PROUD ART

Pride Toronto Group Shows at URBAN GALLERY

2018 / 2017 / 2014

PROUD ART LIGHTIMAGE by Hank Blondeau

PROUD ART LIGHTIMAGE by Hank Blondeau

PROUD ART

GROUP EXHIBITION

JUNE 2018

URBAN GALLERY annual exhibition to celebrate TORONTO PRIDE with the LGBTTIQ2SA community

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EXHIBITION DATES – June 7 to June 30, 2018

Our 2018 Group Show features works by 4 Toronto artists:
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


PROUD ART  image by NON-STOP DESIGN

PROUD ART image by NON-STOP DESIGN

PROUD ART

GROUP EXHIBITION

JUNE 2017

URBAN GALLERY annual exhibition to celebrate TORONTO PRIDE with the LGBTTIQ2SA community

EXHIBITION DATES: June 8 to June 30, 2017

PROUD ART celebrates TORONTO PRIDE 2017 with the work of 4 artists, working in various media including painting in acrylic on canvas, digital ink and coloured pencil on paper and canvas, digital prints on canvas and woodblock and transfer printing on Dibond and mirror.

Our 2017 Group Show features works by 4 Toronto artists:


Hank Blondeau
Jeffrey Mason
Eugene Nam
Barbara Zumer

PROUD ART was selected as a MUST-SEE SHOW by NOW Magazine in the current edition of the magazine!

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 Nam is an Asian gay man who immigrated to Canada from South Korea in 2012. He likes to express his experiences, emotions, and personal philosophy through his artwork.
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 works 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

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

EXHIBITION DATES: June 18 to July 30 2014

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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

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

PRIDE OF PLACE Bios and Artworks list downloadable pdf

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