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.

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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)

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THE ALCHEMY OF LOSSES

FABRIC AND ARTIST’S HAIR

12x16 in (framed)

$3600.00 | $90/month

Asma Sultana

Asma Sultana is a Bangladeshi born British freelance visual Artist, currently living and working in Canada. After obtaining a Bachelor in Drawing and Painting from Bangladesh, she was trained in Lon... don and Toronto in Fine Arts and History of Art. As a freelance artist, Asma has organized solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Canada, England, India and Bangladesh. She uses the unique signature of her body to explore the identity in time and place. With the tip of her fingers, using her own hair and footprints, she imprints her emotions onto canvas, papers and fabrics to express the imitable chaos of her inner and outer world.

STATEMENT

This piece titled ‘Alchemy of Losses’ revolves around the nature of physical and emotional displacement and how the things that I have lost and been deprived of have shifted my perspectives in recreating my identity in the crucible of life. Alienation, exile, migration, emptiness and void left by the lost dreams and recurring nightmare of the past and the future are some of the ingredients in the alchemy to achieve my own process of chrysopoeia: transmutation of losses into my artistic expressions, my own philosopher’s stone. This piece expresses multilayered feelings and experiences representing decades of my life in and away from my homeland.

The moments we define as our life in a continuum of time become significant as we weave our love around the people we care for and the way we share our stories in the fabric of life. In all intents and purposes my art as well as my process is autobiographical in its nature. Like a migratory bird though I have crossed many geographical boundaries flying high with my dreams, yet like a kite, I also feel the tug of my root. In this relentless struggle, I seek my own identity.

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FLUFF

TUFTED EMBROIDERY ON FABRIC

8x10 in

$600.00 | $15/month

A FOREST FOR MARIA LIONZA

TUFTED AND HAND EMBROIDERY ON FABRIC

26x20 in

$6000.00 | $150/month

Suma

Suma (Susana Meza) (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist from Venezuela who creates hand-crafted sculptures, textiles, drawings, and paintings that help the artist cope with the world around and ... inside.

Suma’s work is infused with intentional happiness and responds to their recovery journey and lived experience of addiction, mental health, mourning, migration, multicultural identity, and the ever-constant exploration of the inner light.

Suma works on their art practice and also serves as an arts facilitator, certified peer-support worker, and currently, is a Newcomer Artist Ambassador for MABELLEarts, board of directors of the North York Women Centre, a member of Workman Arts’ Member Advisory Committee, an XOXO Downsview Jury Member, and the founder of ReclaimedArts.ca.

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STATEMENT

Fluff: The first of a series of cats made with acrylic yarn and a tufting gun, Fluff was inspired by early cartoons from the 1920s and Summer colours, nature, and the unusual way cats see us.

A Forest for Maria Lionza: Maria Lionza is a sacred figure for many Venezuelans, the cult towards this mystical and mythical woman has fascinated me, and now, thousands of miles away from the mountain where her devotees gather, in my own and honest way I praise the protector of our flora and fauna

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CREEPING IGUANA

QUILL ON SCRATCHBOARD

14x17 in (framed)

$1320.00 | $33/month

HIDDEN IN THE CANOPY

QUILL ON SCRATCHBOARD

12x15 in (framed)

$1080.00 | $27/month

Nathan Cole

Nathan Cole is a visual artist, photographer, writer, and aspiring naturalist based in Toronto, Canada. Nathan’s practice is based on the exploration of the natural world both physically and visua... lly. By following the pathways set out in nature, he hopes to rebuild connections between our natural spaces and our minds. To unlearn the processes of contemporary society and to overcome his own mental health challenges, he is looking to fully immerse himself in his surroundings by rewilding his mind and senses. Using photography as both a connective tool for himself and his viewers, he then translates these observational details onto his favored medium of scratchboard.

Through his work and experiences with the animals that he depicts, he is hoping to challenge some of the myths, perceptions, and preconceptions surrounding wildlife. Stories and imagery are incredibly important, and our understanding and relationship with nature are so often based around them. With the awareness that for some of these species, their very existence is at stake in our current world, Nathan hopes to challenge harmful practices through representation, education, and his own process of rewilding.

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STATEMENT

Scratchboard is a masonite board, covered in white porcelain, and then painted black with ink. The images are created by using a metal quill to scratch away the black so that the white appears underneath. Texture, depth, and shadow are created by varying the pressure on the quill, the angle it is used, and repetition on the same spot. Each image is built out slowly from a focal point, keeping the proportion in mind the whole time.

