It’s All About the Colours. Each of the 8 photographers has a unique perspective: An image may show a dash of colour in an otherwise black and white scene or a multitude of colours exhibiting the beauty of the subject.
What is certain is that all the images will inform the viewer of the impact of colour(s), or lack there-of in each work of art.
Fabricate: to lie or to make art, the lie that tells the truth. FABRICATORS tells truths of our time. Sheila Thompson felts landscapes of our climate future. Tom Beechinor’s sewing machine produces sound, not garments, to accompany a poem of the end times. Beverley Daniels weaves not garments but city grids from city garbage.
David Griffin: Music of Surfaces. “When I draw, I get to hold in my hands things that are otherwise beyond me: geometries of growth, or bridges between nerves, or chaotic patterns of fire and the Sun.”
Students of Centennial Fine Art Studio present “Iceberg”: an exploration of our diverse inner lives and our place in the contemporary world.
Students of Centennial Fine Art Studio present their current body of work that explores themes and meanings of “Decomposition”, from literal translations of decay, to political commentary, confronting environmental issues, ideas of loss of identity and beyond.
Valued: the Artists’ Network Volunteer Show. Let’s appreciate the dedicated time of our volunteers, large or small, and treasure their enthusiasm for our shared world of art!
Face to Face: Portrait Show provides an opportunity to honour role models, or individuals who impact the life of the participating artists.
Did you know that yellow is the brightest colour the human eye can see? The art of “Hello Yellow” will lift our spirits with a warm, cheerful energy that yellow can evoke on the snowy grey days ahead.
The Still Life has a long history, going back to early Egyptian and Roman times, and was recognized as a respected art genre in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries. Although the definition alludes to being “without movement or life”, we challenge artists to bring it into a modern context with their own interpretation.
Chance encounters: works by Kat Palmer. Chance encounters can be pleasant, lovely, worrying and sometimes a bit scary. This collection of work includes encounters between humans, including the troubled icons, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, and between inanimate objects and other creatures with unpredictable results.
Putting the Pieces Back Together: An Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaic Art. Mosaic is an artform about creating something beautiful from hundreds of individual pieces, with the result being greater than the sum of its parts. The theme is also figurative: Individually and collectively, Canadians are also trying to put the pieces of their lives and communities back together.
Spellbound: Paintings of Entanglement by Joanna Strong. An exhibition exploring entanglement and connection, in which objects are seen as magical artifacts and transcendent worlds.
‘Livication’ is ‘dedication’ transformed, just like this collection of artworks is the world transformed into a more harmonious space which is inclusive of all people who share this energy. The artworks reflect respect for the goodness of the world making a place for others from all backgrounds, focussing on their gifts and allowing roots to grow vs solitude and isolation.
Colour is all around us, yet it’s only rarely that we REALLY stop to absorb and reflect on it. To genuinely feel its power. We know that colour can energise us, soothe us, upset us and uplift us. But what else is colour capable of? Are there new ways in which colour can be used to reach us, and make us truly take notice?
Josy Thomas’ latest show, Twisted Spirit, is a personal view of his life and expresses his feelings through his unique artistic voice. The show opened in the Musée Maison Amérindienne and will be showing in Toronto, at the Leslie Grove, in August.
Five artists guide you through the life and sounds of woodlands and meadows in the Canadian Boreal forest. From distant fields, dappled light-filled trees, urban ravines, leaves and flowers underfoot. To want to preserve something, we must first love it. This show celebrates the love of the forest, touching all our senses. Come into the forest with us.
Art Gala Forum, a collective of 8 artists from around the world, who have worked together since 2005, is excited to present our work for the first time at the Leslie Grove Gallery.
Urban Grit is a series of paintings completed in my artist studio in Winnipeg. I was working as a night guard at Union Station for Via Rail, and every night I was up on the train platform, the steel beams below and the skyscrapers above.
