Upcoming Exhibition: Victorian Revival by Izaak Sacrebleu

Coldstream Fine Art is pleased to present new work by Toronto-based painter Izaak Sacrebleu in his second solo exhibition, Victorian Revival. Drawing his subject matter for the most part from art and design history, Sacrebleu’s work serves as a dialogue between the tropes of contemporary painting and our generation’s tendency to dwell on nostalgic imageries. The result is a body of work that poses nostalgia as a symptom of the reluctance to our newfound excess of information.

Exhibition Dates: August 10th - September 16th, 2017
Public Opening: August 10th, 2017 from 6pm - 9pm

A Tiresome Affair, 2017 © Izaak Sacrebleu

A Tiresome Affair, 2017 © Izaak Sacrebleu

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Structures of Perception: Mara Gajic
Curated by Christine McLean

Through conceptual play with language and personal symbolism, the bodies of work, Figure/Form and Small Talk, seek to illuminate possible structures of perception, while acknowledging the role of photography as an alternate, optical universe. Mara Gajic is a Toronto-based artist and graduate of OCAD University. Her image-based practice is driven by elements of performance to explore open narratives of self-construct, personal psychology and the quiet space between imagination and reality.

Small Talk #1, 2014 © Mara Gajic

Small Talk #1, 2014 © Mara Gajic

Upcoming Exhibition: Squeezed by Gareb Shamus

Coldstream Fine Art is pleased to present the work of New York-based painter Gareb Shamus in his first Canadian exhibition, Squeezed. The artworks that comprise this body of work are the culmination of meticulous planning and execution. Gareb plans out patterns, colours, and shapes and then carefully applies thick droplets of paint to form meaningful works of art.

Exhibition Dates: July 8th - August 2nd, 2017
Public Opening: July 8th, 2017 with Artist Talk at 3:30pm
 

Installation View, Squeezed, 2017 © Coldstream Fine Art

Installation View, Squeezed, 2017 © Coldstream Fine Art

Congrats This City II Artists!

Congratulations to all of the artists who exhibited in our Contact Photography Festival show, This City II! A broad spectrum of perspectives of the city of Toronto from landscapes to portraits, this group of work was a sequel to our Contact show last year. 

Installation View, This City II, 2017 © Christine McLean

Installation View, This City II, 2017 © Christine McLean

Art Gems Auction

We had such a wonderful time at the 11th annual Art Gems auction this week in Toronto! The event surpassed its goal and raised $190,000!!! These funds benefit Creative Works Studio, an initiative which offers arts-based activities and involvement for those suffering with mental illness. Art therapy! We were so happy to have contributed pieces to the auction (from Harrison Taylor and Alex Landon Richardson), and congratulate all the artists, participants, and attendees on their much-needed generosity. The more supported and normalized mental illness becomes, the more healing can take place.

Michael Landsberg addresses the crowd at the 11th annual Art Gems 

Michael Landsberg addresses the crowd at the 11th annual Art Gems 

Congrats Deanna Burns!

Congrats to Deanna Burns, the second of two OCAD SCIN students to use our project space for their graduating project. Deanna exhibited her mesmerizing Beneath The Surface video installation from March 21st until April 1st. Great stuff Deanna!

Congrats Talia Teeger!

Congrats to Talia Teeger, the first of two OCAD SCIN students to use our project space for their graduating project. Talia exhibited her Tablula Rasa series of mesh wire sculptural pieces and received great reviews and even sold several works. Nice work Talia!

"Details, Details" Exhibition

Our current exhibition, "Details, Details", featuring the work of Toronto-based artists Ben Sellick & Mr. Hydde, is fresh in the gallery, having just opened last week. The pieces on show demonstrate an extraordinary attention to detail and have a youthful vibe.

OCAD SCIN Exhibitions

Coldstream Fine Art is proud to be hosting the exhibitions of two talented OCAD students! Talia Teeger currently has her work on display, and Deanna Burns will be unveiling hers on March 23rd. Both are graduating from OCAD's Sculpture and Installation program. We're excited to be involved and have already had enthusiastic responses from visitors to the gallery. 

We're Heading To Armory Week

We'll be attending the Armory Week art fairs in New York City this week. We'll be attending The Armory Show, Spring/Break, Scope, Pulse, and NADA. As well as a few cool exhibits and events happening around town peripherally to the fairs. Reach-out if you'll be in New York for the fairs!
The gallery will be closed March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. 
We reopen next Tuesday, March 7th for our new exhibition: Details, Details, a two-person show by Ben Sellick and Mr. Hydde. 

Site of The Armory Show art fair during Armory Week in New York City

Site of The Armory Show art fair during Armory Week in New York City