May 30 – June 3, 2012
Gallery Hours: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday June 1, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, with welcome remarks by CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers
Featuring: Jeff Molloy
Jeff Molloy is fascinated with Canadian history and culture. Molloy's life-sized encaustic blanket paintings signify more than a warm covering. These blankets are the woolly essence of Canada, and hint of wood smoke and weary trappers, of exploration and exploitation, canoes and commerce, the history of a people and the making of a nation.
Molloy's latest show, Due North, has its roots in such Canadian lore. Old canoe paddles, hockey sweaters, mixed media cabinets that portray Canadian legends, historical and Canadian flags hanging from old farm fragments, and the blankets tell Canada's rugged northern story in compelling colour and dimensions.
June 5 – 17, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Opening Reception: Thursday June 7, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Featuring: Gordana Olujic Dosic & Sharron Corrigan Forrest
Two artists take inspiration from fragments of memories, gestures and objects that are traced by time, detachment and interspersing perspectives. Gordana Olujic Dosic explores the symbolism of hand gestures while Sharron Corrigan Forrest's work captures the essence of her subjects using traditional and digital recreations.
June 23 – 24, 2012
Private viewing (by appointment only): Friday June 22, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday – Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Reception: (by invite only): Saturday June 23, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Featuring: Hishani De Silva
Treat yourself to a night of vibrant sensual experiences at the exhibition: ICE, where Toronto artist Hishani De Silva reveals her latest collection of paintings. The ICE collection is done with a technique of painting with ice, which emphasizes on the process where water changes from solid into liquid then vapour. This collection starts off abstract, then slowly takes on a figurative direction. The show will give the viewer a chance to see how the technique starts, and to see how it developed over time. The exhibition will be divided in two parts: The ICE collection, plus selected pieces from the past.
July 4 – 15, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am – 8:00pm, Sundays 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday July 7, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Featuring: Dominique Hui
Dominique Hui's first solo show Quiet North presents a series of playful and graphical portraits and urban landscapes painted on wood panels and paper. Quiet North reveals a void space and presence of human figures in conventional landscape paintings. In these paintings, the subjects are silent and static reflections, frozen in a timeless zone. Hui's works invite a critical conversation that examines dynamic cultural entanglement and questions the contradiction of the uneven relationships between invisible subjects in the context of a Canadian history.
THE 3rd ANNUAL TORONTO ETSY STREET TEAM'S "SPRING" HANDMADE MARKET
July 21, 2012
Event Hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm, to be followed by a celebratory reception from 6:00pm – 12:00am
Featuring: Minouette, Landfill Designs, Thunder Peep Designs, Candiware, Simone's Rose, JacarandaDesigns, Jewelust, Quacked, reBabeShop, Sahetah, aTanaDesigns, Sprouts Press Designs, LWDress, ArrianneLin, MoonlightForViolet, NailKandy, Carvalho, Sex on a Stitch, hanaclothing, The Polished Penny, Zippster, GirlCanCreate, Jack and Will Designs, healing muse.
With over 20 Toronto Etsy.com sellers, please check our website for full vendor list and details: www.shopcats.ca/SPRING.html
This year the TEST "Spring" Handmade Market marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer, and will be followed by a cocktail reception offering refreshments, a cash bar, a charity raffle, and a chance to mingle and chat with the members of TEST. The show features 24 TEST makers and includes; one of a kind jewelry, art, illustration, perfume, fashions, nipple tassels, plushies and baked goods.
THE DEATH OF THE OLD GODS, REDUX
Garbage and allegorical narrative as contemporary exploration
August 30 – September 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Featuring: Andrea Silk
Andrea Silk's exhibition seeks to reclaim some of the essential ideas that old myths represented by using them as a lens through which to question the boundaries between humanity, technology and nature within contemporary Western society. The work's process involves a layering of seductively reflective recycled packaging; like foils, pop tabs, snake shedding and acrylic paint, that are in themselves inextricably implicated in consumption based strategies which harm the populations of both the human and non-human environments that they interrupt. Like the rhizomatic constructions of eco-systems, societies, and history the transient state of the foils in my work reflects the idea that it is not the unchanging which signifies eternal beauty but the ever changing, even the gods must die and be reborn for our era.
RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES AT ARTSCAPE TRIANGLE GALLERY
Located on the ground floor of the Artscape Triangle Lofts, Artscape Triangle Gallery is a great spot for visual art exhibitions in all media, in addition to one-off events like performances, rehearsals, launch parties, workshops and meetings.
Availability is limited! 2012 bookings are available June 18 – 21, June 25, June 27 – 29, July 1 – 2, July 22 – August 15, August 25 – 29, November 5 – 6, and December 20 – 31. Evening rentals are available on an ongoing basis – please enquire if you have a date in mind.
See a slideshow of the gallery in use here>
For rental enquiries or further information, please contact Darryl Bank at 416-392-1038 X 43, or email email@example.com.
Image (clockwise from top left): Jeff Molloy, Gordana Olujic Dosic & Sharron Corrigan Forrest, Hishani De Silva, Dominique Hui, Toronto Etsy Street Team, Andrea Silk