Online Exhibition & Publication
Curated by emerging curator Erin Storus and Juried by Niki Dracos, the principal director of General Hardware Contemporary, Painting 2020 is John B. Aird’s annual showcase of paintings by contemporary Canadian artists. For this exhibition, a painting is defined as a work of art made from paint applied to canvas, wood, paper, or other platforms. This broad definition is intended to open the exhibition to entries reflecting a wide variety of contemporary and modern painting techniques and practices.
Niki Dracos is the Director and founder of General Hardware Contemporary. The gallery celebrates its 10 year anniversary, October 2020. As a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, Niki spent several successful years in the design and advertising industry collaborating with the industry’s leading creative people while simultaneously maintaining one foot in the fine art world. In 2010, she founded the gallery in a space that was formerly a hardware store of 60 years, located in Parkdale, Toronto. The building was acquired and transformed into a chic and unconventional gallery space for accomplished, Canadian and international artists to showcase their work.
Erin Storus is a practicing artist and curatorial intern at the John B. Aird Gallery. She is a recent graduate of the Museum and Cultural Management postgraduate program at Centennial College and also holds a Bachelors of History from Concordia University.