Jung Guns

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Whippersnapper Gallery in Toronto presents a group exhibition including work by OCAD alumni Scott Chandler, Kara Kirsh, Andrea Raymond and Zoe Jaremus.

Venue & Address: 
Whippersnapper Gallery 587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario

Revolutionizing Cultural Identity: Photography and the Changing Face of Immigration

Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 4:00am

The Oakland University Art Gallery presents a group exhibition including work by Professor Vid Ingelevics and alumni Danny Custodio and Christina Leslie.

Venue & Address: 
Oakland University Art Gallery 208 Wilson Hall, Rochester, Michigan

Pattern Theory

Pattern Theory
Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 5:00am

Pattern Theory is a mathematical and probabilistic formalism for analyzing structures generated by the world around us, with the goal of reconstructing the processes, objects and events that produced them. In pattern theory, the belief is that the world is complex, and to understand it, or part of it, one needs realistic representations of knowledge about it.
Pattern Theory brings together the work of Toronto artists, Adam David Brown, Kristiina Lahde, An Te Liu, Ken Nicol and Joy Walker with the work of New York artist Tom Koken, Hamilton artist Liss Platt and Toronto/Vancouver based collective Instant Coffee.

Venue & Address: 
MKG127 127 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

WORK x 4

Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 5:00am

The Ben Navaee Gallery in Toronto presents a group exhibition including work by alumnus Kelly Kehoe.
WORK x 4 is a collective of four exciting young Toronto artists: Megan Fostka, Kelly Kehoe, Kendra Sartorelli and Julia Zander. Our first show together as a collective will feature several new pieces of work by each artist. The exhibition takes place at Ben Navaee Gallery in Toronto and will be on display from November 1st to 11th, 2007. Please join us for our opening reception on Saturday, November 3rd from 3-6pm, when gallery guests can enjoy refreshments, live music and other surprises!

Venue & Address: 
Ben Navaee Gallery 1111 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario

What's The Meaning of A Goldfish

contemporary artwork
Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 5:00am

A group exhibition of new and recent works by artists from Belgium, Canada, France and Great Britain
Artists: Audrey Cottin, Clive Hodgson, Marie Jacotey, Dieter Ravyts, Derek Sullivan, Philippe Van Snick
Galerie Tatjana Pieters

Opening: Sunday November 15

Venue & Address: 
Ghent, Belgium


Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to Monday, November 23, 2015 - 10:00pm

Rally is a group exhibition made up of newly created works and treasures from Yves Laroche’s Gallery vault. It’s the second art show to be hosted at 12 Ossington, a new meeting place and rallying ground for Toronto’s growing creatives and innovators. The show will run from November 6 to 23, 2015

Following a sold out first exhibition at 12 Ossington that welcomed Chicago’s Hebru Brantley for Coffee Makes you Black, a 22 piece show, artist residency and outdoor mural work, comes Rally - a curated show for Toronto by artist Jon Todd, Yves Laroche Gallery and Hermann & Audrey. It’s a showcase of some of their favourite contemporaries and a rare access to Yves Laroche’s vault.

“I was a bit selfish. For Rally I decided to choose my favourite works from artists that I have respected and admired for many years, and in some cases requested new pieces” says Jon Todd, Toronto based mixed media artist and leading curator for this show. “Across geography, these artists share a similar illustrative upbringing and at times draw from similar motivations and inspirations. This is a collection that brings international game-changers and vaulted works to Toronto’s consciousness, a rare occasion.”

The group of artists from across the globe, from Brooklyn, to Berlin, to Paris, to Montreal and Toronto, share a common ground as image storytellers and execute with hyper-rendered detail, folky and at times absurdist sensibilities, all while sharing a fine art focus rooted in illustration. A style of artistic expression that was once regarded as low brow in comparison to museum works, has in recent years emerged with momentum into the contemporary art market, capturing imaginations and paving the way for a new, more inclusive, collector segment.

Art lovers will get to see works from international leading artists’ Jon Todd, Beau Stanton, Gary Taxali, Jean Labourdette, Max Wyse, Lauchie Reid, Marco Wagner, Shea Chang, Other, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo and Miss Van. They will also benefit from the opportunity to purchase a rare collection of artwork that has not been shown together before.

Media preview is being held on Friday, November 6 from 4-6pm, with the public opening from 6-9 pm. The exhibition will run from November 6 to 23, 2015 at 12 Ossington, Toronto, from Monday through Friday, 12-5pm and by appointment by contacting rally@hermannaudrey.com. Free admission to show.

Venue & Address: 
Yves Laroche's Gallery vault. 12 ossington

Recent Works by Knaff and Miceli

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Recent works by Jean-Christian Knaff and Claude Miceli

Venue & Address: 
Image Foundry 1581 Dupont St. Toronto
Image of a large, blue, bird-like figure of a man


Soho Lobby Gallery
Nadia Galati. Photo by Frances Beatty.
Mistee Clarke's work on view at the SOHO LOBBY GALLERY. Photo by Carolyn Douse.

