Eric Walker & Louis Thériault, Sept 22 – Oct 29, 2021

Vernissage/Meet the Artists: Saturday Sept 25, 3pm-5pm – please see registration details below.

From September 22 to October 29, Sivarulrasa Gallery is pleased to present CONSTRUCTS, featuring works by artists Eric Walker and Louis Thériault. “Constructs” references an assemblage of ideas, concepts, and materials to create thought-provoking imagery. The exhibition can be seen in-person during our regular Gallery hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm.

Born in Halifax, and now based in Ottawa, Eric Walker is a member of the Eastern Woodland Metis Nation, Nova Scotia. Eric Walker has been creating his “painted constructions” – blurring the boundaries of painting, collage, and sculpture – for over three decades. Much of his work is linked to the history and culture of the Maritimes, combining elements of high art with more vernacular forms. His works call attention to collective history by focusing on a mix of commonplace subjects such as ships, trains, government buildings and cities seen from the ground and above.

Eric Walker’s work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, and is widely collected both privately and in public holdings such as the Beaverbrook Gallery, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada Council Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Rooms, the Owens Art Gallery, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Carleton University Art Gallery and the City of Ottawa.

Born in New Brunswick, and now based in Gatineau, Quebec, Louis Thériault is inspired by the places where he has lived: the Maritime Provinces in his early years, and the Outaouais region in Western Quebec where he currently resides. Working meticulously with thin coats of acrylic, his subjects are drawn from childhood memories, historical contexts, or current events. With a Cartesian spirit, his compositions exploit perspective, geometry, and trigonometry.

Louis Thériault began his studies in visual communication at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, but reoriented his training toward applied science, earning a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) in 1983 at the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick. His works have been exhibited in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec and are held in many private collections.

Vernissage/Meet the Artists: Saturday Sept 25, 3pm-5pm. Artists Eric Walker and Louis Thériault will be in attendance. In keeping with health guidelines, we have a capacity limit of 25 guests inside the Gallery to allow physical distancing. Please register for either the first hour (3pm-4pm) or the second hour (4pm-5pm) of the Vernissage by emailing us at [email protected]. We will reply to confirm your registration. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

Contact the Gallery: Call 613-256-8033 or email [email protected] for queries about the works below.