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April 6 - 27, 2021


Robert Chandler
- B SIDES

Select work 2002 - 2017

Robert Chandler

Robert Chandler 2021  photo by: Hollis Ferguson


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Rake, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 16x12 in.





March 6 - 27, 2021

Lee Lamothe

"It Was Like That When I Found It..."

 "Someone -- maybe that smart guy in the 1920s, Picasso, maybe not -- said the best art in Paris is on the walls. He didn't mean the walls of galleries. He meant the walls where the weather could do its work, soaking and drying out, or where deranged or raving amateur critics could take their car keys or ink markers to the images, thinking they were destroying the works but, in reality, adding a democratic layer to the picture. The thought that someone else's substrate is recycled is refreshing. A couple of years ago I hired someone to poster the downtown with 8x10s of some of my images. They were glued to walls near OCAD-U, Graffiti Alley, along College Street where my studio was, in Kensington Market. There was no artist name, no title, no gallery designation. Just the picture awaiting passing eyes before the elements did their thing. Or after. My images in this show are "found", as if they were ever lost." Lee Lamothe, 2021

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    Lee Lamothe, Paris, 2019 - photo credit: Freya Harris.          


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Nonsuch, 2020, photomontage, 1 of 3, 15 x 12 in.





February 6 - 27, 2021

Tim Noonan "Trail, Garden and Abstract"

"My new paintings are based upon perceived information interpreted from hikes along and through the urban streets, trails and parks. The pieces offer up glimpses and abstracts of nature rough or elegant by evoking emotional responses of discovery."

Tim Noonan, 2021    

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan 2020


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October Tangle 2020, 30" X 40" acrylic on canvas.



November 28 - December 21, 2020

8th Annual Holiday Salon - gallery artists and invited guests

Gallery artists Tim Noonan, Deirdre Tara Whelan, Robert Chandler, Alice Burton, Lee Lamothe, Seo Eun Kim, Tim Deverell, Nina Amin, Christopher Kier, Kathryn Bemrose, Joe Rosenblatt,  and Y.M. Whelan are joined by guest artists Steven Laurie, Sharona Plakidas, Richard Bonderenko, Dawn Mourning, Wayne Moore, Leon Rooke and others.

yumart gallery is located on the lower concourse level of 401 Richmond Street West, at the north-east entrance near Peter Street.

All purchases are available for curbside pick up!

Phone: (647) 447-9274 

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8th
                                                          Annual Holiday
                                                          Salon

 




October 31 – November 21, 2020

YM Whelan - All Roads

Recent Paintings

In 2019 I was lucky enough to realize a lifelong dream – a trip to the White City. Rome in all its ruinous splendour – the crumbling frescoes, the columns, the domes, the sparkling fountains – were all breathtaking in the bright white sunlight of a 40 degree summer.
I treasure the memories (thank you my sisters for your joy and companionship, and for making it a reality).
These paintings are my impressions of the Imperial City, the faded glory that was ancient Rome.
YM Whelan, 2020.

YM
                                Rome

YM Whelan, Rome 2019


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. Bull Dream, 2020, acrylic on panel, 10 x 8 in.




October 3 – 24, 2020

Nina Amin - Hearing Soul

For me there is joy and peace in paintings as it helps to break down walls and allow open communication between people from various cultures and backgrounds. I have been creating art for more than 20 years and have experimented in various media, but most of my work is oil on canvas. My earlier work was inspired by Subcontinent and Middle Eastern themes, culture, and showed the beauty of east in vibrant colors. I spent many years leaning and refining the intricacies and styles of Arabic calligraphy. Over the recent years, I have been drawn to exploration in abstract expressionism with nature as inspiration. My journey to self-actualization has been through the exploration of gestural abstraction; it has broken down the unknown barriers and awoken in me, a new world with different challenges. Nina Amin, 2020


Nina
                      Amin
Nina Amin, 2020


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Celebration in Darkness

Nina Amin, Celebration in Darkness, mixed media, 12"x12"








Gallery Artists – Resurgence”
September 5 – 26, 2020


yumart gallery is delighted to announce that we are finally re-opening! We will have reduced hours for the next few months (Wednesday to Saturday, noon to four p.m.) and of course masks are mandatory!

“Wearing a mask or face covering is required under the Mandatory Mask or Face Covering By-law in indoor public spaces.” City of Toronto
There are also a limited number of persons allowed in the gallery at any given time due to physical distancing guidelines (eight persons maximum).

yumart gallery is located on the lower concourse level of 401 Richmond Street West, at the north-east entrance near Peter Street. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, noon to six p.m. or by appointment.

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resurgence

Seo Eun Kim, Making Troubles, 2020, cardstock and acrylic, 6 x 8 inches



June 2020 ....



RENEWAL

Gallery and selected artists.

