- Dominique Fung – Just Like Fine China Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 1st, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: November 1 – 24th
Location: Project Gallery, 1210 Dundas Street East
Project Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work from Dominique Fung at our Dundas location.Artist Statement for ‘Just Like Fine China: Subverting the ‘orientalist’ gaze’:
“The intention of this new body of work is to subvert the fantasy of “orientalism.” Painting culturally significant objects, I reclaim the space once inhabited by false narratives as my own. These paintings have a magical, bulbous, slick-glazed feel and often evokes a world of genteel pleasure. The creamy and sensual painted female figures, baths, fine china, ‘oriental’ rugs, and food coexist in a strange, multilayered space. This work intends to “poke fun” and re-frame the colonialist male artwork, enabling my work to dismantle the hugely damaging fantasies and narratives encoded into historical paintings around the idea of eroticism, exoticism and the unknown. My paintings of women in these meditative spaces who were once portrayed as merely exotic toys have reclaimed their own representation. Each painting is an individual meditation in which I examine specific and relevant ideas around the deconstruction of the orientalist mythology, identity and the sexualization of the female form. I create voyeuristic moments in my paintings to question my own portrayal and your perception.”
Dominique Fung, b. 1987, Ottawa, Canada is a Canadian emerging artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BAA from Sheridan College Institute of Technology in Toronto, Canada. Fung’s paintings have been exhibited at Virginia Museum of Modern Art ( Virginia, USA), Project Gallery ( Toronto, Canada) and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum ( Washington DC, USA).Project Gallery is located at 1210 Dundas Street E (at the intersection of Dundas and Carlaw) and exhibits a critical selection of artists whose work reflects new and innovative developments in contemporary art. Project is focused on establishing the careers of local emerging and mid-career contemporary artists through distinct exhibitions and projects.Operating hours are, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am-6:00pm.
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- SALON VI: Annual Holiday Show
Opening Reception: Thurs. Nov. 8th 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 8 2018 – Jan. 6 2019
Location: Project Gallery Queen, 1151 Queen Street East
Project Gallery is pleased to announce its 6th annual holiday salon-style exhibition on display from Nov 8th – Jan 6th, featuring hundreds of artworks at our newly open Queen Street Location.
The Salon exhibition style was established in 1667, by the French Academie des Beaux-Arts and held in Paris at Louvre. In order to accommodate the vast quantity of work submitted by students of the Academie des Beaux-Arts, artworks were displayed from floor to ceiling with little space separating frames. This style has since been incorporated throughout history in museums and galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario’s display of its European collection.
Project Gallery integrates this historic exhibition style for the 6th time in its upcoming SALON. Please join us for Project Gallery’s collaboration of historic tradition and contemporary artwork for our opening reception Thursday November 8th from 6-9pm.
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- Side Piece
Opening Reception: Friday Oct. 12th, 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Oct 12-Nov 18
Location: Project Studios 184 Munro Street (rear)
Project Studios is pleased to host a unique exhibition curated by Tessar Lo featuring works by artists in media that is atypical to their practice.
have you ever gone about your routine (maybe routine of non-routine) and thought,
“am i me?”
have you ever done or tried something you’ve never done before and thought,
“ah! so this is me, (?)”
side piece, is a group show that asks artists to present a work that may aesthetically or thematically fall outside their more focused, noted methods of working- side piece, is a small, humorous gathering of diverse curiosity that may have inspired, are a remnant of or were made directly opposed to larger creative motives-
this gathering is meant to ask why things exist, why these notions were necessary (if at all?), how they manifest, and how they contribute to thinking and feeling moving forward.
– Tessar Lo
Alex McLeod (c/o Division Gallery)
Winnie Truong (c/o Erin Stump Projects)
Paul Butler (c/o Division Gallery)
Project Studios is located at 184 Munro St (rear) and is open for receptions and by appointment only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org