Areej Art Gallery, on Danforth Avenue east of Main Street, is celebrating its one year anniversary, and there’s still time to stop by and check out the latest exhibition, on until March 26.
Coming Together includes a baker’s dozen of artists with origins from across Africa and the Arab world. Their varied styles and levels of experience combine to form a collective expression of “migration, exile, bi-culturalism and multiculturalism, the diaspora, the power of memory and home, and the merging and tensions of multiple worlds,” according to a press release from Areej.
Artists taking part in the show are Getachew Fantu, Omer Odeh, Farid Ahmedi, Fuad Hamdi, Nidaa Risan, Lubna Mousa, Amira Al Amary, Hussain Al Ismail, Mahmoud Fahmi, Mahmoud Hesso, Qahtah Alameen, Mohab Abdelghaffar, and Zeena Mustafa Sileem.
Areej is at 2640 Danforth Ave.
The Drawing Show is on for a few more days at Gerrard Art Space.
The group show gathers work by Josie Ieraci, Sam Johnstone, Amanda Baron, Maye Ornelas, Noreen Mallory, Joanne Filletti, Carmen McCabe, Patricia Chard, Matt Wood, Henry Wood and Elizabeth Forrest.
The show runs until March 27 at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E.
The show is “a collection spawned from living, working and painting throughout the dark winter. Dusky, murky landscapes and dodgy countenances are everywhere,” writes Evitts in his statement.
Cobalt is at 870 Kingston Rd.
Imprint, featuring works by Laura Fedynyszyn and Melissa Wakefield, runs from April 2 to 30 at Yellow House Gallery, 921 Kingston Rd.
The term ‘imprint’ refers to a young animal picking up patterns of behaviour from its mother during early development. It’s part of the process of animals identifying themselves as one of their own kind, according to press material for the exhibition.
“If a human acts as the primary caregiver during this stage of early development, an animal can imprint onto a human, and an exceptionally strong bond can occur between the two,” posit the artists.
Fedynyszyn and Wakefield create work including a wide variety of species, honouring the complexity of the subjects “and in turn challenging the boundary between our kingdom and theirs.”
An opening reception with the artists will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at the gallery. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more at yellowhousegallery.ca.