It Can Only Be This Place
Photo: Alyssa Bistonath

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

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.

https://utsc.utoronto.ca/~dmg/

#doris mccarthy gallery#exhibition

Ryerson Artspace Pop Up Arts Market

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.

Free Admission*

FEATURED VENDORS:
Steven Beckly
Kendra Yee
Grayson James
Fehn Foss
Clea Christakos-Gee
Brandon Hurtado Sandler
Eleventh House Jewellery
Platinum Playhouse
Hannah Zbitnew
Holly Chang
Sweet Juju

*** 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. ***

Some Mobility
Exhibition Run:​ Thursday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 26th, 2018

FEATURING
Jeff Bierk, Jimmy & Donnie Evans, Long Hair Brent
Nam Phi Dang
Ethan Murphy
Ananna Oisharja Rafa
Camille Rojas

“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.”

–Anne Carson

 http://www.ryersonartspace.com

#book fair#publications#ryerson artspace#still life

Mapping Territories: Practicing With/In Communities
Photo: Yuula Benivolski

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
*ASL provided
*Accessible venue

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.

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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.

http://paperhousestudio.com/ZIPE
http://torontoartbookfair.com

#event#panel

Meirenyu in C Magazine
Press / June 18, 2018

Meirenyu in C Magazine

Jessica Thalmann reviews Meirenyu in the summer issue of C Magazine.

http://cmagazine.com/issues/138

#c magazine#daniel faria gallery#meirenyu#press

Looseleaf: Volume 5

Wrap-around riso cover for LooseLeaf: Volume 5, published by Project 40 Collective.

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.

http://looseleafmagazine.ca

#looseleaf#publications

New Ho Queen No. 1 Asian Love

New Ho Queen No. 1

Friday May 11, 2018 | 9 pm – 3 am
ROUND venue
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!

Hosted by John Thai (@thaipografik) + Diego Armand (@diego_armand)

DJs
Jaime Sin (@jaime_sin)
Kim Sum (@kim__sum)
Lulu Wei (@llcoolwei)
Diego Armand (@diego_armand)

Performances by
Ms. Nookie Galore (@santotricks)
Sze-Yang Ade-Lam (@seeyinandyang)

$10 at the door

Slaysians to the front! All are welcome!

Photo by @BryanHuynh
Cover Asian (@reggie_ho)

https://yohomo.ca/nightlife-listings/new-ho-queen-no1
https://yohomo.ca/blog/all-hail-torontos-new-ho-queen-queer-asian-event

#event#new ho queen

Daniel Faria Gallery at ARCOmadrid 2018

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
28042 Madrid

With a presentation of works by:
Steven Beckly
Nadia Belerique
Shannon Bool
Douglas Coupland

For more information please contact Dory Smith at:
dory@danielfariagallery.com

Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Ave
Toronto ON M6H 4A1
Canada
+1 416 538 1880
www.danielfariagallery.com

http://ifema.es/arcomadrid_06
https://danielfariagallery.com/fair/arcomadrid-2

#arcomadrid#art fair#daniel faria gallery

Meirenyu on Artforum, Critics' Picks

Thank you to Brian Sholis for highlighting Meirenyu on Artforum’s Critics’ Picks.

Read his review: https://artforum.com/picks/steven-beckly-74149

#artforum#daniel faria gallery#meirenyu#press

Meirenyu, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

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:
dory@danielfariagallery.com or 416 538 1880

Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 4A1
416 538 1880
www.danielfariagallery.com
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

https://danielfariagallery.com/exhibition/meirenyu

#daniel faria gallery#exhibition#meirenyu

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