An online exhibition of gallery and select artists. All works are available for purchase. If you are interested in a particular piece, please contact us by email:
info@yumart.ca


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Kathryn Bemrose, Liminal Covey, 2019, oil on panel, 36 x 30 in. 



May 2020 ....


REFRESH

Gallery and selected artists.


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Nina Amin, Searching, Kathryn Bemrose, Edited Virgin, Alice Burton, The Glade, Robert Chandler, Cripple, Tim Deverell, Scraps of Info, Larry Dickison, Liberty or Death, Christopher Kier, Ste Series II, Seo Eun Kim, Strained #11, Lee Lamothe, Intersection New York, Erin MacKeen, Citrus Cross, Tim Noonan, Red Ridge, Leon Rooke Painting the Sky, Joe Rosenblatt, Lunch, Deirdre Tara Whelan, Out of the Woods, Y.M. Whelan, St.John's Pass






April 2020 ....


ISOLATION

Select work from gallery artists.



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Nina Amin, Finding Myself, Kathryn Bemrose, Rook, Alice Burton, Japanese Anemones, Robert Chandler, Jump Start, Tim Deverell, Dense Square, Larry Dickison, Hoodie Two Shoes, Christopher Kier, Possible Reclamations Series, Seo Eun Kim, Strained #12, Lee Lamothe, Mme. Zippo, Erin MacKeen, An Untarnishable Shine at the Centre, Tim Noonan, Winter Scape, Joe Rosenblatt, Hogg Pursued by Devils in Hell, Deirdre Tara Whelan, Storm the Night, Y.M. Whelan, Cernunos, Pudlo Pudlat, Overshadowed by a Great Bird.







March 7 – 28, 2020

Kathryn Bemrose - Birdland

New paintings and works on paper

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Kathryn Bemrose, 2020


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                                                          Sing

Do U Sing, 2019, 36 x 30 in., oil on panel





February 8 – 29, 2020

Tim Noonan - City, Garden and Scape

- new paintings on canvas and panel

"My current exhibition consists of abstract paintings inspired by the city, gardens and landscape. I have experimented with thickness and viscosity by utilizing brushes, palette knives, scraping and squeezed from the tube techniques to create visually dense surfaces. The balanced contrasts, atmospheres and moods are energized by my explorations of colour, shapes, lines and a vigorous paint application." Tim Noonan 2020

 Tim Noonan
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 Tim Noonan 2019


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Flower Shop
, 2019, 40" X 30" acrylic on canvas







January 11 – February 1, 2020


Serenity

Select works on paper by our  gallery artists;

Erin MacKeen, Tim Noonan, Deirdre Tara Whelan, Robert Chandler, Lee Lamothe, Y.M. Whelan,
Peter Templeman, Alice Burton, Seo Eun Kim, Christopher Kier, Tim Deverell, Kathryn Bemrose and Joe Rosenblatt.



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Alice Burton, Valentine, 2019, mixed media, 21 ¾ x 21 ¾ in







November 30 - December 14, 2019
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Annual Holiday Salon
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yumart gallery is pleased to present our 7th Annual Holiday Salon, a selection of small works by gallery artists and invited guests including; Rupen, Nina Amin, Rowell Soller, Dawn Mourning, Larry Dickison, Wayne Moore, Richard Bonderenko, Leon Rooke, Jerzy Galecki, Antonio Da Costa, Fitzroy Facey, others.

December 4th -8th -
Holiday Salon / Annual Show and Sale
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The gallery will have extended hours as we proudly host the annual show and sale of pottery by Renata Podlog and woodwork by Meish Podlog.

Extended Hours: Wed Dec 4, 11:00 - 7:00, Thurs Dec 5, 11:00 - 8:00, Fri Dec 6, 11:00 - 8:00, Sat Dec 7, 11:00 - 6:00, Sun Dec 8, 12:00 - 4:00


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Renata Podlog: Pottery is a lifelong passion for Renata. Having spent more than three decades teaching, exploring and experimenting, Renata has developed an ever-expanding repertoire of styles and designs. Each unique and personalized creation has key elements that she has become known for, like her signature twisted handles and extremely detailed decorative features.  Renata has also worked for more than 30 years doing restoration work from excavation sites in the Middle East, piecing together ancient pottery artifacts dating back 2,000 to 8,000 years.

Meish Podlog:  As a long-time worker of wood, Meish shifted from cabinetry to lathe work - - working in both vertical and horizontal dimensions.  Primarily using domestic woods gathered from backyards and the bush in southern Ontario Meish tries to maximize the visual impact of the grain, colour and structure unique to each piece of wood – much like a sculptor searching for the hidden form in each stone.  For more than 3 decades, Meish also served as lead negotiator for both Indigenous peoples and the Government of Ontario in seeking the resolution of land claims.


