- GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS: Sarah Letovsky
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS: September 8 – 25, 2016
A Solo Exhibition by Sarah Letovsky
Opening reception: Thursday Sept 8th, 6-9pm
“Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.”
- John Berger from Ways of Seeing
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS brings together an assembly of women, each distinct, separate, and detached. Are they strippers, Mötley Crüe groupies, single moms or curatorial graduate students? Are they Teenage Dreamgirls or Olay Aging Cream Consumers? Why are they wearing clothes? Are they on display for looking or are they looking?
In a new series of paintings and works on paper, Sarah Letovsky focuses on the expressive nature of paint to explore ideas of subjectivity, tension, and hidden thought and feeling. Letovsky uses the painting process to create a force of opposites; her brushstrokes are at once gestural and deliberate, spontaneous and confined, bringing the figure forward with an empathetic gaze and pushing it back into abstraction with explosive colour, flat space, and restrained texture.
Sarah Letovsky (b. 1987, Toronto ON) finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University in 2014. She was the recipient of the 2014 Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Award for Excellence in Painting. Letovsky’s work has been exhibited at Art Toronto, Only One Gallery, Hashtag Gallery, and featured in FASHION Magazine. Her work has been auctioned at Art With Heart for Casey House Toronto as well as the ArtsEffect Auction as selected by Jamie Angell. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS is her first solo exhibition.
Please direct inquiries to email@example.comGIRLS GIRLS GIRLS: September 8 – 25, 2016 A Solo Exhibition by Sarah Letovsky Opening reception: Thursday Sept 8th, 6-9pm “Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being ...
- Facade: Brian Harvey Exhibition Dates: Aug 18 – Sept 4thOpening Reception: Thursday Aug 18th, 6-9pmToronto’s built environment is uniquely piecemeal; evidence of a history of development and repurposing on an individual and local scale, and nowhere is this more visible than in the architectural pastiche of its older streets. In this new body of work painter Brian Harvey continues his exploration of Toronto’s urban landscape through a collection of portraits of its architecture and infrastructure. He is drawn to the humble and disorderly facades of old buildings, forgotten and often overlooked, and disappearing in the face of rapid change. Each change speaks to a personal story, and the layers of transformation are visible as wrinkles and scars, evidence of a lifetime of transformation and growth. Through a layering of rapid and gestural application of paint, Harvey seeks to naturalistically depict light and form, while maintaining a focus on the physicality of paint.Brian Harvey was born in 1978 in Toronto, Canada. After studying digital media and animation his focus shifted to drawing and painting. He has training from Seneca College, Sheridan College, Toronto School of Art, the Art Centre at Central Technical School, and has recently completed a BFA from OCAD University in Toronto. He has been painting and exhibiting for over a decade and his work can be found in public and private collections across Canada, the United States and Europe. His paintings are studies of the commonplace and the typically mundane; everyday objects, spaces and urban landscapes which are frequently overlooked. Brian lives and works in Toronto.
- Dominique Fung & Georgina Lee Walker: ‘Physic Gardens’
Dominique Fung & Georgina Lee Walker
Exhibition Dates: July 28th – August 14th, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday July 28th, 6-9 PM
Exhibition Location: Project Gallery Toronto, 1109 Queen St E, Wed-Sun 12-5Opening Reception: Thursday July 28th, 6-9 PM
Exhibition Location: Project Gallery Toronto, 1109 Queen St E, Wed-Sun 12-5Physic Gardens: A historical type of herb garden devoted to the cultivation and display of medicinal healing plants.The works of Dominique Fung and Georgina Lee Walker focus on presenting environments that deal with personal narratives and conflicts. Through painting, both artists find a sense of personal validation by creating safe spaces and environments that often take on a lush and dreamlike quality. In a time when talking about personal struggle is almost faux pas, these artists use their artistic practice as an opportunity to gain insight and contribute to personal and collective discussions around racial identity, feminism, and disability.Dominique Fung takes a critical view on the cultural diaspora between seemingly separate identities. Having grown up in a first generation Chinese-Canadian household, she references her experience with white washing in her adolescence. Fung’s work deals with the cultural confusion of having to coincide and adopt the dominant culture and values. Her paintings combine disparate elements of Chinese kitsch/mythology with iconic imagery of 20 th century Canadian landscape paintings to create a dreamlike environment, which is a personal safe space. Fung’s tongue-in- cheek paintings intend to confront invisibility as a serious and complex topic.Georgina Walker present body of work addresses and confronts her attempt to break through personal barriers in regards to femininity, disability, memories, and their resulting anxiety and insecurity. The use of literal and illusionistic barriers is a way to create narrative and speak subtly about experiences from her own life. In Walker’s work, these barriers include fencing, glass blocks, or even fogged glass. The use of soft, saccharine or glazed color is a deliberate way to subvert these spaces and make them into nurturing environments, while the introduction of plants is intended as an allusion to growth.
- 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 ...
- ERIN LOREE & LISA JOHNSON: Duo Exhibition, Oct 24 – Nov 11, 2015 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK CATALOG
Opening reception: October 24, 2015 from 6 – 9pm
Exhibition dates: Oct. 24 – Nov 11, 2015
Project Gallery Studios is excited to present a duo exhibition of contemporary works by Canadian painters Erin Loree and Lisa Johnson. With an emphasis on abstract sensibilities and gestural mark-making, both Loree and Johnson work with paint in different ways to create imaginative and evocative results.
As part of the exhibition, Project Gallery invites you to meet artist Lisa Johnson at Project Gallery (1109 Queen Street East) on October 24 from 2-5PM where her current solo exhibition ‘Mazinaw’ is on display until October 28. Following the afternoon reception at Project Gallery, Project Gallery Studios invites you to attend the opening reception for Erin Loree and Lisa Johnson’s duo exhibition on October 24 from 6-10PM.
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.
To arrange a viewing contact Devan Patel at 416.315.1192 or email devan@projectgallerytoront
About Erin Loree
Born in 1988, Erin Loree completed her studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2012), at both the Toronto and Florence campuses, followed by a 3-month artist residency at the Sachaqa Art Center in Peru. Along the way she has been honoured with many awards and scholarships, including the OCADU Drawing & Painting Medalist Award (2012), Nora E. Vaughan Award (2012) and the Karl Heinz Wiesen Memorial Award (2010). She is also the recipient of the Visual Artists: Emerging grant, awarded by the Ontario Arts Council (2015). Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal and in a number of art fairs and auctions including Art Toronto, Love Art Fair (Toronto), SCOPE Miami Beach and Waddington’s Concrete Contemporary Art Auction for Canadian Contemporary Art. She currently lives and works in downtown Toronto.
About Lisa Johnson
Johnson has been painting professionally for over 20 years and her influences include old and new masters, from de Kooning and Soutine to Tom Thomson and Susanna Heller. Her paintings enquire into space and movement within the context of landscape painting. Through her ethereal and sculpted pigment Johnson depicts vast landscapes where figures seem to poetically emerge.
Lisa Johnson graduated with Honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she also won the prestigious Mrs. W.O. Forsythe Award for 4th year women painters in 1996. Johnson studied under sculptor Tom Dean and most recently with Harold Klunder. Lisa Johnson’s work has been shown in solo and group shows throughout Canada and can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in the Canada, U.S.A., and Europe.