Toronto and Montreal meet @ Centre Space
A new collaborative gallery space opens February 24, 2012
North, South, East, West: All directions point to 65 George St., Toronto: All in one spot, the art of the Canadian North comes South to Toronto in Dorset Now at Feheley Fine Arts (of Toronto), while the art of French sculptor Rodin is reflected through a contemporary lens in Adad Hannah's Unwrapping Rodin presented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (of Montreal). And Toronto meets Montreal as Pat Feheley and Pierre-François Ouellette join forces to launch a new mash up of contemporary art at Centre Space.
Feheley and Ouellette are proud to announce the inauguration of Centre Space, a new concept for a contemporary art gallery opening to the public Friday February 24th. After many successful years in Yorkville, Feheley Fine Arts recently moved to a new venue: 65 George Street in downtown Toronto (east of Jarvis Street and south of King. Street).
Centre Space is a shared commercial "white cube" exhibition space located within the new Feheley gallery. Feheley Fine Arts and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain will each program four to five independent exhibitions per year of their respective artists – providing access to a broad spectrum of contemporary practices by Northern artists, artists from Quebec and elsewhere. Centre Space provides an exceptional opportunity to see works by artists who are ground-breaking in their fields.
"Pierre-François has a history of pushing the boundaries in his exhibitions by featuring museum-quality works of art in both large and small formats, and in a range of media," says Feheley. "This fits with my stance of challenging the traditional view of Inuit art by championing contemporary Inuit artists working in new scale, new media, and new subject matter."
For his first exhibition at Centre Space, Ouellette has selected Adad Hannah's large-scale photographic suite, Unwrapping Rodin which was first presented in the Fall of 2010 at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. This exhibition coincides with the presentation of two videos from the Traces series by Adad Hannah at the Art Gallery of Ontario's installation, "Watch This Space: Contemporary Art from the AGO collection."
Feheley Fine Arts' lofty new space shows to full effect the impact of contemporary Inuit art. Feheley has selected for the inaugural exhibition, Dorset Now, a group show of top contemporary Inuit drawings in varying scale by artists including Shuvinai Ashoona, Itee Pootoogook, Tim Pitsiulak, Jutai Toonoo, and Ohotaq Mikkigak.
Inaugural exhibition: Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain presents
Adad Hannah: Unwrapping Rodin @ Centre Space February 24 - March 31
An artist's statement and views of the works are available online at www.centre-space.ca/exhibitions/hannah-unwrappingrodin/
For more information please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org
65, George Street (at King St. East)
Toronto ON M5A 4L8
Opening hours starting February 24, 2012 are from 10 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Unwrapping Rodin (Blue) 6
175.25 x 127 cm (69" x 50")
edition of 2