Hansel and Gretel
24 August - 4 October, 2011
Opening Reception 25 August, 6 - 7pm
*QueenSpecific, at 787 Queen St. West, Toronto
Catherine Heard creates uncanny artworks that interrogate the history of the body through the lenses of science, medicine and myth. Her sculptures and installations are inspired by her fascination with human anatomy, and the contradiction of using fine craft to create abject images.
Hansel and Gretel plays on the symbolic complexity of the original folk tale, recorded by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, and its analysis by child psychologist, Bruno Bettelheim, in his 1976 book, The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.
Catherine Heard is represented by Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen Street West, www.edwarddaygallery.com. Her work can also be viewed at www.catherineheard.com.
*QueenSpecific is a window exhibition space displaying site-specific art installations. It is located on Queen St. West adjacent to and sponsored by Dufflet Pastries. Artists exhibiting in the space are asked to consider the dimensions of the window, the locale and the potential to engage with the casual passer-by. www.queenspecific.com
Edward Day Gallery will participate in TIAF 2009 this year, featuring new work by gallery artists Jesse Boles, Shayne Dark, Catherine Heard, Angela Grossmann, Dan Kennedy, Andrew Morrow, John Nobrega, and John Oswald. We will also feature new work by Canadian artist Ray Caesar.
* Congratulations to Mark Thompson who was awarded a significant Canada Council Project Grant.
* Congratulations to Penelope Stewart who was inducted into the Royal Academy of Canadian Arts.
She has also received an Ontario Arts Council Grant, and a Canada Council Grant.
sUBSTANTIAL RESOURCES - Art Gallery of Sudbury
Dan Kennedy - 'The Voice Mansion' at the MOCCA
Dan Kennedy 'The Voice Mansion', 2006
oil on canvas, 108 " x 60 "
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
Carte Blanche vol. 2 - Painting
November 15th - December 28th, 2008
Opening November 15th, 8 - 11pm
Dan Kennedy's 'Voice Mansion' will be exhibited at the MOCCA, along with 29 emerging, mid-career and established Canadian painters.
Edward Day Gallery at NEXT Invitational, Chicago
Showing Angela Grossmann, Daniel Hughes and Tom Dean, with a project space video installation by John Oswald.
April 25th - 28th 2008
Dan Kennedy - 'Buildup' - group show at the Ottawa Art Gallery
Dan Kennedy 'Shack of Deals' (detail), 2001
oil on canvas, 66" x 225"
The Ottawa Art Gallery
February 15th - May 11th, 2008
Opening February 14th, 5:30 pm
Curated by Emily Falvey
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
Dan Kennedy (Toronto), Juan Carlos Noria a.k.a. Dixon (Barcelona), Michèle Provost (Gatineau), Carol Wainio (Ottawa), Wendy Walgate (Toronto), Wayne White (Los Angeles) Feb.15- May 11,2008 Opening Feb.14, 5:30 pm Ottawa Art Gallery Ottawa, Canada
Layering his canvases with images and text derived from 19th- and 20th-century advertisements, films, magazines, and cartoons, Dan Kennedy explores the "endless hallucination of commerce, desire and anxiety.
Melissa Doherty - Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford
Melissa Doherty 'Wind and Trees' (detail), 2007
oil on canvas, 60" x 78 "
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
June 8th - August 10th, 2008
Opening June 8th, 2-4pm
20 Ava Road
(p) (519) 756-5932
Rebecca Last - Across the Lake: Studies in light & energy
Rebecca Last "#57", 2007
acrylic on canvas, 68 " x 56 "
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Paul Kane Gallery,
55 King Street West
April 26th - May 24th, 2008
Artist talk May 10th, 2pm
2007 Kingston Prize : Jennifer Walton Honourable Mention
Self-Portrait, Toronto Waterfront, March 2007
oil on canvas, 20" x 60"
Congratulations to Jennifer Walton, who was one of two Honourable Mentions for the 2007 Kingston Prize, Canada’s National Portrait Competition.
Art Mûr : Songs of the Apocalypse, curated by David Liss
Edward Day Gallery artists John Nobrega, Michael Toke, Jesse Boles, take part in a group exhibition in Montreal with
Josh Bailey, Jubal Brown, Mat Brown, François Escalmel, Tammy Forsythe, Jason Gringler, Raffael Iglesias, Wil Murray, New Remote (Walter Willems, Camilla Singh, Branislav Nikolic, Milos Jankovic, Sherri Hay), Sherri Hay & Camilla Singh, Fiona Smyth, Ted O'Sullivan, Nick and Sheila Pye, Ixone Sadaba, Drew Simpson, Richard Stipl, and Juno Youn.
