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URBAN GALLERY presents
our August 2017 Solo Exhibition

20th CENTURY TORONTO: INTERSECTIONS AND INTERACTIONS

Paintings by Ontario Artist
Hanna Kostanski

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday August 3 from 5 PM to 8 PM
RSVP to urbangalleryart1@gmail.com

Exhibition runs from Thursday August 3
to Saturday August 26, 2017

SYMMETRY/Karen Silver

Yonge and Dundas 1978
Acrylic on Wood 30" x 60"
by HANNA KOSTANSKI
Original Photograph by Harvey R. Naylor, City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1526*, File 92, Item 49.
*City of Toronto Archives Fonds 1526 consists of 8,405 original 35mm colour slides of Toronto created by local amateur photographer Harvey R. Naylor from 1954 to 1984. Naylor, a film and sound technician by trade, was keenly interested in the Toronto history, architecture, and local transit. He photographed many of Toronto's historic buildings and neighbourhoods, as well as demolition and construction sites throughout the city.


Artist website hannakostanski.com

Artist's Biography

Hanna Kostanski was born in Szczecin, Poland, and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. She obtained her BFA from OCAD University in 2007 and currently resides in Hamilton and works in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can be found in dozens of private and public collections in Toronto and Hamilton.

Artist's Statement

For nearly a decade my work has been focused on the visible passage of time, experienced through the exploration and documentation of abandoned and decaying buildings in cities like Hamilton and Detroit. I have always been fascinated with historical architecture, specifically how we interact with our buildings and structures, and what happens when that interaction ceases to exist.

My current body of work continues to explore the connection between people and their environment, but with a focus on historical representations of that relationship. To that end, I have been working on a series of paintings based on photographs found at the City of Toronto Public Archives. These images span several decades and are nostalgic of the city as it used to be. They celebrate the many past incarnations of Toronto -the vibrant intersections of the city and interactions of its people.


URBAN GALLERY presents
our September 2017 Solo Exhibition

SHIFTING LIGHT

Paintings by Allen Shugar

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday September 7 from 5 PM to 8 PM
RSVP to urbangalleryart1@gmail.com

Exhibition dates September 7-30, 2017

SYMMETRY/Karen Silver

SHIFTING LIGHT
Oil on Canvas by Allen Shugar

Artist's Statement

Colour, light, the cycles of nature (so extreme in our climate), the beauty of the human form: these are the subjects that inspire my paintings. Naturalistic representation has never much interested me. I take, rather, a transformative approach that seeks to capture a purely subjective experience, a state of mind, an evanescent thought. In this respect my work owes as much to musical and literary influences as it does to visual stimuli. My aim is to suggest the extraordinary that lies just beneath the surface of the ordinary.

Artist's Biography

Allen Shugar is a Toronto-based artist. As a teenager he attended a Saturday-morning oil-painting class that introduced him to the medium which has remained his favorite ever since. He has also worked, at various times, as a graphic designer, an illustrator and a jeweller. He is currently the curator of Urban Gallery.


OCTOBER 2017 -PASSAGES
-Solo Exhibition by artist Christine Marin


NOVEMBER 2017 -LAND ON FIRE
-Solo Exhibition by artist Mary Lynne Atkinson


DECEMBER 2017 -FLIGHTS OF FANCY
-Solo Exhibition by artist Donna Wise


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Calvin Hambrook
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