Saturday, 18 September 2021

Joannes Show "You, Of my Heart" Reception Photos


"You, Of my Heart" is a must see show. Owner of GAS Joanne Filletti's show is very unique and incredibly moving. We had a lovely reception and were so touched to see everyone who came out in support!


We would love to invite everyone see this spectacular show on in person from now until October 3rd. Don't hesitate to pop in, its always so nice to see all of your kind faces through our doors!




















 


This reception wouldn't have been the great success that it was without the musical genius of "Days of Grace" that brought a welcoming presence that tied the event together, and for that we appreciate and say thank you!















Photos taken by Alex Richardson

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Members Show Reception



Our member reception was a great success! We appreciate all the happy faces that came out to show there support for our members. As well as a huge thank you to the musical talent of Days of Grace!


We would like to invite everyone to view this spectacular show on from now until August 29th. This unique and diverse show has so much to offer we guarantee you won't regret stopping by!







 



    







Photos taken by Alex Richardson

Saturday, 24 July 2021

"The Shape of More Than One" By Olga Philips - Reception Photos

An absolute thank you to everyone who made it out to Olga Philips reception despite the rainy weather! "The Shape of More Than One" will be on until August 8th, don't hesitate to check this striking show out before its gone!















Photos taken by Alex Richardson



Sunday, 30 May 2021

Lauri Maitland Solo Show


 

 TREASURES THAT PREVAIL



Artis Statement

In a time where we covet the new, have we lost the ability to appreciate the past? It seems we are a society focused on the pursuit of the “younger, newer”, focused on obtaining the unobtainable.  By trying to possess the future do we no have appreciation for those that created before us. The focus of my work is on seeing the beauty in the discarded, items people have left behind, deemed no longer of value. As time and exposure to the elements - paints, molds, changes the surface of objects and nature slowly claims what has been thrown away, I have chosen to show the splendor in what is not shiny.   I focus on the beauty not of what was but what it is becoming, of something that can not be made by man but only created with the passage of time.  The partnership I create between my self and my medium is a perfect reflection to the fragility of an objects state of worth at any given time and yet highlights it naturally beautiful elements in its present state.


“I came to see the damage that was done and the treasures that prevail” 
Diving into the wreck by Adrienne Rich


 Artists' Process 

"My main material is the glass, and most of the glass I use is hand rolled so I feel like I am taking over where an other artist has left off. The glass has a life all its own, it interacts and plays with the light. I take a scene and break it down to its components and the planes they exist on and then recreate it on multiple panels that when stacked together once again tell the story.My work is really a partnership as once I place the panels in the kiln my control over the process is limited. I can set the right temperature for the right amount of time but how the enamels react and what the glass does is up to science and a little luck."

Please find below a sample of Lauri's work and description.  To view complete show, click here.


Iron Wheel 


This piece was the first in the series and really set the tone of appreciation for items that have weathered the storm and endured. The texture and colour that replaced the original shiny metal surface are like scars covering years of wear. The broken and peeled bark along side the wheel only echo natures ability to change and adapt.

 


Ford Tough





This picture was first given to me  a photographer friend who came across the truck in Thailand. I love the way that nature has started to reclaim it as grass grows out and around the engine and grill. Originally parked and abandoned by man, nature is finding a new purpose for it as it becomes part of the landscape and shelter for small animals and birds.










Please visit our website to view more of Lauri's work.  The work is exhibited online only and purchases could be made by email, phone or e-transfer.  Any purchased artwork will be handed at curbside.

 

Friday, 26 February 2021

Currently Exhibiting- The Textile Show

 The Textile show will be exhibited from February 25th- March 14th

Come on by and peek through the Window or visit us on our website for more details on art pieces @gerrardartspace.com

WORKS BY:

Sheila Thompson





Carolina Reis





Gitte Hansen






Saturday, 13 February 2021

Currently Exhibiting- The Heart Show

The Heart Show

For  more details on art pieces, please visit our website @gerrardartspace.com

Please enjoy this sneak peek

Works by:

Carolina Reis




Based on a 2019 report by sociologist Taylor Whitten Brown for The Art Market using internal data from Artsy, median prices for female versus male works of art created after 1999 shows female works are worth 31% less than male works in North America*. The study gathered data from across the globe. In Africa and the Middle East, the gap is 10%, in Oceania, it is 16%, Asia and Latin America have a 22% gap, while in Europe, the gap is 26%. This shows that the gap in North America is the highest among all and that women's work is systematically undervalued.

The consistency of this wage gap appears in another study** that shows the difference in earnings between working men and women in Canada. If you add up the earnings of all working women, that sum is about 31% less than the combined earnings of all working men. For women of colour, the gap is 37.5%, while it’s estimated that Indigenous women earn a whopping 54% less than men.


Source:

*Brown, Taylor Whitter. "Why Is Work by Female Artists Still Valued Less Than Work by Male Artists?" https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-work-female-artists-valued-work-male-artists. March 8, 2019. (accessed March, 28, 2019)

**McIntyre, Catherine. "These are the key numbers that explain the wage gap for women." Macleans.cahttps://www.macleans.ca/society/pay-equity-statistics-canada/. Feb 8, 2018. (accessed April 29, 2019).


Dahlia Sawwan





Gitte Hansen


Szonja Vucsetics





Karin R. Jeffrey



 
Teri Donovan



Jyne Greenley



Dana Green


Rita Hisar




Annette Hansen