Sunday, October 31, 2010

More loop at Art Toronto 2010

There are two more days to see loop member's work at Art Toronto 2010 (Toronto International Art Fair).   Gallery hours for today are 12-6 pm which still leaves ample time for Halloween fun.

Illumination by Elizabeth Babyn
Acrylic on canvas, 52 x 42 inches

Babel T. H. II by Maureen Paxton 2009
Graphite on Paper, 22x30

In Between by Kelly Cade
Water-based pigment on yamagampi, 22x28

Saturday, October 30, 2010

More loop at Art Toronto 2010

There is such a range of talent among the loop artists. Here is another selection of work that is available for sale at Art Toronto 2010 (Toronto International Art Fair).

Gone Missing by Yvonne Singer, 2010
Neon Installation, 30x9 inches

undersinister by Suzanne Nacha 2008
Oil on canvas, 26x22 inches framed ellipse

Sacred 2 by Elizabeth Babyn
Acrylic on canvas, 12x12

Loop Gallery received a mention in today's Globe and Mail in the Arts section, page R15, in an article by Larry Humber called "No $100 Warhols, but there are bargains". This is what was written about Loop:
"The Loop Gallery, which recently relocated to Dundas West from Queen Street, is a cooperative with members each allotted a space. Works on the block include Martha Eleen's oil on wood titled Winner, priced at $900. Another member is cartoonish Gary Clement, whose watercolour Untitled/Air is $400"

WINNER by Martha Eleen 2009
Oil on wood, 16x16

Friday, October 29, 2010

More loop at ArtToronto 2010

loop Gallery artists offer a diverse range of work, including drawings, paintings, mixed media, installation and photography. Here is another sampling of what is available for sale at out booth at ArtToronto 2010 (Toronto International Art Fair).

Babel T. Fshng. by Maureen Paxton 2008
Graphite on paper, 22x30 inches

In Between by Kelly Cade
Water-based pigment on yamagampi, 22x28 inches

Sacred 1 by Elizabeth Babyn
Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Posts will continue through the weekend with more samples of loop artist's work. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More of loop at ArtToronto 2010

Tonight is the opening gala at ArtToronto 2010. Do stop by at Booth #1022 to say hello. Here is another sampling of some of the work available for purchase by loop Gallery artists at the art fair this weekend.

Warbler I by JJ Lee, 2010
Encaustic on canvas, 16 inch diameter

Been & Gone, 100 random temporal observations by Sandra Smirle, 2009
Hand cut archival paper, 9x12 inches

Ancient Pottery Collection 4 by David Holt 2005
Acrylic on linen, 14x14 inches

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More of loop at ArtToronto 2010

Here are some more examples of work by loop artists that will be available for purchase at ArtToronto 2010 (formerly Toronto International Art Fair). Please visit is at booth #1022. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase affordable art by some of Toronto's most talented artists. loop Gallery accepts cash, cheques and credit cards.

remona 2 by Libby Hague 2010
unique hand cut woodcut on Okawara paper, 41x21 inches

Ancient Pottery Collection by David Holt 2008
Acrylic on linen, 14x16

The Dream Series: Hay Bluffs by Eric Farache
Chromeographic print facemounted onto Plexiglass and Aluminum, 72x25 inches

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

loop at ArtToronto 2010

Visage elliptique #8 (yeux ourles) by Lorene Bourgeois
Oil on panel 7.5x14.75 inches


This painting by Lorene Bourgeois is one of the artworks by loop Gallery artists that will be on display this weekend at the ArtToronto 2010 (formerly known as the Toronto International Art Fair). Come visit loop Gallery at Booth #1022.

Held in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre north building at 225 Front Street West, the event opens the night of Thursday, October 28th with a special collector's preview as a benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario. The fair then opens to the public as follows:
Friday October 29 12 - 8pm
Saturday October 30 12 - 8pm
Sunday October 31 12 - 6pm
Monday November 1 12 - 6pm

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the ArtToronto 2010 website.

Friday, October 22, 2010


loop Gallery is very excited to be part of Art Toronto 2010 (formerly The Toronto International Art Fair)! Only a select number of not-for-profit spaces were available and we were accepted! We're in Booth 1022. Come visit us! The show runs from October 28th to November 1st, 2010.

