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)

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

YELLOW PEOPLE MOON BALANCE

WOOD BURN AND ACRYLIC ON WOODEN PANEL

24x18in

360.00 | $15/month

BLUE PEOPLE MOON BALANCE

WOOD BURN AND ACRYLIC ON WOODEN PANEL

24x18in

360.00 | $15/month

Gregg McGivern

Gregg Allan McGivern is a prolific, multidisciplinary artist that experiments with many different forms of substrates, materials and mediums to create art. He has various styles from traditional wat... ercolours; abstract/semi-abstract and impressionistic paintings to fine life renderings. He is an outsider, self-taught artist and considers himself a serial painter as he usually creates art in groups of ten. He has sold art to collectors locally, in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. He is now experimenting with wood burned panels and paint, as well as all forms of textile art and sculptures both hard and soft.

art4ubuyme.ca@art4ubuyme
STATEMENT

As a Zen Buddhist and a spiritual person, that has had past experiences with mental health issues, being balanced in mind, body and spirit is my goal. I have noticed lately that “this seeking balance” has been slowly creeping into my artwork and my latest series called BALANCE has brought this to fruition. These two pieces are the first in the series of ten. Each one is wood burned and painted on a wooden panel. The characters within the painting are couples maintaining these balance positions that have now become parallel to my actual life.

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.

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.

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

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.

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THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS

SOLAGRAPH, ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINT

20x24in ed 1/3

$1320 framed OR $33/month | $960 print only OR $24.00/month

200 SUNSETS

SOLAGRAPH, ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINT

20x20 ed 2/3

$960.00 | $24/month

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A STORM

SOLAGRAPH, ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINT

20x24 ed 1/3

$960.00 | $24/month

Sean Patenaude

Sean Patenaude works in a combination of film and digital processes to capture striking, emotional images that invite the viewer to imagine the story beyond the frame.

Since 2013, Sean has be... en deeply involved with the mental health community in Toronto, leading photography workshops at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, World Pride, Workman Arts, and other organizations. His photography has been central to his own wellness and recovery from depression and anxiety, and his greatest joy lies in helping others discover their own talent and creativity through image-making.

Sean has made images for Workman Arts, the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, the Suits Me Fine Fashion Show and many other organizations. His work has been displayed at Hart House, Artscape Youngplace, the Gladstone Hotel, and the Contact Photography Festival.

Sean's pictures have been published internationally in books, magazines and online. In 2018, Sean was commissioned to create a Therapeutic Art Installation documenting the construction of two new buildings at CAMH. The resulting six large prints, collectively titled “watching the time pass by the sun” are on permanent display in the McCain Complex Care and Recovery Building.

@sisforsharp
STATEMENT

The works I’m showing in Being Scene 2022 are solargraphs – multi-month photographic exposures captured through pinhole cameras I made myself. These images were made between 2019 and 2021, taken from various locations on the CAMH site, documenting the construction of two new hospital buildings. The streaks of light in the pictures reflect the passage of the sun across the sky during each day of the exposures. I love this process for how it collapses a year into a single frame.

Because of the super-long exposures involved, the original negatives, recorded on traditional silver-based photo paper, remain light-sensitive and can never be made permanent. They can’t be developed or fixed without being destroyed, for the paper has been pushed beyond its limits. Even the light from the scanner used to record the pictures for printing damages them during the scan.

I made these because I wanted to express how each day marks us in ways we can only see in retrospect. The building of a hospital echoes the experiences of those who will attend it. Healing takes time, and patience, and the changes mark us like sunlight on paper, glimpsed through a tiny hole in the dark.

There are four lights: exposure July 2018 – September 2019, 425 days

There will always be a storm: exposure May 2019 – September 2019, 114 days

200 sunsets: exposure July 2019 – February 2020, 203 days

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.