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7th
                                                          Annual Show
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November 2 - 23, 2019
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Robert Chandler - SKIN AND BONE
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Recent paintings - remembered.

Robert Chandler 2018

Rob Chandler, 2019.



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Witness
, 2019, 24x12", acrylic on canvas.





October 5 - 26, 2019

Peter Templeman - New Paintings

These paintings are done in acrylic and not oil as before.This allows for more rapid changes in my search for ideas that interest me,most notably abstraction and the figure.
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Peter Templeman 2018
    Peter Templeman, 2019


 
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Peter Templeman, Study #1, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 in.



September 7 - 28, 2019

Tim Deverell - Fragments of Memory - For Ann

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Tim Deverell, 2019


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Tim Deverell, Cancellations, 2018, acrylic/collage on canvas, 10 x 10 in.




July 27 - August 10, 2019


Summer Salon - Cape Dorset Inuit Artists with selected yumart gallery artists.

curated by William Huffman.

Dorset Fine Arts was established in 1978 as the marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. Located in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, the cooperative is unique for its focus on the development of the arts and artists in the community. Among the many initiatives undertaken by Dorset Fine Arts is the annual release of its print collection. Each year, since 1959, the launch of this original print compendium has been highly anticipated, particularly the stonecut and lithographic works. The cooperative proudly represents the many acclaimed stone sculptors and graphic artists who are responsible for the distinctive aesthetic created at Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios, the oldest art print shop in Canada. Sales and exhibitions of prints, drawings, and sculptures are generated through the Dorset Fine Arts offices in Toronto to galleries internationally.


Click here to see works from the 2019 Summer Salon.

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Pitseolak Qimirpik, Rabbit Listening to Music, 2019
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June 29 - July 20
 
Joe Rosenblatt

Paintings and drawings from the Governor General Award winning Poet,

Joe Rosenblatt (1933 - 2019).

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Joe Rosenblatt


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Joe Rosenblatt, Hogg Pursued in Hell
 




June 1 - 22, 2019

Leon Rooke - ART HERE!

 

yumart gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings and sculpture by critically acclaimed Canadian author, contemporary artist and raconteur Leon Rooke.


Sniff, rummage, seek! Inner light out, outer dark in! Every sail unfurled! May the ship not sink! Leon Rooke, 2019


Leon Rooke
Leon Rooke, 2018.

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Leon Rooke, Biking on White Field, 2018, acrylic & oil/canvas,16 x 20 in.
   


May 4 - 25, 2019

Erin MacKeen "Put down your arms, gentle soul"


"New paintings exploring the edges of abstraction and ourselves"

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Erin MacKeen 2019

Erin MacKeen, 2019

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above: I was reaching for such a long time, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 9”




April 6 - 27, 2019

Alice Burton "The Pleasure Principle"

- new landscape and figurative paintings

Many artists marvel at the feeling they get upon regarding their own work, that some spirit came and made it when they weren't watching. Such a pleasurable sensation, putting all conscious thinking aside, just losing oneself in layering colours, creating texture, drawing lines dictated by the soul, then standing back, regarding. How did it happen? Is the act all the same, placing notes or words in succession, feeling clay under your hands, or the resistance of materials? A marvel. A joy experienced by the creator.  We must not be overcome by frustration or disappointment in the object's production. It is the act that is so pleasurably profound.

In this series of works I have concentrated on manifestations of beauty and joy in my daily experiences. Please share.


Alice Burton 2019

Alice Burton

Above: Alice in Her Studio, 2019


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Alice
                                                          Burton

Alice Burton, The Frog Pond, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 24x20 inches.




March 2 -23, 2019

Deirdre Tara Whelan "In The Crawl Space"

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"Here is what I have
From this space I explore

I welcome you to enjoy
In the Crawlspace"
Deirdre Tara Whelan, 2019
 

Deirdre Tara Whelan 2019

Deirdre Tara Whelan, 2019

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 Electric Wind, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 in.




February 2 - 23, 2019

Lee Lamothe: "Stuck to the Bottom of My Shoe"


  New Works 2018/2019             Lee Lamothe 2019
Lamothe in his Studio, 2019

“Stuck” isn’t in the exhibition. It’s gone. I was having a difficult time in my studio; the floor was littered with scraps and cuttings but nothing came together. I decided to go home and on the streetcar I crossed my legs, looking out the window for even a shadow of inspiration. A young woman across from me looked at the sole of my shoe and laughed and pointed. I took off my shoe and looked at the sole: four small random scraps of sticky cuttings had arranged themselves in an interesting pattern around small torn magazine image of Donald Trump. The word “Ick” covered most of his mouth; an eyeball was imbedded in his bouffant; a torn newspaper headline about murder was underneath it all. I disembarked from the streetcar in the rain and walked carefully to preserve “Stuck”. But it had disintegrated by the time I reached the studio. I had a good day, then.

