FLY recently dropped in to Toronto’s Blitz Art Gallery located at 101 Richmond St East (south side, just W of Jarvis) for the launch of their latest group show “Being and Belonging”. Artist and friend Morgan Sheardown, famous for his “Raining Cows”, has a couple of canvases in this new group show (thanks for allowing FLY borrow this photo, Morgan).The space itself has lots of great wall space for hanging artwork and the lighting is perfect. Most of the artists are unknown to FLY however several were happy to share their stories, such as Heather Gentleman (below) whose work on show featured portraits of Indigenous women warriors of Britain during the Roman invasions. These women are Celts, Druids, Picts, Gauls and Britons. The working name of Heather’s series is Parallax. The meaning of the word is the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions. Congrats, Heather, FLY loved this tease of your upcoming full series show. FLY was also pleased to meet the award-winning Canadian artist, Susan N. Stewart (below) who’s known for hip and exciting contemporary art that transforms spaces. She’s also the founder of Flick the Switch Artists’ Collective in Toronto.
Marina Doukas was busy posing for photos (below)…her work is vibrant and full of energy.Portraits, cloudscapes, landscapes and cool photographic works are all part of the show… FLY would like to thank Angela Kim and gallery owner Hui An for their hospitality and for supporting Canadian artists.
Website: www.blitzartgallery.com (currently undergoing upgrade)