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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

Pat Reilly is an artist, award winning writer, painter and avid reader. Pat earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Visual Art and Art History from York University in 2020 and was granted the Art History Award, and the Senior Media Writing Award in the same year from York University for his research work on The Metropolitan United Church in Toronto. He is a recent a grad of the Humber College Television Writing and Producing Post Grad Diploma Program and performed stand-up for charity during the Covid 19 Pandemic in front of a mirror. Pat lives in Leslieville with his art, books, and stuffed cat.

Artist name:

Pat Reilly (he/him)

Work loaned by:

The artist

Artwork Medium:

Water colour

Size/Dimensions of Artwork: 32 x 24 cm

Title of artwork, Year Created:

  • Woman and Grandmother Moon
  • Tree of Life
  • Eagle Feather
  • Red Rising
  • Power,
  • Great Chief,
  • Turtle Clan,
  • 3 Sisters
  • Black, Canadian Woodland,
  • Woodland Floral
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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

The point of this exhibit is sharing. It is my hope that you, the viewer, have learned something that you didn't know about my culture. In these times people are putting up walls of divide, making people afraid to ask questions about cultures and beliefs. But asking questions leads to more awareness and understanding. My art is a large part of who I am and just isn't inspired by my Ojibway heritage but also by living loud and proud as a 2Spirited person. In Indigenous culture 2spirit represents both genders, multiple sexualities and they are held in high regard spiritually. Which can be seen reflected in much of my work.

Artist name:

Patrick Hunter (he/him)

Work loaned by:

The artist

Medium of Artwork:

Graphic Print

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

16 x 20 inches (frame incl)

Artist Website: N/A

Artist Social Media Links:

Title of artwork, Year Created:

  • up and down 1,
  • up and down 2,
  • up and down 3
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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

As a francophone, gay man living with HIV, my life has been a Roller coaster. Early in my childhood, I had to cope with several issues such as poverty, child abuses and disability which was described as up and down. My mental illness is recurrent, episodic and its severity varied according to the emotional trigger I am experiencing. Over the years, I have developed some sort of resilience by accepting (partly) my emotional condition, by rebuilding my life from its ruins by focusing on what was left after the last episode in term of strengths, abilities and physical capacities. For the last eight years, I am still battling with mental illness. I have found in visual arts a place of serenity, a place of accomplishment and a place of belonging. This triptych is a visual representation for my on-going struggle with mental illness, with physical limitations but also my resilience to rebound from down to the next.

Artist name:

Marcel Grimard (he/him)

Work loaned by:

The artist

Medium of Artwork:

Ink, charcoal, mixed media

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

24 x 31 inches

Artist Website: N/A

Artist Social Media Links: N/A

Title of artwork, Year Created:

  • Lady #1, 2016,
  • Lady #2, 2019,
  • Valentine Rontez, 2017,
  • @x.valentine, 2019,
  • Shaka Smith, 2019,
  • Native Caribbean, 2015
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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

In my Art I use my own Experience in life I’m passionate about Painting my own life my own reality I use different tools that allows Me to experience New ways of creating art & new ideas as well.

Artist name:

Juan Pablo Obando (he/him)

Work loaned by:

The artist

Medium of Artwork:

Oil on canvas

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

40 x 30 inches, 20 x 18 inches, 45 x 35 inches, 35 x 30 inches, 20 x 18 inches,     20 x 18 inches

Artist Website: N/A

Artist Social Media Links:

Instagram: @obando_pablito

YouTube: Juan Pablo Obando Artista

Title of artwork, Year Created:

Amaryllis in Frog Vase and Hybrid

 

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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

In 1980, I lived with John Lander and Paul Campbell in Toronto, and we had so much fun! John was a disciplined artist who rode his bike daily to the studio on Liberty Street, working on the floral screen prints he had been developing. His work was already greatly admired: his prints, and posters of his prints, were selling everywhere. John and Paul moved to New York in 1981, and we reconnected when I lived there in the late "80's. He had secured representation with the prestigious Fischbach Gallery, who carried his works for sale, included the work in gallery group shows, and in 1989, mounted a solo exhibition. He was creating and selling large still life water colour paintings with great success. But then a sudden interruption, and after a return to Toronto, John died of HIV related causes in 1992. Thirty years later, my son asked me if he could get a copy of a print of John's that I had hanging in the studio, so I called John's sister Pat Butler, and discovered she had a small hoard of work, lovingly protected in her care! This is a selection of a floral print from the works Pat faithfully saved.

