Gifts by Artists:
December 12, 2020 – January 12, 2021
Art Metropole is pleased to present Gifts by Artists: Technical Difficulties, a special fundraiser sale of editions designed to inhabit the digital devices you use everyday; zoom backgrounds, phone wallpapers, screensavers, and the like.
Technical Difficulties features works by artists Steven Beckly, Patrick Cruz, Sarah Davidson, Julian Hou, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Philip Ocampo and Benjamin de Boer, Sophia Oppel, Alison Postma, Miles Rufelds, Kathy Slade, Emma Welch, Xuan Ye, Kendra Yee, and Shaheer Zazai.
Between the Acts
December 10, 2020 – January 9, 2021
Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present Between the Acts, an online exhibition featuring works that navigate notions of stillness, rest and interiority in different ways. The earth rests under layers of ice, a sculpture is cared for in the conservation lab, the dusty corners of a house reveal a narrative, light shifts through a windowpane.
Anne Carson concludes her lecture “On Stillness” by listing all the stillnesses she did not address. These include: “snow, fog, moonlight, chastity, the gerundive, Odysseus tied to the mast sailing past the sirens, the stillness of unsent letters, the stillness inside an egg, the stillness of all the Omnibuses in London driving around empty on December 18th, 1936, while a King was abdicating on radio, the stillness of all the swimming pools in the world that are closed at night, the stillness of Thomas Edison’s last breath which is preserved in a glass tube in a museum in Detroit, Michigan.”
To this we might add: the stillness of waiting.
We may not know what is next, but in this in-between place – in this stillness – perhaps we can pause for a moment and look around.
For more information contact Madeleine Taurins at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416 538 1880
Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 4A1
416 538 1880
Daniel Faria Gallery at Art Toronto 2020
October 28 – November 8, 2020
Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to be participating in Art Toronto 2020. Our online presentation will feature works by Steven Beckly, Nadia Belerique, Shannon Bool, Douglas Coupland, Chris Curreri, Andrew Dadson, Iris Häussler, Mark Lewis, Derek Liddington, Kristine Moran, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino and Elizabeth Zvonar. A selection of works from our online presentation will also be on view at the gallery for the duration of the fair.
Steven Beckly: Lightbringer
July 20 – September 14, 2020
September 25 – November 7, 2020
Stride Gallery is pleased to present a photographic installation in our storefront windows by Steven Beckly as a prelude to his exhibition Lightbringer that opens on September 25, 2020.
The exhibition’s title refers to multiple metaphors of light. It is a term for the planet Venus used to indicate its brightness and unique movements in the night sky. Due to these cosmic nuances, mythology surrounding Venus often features the motif of a divine being falling from grace. Lucifer (‘light-bringer’) is a Latin name used for mythological and religious figures associated with the planet.
Drawing on photography’s relationship to light, space and time, Beckly’s new body of work comprises of images, sculptures and a window installation. Working with natural and spectral forms, Beckly cultivates a visual language of colours and textures by revealing poetic links between optics and haptics, materiality and sensuality. Printed on materials of varying opacity, reflectivity and dimension, Beckly’s works are affected by light and the position of the viewer’s body. Suspending in the gallery space and protruding from the walls, they exist in a tenuous balance. Considering darkness as the companion of light, Lightbringer reaches into the realm of the unknown for a deeper look at intimacy and relationships.
Exhibition publication Lightbringer contains works by Steven Beckly and text by Fan Wu.
The artist would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
Stride Gallery is located in Mohkinstsis, the traditional territories of Treaty 7 people. Our activities take place on the land that is and has been from time immemorial stewarded and cared for by the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Iyarhe/Stoney Nakoda people comprising the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
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 email@example.com.
This event is co-presented between Daniel Faria Gallery and Stride Gallery.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
In anticipation of Steven Beckly’s upcoming exhibition Lightbringer at Stride Gallery, Calgary, the gallery has produced a limited edition publication featuring images by the artist and a text by Toronto-based poet Fan Wu.
If you would like to receive a free copy of this publication, send an email with your mailing address to email@example.com.
For more information, visit: http://www.stride.ab.ca/lightbringer/
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.
170 St. Helens Ave.
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
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
Tanner Kidd (Co-Chair) • Richard Lambert (Co-Chair) • Rebecca Carbin • Miles Gertler • Gill Harris • Jeremy Laing • Devan Patel • Robert Wainstein
Daniel Faria Gallery at Art Toronto 2019
October 25 – 27, 2019
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Featuring work by:
Jennifer Rose Sciarrino