STUDIO LIGHT by Steven Beckly
This one’s for the artists. When things get too dark in the studio, here are some light, feel good tunes to lift you up. Thanks for doing what you do!
1. SUMMER – BROCKHAMPTON
2. Touch My Body (Cyril Hahn Remix) – Mariah Carey
3. Slip Away – Perfume Genius
4. Bug Thief – Iglooghost
5. California – Childish Gambino
6. Purity (feat. Frank Ocean) – A$AP Rocky
7. Ocad Flu – Foxes In Fiction
8. European Oils – Destroyer
9. Aphasia – Pinegrove
10. Working Together – Born Ruffians
156 Studio Projects, an artist run space located in heart of Toronto’s Kensington Market, invites artists to compose playlists for the purposes of exploring art practices at a sonic level. 156 Studio Projects supports emerging art and art projects with programming made with the intention of fostering connections between underrepresented communities and encouraging creative processes.
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
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.
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.
Daniel Baird reviews Meirenyu in the summer issue of Border Crossings.
Featuring: Daphne Yuen, Isabella Wang, Lis Xu, Jody Chan, Sara Khan, Li Charmaine Anne, Preeti Kaur Dhaliwal, Tina Le, Lina Wu, Alycia Pirmohamed, Rachel Chen, Misbah Ahmed, Jisu Lee, Janika A Oza, Florence Yee, Dorica Manuel, Simon Shim-Sutcliffe, Mimi Nguyen, Steph Wang, Steven Beckly, Ivy Hon
LooseLeaf is a bi-annual magazine based in Toronto, that features content produced by pan-Asian (we focus on South, South-East, East, Mixed) creators such as visual arts, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reviews, artists and culture.
New Ho Queen No. 1
Friday May 11, 2018 | 9 pm – 3 am
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!
$10 at the door
Slaysians to the front! All are welcome!
Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to be participating in ARCOmadrid 2018
Booth 9E 02
February 21 – 25, 2018
IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
Avda. del Partenón, 5
With a presentation of works by:
For more information please contact Dory Smith at:
Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Ave
Toronto ON M6H 4A1
Canada +1 416 538 1880
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:
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
RISOGRAPHY -LOVING IMPERFECTIONS-
Edited by Carolina Amell
18 x 23 cm
Risography is a subculture and a printing method with a very peculiar and unique aesthetic with whom a lot of artist, designers, creatives and bookmakers have fallen in love. Featuring work by Emily Taylor, Yeji Yun, Patch Keyes, Tamar Moshkovitz, Alan Cheetham, Antonio Hitos, Ashley Ronning, Jacqueline Colley, Claudio Pogo, Atto, We Are Out Of Office, Bene Rohlmann, Patrick Fennessy, Steven Beckly, David Biskup, Jamie Jones, Marco Goran Romano, Mouselephant, James Holstein, Sigrid Calon, Luke Drozd, Ryotaro Sasame, Risotto Studio, Tori, El Famoso, Silvan Zurbriggen, Louise Lockhart and more.