- Energy – Callen Schaub: Sept 28 – Oct 14
Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 28th 6-10pm (RSVP)
Live Performance: Thursday Sept 28th 10pm
Exhibition Dates: Sept 28 – Oct 14, 2017
On Thursday September 28th, abstract artist Callen Schaub launches his latest exhibit Energy. The show is a collection of paintings that Schaub says, “encourage people to maintain a positive mindset and energy. My art illustrates the impact that words have on people. Words evoke emotional responses which can be destructive, uplifting, or both. I want to encourage my audiences, especially the younger members, to use words and art to empower others.” Schaub’s work takes inspiration from the positivity expressed in the online community as well as responding artistically to the experience of being trolled.
Callen is best known for his innovative painting techniques using spin machines, swinging troughs and pendulums in live performances and online as featured on Insider, Buzzfeed, and CBC Arts videos. On September 30th from sunrise to sunset, Schaub will be using a crane as an artist’s tool for a performance at Nuit Blanche, presented by the Riverside BIA & Project Gallery.Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 28th 6-10pm (RSVP) Live Performance: Thursday Sept 28th 10pm Exhibition Dates: Sept 28 – Oct 14, 2017 On Thursday September 28th, abstract artist Callen Schaub launches his latest exhibit ...
- hahahahuh, – Tessar Lo: Aug 31 – Sept 23
Opening Reception: Thursday Aug 31st 6-9pm (RSVP)
Exhibition Dates: Aug 31 – Sept 23, 2017
hahahahuh, is a series of paintings inhabiting the literal and figurative space where the humourous and mysterious overlap-
these works were made as a reflection and meditation of these times; a little awkward, a bit laughable, and very often bewildering.
Tessar Lo reaches for that mysterious place that exists within the liminal, his vision and approach is constantly evolving.
Born in Indonesia and raised in Toronto, Lo blends themes endemic to his Asian heritage with Western pursuits or direct expression and materiality. Working with a variety of media, he uses acute marking, colour and texture to draw the viewing inward and create an awareness of surface and story.
By stripping his work of artifice and relying on instinct, he aspires to turn seemingly mundane subjects – a corner of the backyard, a bunch of fruits, a childhood toy – into sources of humour, sensation and potential. Around familiar motifs, he constructs unfolding mythologies that site the reservoirs of foolish wonder, and constants that lie buried within being.
Since Graduating from Ontario’s Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advance Learning with a BAA in Illustration, Tessar Lo has exhibited in galleries worldwide, from Toronto solo and group exhibition in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Barcelona, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.Opening Reception: Thursday Aug 31st 6-9pm (RSVP) Exhibition Dates: Aug 31 – Sept 23, 2017 hahahahuh, is a series of paintings inhabiting the literal and figurative space where the humourous and mysterious ...
- Atmosphere and Ambience: Kevin Columbus, Aug 12 – 26 Opening Reception: Saturday Aug 12th 2-5pm (RSVP)Exhibition Dates: Aug 12 – 26, 2017Columbus’s paintings emphasize the quality and uniqueness of light in landscape. The interest in unique light effects create scenes that convey more than just the subject matter but more importantly they convey a sentiment. By creating ambience and atmosphere through the emphasis of fog, haze, sunrise, sunset, dawn, dusk and twilight the paintings revive memories, and feelings of nostalgia. The work reinforces the metaphor that one’s memories fade and become hazy just like sunlight. The landscapes also serve as a moment to another time and place from one’s past.
Kevin Columbus is an artist based in Toronto, Ontario. He studied at The Ontario College of Art and Design and graduated in 2012. Even though Kevin lives in Toronto, he has spent many summers painting in central and northern Ontario. He has enjoyed extended time studying Renaissance and Italian Art in Florence, Italy, and has spent the past several years refining his understanding of perceptive drawing and painting. While in Italy, he also assisted and studied under the Italian painter, Massimo Giannoni. Kevin continues to embrace the influences of Italian art, while maintaining his natural inclination towards the northern Ontario landscape.
His recent work has built upon his growing understanding of form, colour and the medium of oil paint. He combines what he’s learned in traditional oil painting with his close inspection of master works; he does this alongside his continuous exercises in the plein-air technique to create contemporary imagery. He appropriates some recognizable elements from these pre-modern masterpieces and combines them with his personal memories, subconscious impulses and varied subject matter.
Project Gallery is located at 1210 Dundas St E and open Tues-Sat 11am-6pm
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- 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