- Anser & SoTeeOh – Luminous
Exhibition Dates: November 10 – November 20
Opening Exhibition: November 10th, 6-10 PM
A collaborative exhibition featuring artists Anser and Soteoh, Luminous, takes the dark street scenes of SoTeeOh’s urban landscapes as a backdrop for the infamous one-liner face portraits of graffiti artist Anser.
Created using long exposure photography and a flashlight, the two combined what theyare both best known for to develop something completely new. Like most of Anser’s work around the city it is temporary, and this ephemerality is explored even further as the light drawings disappear before the eye and only the camera captures the outcome.
By setting these portraits in various locations around Toronto, it mimics the close relationship both artist have with the urban setting they call home. Meant to brighten the dark corners of the city, Luminous takes this one step further.
Anser’s Mysterious Date, created in early 2007, was developed to foster a more publicly inclusive form of graffiti. The one-liner spray painted face has now become something of an icon within the Toronto urban fabric. Through the use of traditional graffiti mark making methods, “the face” was developed to engage a typically ignored public by using an image that everyone could associate with. The moniker “Mysterious Date” was coined by photographer Micheal D’Amico, who dubbed a series of street photographs of the face “Mystery Date” in a CONTACT photography festival. The adoption of this name is a testimony to this idea
The Mysterious Date also straddles the lines between graffiti and street art. In most forms of traditional street art, such as stenciling and wheat pasting, the creation of the imagery is done away from the setting it is viewed in. The fact the face is done in a more traditional graffiti method, on the spot and usually in an illegal context, is about breaking down preconceptions to promote an appreciate of both art forms. Through this approach Anser has found a way to create a spontaneous interaction with the public, something that many say give a closer sense of connection to the city around them.
Soteeoh is a Toronto born street photographer. Through composition and subject selection, his work presents a subjective and stylized view of daily urban life. He draws mainly off of influences in the realms of design, architecture, and fashion combined with an obsessive appreciation for urban grit. Symmetry, pattern and color are used as primary devices in composing his images. The artist’s work coincides with the growing urban digital photography movement championed by online platforms such as instagram, tumblr and VSCO. Digital manipulation and post processing are an increasingly valued part of the photographic process.
Although he still relies heavily on the spontaneity of the urban environment, it is a departure from traditional “candid” street photography in the sense that the images are carefully composed, colored, and in some cases embellished or abstracted, to present scenes that are based closely on real environments but that may not occur naturally exactly as they are depicted in the work. The work asks the viewer to reconsider their daily urban surroundings. Is it drab? Is it dirty? Is it ugly? Or is there something more here? He believes so and with his work he challenges the viewer to join him in his appreciation for the synchronized visual chaos that is the modern urban centre.
Presented by Project Gallery, Art Works Consulting, & Well and Good
- 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.
- FORECAST I: Jan 22-Feb 7 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEWOpening Reception: Friday Jan 22nd 6-9pmExhibition 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 onlyOpening 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 ...
- PHYLUM: Dec 5 – Jan 3 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEW
Opening Reception: Saturday December 5th from 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 5 – Jan 3, 2016
Our capacity to identify, classify, and analyze information allows for all living things to be understood. PHYLUM explores the connections in what has been traditionally divided; in these works, human forms can meld with animal, bone, insect and birds. Many of these works have been liberated from the paper that bound them to float in this space. The medium of ink is understood as a diagnostic tool, and results in searching for what is recognizable in the image – this is what humans do constantly – we find what we are looking for.
Claire Tatangelo is a Toronto-based artist, with a BFA from OCADU. She makes drawings and paintings about the way that humans relate to the body, exploring concepts related to brain organization, attachment theory, feminism, and family. Her work explores how the internal structure of the body and mind function in relation to each other, and her research in this area is conducted through painting. The connection between the theoretical, the physical, and emotional formation of the self is what intrigues her and drives her practice.
Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, Unit #6 – please enter through the back entrace – open by appt onlyOpening Reception: Saturday December 5th from 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: Dec 5 – Jan 3, 2016 Our capacity to identify, classify, and analyze information allows for all living things to be understood. PHYLUM explores ...
- CHRIS HARMS: “Rise in Fall”
Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 12 (6-10pm) at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro Street*)Exhibition Dates: Nov 12 – Dec 2, 2015Chris Harms’ artwork explores the relationship between our city’s constant state of construction and its citizens. Creating vibrant and elegant sculptures with plexiglass that resemble earth-moving excavators, Harms invites the viewer to enjoy the unique reflections, surfaces, and layering his works produce while considering the transformative time between what was and what is to come. Harnessing light and colour, Harms’ work is intended to build a feeling of expansion and possibility, and functions as an exploration of space and physicality through refined aesthetic sensibilities.Chris Harms is a self taught artist living and working in Toronto.*Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, and accessible through the back entrance at the southeast corner of Blackburn St. and Mount Stephens St. The studio exhibition space is open for receptions and by appointment only.Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 12 (6-10pm) at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro Street*) Exhibition Dates: Nov 12 – Dec 2, 2015 Chris Harms’ artwork explores the relationship between our city’s constant state of ...