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Urban Gallery presents
our September 2018 Exhibition


Solo Exhibition by GRACE DAM

PROUD ART 2018 LightImage by Hank Blondeau

oil on canvas by Grace Dam

Thursday September 6, 2018 to Saturday September 29, 2018

Saturday September 15 2018
from 2 PM to 4 PM
 rsvp  requested

SEX LOVE LIES Artworks list pdf

Opening Reception

Thursday September 6 2018


See Grace's work on her website:

Artist Statement

One of the most complex things in our life is the interaction or connection to others around us. Something we can observe but never quite
control. My portraits or figurative works reflect certain aspects of the complication in the communication between human beings. In relationships: intimate, casual, family or simply just strangers. I mostly use oil as the medium to capture these precious gestures and innuendoes.

Certain looks, even a smile or a passing raising of the eyebrows can imprint in our memory that precise moment like a never fading recorded tape.

Body language, the second way of communication. The unspoken, silent signs. They are more potent, longer lasting and much more interesting to receive. Art is a form of silent language which I hope to convey. Oil is long lasting, the medium is the message.

Biography & CV

I am a Toronto based artist and a proud Canadian. Committing fully to the art, I gave up my professional career in Finance to pursue art full time to study at OCADU. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2018.

Art has been a lifelong passion, it allows me to express my view, feelings and emotions. It is where our mind wanders, where dreams are
embraced and journeys form. It has been with me through each day, it is a gift that I feel so fortunate to receive. My works are mostly in oil, a
medium I fell in love with initially, now my works also include acrylic and other media.

My career in finance solidified my thought process, it allows new horizons and adds angles that art and creativity sometimes overlook. It helps me see things differently and stabilizes what is ideal and meaningful. My artworks often reflect the complexity of life, the challenges in relationships and the connections with the earth and the sky.


Aug 10-12, 2018, Art Walk in the Square, outdoor group show, Artists Network, Toronto, ON

Mar-April 2018, Open Int’l Juried Online Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists

Sept-Nov 2017, Carmichael Canadian Landscape, group show, Orillia Museum, Orillia, ON

July 2017, O Canada, group show, Urban Gallery, Toronto ON

May 2017, GradEx Ocadu, Toronto ON

Mar 2017, Festival of the Body, Ocadu, Toronto ON

Dec 2016, Art Square Gallery Group Show (II), Toronto, ON

Dec 2016, Bows Art Artists’ Network Group Show, Toronto ON

Nov 2016, Art Square Gallery Group Show (I), Toronto ON

Nov 2016, Artists’ Network Group show, Art Square Gallery, Toronto ON

Sept-Nov 2016, Canadian Landscape, Orillia Museum of Art and History, juried competition

Sept 2016, The Artist Unmasked, Urban Gallery solo show, Toronto ON

July 2016, Figuratively Speaking, Agora Gallery NYC, group show

Feb 2015, Ocadu group show, Toronto ON

May 19-June 9 2015, Contemporary Perspectives, Agora Gallery, group show, NYC

May 8-17 2013 Sensation, Avenue Road Art School,Toronto, ON

2012 Group show, Toronto School of Art, Toronto ON


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