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
T +1 514 989 7886
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and by appointment
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Cover art for the UK edition of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen. Published by Bloodaxe Books.
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).
The Photobook Lab: On Longevity
25 May 2019, 3 – 4 pm
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.
May 10 – July 1, 2019
Opening reception: Friday May 10, 6 – 9 pm
Remarks at 7:30 pm
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.
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.
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.