Scratchboard, by its very construction and purpose, is a very fragile medium – you  create by taking away and any missed stroke could ruin what you have created so far. Humanity and its relation to nature are quite similar.  Humans create their society by taking away, cutting down and stripping the resources to create their cities and culture. Their impact on the wildlife and habitats around them is deeply affected by  this process, but also the ongoing effects of the stories told and myths created.

The perception of particular animals due to their place in history can very well determine their livelihood. Creating animal portraits with scratchboard means that the historical  and cultural perceptions can deeply affect how the viewer sees the  animal in front of them. The painstaking process of creating the art is echoed by the careful approach that must be taken  for examining the myths and perceptions of these animals. In this way, I hope that by creating art, I can improve the relationships of humans with  the wildlife surrounding them.

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UP THE HILL- NORTH CHANNEL

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS BOARD, FRAMED

24x32in

1200.00 | $30/month

EVOCATION: CAMDEN MAINE

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

18x24in

600.00 | $15/month

BELLOWS BAY - BIG RIDEAU LAKE

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, FRAMED

32x44in

1560.00 | $39/month

DISTANT HORIZON: LAKE SIMCOE

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

36x48in

1440.00 | $36/month

PARRY SOUND- PASSAGE THROUGH TIME

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, FRAMED

46x58in

1680.00 | $42/month

SPIRIT OF THE NORTH CHANNEL

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS BOARD, FRAMED

32x44in

2160.00 | $54/month

Ann Davidson

Ann Davidson is a Toronto-based visual artist who feels a deep connection to nature. Visions of water, rocks and trees inspire her detailed acrylic paintings and photographic interpretations of Lake... Huron, Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, the Rideau Lakes, the East Coast of Canada and the USA as well as London and Scotland. A former commercial artist, Ann studied at Sheridan College, The Ontario College of Art, and the Three Schools of Art. She has been represented in Toronto Galleries both Public and Commercial. Selected Toronto Collectors include: The Foundation for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, The Law Society of Upper Canada and The Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada.

STATEMENT

From an early age I discovered I could explore and communicate the intensity of my moods through the arts – painting, music, photography and film-making and have been doing so for years. Although a city-dweller, summer trips to Ontario lakelands fuel my creative inspirations. Drawn to water’s mystery, movement and reflections I find endless material to draw on. Small watercolour paintings, sketches, and photos done on location serve as reference to work from in my studio near Lake Ontario where I get out for walks in park-lands to be in nature. In the city I find stimulation from galleries, city-scapes and the people at Workman Arts in a supportive community.

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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 Paulina Wiszowata to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.

EON

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$3360.00 | $85/month

AEON

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$3360.00 | $85/month

ELARA

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$3360.00 | $85/month

ALTICO

OIL ON CANVAS

44x58in

$3360.00 | $85/month

ION

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$3360.00 | $90/month

UAP

OIL ON CANVAS

44x60in

$3360.00 | $85/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.

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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.

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EARLY MORNING LAKE COUCHICHING

OIL ON CANVAS

30x36in

$1920.00 | $48/month

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.”

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COMMUNING WITH NATURE

OIL ON LINEN

24x18 in

$1080.00 | $27/month

Steven Lewis

Steven Lewis was born in Philadelphia PA. He came to Toronto Canada as a child in 1967. His early art education was self directed, through the use of “how to draw” books and copying. Later studi... ed drawing and painting at Ontario College of Art, which included studying in Florence Italy.

Steven was a founding partner of SPINVFX, pioneering digital post production for film in Canada.

Steven currently practices his painting in Toronto. His work is in private collections, and has been exhibited in group juried shows such as Touched By Fire, Being Scene and was a finalist in the Kingston Prize Portrait Exhibition. Steven teaches oil painting with Workman Arts.

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STATEMENT

When I paint, I wish to disappear into my subject. Working from intense observation, I am obsessed with attaining what I call “truthiness”. Truthiness arises from the honest, accurate depictions of my subject.

I am not concerned with issues of “style”. Style is inherent in the method. Light, sensed by my eye, distilled in the brain and expressed by my hand, makes it impossible not to leave a personal stamp.

This is a dance between artist the model reveal truths about them both. From it, a body of work has been created, described as realistic, melancholic, haunting and emotionally dimensional. “Communing With Nature” is a look at how attached to our devices we can be that we fail to notice the world around us.

This artwork is also available to Rent. Please contact Paulina Wiszowata to learn more or read the Art Sales & Rental About page for further details.