Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
BRUCE WOYCIK

Bruce Woycik
Gentrification
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April 1 - April 19, 2008 - Opening Reception: Thur, April 3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Bruce Woycik - Patricia
Patricia
36 x 24 Inches  
oil on canvas
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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?"




Bruce Woycik - D.E.S.
D.E.S.
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
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Bruce Woycik - Paint
Paint
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,200 



Bruce Woycik - 77 Loans
77 Loans
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,200 



Bruce Woycik - American
American
20 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
$2,250 



Bruce Woycik - Army & Navy
Army & Navy
30 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,400 



Bruce Woycik - Blue Eagle
Blue Eagle
30 x 20 Inches  
oil on canvas
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Bruce Woycik - Empress
Empress
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
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Bruce Woycik - Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,200 



Bruce Woycik - Model Express
Model Express
20 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
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Bruce Woycik - Washington
Washington
36 x 24 Inches  
oil on canvas
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Bruce Woycik - Smile
Smile
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
Sold 



Bruce Woycik - Save On Meats
Save On Meats
20 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
$2,250 



Bruce Woycik - Sam
Sam
30 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,400 



Bruce Woycik - Balmoral
Balmoral
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,200 



Bruce Woycik - Gentrification
Gentrification
48 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
$6,450 



Bruce Woycik - The Only
The Only
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
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