Past Exhibitions

GALLERY

  • Sara Pearson – Wanderer

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    Opening Reception: Thursday July 5th 6-8pm
    Exhibition Dates: July 5 – 28, 2018

    Using abstracted imagery of crystallic forms and suggestions of remembered landscapes from past travels, themes of transformation and healing are explored from a feminine perspective with a focus on the spiritual connection between womxn and nature.

    Wanderer explores the process of loss, forgiveness and the rebuilding of one’s self. In life we wander, searching for meaning, identity and connection. Experiencing unexpected change, letting go of past attachments, picking ourselves up again with the support of those around us and traveling a new path.

    In her new body of work Sara Pearson continues her obsession with themes of geological and gemological formations, working with mediums that reflect natural elements of the Earth such as bronze, rocks and clay. She is also interested in the overlap of digital and traditional processes, the visual tangle of abstract and representational methodologies of art making and the optical play of collage. This is Sara’s second solo show with Project Gallery. She currently lives and works in Toronto where she has been a member of Akin Collective for four years. She holds a BFA from OCAD University.

     

    Please direct inquiries to devan@projectgallery.ca – Project Gallery is located at 1210 Dundas St E and open Tues-Sat 11-6pm

     

    Opening Reception: Thursday July 5th 6-8pm Exhibition Dates: July 5 – 28, 2018 Using abstracted imagery of crystallic forms and suggestions of remembered landscapes from past travels, themes of transformation and healing are explored ...
  • Summer Group Show

    35077234_1940251132675546_8112423134507827200_nJune 14 – 30, 2018
    Reception: Thursday June 14th 6-8pm (RSVP)

    Amanda Blake
    Cathy Daley
    Ness Lee
    Vicky Ly
    Rajni Perera
    Kendra Yee
    Dahae Song
    Shellie Zhang

    Project Gallery is located at 1210 Dundas St E and open Tues-Sat 11-6 and by appointment

    June 14 – 30, 2018 Reception: Thursday June 14th 6-8pm (RSVP) Amanda Blake Cathy Daley Ness Lee Vicky Ly Rajni Perera Kendra Yee Dahae Song Shellie Zhang Project Gallery is located at 1210 Dundas St E and open Tues-Sat 11-6 ...
  • Only Some of Us Want to Be Artists

    Opening Reception: May 31st 2018, 6:00-8:00pm
    Exhibition Dates: May 31 – June 9 2018
    Location: Project Gallery 1210 Dundas Street East

    The Etobicoke School of the Arts is excited to be presenting ONLY SOME OF US WANT TO BE ARTISTS, a selection of 33 ESA contemporary artists at Project Gallery on May 31st from 6:00-8:00pm. Join us to see the latest work of a four year project in art making.

    This show has been organized by Ana Moseres and Matthew Varey with Devan Patel.

    Project Gallery is located at 1210 Dundas Street East and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm.

    Opening Reception: May 31st 2018, 6:00-8:00pm Exhibition Dates: May 31 – June 9 2018 Location: Project Gallery 1210 Dundas Street East The Etobicoke School of the Arts is excited to be presenting ONLY SOME OF US ...

STUDIOS

  • Intergenerational Trauma – Noah Brown: March 15 – April 21

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    Exhibition Dates: March 15th – April 21st
    Opening Reception: March 15th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Location: Project Studios – 184 Munro St (rear)

    Noah Brown’s work hones in on the reality of living as a biracial androgynous male amongst the lasting trauma of slavery. His artworks stem from trauma associated to an experience where he was attacked by boys with a shared racial identity. His obsession with this traumatic incident has influenced him to dissect the social and historical significance of their behaviour, down to details of postured representation.

    Brown’s dry-felted tapestries explore the danger implied by self-expression within a heteronormative society, the shame attached to androgyny, internalized self-hatred within the black community, and a hope for the future where black youth can be emotionally-expressive.

    In response to more recent external forms of racial discrimination, he has sculpted porcelain figures of a black boy in a hoodie, cast eleven times in a plaster mould. Exploring ideas of people of colour living in accordance to societal stereotypes, thus gaining a form of comfort in following a ‘racial role’.

    “In my life, I constantly defy the stereotype of what it means to be a boy of colour. Despite the discomfort that comes with stepping outside of toxic societal expectations, I am able to express myself through different forms of visual art.” – Noah Brown

    Noah’s four years in specialized schooling as a visual arts major at Etobicoke School of the Arts have taught him ways he can gain autonomy by teaching his communities the historical significance behind our current psychological state, creating a safe and educated environment for people of colour who wish to express themselves, and to change the perception of black youth by setting an example for what minorities are capable of accomplishing. ‘Intergenerational Trauma’ is the first solo exhibition of Noah Brown’s work and will take place at Project Studios from March 15th-April 21st 2018.

