- Right Aunt Left – Omar Lalani: Jan 19 – March 3
Opening Reception: Friday Jan 19th 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Jan 19 – March 3, 2018
Location: Project Studios – 184 Munro St (rear)
Embracing intuition as his collaborator, Lalani often reflects on his work for answers in attempts to diagnose and dissect his own ways of thinking. Figures are an important anchor point in the artist’s work as over time these figures have begun to parallel his on-going personal experiences. The paintings represent an interest in dissolving the boundaries between Western understandings of mind and body. Dream-like realms that are representational but untethered from reality provide the flexibility necessary to mediate information from the subconscious.
Omar Lalani is a painter and curator based out of Toronto Ontario. Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2011, he has exhibited work nationally for the past 7 years. Lalani embraces an ideology rooted in subjectivism in combination with an improvisational process, to focus his practice towards therapy and reflection. In addition to his painting practice, Omar is the Programming Director and Cofounder of Pushmi Pullyu, an artist run centre based in Toronto.
Project Studios is located at 184 Munro St (back entrance) and open for receptions and by appointment only – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a viewing.
- SALON V – Annual Holiday Show: Nov 17 – Jan 20
Exhibition Dates: November 17 – January 20, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday November 17th 6-9pm
Location: Project Gallery (1210 Dundas St E)
Project Gallery is pleased to announce its 5th annual holiday salon-style exhibition on display from Nov 17 – Jan 20th featuring hundreds of artworks.
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 5th time in its upcoming SALON. The gallery’s walls will be strategically filled from floor to ceiling with over 250 stand-out artworks by top Toronto-based emerging artists. In celebration of Project Gallery’s collaboration of historic tradition and contemporary artwork, there will be an opening reception Friday November 17th from 6-9pm.
Emily May Rose
Megan Ellen MacDonald
The gallery is located at 1210 Dundas St E and open Tues-Sat 11am-6pm
For inquiries please contact email@example.com
- She – Cathy Daley: Oct 19-Nov 11
Opening Reception: Thursday Oct 19th 6-9pm (RSVP)
Exhibition Dates: Oct 19 – Nov 11, 2017
Location: Project Gallery (1210 Dundas St E)
Mining iconographies of the feminine through vocabularies of glamour, fashion, popular culture, cartoons, street signage, films, social media, fairy tales and mythology, Cathy Daley’s work acknowledges and explores masquerades of feminine identity with humor, depth and edgy beauty. Cultural imageries including historic female objectification in a range of civilizations inform her drawings.
This new body of work, inspired by a variety of representations, also explores the territory of childhood memory, feminine identity, as well as dresses and their relationship to movement as observer and observed. Daley’s drawings emerge from Russian constructivist costume, contemporary avant-garde fashion, Degas’ ballerinas, Toulouse Lautrec’s can-can dancers, the painted clothing of Matisse, vintage Hollywood cinema and many other sources.
The series of small-scale drawings interrogates clothing as cover, protection, and as a social display often relating to gender. Compositions are constricted and flowing; legs and torsos dance with swirling emotion and gestures. Her drawn bodies explore energy, strength and vibrancy while at other junctures something more unrealizable and unreadable occurs through stillness, vulnerability, and delicacy. Daley’s exaggerated use of form alludes to her sophisticated integration of figure and abstraction.
Daley draws with charcoal and black pastel on translucent vellum, in both large and small scale, individual pieces and linked series. Commenting on her use of media, she says, “Black pastel is an elemental drawing material that allows for the potential of overwriting involving a spontaneous direct working process with a wide range of depth and tonality that borders on a sculptural presence”.
Cathy Daley is a celebrated Canadian artist with work in numerous private, corporate and public art collections including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is the recipient of many awards and grants, and her work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Reviews of her work have also been published in Art in America, Border Crossings, Canadian Art and many other publications. She is an Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design.Opening Reception: Thursday Oct 19th 6-9pm (RSVP) Exhibition Dates: Oct 19 – Nov 11, 2017 Location: Project Gallery (1210 Dundas St E) Mining iconographies of the feminine through vocabularies of glamour, fashion, popular ...
- ’flō\ – a performative site specific installation by Nadine Bariteau
\’flō\ is a performative site specific installation by Nadine Bariteau that will take form between the 17th and the 21st of April 2017
The installation will occur over the course of a week and will culminate with a Spring Reception on Friday 21th at 8:00pm
To see the installation in progress: from 18th to 20th at 8:30pm
Last chance to meet with the artist when she teardown on Sunday 23rd at 8:30pm
Direct inquiries to devan@projectgallerytoront
- Where No One Will Find Us – Alli Boddy Solo Exhibition
Exhibition: Fri, February 3 – Sun, February 26
Reception: Fri, February 3 6-10pm
Alli Boddy’s solo exhibition ‘Where No One Will Find Us’ explores the intersection of figure and landscape. Inspired by her personal connection to nature, her figure/landscape narratives represent the lived experience. Her subjects, which include herself and those close to her, all appear to exude a freedom of spirit. Alli is a strong believer in nature’s ability to transcend and portrays her subjects not gazing at the viewer, but focused in their own moment, venturing off into forests or teetering on cliff’s edge.
- Librarians, Books, and Clouds – Cliff Eyland: Nov 17 – Jan 29
Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 17th 6-9pm (RSVP)
Exhibition Dates: Nov 17 – Jan 29, 2017
at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro St – back entrance)
Librarians, Books and Clouds is Cliff Eyland’s first solo exhibition in Toronto since 2009. The show includes 300 works, all 3″x5″ acrylic and/or mixed media paintings.
Since 1981 Cliff Eyland has been making art the size of the traditional 3″ by 5″ library catalogue card. His paintings, drawings, and photographs are shown in both libraries and art galleries. He has also inserted thousands of original drawings in library books in Canada and the United States.
Several major Canadian art galleries have mounted solo exhibitions and installations of Eyland’s work, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada’s Library & Archives, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, The New School University, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He has also participated in group exhibitions in many venues, and his work is in many public and private collections.
Eyland’s public commissions include a 600 piece installation at Edmonton’s Meadows Library, a 5000 work piece at Halifax’s Central Library, a 1000 work piece for the Winnipeg Millennium Library, and an 8 painting per room set of works at Winnipeg’s Alt Hotel.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and apptsOpening Reception: Thursday Nov 17th 6-9pm (RSVP) Exhibition Dates: Nov 17 – Jan 29, 2017 at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro St – back entrance) Librarians, Books and Clouds is Cliff Eyland’s first ...