Artist name:

John Lander (he/him)

Work loaned by:

Ann Dean

Medium of Artwork:

Screen Print

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

50 x 38 inches

Artist Website: N/A

Artist Social Media Links:

Title of artwork, Year Created:

Untitled (Portrait of John Lander at Lake of Bays), mid 1980’s

 

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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

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Artist name:

Paul Campbell

Work loaned by:

Ann Dean

Medium of Artwork:

Coloured Photograph

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

n/a

Artist Website: N/A

Artist Social Media Links:

Title of artwork, Year Created:

  • Persia 01, 2016
  • Persia 03, 2016
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  • Persia 01, 2016
  • Persia 03, 2016
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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

Thomas Brasch (B.A., B.Ed., MBA) has devoted thirty years to education before embarking on his second career as a photographer and visual artist. Completely self-taught in the discipline, he is able to showcase his perceptions of beauty, turning the real into surreal. With a background in sciences, languages, education, and business, he is able to blend the skills he has learned and apply them to his artistic practice. His style of abstraction is multi-layered, providing an underlying statement to the aesthetics. His representational work highlights his discoveries from the ancient to the modern during his journeys. His signature style is apparent in all of his works. Tapestry is a series devoted to the beauty found in the woven carpets from the Middle East. His other series are: Out of the Darkness, Enlightenment, Luminosity and Oculus.

Artist name:

Thomas Brasch

Work loaned by:

The artist

Medium of Artwork:

Archival pigment print on Photorag paper

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

40 X 40 inches

Artist Website: 

thomasbrasch.com

Artist Social Media Links: 

Instagram: thomasbrasch

Twitter: thomasbrasch

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThomasBraschPhotography

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiL-_M1yzUzLOqhTosPlpgA

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-brasch-47632376/

Title of artwork, Year Created:

  • TJ II, 2019
  • TJ, 2019
  • Zymbul, 2020
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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

These photos are from the on-going series "Out of Many, One People" that focuses on capturing LGBTQ2S+ people who are of Caribbean descent.

Artist name:

Brianna Roye (she/her)

Work loaned by:

The Artist

Medium of Artwork:

Digital Photo Print

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

20 x 30 inches

Artist Website: 

www.briannaroye.com

Artist Social Media Links: 

Instagram: @briannablank

Title of artwork, Year Created:

Vitellus, 2020

 

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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

Throughout Toronto-based artist Steven Beckly’s photographic practice, intimate images of the everyday remain foundational to his explorations of materiality, space, and light. In "Vitellus," a humble egg yolk sits in the palm of an outstretched arm. Printed on delicate tissue paper, the image is enveloped in a vibrant swath of orange and yellow, bringing to mind symbols of the sun, and life itself. Colourful, tactile, and evocative, it is also a playful response to the ancient riddle, “which came first: the chicken or the egg?”

Artist name:

Steven Beckly (he/they)

Work loaned by:

The Artist

Medium of Artwork:

Inkjet Photograph on tissue paper

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

12.5 x 9.5 inches

Artist Website: 

http://stevenbeckly.com

Artist Social Media Links: n/a

Title of artwork, Year Created:

Holding Hands

 

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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

I am a 2spirited Indigenous Artist and it is important for me to support our LGBTQ2. I utilize Art as a tool of communication in the goal to heal our communities and for people to have a better understand of our culture by bringing out the teachings of our Grandmothers/Elder for a better understanding.

Artist name:

Diane Montreuil (she/her)

Work loaned by:

The artist

Medium of Artwork:

Acrylic

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

24 x 18 inches, 1 5/8 inches thick

Title of artwork, Year Created:

Window Shopping

 

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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

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Artist name:

Wynne Neilly

Work loaned by:

The Artist

Medium of Artwork: n/a

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

24 x 24 inches

Artist Website: 

: https://www.wynneneilly.com/

Artist Social Media Links: n/a

YouTube: https://youtu.be/U0vVW6BxhW0

Title of artwork, Year Created:

We do not know when we started, we will not know when we will end

 

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Artist/ Art Donor Statement:

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Artist name:

Christopher Lacroix (he/him)

Work loaned by:

The Artist

Medium of Artwork: 

C-Print

Size/Dimensions of Artwork:

47.5 x 58 inches

Artist Website: 

https://christopherlacroix.com/

Artist Social Media Links: n/a

 

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