Lee Lamothe 2019

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Lee Lamothe Socket, NYC, 2017, 2019, photomontage, 1 of 3, 12 x 15 in.






January 12 - 26, 2019

Solitude

Group exhibition featuring select works on paper by our  gallery artists;

Erin MacKeen, Tim Noonan, Deirdre Tara Whelan, Robert Chandler, Lee Lamothe, Y.M. Whelan, Peter Templeman, Alice Burton, Seo Eun Kim, Christopher Kier, Tim Deverell, Kathryn Bemrose and Joe Rosenblatt.

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solitude

above: select works by featured artists Renata & Meish Podlog



December 1 – 15, 2018

yumart gallery is pleased to present our 6th Annual Holiday Salon, a selection of small works by gallery artists and invited guests including;
Dawn Mourning, Larry Dickison, Wayne Moore, Richard Bonderenko, Leon Rooke, Kuya Spirit, Beverley Rosenberg, Rocky Dobey, Tony Calzetta, Jerzy Galecki, Susan Sturman, Wayne LePage and Carol Barbour and others.

The gallery will have extended hours as we host the annual show and sale of pottery by Renata Podlog and woodwork by Meish Podlog from December 5th to 9th.

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Renata Podlog: Pottery is a lifelong passion for Renata. Having spent more than three decades teaching, exploring and experimenting, Renata has developed an ever-expanding repertoire of styles and designs. Each unique and personalized creation has key elements that she has become known for, like her signature twisted handles and extremely detailed decorative features.  Renata has also worked for more than 30 years doing restoration work from excavation sites in the Middle East, piecing together ancient pottery artifacts dating back 2,000 to 8,000 years.

Meish Podlog:  As a long-time worker of wood, Meish shifted from cabinetry to lathe work - - working in both vertical and horizontal dimensions.  Primarily using domestic woods gathered from backyards and the bush in southern Ontario Meish tries to maximize the visual impact of the grain, colour and structure unique to each piece of wood – much like a sculptor searching for the hidden form in each stone.  For more than 3 decades, Meish also served as lead negotiator for both Indigenous peoples and the Government of Ontario in seeking the resolution of land claims.

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Holiday Salon

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Robert
                                                          Chandler
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above: select works by featured artists Renata & Meish Podlog




November 3 – 24, 2018

Robert Chandler: Surface Landing
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An exhibition of recent paintings by Toronto artist Robert Chandler.

"All pictures have a starting point and endpoint. The starting point for most of the pictures in this exhibition is a tree I have known now for close to fifty years. It is, in most peoples eye's, a rather nondescript tree, maybe even an ugly tree, but it is a tree I have grown to be quite fond of over the years. The tree stands in the front yard of the house I grew up in, in Scarborough; it's still there right now, right where we left it, like an old familiar friend, a living witness to all the lives lived there."
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Robert Chandler 2018
Rob Chandler, 2018.


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Robert Chandler, Tree Begins, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 16x12 in. 
 




October 6 – 27, 2018

Tim Noonan: Abstract Energy Scene

The current work consists of painting schema which explore variations in application and process.  Watercolours, acrylics and oils are individually manipulated over sessions to represent reorganizations of natural and urban scenes which are layered and abstract. The mediums investigate their inherent properties and vibrantly resonate a familiar visual dialogue between pieces.
Tim Noonan 2018

Tim Noonan 2018

Tim Noonan in his Studio 2018


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Tim Noonan, Yonge Street Gold, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 in.
   


September 8 – 29, 2018

Seo Eun Kim: “Examples of Suture”

I use paint to contemplate otherness, bodies, and the self. Through disassembling, abstracting, and suturing, human and nonhuman flesh and viscera unhinge from their source images and become collages of fused corporeal textures. Paint is applied by both brush and piping bags - for materiality, but also to celebrate the skills often dismissed for its ties to domesticity. I imagine myself performing surgeries - with pastry decorating tools instead of surgical tools; on the flesh of paint instead of earthly flesh, stitching parts together. Through these paintings, I long to blur the self/other dichotomy to expose their nebulous, fragmented, and fragile nature. Seo Eun Kim 2018

Seo Eun Kim 2018

Seo Eun Kim in her Studio, 2018.




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Strained #11

Seo Eun Kim, Strained #11, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 30x20 in.



August 4 – 18
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Summer Salon : Curated by William Huffman.

Featuring prints, drawings and sculpture from the Cape Dorset Inuit Artists Inuit Art Collective alongside a selection of works from yumart gallery artists.


