Self-taught artist Linds Miyo is a Canadian abstract painter. Born and raised in California, her work strives to evoke the strong, direct light of her childhood. A trauma survivor, Linds is interested in the balance between intention and that which is beyond our control, the meeting place between our best efforts and happenstance.
The unassuming lower level of Artscape Youngplace, the bustling cultural centre that was once a vacant public school in Toronto’s west end, is where SKETCH has called home for the past four years.
A bit of planning – and personality – can go a long way
to make your collection display shine with that certain "je ne sais quoi".
Here are four unique ideas brought to life.
For new and old fans of Ai Wei Wei's work, the Ai Wei Wei: Unbroken at Toronto's Gardiner Museum is a must-see. This compact exhibit spans a range of work by the recognizable contemporary artist and outspoken critic of China.
TOAF has created a unique opportunity for artist collectives, nonprofit & artist-run centres and galleries to showcase or sell their members work, promote their mission and reach out to new audiences at the 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair July 12-14, 2019.
As humans, we tell stories. Stories help us share information, experience connection and meaning. As artists and designers we have this special superhero power to tell stories and curate experiences on a very dynamic level.
We had the pleasure of attending the Opening Party on Thursday, Feb. 21 for a sneak preview and said hello to many familiar faces from our roster on Partial, and met a slew of new talents as well. Here are some of our favourites from the show.
What does it mean to be an art collector? Meet Regina Sheung, shop owner of Labour of Love in Toronto: "I look out for art that conveys emotion, that makes you pause, think beyond what is in front of you and provokes your imagination."
Most of us have at least heard the terms “emerging”, “mid-career” and “established” to describe where an artist is at in their career. That said, “emerging” isn’t necessarily synonymous with being junior or inexperienced.
Every January the Toronto Interior Design Show brings together vendors and suppliers to showcase their newest and most innovative offerings to both the design trade and consumers. In addition to being a resource hub IDS is dedicated to supporting North America’s up-and-coming design talent.
Design Week in Toronto kicked off last week with the Media & VIP Preview of CUTMR2019 with our partners DesignTO, featuring over 20 projects by artists and designers. We picked a few of our standout installations for 2019's theme of BAM! KAPOW! ZAAAP!
Toronto designer Alexandra Gater is all about beautiful spaces on a budget and features Partial Gallery's unique rental model as one of her top 5 ideas.
Relax and lean back.
Don't want to hang? Wall shelves, bookshelves, and picture ledges can be the supportive friend your artwork needs. We pull some of the best tips from "How to Hang a Picture" by Jay Sacher and Suzanne LaGasa.
This past fall, we had the pleasure of taking over the Art Nook walls in the back of Labour of Love, a Cabbagetown shop (and neighbourhood darling) in collaboration with a special Cedar and Vine trunk show. The art here helped transform an empty space into a room that fully encapsulated the modern country mood of the show.
Canadian artist Gwynne Giles is of Anglo-Welsh ancestry who came from an academic background but began painting when he retired from a successful career in the hospitality industry. He has lived in the Beaches in Toronto for 35 years and is “as happy as a pig in muck”. With no formal training in art, his ideas are at times quirky but always original. His work has been described by collectors as 'something new and completely different’.