Station Independent Projects Opening

Station Independent Projects opened their new space Friday evening on September 22, 2023 on Geary Avenue in Toronto. Its mandate is to organize exhibitions and events with a focus on artist advocacy and specializes in discovering new emerging and mid-career artists that are not represented by galleries and organizes shows to connect artists to broader audiences.

Station Independent Projects Opening Reception on September 22. Photo: Leah Oates

Part of the Geary Art Crawl, Terrain #2, the current photography exhibition runs till October 7th, 2023, featuring artists: Paul Brandejs, Margaret Kittel Canale, Bob Carnie, Konstantin Dzjubei, David Akio Grant, Leah Oates, Kamelia Pezeshki, Corrine Laurice Pulicay, Jessica Sarrazin and Max St-Jacques.

.Margaret Kittel Canale, We built this city on rock & roll, photograph on metal, 24” x 18”

David Akio Grant, Ginza Cinema, photograph, 12″ x 18″

Prior to opening the gallery in the Lower East Side in New York City and in Toronto, Station Independent Projects had organized exhibitions in the New York City, Chicago and Toronto area for over twenty-five years with numerous galleries, art fairs and non-profits.

Station Independent Projects Gallery Director, Leah Oates in front of her work. Photo: Phil Anderson

Leah Oates is the founder of Station Independent Projects, originally a Lower East Side gallery in NYC at two venues from 2012 to 2017. Oates received a B.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for Postgraduate study at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. She has been organizing shows for approximately 25 years at venues such as The Scope Art Fair, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Peer Gallery, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Chashama, Artists Space, Nurture Art, Usagi NYC Gallery and Gallery 1313.

Station Independent Projects Opening Reception on September 22. Photo: Phil Anderson

Steve Rockwell

*Exhibition information: Terrain #2 / Group show, September 22 – October 7, 2023, 220 Geary Avenue #2B, Toronto. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun: 1 – 6 pm.

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