Juried by John Gagné, Breakthrough PLUS showcases the work of students, emerging and established artists working in clay and glass. The exhibition at Leslie Grove Gallery pairs with work at Gagne Contemporary and together boldly expresses the excellence and expression of Ontario artists creating both sculptural and functional work.
“Misunderstanding Memory” is a solo photography exhibition where the photographer, Caley Taylor, explores the process and inaccuracy of our memories.
This show is a dynamic mix of artwork that balances the love and respect we hold for our natural world while drawing attention to the devastating changes affecting us due to climate change. In doing so, we can, as artists, add our voices to the call for action now!
Leslie Grove Gallery is hosting the group show Technicolour, displaying the works of emerging artists from Centennial College’s Fine Arts Studio program.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to acknowledge and honour the achievements of women all over the world.
To honour the day, Leslie Gallery is celebrating the achievements of thirty-two women artists’ and increasing their visibility in the fine arts community.
Whether it’s folks we’ve known since childhood or a kindred spirit we’ve recently met, friendships hold us together. These are the people with whom we share our joys and laughter and support us through the hard times. To celebrate such friendships, Leslie Grove Gallery is now featuring the artworks of seventeen Artists’ Network members and their kindred spirits in the PLUS ONE Members Show.
What art forms make your heart sing and feed your soul? Leslie Grove Gallery is honoured to present 30 artworks that were influenced by a genre outside of the one in which they were created.
Resurfacing—is an external exploration of surface and the material qualities of paint, as well as a reflection on a personal journey.
These three artists have been painting together in a studio on Queen Street West for over 10 years. Their influence on each other’s work and common inspiration of nature have been the constant glue to their collaboration.
Navigating significant shifts in day-to-day realities, the loss of life and love I thought would last forever. This work was born out of an exploration of both theme and medium to form a bridge back to myself, an attempt to find peace within upheaval…
Sister artists Kate Taylor and Helen Utsal work independently and together on the artworks in this exhibition.
August 25 to September 12, 2021
Re-inventing the Ancient Mosaic Flow in a Contemporary Style. Featuring 17 artists from across Ontario.
Wisdom of Kinship features 28 artworks by 11 Indigenous artists from Ontario, Quebec and Massachusetts, USA. Curated by Métis artist and educator Diane Montreuil, with the support of invited guest curator, Metis multi-disciplinary artist and knowledge carrier Nathalie Bertin.
Inspired by the Salon des Refusés of 1863, where you would have found the masterpieces of Manet, Courbet, Cezanne and Pissarro, join us in celebrating works “not selected” or “refused” during 2019.
The JUNE Riverdale ArtWalk has moved online so that you can experience the art and shop from the safety of your own home! 100 Artists featured. Over 3,000 original pieces of art for sale!
Before COVID-19 shut the world down, Reece travelled to Jamaica in January 2020 to discover the parts of the island that her father knew best.
Landscape Art remains one of the oldest and most popular genres, continuing to thrive even into the 21st century. It’s no surprise that Canadian artists lead the way by interpreting and redefining the diverse natural beauty we see around us every day. Whether traditional or contemporary or impressionist or abstract, the 39 artworks in this show describe a sense of place and expand our definition of it.
Four Toronto-based artists have come together to share with you their different perspectives on the world around us.
March 16-21, 2021
With the way things are now, many of us find ourselves teeter-tottering back and forth. Everything changing. And so, in this time of ebb and flow, we must learn to ride the waves. While we may not know exactly how to do this, we do know that making artwork about it is an essential step in figuring it out.
Being an artist involves moving through and outside of convention. It means taking large strides, making bold moves, and learning to embrace risk. All this, to create something special, even spectacular. Twenty-eight outstanding – abstract and figurative – works to inspire all art lovers!
The Artists’ Network Annual V is for Volunteer Art Show was a time to celebrate and thank our volunteers – our Riverdale ArtWalk and ArtWalk in the Square volunteers, and member volunteers serving on committees.