    Project Studios is by appointment only. To set up an appointment please contact devan@projectgallery.ca

    Exhibition Dates: March 15th – April 21st Opening Reception: March 15th 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Project Studios – 184 Munro St (rear) Noah Brown’s work hones in on the reality of living as ...
  • CHROMATOPE – Callum Schuster: Dec 7 – Jan 14, 2018

    ChromatopeOpening Reception: Thursday Dec 7th 6-9pm
    Exhibition Dates: Dec 7 – Jan 14, 2018
    Location: Project Studios (184 Munro St – rear)

    Distilling the essence of a thing or a moment is something people have always done by documenting their events and environment for reflection and understanding. The periodic table, taxonomy, journals and some types of painting are a few examples of how we have taken the things in our life and categorized and encapsulated them for preservation, understanding and meaning. When looking at the past with these records to refer to we have a chance to see where we came from and how we define our reality.

    From minerals to plant and animal matter I have taken things from my environment in certain events and travels as a kind of souvenir. I collect, dry, disintegrate these souvenirs and turn them into powder to use as a pigment or dye. Once elements from my environment are turned to a resin like paint the essence of the material is preserved. From solid to liquid back to solid, the substance becomes a reflection of what it once was. The colour doesn’t always reflect the event or our immediate understanding of the material or memory of it but these monochromes are a way of capturing and documenting an event and seeing it as a single colour.

    Callum Schuster’s work offers an ongoing investigation into our perception of the world around us. Schuster foregrounds the relationship between imaginary, 2D and 3D spaces as a way of exploring the psychology of space and its effect on our wellbeing. Rather than creating a visual escape for the viewer, the aim is to engender self-reflexive environments or experiences. A blending of alchemy and meditation become a focus in a pursuit of praxis, an application of a theory to a practice.

    Schuster graduated from OCADU’s Drawing and Painting program in 2011. His work has been exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions, including Palindrome Dome Metronome Home at O’Born Contemporary (Toronto), More Than Two (curated by Micah Lexier) at The Power Plant (Toronto), an off-site exhibition at the Havana Biennale, as well as public installations for the City of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche and WayHome Music and Arts Festival.

    Project Studios is open for reception and by appointment only – please direct inquries to devan@projectgallery.ca

    Opening Reception: Thursday Dec 7th 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: Dec 7 – Jan 14, 2018 Location: Project Studios (184 Munro St – rear) Distilling the essence of a thing or a moment is something ...
  • No One Notices The Landscape Within You: Nov 9 – Dec
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    Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 9th 6-8pm (RSVP)
    Exhibition Dates: Nov 9 – Dec 3, 2017
    Location: Project Studios (184 Munro St – rear)
    ‘No One Notices The Landscape Within You’ brings together the work of Chad Gauthier and Michael Pitropov that both explore portraiture and the the role of introspection in the process of painting. The works carry out of conversation of what it means to exist in a pictorial landscape while also questioning the role of narrative and frozen action in a painted scene.

    Gauthier works draws from french film stills as reference to highlight poetic moments of cinematography, and the search for meaning within the frame. The vulnerability of his figures conveys the inner struggle for honesty against deception and invites the viewer to escape within the image, and be immersed in the representation of the figure. The painting seeks for moments of clarity and to distill the overabundance of media saturation into small moments of escapism and meditation.

    Pitropov displays figures in pastoral nocturnal landscapes, engaging in activities that are deliberately unclear to the viewer and left up to interpretation. His surreal scene in which the isolation of the figure is central can be used as allegory or allusion to greater events.

    Both artists work to open the viewer up to moments of isolation in which small gestures can be broadened out to convey a greater political, personal, or spiritual insight. Pitropovs works seeks moments when the isolation can become invigorating and stem to desire and intrapersonal relationships, while Gauthier provides a counterpoint in which the isolation can be either detrimental or alienating, lending his paintings a sense of eerie isolation. Where Pitropov work draws the viewer in and makes them wish they were invited into a party unfolding before them, Gauthier’s work shroud the moment from the viewer lending a truly spooky look into moments they will never see.
    Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 9th 6-8pm (RSVP) Exhibition Dates: Nov 9 – Dec 3, 2017 Location: Project Studios (184 Munro St – rear) ‘No One Notices The Landscape Within You’ brings together the ...