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On View
Thursday, February 6 to Friday, February 28, 2020.

Opening Reception
February 6, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

About the Exhibition
This year we are celebrating the 21st edition of this annual juried exhibition showcasing drawings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a drawing is defined as an art form used to either to create a finished work of art or draft ideas that are further developed in other media. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary drawing materials, techniques and practices.

Exhibiting Artists
John Abrams, Rhonda d. Abrams, Morella Aguirre, Maria-Bida Albulet,, Samuel Bernier-Cormier, Elaine Carr, Nathan Cole, Anne-Marie Cosgrove, Behrang Doosti, Daphne Gerou, Phyllis Gordon, Sandra Hawkins, Ron Hotz, Sarah Hunter, Jeff Jackson, Nancy Kembry, Kelly Kirkham, Alexandra Kiss, Emma Lau, Douglas Lawrence, Leighton Hern, Sue Lloyd, Ian Mackenzie, Carole Milon, Roshannia MirMehran, Alex Murphy, Derek Obst, Jangmee Park, Lisandro Pena, Adriana Polanic, Leena Raudvee, Heidi Schaefer, Paria Shahverdi, Jerry Silverberg, Eunice Sim, Asma Sultana, Rayne Tunley, Angie Tupper, Liang Wang, Marian Wihak, Nikola Wojewoda, Yuna Yoon and Carolyn Young

Paul Petro is a curator and gallery owner who has operated his Toronto-based gallery Paul Petro Contemporary Art since 1993, programming works by contemporary Canadian and international artists on an invitation basis. He holds an Hon. BA in English literature from Glendon College, Toronto. Prior to opening his gallery, Petro was engaged as a practising artist and independent curator and served on many arts’ council advisory boards and juries. He has been extensively involved in the artist-run sector in Canada including the Programming Committee at A Space, Toronto (1986-89) and as a Founding Director of Inter/Access (1983), an artist-run centre in Toronto providing training and exhibition space for artists working in electronic media. He was the Director of Evelyn Aimis Fine Art (1986-93), a private international contemporary art gallery in Toronto. Paul Petro is also a past President and member of the Board of Directors for C Magazine (2001-2009), a Toronto-based international contemporary art quarterly.

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You Are Here

On View
March 5 to April 3, 2020

Opening Reception
Thursday March 5, 6 to 8 pm

Curatorial Walkabout
Thursday March 19, 3 to 5 pm

Artist Panel
Dates TBA

Lisa Jefferies, Jordan Fee, Mary Wallace and Joanna Wreakes

Matthew Brower

Exhibiting Artists: Alexa Hinves, Ana Sasic, Bhen Alan, Caitlin Clifford, Carol Lynn Gilchrist, Cheryll-Ann Yelovich, Gerda Wekerle, Henry VanderSpek, Irit Epstein, James Fowler, Julianna Joos, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Lili Xu, Ling Xiang Wu, Mariah Hoekstra, Mary Wall, Melissa Patel, Michelle Rawlings, Mike Steinhauer, Natalia Tcherniak, Nina Okens, Olivia Maney, Rachelle Wunderink, Sarah Cowling, SofiL, Susan G Abbott, Tom Ridout and Žana Kozomora

“Whether lifelong locals, commuters, immigrants, or refugees, we each construct our own internal maps of the city based on the routes we take and the obstacles we overcome in the process. The works in this exhibition explore the navigation of urban space and emotional experience.

“You Are Here” is, on one level, a familiar phrase that helps us navigate the most complex city maps. On another level, it is a reminder to be present: after every physical and emotional space we have occupied, it is only in our current location that we can come to understand our relationship to each other.”

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