Archive | Past Exhibitions – Studios

FORECAST I: Jan 22-Feb 7

Opening Reception: Friday Jan 22nd 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Jan 22 – Feb 7, 2016

‘FORECAST I’ is the first of two preview exhibitions, featuring standout works by contemporary painters with upcoming solo or duo exhibitions at Project Gallery. Each artist works with paint in a different way to create vivid and compelling results. Navigating diverse subject matter, themes, and styles – this will be a dynamic exhibition that reflects novel explorations in the contemporary aesthetics of paint through the works of 7 Toronto-based painters that you should know about.

* Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro Street (back entrance) and open by appointment only

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PHYLUM: Dec 5 – Jan 3

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Opening Reception: Saturday December 5th from 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: Dec 5 – Jan 3, 2016

Our capacity to identify, classify, and analyze information allows for all living things to be understood. PHYLUM explores the connections in what has been traditionally divided; in these works, human forms can meld with animal, bone, insect and birds. Many of these works have been liberated from the paper that bound them to float in this space. The medium of ink is understood as a diagnostic tool, and results in searching for what is recognizable in the image – this is what humans do constantly – we find what we are looking for. 

Claire Tatangelo is a Toronto-based artist, with a BFA from OCADU. She makes drawings and paintings about the way that humans relate to the body, exploring concepts related to brain organization, attachment theory, feminism, and family. Her work explores how the internal structure of the body and mind function in relation to each other, and her research in this area is conducted through painting. The connection between the theoretical, the physical, and emotional formation of the self is what intrigues her and drives her practice.

Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, Unit #6 – please enter through the back entrace – open by appt only

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CHRIS HARMS: “Rise in Fall”

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Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 12 (6-10pm) at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro Street*)


Exhibition Dates: Nov 12 – Dec 2, 2015


Chris Harms’ artwork explores the relationship between our city’s constant state of construction and its citizens. Creating vibrant and elegant sculptures with plexiglass that resemble earth-moving excavators, Harms invites the viewer to enjoy the unique reflections, surfaces, and layering his works produce while considering the transformative time between what was and what is to come.  Harnessing light and colour, Harms’ work is intended to build a feeling of expansion and possibility, and functions as an exploration of space and physicality through refined aesthetic sensibilities.


Chris Harms is a self taught artist living and working in Toronto.


*Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, and accessible through the back entrance at the southeast corner of Blackburn St. and Mount Stephens St. The studio exhibition space is open for receptions and by appointment only.
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ERIN LOREE & LISA JOHNSON: Duo Exhibition, Oct 24 – Nov 11, 2015

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Opening reception: October 24, 2015 from 6 – 9pm

Exhibition dates: Oct. 24 – Nov 11, 2015

Project Gallery Studios is excited to present a duo exhibition of contemporary works by Canadian painters Erin Loree and Lisa Johnson. With an emphasis on abstract sensibilities and gestural mark-making, both Loree and Johnson work with paint in different ways to create imaginative and evocative results.

As part of the exhibition, Project Gallery invites you to meet artist Lisa Johnson at Project Gallery (1109 Queen Street East) on October 24 from 2-5PM where her current solo exhibition ‘Mazinaw’ is on display until October 28. Following the afternoon reception at Project Gallery, Project Gallery Studios invites you to attend the opening reception for Erin Loree and Lisa Johnson’s duo exhibition on October 24 from 6-10PM.

Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, and accessible through the back entrance at the southeast corner of Blackburn St. and Mount Stephens St. The studio exhibition space is open for receptions and by appointment only.

To arrange a viewing contact Devan Patel at 416.315.1192 or email


About Erin Loree

Born in 1988, Erin Loree completed her studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2012), at both the Toronto and Florence campuses, followed by a 3-month artist residency at the Sachaqa Art Center in Peru. Along the way she has been honoured with many awards and scholarships, including the OCADU Drawing & Painting Medalist Award (2012), Nora E. Vaughan Award (2012) and the Karl Heinz Wiesen Memorial Award (2010). She is also the recipient of the Visual Artists: Emerging grant, awarded by the Ontario Arts Council (2015). Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal and in a number of art fairs and auctions including Art Toronto, Love Art Fair (Toronto), SCOPE Miami Beach and Waddington’s Concrete Contemporary Art Auction for Canadian Contemporary Art. She currently lives and works in downtown Toronto.


About Lisa Johnson

Johnson has been painting professionally for over 20 years and her influences include old and new masters, from de Kooning and Soutine to Tom Thomson and Susanna Heller. Her paintings enquire into space and movement within the context of landscape painting. Through her ethereal and sculpted pigment Johnson depicts vast landscapes where figures seem to poetically emerge.

