Past Exhibitions

GALLERY

  • Summer Group Show: Aug 3-10

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    Opening Reception: Thursday Aug 3rd 6-10pm (RSVP)

    Join us for the grand opening of Project Gallery’s new 2,500 sq ft space at 1210 Dundas St E on Thursday August 3rd from 6-10pm.

    On display will be works by represented artists:

    Kevin Colombus
    Camille Jodoin-Eng
    Ness Lee
    Sarah Letovsky
    Jean-Luc Lindsay
    Tessar Lo
    Greg McCarthy
    Sara Pearson
    Callen Schaub
    SoTeeOh

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

     

    Opening Reception: Thursday Aug 3rd 6-10pm (RSVP) Join us for the grand opening of Project Gallery’s new 2,500 sq ft space at 1210 Dundas St E on Thursday August 3rd from ...
  • ICON – SoTeeOh Solo Show

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    ICON: SoTeeOh

    April 27 – May 14, 2017

    What are the symbols that are immediately and universally identifiable as Toronto icons? As Toronto’s reputation grows, and global awareness of the city rises, a set of visual identifiers has been developed that symbolize this city both locally and abroad. The CN Tower has long been the most obvious icon but views of the downtown core popularized by urban photographers, the Raptors jersey made famous by Vince Carter and signage at Yonge and Bloor subway station which is passed by 400 000 commuters on a daily basis have become important symbols of the city.

    ICON will focus on photography of visual identifiers that residents can place at first glance and that out-of-towners recognize as distinctly Toronto. Drawing off personal experience, historical research, anecdotal experiences, commercial products and pop culture references such as movies and music videos, soteeoh has created a set of images that represent the visual identity of the city. With a diversity of photographs, ranging from iconic product photos, recognizable city views and intersections, cultural landmarks and people. This exhibition continues SoTeeOh’s exploration of Toronto’s developing visual identity through portrait, still-life, product, and urban landscape photographs.

    SoTeeOh is a Toronto-based photographer focused on stylized views of daily urban life. Drawing inspiration from the realms of design, architecture, and fashion, he creates images that share a sense of urban grit through an emphasis on symettry, pattern, and color. SoTeeoh has amassed a significant following, with over 60 thousands followers on instagram, he has also worked on commercial projects with notable brands like Adidas, Nike, Sony, CIBC, American Express, Red Bull, and many more. SoTeeOh is represented by Art Works Consulting.

    www.soteeoh.com

    ICON: SoTeeOh April 27 – May 14, 2017 What are the symbols that are immediately and universally identifiable as Toronto icons? As Toronto’s reputation grows, and global awareness of the city rises, ...
  • TL;DR Laura Hudspith – Solo Exhibition

    TL;DR
    Laura Hudspith – solo exhibition at Project Gallery
    Exhibition dates: Thu, May 18 – Sun, May 28

    For the final exhibition at our Queen Street East location, Project Gallery is pleased to present Laura Hudspith’s second solo exhibition, TL;DR.

    Hudspith transforms the gallery into a dramatic installation combining sculpture, video projection, and neon, where light emanating from each work illuminates the next. Her projected tableaux vivant depicts a near motionless woman amidst both real and faux, fresh and rotting delicacies, conjuring a sense of stagnation and tension. A large unmarked grave across the gallery’s floor pulses light and sets a synthetic overgrown garden aglow, its dense flora saturated with viscous biofluids. Neon light casts the flippant message ‘tl;dr’ across the scene, and creates a sense of an impassable force.

    Upon discovering her own incongruous memory of a passage written by Alice Munro in Lives of Girls and Women, where the young protagonist misunderstands the gravity of a gruesome truth and instead envisions an implausible alt-reality, Hudspith staged and filmed her own elaborated version of this illogical error. In her tableaux, a woman lays on a cold marble tabletop amidst a feast. The figure is at once hyper-sexualized and neutered, her body revealed underneath a clear plastic dress so tight as to flatten her curves. Fruit begins to rot, pink milk sours, a glass of black liquid is overturned. What’s left reveals its synthetic nature – a silicone aspic, plastic fruit, pink rubber tarts – and the woman in the dress remains breathing lightly.

    The artist is interested in the effects of cultural trends on the way people understand the world’s workings and their agency within it. In particular, Hudspith contemplates the effects of individualist culture on radicalization and the growing divide between socio-political ideologies. Using a feminist lens through which to examine this divide, TL;DR creates a picture of contemporary communication caught in between cause and effect, dialogue and the echo chamber, life and death, gender and equity, and naivete versus the explicit.

    The artist would like to extend a special thanks to Tamara Legér for her contributions to photography and videography, and writer, Ashley McLellan, for her exhibition response.
    TL;DR Laura Hudspith – solo exhibition at Project Gallery Exhibition dates: Thu, May 18 – Sun, May 28 For the final exhibition at our Queen Street East location, Project Gallery is pleased to ...

