ELBO is an impressive survey of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Laurie Marshall, who signs his work under the moniker, ‘elbo’. Laurie’s dense pictorial fields  draw you in with textural complexity; layer upon layer, over and over, paint is built-up and scrapped back – heavily contoured subjects held together by interlacing daubed  marks. 

April 1 – 29  / Tues – Sat / 12 – 6

Laurie Marshall is a person marginalized by mental illness, his diagnosis being chronic  depression. He sits down and draws and paints what comes into his mind: people, animals, streets, and rural landscapes. His inner world teems with fanciful animals with  human faces and gentle expressions, botanical marvels, and a population of round,  dreamy-eyed inner-city inhabitants. Completely self-taught and uninterested in  contemporary art theory, Marshall works outside the boundaries of mainstream culture. He has been in two solo shows at the Marion Scott Gallery, various exhibits at Gallery  Gachet, and was featured in the internationally acclaimed Museum of Everything  Exhibit #4 in London, UK. 

The public will have a chance to purchase work by Laurie at the Celebration and  Fundraiser on Friday, April 15 / 7 – 9 pm, with the funds going directly to support the  artist and Gallery Gachet.

Artwork featured in the exhibition will also be available for purchase on online starting April 15

Join us for a Panel Talk! Art As A Means Of Survival: The Importance of Art and Story Telling in the DTES / TBA





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