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December 22 - 29, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday, December 22, 4-6 pm
Arta Gallery is delighted to invite you to the opening reception of Clifford Jean-Félix’s solo exhibition; “The Immortals”. This is a great opportunity to view paintings by the talented Montreal artist, on display for a limited time in Toronto.
December 9 - 21, 2006
Rachael Abah-Roth, Mahtab Abdollahi, Jon Butler, Mustafa Cetin, Joyce Fournier, Christa Gampp, Clifford Jean Felix, Lucas Lemonnier, Vishal Misra, Shelly Richardson, Jacqueline Staikos and Teresa Van Neste
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9, 4-6 pm
Landscape has long been a source of inspiration among artists. Although it may be classified as a traditional subject, it will never grow old. Artists are forever finding new ways of seeing and experiencing the theme as we see in this group show where landscapes range from natural to imagined.
December 2 - 8, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 5-8 pm
"Keys are unable to unlock.
People are forbidden to bond.
Expressions are obsessive,
Colours are lost in temptation,
And Bahman's images reveal the secret key."
-Ramin Lebastchi, Filmmaker.
November 18 - 30, 2006
Mahtab Abdollahi, Sam Anvari, Gabrielle Fisher, Rosa Guasch, Larisa Krivoi, Olga Radocaj, Amy Roger, Ellen Sears, Chris Snedden, Jacqueline Staikos, Julia Yakobi and Soheila Zarrabi
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 4-6 pm
November 2 - 16, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5-8 pm
Aydin Aghdashloo is truly an Original. As an Artist, Thinker and Human being he represents rich and vibrant culture of the civilization that is perhaps not fully understood and appreciated. With thousands of years of history expanding well beyond ours this region of the world produced many great minds that influenced various civilizations.
Aghdashloo is one of those minds - his influence can be seen not only in Tehran, where he works as an Artist, teacher and mentor, but even here in North America where celebrities like Shohreh Aghdashloo - an Oscar R nominated actress can trace her influence to Aydin's presence in her live in 70-ties. His childhood friend Abbas Kiarostami a Palme d'Or, Cannes Festival winner is just another example.
The pieces that comprise Aydin Unlimited was assembled to celebrate the artist 66 birthday and to share this important and historically significant collection with Canadians.
Aydin Aghdashloo Official Website:
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October 14 - 14, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 5-8 pm
Edition One "Genius Loves Company" is about exploring how the arts complement and often give birth to one another.
September 22 - October 12, 2006
Erika Bampfer Deery
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23, 5-7pm
The eye of the artist, the inner vision, an ancient eye, entering mystery and letting it speak its depth, connects to deep universal experiences. To me, when a sense of intuition meets the silence of the paper, it is, as if by moving over that stillness, the brush and paint attempt to capture what I can only describe as a vibrancy of being alive. The enigma of aesthetics, I do believe, speaks not of perfection, but of treasuring life.
September 9 - 22, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2-5 pm
Works on paper by Canadian artist.
September 1 - 7, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 5-7pm
Join the artist for a special evening and screening of "fluidity" a documentry highlighting David Meekison's mechanized spiral generator and a rare glimpse into the mind of the artist.
August 18 - 31, 2006
Afsheadeh Abbasnezhad, Marion Bartlett, Nick Biagini, Ashleigh Culham, Julie Himel, Olga Kotova, Ashleigh Culham, Darlean Morris and Tania Pernar
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18, 5-7pm
“Endless Layers” is an exhibition of painting, ceramic and sculpture. It is a song of the soul and exploration of mind which is laid out in color, shape and texture. Come and visit this showcase of talent and insight at Arta Gallery.
August 3 - 17, 2006
Katherine Ahlberg, Bev Jenkins, David Lowe, Eileen Millen, Kinkar Ram Sharma, Vicky Talwar and Paul Teolis
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3, 5-7pm
This group show is certain to excite your visual senses. Aesthetica features a collection of artworks in various media including paintings that explore colour and texture by using a combination of mixed media. Stone sculpture and photography adds to the variety of pieces and we know they will appeal to all tastes in art and beauty.
July 14 - 27, 2006
Sayeeda Ali, Bernadette Badali, Craig Beal, Heinz Krautberger, David Meekison, Michelle Montague, Scott Pattinson, Marcia Schnoor
Opening Reception: Friday July 14, 5-7pm
Join us for the opening of Abstract is...a group show of various artists working in oil and acrylic, united under the common theme of Abstract painting. Inspired by medium, emotions and experience, the artists participating in this show inspire and new a different experience with every viewer.
