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

New Romantics
Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Steven Beckly:
New Romantics

CONTACT Photography Festival 2017 | Public Installation
Billboards at Dovercourt and Dupont, Toronto
May 1 – 31, 2017

Supported by PATTISON Outdoor Advertising and Nikon Canada
Special thanks to the Toronto Arts Council

Curated by Heather Rigg

Two grappling arms merge in stillness. A bridge’s shadow zigzags across a concrete wall. A cluster of stars cloaks a nude body. Glowing light meets an open hand. These four images, placed at the intersection of Dovercourt Road and Dupont Street, comprise Toronto-based artist Steven Beckly’s public installation New Romantics. Void of advertising, and placed next to the changing light refracting through an abandoned glass building, each photograph tangles the perception of light and shadow, figure and ground, surface and space, arousing a fraught tenderness.

Cultivating moments of intimacy, Beckly approaches photography as both a sensual and a social practice—an act that connects rather than distances, feels rather than explains. The project’s title draws upon the spirit of New Romanticism. Stemming from the early 1980s, the British movement elevated images of “glam rock” stars, such as David Bowie and Boy George, bringing gender bending and androgyny to the public consciousness. Invoking a similar freedom of expression and fluidity of experience, New Romantics calls for the revival of a civil romance amid a seemingly bleak and fractured world. By focusing on images that evoke sensations of love and closeness, Beckly’s large-scale images bring visual poetry and optimism to the streets at a moment when the political climate is increasingly hostile and exclusive. Embodying a sense of hope, desire, and social togetherness, his project advocates a public intimacy built by an emotionally-connected humanity.

–Heather Rigg

http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/2017/public-installation/billboards-at-dovercourt-rd-and-dupont-st-new-romantics

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PANEL: Printed Matter
Sunday May 7, 3 pm – 4 pm
Gladstone Hotel

Artist Steven Beckly, creative director Romke Hoogwaerts (Rubber Factory Posters, MOSSLESS), and publisher Robyn York (Anchorless Press) discuss the opportunities and challenges of passion projects and self-publishing.

http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/2017/panel/gladstone-hotel-printed-matter

#billboard#contact photography festival

MFA Open Studios, University of Guelph, 23 March 2016

MFA Open Studios 2016
University of Guelph
School of Fine Art and Music
Wednesday March 23, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The MFA students in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph are pleased to welcome the public to their annual Open Studios, offering a rare inside look at the development of new work within the hothouse environment of an art program and a chance to chat with artists about their work in progress.

Open Studios 2016 features work by graduate candidates:

Hiba Abdallah, Steven Beckly, Amanda Boulos, Patrick Cruz, Peter Denton, Erika Dueck, Shannon Garden-Smith, John Haney, Simon M. Benedict, Paul MacIntyre, Kevin Murphy, Jean-Marc Perin, Larissa Tiggelers, Ambera Wellmann

Click here to view the 2016 MFA Open Studios brochure.

The University of Guelph offers a two year Master of Fine Arts Degree that combines intensive studio concentration with seminars in theory and pedagogy. Exceptionally committed graduate faculty and limited student enrolment result in a community that is intensely involved in contemporary art and its discourse. A consistently excellent program of visiting artists, critics and curators extends this community.

MFA Open Studios is held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Dasha Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art with Fred Wilson on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

#mfa#university of guelph

Time and Temporality: A Symposium, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

I’m giving a presentation titled “Time After Time: Love, Desire, and Temporality” as part of a two-day symposium on Time and Temporality, presented by the Art Gallery of Guelph on Friday October 16.

http://www.artgalleryofguelph.ca/time-and-buildings

#art gallery of guelph#symposium

MFA Open Studios, University of Guelph, 25 March 2015

MFA Open Studios 2015
University of Guelph
School of Fine Art and Music
Wednesday March 25, 2015
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The MFA students in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph are pleased to welcome the public to their annual Open Studios, offering a rare inside look at the development of new work within the hothouse environment of an art program and a chance to chat with artists about their work in progress.

Open Studios 2015 features work by graduate candidates:

Steven Beckly, Simon M. Benedict, Patrick Cruz, Brandan Doty, Erika Dueck, Paul MacIntyre, John Haney, Maegan Harbridge, MinWoo Lee, Maegan Mehler, Janine Miedzik, Jasmine Reimer, Ambera Wellmann

Click here to view the 2015 MFA Open Studios brochure.

The University of Guelph offers a two year Master of Fine Arts Degree that combines intensive studio concentration with seminars in theory and pedagogy. Exceptionally committed graduate faculty and limited student enrolment result in a community that is intensely involved in contemporary art and its discourse. A consistently excellent program of visiting artists, critics and curators extends this community.

MFA Open Studios is held in conjunction with the 9th Annual Dasha Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art with Michael Snow on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

#mfa#open studios#university of guelph

Art Metropole’s GRID SYSTEMS: Gifts by Artists 2013/2014
Exhibition and sale.
Opening: Thurs. Dec. 5, 2013, 7pm to 9pm
Continues: Dec. 4 to 24, 2013 and from January 3 to February 1, 2014
Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1T5

Please join us for the launch of Art Metropole’s annual curated selection of artists’ books, editions and multiples on Thursday December 5 from 7pm to 9pm. The show and sale brings together artists, collectors, store patrons and public passersby in a novel spin on the traditional holiday sale.

