July 25 – August 5, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 6 - 9 p.m.
Light Bringers, Positive Thinking & Currents of Being
Gallery 1313 doesn’t shy away from hosting eclectic exhibitions. On July 25 three very different exhibitions shared a reception. Artist Diana Dickson’s exhibition in the Process Gallery, Positive Thinking: What Does it Look like was colourful and calming while Light Bringers had some disturbing and powerful works.
John Nobrega‘s Philosopher’s Wall (oil on linen) stood out as did Jennifer Humphrie‘s paintings, Dr. Lecter.
Other works were equally strong and curator Lucero Miltxorena did a great job of pulling together a group of artists with a variety of approaches to expressing their dark side. Propraetor‘s ink on paper drawings were meticulous and detailed.
Orlee Andromedae‘s small dark canvases held their own. Fox Xoft had a grouping of her works – some on rag paper and others were mixed on board - all colourful and dark at the same time.
The evening had video screenings by artist Jubal Brown and later a performance by artist, musican ϟ†Nϟ with accompanying video. Both pieces were mezmerizing.
In the Cell Gallery, Gallery 1313 member, Audrey Smith received guests for her first solo exhibit, Circles of Being. Her figurative blue paintings were a hit and she sold several.
The evening was fun and you couldn’t have experienced a wider range of works in most Toronto galleries.
And it was all good.
Text and photo by Phil Anderson