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Toronto Outdoor Exhibition – SEPT 18-20

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For the first time ever, excited to be presenting my art at the  Toronto Art Outdoor Exhibition 
Come check me out from Friday – Sunday 10.30am – 6.30pm this coming weekend at  Nathan Phillips Square
Booth A34 (that’s on the North/West side of the Square – right underneath City Hall!)
Look forward to seeing some familiar faces and checking out all the other amazing participating artists!

 

Riverdale Artwalk June 6+7 TORONTO

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Let it Burn2

Incorporating new mediums with Modern Batik

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Always fun trying new mediums and most of all – a great challenge to keep within your creative aesthetics. Here is my piece from the January 29th  LetitBurn group show at 416 Gallery “La Guerrière”. Great combination of #woodburning + #modernbatik . SOLD opening night.

Opening Preview: “Océanides”

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You are invited to attend an Opening Preview of “Océanides”, a solo Modern Batik exhibition by artist Gabrielle Lasporte on Tuesday February 17, 2015 from 7-11pm

Please note this is a RSVP ONLY event. To confirm your attendance, please rsvp to http://eepurl.com/bb04Nf / with your name and number of guests attending

Event details to follow

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Océanides
A solo Modern Batik exhibition by artist Gabrielle Lasporte

In her 3rd Modern Batik series, Gabrielle continues her visual exploration of the human experience by delving into water. Water, essential for human survival, widely signifies healing and regeneration. Through this collection of work, Gabrielle explores the beauty of this natural force as a mirror for our lives.

As we live each day, emotions influence our growth through highs and lows. Just like the movement of water and the cycles of waves caused by external forces, we are destined to live this cycle over and over again. The many layers of dyes within each piece provide another metaphor for the layers of emotions, realizing how embracing them is ultimately our empowerment.

Gabrielle’s work has been shown at notable events including the Manifesto Festival Art Exhibit, Queen West Art Crawl, and Toronto Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.  In 2012-13, Gabrielle was commissioned to complete three sea-themed pieces for private collectors.  Her work on these pieces further inspired her to explore water as a theme in her development as a Modern Batik artist.  She was the first batik artist to participate in The Artist Project, a contemporary art fair in Toronto, where she will be returning in February 2015 to present her latest collection.

Her previous series ” Life Flow” was an abstract visual representation of the life cycle through colour and shapes. Through good or bad, life will always flow to its ultimately destiny.

Opening Preview – February 17, 2015

The Artist Project – February 19 – 23 (Booth 536)

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Hidden Gem “Maha’s”

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There are many negatives about social media but the positives are that you discover so many amazing places and people. Such is the case for me discovering a hidden gem tucked on Greenwood Ave in the east end of Toronto called Maha’s. Found out about them on a Facebook page, started to follow them there as well as Instagram where I proceeded to drool over their amazing looking food. I finally went for brunch with some friends where we shared a Chef’s Platter of delicious Egyptian food. The atmosphere at the café was so great and warm, all due to the wonderful family that runs it.

Today,  I had the pleasure to be able to hang one of my favourite pieces of all times “X. ou Mystère d’une Femme” at the café. Created for a group show in 2013, “X”‘s inspiration comes from the Goddess Isis and Egyptian art. There is a lot of symbolism in the piece that speaks to the power of women, something that is very prevalent in my artwork. [Read more HERE on my original post about her] I felt that “X” would be the perfect addition to the atmosphere and I am so happy that they have agreed to have her in their space!

To boot, I had a great breakfast and my new favourite: Honey Cardamon Latte. I highly recommend that you go check it out if you are in Toronto!
Happy Friday y’all!

Maha’s
226 Greenwood Ave,
just north of Gerrard
facebook.com/MahasFineEgyptianCuisine

 

BowsArt Holiday Show at Art Square Gallery

 

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Just announced: I will have 3 pieces at the #BowsArt #Holiday #Show. Held at ArtSquareGallery across from the AGO in TO. Dec 1-14. Catch me there for the opening Dec3 7-9pm

Going Bananas!

On November 7, I took part in a group show at 416 Gallery called “Going Bananas”. The idea was to take over the gallery space with all things bananas; artwork, food, drinks. The night was lots of fun with some great artwork created. Here is my piece:

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“J’aime les bananes”
15×15″
Modern Batik stretched on Wood Panel

interested in this piece? Email me!

EVENT: Grand Opening for 416Gallery

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I was recently invited to be part of a new collective created by Jimmy Chiale. I am looking forward to being inspired by all the talented artists/collective members!

Representing for 416 Gallery  #416collective – The first show theme was “Good ol’ 416”
my piece “TDot Flow” and my inspiration: “The energy of so many different people coming together is what makes Toronto so unique and admired. Chaotic, Spectacular, Frustrating .. Inspiring – Its part of our Tdot Flow.”

about 416 Gallery:

416GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery in Toronto founded and directed by abstract artist & curator Jimmy Chiale. It is located at 404 Queen street east, two blocks east of Parliament. 

The first week of every month, the gallery showcases CHIALE’s bright and colourful abstract work. The last week of every month is dedicated to a series of group shows curated by CHIALE exhibiting a large variety of local artists.
The Grand opening month will be different starting the first week of September with the collective’s show and the week after with Chiale’s work.

Throughout the month, the space can be rented weekly or hourly to individual artists, collectives, local communities, and charitable or non-profit organizations with Jimmy Chiale’s curatorial help, if required, to guarantee a successful event. The space is perfectly designed to host any small or medium scale events such as receptions, classes, photo/video shoots, installations and exhibitions. The gallery can also host artists talks, workshops, classes and movie screenings that are open to the community, kids and artists. The primary focus is to assist and promote local artists in Toronto by showcasing and selling their work to art lovers.

The gallery provides a way for artists to connect with the local art community and its supporters by providing assistance and presenting opportunities to help them accomplish their careers as artists in the way that they desire. 416GALLERY is a professional, fun, inspiring and creative environment where everyone can meet and discuss art over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
See you there!

For any inquiries about exhibitions or space rental email info@416gallery.com(please add subject of email)

EVENT: Art Walk North 2014

Please join me this upcoming Friday and Saturday for:

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Rum Tasting Event at The Real Jerk Restaurant 2014

In May, I was part of a Rum Tasting event at The Real Jerk restaurant in Toronto. Check out the footage!

Rum Tasting Event at The Real Jerk Restaurant 2014
Toronto | May 2014
Courtesy of Urban Television – S.O.U.L Episodes