In Conversation with Steven Beckly and Fan Wu

Thursday September 10, 2020
3pm MST / 5pm EST

Taking place on Zoom
Register by clicking here

Join us on Thursday September 10 at 3pm MST / 5pm EST on Zoom for a conversation with Steven Beckly and Fan Wu. Bridging the closing of Steven’s current exhibition ‘The heart can’t wait’ at Daniel Faria Gallery, and the upcoming opening of ‘Lightbringer’ at Stride Gallery, the conversation builds on connective threads between these two bodies of work: the poetics of love, desire and loss pinned through metaphors of the heart and the figure of lucifer, or the ‘lightbringer.’

Steven Beckly is a Chinese artist and photographer based in Toronto. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include The heart can’t wait at Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto (2020); and Love S.O.S. at Centre3, Hamilton (2019). Beckly’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Remai Modern, Saskatoon (2019); The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2019); and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2017). He is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.

Fan Wu is the spitting image of Icarus bedecked in kid gloves. What gives him meaning in life right now: intertwining a practice of life with a practice of writing; learning how to cook; and separating desire from necessity. He hosts critical reading and creative writing workshops at Toronto art centres including Art Metropole and Mercer Union. You can find his writing online at Koffler Digital, baest journal, Aisle 4, and MICE Magazine. Please contact him for business or confession at fanwu4u@gmail.com.

This event is co-presented between Daniel Faria Gallery and Stride Gallery.

http://stride.ab.ca/in-conversation-with-steven-beckly-and-fan-wu/


Photorama 2019
Community / November 21, 2019

Photorama 2019

Photorama 2019

Thursday November 21, 2019

Preview hour: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Sale and reception: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Dance party: 10:00 pm – late

Exhibition and sale continues: November 22 – December 7, 2019
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us for the 33rd edition of Photorama, Gallery TPW’s annual fundraising exhibition featuring contemporary photography and lens-based art by over 80 artists.

The public sale and reception will be the first opportunity to purchase artworks by such exciting artists as Steven Beckly, Anique Jordan, Paul Butler, Maggie Groat, Isabel M. Martinez, Jennifer Murphy and Edward Burtynsky.

The evening will include food and a cash bar, stay late and celebrate this wonderful community with us on the dancefloor!

Proceeds from sales support Gallery TPW’s mission and the participating artists.

Admission to the Photorama Reception and sale is FREE and open to the public.

Gallery TPW
170 St. Helens Ave.
Toronto, ON
M6H 4A1

https://www.photorama.ca

#auction/fundraiser#gallery tpw

40 Forward: Stellar Living 2019

40 Forward: Stellar Living 2019

14 November 2019 6pm

AUCTION NIGHT | Doors at 6PM | Auction at 7PM
LOCATION | Mercer Union | 1286 Bloor St. West

Mercer Union’s signature fundraising auction returns in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. Proceeds from the event contribute essential funds to support exhibitions and programs at Mercer Union, and help maintain our position as Canada’s leading artist-run centre.

Join us this landmark year to celebrate four decades of contemporary art, and many more to come!

View the artwork collection at stellar.mercerunion.org

Participating Artists

Stephen Andrews • Joi T. Arcand • Karen Azoulay • Dean Baldwin • Daniel Barrow • Steven Beckly • Nadia Belerique • Shary Boyle • Adam David Brown • James Carl • Moyra Davey • Tom Dean • Jason Dodge • Dave Dyment • Marcel Dzama • Geoffrey Farmer • Robert Fones • Angela Grauerholz • Maggie Groat • Iris Häussler • Maria Hupfield • Spring Hurlbut • Laurie Kang • Janice Kerbel • Paul Kneale • Kristiina Lahde • Jeremy Laing • Estate of Sol LeWitt • Jimmy Limit • Annie MacDonell • Kelly Mark • Hazel Meyer • Jonathan Monk • Jennifer Murphy • Shelley Niro • Luke Painter • Roula Partheniou • Veronika Pausova • Rajni Perera • Ed Pien • Estate of Jaan Poldaas • Laure Prouvost • Darren Rigo • Jennifer Rose Sciarrino • Jessica Stockholder • Winnie Truong • Haley Uyeda • Joy Walker • Matthew Wong • Robert Youds