Dorset Fine Arts was established in 1978 as the marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. Located in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, the cooperative is unique for its focus on the development of the arts and artists in the community. Among the many initiatives undertaken by Dorset Fine Arts is the annual release of its print collection. Each year, since 1959, the launch of this original print compendium has been highly anticipated, particularly the stonecut and lithographic works. The cooperative proudly represents the many acclaimed stone sculptors and graphic artists who are responsible for the distinctive aesthetic created at Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios, the oldest art print shop in Canada. Sales and exhibitions of prints, drawings, and sculptures are generated through the Dorset Fine Arts offices in Toronto to galleries internationally.







Joe Rosenblatt - Strange Appearances

Works on paper by renowned Canadian poet Joe Rosenblatt.


Joe Rosenblatt

Joe Rosenblatt, 2018.


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Pudlo Pudlat, Overshadowed by a Great Bird, 1985, lithograph 10/50, 22 x 30 in.





Bird Love

Joe Rosenblatt, Bird Love, 2015, ink on paper, 7.5 x 5 inches.





July 7 – 28, 2018

Tim Deverell - CHANCE AND SYMMETRY

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                      Deverell 2017
Tim Deverell 2017 (photo by James Ireland)
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"What a painting on canvas may contain: oil; acrylic in diverse colours; found fragments from printed matter; random sketches from notebooks. Chance items move toward a symmetry.
Works on paper contain gouache; watercolour; and scraps of imagery from disparate sources.
The eye wanders over detail. As the viewer steps back, the fragments strive for a unity."
  Tim Deverell 2018


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Joint Effort
, 2017, collage on paper, 12 x 12 in.





June 2 – 23, 2018
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Rocky Dobey: Counter-Architecture: Drawings From
The Future Past
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Rocky Dobey in His Studio
Rocky Dobey, 2018


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The Planet, 2018,A/P, etching, 28 x 20 in.



May 5 – 26, 2018
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Tony Calzetta: SOPHISTICATED SCRIBBLES AND STORIES, GRIM AND GRIN

"My work is about drawing. The drawing is about images that are composed of shapes and forms constantly evolving from a highly personal visual vocabulary which started with subconscious doodling and automatic drawing and later from more conscience visual influences. My work can be viewed as “abstract funnies” or “surreal cartoons” which fit somewhere between high art and popular culture. Visually ambiguous to perspective and composition as a result of total disinterest to formal rules. My interest is with image as image and I believe in letting the viewer interpret and create his or her own narrative." Tony Calzetta 2018

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Tony Calzetta 2018

Tony in his Studio, 2018



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Grim & Grin Story #960

Jack was terribly disappointed
in the result of the
Magic Art Beans
he received from the
Famous Art Guys Art School







April 7 – 28, 2018

Peter Templeman: Recent Works on Paper and Canvas.
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"Paul Klee said drawing is taking a line for a walk. My drawings reflect a range of ideas developed from my relationship with the subconscious. My paintings continue this process through layering and surface build-up." Peter Templeman March 2018


Peter Templeman 2018

Peter Templeman, 2018


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Peter Templeman, Free Paint, 2017, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 in.




March 3 – 24, 2018

Christopher Kier - Site Redux


"These new encaustic/mixed media works on canvas continue my explorations of
'Site'... a reoccurring theme in my practice for over a decade.
These images examine the ongoing relationship of “us” in relation to the
natural / man-made scape.
Past and present, the “architectural” imprint we evoke...with both abandonment and gentrification are subjects pondered through this series.
Christopher Kier (Feb 2018)

Christopher Kier - Studio 2018

Christopher Kier, 2018




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Christopher
                                                        Kier 2018

Christopher Kier, Site Series 2018-Study II, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas, 36" x 36"




February 3 – 24, 2018

Kathryn Bemrose | A Manner of Speaking

"A completed composition always leaves a question. And so I go to the next painting in answering the last one however it inevitably comes up with a new question. Before you know it, there is a body of work asking and answering ad infinitum. The last painting always leaves an unanswered question." Kathryn Bemrose, Toronto 2017


            Kathryn Bemrose in her studio, 2017

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Kathryn Bemrose, Miss-Manners, 2017, oil on canvas, 14x14inches








January 6 – 27, 2018

"Enticement"
- gallery artists – works on paper

yumart gallery is pleased to present "Enticement", an exhibition of works on paper by gallery artists Alice Burton, Robert Chandler, Deirdre Tara Whelan, Tim Noonan, Lee Lamothe, Peter Templeman, Tim Deverell, Eugene Knapik, Erin MacKeen, Christopher Kier, Y.M. Whelan, Joe Rosenblatt, a.k.a. yum, and Seo Eun Kim.

The exhibition will consist of a selection of works on paper in different media including painting, drawing, photomontage, printmaking and illustration.




