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Opening Tonight

Starting at 7pm, the Northern Contemporary Gallery is hosting Off Brand, an art show that is commentary, criticism and everything in between.

Located at 1605 Queen Street West in Toronto, the show will run until October 22, 2019.

October 17, 2019

Sylvie Fong’s Cheery Ode to Spring

April 11, 2019

Alëna Skarina’s Latest Art

Caretaker by Alëna Skarina, watercolour on paper.

January 4, 2019

Maurice Vellekoop at the Toronto Ferry Terminal

Maurice’s art commissioned by the Lake Effect Collective is currently on outdoor display at the Island Ferry Terminal.


Blair Drawson’s Most Recent Paintings and Verses

Since 1982, Reactor has been publishing portfolios, prints and small editions of its artists’ work. Reactor first published Blair Drawson’s work as a limited edition portfolio of erotic images titled, “The Candy Apple”. Now Reactor Publishing brings you more Drawson art in a small edition book titled, “Paintings & Verses 1”. The 9 by 12 inch selfcover book is 36 pages and features 33 new paintings and verses. If you are interested, the book is $20.00 and is available by email here.

 

October 26, 2018

Drescher’s Fake News Disambiguator

October 24, 2018

Carolyn Gowdy’s Scrapbook

Carolyn has an exhibition of paintings, drawings, printworks, collage, sculpture, and mixed media exploring the ongoing experience of life, past and present along with inspired possibilities for the future at Gallery 286 in London.

Carolyn writes, “My art is not just a form of creative expression. It’s a form of exploration. It’s a way of being. I consider it my job, as an artist, to look for beauty, grace, magic, and wonder everywhere. This gives me a sense of purpose and helps keep me in touch with my gratitude for what is. It reminds me that the miracle of life is something to celebrate, document, and preserve. It helps me stay fresh, new, alive in the moment, awake to elements that might otherwise go unnoticed or forgotten. It helps me to accept and appreciate life on life’s terms, to find hidden treasure in both breakdowns and breakthroughs.

I am fascinated by the subject of consciousness, the ongoing experience of being alive and how this relates to the past, present, and future, of human beings being human on the planet. Humanity is most definitely a work in progress. It is important to keep learning and to ask questions. I am continually in the process of developing wisdom, clarity, and discernment. I choose to align myself with love, light, grace, beauty, truth, magic, and humour as much as possible. I choose to be present, awake and in the now as much as possible and wherever I go. I really don’t want to miss a beat out of the extraordinary adventure that is life.”

The exhibition runs October 9 to October 31, 2018.

For further information contact Jonathan Ross: Phone 07747 807576 or email: jross@gallery286.com

October 15, 2018

Myths, Monsters & Machines

To highlight his recently published young reader novel, Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron, James Turner has curated a steampunk art show at the Northern Contemporary Gallery.

The show features work by an host of international artists including Reactor’s Friederike Ablang, Deshi Deng, Blair Drawson, Jeff Jackson, Alëna Skarina, James Turner, Rene Zamic and Emily McCourt

The opening reception is September 28, 2018 from 7:00 PM. The show runs until October 12, 2018.

The Northern Contemporary Gallery is located at 1266 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario.

James Turner’s “Steamcycle Knights of Toronto”

October 2, 2018

Tomio’s Tree

Tomio Nitto paints one of the recent, wind-created sculptures in his watercolour sketchbook.


May 14, 2018

The lights blink on and off like the rhythm of a fish breathing underwater.

“At night the roof of the tower when lit seems to lift off and the lights blink on and off like the rhythm of a fish breathing underwater. After my meal I walked towards the building as the rain had stopped. At ground level the tower is all blocked off with barbed wire and an iron fence secures the site as foreboding. It is no longer a Pirelli building but Comune di Milano.”

Jeff Jackson’s Ponti Milano show starts this Thursday, September 1st. The reception runs from 6pm–9pm. See you there!

Augustus Jones
33 Davies St.
Toronto, ON
M4W 2A9

September 19, 2017