Lisa Johnson graduated with Honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she also won the prestigious Mrs. W.O. Forsythe Award for 4th year women painters in 1996.  Johnson studied under sculptor Tom Dean and most recently with Harold Klunder. Lisa Johnson’s work has been shown in solo and group shows throughout Canada and can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in the Canada, U.S.A., and Europe.

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no more doubt, no more fears, : Sept 10-30




*The exhibition has an extended viewing at our studio location from October 2-22nd, 

*Studio-Gallery Opening Reception: Friday Oct 2nd 6-9pm

*Studio-Gallery Exhibition Dates:  Oct 2 -22, 2015 (at 184 Munro St. by appointment)


Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 10th 6-10pm

Gallery Closing Reception: Sunday Sept 27th 5-9pm

Gallery Exhibition Dates: Sept 10 – 30, 2015

From September 10-30th 2015, artist Tessar Lo will inhabit Project Gallery for his exhibition ‘no more doubts, no more fears,’. Transforming the gallery space into a temporary working studio and home, Lo works to achieve an immersive and free stream-of-thought mode of creating, in hopes of revealing an essence of ideation and revelation through both successful and failing attempts at making intention visible.

Sharing his artistic process with complete transparency, Lo aims to integrate and display a new level of vulnerability, creative power, and genuine expression through this exhibition. Regularly creating works on paper and canvas, as well as affecting the space through installation as well as his presence and process, Lo demonstrates how the act of creating can be an ambition, expression, and even a step towards a more abstract ideal or feeling of betterment.

Tessar Lo creates bold works driven by otherworldly, but perhaps also autobiographical narratives that explore themes of time, identity, mysticism, innocence, transformation, symbology and abstraction. Through raw and expressive forms, figures, and environments Tessar creates dream-like atmospheres where different contemporary, historic, and fictional cultures find convergence. Lo’s artist practice emphasizes process and the importance of discovery, regularly innovating his use of media and artwork format while maintaining potent recurring themes, symbols, and a clearly unique aesthetic.

Lo studied illustration at Sheridan College, and has been exhibited in group exhibition in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Barcelona, Tokyo, and Amsterdam.


For more details contact Devan Patel

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CIRCUS: Callen Schaub: Sept 3-30



Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 3rd, 6-10pm

Exhibition Dates: Sept 3-30, 2015

All in one go, artist Callen Schaub is creating a spontaneous series of large abstract spin paintings for his exhibition ‘CIRCUS’ at the Project Gallery Studios. With an extreme art practice, Schaub builds extravagant kinetic machines that focus the flow, application, and composition of paint on canvas. Experience the wild and dazzling spectacle September 3rd 6-10 during the opening reception or by appointment Sept 4th-30th 2015.

Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, and accessible through the back entrance at the southeast corner of Blackburn St. and Mount Stephens St. The studio exhibition space is open by appointment only.

For more details call 647.377.1677
or email

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No Amount of Logical Anaylsis: Rupert Nuttle: Aug 8-26



Opening Reception: Saturday Aug 8th (6-10pm)

Exhibition Dates: Aug 8-26, 2015

‘No Amount of Logical Analysis’ is a solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Rupert Nuttle. The works aim to blur the distinctions between art, language, and the natural world by making unlikely connections between different media and styles. The exhibition raises the question: What is it about art that just can’t be analyzed?

Rupert Nuttle is a painter based out of Ottawa and Montreal. He received a BFA from NSCAD University in 2013, and has exhibited works throughout Canada, the United States, and Paris, France. In addition to his studio practice, Rupert publishes essays and reviews on art and culture. At present, he is co-editor of CRIT, a contemporary Canadian art periodical, and in the near future he will be pursuing an MA in Critical Theory and the Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, and accessible through the back entrance at the southeast corner of Blackburn St. and Mount Stephens St. The studio exhibition space is open by appointment only.

For more details call 416.315.1192
or email

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Dirty Soap: July 4-26



























This collaborative art exhibition will explore the contrast between abstract painting and Illustration, as shown in the works of Toronto emerging artists Andre Kan, Chris Perez, Heidi Berton, and Emily May Rose. Dirty Soap is an oxymoron, juxtaposing two contradictory elements much like we’re doing with artistic styles. The unkempt nature of a worked-in studio is transformed by the creation of clean lines and forms. The aesthetic is fresh, and the painting is dirty. In the best possible way, of course.

The exhibition will feature individual works by the artists, as well as two murals, one being a collaboration between Andre and Chris, and the other between Heidi and Emily. These will explore their contrasting styles in a large format, emphasizing the differences seen in their juxtaposition.

Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St. Unit #6. Enter the studio through the back entrance at the southeast corner of Blackburn St. and Mount Stephens St. The studio exhibition space is open by appointment only.

For more details call 416.890.5051
visit or email

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