Friday, August 22, 2014

Loop Gallery in collaboration with Ste Anne's Church is pleased to present : Dwell

Yael Brotman | J. Lynn Campbell | Elizabeth D'Agostino  Sandra Gregson | David Holt | Jenn Law
Rochelle Rubinstein | Kim Stanford | Adrienne Trent
September 7th – 28th, 2014                
Reception:  Sunday, September 7th, 12-4PM
 loop Gallery, in partnership with St. Anne's Church, is pleased to announce Dwell, a special exhibition of works by nine artists at St. Anne's Church.

Dwell is programmed as part of the month-long festival which celebrates St. Anne, the mother of Mary, and grandmother of Jesus. She is the patroness of grandmothers, cabinet makers, and lost objects (to name only a few); and her emblem is a door, a symbol of the places we inhabit. As a community member within the parish’s geographic boundaries, loop has been invited to explore the themes of space, place, and neighbourhood in a series of works installed throughout the church.  

The exhibition opens on Sunday, September 7 following the Church’s 10:30AM service. The reception will be held from 12 noon to 4PM. The exhibition will be open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 5PM and Sundays from 1PM to 4PM.

As part of St. Anne's Neighbourhood Festival, there will be a Meet and Greet with the exhibiting artists on Saturday September 20 at 12:15PM. To learn more about other events programmed as part of the Festival, visit:

St. Anne's Church is located at 270 Gladstone Avenue, M6J 3L6. Gladstone is one street east of Dufferin and the church is just north of Dundas on Gladstone.

loop Gallery has been one of Toronto’s most vibrant artist co-ops since its founding nearly 15 years ago. The gallery is proud to participate in local festivals, present special projects, and to exhibit the work of member artists.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lorène Bourgeois
Poil, plume, peau

August 16th   – September 7th 2014       
Opening: Saturday, August 16th 2-5pm        
Reception: Thursday, September 4th 6-9PM
loop Gallery is pleased to present Poil, plume, peau,  an exhibition of large drawings by Lorène Bourgeois exploring the hair, feathers, skin, and clothes of humans and animals.

"Suspend disbelief and imagine yourself a pig.  Feel the strength in your stout legs, the coarse hair on your back and under your chin.  And when you sleep blissfully among your peers, feel the warmth of their bodies and the cool wetness of their snouts…"  

Strange as they may be, there are connections between clothing and animals, and between states of dress and nakedness.  The garments Bourgeois observes are inanimate and yet allude to the vulnerability of humans.  And animals – a group we define as other - yet also belong to – remind us of the immediacy of life and its fleeting nature.  In her work, Bourgeois attempts to articulate the existential quality inherent to both subjects while celebrating their singularities.

Bourgeois lives in Toronto.  Her work has been exhibited in Canada, France, Korea, Russia and the USA.  She is represented in numerous collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, MOCCA, Ernst and Young, Senvest, the Banff Centre, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Donovan Collection.

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Lorène Bourgeois gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

Image: (Detail) Swim Cap, Conté drawing on paper, 48" x 51", 2013

Today, it is personal

August 16th   – September 7th 2014       
Opening: Saturday, August 16th 2-5pm        
Reception: Thursday, September 4th 6-9PM

loop Gallery is pleased to present Today, it is personal, a new exhibition by kipjones.

The exhibition, today, it is personal, is a subjective investigation into the notion of personal navigation with references to communication as an abstract.  The work seeks to create juxtaposed relationships between the formalism of the grid and shaped metal forms.  The grid acts as a format for the use of an ambiguous alphabet (based on the navigational flag alphabet) while the metal forms offers a reflective point of entrance and engagement with the work.

kipjones is a Victoria-born and Toronto-based artist who holds an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal.  For 10 years, he was the co-owner of the fine arts bronze foundry, Pyramid Bronze Works in Kelowna, BC. He has also worked as a sculpture technician at Mt Allison University in Sackville, NB; as an instructor at Mt Allison, University of Ottawa, Concordia University, and currently at OCADU. kipjones has exhibited internationally, as has produced major commissioned public art projects at the Moncton City Hall and the Calgary Airport. His artistic practice addresses the complex potentialities of space through site-specific installations, public art, drawing, collage and object making. 

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