Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Philip Hare: #beautyiseverything

Philip Hare's latest show at GAS is called #beautyiseverything. Please enjoy these photos from the reception on May 17th:

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Dust - April 28th, 2018

Dust is the quietest big band in the known world. Founded in the early 20th century by beekeeper and violinist Abraham Dust, the ensemble began as a traveling novelty attraction known regionally throughout the southeastern United States until the Great Depression. Reconvened in Toronto nearly a century later with the blessing and guidance of its founder, Dust gracefully maintains the long held assertion that all that vanishes is not lost.

Performers include but are not limited to:

Michelangelo Iaffaldano
Chris Adriaanse
Nicolas Buligan
Cory Latkovich
Lina Allemano

Dust performed at GAS recently. If you couldn't make it, here's a taste of what you missed!

Matt Wood: TotalShiftShow

Of his show's title, artist Matt Wood says:

At first the Shift in the Shift Show was just a chance to get a joke in.  Then it was about materials: I’ve recently moved from working almost exclusively on plywood to mixing in some pieces on canvas.  It has been an adventure transitioning to the bounce and life that canvas has, and it has brought me back to working more with brushes; they just get along so well.  It wasn’t long, however, before it began to be about so much more – all the other shifts in the work and the world.  The shift to the optimism of spring after a hard winter grind.  The shift between depth and surface.  The shift between intention and intuition.  The shift from the private act of painting to public act of exhibition.  The shift between this physical world, and the spiritual one right behind it.
I am excited about the way that a two-dimensional pursuit like painting can accommodate, illustrate and illuminate all of these shifts. Nothing is still.  Everything shifts.  Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Matt's work will be on display at GAS until May 13th, 2018. Come see!

Also, check out these pics from the show's reception on April 29th.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Reception on for Noreen Mallory: Unknown Destinations, A Reckless Voyage of Discovery was held Saturday, April 7th, 2018 combining new encaustic work with a career retrospective. Show will be on display through April 22.

The Uplifters & Hogtown Playboys on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. Wonderful night of music!

It was another great evening with Eric & The Soo on Friday, April 6, 2018. Courtesy of Eastside Confectionery Records.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Joanne Filletti - GRIDLINES: Perception is Everything

Check out these pics from the March 17th reception for Joanne Filletti's show, GRIDLINES: Perception is Everything. The art stays up til March 21st so there's still time to come see!