maybe i was here before, maybe this is where i’m going (nothing is ever truly static, anyway)

BLOWN SOFT GLASS, POWDER PRINTED GLASS PANELS

10” X 24” panels, 10” X 6” vessel

$1200.00 | $30/month

Coley

Most recently working with glass, on paper, and in performance, Coley is constantly creating in Tkaronto. Their work is heavily experimental and process-oriented, and examines perceived dichotomies,... the space between, and life on the periphery. Coley is currently studying Craft & Design at Sheridan College, specializing in glass.

@coley.makes
STATEMENT

Maybe I was here before, maybe this is where I’m going is an installation in three parts, consisting of a series of vessels and a triptych of hanging panels. The pieces begin as free writings on specific events and broader circumstances across time, which are subsequently distilled into drawings and symbols. The drawings are then incorporated into the glass in several layers, using a variety of techniques to imbue thoughts and feelings into the work. The panels, representing times past, are a monument to what has come before and are fixed, as it has been written. The vessels, representing the present and that which has yet to come, serve a further purpose. Repeated meditations are whispered into the vessels before they are broken, ritualistically, to let go of what they symbolically contain.

We do not stand still; we are always moving, sometimes forward and sometimes backward.

(nothing is ever truly static, anyway)

These artworks are also available to Rent. Please contact Josh Vettivelu to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

RAINBOWLAND BRUGUIERA

WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE ON PAPER

14x18 in

$380.40

BUY

RAINBOWLAND RUBBER BURGUNDY

WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE ON PAPER

20.5x24.5 in (framed)

$480.00

BUY

Xiao Wen Xu

Xiao Wen Xu is a Chinese-born Canadian self-taught artist in Toronto. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master of Architecture in 2018.

After graduation, she worked at an a... rchitecture firm for three years, while painting in her free time and participating in juried exhibitions. In 2021, she started painting full-time. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Ontario Association of Architects Headquarters, John B. Aird Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

xiaowenxu.com
STATEMENT

Xiao Wen Xu’s artistic practice is influenced by her contemplative love of the natural environment. Her two current interests are an oil painting series, Minimal Skies, and a watercolour painting series, Rainbowland LeavesMinimal Skies is inspired by skies she’s seen and photographed. The paintings are abstracted forms of skies with everything eliminated except for the colour gradient, evoking simplicity and serenity. Rainbowland Leaves is a collection of works painted from life using a wet-on-wet technique with watercolour and acrylic gouache. Capturing the realistic shapes of leaves using bold and bright imaginary colours, she seeks to convey her happiness and joy experienced from such a vivid palette and the natural forms of her subject with the viewer; to offer an escape into a “new romantic world”.

VICISSITUDES

OIL PAINT ON WOOD PANEL

24x18 in

$720.00 | $18/month

BUY

Shannon Taylor-Jones

Shannon Taylor-Jones is an emerging interdisciplinary artist working in Toronto and London, Ontario. She obtained a BFA with a major in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University in 2016, and a post-... graduate certificate from Centennial College in Museum and Cultural Management in 2018. She is a current resident artist at Good Sport, an art collective, gallery, and studio space in London, Ontario.

shannontaylorjones.com
STATEMENT

This work is a study of the creative processes of living and being: looking into the creative processes of plants, fungi, and other organic matter as non-linear practices of growth and decay. The detritus is the answer to one question and the ask of another. Existing as the layered (un)domestication of interwoven life forms, including the pathologized mind, these pieces exist as fragments of larger processes. Through layers and intersections of care, the inevitability of transience remains.

FUTURE HOUSE

ACRYLIC ON WOOD

12x16 in

$312.00 | $15/month

Angela Walcott

Angela Walcott is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist and arts educator. She has a broad interest in sustainability, African-Canadian settlement/immigration patterns and community building. A ... variety of media helps to strengthen her narrative including found word art, collage, clay, textiles, watercolour and natural dyes.

She has served as a jury member for the Workman Arts Mentor Selection Committee; a visual arts youth mentor for Project Humanity (PH 1:1) in partnership with Covenant House. Angela acts as a facilitator for Eco Art & Design: Reusing, Reducing and Upcycling Principles which is part of a virtual workshop series. In partnership with Workman Arts and North York Arts satellite program, the program aims to find creative solutions for waste management problems with an artistic lens.

Her visual art has been exhibited at YYZ Outlet, Project Gallery, Propeller Gallery, The Legislative Assembly and ‘The Gathering Divergence’ (a virtual exhibit).

