FLY is gonna be busy this month as spring is in the air and artists are busy opening shows and getting ready for the outdoor art fairs in the coming warmer months.
First off, FLY visited the fabulous MR. HYDDE at Coldstream Fine Art for the opening of his solo show “Happy Tyme”. The show features large colourful paintings of crazy characters and hidden meanings, all created with Mr Hyde’s usual humour and deft touch. Lots of artist friends came out to support Mr. Hydde’s show including Val Peter (L), Tanya Solonyka (C) and Michelle Dinelle (R) pictured belowThe gallery filled up fast… The gallery filled up fast with art lovers and those curious to explore the art and mind of Mr Hydde..and there were lots of ooo’s and aaah’s heard as visitors discovered favourite pieces and exciting provocative images…. Here’s Mr. Hydde himself chatting about his work:
FLY encourages you to visit Coldstream Fine Art and view Mr. Hydde’s work in person…the show runs throughout the month, closing on Saturday March 23rd. Coldstream Fine Art, 80 Spadina Ave, Ste. 208, Toronto. www.coldstreamfineart.com/ To learn more about the artist, visit his website: www.mrhydde.com
FLY was sad to learn that Artusiasm Gallery on St. Clair Ave West in Toronto just closed after 2 years. Owners Tanzina Amin and Carlos Sa Rodrigues (pictured below) supported Toronto’s arts community with solo and group shows, welcoming emerging as well as established artists to their cozy storefront gallery with warmth and respect. They will be hosting pop-up events so FLY wishes them well and looks forward to supporting their future endeavors.FLY’s friends at Urban Gallery are launching their 2019 exhibition line-up with their annual show from the Centennial College Fine Arts Studio 1st year students called SYZYGY. The show runs March 21 to 30. Opening reception: Sat. Mar. 23rd (2-5pm) Kindly RSVP to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org Info & directions: www.urbangallery.ca
The Power Plant down on Toronto’s Harbourfront offers lots of hands-on activities for the family during March break, along with regular shows. Check their website now for details: http://www.thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents.aspx
Patel Gallery, 1151 Queen East opens with its inaugural group show (March 1 to 31) featuring 10 Canadian artists who work with paint and other media to conjure images, objects, and impressions of created symbols, cultures, and environments that express unique meaning and perspective. Details: https://patel.gallery/
General Hardware Contemporary at 1520 Queen West, is showcasing the work of Paul Collins with his solo show Marginalia (March 2-31). Details: http://generalhardware.ca/
So many more galleries and public installations to visit…..thank you for supporting Canadian artists.
Next month, FLY will feature the photographic art of Lori Ryerson whose stunning photos of remote yet beautiful landscapes & manipulated graphic images will be hosted at Urban Gallery, 400 Queen St East, Toronto.