*This exhibition has been postponed until further notice.
April 3 – May 22, 2020
1006 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary
Opening: Friday April 3, 7 pm
Artist talk: Saturday April 4, 2 pm
Stride Gallery is pleased to present Lightbringer, an exhibition of new works by Toronto-based artist Steven Beckly. 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 public billboard 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 images by Steven Beckly and text by Fan Wu.
The artist would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
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
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:
email@example.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
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.