Saturday August 18, 2011

Hate to think you will stop by and I won’t be there to greet you. I am certain that many will sense this and will drop by today. Come back again please.

All the best

Mahrokh Ahankhah

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Place your bids for Silent Auction Fundraising

“HELP AZARBAYJAN”

The deadline for submission of bids is:
at 7:00 pm on August 30, 2012.

August 15- August 30, 2012
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Closing reception:
Thursday Aug 30, 2012, 6:30-8:30 pm

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Hundreds dead, thousands injured, a dozen thousand displaced; a massive and disastrous earthquake occurred in province of East Azarbayjan, northwest of Iran, which devastated villages, left people homeless and stuck under the ruins of their homes. With the intention of helping the victims Queen Gallery Team are holding an online artwork auction. We invite you to put up your artworks for this auction. Artworks will be available on www.queengallery.ca and stored in Queen Gallery from Wednesday August 15, 2012.

Please place your bids in a comment for the artwork you want to buy in Facebook event , more than comments in this Facebook event you can also bid on the items by emailing to info@queengallery.ca or by coming to the address: 382 Queen Street East, Toronto, M5A1T1.

The entire revenue will be dedicated to help survivors of the earthquake.

MAHROKH AHANKHAH Director.

The complete list of donors (Artists): (more…)

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4 Weeks Of Cuba

Bahare Khodabande, Alexeir Diaz Bravo, Jorge Delgado GuittierrezMilene Busutil Salgado

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Queen Gallery presents the contemporary work of Cuban Masters from Havana and rural towns across the island nation of Cuba in Four Weeks of Cuban Art

July 05- August 01, 2012
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Organized and presented by Queen Gallery from July 5 to August 1, 2012, Four Weeks of Cuban Art is an exciting exhibition showcasing the art of a Caribbean island, which Christopher Columbus described as “the most beautiful land eyes have ever seen.”  We hope that our audience will agree with us when we say that it holds some of the most beautiful artwork as well.  Thanks to the contributions of Bahare Khodabande, Jorge Delgado Gutierrez, Milene Busutil Salgado, and Alexeir Diaz Bravo, this exhibition draws a broad panorama of contemporary Cuban visual art. Each week, the gallery will present a new contemporary Cuban artist to the public.

Week one:

July 05- July 11, 2012

Opening reception:
Thursday July 5, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Bahare Khodabande

“Cuba is considered to be a poverty-stricken country in Canada and the United States.  Access to water and electricity is limited and with aging cars 30 years or older, downtown air is hard to breathe.  ‘Felicidades Madre’ is an overview of children’s daily lives in Cuba and how it differs from that of children in developed societies.”  -Bahare Khodabande

Week Two:

July 12-July 18,2012

Opening reception:
Thursday July 12, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Jorge Delgado Gutiérrez

Through his friendship with an important Cuban ethnologist, the late Antonio Nunez Jimenez, Jorge Delgado Gutierrez formed a close relationship with Prehistoric Art.  Passionate about the books he discovered, Jorge Delgado built a strong body of work sure to stun his Canadian audience.

Week Three:

July 19- July 25, 2012

Opening reception:
Thursday July 19, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Milene Busutil Salgado

Milene Busutil Salgado was born in Havana in 1971 and graduated with a Fine Arts degree.  She worked as a ceramics teacher at the National School for the Blind and since 1996 has worked as an independent artist and a member of the Asociación Hermanos Saiz.

Week Four:

July 26- August 01, 2012

Opening reception:
Thursday July 26, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Alexeir Diaz Bravo

Alexeir Diaz Bravo graduated from the fine arts academy Academia de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Ciudad de La Habana, and has since been working as an independent artist and teacher.  He describes having experienced different painting trends and techniques, but that ultimately his artistic subject matter is an attempt to channel his experiences in Cuba.

Located at the crossroads of Old Europe and the New World, Cuba is a rich cultural terrain: its music and literature are well known outside of the country, but the same cannot be said of its visual arts. At times a vehicle for collective political action and at times a personal expression vis-à-vis history, Cuban art deals with matters pertaining to a sense of place and the role of the artist in society, issues that outstanding contemporary artists continue to explore in relevant ways.
There will be an opening reception for each artist (July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) that will run from 6:30-9:00pm. We look forward to seeing you at one of Queen Gallery’s most exciting events yet!




