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’.