Auction Committee

Tanner Kidd (Co-Chair) • Richard Lambert (Co-Chair) • Rebecca Carbin • Miles Gertler • Gill Harris • Jeremy Laing • Devan Patel • Robert Wainstein

http://mercerunion.org/events/stellarliving2019/

#auction/fundraiser#community#mercer union

The Photobook Lab: On Longevity

The Photobook Lab: On Longevity
25 May 2019, 3 – 4 pm

Scrap Metal
11 Dublin St Unit E (Alleyway access beside 7 Dublin St)

Toronto Photobook Library’s Zackery Hobler invites artists Steven Beckly, Seth Fluker, Cristian Ordóñez, Bianca Salvo, and Josée Schryer to articulate what makes a lasting photobook. Each artist will offer a unique perspective drawing from their own practice as bookmakers. Reception to follow, hosted by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

Supported by Dara and Marvin Singer.

https://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/event/the-photobook-lab-on-longevity/
http://www.scrapmetalgallery.com/archive/scotiabank-contact-photography-festival-the-photobook-lab/

#community#contact photography festival#panel

Reframing Doris McCarthy: A Symposium on the Life and Work of Doris McCarthy

Reframing Doris McCarthy: A Symposium on the Life and Work of Doris McCarthy

Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto, Scarborough

Sat, November 17, 2018
9 am – 6 pm

Join us for a free, one-day, public symposium exploring fresh perspectives on the life and work of Doris McCarthy.

Keynote by: Erin Silver

Presentations by: Steven Beckly, Jan L. Coates, Dustin Garnet, Nancy Holmes, Meaghan Hyckie, Harold Klunder and Catherine Carmichael, Eva Kolcze, Ralph Kolewe, Lou Sheppard, Wendy Wacko, and Lynne Wynick

The Doris McCarthy Gallery presents Reframing Doris McCarthy, a free, one-day, public symposium exploring fresh perspectives on the life and work of the artist. The symposium will feature artist talks, poetry readings, academic papers, performances, a book launch, group choreography, participatory choral singing, and moderated discussions. Ranging from long-time friends and colleagues of McCarthy’s, to young artists and producers, the presenters will contribute new interpretations from a broad range of expertise within the fields of contemporary art, music, poetry, filmmaking, and dance that trace the artist’s legacy through spirituality, mythology, and the power of place. This multi-disciplinary symposium will examine McCarthy’s impact on local and artistic communities as a pioneering feminist, innovative artist, and community builder.

https://utsc.utoronto.ca/~dmg/
https://reframing-doris-mccarthy.eventbrite.ca/

#doris mccarthy gallery#symposium

New Nails | Newdle Nails
Community / November 16, 2018

New Nails | Newdle Nails

NEW NAILS
Friday November 16, 2018 10:30 PM – 4:00 AM
Poster by Eric Kostiuk Williams

NEW NAILS returns with a private queerdo baby rave fundraiser for friends and/or lovers, with music and vibes until 4am

PWYC, but allow us to suggest $15-20 as all the proceeds are going to RAINBOW RAILROAD

“Sponsored by” PASTAGONIA™ with contributions from:

Acid House, Andi Larocca, Al Dente, Black Light, Brendan Jensen, Cannelloni Couplets, Consent, Controlled Substance, Diana Vandermeulen, Dollar Store Deco, Extreme Look, Fan Wu, Farfalle, Jaime Sin, Jeremy Laing, Lazer, Naloxone Kit, Non-Alcoholic Option, Macaronay, Matthew Chiu, Mark-Ché Devonish, Mixed Drink, Mutual Respect, Palo Santo, Penne, Play Area, P☻ny, Robert Anthony O’Halloran, Semolinana, Smoke Machine, Steven Beckly, Techno, Valeroo, Vaughan, Vibrant Matter, Your Body

While being an exceptional venue in many regards, Club 120 is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

#community#dance party#new nails

Buddies in Bad Times 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

New limited edition for ARTATTACK! an auction in support of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 40th year.

http://artattack.buddiesinbadtimes.com/artists-limited-edition/

#auction/fundraiser#buddies in bad times theatre#limited edition

Mapping Territories: Practicing With/In Communities
Photo: Yuula Benivolski

Paperhouse Outreach Collective, in partnership with Toronto Art Book Fair, is proud to present a casual Artist Salon as part of ZIPE 2018.