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Contact Festival

Featuring Martha Griffith

May 10- May 23, 2012
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday May 10, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

The exhibition explores the designed environment through graffiti. The photographic constructions are made from materials such as fake grass, clay and plastic garbage bags. The site-specific installations depict silhouettes of shaped women inspired by the carefully choreographed work of Busby Berkeley. The work playfully pairs the idealized manicured women in natural and altered environments to underline the convergence between man and environment. The shaped women function as elements of design and “soft” graffiti that alter the spaces. The images are constructed along various urban waterways and green spaces taking into consideration the architecture and design of the existing environment. The photographs are presented as products that document human interactions with space and the drive to leave a mark.

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Artist in Residence

Programming Schedule (All Times EDT, Toronto, Canada)

Friday April 27th 6pm Residency Opening, Artist Talk , Queen Gallery

Saturday April 28th (10:00 am Networking, 11:00 am Artist Talk)
Secrets to Creative Gift Exchange and Bartering.

Sunday April 29th (Noon – 4:00pm)
Wild Salmon Stories! Tales from the West Coast Wild Salmon Movement.

Tuesday May 1st (4:00 pm-5:00 pm)
Live Radio Broadcast (Sound Therapy Radio), simulcast on CJSF 90.1 FM, Burnaby BC, (From Ottawa, Ontario)

Wednesday May 2nd (10:00 am Networking, 11:00 am Artist Talk)
Secrets to Creative Gift Exchange and Bartering.

Thursday May 3rd (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Occupy the Poetry, in conjunction with International Festival of Poetry of Resistance (IFPOR)

Saturday May 5th (7:00 pm)
Mental Health Arts Fest, hosted by the Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society and CMHA Simon Fraser

Sunday May 6th (5:00 pm)
Residency Close

Ongoing Activities throughout the residency
Live Painting
Body Painting
Live/Video Streaming
Pop-up Comedy, Poetry

The Queen Gallery in Toronto is excited to welcome Vancouver based Artist J Peachy as its Artist in Residence from April 27 to May 6th, 2012. Peachy is a multi-faceted lateral thinker, hunter-gather and a creative warrior who is constantly responding to themes around his own personal psycho-social-environmental conflict.

J is commonly known as a visual artist, but is a radio and television producer, a social media space-traveller, poet, stand-up comic and body painter. Along with his dog Star, he amazingly has accumulated a wide array of creative gifts and talents and stored them in what he calls his ‘Artistic Home Depot’

We hope you will join us at the gallery during his time with us, he will undoubtedly will provide a perspective that will entertain, confuse or emotionally provoke you. For more information on the artist please see www.jpeachygallery.com

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Norouz 2012 Group Show

You are invited to join the Queen Gallery’s Norouz Celebration 1391

Saturday March 17th
* Daf by Hamasseh Daneshzad 4:45pm
* Storytelling by Naqal Ariel Balevi begins at 5:30 pm
* Santour by Marjan Mazaheri


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Jahangir Agha, Master of the Tea House
A Story from the Time of Shah Abbas

Shah Abbas ( 1571-1629) is remembered as the greatest king of Persia during the Safavid Era; a golden age of poltical prominence as well as a flourishing in the visual and performing arts, architecture, philosophy and literature. A rich folklore has developed around the figure of Shah Abbas, the king forever curious about his subjects, who goes out among them( often in disguise) to discover day and day incidents which reflect universal aspects of the human condition. The story of Jahangir Agha, derives from this folklore, telling a story of loss, gain and the perennial importance of a perfect cup of tea!

* There is no entrance fee. However it would be great if you “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) suggesting 5$ per person, all of which goes to Ariel, the Naqal

Saal-e No Mobaarak

Featuring persian contemporary visual artist “Afshin Nikravesh

March 03- March 28, 2012
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
all other times and Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Saturday March 03, 2012, 4:30-7:30 pm

Participating artists are:

Eva Lewarne, Dian Fine, Gohar Tarighi, Kamyl Bullaudy Rodríguez, Khosro Berahmandi, Mana Mojaver, Marjan Mazaheri, Maryam Hafizi, Maryam Hooshvar, Mostafa Novin, Amir Oveis Honarmand.

