Wednesday, August 08, 2007

EXHIBITION: square foot kickin it again


Show dates: August 10th - September 2nd, 2007
Reception: Friday, August 10th @ 7 P.M.
New Square Foot Location: 100A Ossington Ave, 2nd floor (just a few door North of AWOL Gallery)
Hours: Thurs. - Saturday 12 - 6 PM & Sunday 1 - 5 PM

“I could go on and on with my picks...If you‘ve spent the summer avoiding the gallery circuit, Square Foot is a great way to relieve your guilt and stay satiated until at least early October. Galleries within a square mile of AWOL might as well paper over their windows.”
- RM Vaughan, National Post, Square Foot August 2005

AWOL Gallery presents Square Foot 2007, a dynamic annual art exhibition, which showcases the work of hundreds of local and international artists. Now in its fifth year, the Square Foot show has become one of the foremost community art events in Toronto. With each artist creating work in a 12x12 inch format, the show is hung in a grid forming an installation of overwhelming proportions. Each year the Square Foot Exhibition has grown in scale and reached a larger audience. This year’s exhibition will be held at a larger off site venue located at 100a Ossington, just steps from AWOL Gallery. This 2,500 square foot room will be transformed into AWOL’s largest square foot show to date, showcasing over 500 artists from Canada, The United States, England, Korea, and Australia.

Square Foot brings together artists from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and career levels and offers their work at $200 per piece. It provides the established artist a distinctive group show opportunity but is also a venue for many emerging artists to have their work discovered by galleries and collectors alike.

The AWOL Gallery Square Foot Show has spawned numerous imitation shows in Toronto and throughout North America. However it has been AWOL’S commitment to a non-juried, affordable, international community exhibition that has continually kept the show unique, fun, and versatile.

Who are these guys? AWOL Gallery and Studios is a pioneer of the Queen West Gallery District. The seven-artist collective has produced hundreds of exhibitions, as well as eight grand annual group shows of varying formats since it’s inception in 1999. The Ossington Avenue location houses the gallery and fourteen studio spaces.

t: 416.535.5637


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