The first group exhibition at the SOHO LOBBY GALLERY, a new community creative hub, is OCAD University’s own Onyx Society, a student-run organization providing community and support for African and Afro-diasporic students. T-Dot Pioneers 3.0: The Future Must Be Replenished radically envisions how the historical archive might reside within the very aesthetic innovations that make hip hop culture always fresh.

Nadia Galati. Photo by Frances Beatty.
Nadia Galati, SOHO LOBBY GALLERY’s Director of Exhibitions (and an OCAD U alum) describes the gallery’s community arts focus and how it emerged from her work: 

Community hubs are often spaces in which arts and cultural activity materialize. They are places in which artists, creative thinkers and cultural workers are in trust. They are places in which curiosity cultivates; individuals come together; world views are confronted or affirmed; innovation and preservation is cherished; creativity and imagination are fuelled; critical thinking, and humanity develops; and society is inspired to be inclusive. These places can also help build a community’s identity and promote stewardship among populaces and stakeholders.

My work at OCAD U has taken me throughout Ontario and these experiences have illustrated the vast discrepancies in community access to the arts, raising important questions. Do all communities have equal access to art? Do all communities, based on their circumstantial experiences – historical discrimination, financial problems, personal challenges or other circumstances beyond their control – have the ability to access art and design? Do all communities feel embraced by the art community? Do all communities experience art communities as inclusive? Through my experiences I have spent time thinking about these questions and the presence of underrepresented groups in the arts overall.

Since graduating from OCAD U in 2010, I have maintained a community arts practice focused on increasing the access marginalized groups have to art, design and creative pursuit. Through community agencies such as Pathways to Education, the Pape Adolescent Resource Centre (PARC), Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and many others, I conduct mixed media workshops. These workshops offer youth an opportunity to explore their own creativity and the arts for their personal growth, social development and community involvement. Many of the workshops are co-created and facilitated by youth leaders.

I believe that communities should have the power to make their own decisions. My aim is to facilitate an environment where communities can create their own solutions on their own terms. My practice is about collaboration with youth and creative peers. Developing creative experiences that provide marginalized artists with a positive, safe space – to discover new artmaking possibilities, build confidence and try new materials – ultimately inspires youth to become more engaged and imaginative community members.

In the fall of 2012, I was approached by the SoHo Metropolitan Condominiums to reactivate their storefront gallery space. The SoHo heard about my community arts practice and was interested in inviting the creative minds I work with into their space with me as the Director of Exhibitions. Exhibiting and showcasing the boundless, young, creative thinkers I work with is a positive step towards an inclusive, Toronto art community. Toronto can only be a creative hub when everyone has space and place to develop their imaginations and live a life with art.

In support of carving out space for marginalized artists and aspiring to a new and different level of greatness, I was able to negotiate a zero percent commission for the SoHo Metropolitan Condominiums. Artists who exhibit work at the SOHO LOBBY GALLERY incur no costs. Any profits made through sale of work remain 100 percent with the artist(s).
Mistee Clarke's work on view at the SOHO LOBBY GALLERY. Photo by Carolyn Douse.
I’m thrilled to showcase OCAD U’s Onyx Society, and T-Dot Pioneers 3.0 as our inaugural exhibition. Moving away from just documenting the historical through archival material, the Onyx Society, in partnership with Nia Centre for the Arts and Northside Hip Hop, explored the following questions: where does hip hop’s future lie? How does hip hop archive its history? And what role does the visual artist play in replenishing (not preserving) hip hop’s aesthetic freshness? Thinking through these questions helped the Onyx Society arrive at the notion of replenishment, which is the idea that hip hop culture continues to rejuvenate its creativity through the critical and aesthetic engagement of youth.

T-Dot Pioneers 3.0: The Future Must Be Replenished opens Thursday March 7th from 7 to 9 p.m.

Contributed by Nadia Galati, SOHO LOBBY GALLERY’s Director of Exhibitions.

36 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3T3
Daily hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wheelchair accessible

Need more info? Contact:
Nadia Galati, Director of Exhibitions


MASS Group Exhibition

Poster with fragmented text
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:00am

Featuring Artists: Anita Kunz, Kevin Bae, Kelly Hu, Doug Panton, Sylvie Daigneault and Anson Liaw

This group art exhibition is an attempt to bring together selected local and international artists into a collective exhibition without placing any restriction on and/or limiting their artistic creativity and without abiding to a single unified theme and/or style. A goal for this exhibition is to emphasize and celebrate each artist and their commitment to being effective, contributing artists in society. The goal is not to place a definited "shape” on their works, but to be synonymous to the spirit and idea title of the show “MASS,” which is defined as a “large body of matter with no definite shape.” Each artist in this exhibition showcases 4 to 6 selected works using various media and personal means of visual expression and communication by creating exciting and thought-provoking imagery. Their works are sure to inspire a mass audience who appreciates and celebrates the invaluable beauty that naturally exists within the world around us.

Curated by Ivan Zhao

Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery M Contemporary 7039 Yonge Street Thornhill, Ontario L3T 2A6
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