- SALON IV
4th ANNUAL SALON
Exhibition Dates: November 25, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Project Gallery will be hosting it’s annual salon-style art exhibition at our Queen Street gallery location from November 23, 2016 – February 19, 2017. This exhibit will showcase a dynamic roster of many artists working with diverse subject matter, media and styles.4th ANNUAL SALON Exhibition Dates: November 25, 2016 – February 19, 2017 Project Gallery will be hosting it’s annual salon-style art exhibition at our Queen Street gallery location from November 23, 2016 ...
- WORKS ON PAPER
Exhibition Dates: Oct 20 – Nov 6, 2016
Project Gallery will be hosting a salon-style exhibition of all works on paper at our Queen Street gallery location.
- Bobby Mathieson Solo Exhibition: Sept 29 – Oct 16
Opening Reception: Thursday September 29th, 6-9pm RSVP
Project Gallery Toronto – 1109 Queen St E, Toronto
Bobby Mathieson captures historically or culturally significant moments in his work, and expands on the emotional content through his paintings and imagery through the use of vibrant shocking colour and form. Positioning historically and culturally significant subjects within a visceral and highly textured figurative expressionism, Mathieson’s paintings reflect the emotional complexity shaping his relationship to these figures through a portraiture that is at once provocative, grotesque and deeply reverent.
The intuitive use of brushstroke and palette knife creates a sense of controlled chaos, marking the works with the rhythm and immediacy of their production. This alla prima or wet-on-wet technique bears an element of the violence and gestural abstraction associated with action painting while retaining key facial cues to allow a certain level of recognition and iconic legibility in the obscured faces of subjects. Vampire teeth and pointed ears become playful motifs in Mathieson’s work, confounding the elegance of posture and pose with monstrous and absurd qualities, forming characters that appear both playful and terrifying at the same time.
Bobby Mathieson is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School (degree in Classic Animation) and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in British Columbia (BFA). He has had numerous solo exhibitions with Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto, ON and has presented his work at art fairs such as Art Toronto, Art Southampton, AQUA Art Fair in Miami, FL and VOLTA in New York. His work has also been featured in the Art With Heart auction as well as auctions at Angell Gallery for several years. Bobby Mathieson lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
Please direct inquiries to devan@projectgallerytorontOpening Reception: Thursday September 29th, 6-9pm RSVP Project Gallery Toronto – 1109 Queen St E, Toronto Bobby Mathieson captures historically or culturally significant moments in his work, and expands on the emotional ...
- ARTIFACTS: Akin x Project Group Show
Opening Reception: Sat Sept 10, 6-9pm RSVP
Exhibition Dates: Sept 10 – Oct 2, 2016
Group show featuring work of Akin members:
Laura Kay Keeling
Curated and presented by Project Gallery
At Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro st – back entrance)Opening Reception: Sat Sept 10, 6-9pm RSVP Exhibition Dates: Sept 10 – Oct 2, 2016 Group show featuring work of Akin members: Ghazel Avarzamani Atanas Bozdarov Jen Collins Chris Harms Rebecca Houston Laura Kay Keeling Nicole Krstin Adria Mirabelli Curated and ...
- SUMMER ’16 Group Show
SUMMER ’16 GROUP SHOW
Exhibition Dates: August 4th – August 28th, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday August 4th, 7-11 PM
Exhibition Location: Project Gallery Studios, 184 Munro St
Anser & Pascal Paquette
Nicole Maya Schachter
Shanna Van Maurik
- Elicser Elliott: ‘Prosopagnosia’
ProsopagnosiaJuly 8- 31, 2016Opening Reception: Friday July 8, 7-11 PMClosing Reception: July 30th, 6-10pmJabari “Elicser” Elliot is an infamous Toronto street artist, whose works can be seen on walls across the city. Born in Montreal and raised in the West Indies, Elicser settled in Toronto, and attended Sheridan College for Animation. He has won critical acclaim for his style, and has shown his works in several prominent galleries including the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as having a featured installation at the Royal Ontario Museum.In 2012 Elicser released a limited edition book titled Know Love, portraying children’s views on love through a series of hand drawn illustrations, and which sold out at its launch at LE Gallery. In the same year, he was named “Best Local Graffiti Artist” by NOW Magazine. He has been published in many newspapers and blogs, and was most recently featured in a Toronto Star article for a graffiti workshop he taught to students of Central Technical School, in conjunction with the 2016 TD Jazz Festival.His influence on the cityscape of Toronto cannot be put lightly: from the legendary “Hug Me” Tree of Queen Street West, to the traffic signal boxes he has beautified as part of the StArt “Out of the Box” initiative, to his innumerable wall murals that can be spotted in both indoor and outdoor spaces across the GTA. His work is at once recognizable, and connectable, portraying the multitude of faces and bodies that make up this city, positioned alongside an ever-impending collection of towers and skyscrapers . His work has the ability to conjure distinct and yet relatable characters – all of them sharing similar stylistic traits while still representing unique individuals, and cumulatively comprising a cross section of this city’s diverse faces.Elicser takes over Project Gallery Studios with his show Prosopagnosia. A word originating from Latin, meaning “an inability to recognize the faces of familiar people, usually as a result to damage in the brain”, the series is a direct comment on the result of living in a big city, inundated by thousands of faces daily. In the context of his work, the subject matter becomes even more provocative, as he explores what this means in relation to his artistic process..