@artistwritermaker
STATEMENT

Future House can serve as a representation of the future and also of the past. How we as a society are finding new ways to exist and co-exist in a world that is not what it used to be is at  the cornerstone of a continuous conversation. Future House builds on developing pathways to restoration. This tool can help us to bring our shared experiences together as we emerge through this pandemic pandemonium.

The objective to create a visual representation of what the future will hold is ultimately an important task for the viewer. ‘What will the future look like  and how will the communities situated within them interact with one another?’ are some good questions to consider as nations strive to navigate both honestly and respectfully, the difficulties associated with our times and how the approaching ‘future’ will ultimately sustain us when we are at our most vulnerable.

These artworks are also available to Rent. Please contact Josh Vettivelu to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

GLORIA

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

36x24in

1080.00 | $27/month

RED EYE

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

48x36in

1020.00 | $26/month

VITRAL CRIOLLO

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

40x30in

900.00 | $23/month

NAKED ISOLATION

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

40x30in

660.00 | $17/month

AMANDA

ACRYLIC & INK ON CANVAS

30x20in

480.00 | $15/month

Eduardo Hatch

Eduardo Hatch is a self-taught artist. His paintings reflect real as well as imaginary life experiences. He works both figuratively and expressively, preferring pure, spontaneous color combinations,... form, movement and brightness. For Eduardo, painting is a source of joy, healing power and a haven where he creates a beautiful, colorful world.

These artworks are also available to Rent. Please contact Josh Vettivelu to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

EON

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$1560.00 | $39/month

AEON

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$1560.00 | $39/month

ELARA

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$1560.00 | $39/month

ALTICO

OIL ON CANVAS

44x58in

$1560.00 | $39/month

ION

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$1560.00 | $39/month

UAP

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$1560.00 | $39/month

Susana Rizzi

STATEMENT

Our modern lives are entangled in a complicated world that is in turn joyful, tragic, confusing, dark, wild, and brilliant. When a piece finally moves to the wall it is then shaped and formed with layers of drawing and painting until the pieces fall into a striking composition of gravity and space. The black and white lines on canvas splashes across the canvas. The notion of space begins immediately in the work vis-à-vis a very distinctive working process, meaning while working on pieces that are pinned to the studio wall, walking dripping and spilling on the canvases still located on the floor analyzing the values and depths given to the final work.  Masters of Abstract Expressionism such a Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Joan Mitchell and Peter Lanyon are my mentors.

These artworks are also available to Rent. Please contact Josh Vettivelu to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

OJU OLORUN: EYE OF GOD II

AFRICAN TEXTILE, ALCOHOL INK ON WOOD CANVAS

48x36in

$4200.00 | $105/month

WITHOUT QUESTION: DANAI GURIRA I

AFRICAN TEXTILE, COFFEE, OIL PEN, CRYSTALS ON WOOD CANVAS

12x12in

$1800.00 | $45/month

WITHOUT QUESTION: DANAI GURIRA II

AFRICAN TEXTILE, COFFEE, OIL PEN, CRYSTALS ON CANVAS

12x12in

$1800.00 | $45/month

IBUKUN AMI: BLESSED MARK

AFRICAN TEXTILE & ACRYLIC, COFFEE, CRYSTALS ON CANVAS

36x12in

$3600.00 | $90/month

Apanaki Temitayo

Apanaki Temitayo M is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist. Born in Toronto and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Apanaki Temitayo M is a bi-sexual, single mother of three. She is an author, spoke... n word poet, actor, multimedia artist and teacher. Her canvas compositions are an expression of her Trinidadian heritage and spirituality. Apanaki is currently the CAMH 1st Artist in Wellness. She is currently featured at Kuumba Exhibit, Where She Went, She Thrived at Harbourfront Centre presented by Nia Centre for the Arts. She was the Workman Arts Artist-in-Residence for 2017 - 2018. She has been featured artwork Numb at Workman Arts, Being Scene 20th Annual Juried Virtual Exhibition 2021, To Speak Without Speaking. She has made her international debut at the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, 9th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Maya Angelou, with her original artwork, Mama’s Watching in South Carolina. The first woman of colour to be in Room Magazine: Woman of Color Issue for 2016. Oshun Blooming was the face of Grow Room Feminist Literary Festival 2018 in Vancouver, which is a part private collection of Donna Slaught.

