Past Exhibitions

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  • James Olley: ‘Rock – Paper – Scissors’

    James Olley

    Rock – Paper – Scissors

     
    July 7- 24, 2016
     
    Opening Reception: Thurs. July 7th, 6-9pm
    Rock-Paper-Scissors is a hand game many of us played as children with three outcomes, guided by decisions within a set of parameters. Like the game, Olley establishes a series of parameters which are guided by a process consisting of an action and reaction. Through this process, autonomous, self-generating subject matter is revealed. The use of materials like charcoal, paper and scissors informs the series of collages and paintings.
    Olleys work has had an ongoing interest with the fluidity and potential for motion in paint, exploring systems for representation and modes of expression informing visual languages. His research has been informed by the continuation of the modernist critique, leading to questions of authenticity, autonomy and the role of painting in contemporary art.
    The expressive and exploratory nature of collage historically offers an experimental space to incorporate multiple visual languages. Surrealist writings by André Breton and Robert Motherwell’s writings on the search for a philosophical spirit, psychic automatism and the task of finding a “creative principal” have informed the scope of Olleys works.
    James Olley received his MFA from the University of Waterloo in 2008 after completing his BFA at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2004. Since graduating Olley has had a number of solo shows locally and internationally; Angell Gallery (Toronto), Galerie Trois Points (Montreal), Peter Robertson Gallery (Edmonton), Kasia Kay Art Projects (Chicago), Incident Report (New York) and Dundee Contemporary Arts (Scotland), Galerie Weissraum, (Kyoto, Japan); and Groenhazengracht 1, (Leiden, Netherlands). Olley’s work belongs to private collections such as Colart Collection (Montreal) and Cenovus Energy (Edmonton). Olley has been awarded Emerging & Assistance Artist Grants (Toronto Arts Council & Ontario Arts Council), in addition, received full scholarship to the Vermont Studio Center Residency (2009). Olley’s work has been profiled at contemporary art fairs, including Pulse New York, Pulse Miami, Papier 13 and Next Chicago.
    James Olley Rock – Paper – Scissors   July 7- 24, 2016   Opening Reception: Thurs. July 7th, 6-9pm Rock-Paper-Scissors is a hand game many of us played as children with three outcomes, guided by decisions ...
  • Colin Davis & Ki Sung Koh

     

    June 16th- July 3rd, 2016

    Reception: Thurs June 16, 6-9

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    Colin Davis

    ‘The Grove’

    Colin W Davis explores intimate moments in nature by arranging mundane natural objects into symbolic shrines. Common sticks, rocks and leaves that would ordinarily be ignored gain a sense of importance through being observed, and then are honoured further through the act of careful painting from life.

    The Grove explores the tradition of animism, the belief that “spirits” exist in all things including animals, plants and rocks. This tradition is connected to many indigenous religions throughout the world and is often associated with ritual, superstition and magic. The objects in this body of work are all arranged centrally and highlighted against a dark background, separating them from an imagined landscape and revealing their sanctitude.

    Colin W Davis is a Toronto-based painter. He is a graduate of the BAA Illustration program at Sheridan College.

    Colin Davis Artist Catalog

    http://www.colinwdavis.com/

     

    Ki Sung Koh

    ‘Way of Life’

    Ki Sung Koh explores the beauty of nature, memories and dreams. His works depict imaginative worlds in which animals bask in the security of their environments.

    Koh’s images share his view on the preciousness of nature in hopes of connecting people through an act of discovery in his paintings. As you see, feel, and hear animals, you will also find more of yourself.

    Ki Sung Koh was born in South Korea in 1985 and moved to Canada in 2006. He now lives and works around Toronto. Koh has received BAA in Illustration program from Sheridan College, ON, Canada in 2012.

    Ki Sung Koh Artist Catalog

    http://www.kisungkoh.com/

      June 16th- July 3rd, 2016 Reception: Thurs June 16, 6-9 RSVP       Colin Davis ‘The Grove’ Colin W Davis explores intimate moments in nature by arranging mundane natural objects into symbolic shrines. Common sticks, rocks and ...
  • DIVERSIONS: Ravinder Rai & Sebastián Benítez Duo Exhibition
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    Opening Reception: Thursday April 28th 6-10pm
    Exhibition Dates: April 28 – May 15, 2016
    DIVERSIONS showcases the photographic outcomes of an ongoing artistic dialogue between emerging artists Ravinder Rai and Sebastián Benítez. Engaging in themes of contemporary identity, culture, image, objects, commodification, and sexuality, this exhibition shares a process of awareness and discovery as Rai and Benítez photographically respond to each other’s work. Featuring playful and clever self-portraits and still life photographs, this exhibition also incorporates elements of installation and mixed media.
    Sebastián Benítez
    Ravinder Rai
    Curated by Devan Patel
    devan@projectgallerytoronto.com
    This exhibition is Featured with the CONTACT Photography Festival 2016
    Project Gallery is located at 1109 Queen St E and open regularly Wed-Sun 12-5pm
    Opening Reception: Thursday April 28th 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: April 28 – May 15, 2016 DIVERSIONS showcases the photographic outcomes of an ongoing artistic dialogue between emerging artists Ravinder Rai and Sebastián Benítez. ...

