Bruce Woycik

Bruce Woycik

Apr 03, 2008 – Apr 19, 2008

Far from the "maddening' crowd comes to mind when visiting Bruce Woycik in his art studio in downtown Vancouver. Every inch in this serene spot is chock-full of colour and canvas that presents the city and its landmarks through the curious eye of an ardent fan. The Elliott Louis Gallery presents their third Woycik solo exhibition, and the first in the gallery's new location on East First Avenue. "Gentrification", Woycik's latest collection of paintings, records the heart of Vancouver's earliest urban landscape and makes permanent, that which is fast disappearing.

The Ivanhoe, Balmoral and Empress Hotels, Save-On-Meats, Army & Navy Department Store, The Smile Restaurant - one of those breakfast all day diners featuring Chinese/Canadian Food ... no Asian fusion in the old Vancouver. The painting "77 Loans" highlights Woycik's gift of, and dedication to, illumination. The building at 77 East Hastings Street appears golden and grand amongst shabbily sad surroundings.

A heightened blend of colour and light permeates Woycik's work. He achieves this illuminated effect with his trademark of heavily layered paint and, in this series, with the a riot of primary colours. Although the focus is on an older neglected side of the cityscape, the chaos of colour overrides a sombre undertone, and a sense of former grandeur remains.

Woycik, in discussing this body of work, asks, "Were people happier then?"

Artist Work
77 Loans
24 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$3200 CDN

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American
20 in x 30 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2250 CDN

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Army & Navy
30 in x 30 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$3400 CDN

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Balmoral
24 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$3200 CDN

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Blue Eagle
30 in x 20 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$1950 CDN

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D.E.S.
24 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2800 CDN

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Empress
24 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2800 CDN

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Gentrification
48 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$6450 CDN

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Ivanhoe
24 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$3200 CDN

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Model Express
20 in x 30 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$1950 CDN

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Paint
24 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$3200 CDN

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Patricia
36 in x 24 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2800 CDN

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Sam
30 in x 30 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$3400 CDN

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Save On Meats
20 in x 30 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2250 CDN

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Smile
24 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2800 CDN

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The Only
24 in x 36 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2800 CDN

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Washington
36 in x 24 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2800 CDN


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