Touch Screen, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montréal
Hannah Whitaker, Dimensions, 2019.

Touch Screen

Steven Beckly, Marie-Claire Blais, Jessica Eaton, Gerald Ferguson, Molly Haynes, Mårten Lange, Ruby Sky Stiler, Hannah Whitaker

Curated by Julia Dault and Brian Sholis

July 10 – August 17, 2019
Opening: Wednesday July 10, 5 – 8 pm

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran is delighted to present TOUCH SCREEN, an exhibition organized by Julia Dault and Brian Sholis which brings together artists whose works evoke partitions, scrims, and portals. The artworks presented here seem to push back and forth across thresholds, but the screens they evoke are anything but those of our electronic devices. Instead, materials and close observation—of the world, of mark-making—are gateways to form and meaning.

We think of networked screens as bringing forward worlds and spaces beyond what’s immediately in front of us. The artists in this exhibition, through their intricate craftsmanship and their play with thresholds, create objects that serve as both carriers and embodiment of meaning.

We would like to thank Daniel Faria Gallery, Galerie René Blouin, Olga Korper Gallery, Nicelle Beauchene and Marinaro for their collaboration.

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
1892 Rue Payette
Montréal, QC H3J 1P3
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Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and by appointment

http://galerieantoineertaskiran.com/exhibition/touch-screen/

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(  ), Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Shannon Bool, The Weather, 2019. Wool tapestry and embroidery.

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David Altmejd, Steven Beckly, Shannon Bool, Ryan Gander, Mark Lewis, Heather Rowe, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino

June 27 – September 7, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday June 27, 6 – 8 pm

Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present “( )”, a group exhibition featuring works by David Altmejd, Steven Beckly, Shannon Bool, Ryan Gander, Mark Lewis, Heather Rowe and Jennifer Rose Sciarrino.

Parenthesis literally means “to put beside” from the Greek roots par-, -en, and thesis. It is relational: one thing put beside another. One thing within another thing. To function properly, a parenthesis requires a partner; it seeks its other half in order to enclose the space between. It becomes plural: parentheses.

Parentheses act as a frame, holding and protecting what lies between their curved arms. They ask us to look closely at what is there. Seen through a window, the outside world is given parameters. Sometimes the cropped view can offer us more information than the wide view. Parentheses can also be disruptive. They interrupt. They draw us away from the main event if only so that we can return to it with greater clarity. They tell us that we might be missing something, saying, look again.

The works included in this exhibition create and complicate space both inside and outside the frame, whether through technological renderings, material manipulations, or perspectival distortions.

For more information contact Madeleine Taurins at:
madeleine@danielfariagallery.com or 416 538 1880

Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 4A1
416 538 1880
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

https://danielfariagallery.com/exhibition/2342

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If I have a body, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Veronika Pausova, Jacuzzi, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Simon Subal Gallery, New York.

If I have a body
May 31 – September 2, 2019

Remai Modern, Saskatoon
102 Spadina Crescent East

If I have a body presents new and recent work by six Canadian artists: Shuvinai Ashoona, Steven Beckly, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Laurie Kang, Veronika Pausova and Dominique Rey. The title, drawn from a poem by Belcourt, considers the body as a proposition, an unstable form shaped by imagination, desire, vulnerability and exchange. The artists are brought together in dynamic pairings, creating dialogue between their works.

The artists in this exhibition share an interest in the body as a vehicle for synthesis and transformation. Rather than a singular, stable entity, the body is unresolved and contingent, a fragmented collection of feelings, expectations, and circumstances.

Organized by Rose Bouthillier, Curator (Exhibitions); Sandra Fraser, Curator (Collections); and Troy Gronsdahl, Associate Curator (Live Programs).

https://remaimodern.org/program/exhibitions/exhibition/if-i-have-a-body

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Summer Camp, SPAO Centre, Ottawa

Summer Camp
May 10 – July 1, 2019

Opening reception: Friday May 10, 6 – 9 pm
Remarks at 7:30 pm

SPAO Centre
77 Pamilla Street, Ottawa

On May 10, 2019, from 6 pm to 9 pm, join us at the SPAO Centre – School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa for the opening reception of the 2019 CANADIANA exhibition Summer Camp. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, the exhibition features lens-based artworks produced over the last five decades by LGBTQ2+ artists from across the country. The exhibition is co-curated by SPAO Gallery Manager Michael Davidge and Creative Director Jonathan Hobin in consultation with a wide range of Canadian curators and artists.