Norouz, meaning “New Day” in Persian, is the traditional celebration of the Iranian New Year. Celebrated in Iran, this festival, which marks the first day of Spring, has now spread to other parts of the world.

Queen Gallery is delighted to host our third annual exhibition in celebration of the Iranian New Year. This year we are bringing in a large collection of diverse artworks, including fine art, jewelry, and decorative Haft Sin items. This is the perfect opportunity to find unique and affordable gifts for your loved ones.

This festival encourages people to visit family and friends. Respecting this, Queen Gallery will be hosting weekly receptions during the display, both to promote our unique artists and to welcome all cultures into the space. These events will be announced throughout the month and will include special additions to the existing display.

This Norouz celebration, come and visit us! Meet old and new friends, check out the fantastic artwork, listen to the chords of Persian tradition, and celebrate the coming of Spring at Queen Gallery!

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Love Transforms Exhibition

Closing Reception

Reception:
Tuesday Feb 14, 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm

Storyteller Ariel Balevi will be reading The Red Pavilion: a story from the Haft Paykar as a finale to Queen Gallery’s Love Transforms Exhibition. This will be held on Tuesday, February 14th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and will be accompanied by Persian music.

The Haft Paykar of Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209) is one of the great romances of classical Persian literature. It tells the story of Bahram Gur, a king of Ancient Iran who marries seven princesses, each from a different realm. He builds for them a palace of seven pavilions, each with it own colour, each dedicated to one of the planets. Bahram Gur then engages in a journey through the seven pavilions where in each he hears from one of the princesses a story that teaches a lesson about love and about himself.

In the Red Pavilion, dedicated to the red planet Mars, the Princess of Russia tells Bahram Gur a story about a princess who refuses to relinquish her own destiny to anyone; and the untried prince to whom she teaches the language of courage and mutual respect.

Our opening was such an exciting triumph for both art lovers and artists that we decided to introduce more artworks and jewelry to the existing collection. So, come and celebrate Valentine’s Day by listening to the chords and love stories of Persian tradition and by supporting our romantic artists. We look forward to seeing you!

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Love Transforms Exhibition

Featuring persian contemporary jewelry designer “Maryam Hooshvar

February 02- February 12, 2012
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
all other times and Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday Feb 02, 2012, 6:30-9:00 pm

Love is the most sacred of all feelings.  In Valentine the one special person in our life will be anxiously expecting us.  What  would symbolize your “ I Love You” statement!?

In a time and age that individuality is threatened by industrial/commercial society many still avoid a mass produced cookie cut product to be representation of their affection as a gift!

Queen gallery invites you to a very unique exhibition! We guarantee that our collection of jewellery, paintings, sculptures and pottery to be One of a kind and most importantly affordable to all budgets.

This collection provides you the opportunity to materialize your affection in a style as unique as your individuality.

Participating artists are:

Ali Soltani; Alireza Bidari; Amin Nasr; Anthony Smerek; Davood Mantegh; Diane Fine; Eva Lwarne; Firoozeh TangestanianJorge Delgado GutierrezKamelia Pezeshki; Kamyl Bullaudy Rodríguez; Kay Brown, Khosro Berahmandi; Lisa Cripps; Maria Gernega; Maryam Hafizirad; Mehrdad Shoghi; Mina Hamidi; Mostafa Novin; Olivana Tonon; Semco Salehi; Simin Sepehri; Shirin Shahbazi; Tania Iskiw

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Fabricating Change Art Exhibit

Exhibit Times are:

Tue, Wed, Fri 11:30-6pm

Thurs 1:30-8:30pm

Sat 3:30-6:30pm

For more information and to RSVP, please contact thrive@metrac.org or call 416-397-0258 and 416 392-3135.

Thank you and hope to see you there.

On behalf of the Board of directors and the staff of METRAC (Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children), we would like to invite you to the opening night  of  “ Fabricating Change Art  Exhibit“ on Friday, November 25,  6:30-9:00 PM at Queen Gallery, 382 Queen St. East (just east  of Parliament St.). Fabricating Change Art Exhibition is a Celebration of Women and Trans Art to Commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

Founded in 2002, THRIVE, the Multicultural Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Oppression was formed. THRIVE is a coalition of agencies and individuals working together to develop a response to violence against women of colour, Aboriginal women and their communities. THRIVE works actively for social change to end systemic forms of violence that women and trans folks experience.

