- 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 ...
- WORKS ON PAPER
Exhibition Dates: Oct 20 – Nov 6, 2016
Project Gallery will be hosting a salon-style exhibition of all works on paper at our Queen Street gallery location.
- Bobby Mathieson Solo Exhibition: Sept 29 – Oct 16
Opening Reception: Thursday September 29th, 6-9pm RSVP
Project Gallery Toronto – 1109 Queen St E, Toronto
Bobby Mathieson captures historically or culturally significant moments in his work, and expands on the emotional content through his paintings and imagery through the use of vibrant shocking colour and form. Positioning historically and culturally significant subjects within a visceral and highly textured figurative expressionism, Mathieson’s paintings reflect the emotional complexity shaping his relationship to these figures through a portraiture that is at once provocative, grotesque and deeply reverent.
The intuitive use of brushstroke and palette knife creates a sense of controlled chaos, marking the works with the rhythm and immediacy of their production. This alla prima or wet-on-wet technique bears an element of the violence and gestural abstraction associated with action painting while retaining key facial cues to allow a certain level of recognition and iconic legibility in the obscured faces of subjects. Vampire teeth and pointed ears become playful motifs in Mathieson’s work, confounding the elegance of posture and pose with monstrous and absurd qualities, forming characters that appear both playful and terrifying at the same time.
Bobby Mathieson is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School (degree in Classic Animation) and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in British Columbia (BFA). He has had numerous solo exhibitions with Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto, ON and has presented his work at art fairs such as Art Toronto, Art Southampton, AQUA Art Fair in Miami, FL and VOLTA in New York. His work has also been featured in the Art With Heart auction as well as auctions at Angell Gallery for several years. Bobby Mathieson lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
Please direct inquiries to devan@projectgallerytorontOpening Reception: Thursday September 29th, 6-9pm RSVP Project Gallery Toronto – 1109 Queen St E, Toronto Bobby Mathieson captures historically or culturally significant moments in his work, and expands on the emotional ...
- BODY TALK: April 29 – May 29 Opening Reception: Friday April 29th 7-11pmExhibition Dates: April 29 – May 29, 2016BODY 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.comNadia 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.comCurated by Devan Patel & Maya FuhrThis exhibition is registered with the CONTACT Photography Festival
scotiabankcontactphoto.com/ 2016/open-exhibition/ project-gallery-studios-bod y-talkProject Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St (back entrance) and open for receptions and by appointment only.Please direct inquiries to email@example.com
- Lacunae: Laura Hudspith Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday April 1st 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Fri, April 1 – Sun, April 24
Lacunae, is a solo exhibition of new work by Toronto-based artist, Laura Hudspith. The work combines the artist’s ceramic practice and her experience and fascination with taxidermy. The resulting body of work is one that examines our tendency to satisfy nostalgic impulses and to fill emotional voids through collecting and amassing objects and ‘things’.
Of particular interest to Hudspith is the intersection between this common pattern of consumption and au courant ideologies as well as fashionable trends. Employing both humor and hope, Lacunae’s complex porcelain objects paired with animal, insect and manufactured material, canvas such diverse themes as sentimentality and longing, ownership and power dynamics, mass consumption, and the paradox between mortality and permanence.Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St. (back entrance)Open for receptions and by appointment.Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.orgOpening Reception: Friday April 1st 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: Fri, April 1 – Sun, April 24 Lacunae, is a solo exhibition of new work by Toronto-based artist, Laura Hudspith. The work combines the artist’s ceramic ...
- Xander Maclaren and Flora Aldridge Duo Exhibition: March 3 – 27 Exhibition Dates: Thu, March 3rd – Sun, March 27thXander Maclaren:Xander Maclaren makes art about systems. There is a logic to these pieces. A line is drawn, then another, each a slightly different version of the previous line. There is always a tension between logic and arbitrary choices. The early decisions in the creation of each piece have repercussions on the final product. Small defects are echoed and amplified through repetition. The result of each piece is determined by the initial formative decisions and the methodical process that then follows.Flora Aldridge:The intricate complexity of memory and recollection is a large thematic aspect in my work. My art is both invasive and exposing of lives unknown and unconnected to my own. Loss of memory is something that terrifies me; leading me to find comfort in those of others’. I preserve lost and abandoned moments within my paintings.The photographs that inspired this body of work were found in a thrift store. As I sorted through them, I began to rationalize their stories, constructing memories of my own, and fabricating connections between the photos and my own life. I was fascinated with how my mind was able to invent such memories, out of almost nothing, and feel such a connection to places and people that I have never known. These fictions and connections are what my art is based on.The style of my work also relates back to the distortion of memory. I have isolated only the outline of the photos to be adapted into the painting as well as overlapping photos to reveal how memories are extremely fragile and manipulated each time you recall them. Overlapping the photos relates to my mind’s ability to create false memories in an attempt to connect the photos to something in my own life. Memories are an immense part of what makes up a person and my fear is that losing them would essentially lead to losing my whole self. Making these works are a way of proving that memories can be persevered.* Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro Street (back entrance) and open by appointment onlyPlease direct inquiries to email@example.comOpening Reception: Thu, March 3rd, 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: Thu, March 3rd – Sun, March 27th Xander Maclaren: Xander Maclaren makes art about systems. There is a logic to these pieces. A line is ...