Hobin states, “The incredible input we got from across Canada guided us as we put together this amazing showcase of established artists like Kent Monkman and Evergon as well as emerging artists like Dayna Danger and B.G-Osborne.” Highlighting camp as both a sensibility and a site in the Canadian landscape, the exhibition also features works by Steven Beckly, David Buchan, Colin Campbell, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Michelle Mohabeer and Paul Wong. A text by art writer and curator Daniella Sanader accompanies the exhibition.

http://spao.ca/gallery

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Love S.O.S., Centre3, Hamilton

Steven Beckly:
Love S.O.S.

Centre3, Hamilton
173 James St. North

February 23 – April 6, 2019
Opening reception: Friday March 8, 7 – 10 pm

Curated by Sally Frater

Centre3 is pleased to present Love S.O.S., a new installation by Toronto-based artist and photographer Steven Beckly. Over the past 8 years, Beckly has produced hundreds of images. Cultivating moments of closeness and intimacy, he approaches photography as both a personal and a social practice, an act that connects rather than distances, feels rather than explains.

In Love S.O.S., Beckly’s images are assembled in a slideshow of almost 400 photographs. A multiplicity of encounters, they form a spectrum of interactions shaped by the artist’s desire for connection with his surrounding world. Accompanying Beckly’s slideshow is an evocative soundtrack of love songs, featuring tracks by Leonard Cohen, Daft Punk and Tina Turner, among others. Selected for their varied perspectives on love, these voices reflect on matters of the heart against Beckly’s shifting imagery. In one corner of the gallery, visitors are invited to leave their suggestions for love songs, adding to the project’s growing playlist. Continuous and mutable, Beckly’s project frames intimacy as an endless and interrelated process of transformation. Set against a contemporary world undergoing dramatic change, Love S.O.S. operates as an emergency call to reconsider the poetic and political dimensions of intimacy.

Presented with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

http://centre3.com/exhibition/love-s-o-s/

Love S.O.S., Centre3, Hamilton
Installation view, Love S.O.S., Centre3, Hamilton (Photo: Andrew Butkevicius)

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Earthbound

Steven Beckly: Earthbound

Bunker 2 at The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

September 15 – October 21, 2018
Exhibition hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 5 pm or by appointment

Bunker 2 and The Bentway are pleased to co-present Earthbound, an exhibition of new works by Toronto-based artist Steven Beckly. Cultivating moments of closeness and intimacy, Beckly creates images that straddle photography and sculpture. In Earthbound, various figures are entwined in a mythic botanical world. Located inside The Bentway’s skate-rental shipping container, Beckly’s photographs take on three-dimensional forms shaped by their unique habitat. Printed on various materials—opaque and translucent, hard and soft—they reflect an ethos of light, renewal, and transformation. Amid a rapidly changing landscape, Earthbound points to our primordial beginnings to regenerate an intimacy with our natural environment.

Part of The Bentway’s Fall Art Exhibition “If, But, What If?”

Presented with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council.

http://www.bunker2.ca
http://www.thebentway.ca

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forward motion, Small Arms Inspection Building, Mississauga, curated by Noa Bronstein
Photo: Meera Margaret Singh

forward motion
September 8 – October 20, 2018

Christina Battle, Steven Beckly, Patrick Cruz, Soheila Esfahani, Melissa General, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Jihee Min, Ed Pien, Véronique Sunatori, Meera Margaret Singh, Tazeen Qayyum

Curated by Noa Bronstein

Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 1 – 4 pm
Exhibition hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 4 pm

Join us in celebrating the inaugural exhibition at the newly opened Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB).

forward motion brings together artworks that converge on concepts of mobility and movement, of transit and the transitory. Exploring ideas ranging from flight, time travel and immigration to displacement and circulation, each of the artists featured within the exhibition navigates the physical and conceptual dimensions of movement across time and space. What emerges through these multiple pathways are deeply felt responses to how the movement of bodies, objects and ideas influences the ways in which the artists featured here conceive of place-making, of awayness and hereness.

