A Dream Within a Dream

Poster design by: Afsaneh Safari
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 16, 6 to 9 p.m.

Exhibition with works by Illustration instructor, Anson Liaw

Questioning the reality has been constantly the prominent issue of thinkers. Where do we draw the line between illusion and reality? What was collectively agreed or codified as the truth or reality might be fictive today. In fact, we see only pieces of what is considered to be the real matter. We still need more light to illuminate the ambiguities. There is a dialectical relation between reality and illusion, but illusion can be the unseen upcoming reality. In other words, reality may be merely an illusion as Albert Einstein said. Art can cast the light on reality through what counts as dreams or illusions. The meaning of art now is far beyond the “Mimesis” and artists have doubted the unquestionable bare truth that bears no interpretations. In a pluralistic world as we live in, an absolute truth is sceptical. Artists apply metaphor, allegory, and irony as a strong means of criticizing the defined, agreed, or even imposed reality and truth. As a matter of fact, they re-create the reality in a selective hermeneutical way and there is no such ultimate stable sense of reality in the world of art. In the current exhibition, the notion of reality which in a broad sense can be more of a fabrication in our world today is challenged and criticized by artists.

By Banafsheh Erfanian

Featured Artists:
Anson Liaw
Shoora Majedian
Afsaneh Safari
Firoozeh Tangestanian
Flavia López
Banafsheh Erfanian
Mehdi Dana
Navid Fard
Mahtab Abdollahi

Poster design by: Afsaneh Safari







Venue & Address: 
Gallery 50 (INDEXG gallery) 50 Gladstone Avenue Toronto, Ontario

A Place of Refreshment

A Place of Refreshment
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:00am to Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 5:00am

Opening reception with DJ Ad Run, October 17, 7-10 p.m.
Sign up for Movember 2013 on opening night and receive a reward!

New paintings by 2012 Illustration Medal Winner, Mark O'Brien

Pinched between reality and fantasy is a place where uncertainty is king. A place where being lost is the only way to see death, hope, luxury, anxiety and masculinity all making out with each other.

In support of Movember Canada. 100% of proceeds will be donated in funding men's heath initiatives.







Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario