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
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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.
Mercer Multiplier 2017
14 November 2017, 6 pm – 10 pm
Mercer Union has asked 25 artists to each contribute works in limited editions of five, less than or equal to 20×30”. That means 125 chances for you to take home a unique work of contemporary art, while supporting Toronto’s leading artist-run centre. Purchase a ticket to be guaranteed a work at the event – ticket numbers will be drawn in random order giving you one minute to select. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages as participants vie for their favourites!
Doors at 6 pm – Draw at 7 pm
Each $200 ticket entitles the holder to one edition, to be selected by numbered draw the night of the event. Improve your chances of getting first pick of your favourite work by purchasing a Collector 3 Pack for $500. All ticket purchasers will have an hour to preview editions on offer before the ticket draw begins.
Participating Artists: Sara Angelucci, Karen Azoulay, Steven Beckly, Daniel Borins & Jennifer Marman, Erika Defreitas, Ben Freedman, Qendrim Hoti, Amy Claire Huestis & Suzanne Déry, Camille Jodoin-Eng, Steve Kado, Jeremy Laing, Scott Lyall, Katie Lyle, Jason McLean, Andrew McPhail, Kristie Muller, Andrew Reyes, Graham Roumieu, Sarah Sands Phillips, Curtis Santiago (Talwst), Liana Schmidt, Brittany Shepherd, TH&B, Nikki Woolsey, and Andy Patton