The SAIB is a historic, multi-purpose building that presents a wide range of arts and cultural programs. As the only cultural hub of its kind in Mississauga, the SAIB supports meaningful engagement through dynamic exhibitions, events and experiences. This unique venue strives to provide an open and responsive programming model that fosters collaboration and community-building.

http://smallarmsinspectionbuilding.ca

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It Can Only Be This Place
Photo: Alyssa Bistonath

It Can Only Be This Place
September 4 – November 3, 2018

Hiba Abdallah with Steven Beckly, Alyssa Bistonath & Patrick Cruz

Curated by Tiffany Schofield

Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto, Scarborough

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 19, 6 – 8:30 pm
Exhibition tour by Tiffany Schofield at 7 pm

It Can Only Be This Place is an open collection of stories, impressions, and speculations of Scarborough developed by artist Hiba Abdallah. Generated in conversation with local residents, Abdallah produced a series of projects specifically for the Doris McCarthy Gallery. Texts, images, and stories gathered throughout an extended research period were transformed into objects and installations that consider the ways in which place is remembered and commemorated. Alongside this new body of work, Abdallah has invited artists Steven Beckly, Alyssa Bistonath, and Patrick Cruz to contribute to the exhibition. Engaged in various approaches to myth-making and story-telling, their responses inscribe fiction onto Scarborough’s natural, cultural, and diasporic landscapes. Each work provides an intimate look at Scarborough and the various communities that have come to call it home. Through complex, intersecting, and often unresolved narratives, It Can Only Be This Place makes space for past, present, and future versions of Scarborough previously untold.

https://utsc.utoronto.ca/~dmg/

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Meirenyu, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

Steven Beckly: Meirenyu

January 18 – February 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present Meirenyu, Steven Beckly’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Meirenyu is a transliteration of the Mandarin word for mermaid [ 美人魚 ]. Found in the myths of many cultures, mermaids are aquatic hybrids: half-human, half-fish. Neither fully belonging to land nor sea, they are transitional figures with transformative abilities. Closely entwined in human affairs, they are beautiful and seductive, dangerous yet vulnerable.

Drawing on symbols and themes from Beckly’s favourite underwater tales, Meirenyu casts an intimate gaze on the mermaid mythos to re-imagine our contemporary relationships with the ocean and the unknown. Working with images of light, water, and skin, Beckly cultivates a visual language of colours and textures by revealing poetic links between image and object, surface and space. Beckly’s photographs delicately hang, suspended in the gallery space, taking on three-dimensional forms that twist the orientations of up and down, left and right, front and back. Straddling photography and sculpture, his images connect the hybridity and fluidity of mermaids to broader issues of gender and sexuality. Printed on iridescent, opalescent, and translucent materials, they reflect an ethos of light, glamour, and transformation. In broader strokes, Meirenyu points to the power of myths in our understanding of the ocean and the unknown, while underscoring the need for new myths to reflect the global and environmental issues of today.

The artist acknowledges support from the Ontario Arts Council.

For more information contact Dory Smith at:
dory@danielfariagallery.com or 416 538 1880

Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 4A1
416 538 1880
www.danielfariagallery.com
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

https://danielfariagallery.com/exhibition/meirenyu

#daniel faria gallery#exhibition#meirenyu

Skin Deep, Skimming the Pages, Drake One Fifty, Toronto, ON

Skin Deep, Skimming the Pages
September 7, 2017 – September 1, 2018

Elizabeth Zvonar
Steven Beckly
Chris Lux
Nando Alvarez-Perez
Rebecca Ladds

Drake One Fifty
150 York St, Toronto

Casting Drake One Fifty in a metaphorical ‘red light’, Skin Deep, Skimming the Pages explores the techniques with which artists approach the centuries-old subject matter of the human figure in the digital age. The exhibition highlights the dialogue between art history and the here-and-now, reinventing the erotic classicism of the past through the contemporary lens.

http://drakeonefifty.ca/whatson/2017/9/9/skin-deep-skimming-pages-exhibition-opening/

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