At #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas street W, Toronto, they’re presenting Tina Tran’s “Femme Fatale” (below) which explores the notion that women do not have to reject their femininity in order to be seen as a force to be reckoned with. Details: www.hashtaggallery.com…and FLY’s friends Carlos & Tanzina (pictured below) of Artusiasm Gallery have several exciting shows coming up over the next few weeks. Visit their website for details: https://www.artusiasm.com/exhibition
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Sadly, the heat and humidity is keeping many art lovers (incl. FLY) home in the a/c, heeding the severe heat warnings but missing some great art…here are a number of shows to be held in well cooled galleries as well as the outdoor exhibitions for those happy to sweat it out in sun!
First off, our friends at Urban Gallery are launching their August group show, Art of Food, this coming Saturday Aug. 11 (2-5pm) at 400 Queen St E, Toronto. The show runs until Aug. 31st so lots of time to visit and support Canadian artists (see Listings page for details). Here are a few images to whet your appetite for this delicious show! www.urbangallery.ca
Cherries by Janna Kroupko (above)
Chili by A. Deshpande (above)
Who’s Chicken Now by Judy Sherman (above)
Last month, Urban Gallery celebrated 4 artists in their “Wild in the City” show featuring the works of Erik Chang, Libby Sims, Lindsey MacKay and Osvaldo Napoli. Below are photos from the opening reception….
Erik Chang (above)
Libby Sims with curator Allen Shugar (above)
Osvaldo Napoli (above)
Coming up next weekend (Aug 10-12), we also have the Artwalk in the Square (Shops at Don Mills) where friend of the FLY Grace Dam is showcasing her works – one of the FLY’s fave paintings is her “Canadian Icon – Canmore” which certainly cools us down just by looking at it! See the Listings page for details.FLY has been invited to Peter Triantos‘ special solo show on August 23rd so check the September issue to see Peter’s vibrant large format canvases and photos from the soiree. He paints with a vivid colour palette (see below) and his work hangs in many int’l private and corporate collections. In the interim, you can see his work here: www.petertriantos.com Everyone seems to be on summer holiday so if you’re visiting any galleries or shows over August, esp. in cottage country, do send the FLY your photos and details of the art as we’d be pleased to share with our readers. Email FLY at email@example.com