Elaine Waisglass

October - Hydrangea Walk, 2012 archival pigment print


Two Tales of the City: finding beauty in Dystopia and Utopia

Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Canada
February 12 - March 23, 2013

Elaine Waisglass gives us the inner beauty from the heart of the city and Pat Stanley finds a terrible beauty with architectural renderings of Toronto. Both artists give us the reality of urban living - the joy and absorption and the reality that is considered while existing in our environment, so inherent in our lives. The works examine the extremes of contemporary culture and remind us of the resilience of the human spirit. Stanley and Waisglass being accomplished artists in their disciplines give us perspective and love of our dailyness.


Elaine Waisglass

July, White Clematis in a Brass Vase on an Oak Table, 19" x 27.5"


The Quest for Beauty in a Garden

First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, Canada
October 3, 2012 - January 15, 2013

The exhibition is the culmination of a 17-year work in progress which found its beginning with the restoration of a century-old Arts & Crafts house and garden in the enclave of properties that form Wychwood Park in Toronto. The photographs in this exhibition celebrate nature's potency and weave a collective image of that "mutable moment," variably picturing through the season the exterior garden, the interior still life, or nature morte, and portraiture.

Please note: The FCP Exhibition is open from 11 am - 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Hours of operations are subject to change due to private events. For more information please contact the Arts and Events office at: 416-862-6290


September, Japanese anemones in an Etruscan vase, 24" x 30"


A Year in My Arts & Crafts Garden

Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Canada
May 31 - July 21, 2012

In 1860 William Robinson wrote in his prescriptive and detailed book, The Wild Garden, that a garden should be wild at the perimeter and formal at the house. Inside the perimeter the space should be divided into garden rooms (including a kitchen garden to feed the household and a perennial garden to fill flower vases). William Morris published books which promoted the defining concern of the Arts and Crafts movement: the mutable moment arising from the desire of beauty quickened by the sense of death. Morris joined Ruskin in saying that the greatest creator of beauty is nature and a central characteristic of the Arts and Crafts movement is a quest for natural beauty. Their quest for beauty became Elaine Waisglass's own pursuit in her photographs. Noticing the beauty of the rhythm of the year's cycle became the dominant theme in her work.