TAMI GALILI - "Per·i·dot"

TAMI GALILI - "Per·i·dot"

Per·​i·​dot | \ ˈper-ə-ˌdät\
: a green semi-precious gemstone
: a gem quality stone occurs in a deep yellowish-green transparent variety of olivine and a silicate mineral with the formula of (Mg, Fe)2SiO4


Per • i • dot: November 7TH - 23rd, 2019


Artist's Talk November 16th 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Workshop November 16th 1:00PM - 3:00PM

We invite you to attend the opening of an exhibition of recent paintings by Tami Galili.

Please join us and meet the artist at Wallack Galleries on Thursday, November 7th, 2019, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Tami Galili Ottawa Artist Wallack Galleries Wallacks

"Per • i • dot" 40 x 48 oils, oil sticks and charcoal on canvas, 2019 


Artist Statement

I work with oil paints, oil sticks and charcoals for their fluency in softness

and strength. The oils and charcoals readiness to be manipulated, pushed

and transformed both by their texture and form, make it the ideal medium

for me to explore the theme of contrasts and to further my interests in the

duality of opposites. As an Israel immigrant to Canada, my art is constantly

shaped by opposing poles. I attribute much of my inspiration to the

geographic, cultural and political contradictions within each country. My

practice is to my layers of familiar dialects linking my past to my present

through juxtaposed ideas about empty verses full, darkness against light,

life holding death...


Tami Galili Studio Ottawa Artist Wallack Galleries

(Galili sitting in her Ottawa studio, October 2019)


Tami Galili is an Israel born Canadian artist producing work that fluctuates

between painting and drawing. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from uOttawa

and a visual arts diploma from Vitzo Tzarfat Art institute in Tel Aviv. Galili is a

recipient of professional art grants from the city of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts

Council. Galili is also an art educator, curator and active in both the design and

production of silver and leather fashion accessories (@galili-ellis). Tami Galili

exhibits regularly and both her artwork and her accessories can be found in

many collections in Canada and abroad.


Read her recent interview with Wallack's here

See previous works of art here. New works from this series will be online after the opening date.