- Colin Davis & Ki Sung Koh
June 16th- July 3rd, 2016
Reception: Thurs June 16, 6-9
Colin W Davis explores intimate moments in nature by arranging mundane natural objects into symbolic shrines. Common sticks, rocks and leaves that would ordinarily be ignored gain a sense of importance through being observed, and then are honoured further through the act of careful painting from life.
The Grove explores the tradition of animism, the belief that “spirits” exist in all things including animals, plants and rocks. This tradition is connected to many indigenous religions throughout the world and is often associated with ritual, superstition and magic. The objects in this body of work are all arranged centrally and highlighted against a dark background, separating them from an imagined landscape and revealing their sanctitude.
Colin W Davis is a Toronto-based painter. He is a graduate of the BAA Illustration program at Sheridan College.
Ki Sung Koh
‘Way of Life’
Ki Sung Koh explores the beauty of nature, memories and dreams. His works depict imaginative worlds in which animals bask in the security of their environments.
Koh’s images share his view on the preciousness of nature in hopes of connecting people through an act of discovery in his paintings. As you see, feel, and hear animals, you will also find more of yourself.
Ki Sung Koh was born in South Korea in 1985 and moved to Canada in 2006. He now lives and works around Toronto. Koh has received BAA in Illustration program from Sheridan College, ON, Canada in 2012.
- DIVERSIONS: Ravinder Rai & Sebastián Benítez Duo Exhibition Opening Reception: Thursday April 28th 6-10pmExhibition Dates: April 28 – May 15, 2016DIVERSIONS showcases the photographic outcomes of an ongoing artistic dialogue between emerging artists Ravinder Rai and Sebastián Benítez. Engaging in themes of contemporary identity, culture, image, objects, commodification, and sexuality, this exhibition shares a process of awareness and discovery as Rai and Benítez photographically respond to each other’s work. Featuring playful and clever self-portraits and still life photographs, this exhibition also incorporates elements of installation and mixed media.Sebastián BenítezRavinder RaiCurated by Devan Pateldevan@projectgallerytoronto.comThis exhibition is Featured with the CONTACT Photography Festival 2016Project Gallery is located at 1109 Queen St E and open regularly Wed-Sun 12-5pm
- Meredith Wrede ‘Angel of Paradox’
Meredith Wrede ‘Angel of Paradox’
Reception: Thursday, May 19th, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 18th – June 12th
Meredith Wrede is an independent dance artist who uses greater Toronto as a backdrop for her performances and incarnations of different characters. She originally stepped off the stage and onto the streets to find a venue where she could stay true to her original artistic ideas. She also felt the desire to create public art, accessible to others, not just the paying customer. The Angel of Paradox came into existence when Meredith was entertaining and investigating ideas around opposites existing within the same space. The intent of this exhibit is to offer a vicarious experience of a Merediths’ performance as the Angel of Paradox that happened around Cherry Street in Toronto in 1999. Reflecting on what happens in the moment when hot and cold mingle, love and hate merge, pain and pleasure collide, she noticed that up through the cracks, produced by the confusion of paradox, rises possibilities. These often delightful ideas induce playful moments, and bring an easy way to engage in the prospect of embracing something new. Meredith has her BFA in dance from York University and studied at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She danced with Equinoxe Dance Theatre in Johannesburg South Africa, Djazzin’ in Dortmund Germany; She was an artistic director of the Collective Unconscious Collective, the director of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Children’s division and Associate director for Evolution Dance Theatre. She has created numerous choreographies for FFIDA in Toronto for both the stage and site-specific venues, and danced for other independent dance artists as well as the Caravan Stage Barge. She has created many characters for short films and gorilla performances. As an artist Meredith is interested in scanning the scope of what’s happening in the world and, with broad strokes, offering her own creative solutions; in hopes that it encourages others to set their fears aside and engage in the world in a way that allows them to follow, or, at least notice, the nudges they feel from behind.
Image: Meredith Wrede, Tunnel
*This exhibition is officially registered as part of the 2016 Contact Photography Festival
Photography credit: Marilyn Westlake
- FORECAST I: Jan 22-Feb 7 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEWOpening Reception: Friday Jan 22nd 6-9pmExhibition Dates: Jan 22 – Feb 7, 2016
‘FORECAST I’ is the first of two preview exhibitions, featuring standout works by contemporary painters with upcoming solo or duo exhibitions at Project Gallery. Each artist works with paint in a different way to create vivid and compelling results. Navigating diverse subject matter, themes, and styles – this will be a dynamic exhibition that reflects novel explorations in the contemporary aesthetics of paint through the works of 7 Toronto-based painters that you should know about.
* Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro Street (back entrance) and open by appointment onlyOpening Reception: Friday Jan 22nd 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: Jan 22 – Feb 7, 2016 ‘FORECAST I’ is the first of two preview exhibitions, featuring standout works by contemporary painters with upcoming solo or ...
- PHYLUM: Dec 5 – Jan 3 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK PREVIEW
Opening Reception: Saturday December 5th from 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 5 – Jan 3, 2016
Our capacity to identify, classify, and analyze information allows for all living things to be understood. PHYLUM explores the connections in what has been traditionally divided; in these works, human forms can meld with animal, bone, insect and birds. Many of these works have been liberated from the paper that bound them to float in this space. The medium of ink is understood as a diagnostic tool, and results in searching for what is recognizable in the image – this is what humans do constantly – we find what we are looking for.
Claire Tatangelo is a Toronto-based artist, with a BFA from OCADU. She makes drawings and paintings about the way that humans relate to the body, exploring concepts related to brain organization, attachment theory, feminism, and family. Her work explores how the internal structure of the body and mind function in relation to each other, and her research in this area is conducted through painting. The connection between the theoretical, the physical, and emotional formation of the self is what intrigues her and drives her practice.
Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, Unit #6 – please enter through the back entrace – open by appt onlyOpening Reception: Saturday December 5th from 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: Dec 5 – Jan 3, 2016 Our capacity to identify, classify, and analyze information allows for all living things to be understood. PHYLUM explores ...
- CHRIS HARMS: “Rise in Fall”
Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 12 (6-10pm) at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro Street*)Exhibition Dates: Nov 12 – Dec 2, 2015Chris Harms’ artwork explores the relationship between our city’s constant state of construction and its citizens. Creating vibrant and elegant sculptures with plexiglass that resemble earth-moving excavators, Harms invites the viewer to enjoy the unique reflections, surfaces, and layering his works produce while considering the transformative time between what was and what is to come. Harnessing light and colour, Harms’ work is intended to build a feeling of expansion and possibility, and functions as an exploration of space and physicality through refined aesthetic sensibilities.Chris Harms is a self taught artist living and working in Toronto.*Project Gallery Studios is located at 184 Munro St, and accessible through the back entrance at the southeast corner of Blackburn St. and Mount Stephens St. The studio exhibition space is open for receptions and by appointment only.Opening Reception: Thursday Nov 12 (6-10pm) at Project Gallery Studios (184 Munro Street*) Exhibition Dates: Nov 12 – Dec 2, 2015 Chris Harms’ artwork explores the relationship between our city’s constant state of ...