- 15 PAINTERS: April 16-22 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEW
Opening Reception: Thursday April 16th from 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: April 16-22, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 2-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm
From April 16-22nd Project Gallery will host a pop-up preview exhibition of standout artworks by 15 Toronto-based painters who are on the rise. Each artist is being featured in an upcoming solo or duo exhibition at the gallery in 2015/16.
These are committed and incredibly talented contemporary artists, each working with paint in a different way to create imaginative, precise, and evocative results. Navigating diverse subjects, themes, and styles – this will be a dynamic exhibition that reflects bold explorations in the contemporary aesthetics of paint through the works of 15 up-and-coming artists you should know about.
Participating Artists (and respective solo/duo exhibition dates)
Richard Determann: June 18 – 24, 2015
Kevin Colombus: June 25 – July 8, 2015
Jerry Campbell: June 25 – July 8, 2015
Christina Mazzulla: Aug 6 – 12, 2015
Alex Sheriff: Aug 13 – 26, 2015
Alex Buchanan: Aug 27 – Sept 9, 2015
Tessar Lo: Sept 10 – 30, 2015
Erin Loree: Oct 1 – 14, 2015
Lisa Johnson: Oct 15 – 28, 2015
Sara Pearson: Spring 2016
Ted Zourntos: Spring 2016
Brian Harvey: Summer 2016
Colin Davis: Summer 2016
Dominique Fung: Fall 2016
Callen Schaub: Fall 2016
Curated by Devan Patel
Inquiries to email@example.com
Project Gallery is at 1109 Queen Street East
- BEING: Krista Arnold & Chen Cao: Feb 19 – March 4
Opening Reception: Saturday February 21st, 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: Feb 19 – March 4, 2015
Krista Arnold (front space)
Krista Arnold was born and raised in Aurora, Ontario. Growing up she became increasingly involved in art, which eventually lead her to OCAD University where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2013. Krista’s body of work reflects on what it is that separates the living from the dead. Her life-sized oil paintings of human figures explore this separation between one’s physical and spiritual self, and sheds new light on the single thing that unites us all; our mortality.
“Over the past year, Krista has had her work displayed in several galleries throughout Toronto and the GTA, and was awarded a grant from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation to pursue further investigation into the spiritual nature of her work by travelling to Israel and India in September 2014.”
Chen Cao (back space)
Chen Cao was born in China and moved to Canada at the age of nine. However he was influenced by eastern philosophy and religions throughout his life. Born with physical illness he tends to contemplate the limits of human potential. At an early age, it had occurred to him that there is this idea of mind and body. And the two are instinctively different. His relationship with his body is crude and with his mind subtle. Both are victims of impermanence yet, together they may convey the everlasting, the transcendent, and the sublime.
“I borrow the term Being as an adjective to describe act of using two imperfect entities in harmony to transcend singular perfectionism.”Opening Reception: Saturday February 21st, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: Feb 19 – March 4, 2015 Krista Arnold (front space) Krista Arnold was born and raised in Aurora, Ontario. Growing up she became increasingly involved ...
- ECHOES: Cate McGuire & James Nye: March 5-18
A key point of thematic intersection between the works of Cate McGuire and James Nye is in both artists’ exploration of the parallels between inner and outer spaces. Their practices align in their use of contemporary aesthetics and palettes, as well as the incorporation of the everyday uncanny, and an emphasis on turning the typical into something unusual, and at best, beautiful. Together McGuire and Nye’s work is strengthened as the core idea of integrating diverse fragments of spatial imagery to create a unified and stimulating image is echoed in both of their practices.
Opening Reception: Saturday March 7th, 2-6pm
Exhibition Dates: March 5 -18th, 2015
Cate McGuire is a Toronto artist with an extensive and varied background in art and design; having graduated with both a bachelor of fine arts degree from Concordia in 1989, and a post-graduate degree of architecture in 1995 from UBC.
For the most part, McGuire uses her own photography, found images, paint, and bits of paper to piece together images that create an architecture that is a stand in for the built world we live in. Her goal is to refresh places, to invent or to recombine them, in the hope that this makes us notice what we may take for granted about where we choose to live and what we choose to build. Using architecture and landscape to represent social constructs and emotional attachments are ongoing themes in McGuire’s work.
Cate McGuire has been actively producing art for the past thirty years. She has shown her work at the Artist Project, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, the Elora Centre for the Arts, and other venues. A survey of work can be seen at Davis Canadian Arts, in Stratford Ontario, on an ongoing basis. McGuire’s work can be found in the permanent collections of Teleglobe Canada, Concordia University, John Abbott College, as well as in many corporate and private collections in Canada, the United States and abroad.
James was born in Kitchener and grew up in Ajax and Pickering. After graduating from high school he moved to Vancouver Island where a slow and steady process of awakening took place involving the discovery of painting. Within two years he was studying art full time at the Victoria College of Art where he graduated in 2002. James has since moved back to Ontario, and has shown his work throughout Canadian significantly in Ontario, Vancouver, and Montreal, as well as New York City.
“In my paintings the beauty is in looking and not necessarily what you are looking at. So whether they consist of clouds, graffiti or people, means little. What matters to me is how these things are given shape through the fundamental principles of light. My paintings are rooted in the realist, descriptive tradition of oil painting. I try to paint honestly, accurately and economically. I use a camera to try and capture what I see. Fleeting moments of light. Quick glances. The photograph outlines the scene and becomes the starting point for me to express my ideas. What is uninteresting and what is beautiful are the questions I pose to viewers.” – JamesA key point of thematic intersection between the works of Cate McGuire and James Nye is in both artists’ exploration of the parallels between inner and outer spaces. Their practices ...