Friday, July 27, 2012

Collective Vision at loop

Loop's talent pool is overflowing, said Globe and Mail critic R.M. Vaughan, and it's none the more evident than in Collective Vision, our current group exhibition. Come in on Sunday, July 29 at 3PM for a Q + A session with member artists Mark Adair and Libby Hague, and loop co-founder Richard Mongiat. The panel will be moderated by Will Huffman, Associate Director of the Toronto Arts Council.

Collective Vision features works by John Abrams, Mark Adair, Elizabeth Babyn, Yael Brotman, Heather Carey, Tara Cooper, Tanya Cunnington, Elizabeth D'Agostino, Sheryl Dudley, Martha Eleen, Eric Farache, Adrien Fish, Maria Gabankova, Sandra Gregson, Charles Hackbarth, Libby Hague, Linda Heffernan, David Holt, JJ Lee, Jane Lowbeer, Ian MacLean, Mary Catherine Newcomb, Maureen Paxton, Ester Pugliese, Barbara Rehus, Rochelle Rubinstein, and Yvonne Singer.

The show runs until August 12, 2012.

Photos by Patricia Novju

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Collective Vision

Collective Vision

July 21st – August 12th, 2012

Reception:  Saturday, July 21st, 2- 5 PM

Q&A session:  Sunday July 29th, 3PM
with panelists: Mark Adair, Libby Hague, and Richard Mongiat, moderated by Will Huffman
loop gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition entitled Collective Vision featuring works by more than twenty loop members past and present. 

The year 2000 marked tremendous change for Toronto’s Queen West community. The introduction of loop gallery into the neighbourhood was one of several catalysts that would effectively transform Queen street’s gritty “wild west” into the vibrant, trend-setting, cultural destination it is today. In 2009, loop migrated north, joining yet another hotbed of burgeoning cultural activity on Dundas Street West. After more than a decade in operation, loop’s artist-led curatorial model in conjunction with the calibre of its member artists have allowed the gallery to retain its reputation as a fertile ground for inventive practices and projects.

Collective Vision is a special occasion in loop’s history. The exhibition brings together a group of works by a sampling of loop’s member artists for a glimpse at the diverse practices that have shaped the organization across twelve years and two gallery spaces. “I always dreamed that if loop got big enough,” says co-founder Richard Mongiat, “we would open up the space next door and call it pool.” Reflection, appropriately, is what Collective Vision is all about. The show is an occasion both to meditate on the gallery’s formative role in a particular neighbourhood and to imagine the future contributions loop can make to Toronto’s creative communities.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Q&A with Elizabeth Babyn and Sandra Smirle

This weekend is the last chance to see the exhibitions by Elizabeth Babyn and Sandra Smirle at loop Gallery. There will be a Question and Answer session on Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm. Gallery hours this weekend are Saturday noon to 5 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 pm. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sacred Connections by Elizabeth Babyn at loop

Kim Aubrey from online magazine Numero Cinq writes at length about Elizabeth Babyn's current show Sacred Connections, which is currently on at loop Gallery. Offering insight into the process of creation, this article also provides extensive photos of Babyn's work. Link is here. Elizabeth Babyn's show runs until July 15, 2012.