Lee Lamothe, Scream de Coupe, 2017, photomontage, 1of 3, 8 x 10 in.








November 4 - 25, 2017

Deirdre Tara Whelan & Y.M. Whelan -
"two sisters four"


An exhibition of new paintings and works on paper.


dream and shadow

wire and thread

to bind them to this world

Deirdre Tara Whelan, 2017


"I spent some time in Florida early in 2017 and fell in love with the quality of light and the subtleties of colour found in the sand, the sea, the shells – lazy days and quiet times with drinks, food, and family."
Y.M. Whelan 2017



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above: YM Whelan and Deirdre Tara Whelan, Toronto, 2017



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Deirdre Tara Whelan, Shadow String Dream, 2017




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YM Whelan, Medeiros Beach, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 16x16in.







October 7 - 28, 2017

Eugene Knapik
- Shapeworks

  "At some point after my last exhibition, I began to feel I had reached a kind of cul-de-sac in the studio. That vague feeling of restlessness about my painting did not come with a blueprint for the future, just a desire to change my way of thinking about image-making. One day I came across a wooden 5 in a junk store which quickly became the work called Slant 5.  I enjoyed its boldness and starkness, and the way it broke out of the expected picture plane. Slant 5 stopped me in my tracks and prompted me to question all sorts of assumptions I had about image making. The work in this exhibition is the result of that questioning. " Eugene Knapik 2017




Eugene Knapik, 2017.


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Earthbound

Earthbound, 2017, oil on masonite, 14 x 14 in.






September 9 - 30, 2017

Erin MacKeen 
MONUMENTS + MYSTERIES

"Monuments are reminders. They stand as markers of a moment in time and remind us of what mattered. They don’t need to be statues, or buildings, or plaques. They can be significant questions, or difficult choices, or a body of work that can’t help but reflect the preoccupations of now. My artistic approach may be to memorialize, but it is equally a surrender to all that is unknown. An evocation of the mysterious unfolding of things." Erin MacKeen 2017


2  Erin MacKeen in her studio, 2017.


Erin MacKeen explores a minimalist approach to new paintings and works on paper with a focus on the constellation of abstracted form, colour, layer, and light. She continues to play with a lexicon of familiar shapes and geometric forms. The resulting pieces foreground the relationship between these components and decisions; the ways they are complete in their solitude, but magnificent when they become a gathering.
 

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above: Encountering celestial bodies, 2017, acrylic on raw canvas, 12” x 12”







August 5 - 19, 2017

Summer Salon :
Curated by William Huffman.

Featuring p
rints, drawings and sculpture from the Cape Dorset Inuit Artists Inuit Art Collective alongside a selection of works from yumart gallery artists.

Dorset Fine Arts was established in 1978 as the marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. Located in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, the cooperative is unique for its focus on the development of the arts and artists in the community. Among the many initiatives undertaken by Dorset Fine Arts is the annual release of its print collection. Each year, since 1959, the launch of this original print compendium has been highly anticipated, particularly the stonecut and lithographic works. The cooperative proudly represents the many acclaimed stone sculptors and graphic artists who are responsible for the distinctive aesthetic created at Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios, the oldest art print shop in Canada. Sales and exhibitions of prints, drawings, and sculptures are generated through the Dorset Fine Arts offices in Toronto to galleries internationally. www.dorsetfinearts.com




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above: Pudlo Pudlat, Formidable Muskox, 1985, lithograph, 26/50, 22x30 inches







July 8 - 29, 2017

Alice Burton - The Other Shore

"There is a strong emphasis on colour, texture, line and composition in my work, with a concentrated focus on the landscape. Like many artists, my painting has been enriched by travel - Japan, England, the Yukon, China, Barbados, Italy, and Jamaica. The artistic expression of non-western culture, rich in iconography, pattern and texture has had a profound influence on my painting." Alice Burton 2017


Alice Burton 2017


above: Alice Burton in her studio,2017



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Night Watch

above: Night Watch , 2008, mixed media on canvas, 56x46 inches




June 3 - 24, 2017
 
Seo Eun Kim
  -
A Filtering Medium - new paintings

"Source images are strained in order to separate visual texture from the whole. Human and non-human flesh become partially recognizable and fragmented, then sutured for the canvas."



Seo Eun Kim 2017

Seo Eun Kim 2017


Review: THE ART OF SEO EUN KIM - SUN NEWS MIAMI - Sunday, June 4, 2017 by Clifford Cunningham.


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Lee Lamothe
New Works 2017

An exhibition of new photomontage works by
celebrated Canadian photographer and best selling author Lee Lamothe.

Lee Lamothe 2017 
above: Lee Lamothe in his studio 2017
photo credit: Lucy White



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above: Seo Eun Kim, Untitled Collage #2, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in.