Here are some photos of the installation process.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yael Brotman and Candida Girling at loop

loop Gallery is proud to present print-based installations by multimedia artists Yael Brotman and Candida Girling. These exhibitions are presented as part of Open Studio's PRINTOPOLIS: International Symposium on Printmaking.

Yael Brotman     Mnemonic Stoop
Candida Girling  Marco Valdo: Where the Sidewalk Ends

Relying on both the precision and imprecision of memory, and, referencing Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space, Yael Brotman documents the houses in which she has lived. Brotman repurposes scraps of etched Kurotani paper into two- and three-dimensional works that examine the tonality of intimacy and the psychological elasticity of an image, reconstructing architectural details which sag with
mnemonic import.

Italo Calvino’s deftly drawn character of Marcovaldo is a man of the city. In him we detect a dissonance between the urban reality of his daily life and the world of his dreams. Marcovaldo is a labourer who revels in nature wherever he can find it: in the cracks of the sidewalk, in a clump of mushrooms by the side of the road or in a babbling fountain. In Candida Girling’s mixed-media prints we find Marcovaldo on a park bench, which is for him a portal into the bucolic refuge of his imagination.

Yael Brotman was born in Afula, Israel and currently lives in Toronto. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in artist-run centres and galleries throughout Toronto and other Canadian cities. Her work is held by numerous private and corporate collections.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Candida Girling studied art and industrial design in Denmark, Scotland and Toronto, where she now lives and works. Girling is a founding member of loop Gallery and her works may be found in collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

This show will run at loop Gallery from October 22 - November 14, 2010. Please join the artists for the opening reception on Friday October 22, 2010, 4:30-6:30 pm and for a Question & Answer Session on Saturday October 23, 2010, 4:30 pm moderated by William Huffman.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gallery Closed for Installation

loop Gallery is closed for installation this week and will reopen on Friday, October 22. In the meantime, please enjoy this video clip from the Question and Answer session with Elizabeth Babyn and Linda Heffernan from September 18, 2010. As well, Artsync's interview with Linda Heffernan is now available online here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Last chance to see Maureen Paxton and Barbara Rehus at Loop

It is the final weekend for the exhibition of Maureen Paxton's Wish Well and Barbara Rehus Saint's at loop Gallery. 

If you missed the question and answer session with the artists which was moderated by Antonia Lancaster, check out the following links on vimeo:
For an extract of the discussion with Maureen Paxton, watch here.
For an extract of the discussion with Barbara Rehus, watch here.
In these short clips, the artists speak about their work and what inspires them.

Gallery hours this weekend are Saturday 1-5 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm.

loop Gallery Fundraiser: October 17, 2010 at Lula Lounge. Get your tickets today via Paypal on the loop website!

loop Gallery will be at Art Toronto 2010 - The 11th Annual Toronto International Art Fair on October 28 - November 1, 2010. Come visit us at booth #1022.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Loop Fundraiser at Lula Lounge

Get your tickets for Loop Gallery's fundraiser on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Lula Lounge featuring musical performances by:

Aaron Davis - Rich Brown -  John Johnson - Nick Buzz
(Jonathan Goldsmith - Hugh Marsh - Rob Piltch - Martin Tielli + Friends)

Tickets $30 are available at the gallery, from a Loop member or online at

Doors Open 7:00
Concert 8 - 9:30

At Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St.W., Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Maureen Paxton at Loop Gallery

Maureen Paxton is currently exhibiting WISH WELL at Loop Gallery.

Ovals predominate in this body of work, with nine of the paintings offered as variations on the locket.  While adornment for the body, historically this item of jewellery has also functioned as a tiny wearable vessel, its contents ranging from medicine to poison.  Most commonly though, it bore images or artifacts associated with a loved one.

Whether over the heart or at the base of the neck or at the wrist, the keepsake locket tends to be worn at points on the body where the wearer’s pulse can be felt. Because of this, Maureen Paxton describes the locket as a form of life support, a memory bridge, a circuit, a conduit. Is breathes life into Was.  Through the keepsake (keepsafe), much is cycled.  That is, time, ourselves, each other.

Maureen Paxton teaches in the Animation program at Sheridan College.  She also writes.  A past member of the Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit, she is currently at work on a novel, funded by a Works-in-Progress Grant from the Ontario Arts Council.