Kari Serrao “The Whimsical Woodland”

Paintings in encaustic

September 10 – 30, 2018

Event photography courtesy of Artists’ Network member David Johns.

This is an ongoing series of encaustic paintings exploring the relationship animals have with each other and with humans. Here, animals we humans sometimes think of as an annoyance are portrayed as aristocratic beings from another time, all graced with antlers which they wear like crowns growing from within reaching upward.

The wisdom of the owl, the cunning of the fox, the strength of the bear, these are all characteristics we have placed on these creatures, or is it we who have drawn these traits from them?

In The Whimsical Woodland of my imagination I see all these beings living together in peace with nothing but the joy and wonder of each new day……

Show Your Pride

June 19 to July 25, 2018

Collaboration 01 with Ian, Edd Baptista & Ian Busher

Celebrating Pride Month from a personal perspective. The LBGTQ community is an integral, rich component of Toronto life and our individual lives.

You don’t have to be gay to show your pride. In Canada we have the freedom to express ourselves and live our lives honestly. The LGBTQ community is very expansive in a city like Toronto and certainly an important hub, contributing to arts and culture. Everyone either has a friend or family member who are card-carrying members. Pride can be shown in different ways:

• Through our self identity.
• Our freedom of expression.
• Being true and honest to ourselves and those we keep dear.

Pride goes beyond a rainbow flag. It’s expressed in the love and devotion we all share.

Boloebi Okah, Brian Lynn, Bruce Cannon, Dominique Ward, Edd Baptista, Emilio Mozo, Gabrielle Lasporte, Joanna Strong, Kari Serrao, Mark Gleberzon, Nina Keogh, Paul Brown, Shelagh Howard, Zoey Zoric

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 1 – May 27, 2018

Artist talk: Thursday May 10, 7 – 9 PM: Donald Bray, Michael Sachter, W. Stephen Cooper.

Artist talk: Saturday May 19, 1 – 3 PM: Felicity Somerset, Jessica Lin, Rita Wong.

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12 Artists’ Network member photographers present “Isolation”, a group exhibition that subsumes identity, deceives scale, minimizes nature’s chaos, and decontextualizes the built environment. Exhibited work includes city and landscapes, composite portraiture, still life, and some that redefines conventional photographic practice and presentation.

The anachronism of isolation: part of a whole with existence so fragile, time, gone in a second or an entire season. A fallen decaying leaf, lone monumental iceberg, constructed false portraits, fire and water and silk and prayers. A group of delicate fabric jellyfish. Dark and stormy roads. An immersive installation “A Conversation With Myself” to experience isolation.

David Johns, Donald Scott Bray, Donna Wells, Felicity Somerset, Jessica Lin, Lori Ryerson, Lorie Slater, Margit Koivisto, Michael Sachter, Paul Brandejs, Rita Wong, W. Stephen Cooper

20 / 20 : Riverdale ArtWalk Preview

April 10 – 22, 2018

20 artists exhibiting at Riverdale ArtWalk during the Artists’ Network 20th anniversary will be on preview at the gallery.

Arwynn Davey, Beverly Allen, Carolyn Laidley Arn, Chas burke, Corynn Kokolakis, Daniela Rojze, David Johns, Denise Gracias, Elva Hook, Hoda Nicolas, Kari Sarrao, Lawrence Morton, Nadine Prada, Pamela mayhew, Paul Brown, Samuel Choisy, Sharon Helleman, Susan Aaron, Susan Friedman & W. Stephen Cooper

Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park and Community Centre in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto’s season, the Riverdale ArtWalk is a great place to connect with artists and buy that perfect piece for your home!

Centennial College Arts Graduates

March 21 – 28, 2018

Opening reception Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

A doorway to the new. The feeling of ‘almost’. The heart skipping a beat. “Brink” explores narratives of the edge and what lies beyond. Diverse artists interpret the gap between past and future, known and unknown.

Connor Bennett, Dara Collins, Rachel Dougherty, Amanda Francis, Jianyu Hou, Morsal Ganji, (Romario) Milton Garzon, Vazgen Gyulkhandanyan, Priscilla Koopman, (Joy) Xiao Mei Lu, Julian Lynn, Matthew Oakes, Derek Obst, Yuki Tamai, Rennie Taylor

V is for Volunteer

January 29, 2018 – March 18, 2018

Opening reception Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6 – 8 PM.

Lina Faroussi, Diane Boyer, Karen Taylor, Doug Zest, Sheila Thompson, Beverly Allen, Nancy Bennett, David Harcombe, Andrew Stelmack, Janet Potter, Donald Scott Bray, Steven Lewis, Charles Burke, Natalie Grakovski, Lynn Dutton, Judy Ann Cazamier, Joanna Strong, David Johns

Hello: Confessions of an Artist

December 5, 2017 – January 29, 2018

Donald Scott Bray, “Flame Dancer”, photography, digital print

Members of the Artists’ Network year end exhibition.

Nami Veno, Kim Blair, King Wong, Ian Busher, Susan Friedman, Daniela Rojze, Michael Sachter, Shawna Brown, Donald Scott Bray, Lillian Kovachis Perivolaris, W. Stephen Cooper, David Edwards, Janet Holmes, Rita Wong, David Johns, Rea Kelly, Pam Mayhew, Sandy Middleton, Roderik Mayne, Charles Burke, Irja Ketola

AOG – AOM

November 16 – December 4, 2017

Staff and volunteer artists of the Art Gallery of Ontario and Royal Ontario Museum

10th annual exhibition, from emerging to experienced artists.

Alexander Best, Angus Mueller, Anne Thackray, Catherine Morelli, Diane Montreuil, Doris Purchase, Franca Montalbeti, Francesca Bouaon, Gary Bercovitch, Kristina Swiatly, Kylie Thompson, Liz Hainey, Nancy Hunter, Nicola Woods, Roman Baran, Ruth Hartman, Sue Mandel Davidson.

Gallery opens!

March 21, 2017 Member’s of the Artists’ Network opened our new gallery with a group show and reception.