Thursday, March 12, 2009

Being an active artist in Toronto often leads to exploring the great neighbourhoods of the city. The downtown core, established gallery areas, emerging gallery areas and just isolated pockets like The Junction, Kensington or Roncey just to name a few.

Ben Navaee Gallery on East Queen Street is one of those funky up-and-coming places. Old, new, chic and shabby all at the same time. Ben provides as much a community service as an art gallery. No art snobs here, just a good place to be, go to see some local art and exhibit/share ideas with other artists. Go to see art in the spacious gallery and maybe end up in a Yoga class.

I’ll have about a dozen pieces on exhibit March 13-22. There will be a simple reception 3:30 pm on Saturday March 14. Stop by and say hello if you’re around.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Hangman Gallery has a special place in my heart. I had one of my my first exhibits there after my third coming. Many emerging artists get their first chance to exhibit here. I have a small studio in the back of the gallery, but, alas, have had little time to spend there … I’ll try to stop by more often if I can get art life a tad more focused.

756 Queen Street East, Toronto Ontario, M4M 1H4
Open 12-5 Tuesday - Sunday

The last time I exhibited the work currently on display at Hangman was last May at The Vogue Room, a now de-funked nightclub. I had to do battle with the Toronto Sheriff to get my work out of hock … artists beware.

The theme is big and splashy … I actually attempted to capture the math of a champagne party and it somehow worked. Exhibit will be up until March 8.