The Daniels Spectrum Hallway Galleries (2,500 square feet) are open to the public and free of charge. You can visit anytime to view our ongoing art exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from Regent Park and beyond. Find the Hallway Galleries on the main floor and on the second floor, throughout the hallways.
MY CITY MY SIX
December 18, 2017 – February 4, 2018
RECEPTION: Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm | South Lobby
My City My Six celebrates the diverse stories of Toronto residents through an exhibition of six-word stories paired with visual art pieces from local artists. My City My Six is a Cultural Hotspot project, in celebration of Canada 150, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto. My City My Six is a participatory public art project that reveals Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time. From January through May 2017, Torontonians of all ages and backgrounds participated in workshops and submitted stories that tell something essential about themselves in six words.
Out of the over 4,000 submissions that showed the diverse lives that collectively make up this great city, 150 of these stories were selected by a diverse and interdisciplinary jury which included: Poet Laureate, Anne Michaels, alongside Donald C. Ainslie (Canada 150 Representative), Patrick Walters, Annie Wong, Shelley Hamilton and Tanya Neumeyer.
For more information about My City My Six, visit: toronto.ca/mycitymysix
Exhibition runs: January 14 – February 4, 2018
Reception: Thursday, January 18, 6 – 9 p.m.
Over the years, Tables, Chairs & Other Unrelated Objects has become a growing tradition within the school’s design department. For its seventh edition, and as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, the exhibition will be hosted by Daniels Spectrum for the first time ever, while Ignite Gallery will concurrently showcase works from this past year’s cohort.
For furniture makers, it is not always the object alone that is pursued. The role of furniture is explored; as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour becomes the focal point. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration. Growth requires exploration, the goal is to plant the seeds of passion rather than ego.
Daniels Spectrum will be featuring work by:
ARWA ALI • EMMA D’SOUZA • MARY ANNE GARCIA • DELPHINE GODDEN • HANEEN HALABI • SURIM KIM • J. THOMAS KIM • YIFEI KINGSLEY LIN • HELEN LIU • ZHUOJUN LEON LIU • ADRIA MAYNARD • BAHAREH MOSTAFAVISABET • PABLO MUÑOZ • CONNOR GARTH NOVAC • RAMON LEONARDO RUIZ • LIZ SABUCCO • PAYVAR SAZESH • CLAIRE SPRING • KAYLA WANG • ARTUR WRONA
The exhbition is curated by Ellie Oram and Jasmin Liu with the input of long time sponsor Monarch Plywood and the furniture design faculty.
Exhibition runs: January 15 – February 15, 2018
Executed as a hybrid of sculpture and painting, Justin Mncel extracts dimension from graphic forms on flat shaped panels, creating a simplified realism that appears to float in close proximity to the viewer, ambiguous of a definitive relationship to the environment.
For each work, custom built interlocking wood substrates are constructed to form a silhouette that matches the anticipated contour of the future painting. The result is an irregular negative space framed by the surrounding wall area, producing the appearance of a suspended three dimensional object.
Utilizing a fixed vantage point, the series explores our perception and the difference between what we determine to be an object or it’s representation. Composed using a restricted palette and mathematical progressions to obtain a sense of minimal order.
Featuring work by: JUSTIN MENCEL
Exhibition runs: January 2 – February 28, 2018
Rana Malik spent her formative years travelling continents. Her interest in design piqued at Ryerson University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Upon graduation, Malik attended Cranbrook Academy of Art where she completed her Master’s degree in Architecture. Malik’s studio practice techniques focus heavily on narrative, material study and fabrication. She is concerned with the event of a place, the anatomy of a space and the extension of a building.
Featuring work by: RANA MALIK
Curator: elle alconcel
elle alconcel is a community arts supporter committed to the diversification of Toronto’s arts and culture scene. As a curator in the community arts gallery arena, she is invested in showcasing the work of local, culturally diverse artists. She champions programs and spaces that are designed to bring an exciting new voice to the arts dialogue in Toronto. Her curatorial projects have included Madiba, a visual arts presentation for the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations (2013) at Daniels Spectrum and the inaugural exhibition at the new Toronto Arts Council gallery/workspace. elle is the Youth Outreach Coordinator at the Ryerson Image Centre and a member of two steering committees of ArtReach Toronto.
The Hallway Galleries programming at Daniels Spectrum is a unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators and artists to present exhibitions from local artists that not only reflect the multifaceted culture of the Regent Park community but also encourage dialogue and celebrate the importance of arts and culture.