Sex Worker, Truth & Archetype opens on Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Oct 4, 2014 7PM-7AM and runs until Oct. 23rd


 

Timely Art Exhibition Challenging Society’s

Perceptions of Sex Work


Sex Worker, Truth & Archetype, is a documentary based art installation that explores the personal lives of sex workers through film and photography. The exhibit challenges society's perception of a sex worker by documenting a worker's reality through intimate video interviews, and photographs that depict each sex worker’s archetype, how sex workers see themselves through basically any personification of culture, morals, values and mythology. To empower witnesses, and ensure the exhibition accurately expresses each sex worker's truth, the documentary used an open-consent form that allowed each witness to vett the audio-visual content that represents them. A sound scape installation explores the inner complexities of the body and mind. By examining stereotype and myth against each worker's truth and archetype, the exhibit challenges the public to redefine who or what is a sex worker.

Esther Bukareff and Barbara Greczny have teamed up to produce a non-traditional documentary, close to two years in the making. Esther states, “As Canada enters an historic era of legalized sex work, this timely exhibit explores the archetype and reality, by facilitating a platform for sex workers to speak for themselves.”

Barbara says, “The documentary tradition, in the past, focused on the photography and the film-based media. Today documentary has spilled over into the Internet and, in our case, into an art gallery. It is no longer just about sound, film or photography and their division. It is a discourse about the interaction between these media and others, as well as about other multi-media approaches like installation art.”

Produced by Esther Buckareff and Barbara Greczny with contributing Sound Artist Michelle Breslin.

The exhibit opens on Scotiabank Nuit Blanche October 4th, 2014 7PM to 7AM running until October 23rd at Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul St. Toronto, ON Wednesday to Saturday 12PM to 5PM.




 

Audio Paintings by The Sharron McLeod Fauxtet with special guest Elliott Levin

Audio Paintings by The Sharron McLeod Fauxtet with special guest Elliott Levin

Venue: Beaver Hall Art Gallery, 29 McCaul Street, Toronto, M5T 1V7 
Date: Fri Jun 20th to Sun 22nd  8:00pm
Ticket Price: $20 per night, plus booking fee
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Event Information: 1-647-710-9566,
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Doors: 7:30pm

Songstress at large Sharron McLeod brings her celebrated Fauxtet to the Beaver Hall Art Gallery, for 3 unique concerts as part of the 2014 TD Toronto Jazz Festival, with special guest poet and reedman Elliott Levin for Audio Paintings, including new original work by 
Ms McLeod. This event also marks the release of the first single from her original recording project inspired by the life and works of Frida Kahlo. The single ‘TOAD’ can be previewed and is available to buy at https://sharronmcleod.bandcamp.com/

Ms McLeod’s current Fauxtet ensemble includes Kevin Barrett on guitars, Nabil Amarshi and Artie Roth on basses and Mark Hundevad on drums and vibraphone.

Also joining The Sharron McLeod Fauxtet on June 21st, 2014 is songwriter Corey Cousineau with whom Ms. McLeod has been collaborating for almost 2 years.

DOC NOW Fesival: Consumption Overload - Michael Kim


Consumption Overload is a photo project which addresses human impact on the environment. Comprising a body of large-scale photomontages, projections and a photographic book, assembled from downloaded photographs from the Internet, it presents a range of problems that we face today including air pollution, climate change, deforestation and nuclear disasters. These multi-layered photomontages explore the altered landscapes and ecosystems that we inhabit and which we have manipulated for our needs.

Opening Reception: June 7th, 3-6pm 
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul St, Toronto

May 31st - June 15th
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 12-4, Sat-Sun 12-5

The DOC NOW Festival celebrates the work of established and emerging documentary practitioners from Ryerson University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media. Established in 2007, Ryerson’s Documentary Media program is the only MFA degree program in Canada dedicated to developing tomorrow’s documentary filmmakers and visual artists.


Susan Sturman + Jerzy Galecki


Susan Sturman - paintings and works on paper
Jerzy Galecki - mixed media

Opening reception: Friday, May 23, 7- 9pm
Beaver Hall Art Gallery
29 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
The gallery will remain open May 24 & May 25, 1 - 6pm


Contact: 
jerzyga@sympatico.ca  or ssturman@total.net

DOUGLAS HAYNES: SPLIT DIAMOND PAINTINGS TO PRESENT



DOUGLAS HAYNES:   SPLIT DIAMOND PAINTINGS TO PRESENT

April 16- May 13

Hours:  Thursday– Sunday, 11 a.m -5 p.m.
or by appointment: 416-893-5784
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul Street, Toronto


DOUGLAS HAYNES,   a celebrated senior Canadian artist born in Regina, Saskatchewan  in 1936. Haynes  late modernist paintings have challenged and engaged their audience for over five decades in Canada.  His paintings and artistic processes have influenced a generation of younger contemporary Canadian artists. Curators have compared Haynes works  to American colour field artists such as Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitzki and Canadian Jack Bush.  This exhibition will highlight a well documented series  known as the “Split Diamond paintings”,  a series produced in  the late 1970’s and continuing up in to the early 1980’s.  The exhibition will also focus on other notable and more recent works from  Douglas Haynes magnificent  career.  


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