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The Fritzi Gallery
2nd Floor-1233 Wellington Street West at Holland
Body and Soul
Exhibition runs January 10 - February 18, 2017
Vernissage January 10, 2017
Louis Vadeboncoeur, Debbie Sleeman
From January 10 - February 18, 2017 the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) and The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) will present Body and Soul, a group exhibit featuring the work of artists Louis Vadeboncoeur and Debbie Sleeman at the Lorraine “Fritzi” Yale Gallery. A vernissage, with an opportunity to meet the artist, will take place Tuesday, January 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In this exhibit, Vadeboncoeur’s work suggests materiality in the texture and form of his figures as well as the soft folds of the background fabric or the paddle as it strokes the lake water. Sleeman’s non-objective paintings are built up from many layers of colour and a range of materials such as cheesecloth, pumice, sand, acrylic gels and mediums. The textures generated from this multi-media approach create depth and energy. In the dialogue between the abstract and the figure both can advance their art by learning from each other.
The Lorraine "Fritzi" Yale Gallery is an Ottawa art gallery displaying works by a range of contemporary local artists. Our mission is to promote local artists within the Ottawa and Gatineau region and present art works that express local talent whether it be from emerging or professional artists.
Many of the exhibitions work in direct rotation with the play season of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Whenever possible, works are selected that reflect the feel or theme of the play being presented on the mainstage. Our gallery also exhibits solo and group exhibitions where themes are chosen independently by curator or artist. Our curator in residence works in close collaboration with Cube Gallery.
The Fritzi Gallery is dedicated to the collaborative process and offers the public the unique experience of being able t oenjoy theatre and visual arts. Located on the 2nd floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. The Fritzi is open for visits anytime the front doors are open. You can take a stroll through the current exhibit and if you find a piece that particularly moves you, you can purchase it. All of the artwork is for sale!
The Fritzi Gallery opened to the public in the fall of 2007 thanks to the generous gift made by Janet Yale, in honour of her late mother and artist, Lorraine 'Fritzi' Yale and TELUS.
Explore Ottawa's finest and friendliest galleries on the 1st Thursday of every month! First Thursdays is a neighbourhood celebration of great art that takes place on the First Thursday of every month from 6 pm to 9 pm. Stop by the Fritzi Gallery as you stroll through 6 unique galleries all located within walking distance of each other and enjoy world-class art, good vibes and good conversation.
Press, Videos and Reviews
The Ottawa Star Review of Birds of a Feather, February 15, 2015
The Metro News Ottawa Review of Birds of A Feather, January 22, 2015
Review of Illustrated, Westboro Resident Is Both an Artist and a Teacher; George Bernard Shaw may have been wrong, December 11, 2014
French Program, RegArts, on Rogers TV covered our February 2014 Exhibition, Merci Pour Les Souvenirs.
Le Rotonde, Le Journal Indépendant de L'Université D'Ottawa (The Independent Journal of the University of Ottawa) Reviews our February 2014 Exhibition, Merci Pour Les Souvenirs. Publie le Lundi, 10 Fevrier 2014 (Published Monday, February 10, 2014)
Past Events and Exhibitions
Transformed by Fire: Solo Exhibition: Patricia Kenny. November 29, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Not Just A Game: Solo Exhibition: Carol Brodkin-Sang. November 1 - November 26, 2017
Tightrope: Group Exhibition: Andie Clinton and Josh Sullivan. September 20 - October 29, 2016
Contact and Hours
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The Fritzi Gallery is located on the second floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.
1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland Ave)
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