Galleries

ALAC | Psychedelics, Butt Funnels, and Cherry Bombs

California is the last stop on the classic American dream highway of freedom. With its 352 days of annual sun and 840 miles of awe-inspiring Pacific coast-line, California is the birth place of LSD, free love and medical marijuana. This is the place where myth counts most. The Golden State, governed by the last of the ageing action heroes of my youth. Where else can one’s ‘grand performances’ of the silver screen be traded straight across for political office? Or where fading stars can chauffeur their maids/mistresses up and down the Strip in solar-powered military-grade SUVs?

Google Graffiti

Google’s ‘Street View’ may be useful at times, but the argument that it invades our privacy, especially those accidentally captured walking their dog, is forever valid. We prefer the “street ghosts” version by NYC based, Italian multimedia artist Paolo Cirio. Cirio has taken those blurred individuals, blown up their images into life-size posters and placed them around New York, London and Berlin, in exactly the same place they were captured by Google, turning them into graffiti street art.

Ones To Watch | Cooper Cole Gallery

WE LOVE GALLERIES THAT PUSH BOUNDARIES. THAT DON’T EXHIBIT THE ORDINARY, OR OBVIOUS. THAT SEARCH, FAR AND WIDE, FOR NEW TALENT TO SHOWCASE AND INTRODUCE TO US IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH. WHETHER THIS MEANS LOOKING CLOSE TO HOME, OR STRETCHING FURTHER AFIELD DOESN’T MATTER. THIS IS WHAT COOPER COLE DOES. THEY SEARCH. THEY LOOK OUT FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AND HAVE A DESIRE TO BE THE FIRST TO DISCOVER THIS, AND SHOW IT TO CANADIANS AND THE WORLD ALIKE.

David Marsh | Pantone Album Covers

British artist, David Marsh, has found a new way to use the little squares that represent Pantone swatches in Adobe design software, and organized them to recreate some of the most iconic album covers from 1960 to present day. Take a step back to get a really good look at the pixilated images and test your knowledge of album covers.

Permanence @ Space 27

Space 27 Gallery and Pure Living present, Permanence, a one night art exhibition featuring some of the most prominent international and local street artists work.

Neckface's pop-up shop | Portland

If you happen to be going to Portland, Oregon, anytime soon, we recommend that you check out One Grand Gallery, the home to Neckface's pop-up market.

REBEL REBEL | Bankrobber Gallery

WE HEAD TO THE SHORES OF ENGLAND FOR THIS LATEST INSTALLMENT IN OUR ONE TO WATCH GALLERY SERIES. WEST LONDON TO BE EXACT. WITH THOUSANDS UPON THOUSAND OF UNIQUE GALLERIES AND ASPIRING ARTISTS, IT'S HARD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM ALL. BUT, BANKROBBER STOOD OUT TO US WITH ITS INDIVIDUAL CHARM AND APPROACH TO BEING ICONIC. NOT FOLLOWING TRENDS, BUT CREATING THEM WITH THE WORK THEY CHOOSE TO SHOWCASE AND THE ARTISTS THEY SUPPORT.

40 Under 40 | Olek

If you happened to be in Toronto or Montreal and noticed that one of the landmarks that you walk by everyday was suddenly covered in crocheted yarn, it was probably the work of Agata Olek AKA Olek. This Polish born, New York based artist, has been covering objects in cities, and even people, around the world with brightly coloured yarn for quite some time now.

Tyler Armstrong | Guillotine Dreams

Tyler Armstrong is a fairly new addition to the Toronto art scene, but this artist has been painting for years, and what started as a weekend hobby has transformed into a heated passion. A self taught artist, Tyler daringly creates haunting and darker images with wild lines and vibrant colour that seem to balance in perfect harmony along side the disturbing imagery.

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