March, 2012

Hot Art: Anda Kubis at Elissa Cristall Gallery

Thanks to Kristina Urquhart for her mention of Full Spectrum on!

Project 31 coming March 29

OCAD University’s Project 31 Art Auction

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m.
Live Auction: 7 p.m.

Tickets: $95 (purchase tickets at

One of the city’s most accessible art collecting events, Project 31 is a live art auction offering up stunning paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, textiles and fibre, illustration, jewellery and digital media by OCAD University’s talented faculty members, and a few specially invited guests.

Project 31 pairs the support of donating faculty members with specific areas of need at the university, such as program-specific scholarships, awards or bursaries for students, the university’s library and Learning Zone, the Florence Off-Campus Studies Program, additional hours with live models, or investments of new equipment for specific programs. Faculty members choose which area of need they wish to support through the sale of their donated work.

The auction a great place for budding art collectors to score great buys, with works selling very affordably anywhere from a few hundred dollars to under $10,000. Through the auction, patrons are able to access work by OCAD U’s award-winning faculty members — a pool of creative talent found nowhere else in Canada — while enriching the learning experience for the next generation of artists and designers.

This year’s auction includes work by Sandra Altwerger, Catherine Beaudette, Rudolf Bikkers, Philippe Blanchard, George Boileau, Robyn Cumming, Judith Doyle, Gary Gray, Lee Henderson, April Hickox, Natalka Husar, Chung-Im Kim, Anda Kubis, Anita Kunz, Surendra Lawoti, JJ Lee, Ginette Legarè, Jennifer Long, Laura Millard, Iza Mokrosz, Sarah Nind, Luke Painter, Nicholas and Sheila Pye, Jon Rafman, John Scott, Pete Smith, Vladimir Spicanovic, Peter Sramek, Gary Taxali, Jon Todd and Sylvia Whitton.

This year’s auctioneer is Stephen Ranger, Vice President Business Development at Waddington’s.

In A Rush (2012), by Anda Kubis, Chair, Drawing & Painting at OCAD U
25 x 50 inches, digital output and oil on canvas. Courtesy of Elissa Cristall Gallery, estimate: $4,000 to $5,000.

OCAD University (OCAD U): 135 Years of Imagination
OCAD University ( is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” The university, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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“Full Spectrum” Opens today!

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present FULL SPECTRUM, Anda Kubis’ third solo exhibition with the gallery

MARCH 3 – 31, 2012

Colour, light, movement and emotion radiate from new paintings by Anda Kubis. On planes of colour, the paint clusters in vibrating daubs; gliding from swinging forms to sweeping brushstrokes of energetic chromatic play.

Merging the Colour Field with glimmers of Impressionism, FULL SPECTRUM revels in the illusionistic and material potential of paint. Kubis promotes the sheer pleasure of creating idiosyncratic pictures that arouse the eye – in an age of anxiety she encourages engaged looking.

For Kubis, aesthetic engagement has the potential to change how we perceive the world. In FULL SPECTRUM Anda Kubis pursues well-being in painted form.

Anda Kubis completed her BFA at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her MFA at York University. Currently Anda is Chair of Drawing and Painting at Ontario College of Art & Design University. She specializes in teaching studio practice and seminar courses that engage contemporary ideas shaping art today. Her projects reflect upon the relevance of art practice in a consumer driven, media dominated society.

For more information please contact Elissa Cristall, 604 730-9611

Tues – Fri 11 – 6pm  |  Sat 11 – 5:30pm