This season’s GRID SYSTEMS will be displayed in a modular framework in our new storefront window on Dundas Street West. The artists’ works will be available for 24 hour viewing, 7 days a week. The grid will also be accessible online for instant purchases at any time of day. Of course these unique items will be on view from the inside of our shop also, open Wednesday to Saturday, 12am to 7pm. until Christmas, then again in the new year from January 3 to February 1.

Participating artists include: Bazil Alzeri, Steven Beckly, Nadia Belerique, Alan Belcher, Katie Bethune-Leamen, Willie Brisco, Maryanne Casasanta, Sam Cotter, Jay Dart, Arielle de Pinto, Janis Demkiw, Zoe Downie-Ross, Alex Durlak, Mark Ferkul, FiZZZ BZZZZ (Alexandre Viault and Benoît François), Mike Goldby, Aryen Hoekstra, Jeremy Jansen, Felix Kalmenson, Laurie Kang, Jp King, Shane Krepakevich, Elle Kurancid, Shawn Kuruneru, Cam Lee, Eunice Luk, Kelly Mark, Jenine Marsh, Fraser McCallum, Abby McGuane, Alex McLeod, Hazel Meyer, Colin Miner, Sarah Nasby, Alicia Nauta, Josee Aubin Oulette, Nathalie Quagliotto, Callum Schuster, Jessica Vallentin, Elliot Vredenburg, Nicole Kelly Westman.

http://artmetropole.com

#art metropole#auction/fundraiser

Unpublished ISSUE 02
May 2011

Will Adler, Michelle Kathleen Anderson, Steven Beckly, Steven Brahms, Caleb Charland, Jonathan Cherry, Nicholas Alan Cope, Chajana DenHarder, Bill Durgin, Kyle Ferino, Matteo Ferrari, Pierpaolo Ferrari, Nina Hartmann, Evan Jenkins, Tim Johannis, Carl Kleiner, Kirill Kuletski, Casey McGonagle, Zoltán Vancsó.

Technical Specifications:
Size: 28,5x42cm
Pages: 40
Paper: Fedrigoni X-Per 140gsm
Copies: 500 (hand numbered)

I have work in the beautifully printed Unpublished, an independent publishing and artistic project aiming to promote and disseminate contemporary photography. For more information on the launch party and one night exhibition of original prints, view their press release.

http://www.unpublishedmag.com/issue_02.html

#book launch#publication#unpublished

Slideluck Potshow Paris
Le Comptoir Général
80 quai de Jemmapes
75010 Paris

Wed 23 June 2010
19H Potluck
21H Slideshow Part I
22H30 Slideshow Part II

Participating artists: Natalie Ayala, Romain Alary, Chris Anderson, Neil Atherton, Audrey Bardou, Juliana Beasley, Steven Beckly, Agnes Ben Meyer, Carolle Benitah, Ana Bloom, Aglae Bory, David Burnett, Olivier Cablat, Arnaud Contreras, Scarlett Coten, Bruce Davidson, Agnes Dherbeys, Giovanni Del Brenna, Estelle Dougier, Julia Griner, Laurent Gudin, Soraya Hocine, Pierre Hybre, IN PUBLIC, Helene Jayet, Catherine Larre, Andrialavidrazana Malala, Antonio Martinez, Beaudoin Mouanda, Osuke Okahara, Jon Ongkiehong, Pascal Otlinghaus, Louis Quail, Bruno Quinquet, Markel Redondo, Nick Shiflet, Gerard Uferas, Ana Lisa Unkuri, Michael Sawyer, Pieter Ten Hoopen, Patrick Tourneboeuf

Slideluck Potshow is pleased to present the premier edition of Slideluck Potshow Paris, taking place on 23 June, 2010 in an enchanting venue, Le Comptoir Général on the banks of Canal Saint Martin, as part of the 2010 global tour, launched in in May during New York Photo Festival.

The event will consist of a slideshow and potluck dinner, bringing together members of the photography, art and media communities for an evening of eating, drinking and sharing work. For over ten years, Slideluck Potshow has been bringing photo party events to cities all over the world. What began in Seattle as a grassroots effort by photographer, Casey Kelbaugh, in 2000 has now become an international cultural phenomenon.

With 100 shows in over 40 cities around the world, SLPS has grown exponentially and has taken place in cities including New York, Berlin, Oslo, São Paolo, Milan, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Chicago, Mexico City, Nairobi, Copenhagen, Toronto, Seville, Rome, Bogotà, San Francisco, Madrid, Minneapolis, Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, London Panama City, New Orleans, London and now, Paris.

If you are in Paris, Wednesday 23 June, please come and join us for an evening of photography and other delights.

View the complete slideshows and photos from the event.

#slideluck potshow

The Action of Light
Sunday Bazaar Issue 1
Index G Gallery
50 Gladstone Avenue
Toronto, Canada

Sunday May 10, 2009
12-6 PM | Free admission

Sally Ayre, Steven Beckly, Elizabeth Gesicki, Joeng-kwon Gye, Patrick Klauss, Bruce Livingston, Cher MacNeill, Dimitrije Martinovic, Jennifer Rome, Jacquelyn Siklos, Shozo Ushiroguchi, Lourdes Ladron de Guevara, Tomio Nitto.

INDEXG is pleased to present The Action of Light, a photography-based event as the inaugural issue of SUNDAY BAZAAR. A handful of Toronto artists will participate offering a wide range of photographic work: from fine prints, unique cards to t-shirt-de-arts. Prices start from $25.

http://indexg.com/sundaybazaar

#print sale

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