CUTS II - Bani Bali

Opening night        June 16, 2017                 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday June 17, 2017
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday June 18, 2017
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Self-taught Canadian artist Bani Bali takes a fresh approach to the classic technique of paper cutting. Inspired by her travels, and grounded in her day-to-day activities, the artist channels her creative messages into delicate, captivating, intricately-cut pieces of varied sizes.  She finds paper, the blend of natural world and human creation, to be a heightened medium in which to express her unique visual thoughts.
Artist Statement

I cannot recall a time in my life when I did not draw.  Art for me has always been about capturing the images in my mind.  Whether painting, photography or cutting paper, art helps me give form to thoughts I cannot adequately express with words.  Painting allows me to express my love of colour, where I can ponder and reflect my feelings with bright and bold colours brought together.  By contrast, photography is very “in the moment”.  It captures what I see and experience just as it happens.  Paper cutting is an exercise in extreme patience.  The time and care it takes to form and shape my images are painstaking in every piece…..big or small.  Each medium’s unique challenges allow particular forms of creative expression.

In cutting paper, I try to bridge the gap between the traditional medium of paper cutting and contemporary expression.  This unforgiving medium, where one wrong cut can end hours of work demands great respect and I enjoy the focus and discipline it brings to me.  Even in its simplicity, paper is powerful.  Paper helps me create worlds of light and shadow, texture and dimension.  In this medium, the quality of your craft says as much about your state of mind as the representation itself.                                         


Opening Reception Friday May 12, 2017 

6-9PM at Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul St.

The Gallery will remain open on Saturday May 13, 1-6PM
By appointment until Monday May 15, 2016

Jerzy Galecki was born and raised in Poland during the Communist era. He immigrated to Canada in 1979. His family was prosperous prior to the war but had to live with the memories of the prewar greatness that the communists took away from them. He is a graduate of Innis College (U of T) as a Fine Art Studio Specialist with minor in Art History. His work is inspired by his family's history in Poland and encompasses his travels to Europe over the past number of years. He states, "I love spending time with my friends and relatives in Europe. I’m madly in love with Paris. So far I crossed Atlantic 56 times. And I hope to continue." This is reflective in his Collage, Assemblage and Photography work.


Shadow work is the path of the heart warrior.   Carl Jung

Hello Shadow explores the journey toward an embrace of our individual and collective darkness – our Shadow.  Three artists, one accidental in her becoming, one emerging, and one who is no longer with us, have produced highly individual works wherein artistic interaction with Shadow brings Shadow to light.  In bringing Shadow out of hidden isolation, we are given ART, elucidating Carl Jung’s discernment that there is gold to be found in the Shadow.    

You are invited to explore the Shadow work of these heart warrior artists. Come and say Hello to Shadow…theirs and perhaps your own. What do their Shadows reveal? What might your Shadow want you to discover?

 APRIL 22-28

29 McCAUL ST  


APRIL 23 3-4

APR 22: 5-9 APR 23: 1-5  
APR 24-28: 1-7


an MFA Exhibition by 
Thomas Haskell

April 10th - 16th 1 - 7pm

Opening Reception: 
Thursday April 13th 6-9pm
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul Street

"As a creolized Trinidadian subject, i seek to navigate the tensions of my heritage and selfhood as a transgressive queer body. In a critical engagement with ceramic sculpture i seek to fuse the costumes and characters of Trinidadian Carnival in order to manifest tensions of power, gender, and violence. "
- Thomas Haskell

In a Willing State of Suspended Disbelief


Opening on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at Beaver Hall Gallery In a Willing State of Suspended Disbelief is an exhibition of four artists' work exploring the internal, psychological experiences of identity. Yasmeen Al-Shawa, Natalie Castrogiovanni, Andrea Harris and Alessandra Pasut use drastically different approaches to address these themes and shed light on specific concerns through their practices. The work ranges from a wistful to whimsical take on the internal and external forces that shape our construction of self.

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program — in collaboration with Abbozzo Gallery, Angell Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Coldstream Fine Art, Gallery 1313, Lonsdale Gallery and The Theatre Centre — titled Impulse Control,  takes place from March 2 to April 23, 2017. This series of eleven exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. It has been made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation Program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.