STUDIOS

  • no more doubt, no more fears, : Sept 10-30

     

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    *The exhibition has an extended viewing at our studio location from October 2-22nd, 

    *Studio-Gallery Opening Reception: Friday Oct 2nd 6-9pm

    *Studio-Gallery Exhibition Dates:  Oct 2 -22, 2015 (at 184 Munro St. by appointment)

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    Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 10th 6-10pm

    Gallery Closing Reception: Sunday Sept 27th 5-9pm

    Gallery Exhibition Dates: Sept 10 – 30, 2015

    From September 10-30th 2015, artist Tessar Lo will inhabit Project Gallery for his exhibition ‘no more doubts, no more fears,’. Transforming the gallery space into a temporary working studio and home, Lo works to achieve an immersive and free stream-of-thought mode of creating, in hopes of revealing an essence of ideation and revelation through both successful and failing attempts at making intention visible.

    Sharing his artistic process with complete transparency, Lo aims to integrate and display a new level of vulnerability, creative power, and genuine expression through this exhibition. Regularly creating works on paper and canvas, as well as affecting the space through installation as well as his presence and process, Lo demonstrates how the act of creating can be an ambition, expression, and even a step towards a more abstract ideal or feeling of betterment.

    Tessar Lo creates bold works driven by otherworldly, but perhaps also autobiographical narratives that explore themes of time, identity, mysticism, innocence, transformation, symbology and abstraction. Through raw and expressive forms, figures, and environments Tessar creates dream-like atmospheres where different contemporary, historic, and fictional cultures find convergence. Lo’s artist practice emphasizes process and the importance of discovery, regularly innovating his use of media and artwork format while maintaining potent recurring themes, symbols, and a clearly unique aesthetic.

    Lo studied illustration at Sheridan College, and has been exhibited in group exhibition in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Barcelona, Tokyo, and Amsterdam.

     

    For more details contact Devan Patel
    devan@projectgallerytoronto.com
    416.315.1192

      *The exhibition has an extended viewing at our studio location from October 2-22nd,  *Studio-Gallery Opening Reception: Friday Oct 2nd 6-9pm *Studio-Gallery Exhibition Dates:  Oct 2 -22, 2015 (at 184 Munro St. by appointment) _______________________________________________________________ Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday Sept ...
  • CIRCUS: Callen Schaub: Sept 3-30

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    Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 3rd, 6-10pm

    Exhibition Dates: Sept 3-30, 2015

    All in one go, artist Callen Schaub is creating a spontaneous series of large abstract spin paintings for his exhibition ‘CIRCUS’ at the Project Gallery Studios. With an extreme art practice, Schaub builds extravagant kinetic machines that focus the flow, application, and composition of paint on canvas. Experience the wild and dazzling spectacle September 3rd 6-10 during the opening reception or by appointment Sept 4th-30th 2015.

    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 by appointment only.

    For more details call 647.377.1677
    visit www.projectgallerytoronto.com/studios
    or email cal@projectgallerytoronto.com

    RSVP Opening Reception: Thursday Sept 3rd, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: Sept 3-30, 2015 All in one go, artist Callen Schaub is creating a spontaneous series of large abstract spin paintings for his exhibition ‘CIRCUS’ at the ...
  • No Amount of Logical Anaylsis: Rupert Nuttle: Aug 8-26

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    Opening Reception: Saturday Aug 8th (6-10pm)

    Exhibition Dates: Aug 8-26, 2015

    ‘No Amount of Logical Analysis’ is a solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Rupert Nuttle. The works aim to blur the distinctions between art, language, and the natural world by making unlikely connections between different media and styles. The exhibition raises the question: What is it about art that just can’t be analyzed?

    Rupert Nuttle is a painter based out of Ottawa and Montreal. He received a BFA from NSCAD University in 2013, and has exhibited works throughout Canada, the United States, and Paris, France. In addition to his studio practice, Rupert publishes essays and reviews on art and culture. At present, he is co-editor of CRIT, a contemporary Canadian art periodical, and in the near future he will be pursuing an MA in Critical Theory and the Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

    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 by appointment only.

    For more details call 416.315.1192
    visit www.projectgallerytoronto.com/studios
    or email devan@projectgallerytoronto.com

    Opening Reception: Saturday Aug 8th (6-10pm) Exhibition Dates: Aug 8-26, 2015 ‘No Amount of Logical Analysis’ is a solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Rupert Nuttle. The works aim to blur ...