Mapping Territories: Practicing With(/in) Communities, featuring artists: Maanii Oakes, sab meynert, Steven Beckly, moderated by Henry Heng Lu

Chinatown Centre, Main Stage
Friday, July 6, 2018 | 6PM – 7PM
FREE to attend
*ASL provided
*Accessible venue

How does an artistic practitioner navigate their relationship with the community which they position themselves within and respond to? How are notions of advocacy, kinship, resistance, and trauma expressed through varied figurations of image and text? In this panel, the three artists who are committed to either working across print media or creating works on paper cogitate the intersection of contemporary art practice and community roots that is situated in the ever-changing political and cultural landscapes of our time.

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ZIPE is a free Zine Production and Exchange Program offered by Paperhouse Outreach Collective in partnership with SKETCH Working Arts and Toronto Art Book Fair, for youth and young adults (13-29) who identify as one or multiple: 2SLGBTQIAP, disabled or POC, led by local artists who also self-id as a member of the above communities. Youth will learn about the historical significance and power of zines and artists’ books, creative writing, image, and printing skills, in addition to gaining an understanding of how to sell and table work professionally. ZIPE will culminate into a series of tabling opportunities, including Zine Dream 11.

http://paperhousestudio.com/ZIPE
http://torontoartbookfair.com

#event#panel

New Ho Queen No. 1 Asian Love

New Ho Queen No. 1

Friday May 11, 2018 | 9 pm – 3 am
ROUND venue
152 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

A new party series by the NHQ (@newhoqueen) Collective.

No. 1 Asian Love
Queer Slaysians 2 the front, let’s go off!

Hosted by John Thai (@thaipografik) + Diego Armand (@diego_armand)

DJs
Jaime Sin (@jaime_sin)
Kim Sum (@kim__sum)
Lulu Wei (@llcoolwei)
Diego Armand (@diego_armand)

Performances by
Ms. Nookie Galore (@santotricks)
Sze-Yang Ade-Lam (@seeyinandyang)

$10 at the door

Slaysians to the front! All are welcome!

Photo by @BryanHuynh
Cover Asian (@reggie_ho)

https://yohomo.ca/nightlife-listings/new-ho-queen-no1
https://yohomo.ca/blog/all-hail-torontos-new-ho-queen-queer-asian-event

#event#new ho queen

Mercer Multiplier 2017, Mercer Union, Toronto

Mercer Multiplier 2017
14 November 2017, 6 pm – 10 pm

Tickets $200

Mercer Union has asked 25 artists to each contribute works in limited editions of five, less than or equal to 20×30”. That means 125 chances for you to take home a unique work of contemporary art, while supporting Toronto’s leading artist-run centre. Purchase a ticket to be guaranteed a work at the event – ticket numbers will be drawn in random order giving you one minute to select. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages as participants vie for their favourites!

Doors at 6 pm – Draw at 7 pm

Each $200 ticket entitles the holder to one edition, to be selected by numbered draw the night of the event. Improve your chances of getting first pick of your favourite work by purchasing a Collector 3 Pack for $500. All ticket purchasers will have an hour to preview editions on offer before the ticket draw begins.

Participating Artists: Sara Angelucci, Karen Azoulay, Steven Beckly, Daniel Borins & Jennifer Marman, Erika Defreitas, Ben Freedman, Qendrim Hoti, Amy Claire Huestis & Suzanne Déry, Camille Jodoin-Eng, Steve Kado, Jeremy Laing, Scott Lyall, Katie Lyle, Jason McLean, Andrew McPhail, Kristie Muller, Andrew Reyes, Graham Roumieu, Sarah Sands Phillips, Curtis Santiago (Talwst), Liana Schmidt, Brittany Shepherd, TH&B, Nikki Woolsey, and Andy Patton

http://mercerunion.org/events/mercer-multiplier-2017/

#auction/fundraiser#event#mercer union

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