- Constructs: Alex Buchanan, Aug 28 – Sept 9 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEW
Opening Reception: Friday August 28th 2015
Exhibition Dates: Aug 28 – Sept 9, 2015
Lex Buchanan paints scenes of fleeting moments captured in passage. Architectural spaces are presented as nostalgic experiences of the everyday, transformed into visual puzzles that challenge and disorient the viewer. The exhibition “Constructs” is a series of paintings that examine built environments and urban phenomena. Through a pastiche of historical tropes, contemporary culture, architectural forms, painterly gestures, and digital aesthetics Buchanan’s seeks to complicate notions of the contemporary landscape and the urban condition. These canvases challenge viewers in the act of deciphering new scenarios in which physical reality manifests with the ephemera of our own experiences.
Buchanan is an artist, designer, curator and alumnus of the Ontario College of Art and Design where he graduated with honors and received the Bluma Appel award and A.V. Isacc’s scholarship. After a year of post-graduate studies in Florence, Italy Alex obtained an Advanced Certificate of Visual Studies from OCAD. His work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally. He currently lives and works in Toronto where he continues to exhibit, curate and promote other local artists. Buchanan also manages the Project Gallery Studios, and is a founding member and co-director of Project Gallery.Opening Reception: Friday August 28th 2015 Exhibition Dates: Aug 28 – Sept 9, 2015 Lex Buchanan paints scenes of fleeting moments captured in passage. Architectural spaces are presented as nostalgic experiences of the everyday, transformed ...
- Faded Realities-Christina Mazzulla: Aug 6-12
Opening Reception: Thursday Aug 6th 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: August 6-12, 2015
Christina Mazzulla’s paintings critically respond to the present social constructions of reality. Using the physical environment, Mazzulla reflects on post-modern dilemmas with an emphasis on the natural world. These paintings are reminiscent of traditional Canadian landscapes such as the Group of Seven, as Mazzulla uses abstraction to achieve active surroundings that are true to the multi-layered nature of space. The series was created as an escape from the dissatisfaction and pressures caused by rapid urbanization, and in turn provide a means of coping with the vulnerability and alienation that contemporary city life can bring.
Mazzulla’s work celebrates struggle as progress. Her work provides individuals with the freedom to construct personal realities from their unique perceptions. Mazzulla creates fantasy landscapes using acrylic and aerosol as a form of empowerment, allowing viewers to express their understandings of space. These paintings work to facilitate an experience of interconnectedness, while promoting self-discovery, motivation and individual evolution.
Christina is a Toronto based painter. Since graduating from Ontario College of Art & Design in 2012, she continues her creative pursuits with like-minded artists, curators, collectives and other arts organizations. She has been showcasing work throughout Canada, and also remains active within public art sphere through various projects such as murals. Her paintings explore metaphysical environments that challenge the spatial constructs of our regular perceived reality. These multi-layered abstractions work to facilitate an experience of interconnectedness, escapism, and self-discovery.Opening Reception: Thursday Aug 6th 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: August 6-12, 2015 RSVP Christina Mazzulla’s paintings critically respond to the present social constructions of reality. Using the physical environment, Mazzulla reflects on post-modern dilemmas with ...
- These Peoples: Aug 15-26
Reception: Saturday Aug 15th
Dates: Aug 15-26, 2015
Alex Sheriff is creating new worlds. They are thick jungles, ocean bottoms, deep space, and other places unexplored where there still exists the potential for new ways of being.
Using the familiar language of our own planet, Sheriff fills his worlds with peculiar animals, plants, people, geology and then blends these categories. These worlds where all matter is equal can only be expressed through the language of abstraction. The inhabitants and their surroundings are as malleable as wet paint. They cannot be exactly described by science and therefore can only be understood through mythology.
These Peoples tells the stories of a fictional society. Dreamy narratives displayed through painting, collage and video portray an image of a group of beings existing in a way that is foreign to us, but strangely relatable.
Project Gallery is located at 1109 Queen St E and open regularly Tues-Fri 2-8pm and weekends 12-6pm.Reception: Saturday Aug 15th Dates: Aug 15-26, 2015 Alex Sheriff is creating new worlds. They are thick jungles, ocean bottoms, deep space, and other places unexplored where there still exists the potential ...
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