STUDIOS

  • Elicser Elliott: ‘Prosopagnosia’
    Prosopagnosia

    Elicser Elliott

    Prosopagnosia 

     
    July 8- 31, 2016
     
    Opening Reception: Friday July 8, 7-11 PM 
    Closing Reception: July 30th, 6-10pm
    Jabari “Elicser” Elliot is an infamous Toronto street artist, whose works can be seen on walls across the city. Born in Montreal and raised in the West Indies, Elicser settled in Toronto, and attended Sheridan College for Animation. He has won critical acclaim for his style, and has shown his works in several prominent galleries including the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as having a featured installation at the Royal Ontario Museum.
    In 2012 Elicser released a limited edition book titled Know Love, portraying children’s views on love through a series of hand drawn illustrations, and which sold out at its launch at LE Gallery. In the same year, he was named “Best Local Graffiti Artist” by NOW Magazine. He has been published in many newspapers and blogs, and was most recently featured in a Toronto Star article for a graffiti workshop he taught to students of Central Technical School, in conjunction with the 2016 TD Jazz Festival.
    His influence on the cityscape of Toronto cannot be put lightly: from the legendary “Hug Me” Tree of Queen Street West, to the traffic signal boxes he has beautified as part of the StArt “Out of the Box” initiative, to his innumerable wall murals that can be spotted in both indoor and outdoor spaces across the GTA. His work is at once recognizable, and connectable, portraying the multitude of faces and bodies that make up this city, positioned alongside an ever-impending collection of towers and skyscrapers . His work has the ability to conjure distinct and yet relatable characters – all of them sharing similar stylistic traits while still representing unique individuals, and cumulatively comprising a cross section of this city’s diverse faces.
    Elicser takes over Project Gallery Studios with his show Prosopagnosia. A word originating from Latin, meaning “an inability to recognize the faces of familiar people, usually as a result to damage in the brain”, the series is a direct comment on the result of living in a big city, inundated by thousands of faces daily. In the context of his work, the subject matter becomes even more provocative, as he explores what this means in relation to his artistic process.

     

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    Elicser Elliott Prosopagnosia    July 8- 31, 2016   Opening Reception: Friday July 8, 7-11 PM  Closing Reception: July 30th, 6-10pm Jabari “Elicser” Elliot is an infamous Toronto street artist, whose works can be seen on walls ...
  • Dirt Nap: Chad Gauthier & Greg McCarthy

    Dirt Nap

    Dirt Nap

    Opening Reception : Friday June 3rd 7pm – 11pm
    Exhibition Dates: June 2nd – June 26th
    Location: 184 Munro St

    Dirtnap is a playfully dark nod to this death and rebirth of information as it is remembered. The show presents the viewer with haunted images of peoples’ pasts and images of those who once stood in front of a camera, many of which have died. The images range from the painterly sublime to the casual snapshot. Chad Gauthier and Greg McCarthy both find reference in photographic imagery to produce images based on memory and the role of the artists’ hand in creating these newer images.

    Drawing reference from french new wave cinema, Gauthier’s work recreates these images from memory and printed reference material. These new paintings function as altered mnemonic devices that interrogate and rework the original act before the cinematic camera. These images seek to understand the cinematic event and the intention of the image after it has entered circulation. By rendering them as paintings the artist’s hand plays a role in the translation the photographic image into a more personal gesture. Using the vocabulary of the painterly gesture, the images are filtered through both Gauthier’s own experiences and speak to both the language of painting and abstraction.

    McCarthy’s work uses the discarded archive of a lithographers union, from the early 30s to the late 50s as a starting point, The Distance Between a Handshake is an ongoing series that proposes an alternative method for the use of an archive. It questions the collective ownership of historical documents and the role of the archivists as a figure of authority. The pieces become redacted and altered in ways that subvert the original intentions of the photographer and create newer images through the destruction of themselves. Archival preservation practices are purposefully subverted with the intention that over time the interaction of the artist with the archive will inevitably cause damage to the original photographs leaving further traces of the intervention into the archive.

    Artists:
    Chad Gauthier www.chadgauthier.com
    Greg McCarthy www.gregmccarthy.ca

    Dirt Nap Artist Catalog

    Dirt Nap Opening Reception : Friday June 3rd 7pm – 11pm Exhibition Dates: June 2nd – June 26th Location: 184 Munro St Dirtnap is a playfully dark nod to this death and rebirth of information ...
  • BODY TALK: April 29 – May 29
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    Opening Reception: Friday April 29th 7-11pm
    Exhibition Dates: April 29 – May 29, 2016
    BODY TALK focuses on expressions of the female form and sexuality through portraiture, still-life photographs & sculpture. Considering themes of identity, self-acceptance, and body dysmorphia, the works in this exhibition range from staged moments to those of genuine spontaneity. Depicting strong characters and narratives through both raw and surreal motifs, the exhibition conveys an honest representation of the contemporary female gaze, self-image, and form in all its beauty, disguise, desire, and emotion.
    Tau Lewis (Toronto) www.taulewis.com
    Nadia Gohar (Toronto)
    Michelle Lefade (Toronto) www.michellelefade.com
    Maya Fuhr (Toronto) www.mayafuhr.com
    Dafy Hagai (London/Tel Aviv) www.dafyhagai.com
    Claire Milbrath (Montreal) www.clairemilbrath.com
    Rebecca Storm (Montreal) www.rebecca-storm.com
    Neva Wireko (Toronto) www.nevawireko.com
    Yulia Zinshtein (NYC/Moscow) www.yzinshtein.com
    Curated by Devan Patel & Maya Fuhr
    Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St (back entrance) and open for receptions and by appointment only.
    Please direct inquiries to devan@projectgallerytoronto.com
    Opening Reception: Friday April 29th 7-11pm Exhibition Dates: April 29 – May 29, 2016 BODY TALK focuses on expressions of the female form and sexuality through portraiture, still-life photographs & sculpture. Considering ...