The heart can't wait, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

Steven Beckly: The heart can’t wait

June 27 – September 12, 2020

Daniel Faria Gallery is please to present The heart can’t wait, Steven Beckly’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Drawn from a short story by American playwright Tennessee Williams, the exhibition’s title alludes to the heart’s urgent and relentless impulse for life. As a vital organ, it pumps and circulates blood, providing oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. Psychologically, the heart links mind and body, intellect and emotion. Culturally, it has been a prevalent philosophical, political and spiritual symbol since the time of the Ancient Greeks.

In The heart can’t wait, Beckly cultivates poetic readings of the heart’s chambers, channels and connections to give content and form to matters of the heart: love, desire and loss. Through intimate encounters with images and objects, Beckly’s new body of work weaves together photographs, sculptures, ropes and chains. Suspending in the gallery space and protruding from the walls, Beckly’s works heighten the tension between attraction and friction, force and vulnerability. Through acts of rupture and repair, The heart can’t wait addresses the heart’s capacity to illuminate loss and heartbreak while holding love and compassion as conditions for personal and collective transformation.

This exhibition is generously supported by the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Please note that the gallery is open with reduced hours, Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5 PM. To book a private viewing outside of these hours contact Madeleine Taurins at: or 416 538 1880.

We are taking various measures in accordance with government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of both visitors and staff. We will limit the number of visitors at a time, hand sanitizer will be available at the gallery entrance, and high-touch surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 4A1
416 538 1880

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