Add to that he's a wonderful guy, always accessible
Thanks to everyone who came to the openings for Renee Van Halm: Lean Back and Omar Badrin: Luh! last night. Here's a good intro to Omar's work from VICE Canada. Both shows run through April 21.
OPENING TONIGHT: A solo show of new paintings by Renée Van Halm. 'Lean Back' continues the artist's interest in intimate paintings based on paper collages culled from main stream magazines in the manner of the Hannah Höch and Georges Braque in the early 20th century.
Expanding on the digitally designed reverse engineering strategy (building something new through the deconstruction of an already existent thing) of her two previous exhibitions, this new body of work returns, as its source material, to magazine layouts. The inherent structural flexibility of this process allows the artist to reconsider space and the objects therein in unfamiliar ways. Blocks of texture, fabric, light and colour, are aligned in a discordant manner, held together by ordered geometries of curves and varied angles.
OPENING TONIGHT: Omar Badrin's first solo show with the gallery 'Luh!'.
Badrin was born in Malaysia and raised in Newfoundland. As a transracial adoptee and member of a visible minority Badrin was frequently othered by those around him. In Luh! reflections on his upbringing are materialized through crochet - a nod to Newfoundland culture and family traditions. His use of non-traditional materials such as industrial fishing twine and masons twine are symbolic of cultural influences and past work experience.
Delighted to announce that we are hosting the SNAP! Toronto photography auction public previews at Birch Contemporary next week.
The public previews are a chance to see all the fantastic photography works on offer before they are auctioned off at SNAP 2018 on March 22 at the Toronto Reference Library. Auction proceeds go towards supporting ACT (The AIDs committee of Toronto).
The public viewing hours are as follows:
March 8 and 9 - 10am-5pm...
March 10 - 11am-1pm - followed by a panel discussion. (info and RSVP for the discussion here http://snap-toronto.com/the-collected-home/)
Come see the amazing contemporary photography work up for auction and support the marvellous work that ACT does. For more info on tickets for the auction, ACT, and to see the available works online visit the link below.
It's the last day to catch our group exhibition 'An Alternate Landscape' featuring works by: Martin Bennett, Martin Golland, Toni Hafkenscheid, James Nizam, Louise Noguchi, Martin Pearce, Ed Pien, Jaan Poldaas, Nicholas Pye, Kelly Richardson, Mitch Robertson, Richard Storms. We're open until 5pm today.
It's the final week to catch our group exhibition 'An Alternate Landscape', featuring works by: Martin Bennett, Martin Golland, Toni Hafkenscheid, James Nizam, Louise Noguchi, Martin Pearce, Ed Pien, Jaan Poldaas, Nicholas Pye, Kelly Richardson, Mitch Robertson and Richard Storms.
Up next we're delighted to be hosting the SNAP 2018 auction previews on March 8,9 and 10.
Our Spring gallery programming will commence with solo exhibitions by Renée Van Halm and Omar Badrin, opening March 15.
The new exhibition at Art Gallery of Hamilton 'Water Works' features Ed Pien's major paper-cut piece 'Sea Change'.
Cropped still from Louise Noguchi's video 'Searchers' (2016, Video, 12:52 minutes, edition of 3 + 1 AP) - currently on show as part of our group exhibition 'An Alternate Landscape'
Our current exhibition 'An Alternate Landscape' features twelve gallery artists challenging the ways in which we experience landscape through art.
Great intro to the works of Omar Badrin via VICE - we'll be presenting an exhibition with Omar in 2018, details coming soon.