Inspired by the Migrantas project in Germany, THRIVE worked with two local women artists to develop an arts-based installation project for diverse women to share experiences with and ideas about violence against women and youth. The project was entitled “Fabric of Violence: Fabricating Change.” Women’s art was displayed as part of the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign. This small pilot was a success and demonstrated the potential that lies in Fabricating Change. In 2011, THRIVE expanded its reach and engaged more diverse women and trans persons across the city to challenge violence against women and youth through their own fabric art. We invite you to experience this art that will be on display at the Queen Gallery at 382 Queen St. E (@ Parliament) from November 25- December 9.

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DEGENERATE ART

by Oscar Wolfman


October 20- November 05, 2011
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday Oct 20, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

ENTARTETE KUNST was the name given by the Nazis to all modern art that was critical to their politics, abstract, or produced by Jewish and/or gay artists.  Ironically, by presenting exhibitions of this art, they exposed it to many people who would have never seen or thought of it.

Many artists choose not to name their work, in which case “untitled” (with a number denoting its chronology in the artist’s oeuvre) becomes the title.  I have chosen to use “entartete kunst” in its place: to acknowledge that my work, for several reasons, would be considered degenerate. (more…)

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Salt Shakers

Sculpture Exhibition by “Mostafa Hamidi Novin”

October 06- October 18, 2011
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday Oct 06, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

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Spilling Horizon – Painting exhibition

by Khosro Berahmandi

September 15- October 04, 2011
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday Sep 15, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Queen Gallery is proud to invite Khosro Berahmandi back to Toronto this fall to show case his new work. Spilling Horizon is a series of thirty five new works that will be exhibited at Queen Gallery from September 15 to October 4, 2011. These works continue the novel, creative offspring of a pictorial space unique to this remarkable artist who, faithful to himself throughout the years, invites the visitor to explore the depths and marvels of his art. This new exhibition is thus an invitation for contemplation and discovery of his distinctive art, which can be recognized by all. (more…)

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Queen Gallery is closed for Construction

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

The gallery will be open on Thursday September 15 for new show.

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50/50 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Curator: Mahrokh Ahankhah

August 04- August 30, 2011
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday Aug 04, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

One size and One month only.  We have oodles of artists using various mediums, various styles, but working within the same dimensions. Please join us as we celebrate our second year anniversary with our second annual juried group exhibition.  After an other successful year here at Queen Gallery, working with 120+ artists, we’ve decided to celebrate with as many artist as we can!  From emerging to established, local to international, this show exudes talent and is a true celebration of art and artists.

The complete list of exhibiters includes:

Afsaneh Hezarkhani, Alireza Bidari; Arad Habibagahi; Bahar Pourpezeshk; Beverly Zawitkoski; Davood Mantegh; Firoozeh Tangestanian, Ian Busher; Jamshid Tajdolat; Kamelia Pezeshki; Majid Nagahi; Maryam Hafizirad; Mehrdad  Shoghi; Mina  Momeni; Mohsen Judy; Parham Didehvar; Raha Mehraban; Sayeh Irankhah; Shafagh Azhandeh; Shamsi Shahrokhi; Steve McCabe; Taha Neyestani; Taraneh Azadi; Touka Neyestani; Valérie C Kaelin

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Painting Exhibition

By “Bahram Dabiri”

June 30- July 26, 2011

Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only Please call
416 361 6045

Private Opening reception (by invitation only):
Thursday, July 30, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Public Opening reception:
Thursday July 07, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Bahram Dabiri is a true artist. He understands balance and knows how to reach the limits and also how to pass them. He blends these all together. He has been playing with light and color for years. But his unique essence of his specialty is in his constant search to comprehend new phenomena and to use them in creating new and different pieces of work. With a full head, Dabiri pays attention to details thereby creating a totality of art each time creating a work of art in which love, beauty, and finesse are all present. Bahram Dabiri is an artist of today that carries with him all the world’s art cultures of the past. He is sincere, frank, and extremely proud. He says, “One has to be pure, unadulterated, and distinguished.” – Taraneh Yaldah,

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