of local industries, to his own creative work as a carver, furniture maker and woodworker. This exhibition features a selection of Bill’s carvings and objects (whales, ducks and jewellery boxes), along with the large sculptural projects he produced in collaboration with his son, artist/curator Andrew, for exhibitions across Canada (including portrait busts, whimsical creatures and furniture). Bill died (age 90) on March 30, 2021, and his last words to Andrew were Quit Messing Around.

While none of Bill’s works will be available for sale, there will be unique editions of commissioned prints and objects by Hamilton artists available. The proceeds from any sales will be donated to HCCI (Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion), Bill’s chosen charity.

OPENING RECEPTION:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 from 7pm - 10pm

EXHIBIT RUNS FROM OCT. 22 - NOV. 21

Gallery hours:
Saturday Sept. 18: 12-5pm
Sunday Sept. 19: 12-5pm
Wednesday Sept. 22: 12-5pm
Thursday Sept. 23: 12-5pm
Friday Sept. 24: 12-5pm 7-9pm
Saturday Sept. 25: 12-5pm

Book a personal 30 minute viewing appointment here

  • Social distancing and masking protocols will be strictly enforced.
  • Only 10 guests will be permitted in the gallery at a time.
  • The gallery will be laid out as a single designated one way route through the space.
  • Separate entrances and exits are available to limit contact between guests

Friday September 10 2021

HAMILTON ART GALLERY (HAG) PRESENTS PANSIES!

Opening Friday, September 17th from 7-10pm.

In the summer of 2020, in the course of our curatorial explorations for the 3rd Hamilton Biennale, we noticed that a number of male artists we were researching were pursuing the use of floral motifs in their work.

Floral motifs have been used in art by male artists from Fantin-Latour to William Morris and Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst.

While traditionally employed in still life and as decorative embellishments, they also often bear the weight of a more freighted symbolism. We invite you to explore this current, mostly local crop.

- The Hamilton Art Gallery (Andrew McPhail & Stephen Altena)

OPENING RECEPTION:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 from 7pm - 10pm

EXHIBIT RUNS FROM SEPT. 17 - SEPT. 25

Gallery hours:
Saturday Sept. 18: 12-5pm
Sunday Sept. 19: 12-5pm
Wednesday Sept. 22: 12-5pm
Thursday Sept. 23: 12-5pm
Friday Sept. 24: 12-5pm 7-9pm
Saturday Sept. 25: 12-5pm

Book a personal 30 minute viewing appointment here

  • Social distancing and masking protocols will be strictly enforced.
  • Only 10 guests will be permitted in the gallery at a time.
  • The gallery will be laid out as a single designated one way route through the space.
  • Separate entrances and exits are available to limit contact between guests
  • There will be a large outdoor area adjacent to the gallery to provide a space to safely socialize.

Paul Elia Gallery, 1165 Cannon Street East
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Tuesday August 3 2021

PRICE INCREASE STARTING SEPTEMBER 1st

I've put this off for many years but due to rising material costs I have to increase the prices of my artwork. The price increase will take effect on September 1st. That leaves a month for anyone who wants to take advantage of the current prices.

Contact me to order a print or book an appointment to view the gallery!


Wednesday June 2 2021

DAVID TRAUTRIMAS PRESENTS A RECOLLECTION OF SPOILS AT THE PAUL ELIA GALLERY!

I'm so excited to announce a a Still Life exhibition of laser-cut & screen printed foods by David Trautrimas. Opening night on Friday, June 25th from 7-10pm.

Now that the Stay At Home orders are lifted and the gallery allowed to open up at reduced capacity, it felt like the right time to come out of hibernation and enjoy a COVID safe evening of art and synthetic food!

  • Social distancing and masking protocols will be strictly enforced.
  • Only 6 guests will be permitted in the gallery at a time.
  • The gallery will be laid out as a single designated one way route through the space.
  • Separate entrances and exits are available to limit contact between guests
  • There will be a large outdoor area adjacent to the gallery to provide a space to safely socialize.

For more details go to www.trautrimas.ca

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 25 from 7pm - 10pm
EXHIBIT RUNS FROM JUNE 25 - JULY 25

Book a personal 30 minute viewing appointment here
(*Booking an appointment is not required for opening night)

Paul Elia Gallery, 1167 Cannon Street East
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Tuesday April 20 2021

I have some brand new artwork in the Art Gallery of Hamilton's 2021 Art Sale! Opening Today (Virtually)!

Click here to view the amazing artwork from over 60 regional artists

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