Steven Beckly: Earthbound
Bunker 2 at The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto
September 15 – October 28, 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.
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.
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
Free shuttle bus departs OCAD U (100 McCaul St) at 5:30 pm, to return at 8:30 pm, first come, first served.
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.
Some Mobility Group Photography Exhibition Presents…
☺ POP UP ARTS MARKET ☺
✄❀♫ Friday, August 24th, 2018 4-9 pm ✄❀♫
ZINES! CERAMICS! JEWELLERY! CLOTHES! BAGS! ART PRINTS!
Come see our current group photography exhibition “Some Mobility” while supporting local artists and makers. Find one of a kind artworks and gifts for a friend, a foe, or for yourself. You deserve it.
Brandon Hurtado Sandler
Eleventh House Jewellery
*** We will be accepting cash donations to Sistering: A Woman’s Place, an incredible multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. ***
Exhibition Run: Thursday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 26th, 2018
Jeff Bierk, Jimmy & Donnie Evans, Long Hair Brent
Nam Phi Dang
Ananna Oisharja Rafa
“What is a quote? A quote is a cut, a section, a slice of someone else’s orange. You suck the slice, toss the rind, skate away. Part of what you enjoy in a documentary technique is the sense of banditry. To loot someone else’s life or sentences and make off with a point of view, which is called “objective” because you can make anything into an object by treating it this way, is exciting and dangerous. Let us see who controls the danger.”
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.
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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!