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STATEMENT

Apanaki Temitayo M pays homage to the Ancestors, Orishas, Angels, Guardians and Guides by getting in touch with the ancient Deities and obeisance to the pantheon of the Orisha Diaspora. Having been moved to feel inspired and create, Temitayo M’s work appears as spirit paintings dancing with textile collage, manifesting in various ways, giving thanks to the divine.

Apanaki’s work is an homage to her Orisha, as well as her Trinidadian roots. Drawn to African textiles, beads, shells, crystals and sequins as her sacred ground, her use of the
medium in the context of contemporary canvas with acrylic was the start of her journey back to herself. Fabric, shells and beads pay homage to her ancestors and her Orishas, whereas the acrylic paint and water represent the libation. African fabrics symbolize her days of worship.

Apanaki Temitayo M’s oeuvre connects her with her Yoruba and Caribbean culture; while connecting the displaced pieces of home, her vibrant collage of colour and light act as a beacon to the Orishas.

These artworks are also available to Rent. Please contact Josh Vettivelu to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

EARLY MORNING LAKE COUCHICHING

OIL ON CANVAS

30x36in

SOLD

UNTITLED

WOODCUT PRINT ON JAPANESE MULBERRY PAPER

15x12in, ed 18/50

$120.00 | $15/month

CHAOS AND ORDER

LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE ON PAPER

13x17.5in, ed 13/37

$300.00 | $15/month

WATER LIE DOWN TO THE SEA'S ROOM

LITHOGRAPH FROM STONE ON PAPER

20x13in, ed 5/10

$360.00 | $15/month

Alan Parker

``I attended the Ontario College of Art in the early 1970s; it was a chaotic experience. I found sanctuary in Frederick Hagan’s printmaking shop. This interest in the drawing and painting aspects ... of and the history in fine art printmaking set my path.

When I went to art school, we were told (constantly), that to be an artist one must become a businessman. Non-sense. We are bombarded, 24/7, by commercialism. Afterall, I can do what you can not do; same territory, different pathway.``

STATEMENT

From Jaques Barzun, The Us and Abuse of Art:

“The aggressiveness and hypocrisy we find as we look about are part and parcel of a relatively free social existence. Individuality survives thanks to the balance between them.”

These artworks are also available to Rent. Please contact Josh Vettivelu to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

FOOLISH HEART

MIXED MEDIA ON GALLERY CANVAS

24x30in

$1080.00 | $27/month

FIFTY SHADES OF GRACE

MIXED MEDIA ON GALLERY CANVAS

36x48``

$2760.00 | $69/month

Lorette C Luzajic

Lorette C. Luzajic is a Toronto-based artist, writer, editor, and educator. Her mixed media collage paintings are regularly exhibited at home in Canada, and have also been shown in galleries in Mexi... co, in the Berlin Metro, in a magazine ad for Carrera Y Carrera jewelry in Madrid, in hotels in Tunisia, on a billboard in New Orleans, and beyond. She has been collected in over 25 countries. Lorette is also the founder and editor of The Ekphrastic Review, a journal devoted to literature inspired by visual art.

mixedupmedia.ca
STATEMENT

Collage and mixed media is my way of processing the image saturated world around me and the overwhelming noise inside of myself. Art helps me come to terms with my own contradictions and those in the world around me, to face the darkness and stay grateful. I turn the chaos into beauty.

These artworks are also available to Rent. Please contact Josh Vettivelu to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

SUPERMARKET

WATER-SOLUBLE OILS WITH HOUSE PAINT ON CANVAS

48x36 in

$1440.00 | $36/month

Robin Jones

Born:
Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA, 1978

Moved:
to TORONTO in 1997

Graduated:
O.C.A.D.U. in 2012 with a B.F.A. in drawing & painting...

robinjonesart.ca

STATEMENT

Based on a series of photographs taken more than twenty years ago focusing on vegan foods in a thriving cultural mosaic, this painting is a snapshot in time of a place in Chinatown, Toronto, CANADA, between his school and Home.

The painting belongs to a large series of paintings based on markets where Fruits and vegetables and vegans food are available. The artist reworked the painting in 2021 and painted over the name of the street on the sign in the painting as it belongs to a series of names and public monuments celebrating slavery, misery, and death which do not belong in a city of different nationalities and peoples from all over the planet.

The road the Artist embarked upon to school also led to a giant institution named after another Slave-trader and tyrant. The names of these institutions and roads and monuments need to be changed and taken down immediately as the longer they stay the more pain is felt.

These artworks are also available to Rent. Please contact Josh Vettivelu to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.