- Preview – Group Show: Feb 25 – March 12
Opening Reception: Saturday Feb 25th, 2-5pm RSVP
Exhibition Dates: Feb 25 – March 12, 2017
Group show featuring:
MEGAN ELLEN MACDONALD
Curated and presented by Project Gallery
At Project Gallery Toronto, 1109 Queen St EOpening Reception: Saturday Feb 25th, 2-5pm RSVP Exhibition Dates: Feb 25 – March 12, 2017 Group show featuring: KEVIN COLUMBUS ANDRE KAN NESS LEE TESSAR LO JEAN-LUC LINDSAY MEGAN ELLEN MACDONALD SARA PEARSON BRIAN RIDEOUT Curated and presented by Project Gallery At Project Gallery Toronto, ...
- Anser & SoTeeOh – Luminous
Exhibition Dates: November 10 – November 20
Opening Exhibition: November 10th, 6-10 PM
A collaborative exhibition featuring artists Anser and Soteoh, Luminous, takes the dark street scenes of SoTeeOh’s urban landscapes as a backdrop for the infamous one-liner face portraits of graffiti artist Anser.
Created using long exposure photography and a flashlight, the two combined what theyare both best known for to develop something completely new. Like most of Anser’s work around the city it is temporary, and this ephemerality is explored even further as the light drawings disappear before the eye and only the camera captures the outcome.
By setting these portraits in various locations around Toronto, it mimics the close relationship both artist have with the urban setting they call home. Meant to brighten the dark corners of the city, Luminous takes this one step further.
Anser’s Mysterious Date, created in early 2007, was developed to foster a more publicly inclusive form of graffiti. The one-liner spray painted face has now become something of an icon within the Toronto urban fabric. Through the use of traditional graffiti mark making methods, “the face” was developed to engage a typically ignored public by using an image that everyone could associate with. The moniker “Mysterious Date” was coined by photographer Micheal D’Amico, who dubbed a series of street photographs of the face “Mystery Date” in a CONTACT photography festival. The adoption of this name is a testimony to this idea
The Mysterious Date also straddles the lines between graffiti and street art. In most forms of traditional street art, such as stenciling and wheat pasting, the creation of the imagery is done away from the setting it is viewed in. The fact the face is done in a more traditional graffiti method, on the spot and usually in an illegal context, is about breaking down preconceptions to promote an appreciate of both art forms. Through this approach Anser has found a way to create a spontaneous interaction with the public, something that many say give a closer sense of connection to the city around them.
Soteeoh is a Toronto born street photographer. Through composition and subject selection, his work presents a subjective and stylized view of daily urban life. He draws mainly off of influences in the realms of design, architecture, and fashion combined with an obsessive appreciation for urban grit. Symmetry, pattern and color are used as primary devices in composing his images. The artist’s work coincides with the growing urban digital photography movement championed by online platforms such as instagram, tumblr and VSCO. Digital manipulation and post processing are an increasingly valued part of the photographic process.
Although he still relies heavily on the spontaneity of the urban environment, it is a departure from traditional “candid” street photography in the sense that the images are carefully composed, colored, and in some cases embellished or abstracted, to present scenes that are based closely on real environments but that may not occur naturally exactly as they are depicted in the work. The work asks the viewer to reconsider their daily urban surroundings. Is it drab? Is it dirty? Is it ugly? Or is there something more here? He believes so and with his work he challenges the viewer to join him in his appreciation for the synchronized visual chaos that is the modern urban centre.
Presented by Project Gallery, Art Works Consulting, & Well and Good
- SALON IV
4th ANNUAL SALON
Exhibition Dates: November 25, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Project Gallery will be hosting it’s annual salon-style art exhibition at our Queen Street gallery location from November 23, 2016 – February 19, 2017. This exhibit will showcase a dynamic roster of many artists working with diverse subject matter, media and styles.4th ANNUAL SALON Exhibition Dates: November 25, 2016 – February 19, 2017 Project Gallery will be hosting it’s annual salon-style art exhibition at our Queen Street gallery location from November 23, 2016 ...
- Nick Bierk: Oct 22 – Nov 13
Oct 22 – Nov 13, 2016
Opening reception: Sat Oct 22nd, 6-9pm (RSVP)
Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro St – back entrace)
Nick Bierk studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited work across Canada and the United States. Nick’s portrait, landscape and still life works are highly realistic yet conceptually enigmatic.
If David had a fault, it was to be too good at too many things, never denying his constantly burgeoning curiousities long enough to focus on any one thing. In the maelstrom of his creative energies, his boys found their own moorage, and Nick, I think, fastened on to his father’s interest in precedent, history, and the myriad ways painting can be made. Look at David’s diptych Landscape with Manet Flowers, from 2002, the year he died, and you’ll see: the charged, naturalistic intensity of the light in the left panel, a haze of golden sun crackling as it cascades from cloud and tree below, counterbalances the mannered impressionism of a vase, static and lifeless, on a table.
Excerpt from exhibition catalogue AFTER, text by Murray White
Contact devan@projectgallerytorontOct 22 – Nov 13, 2016 Opening reception: Sat Oct 22nd, 6-9pm (RSVP) Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro St – back entrace) Nick Bierk studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. He ...
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- ARTIFACTS: Akin x Project Group Show
Opening Reception: Sat Sept 10, 6-9pm RSVP
Exhibition Dates: Sept 10 – Oct 2, 2016
Group show featuring work of Akin members:
Laura Kay Keeling
Curated and presented by Project Gallery
At Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro st – back entrance)Opening Reception: Sat Sept 10, 6-9pm RSVP Exhibition Dates: Sept 10 – Oct 2, 2016 Group show featuring work of Akin members: Ghazel Avarzamani Atanas Bozdarov Jen Collins Chris Harms Rebecca Houston Laura Kay Keeling Nicole Krstin Adria Mirabelli Curated and ...
- SUMMER ’16 Group Show
SUMMER ’16 GROUP SHOW
Exhibition Dates: August 4th – August 28th, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday August 4th, 7-11 PM
Exhibition Location: Project Gallery Studios, 184 Munro St
Anser & Pascal Paquette
Nicole Maya Schachter
Shanna Van Maurik