Curated by David Liss of the MOCCA
On view from October 6th - November 3rd.
Galerie Art Mûr
5826 rue St-Hubert
(514) 933 0711
Melanie Authier : RBC Painting Competition
Recipiant of $15,000 award
Melanie Authier - Apocalyptic Picnic 60" x 72" acrylic on canvas
Congratulations to Melanie Authier who received an Honourable Mention for the 2007 RBC Painting Competition.
The exhibition of the fifteen semi-finalist pieces can be viewed online here or in at the locations listed below,
Ontario College of Art and Design
September 18 - 27, 2007
Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Université de Moncton
October 3 - 12, 2007
MacLaren Art Centre
October 17 - 24, 2007
Winnipeg Art Gallery
October 31 - November 11, 2007
Emily Carr Institute Art + Design
November 24 - December 1, 2007
Shayne Dark : In / Beyond Western New York
August 17th - October 28th, 2007
September 14th - 16th
Shayne Dark "Red Tide", installed at the Buffalo Arts Studio
Shayne Dark : Sunday, September 16th, 2-4pm
at The Buffalo Arts Studio
located at the Tri-Main Center
2495 Main Street, Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14214
"Into the Blue" installed at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
The work of 50 artists from Western New York and beyond will be unveiled over one weekend, September 14th - 16th, at 12 galleries throughout Buffalo Niagara. Beyond/In Western New York 2007 expands the boundaries of its predecessor In Western New York to include artists from throughout the Eastern Great Lakes region. The entire exhibition will be on view through October 19 (closing dates at individual venues vary).
The exhibition opens over the course of one weekend from Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16. Admission to all openings will be free.
For further information including suggested itineraries and maps, visit www.beyondinwny.org .
Doug Guildford is exhibiting a body of prints, drawings and sculptural installations
relating to the sea at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington Ontario.
The exhibition runs from April 1 - May 13, 2007 with the reception on Sunday, April 1st from 1-2pm.
Curated by Maralynn Cherry.
A jury has awarded Stathacos a residency for one year at the PS-122 Gallery in the East Village of New York, USA, starting in October.
“In the world of visual storytelling, interior designer Rebecca Last is a master.”
Read more about the work of Rebecca Last in this
Toronto Star article (pdf - 100kb)
Angela Grossmann's Birthday (2005) was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Canada for their permanent Contemporary Collection. This purchase follows Angela's being voted as the '#3 Most Influential Artists' by youth in the UK, where Angela was born.
Grossmann now lives and works in Vancouver and is represented by Dianne Ferris Gallery in BC, and Edward Day Gallery in Toronto.
Our own Penelope Stewart is the recipient of the 2006 International Sculpture Award. Her recent work Chora (2005), which was exhibited at the Australian Bienalle, places her silkscreened organza imagery into large-scale outdoor formats.
She is currently completing her MFA in Buffalo, NY, and will be exhibiting new work in the fall of 2006.
On the eve of February 14th, a bronze sculpture was stolen from a King Street location in downtown Toronto. If anyone has any information on the location of Dean's work (of the Bitch Pack series), please call Edward Day Gallery. All information will be confidential. The work is valued at $35,000.
Mary Sue Rankin, Kelly McCray.
(416) 921 6540
National Ballet School
Canada's National Ballet School recently purchased and commissioned Edward Day Gallery artist Tom Dean's bronze sculptures entitled Desire. The works are now installed at Canada's National Ballet School at 400 Jarvis Street Toronto, Canada.
Canada's National Ballet School strives to be an international leader in ballet training. Dedicated to advancing the art of ballet, NBS develops dance professionals in a student-centered environment by weaving innovation and evolving practice with the finest teaching traditions.
Agnes Etherington Art Gallery
The Agnes Etherington Art Gallery at Queen's University in Kingston has purchased a 50" x 38" mixed media work by Edward Day Gallery's Montreal-based artist Sophie Jodoin. This work will be included in the permanent collection of the AEAC along with over 13,000 works of art, and is the broadest and most diverse permanent and contemporary collection among Canadian university art galleries. We are proud to see Sophie join the AEAC's contemporary collection. The Agnes Etherington Art Center is located at University Avenue at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.
Orange County Museum of Art
Orange County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, USA, has acquired a major projection piece by Edward Day Gallery artist John Oswald. The massive three-panel work called instandstillness, of 2001, will be included into the Orange County's permanent collection.