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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Call for submission; Fire & Renewal 2012

Juried Group Art Exhibition

Curator: Oscar Wolfman (RIP) / Mahrokh Ahankhah

In remembrance of Oscar Wolfman, Queen Gallery is hosting an event to follow through with another curatorial project of his.  We proudly hosted his first two exhibitions and would like to fulfill his wish for another event, as his memory is very much alive with us.

We would like to offer you, the artist, an opportunity to be a part of this juried group exhibition.

We hope to feature some of his work as well as artwork that he too would have chosen and admired.  The show will take place in December on the longest night of the year, just as he requested.

This is a tribute to Oscar, an artist that accented our lives and memories with his life and artwork. We, therefore, would like to encourage any art related recommendations you might have to make this event more colourful.  We have already added storytelling to the program and would love to share your ideas as well.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at info@queengallery.ca

Queen Gallery is seeking submissions for the upcoming group exhibition, Fire and Renewal.

Click Here to print the submission form:
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Submission form PDF)

Submission Deadlines:
Online deadline: October 30, 2012
Onsite deadline: November 15 & 17, 2012

Submission Fee: Free
Participation Fee:
$40.00 (for first submission)
+ $5.00 (for each additional work)*

All media are acceptable:
Painting
Drawing
Photography
Print
Sculpture
Scenography
Lithography
Video
Music
Graphic Design
Etc.

The darkest nights of the year:

How to explain them; How to endure; How to revive the light?

After the winter solstice comes the gradual rebirth of spring.  Life and death rotate in an endless cycle, from cosmic to microscopic; nature rules our lives despite our interventions and inventions.

But on the darkest nights we celebrate with light: Hunukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Maidyarem, Dongzhi, Goru, Junkanoo, Lohri, Shab-e Chelleh, Saturnalia, Makara Sankranti among others.  We gather in a community to banish the darkness and celebrate our dependence on light, the solar fire, the nourishing hearth.

This December, Queen Gallery pays tribute to spiritual/religious/cultural traditions surrounding the winter solstice in a juried display of visual arts.

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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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Welcome to My Fish World

By “Maryam Hafizirad

June 02- June 27, 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, June 02, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Public Opening reception:
Saturday June 04, 2011, 2:00-6:00 pm

Maryam Hafizirad is an Iranian painter, born 1980 in Esfahan, who is deaf. Maryam graduated from Esfahan University of Fine Arts in 2002. Maryam’s first exhibition was in Iran at the age of 18. Since then her work has been shown individually and as part of the artistic group “Farda”, meaning “Tomorrow”, in major cities of Iran, China, Germany, Malaysia and India.

Following her heart’s desire and performing well-beyond the imagined limitations of her hearing impairment, Maryam is a full-time artist today. Her passion for painting is the greatest engine driving her to succeed in a hearing world.

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West by East

Contact Media2011: Figure and ground

Featured Exhibitions

April 30- May 31, 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, May 05, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Public Opening reception:
Saturday May 07, 2011, 2:00-6:00 pm

A Solo Exhibition By Shadi Ghadirian

Working with the Contact 2011 theme, Figure and Ground, Shadi Ghadirian explore her homeland, Iran, and its complex relationship between the people and the social and cultural issues that have swept the nation.

In West by East, Shadi Ghadirian focuses on women and censorship. The relationship between Iranian women and the social, political and cultural stance of Iran is very complex. Ghadirian sets the women against a plain backdrop and allows the symbolic use of the black marker and the black shadows to represent the ways women feel in their country and how they are treated in Iranian society.

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Landscape, Revolution, People

Contact 2011: Figure and ground
Featured Exhibitions

April 30- May 31, 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, May 05, 2011, 6:30-9:00 pm

Public Opening reception:
Saturday May 07, 2011, 2:00-6:00 pm

By:

Ali Kamran
Gohar Dashti

Working with the Contact 2011 theme, Figure and Ground, Gohar Dashti and Ali Kamran explore their homeland, Iran, and its complex relationship between the people and the social and cultural issues that have swept the nation. Issues of war and censorship are the prevalent themes in these pieces and set against the stunning backdrop of the Iranian landscape it is at times difficult to imagine that such beauty could produce such hardships.

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We will be closed on Saturday, April 2, 2011

Queen Gallery will be closed on Saturday, April 2, 2011!

We apologize for any inconvenience! Gallery hours will resume on Tuesday, April 5.

Queen Gallery is proud to announce that it will be extending the Norouz 2011 Group Show by one week.

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Norouz 2011 Group Show

Queen Gallery is proud to announce that it will be extending the Norouz 2011 Group Show by one week.

Afsaneh Safari, Ali Soltani, Davood Mantegh, Firoozeh Tangestanian, Mohsen KhaliliSayeh Irankhah, Touka Neyestani
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March 03- April 13, 2011
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30-3:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Saturday March 05, 2011, 2:00-6:00 pm

Closing reception:
Saturday March 26, 2011, 2:00-6:00 pm

Norouz 2011

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.

Here in Toronto, Queen Gallery is delighted to host our second annual exhibition marking this festival of jubilation. This year we have four Iranian artists involved in the show, all of whom are all currently living and working in Toronto.

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Family Day Juried Art Exhibition

February 8- February 26, 2011
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30-3:30 pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Saturday February 12, 2011, 2:00-6:00 pm

Artist list:

Abel R. Massot, Afsaneh Safari, Ali Kamran, Ali Soltani, Andrew Ogus, Annette Seip, Bahar Pourpezeshk, Davood Mantegh, Firoozeh Tangestanian, Hashem Taghavi, Hugo E. Slepoy, J. Bradley Adams, Jorgeh Delgado Gutierrez, Kamelia Pezeshki, Kamly Bullaudy Rodriguez, Khosro Berahmandi, Lauralee K. Harris, Lida Alirezaei, Manuel Hernandez Valdez, Manuel Larrañaga Sardiñas, Milene Busutil Salgado, Natalie Clark, Oscar Wolfman, Paria Shahverdi, Parham Didehvar, Rod Trider, Tom Ridout, Touka Neyestani, Yardena Kurulkar, Yari Ostovany

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