American Destiny

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, digital collage, 8 x 10 in., (edition of 3)




May 6 - 27

Tim Deverell - 
Excess and Equilibrium

... paintings and works on paper

"Fragments of your own life becoming more minute, scattered into one collage whole, indistinguishable from banalities and trivia. Faces peer out which are not recognizable, sources lost, meaning torn apart." Tim Deverell 2017


TD 2017 

above: Tim Deverell 2017



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The Front Row

above: The Front Row , 10 x 8 inches, acrylic/collage on canvas




April 1- 29 - 2017

robert chandler : verisimilitude

recent paintings

"Chandler’s execution of geometric layers allows the paintings to evoke a sense of urban cityscape: not only of the aesthetic but also of the mindset of urban dwellers. Like in our busy city there is non-stop flow of stimulation in the painting, both positive and negative.” Sunny Kim, Art Toronto, Nov. 2015
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Robert Chandler 2017



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Frail Nest

above: Frail Nest, 24x30 inches, acrylic on canvas







March 4 - 25 - 2017

CLAUDE BREEZE - TOYBOX

"Toybox has been a series of recent work using children's toys that became metaphors towards a broader and darker meaning."
Claude Breeze, 2017

This exhibition will include three large works on canvas along with a series of signed, limited edition prints of all works in the series.




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Claude
                                                          Breeze 2017

above: Claude Breeze in his studio, 2017.






February 4 - 25 - 2017

Tim Noonan - ABSTRACT URBAN NATURE

new paintings

        Tim Noonan 2017
              above: Tim Noonan 2017



Review: Tim Noonan: Abstract Urban Nature at Yumart   by Jordan Fee  - In these paintings we see Noonan going above and beyond, achieving a level of abstract clarity that is uniquely his....

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Tim Noonan 2017

above: Garden Swoosh 2013, acrylic on canvas, 40x40 inches








January 14 - 26 - 2017



I n t e r l u d e

WORKS ON PAPER BY GALLERY ARTISTS
Interlude




November 5 - 26 - 2016    

Peter Templeman
- In My Room - New Paintings

"There is a world where I can go and tell my secrets to, in my room, in my room. " The Beach Boys

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"Improvisation draws from experience and knowledge to create, unplanned.
Spontaneity and playfulness combined with craft come together in the artwork.
Painting, like life, should be experienced.
The paintings in this exhibition use knives, brushes, oil colour and canvas.
Representation and abstraction are embraced." Peter Templeman 2016



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Untirled
                                                          2016


Painting #1 2015-2016, oil on canvas, 18x14 inches.








October 8 - 29     
Y.M. Whelan - Landscape, Portrait, Landscape

YM 2016

above: Y.M. Whelan, 2016


"The new acrylic on canvas paintings were inspired by a recent sojourn in Ireland - the semi-opaque jade green of the sea at dawn, the purple of the bones of the mountains and the grey moisture-laden quality of the ever present mist and rain. The title of this exhibition refers to the orientation of the works themselves rather than the content, although the works are definitely informed by the visuals of the landscape and the absence of people therein" Y.M. Whelan 2016

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Y.M. Whelan: Landscape, Portrait, Landscape at Yumart by Elizaveta Mironova at ARTORONTO.CA

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YM STUDIO 2016

above: Whelan studio interior, September, 2016
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Sept 10 - October 1 - 2016
Eugene Knapik
New Encaustics and Drawings
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yumart gallery is pleased to present our season opener: "New Encaustics and Drawings" by Canadian artist Eugene Knapik.
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above: Eugene Knapik Clawhammer

"The encaustics are on shaped pieces of wood, built up in layers using brushes, knives and scraping tools. These images are layered up in a series of studio sessions, working on multiple paintings at the same time, such that ideas emerging in the various paintings inform one another. In these paintings I've continued to develop a personal or imaginary or interior painterly landscape."

Eugene Knapik 2016




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Eugene Knapik_Ahoy

above: Eugene Knapik Ahoy, 2016, encaustic on carved wood, 11 3/4 x 13 1/2 in.



August 4 - Aug 20 - 2016      


SUMMER SALON


Group exhibition organized by William Huffman

This exhibition weaves together multiple streams of conversation between a range of aesthetic concerns. Featuring the work of 12 artists, this visual narrative explores, the possibilities of colour and the complexities of form, a fascination with the body, stark minimalism counterpointed by the opulent and how two dimensional practices can speak to the sculptural world. Largely a celebration of gallery artists Claude Breeze, Robert Chandler, Tim Deverell, Christopher Kier, Eugene Knapik, Lee Lamothe, Erin MacKeen, Tim Noonan, Joe Rosenblatt, Peter Templeman, Deirdre Tara Whelan and Y.M. Whelan, the presentation also features the work of late Inuit artist Jutai Toonoo. Represented by four stone carvings, Toonoo's truly unique brand of Cape Dorset expression infuses the show with a dynamic north/south dialogue. Sometimes introspective, other times bold, punctuated by moments of levity and containing ample contradictions, Summer Salon creates the space for a lively visual exchange.

