New Beginnings 

 

Some works just feel like start of something. Sometimes it’s the imagery that leads you to think about ideas differently, or a technique that you’ve never seen before—sometimes it’s harder to put your finger on, but still, you can’t stop thinking about it. This exhibition is just one of those times, filled with delicate sculptures, beguiling photographs and dreamy paintings.  

 

Artist Talk with Tanya Besedina
Watch on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ArtistProjectTO

 

 

About Screen Time

With the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, we’ve moved the annual Artist Project show to a nine-week series of online exhibitions, running April 1 - June 2, 2021. Every Thursday at noon, a new themed exhibition launches featuring seven artists with a daily artist feature on our social media channels. From painting and drawing, to sculpture, prints and photography, the shows will support an incredible breadth of work, all available for sale directly from the artists.  During this time when we’re spending so much time at home, consider supporting an independent artist and treating yourself to a fresh perspective with an original work of art. 

 


Mary McLorn Valle

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www.marymv.com

@marymclornvalle

 

Mary McLorn Valle works primarily in oil on canvas, and resin on panel. Flowers are her preferred subject, as she is inspired by their resilience and beauty. McLorn Valle grew up in rural Ontario with parents who were both visual artists and made her see the world in colour. She currently lives in Toronto.

 

Mary McLorn Valle, Always, 2020

60" x 60"

Oil on canvas

$4,500

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Mary McLorn Valle, Until Next Time, 2020

36" x 48"

Oil on panel
$2,800

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Mary McLorn Valle, Tickled Pink, 2020

16" x 16"
Oil on panel with resin

$400

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Katja van den Enden

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www.katjaart.com

@Katja.vde

 

Katja van den Enden is a German-born, experimental artist based near Toronto. Her practice exists at the intersection of materiality and concept, and ranges from mixed media paintings to sculpture. During the pandemic she has explored themes of brokenness and fragility through clay, combining small, intimate objects with larger sculptures. 

 

Katja van den Enden, Broken - Generations, 2020

20" x 12" x 13"
Stone clay in plexiglass case
$1,600

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Katja van den Enden, Broken - Circle, 2020

4.5" diameter
Stone clay
$200

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Katja van den Enden, Aggregate States of Connectivity #1, 2020

17" x 7" x 7"
Polymer clay/ Metal
SOLD

 


Carel Forbes

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carolforbes.com/

@carolforbesart

 

Carol Forbes is a Peterborough-based painter whose work is abstract and process-driven. With a background in psychology and counselling, Forbes' work reflects her interest in the multifold and often contradictory experiences of self.

Carol Forbes, Methods of Escape, 2020
12" x 12"
Acrylic

$250

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Carol Forbes, No Pressure, 2021

20" x 27"
Acrylic
$800

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Carol Forbes, Picnic in the Park, 2021

20" x 20"
Acrylic

$500

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Maureen O'Connor

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www.maureenfaithoconnor.com

@maureenfaithoconnor

 

Maureen O'Connor is a fine art photographer living in Toronto. O'Connor is a life-long animal lover and her photographs are produced with the cooperation of local sanctuaries - many of the animals are rescues from fur farms and others are non-releasable wildlife. By photographing Canadian animals in abandoned domestic architecture, O'Connor raises questions about how nature and the built environment intersect.

 

Maureen O'Connor, Reflection, 2016

14.5" x 14.5"
Photograph

$600

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Maureen O'Connor, The Crows at Your Table, 2017

14.5" x 14.5"
Photograph

$600

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Maureen O'Connor, The Visitation, 2014

14.5" x 14.5"
Photograph

$600

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Tanya Besedina

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www.besedina.com

@besedinatanya

 

Tanya Besedina is a porcelain storyteller. Born in Ukraine, her inspiration comes from her personal story and experiences shared by those she loves. As with any story of depth, Besedina's creative process entails layers of struggle, revelation and achievement, and her completed works reflect her background in fashion. 

 

Tanya Besedina, Shh..We All Have Secrets, 2000

25 cm
Porcelain

$550 per sculpture

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Tanya Besedina, The Spirit of the Deer, 2020

25 cm
Porcelain

$1,400

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Tanya Besedina, Inner Dragon Rebirth, 2000

25 cm
Porcelain

$550

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Margaret Cresswell

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www.muralsbymarg.ca/

@muralsbymarg

 

Margaret Cresswell is an award-winning artist who has exhibited internationally and has painted over 30 murals throughout Toronto. Over the past year, Cresswell has revisited her love of nature and landscape painting. She participated as a wildcard, in Landscape Artist of the Year Canada, which aired on CBC in the fall of 2020.

 

Margaret Cresswell, Honey, 2021

48" x 36"
Acrylic on wood

$3,000

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Margaret Cresswell, Monarch, 2021

48" x 36"
Acrylic on wood

$3,000

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Margaret Cresswell, Toronto Bee, 2021

48" x 36"
Acrylic on wood

$3,000

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Jessie Rowe

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www.lafwr.com/jessie-rowe

@jessierowe19

 

Uniting photography and paint, Jessie Rowe investigates the processes through which commonplace moments in time come to form enduring narratives within a family history. Rowe's works are translations of photographs that she has uncovered in her own family albums. Her practice aims to keep memories alive, while provoking a dialogue on the significance of revisiting the past. 

 

Jessie Rowe, At the Bow River, 2018

12" x 16"
Oil on canvas

SOLD

 

Jessie Rowe, Oriole Road, 2018

12" x 18"
Oil on canvas

SOLD

 

 

Jessie Rowe, Trilliums at Ipperwash II, 2019

12" x 16"

Oil on canvas

$750

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