Thursday, October 04, 2007

EXHIBITION: OBJECToronto contemporary craft expo

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This looks incredible....

Exceptional Contemporary Craft
from Jewellery to Furniture
At Annual Contemporary Craft + Design Expo

OBJECToronto, Toronto's annual art exposition of contemporary craft + design will take place October 19-21, 2007 at the Gladstone Hotel and Queen Street West Galleries. The OBJECToronto opening reception will be held 6-9pm on Friday October 19, at the Gladstone Hotel. OBJECToronto details and images are online at

The work of top award-winning Canadian artists, including Steven Heinemann, Kai Chan and others, will be seen along-side rising stars in the fine craft world. In all, more than 50 Canadian artists with international reputations will exhibit their functional and non-functional contemporary craft including sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewellery, furniture, and textiles. The work features stunning craftsmanship, rampant independent-mindedness, and can range from conceptually humorous to exquisitely fine.

The OBJECToronto exhibition and sale at the Gladstone Hotel will feature artists Ying-Yueh Chuang, Brad Copping, Marina Dempster, Domestic Collective, Jerry Drozdowsky, Stefan Duerst, Ken Gangbar, Steven Heinemann, Chung-Im Kim, Graeme Marrs, Shanna Miller, Ken Nicol, Susie Osler, Susan Rankin, and Clare Scott-Taggart. Galleries participating in the rooms of the Gladstone include Harbinger Gallery, McClure & Egan Contemporary Jewellery and Objects, and Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h from Montreal, QC.

OBJECToronto participants represent many of the latest developments in contemporary craft. Newest in the arena, Paul McClure and Melanie Egan are officially launching their new gallery, McClure & Egan Contemporary Jewellery and Objects, at OBJECToronto. Domestic Collective, six Canadian craftspeople questioning past and current ideas of domesticity, mounted their first exhibition in May of this year. The David Kaye Gallery and the Ontario Crafts Council Gallery both opened on Queen Street West just over a year ago. These artists and galleries represent the new, the contemporary, and the latest developments in craft in Toronto.

The OBJECToronto main expo is at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W.), with satellite galleries in the Queen West gallery district. The OBJECToronto exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel will be open to the public Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Admission is $5 (including a catalogue) for the Gladstone Hotel exhibition, and free of charge at participating galleries.

In addition to the Gladstone Hotel, OBJECToronto satellite galleries Include:
David Kaye Gallery: 1092 Queen Street West,
Material Matters Gallery: 215 Spadina Avenue,
Ontario Crafts Council Gallery: 990 Queen Street West,
*new* Gallery: 906 Queen St. West,
XEXE Gallery: 624 Richmond St. W.,

Details about these galleries and the artists they will be presenting for OBJECToronto are at

OBJECToronto is produced by the OBJECToronto Collective, led by Toronto craft visionaries Paul McClure, Vivienne Jones and Melanie Egan. Each member has extensive experience in the Canadian craft and design community as artists, designers, curators, administrators and educators. The mission of the collective is to present OBJECToronto annually and establish the exhibition as a premiere event for Torontonians to access the highest caliber of Canadian artist-made objects.

OBJECToronto acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.


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