Urban Gallery presents
our September 2018 Exhibition
SEX LOVE LIES
Solo Exhibition by GRACE DAM
oil on canvas by Grace Dam
Thursday September 6, 2018 to Saturday September 29, 2018
Thursday September 6, 2018
from 5 PM to 8 PM
See Grace's work on her website:
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