Creation Juried Exhibition

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December 2- December 22, 2010
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30-4:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Saturday December 4, 2010, 2:00-6:00 pm


One thing that all human societies have in common is their need to explain where they come from.  Whether it is as a nation, like Rome’s Romulus and Remus, or as a pan-national collective, like the Norse Valhalla legends; whether it is based on “beliefs,” like the Judeo-Christian Seven Days of Creation, or empirical “facts,” like the Big Bang Model or the Human Genome Project, knowing who we are is interwoven with knowing how we got here.  Even tracing one’s family tree is, in fact, a micro level ontology.  We can’t help looking for explanations. (more…)

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El Gallo Chantecler

By “Kamyl Bullaudy Rodríguez

November 11- November 30, 2010
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:
Saturday November 13, 2010, 3:30-6:30 pm

El Gallo Chantecler, the Gestural Charms of Kamyl Bullaudy Rodríguez
by Valérie C. Kaelin, MFA
Instructor, Ryerson University School of Image Arts

A master of contemporary Cuban art, Bullaudy’s range of production is impressive, including charcoal murals, collages, paintings that incorporate coloured pulp made in a blender from discarded paper and egg cartons, and the lively run of roosters exhibited at Queen Gallery. One need not even consult the documentaries neither by Roberto Chile nor by Juder Laffita of the artist at work to sense the marvellous energy with which these pieces are executed.

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Originals

by “Hugo E. Slepoy

October 28- November 9, 2010
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 October 28, 2010, 6:00-9:00 pm

Hugo E. Slepoy graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, in Architecture in 1972 and in Urban and Regional Planning in 1980. Hugo is an accomplished designer, illustrator and imagineer: his work has been recognized by architectural and design firms across Toronto, his home for the past 29 years. From 1991 to 1998, he was a freelance artist for ‘The Globe & Mail’. (more…)

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Nebulous Rings

by “Khosro Berahmandi

October 7- October 23, 2010
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 October 7, 2010, 6:00-9:00 pm

Closing reception:
Saturday October 23, 2010, 3:30-6:30 pm

Nebulous Rings

The idea of the painting inspires friendship between the hands and the infinite reaches through a few tools, foreshadowing destiny.
The image that collapses from my eyes inhales the fallen comets from the beast’s sleep.

 

My hands chase the ripe colors, and the wood deciphers itself through the madness of the golden lines that wish to be destiny’s origin.
My left eye embodies the woven mirror signalling the approach of the botanical dreams.
The skin of the mirror is the slender shadow of the tall forests which throws on my fingers the knots that provoke the burst of the warp and weft
My right eye waters the idea of watering.

 

The hidden caves echo within the nebulous rings of our depth.
Suddenly you become the irrigated memory, I, the extension of the forgotten.


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First Film



Opening Saturday October 2, 2010 6:57 pm
Closing Sunday October 3, 2010 Sunrise

Zone B Independent Project # 28

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Lida Alirezaei – Toronto, Canada …Curator
Arash Raeisian – Tehran, Iran …WONDERING LONELY SEED (16 min)
Sfandyar Torkaman Rad – Tehran, Iran …FORTUNE WITHOUT DRUGS(38 min)
Hassan Ghahremani …MOHABBAT SARBAZ IRAN (IRAN’S SOLDIER KINDNESS) (40 min)


First Films will be the debut of three short films by emerging Iranian filmmakers. They will be showing different layers of Iranian life; illustrating an artistic way of life, a typical, everyday life, and a life involved in politics. They will be about twenty minutes each, and will be playing throughout the night; the program will restart every hour. All of the films will have English subtitles. (more…)

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Iran’s Steadman:

Touka Lampoons our Wicked World

September 23- October 5, 2010
Tuesday – Wednesday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday September 23, 2010, 6:00-9:00 pm

Touka Neyestani; cartoonist. Born in 1960, Shahrood – Iran. Married, living in Toronto.
Graduated from the Science and Industry University in Architecture, 1988. Started collaboration with the press in 1980 workingwith “Ketab-e-Jomeh” weekly edited by “Ahmad Shamloo” .

Collaboration with more than forty monthly, weekly, and daily papers ever since.

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The Socratic Method in Shape and Color

Paintings of “Yari Ostovany

September 2- September 21, 2010
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 September 2, 2010, 6:00-9:00 pm

The Latin poet Horace famously stated that the purpose of poetry is to produce “delectare et prodesse,” to delight and enlighten the reader or listener. Yari Ostovany’s work can be seen as a pictorial translation of that dictum. While his paintings are instantaneously and effortlessly compelling, they do not yield themselves fully at first view. Their “meaning” is not accessible on the surface. They make their demands on the viewer. Demands of a philosophical as well as aesthetic order. Both intellectual and emotional demands of a high order.

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50/50

August 1- August 8, 2010
Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Aug 7, 2010 – Closed
Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Sunday August 1st, 2010, 2:00-6:00 pm

Closing reception:
Sunday August 8th, 2010, 2:00-6:00 pm

The complete list of exhibiters includes:

Afsaneh Safari, Amin Nasr, Azadeh Houshmand, Bahar Pourpezeshk, Davood Mantegh, Dawn Tyrrell, Elham Hazfi, Eva Lewarne, Ferit S. Onurlu, Firoozeh Tangestanian, Ian Busher, Keijo Taianainen, Mehdi Habibagahi, Nona Soheilnia,  Patrick Bachian, Sam Anvari, Shafagh Azhandch, Singithi Kandage, Soheil Homayouni

One price, One size and One week only.  We have oodles of artists using various mediums, various styles, but working within the same dimensions. Please join us as we celebrate our first year anniversary with our first annual juried group exhibition.  After a successful first year here at Queen Gallery, working with 60+ artists, we’ve decided to celebrate with 20+ more!  From emerging to established, local to international, this show exudes talent and is a true celebration of art and artists.

