- Levels: Andre Kan – April 7-23
Opening Reception: Friday April 7th 6-9pm (RSVP)
Exhibition Dates: April 7 – 23, 2017
Enlivened by his interest in spacial structures and interconnectivity, Andre Kan’s paintings serve as excitable blueprints for a possible reality. Each work depicts the artists’ signature imaginative building blocks that converge and begin to build upon each other and strengthening each other towards an ever transforming space. Kan’s structures are substantial and complex but not yet anchored – they float suspended in his psychological space. In this way Kan’s buildings remain a playful proposition for the viewer not yet tied to a specific place or function. With his dynamic formations, Kan propels us towards an ever optimistic future where new connections and constructions have yet to materialize.
Kan’s most recent body of work, ‘Levels’ sets the stage as an optical course between the viewer and the artist. The works depict architectural interpretations that no longer rely on a single or double vantage point, but rather the multiple view points of a landscape as a whole. Through geometric deciphering- these playful, interconnected structures suggests what possibility means through self discovery, and the stages of questioning the fundamental nature of being and the world that encompasses it.
Andre Kan is a Toronto based painter. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2014, he continues his creative pursuits as an Artist, Photographer, Curator, Producer, and Musician. His paintings have been showcased throughout Canada with permanent collections in the U.S and China.Opening Reception: Friday April 7th 6-9pm (RSVP) Exhibition Dates: April 7 – 23, 2017 ARTWORK CATALOG Enlivened by his interest in spacial structures and interconnectivity, Andre Kan’s paintings serve as excitable blueprints for ...
- Curio: March 16 – April 2
Curio – New Work by Megan Ellen MacDonald
Exhibition Dates: March 16 – April 2, 2017
Reception: Thursday March 16th 6-9pm (RSVP)Megan Ellen MacDonald’s oil paintings have one foot in the 18th century and the other in the 21st. MacDonald appropriates romantic and baroque themes to firmly ground her work in the context of lavish genre painting, setting the stage for her colourful depictions of mass market disposable decoration and kitsch subject matter. Her work playfully questions the very nature of representational painting in the past and present – the impossible task of portraying reality when so much of what we consider as realism is often confused with the unreal.MacDonald’s most recent body of work, Curio, removes her subject matter from the grandiose landscapes they usually inhabit, and presents them in the more intimate context of still life. Fascinated by the innately useless nature of decorative objects – specifically those relating to domesticity and femininity, MacDonald takes subjects like knock-off fabergé eggs and mass produced decorative teacups and situates them as the objets de vertu of her still life paintings. Surrounded by fleshy fruits and lavish fabrics, a tarnished sugar bowl becomes a cauldron spilling pink smoke, and a cheap unicorn figurine becomes an elegant statue, all doused in a colourful haze of fantasy. By mirroring the visual opulence of her predecessors, MacDonald’s paintings give these decorative objects the illusion of grandeur and importance, and create a visual narrative all their own.Megan Ellen MacDonald is an artist living and working in Toronto, ON. MacDonald received her BFA from OCADU in 2013 and has exhibited work in Toronto and Montreal. Her work has been featured in art fairs including The Artist Project and Art Toronto, and auctions including Art With Heart and the upcoming Art Gems.
Project Gallery is located at 1109 Queen St E and open regularly Wed-Sun 12-5pm
Please direct inquiries to Devan Patel firstname.lastname@example.orgCurio – New Work by Megan Ellen MacDonald Exhibition Dates: March 16 – April 2, 2017 Reception: Thursday March 16th 6-9pm (RSVP) Megan Ellen MacDonald’s oil paintings have one foot in the 18th ...
- Preview – Group Show: Feb 25 – March 12
Opening Reception: Saturday Feb 25th, 2-5pm RSVP
Exhibition Dates: Feb 25 – March 12, 2017
Group show featuring:
MEGAN ELLEN MACDONALD
Curated and presented by Project Gallery
At Project Gallery Toronto, 1109 Queen St EOpening Reception: Saturday Feb 25th, 2-5pm RSVP Exhibition Dates: Feb 25 – March 12, 2017 Group show featuring: KEVIN COLUMBUS ANDRE KAN NESS LEE TESSAR LO JEAN-LUC LINDSAY MEGAN ELLEN MACDONALD SARA PEARSON BRIAN RIDEOUT Curated and presented by Project Gallery At Project Gallery Toronto, ...
- 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 email@example.comOpening 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgOpening 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 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEWOpening Reception: Friday Feb 12th 6-9pmExhibition 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