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.
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.”
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:
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