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Liquidity

Abstract Paintings Exhibition by “Kathy Toth

July 15- July 27, 2010
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Thursday July 15, 2010, 6:00-9:00 pm

Kathy Toth’s paintings are inspired by personal experiences she has had. While attending art school she learned that being messy and having drips was something one should aspire not to do, in that it showed sloppiness and carelessness. Stability and professionalism is represented with cleanliness, and staying within the lines as professional. In her involvement with street art, drips, streaks and whatnot were even more frowned upon.

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MIDRASH

A photography exhibition by Oscar Wolfman
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July 2-July 13, 2010
Tuesday to Friday 11 am–6 pm
Saturday 1-5 pm

Opening reception:
Friday July 2nd, 2010, 6-10 pm

Thursday July 8th, 2010 7:30-9pm
“THE ART OF MIDRASH”
A DISCUSSION OF THE MANY FACES OF JEWISH COMMENTARY ON SACRED TEXTS
Limited space is available,
Please email us to RSVP at
info@queengallery.ca

Oscar Wolfman’s photography embodies a core Jewish technique to interpret sacred Jewish texts: midrash.  Midrash fills in the missing sections of the narratives, resolves contradictions, and imagines creative reconfigurations of Biblical texts.

In Oscar’s staged photographic interpretations, Jewish religious and cultural life incorporates queer sensibilities and a modern urban perspective.

This solo exhibition provokes rethinking, instigates discussion, and encourages the viewer to find new beauty in old traditions.

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Arte caribeño “A group painting exhibition”

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June 5 -June 29, 2010

Opening reception:
Saturday June 5, 2010, 2-6 pm

Gallery hours:
Saturday 1-5 pm
Tuesday – Friday 11am–6pm

 

Select Caribbean Artists now being represented.

Manuel Hernendez Valdez
Milene Busutil Salgado
Alexeir Diaz Bravo
Jorge Delgado Gutiérrez
Elías Federico Acosta Pérez, and more.

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Nobody will walk on the forbidden fruit

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May 1 -May 30, 2010
Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm
Tuesday – Friday 11am–6pm

Opening reception:
May 2nd, 2010, 2-6 pm


A Group Photography Exhibit By:

Ali Kamran
Kamelia Pezeshki
Afra Pourdad
Lida Shanehchiyan

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Imagine all the people living in peace…

Solo exhibition by “Davood Mantegh

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April 15-April 28, 2010
Tuesday to Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 1-5 pm

Opening reception:

Thursday April 15, 2010, 6-9 pm

‘Born in 1974, I graduated from Tehran’s University of Art in Iran with a degree in painting, and have had eleven solo exhibitions in Iran and participated in more than 20 group exhibitions in Iran and internationally.

This exhibition showcases all new artwork that I have made since I have left Iran. (more…)

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The Eternal Inca

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April 1st-April 13th, 2010
Tuesday to Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 1-5 pm

April 2nd, Closed

Opening reception:
Thursday April 1st, 2010, 6-10 pm

Attaining a master of architectural degree and working intensively in the same field, Titka Seddighi’s passion for photography has allowed her to harmonize the two disciplines and to translate geometry and intensity of light into a workable exposure.

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Norouz 2010 Group Show

Iranian New Year Celebration ,

March 4-March 16, 2010
Tuesday to Friday 11 am–6 pm
Saturday 1-5 pm

Opening reception with live performance:
Thursday March 4th, 2010, 6-9 pm
7 pm A talk about Iranian New year by “Arash Abadpour”
7:30-8 pm Live Music by “Mahsa Ghassemi Madahian” & “Natalie Wong”

Closing reception with live performance:
Monday March 15th, 2010, 6-8 pm
6:30-7 pm Live persian music by “Shahrokh Saeedi”
7-7:30 pm “Ariel Balevi” Shares the story of “Ajil-e Moshkel gosha”

Saturday March 6th, 2010 & Saturday March 13th, 2010 Live rug making demonstration with “Shiva Moghadasi”

Come and Celebrate Norouz with Queen Gallery!

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Norouz, which means ‘new day’ in the Persian language, is the traditional Iranian New Year’s ceremony.  We are welcoming the new year with an exciting group show featuring artworks by exceptional visual artists, such as; Narges Alavi, Narges Banan, Amir Etrat, Elham Hazfi, Afsaneh Hezarkhani, Mohsen Judy, Samira Khakshaei, Shahrzad Khorami, Davood Mantegh, Anahita Eghbal, Shiva Moghaddasi, Elham Naseri, Mahnaz Piroozfar, Laleh Rasaee, Nazli Salmanzadeh, Shamsi Shahrokhi, Paria Shahverdi, Mehrdad Shoghi, Hashem Taghavi, Firoozeh Tangestanian, Goli Touserkani, Dawn Tyrrell, and Negar Vafaei. The exhibition will include paintings, sculptures, jewellery and more!

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