PROUD ART

Pride Toronto Group Shows

2018 / 2017 / 2014

PROUD ART LIGHTIMAGE by Hank Blondeau

PROUD ART LIGHTIMAGE by Hank Blondeau

URBAN GALLERY PRESENTS

PROUD ART

To celebrate TORONTO PRIDE with the LGBTTIQ2SA community

GROUP EXHIBITION

JUNE 2018


EXHIBITION DATES – June 7, 2018 to June 30, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION
– Saturday June 9, 2018


Featuring artworks by
Hank Blondeau
Jean Fode
Jeffrey Mason
Vanessa Storoniak

FASCISM REBOOT, by Hank Blondeau

FASCISM REBOOT, by Hank Blondeau

ATTENDANCE, by Jean Fode

ATTENDANCE, by Jean Fode

GIFT OF THE VAGI, by Jeffrey Mason

GIFT OF THE VAGI, by Jeffrey Mason

MAGNOLIA, by Vanessa Storoniak

MAGNOLIA, by Vanessa Storoniak

Above photo: FORDHAM PR

Above photo: FORDHAM PR


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PROUD ART

Our annual exhibition to celebrate TORONTO PRIDE with the LGBTTIQ2SA community

Thursday June 7, 2018 to Saturday June 30, 2018

Featuring artworks by
Hank Blondeau
Jean Fode
Jeffrey Mason
Vanessa Storoniak

Urban Gallery features the amazing artworks of Hank Blondeau, Jeffrey Mason, Eugene Nam and Barbara Zumer -from paintings in acrylic on canvas, digital ink on paper and canvas, colour pencil on paper to digital prints on canvas and acrylic.

PROUD ART was selected as a MUST-SEE SHOW by NOW Magazine in the current edition of the magazine!
This is the final week of the exhibition, the show closes Friday June 30 at 5 PM. We're open Saturday June 24 from 1 PM to 5 PM, and next week Monday June 26 to Friday June 30 regular gallery hours.

Our Artists

HANK BLONDEAU
Hank Blondeau is a former digital producer reborn as an artist. He teaches part-time at Centennial College and lives and works in Toronto -though his imagination takes him regularly to many other places
The world we inhabit is changing so quickly, it is hard to grasp what the lives of the generation before ours went through, never mind what the generations to come will face. Through my work, I explore what these divides mean to us as individuals, our society and to our collective future.

JEFFREY MASON
US. immigrant
A giant and an artist
Drawing mostly cats

EUGENE NAM
Eugene is an Asian gay man who immigrated to Canada from South Korea 5 years ago. He likes to express his experiences, emotions, and personal philosophy through his work.
Living in Toronto has been my dream since when I was 16. I feel that Toronto has afforded me a safe space to be who I am and an opportunity to explore both my creative and intellectual sides. I am happy to call Toronto my home. I strive to live my life fearlessly.

BARBARA ZUMER
Barbara Zumer loves words, creative writing and making a statement. She has worked as a producer in television commercial production for over 20 years both internationally and nationally.

Media

Fordham PR:
URBAN GALLERY LAUNCHES ITS ANNUAL PRIDE GROUP SHOW IN TORONTO [June 10, 2017]
"What a wonderful showcase of multi-media artworks from four talented Toronto-based artists from the LGBT community!!  Congratulations to URBAN GALLERY and its curator Allen Shugar, for presenting an outstanding exhibition of paintings, text-based graphics, digital and acrylic on canvas art celebrating this year’s annual PRIDE month.  I got there nice and early and had the gallery to myself to record a quick video walk-around."

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"The first artist to arrive at the gallery was the charming Eugene Nam whose striking large format acrylic-on-canvas works were both powerful and beautiful. The textural quality of his work was such that I wanted to reach out and touch the brushstrokes…..but I resisted!"
Read more and view the video here.


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PRIDE OF PLACE

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An Exhibition by 18 Gay Canadian Artists
for TORONTO PRIDE and WORLD PRIDE 2014

PRIDE OF PLACE

A group show to celebrate WORLD PRIDE and the multicultural mosaic of Toronto, PRIDE OF PLACE is a collection of thought-provoking, sensual and other-worldly artworks by 18 gay Canadian artists

ARTISTS

SAMANTHA BLANCHETTE
PATRICK LIGHTHEART
CLAUDE MARTEL
JIM PATERSON
ALLEN SHUGAR
LUCY SNYDER
MAURICE VELLEKOOP
LISA WALTER
MARNI GROSSMAN

BRIAN BANTUGAN    
DAVID BATEMAN
bill bissett
HANK BLONDEAU
KENT BRIDGES
PHILIP CAIRNS
RYAN CARLETON
JOHNNIE EISEN
KHAT KARIM