- I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS BELONG: Okay Collective: 30 July – 5 Aug PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEW
Opening Reception: Thursday July 30th (7-11pm)
Exhibition Dates: July 30 – Aug 5, 2015
“Cultural identity, in this sense, is a matter of ‘becoming’ as well as ‘being’. It belongs to the future as much as to the past. It is not something which already exists, transcending place, time, history and culture.” –Stuart Hall
I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS BELONGS is an investigation into the limitations and boundaries established by the act of translation. Navigating the liminal and transitory space between languages and cultures, six emerging Toronto-based artists interpret the fluid nature of perception.
Through both didactic and abstract representations of translation, members of the OKAY Collective explore notions of communication and belonging, and the inevitable breakdown of information that occurs through transformation. By specifically deconstructing or alternately simulating traditional narratives, the artists examine the intricacies and fallibilities of translation through a cultural perspective.
By employing varied mediums, the disintegration of language and meaning is further enforced. The array of approaches seeks to create a dialogue between the flexibility and confines of transformed information, while situating the conversation in the realm of possibility.
Sebastián Benítez Bryan Bermúdez Chad Gauthier Greg McCarthy Phuong Nguyen Sonet Providence
- Dirty Soap: July 4-26 ARTWORK PREVIEW
This collaborative art exhibition will explore the contrast between abstract painting and Illustration, as shown in the works of Toronto emerging artists Andre Kan, Chris Perez, Heidi Berton, and Emily May Rose. Dirty Soap is an oxymoron, juxtaposing two contradictory elements much like we’re doing with artistic styles. The unkempt nature of a worked-in studio is transformed by the creation of clean lines and forms. The aesthetic is fresh, and the painting is dirty. In the best possible way, of course.
The exhibition will feature individual works by the artists, as well as two murals, one being a collaboration between Andre and Chris, and the other between Heidi and Emily. These will explore their contrasting styles in a large format, emphasizing the differences seen in their juxtaposition.
Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St. Unit #6. Enter the studio 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 416.890.5051
com/studios or email info@projectgallerytoronto .com