EXHIBITIONS AND RENTALS

 

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 programming schedule and have rental periods available. Please inquire about availability by e-mailing: info@queengallery.ca.
Please note that as a juried gallery rentals are subject to our selection process.

 

You will find our floor plan and rental fees here: RENTAL

Queen Gallery presents the work of contemporary artists from Toronto and around the world. Our exhibitions are driven by a comparative exploration of art and culture in an interdisciplinary setting. Housed in a refurbished brownstone, this distinctive space is a forum where the boundaries of media are greeted, embraced and even challenged. We look to showcase a variety of talent of diverse heritage, aiming to provide the most original, contemporary voices to our collection.

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Poetry & Music Night

3rd Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm
$5 Cash donation at the door
382 Queen Street East

We are pleased to announce our series of monthly Poetry & Music nights. Join us every third Thursday of the month for an open stage night of music and poetry. Bring your poetry, music, and/or friends, and enjoy a fun night out at our lovely gallery.

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Call for submissions; 50/50; 2017

50/50 Juried Art Exhibition

 

Curator: Mahrokh Ahankhah

Click here to upload the Contract:50:50 contract

Submission Deadline: July 28th, 2017 

Submission Fee: Free

* Participation Fee:
$60.00 (for first submission)
$5.00 (for each additional work, maximum 3 works per artist)
*Participation Fees are only paid if your work is selected to be part of the show

Artwork drop off: August 3 and August 4 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Artwork pick up: August 19 from 6pm to 7:00 pm and August 22 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for our annual 50/50 Juried Art Exhibition!  Our last show was such a giant success that we are very excited to continue this tradition to celebrate our anniversary. All artwork must be 20” x 20” (including frame, if work is framed) and artists can submit up to three works.

Reception: Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Exhibition: August 8 to 19, 2017

All artwork must be completed, ready to hang (including professional backings and hanging equipment) and in good condition. It must have your name, title and medium printed clearly on the back and an arrow to indicate which direction is up (unless, of course, it is obvious).

Submitting work for consideration is easy!

Send us a PDF including the following information:

First Name
Last Name  *
Email  *
Phone  *
Artistic Name 
Artist Bio Photo (black & white) 
Artist Bio  *max 120 words
Artist Statement  *max 120 words
 
For each artwork:
Image*
Title Artwork  *
Artwork Size  Please, use inches.
Frame Size Please, use inches.
Medium  *
Year  *
Price  *

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PUNCTUM STUDIUM

Born on February 7th, 1972, Reza Eslami is a published Canadian-Iranian architect and poet who captures both in his photography. Since the age of 15, Reza has been actively engaged with drawing, photography and writing poetry and has had two photography exhibitions, one in 1998 and the second on in 2001.

Planner ‏Ziba Loghmani is an Iranian-Canadian Urban Planner that was born on November 8th 1972. Her interests in Photography and Psychology directed her to see the objects and spaces around her from a conceptual point of view. She is a screen play writer that had been the student of one of the most famous Iranian photographers and cinema directors, Nasser Taghvaei for more than five years, an honour that she cherishes forever. Nasser Taghvaei’s emphasis on importance of closing a proper frame, gave Ziba a new approach to the world of photography.

 The reception of our photography exhibition is tomorrow at Queen Gallery. It is always exciting to have an exhibition, beyond imagination… and then the devastating news of earthquake of Kermanshah broke and made us gasp, trying to inhale any tiny thin bit of the pain and suffering they are going through.

The Exhibition will go on, as the life has to go on, but it doesn’t have to go on with closing our eyes and passing the suffered people by, if we can.

Therefore, We are donating all the earnings through the sale of our photographs to support the Iranian families devastated by the earthquake. We hope you all can find a way to help them as well. Ziba & Reza

Artists Catalogue: 2018_11_ Ziba & Reza Catalogue

A tribute to Roland Barthes and his book “Camera Lucida”

“Studium operates in the arena of liking, while Punctum operated in the arena of loving”

Studuim & Punctum

Studium:

Studuim, which doesn’t mean (at least not immediately) study, is a Latin word which means;

  1. an application to a thing,
  2. taste for someone,
  3. a kind of general, enthusiastic commitment

And of course, without any special acuity.

To recognize the Studium, is inevitably to encounter the photograph’s intentions, to enter into harmony with them, to approve or disapprove of them, but always to understand them or to argue them within self.

Punctum:

The second element will break (or punctuate) the studium. This time it is not the viewer who seek it out, it is this element which rises from the scene, shoots out of it like an arrow. This second element which will disturb the studium, has been called also by Roland Barthes, Punctum, for punctum is also: sting, speck, cut, little hole and also a cast of a dice.

The tricky thing is not pointing to, and elaboration on photographs as examples of studium. All photographs can, in fact, be considered as studiums. Definitely the challenge is finding and explaining the arrows Barthes is talking about as punctums, those accidents that pricks and makes small holes in you.

Well, the fact that you start looking for punctums at all misses the point. Punctums hit you, so go looking for something that might hit you is moving the scene from punctum to studium. Punctums are also casts of the dice. (more…)

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