June 30 - July 13, 2006
Fatima Garzan-Fiozi, Fatima Jamil Faiz, Soheila Esfahani, May Bechara Daoud, Rafi Eilon, Emanuel Pontes, Olga Kotova, and Susan Fisher
Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 5-8pm
A superb collection of artworks in different media! A showcase of talent and insight of the Canadian as well as international artists. The exhibition, richly presented in material and meaning, is an experience of vivid aesthetics.
June 17 - 29, 2006
Sam Chan, Janos Gardonyi, Abbas Kiarostami, Liza Kurtz, Bob Matyas, Kamelia Pezeshki and Tikta Seddighi
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17, 4-7 pm
June 3 - 15, 2006
Erika Baempfer Deery, Bonnie Brooks, Adrian Heenan, Kate MacMillan, Sheena McGoogan, Dean Munroe, Scott Pattison, Candice Raquel Lee, Beverley Shukyn, Burigude Zhang
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 4-7pm
Painting, sculpture, and jewellery.
May 17 - 31, 2006
Photography by Sam Chan
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 17, 6-9pm
Globalization is nothing new. To talk about it is to explore the need to conquer new territory and expand one’s interconnections which has existed since our very beginning. It is as deeply ingrained into the human condition as any living creature’s need to survive. With the Streets of Cine series of photo montages, Sam tackles the concepts of relationships, interconnections, progression, and “fiction as non-fiction” through cinematic, narrative sequences. Exhibiting as part of the CONTACT 2006 Toronto Photography Festival. The photojournalistic approach to globalization Has Been Done – It’s time for something different.
May 4 - 14, 2006
Sheridan Crafts and Design Program - Textiles Studio
Opening Reception: Thursday May 4, 7-10pm
She's Crafty is a collection of textile objects produced by the graduating class of Sheridan College Crafts and Design Textile Studio. The exhibition is a celebration of craft and its ability to connect with people through the handmade mark.
Amy Belanger, Kate Busby, Norah Deacon, Cara D Grover, Thea Haines, Amy Imrie, Bettina Lee, Airin McGuinty, Ashlee Meszaros, Nicole Rahim, Fern Louise Ritchie, Sarah Sanders, Krissy Vanderzande and Ange Yake
April 22 - 30, 2006
Ali Kaviani, Hamid Karimi, Heidi Evans and Peter Laventhall
Opening Reception: Saturday April 22, 4-7pm
These four artists presented in e*motion bring movement and life into their work by illuminating their surroundings with a theatrical spotlight. By capturing dynamic and breathtaking images, the stillness of a picture is contrasted with free-flowing movements. Ranging from painting to digital abstract photography, each artist interprets expressions of reality and the ordinary in their most abstract and pure form. Life represented through dance, music, color and city lights communicate a sense of the liberated rhythm nature adopts.
March 24 - April 6, 2006
Opening Reception: Saturday March 25, 4-7pm
The photographs presented in the Red Solitude Collection have been taken using three over lapped filters of selected colors to generate and at the same time intensify the color Red in the medium. This style of photography is called "Black and Red" by the artist. No digital alteration or manipulation has been done on any of the photographs. It is worth to mention that all the people present in this collection have been photographed in daily life situations and the scenes are neither choreographed nor prearranged.
March 4 - 16, 2006
David Brown, Clairelise Folch, Ania Pavienko
Opening Reception: Saturday March 4, 4-7pm
Working in mixed media and encaustic, David creates collages which are a visual record of human interaction. Juxtaposing materials and messages, he combines colours, found objects, and recycled typography to illustrate the diversity and vitality of city dwelling. Fusing urban culture & artifact, David’s abstract snapshots give us an opportunity to take a new look at the beauty and richness of our environment.
Clairelise Folch-Fischer uses collage intuitively as her paint brush, exploring the relationship between parts and the whole, chaos and order. Her work expresses symbolic communication through metaphor and at times translates travel experiences into images. Her work is represented in public and private collections.
For Anya, painting is “an intuitive, creative expression of ideas and feelings for color, space, universal truth and the need to adapt to the changes taking place all over the world”.
February 9 - 16, 2006
Sayeeda Ali, Trina St'Onge, Joan Mackay and Eva Nicholls
Opening Reception: Saturday February 11, 4-7pm
Arta Gallery is pleased to present Rhythmic Patterns, a body of selected paintings, painted bottles and a variety of textures and shapes of stones by four Artists: Sayeeda Ali, Eva Nicholls, Trina St'Onge and Joan Mackay. Even though the artists use various media in their own exploration of life, all the artworks share rich and powerful parameters of tone, texture, color and rhythm representing still life, home & garden and landscapes. The artworks reflect the artists’ interest in the natural materials as well as man made objects both for their visual value and their symbolism.