JERZY GALECKI - Collage - Assemblage - Photo Work

Opening Reception Friday December 2nd, 2016 6-9PM
at Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul St.
Gallery will remain open on Saturday December 3rd, 1-6PM
By appointment until Friday December 9th, 2016
Contact: jerzyga@sympatico.ca





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.

RECLAIMING THE CITY



Showcasing the Work of Heike Reuse

Photographer-in-Residence, Rouge National Urban Park
OPENING Nov. 10, 7-10 pm
Nov. 11-17, 11 am - 8 pm
Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul Street, Toronto

Rouge National Urban Park is Canada’s first and only national urban park. Located in the heart of Canada’s largest and most diverse metropolitan area, the park will span 79.1 km2 in the GTA, once fully established. This exhibition highlights the incredible work of Rouge National Urban Park’s first ever Photographer-in-Residence, Heike Reuse, a recent OCAD University graduate. Heike’s images help tell the story of the park’s rich biodiversity within an amazing assembly of natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes. The exhibit provides the perfect opportunity to escape the city, within the city. Proceeds from photo sales will be donated to the Toronto Wildlife Centre, a not-for-profit organization that helps recover sick and injured wildlife.

Heike Reuse is a Canadian-based landscape and wildlife photographer, with a curiosity for urban exploration. In the spring of 2016, Heike was the recipient of the first ever Parks Canada-OCAD University Career Launcher, and was named as Rouge National Urban Park’s first ever Photographer-in-Residence. 

As an artist, Heike is fascinated by wildlife and the idea of nature as an unstoppable force. She predominantly shoots landscapes, many echoing a theme of industrial abandonment or exploration and rediscovery of forgotten spaces. For Heike, photography is not solely about the image, but also the thrill of adventure and exploration of the natural world. 

For more information visit: ParksCanada.gc.ca/rouge




Archiving the Archivist: Andrea Fawcett Solo Retrospective

Presented by Greenbelt Arts

Public Opening: July 10th 1PM - 6PM 
29 McCaul St at Beaver Hall Artists' Co-op
Public viewing hours will be offered from 1-5 PM on Saturday and 1-5 PM on Tuesday






Andrea Fawcett was a Canadian artist and historian whose collection of large pieces and personal archives have been mined by curator Lauren Hunter to bring you this retrospective. Andrea travelled throughout Europe chasing the illusive brasses which fascinated her, and decoded their elaborate symbology as well as preserving them through rubbings. Her notes are collaged in an exploration of the archiving process, and the personal nexus of Andrea and her identity as a woman and an archivist is alluded to, but never made explicit. Additionally, large pieces created at disparate occasions during Andrea's lifetime are displayed together here, for the first time. 


JERZY GALECKI - Collage - Assemblage - Photo Work



Opening Reception Friday June 24th, 2016 6-9PM
at Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul St.
Gallery will remain open on Saturday June 25th 1-6PM
By appoinyment until Tuesday June 28 
Contact: jerzyga@sympatico.ca


An Impeccable State | Grayson Richards

DocNow Festival

Opening June 16, 7-10 PM
BEAVER HALL GALLERY, 29 MCCAUL ST, TORONTO
(Note: Exhibition open June 14-19, 11-5 PM)


An Impeccable State is an installation drawing on found and constructed archives, a meditation on the concept of social deviance within the context of an imperial, homogenizing globalism. Working in photography, video and sculpture, Richards embarks on a wide trajectory of research and production concerning the nebulous histories of social deviance and control. From Theseus’ defeat of the Minotaur and civilization’s ‘triumph’ over ‘barbarism’; from the leprosarium to the asylum; from McCarthyism to modern-day deradicalization programs with their claims of a ‘cure’ for violent fundamentalism, An Impeccable State reflects on the attitudes, architectures and apparati – past, present and future – manifested in response to the sometimes ‘undesirable’ plurality of the human condition.

BIO
Grayson Richards is an artist living and working in Toronto. Varied in approach and medium, his projects aim to complicate totalizing narratives by identifying (often constructing) points of overlap and friction, making visible the currents of power that shape and move our histories. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and is an MFA candidate at Ryerson University where his research was supported by the Ontario Graduate Scholarship in 2014 and 2015.