Saturday, 31 March 2012


For the first year, Maximum Exposure will occupy The Gladstone Hotel's third and fourth floors for the entire month of April. Outliers presents the photography of six emerging artists as selected by a distinguished panel of industry representatives. The Outliers exhibition offers an in-depth view into a body of work from these distinguished artists and acts as a precursor to the work exhibited in Fourth Year Thesis Show on the second floor at the Gladstone, opening April 27th.
Outliers will display work by Chris Dale, Elaine Chan-Dow, Monica Emme, Gio Foschino, Fraser McCallum, and Marisa Tratnik. Outliers was curated by Alice Dixon, Exhibition Coordinator of Gallery 44, and Persilia Caton, Artistic Project Manager of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 3rd & 4th Floors, 1214 Queen St W., Toronto
When: April 3rd - April 29th, 2012, Opening Reception Friday April 27th, 7-10pm

Friday, 30 March 2012


Xpace hosted FEAST 04 this past weekend where guests gathered to hear out artist proposals for micro-funding while dining on some fantastic vegetarian food. Zach Pearl won the vote to develop his website Wrecking Ball TO. For the student grant, Melissa Luk took the prize to develop her comics newspaper.

FEAST 05 will be taking place on Sunday July 29, 2012, 6pm, @ Xpace Cultural Centre. If you are interested in attending the next FEAST, tickets will be available in July. Join FEAST's mailing list on, or email

Check out a column written by Grid Toronto about the latest FEAST event by clicking here.

Here are some photos from the event:

Thursday, 29 March 2012

DIY Terrarium & Sand-Art

XPACE held a do-it-yourself terrarium and sand-art workshop this past month. Check-check-check it out...


Saturday, 17 March 2012


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Friday, 16 March 2012

Upcoming Exhibitions!

MAIN SPACE / Yesterday’s Today, Tomorrow (as part of IMAGES Festival)


Curated by: Vikki Dziuma
Participating Artists: Susan Campbell, Aryen Hoekstra, Brianna Lowe, Aamna Muzaffar, Tyler Muzzin, Nickey Runham, Andrew Zealley   
March 30th – April 21st, 2012.  
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th, 7-11pm

Yesterday's Today, Tomorrow investigates impermanence and the recontextualization of art and history through digital media. The artists in this exhibition reference historical means of representation and delineate contemporary modes of interpretation in the information age. Each artist emphasizes the presence of historical documents and/or methodologies in art and culture through appropriation and process-based initiatives. The execution and representation of these subjects are unified by their ephemerality, exhibited through the contingent ambiguities of their content, physical properties, and separation from their historical context. Impermanence is perpetuated by technological developments in production as well as the various devices mediating such experiences. Yesterday's Today, Tomorrowis both transient and contingent - a precarious affiliation with both yesterday and tomorrow.

10 Second Objects


Participating artist: Nadia Belerique
March 30th – April 28th, 2012. Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th, 7-11pm

Using constructed and found images, Belerique aims to disclose and reveal photography’s ability to transform through work based on light and illusion.  She employs photographic tropes highlighting its construction and materiality over subject.  Her interest is primarily in the experience of a shifting perspective in the search for possible meanings. In the work 10 Second Objects Belerique bends over backwards to bridge the gap between ‘being’ and ‘performing’.

Bending Over Backwards and Flogging A Dead Horse

Participating artist:
Hannah Hilary Enke
March 30th –April 21st. Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th, 7-11pm

Over a period of two years Hannah Enkel has collected various items and observations while working as a house cleaner.  Taken from the vacuum bags of the houses Hannah Enkel cleans at, this project is a collection of those contents. Enkel has created an archive: contained, dated and labelled with descriptive observations of situations involving the stranger’s belongings seen at these houses. Cleaning houses has given her the opportunity to  inhabit stranger’s intimate spaces and form opinions about them from the things that they own, as well as their (often strange) habits. Collecting both observations and debris that is obviously unwanted; (fallen food, dust, hair etc.) and placing them in the same container, highlights Enkel’s seemingly invisible role within private spaces that have been made public through her presence.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

OCAD alumn and medal-winner

OCAD alumn and medal-winner

Georgia Dickie. See Press Release below.


Stephanie Fielding
Assistant Director
then gallery
225 sterling rd, unit 20
toronto, on


six hundred and seventy eight feet

march 30 april 20 2012
opening Friday March 30 7:30-11:30
then gallery
225 sterling rd, unit 20

then gallery is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Toronto based sculptor Georgia Dickie. Making direct reference to the proximity of her studio to the gallery's location, six hundred and seventy eight feet is an installation created through performance. Dickie will orchestrate a team to arrange and assemble combinations and associations of objects with an emphasis on process and material experimentation. Dickie's studio - the site of accumulation - will become a practice space and the gallery a resting place for objects on the verge of transposition.

An accompanying publication of drawings, studio fragments and installation documentation will be made available.

Georgia Dickie is a Toronto-based sculptor who addresses the complexities of contemporary object-based practice. Relying heavily on chance, her work is characterized by a deep interest in found materials and their inherent limitations. She received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2011, and her work has been included in a number of group shows including Shore for Shore, Alexandria, Egypt, Chopped and Screwed MKG127, Toronto, Bless this Mess Deleon White Gallery, Toronto and Bitch Slap at Thrush Holmes Empire, Toronto.

then gallery and bookshop
tues to sat 10 - 6
225 sterling rd, unit 20
toronto, on, Canada