William Huffman is an arts administrator, curator, educator and writer. He is currently the Marketing Manager with Dorset Fine Arts, a division of Cape Dorset's West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.

Founded in 2013, yumart is one of only two commercial gallery spaces at 401 Richmond Street - the gallery represents a roster of 12 artists working in a variety of media.


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Summer Salon
                                                          2016 Lamothe
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above:Summer Salon 2016 - Image: courtesy Cheryl Rondeau Photography





July 2 - 23 - 2016      

Lee Lamothe       

WE ARE THE MAD COLLAGES OF EACH OTHER   



"Nothing vanishes. We aggregate. All is trace. Trace and particulate. The ending of one thing makes the birth of another. Begat begat and begat. We're the mad collages of each other. We are created of motes and orts. Cells and dust. Pixels, grains, specks, particles, scraps. We are of the decomposition of all that came before us; we are of shapings of what's to come. We are the soil of the future.  We are the mad collages of each other". Lee Lamothe 2016



An exhibition of new photomontage works by best-selling author Lee Lamothe.


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Lee Lamothe 2016

We are the Mad Collages of Each Other, 2016, photomontage 17 x 14 3/4 inches






Jun 4 - 25 - 2016
       

Deirdre Tara Whelan

yumart gallery is pleased to present  "Leviathan", an exhibition of new works on canvas by Toronto artist Deirdre Tara Whelan. Exploring archetypal imagery (the sea, baptism, emergence) and incorporating archival bookbinding thread and wire, Whelan creates delicate bas relief surfaces to tell the story of her dreams.

"I used to paint my dreams, now my dreams paint me". Deirdre Tara Whelan 2016


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The Net

The Net, 2016, mixed media on canvas, 18x18 inches.






May 7 - 28 - 2016       

Joe Rosenblatt    "Angels, Demons and Spirits"


Rosenblatt is a Canadian artist and poet who lives in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. His "line drawings, paintings, and sketches often illustrate his own and other poets' books of poetry. He is a winner of Canada's Governor-General's Award and British Columbia's B.C. Book Prize for poetry.

Born in Toronto in 1933, Joe started writing seriously in the early sixties, and in 1966 his first book, "The L.S.D. Leacock", was published by Coach House Press. Since then he has published more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, complete with his own illustrations.

This exhibition will include drawings and paintings as well as a selection of illustrations from his latest poetry collection "The Bird in the Stillness (Forest Devotionals)" published by The Porcupine's Quill.

Joe will do a reading from his new collection at the opening reception, and books will be available for sale at the gallery (cash only).



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Joe Rosenblatt Passion in Plumage

19. Passion in Plumage, 2016, mixed media on paper, 8.5x11 inches

$370.00





April 9 - 30       


Erin MacKeen     "Two Februarys"



MacKeen continues to explore the delicate subtleties of line, form, and colour in minimalist abstract works on canvas and paper. Layers of hard-edge geometric shapes in carefully composed acrylic paintings play with movement, space, and surface tension. Oil pastels are used as the primary medium for works on paper that engage with similar concerns of composition in carefully ordered pictures that celebrate the constant comfort of rows.


 
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Erin MacKeen - Choices

Choices, 2015 acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 in.





March 5 - April 2



Claude Breeze

An exhibition of photo-based mixed media collage on printed canvas with  crayon, acrylic gel, and charcoal. Primarily smaller scale figurative images in a pictorial environment that are manipulated and transformed to challenge visual thinking and meaning for the viewer.   

Claude Herbert Breeze is a Canadian artist and Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is also sometimes known as C. Herbert.

Breeze has exhibited his paintings in numerous solo and group shows around the world. His work is found in public, corporate and private collections, including Canada's National Gallery. Among his works are several pieces of public art, including Spacing... Aerial Highways, a 300-foot ceramic tile mural at Lawrence West subway station in Toronto.

Breeze is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work and his contributions to the visual arts in Canada.

 

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Don't Forget Me

Don't Forget Me
2015, 27x19 inches, crayon, charcoal, on printed canvas

 


February 6 -27

Tim Noonan "Slipping Into Abstract"

The exhibition comprises a selection of recent paintings on canvas and works on paper which reflect an innovative exploration of technique and process as related to the objective and non-objective rendering of the picture space.  The works reveal an interest in developing the push/pull relationship between the figure/ground subject and the abstract manipulation of colour and brush stroke. Referencing juxtaposed aspects of both nature and the urban grid, the works display a highly focused energy and excellent colour dynamic.

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