Past Exhibitions

GALLERY

  • 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.

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    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. Event
  • Bobby Mathieson Solo Exhibition: Sept 29 – Oct 16

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    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.

    Bobby Mathieson Artist Catalog

    Please direct inquiries to devan@projectgallerytoronto.com, 416.315.1192.

    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 ...

STUDIOS

  • Xander Maclaren and Flora Aldridge Duo Exhibition: March 3 – 27

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    Opening 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 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 only
    Please direct inquiries to cal@projectgallerytoronto.com
      Opening 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 ...
  • FORECAST II: Feb 12-28
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    PHOTO ALBUM
    ARTWORK PREVIEW
    Opening Reception: Friday Feb 12th 6-9pm
    Exhibition Dates: Feb 12-28, 2016
    ‘FORECAST II’ is the second of two preview exhibitions, featuring standout works by contemporary painters with upcoming solo or duo exhibitions at Project Gallery. Each artist works with paint in a different way to create vivid and compelling results. Navigating diverse subject matter, themes, and styles – this will be a dynamic exhibition that reflects bold explorations in the contemporary aesthetics of paint through the works of 7 Toronto-based abstract painters you should know about.
    * Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro Street (back entrance) and open by appointment only

     

    Opening Reception: Friday Feb 12th 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: Feb 12-28, 2016 ‘FORECAST II’ is the second of two preview exhibitions, featuring standout works by contemporary painters with upcoming solo or duo exhibitions at ...
  • FORECAST I: Jan 22-Feb 7

    PHOTO ALBUM
    ARTWORK PREVIEW
    Opening Reception: Friday Jan 22nd 6-9pm
    Exhibition Dates: Jan 22 – Feb 7, 2016

    ‘FORECAST I’ is the first of two preview exhibitions, featuring standout works by contemporary painters with upcoming solo or duo exhibitions at Project Gallery. Each artist works with paint in a different way to create vivid and compelling results. Navigating diverse subject matter, themes, and styles – this will be a dynamic exhibition that reflects novel explorations in the contemporary aesthetics of paint through the works of 7 Toronto-based painters that you should know about.

    * Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro Street (back entrance) and open by appointment only

    Opening Reception: Friday Jan 22nd 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: Jan 22 – Feb 7, 2016 ‘FORECAST I’ is the first of two preview exhibitions, featuring standout works by contemporary painters with upcoming solo or ...