Hallway Galleries at Daniels Spectrum
Sat - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM
Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 9 PM
Statutory Holidays: Closed
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.
Still Life I, Acrylic on Wood, 2017
Artist Gordon Shadrach’s body of work explores the communication that exists between the wearer and the watcher. Presence is an investigation of the connection between clothing and how others perceive the wearer. Does race impact how sartorial choices are perceived? How does race and fashion impact how people are treated?
Without saying a word, volumes can be spoken merely by someone’s presence in the community. The portraits in this exhibition seek to address when Black males eschew cultural norms and traditions in order to carve out personal style, they are open to criticism and judgement from both within and beyond the community. Questions of presence often lead all of us to challenge gender, sexuality, power, cultural appropriation and belonging.
Gordon Shadrach is a portrait artist and was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. He has lived in Toronto for over 25 years. He paints with acrylic on wood and has worked from his in-home studio for the last 6 years. He completed his B.Des. (MAAD) at OCAD in 2003. He has participated in group exhibitions including the Artist Project Toronto, the Riverdale Art Walk, and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. He was featured on CBC Arts in October 2017. In January 2018 he exhibited in a group show at the Royal Ontario Museum titled, “Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art”. Private collectors and businesses have purchased his work.
Exhibition runs: January 22, 2018 – June 30, 2018
Rana Malik spent her formative years traveling 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 @prettygrittycity
Photographs by Yasin Osman
Exhibition Dates: May 3 – June 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 2018, 2nd floor
Location: 1st & 2nd Floor Galleries
In Dear Ayeeyo, Yasin Osman shares scenes of everyday life within the villages of Somalia. This exhibition features large-scale portraits and snapshots that offer glimpses into the lives of the Somali people during a time fraught with humanitarian crisis and severe drought. Through fostering trust and camaraderie with his subject, Osman achieves intimate portraits that contest the portrayal of Somalia in the popular media.
The child of Somali parents, Osman returned to his ancestral lands in search for an emotional connection. This body of work, compiled together for the first time, showcases his journey home as an outsider, examining this foreign land. Dear Ayeeyo is intended as a tribute to Osman’s grandmother.
About Yasin Osman
Yasin Osman, is an award-winning Toronto photographer that specializes in evocative images of the living world. Raised in Regent Park he felt the urge to document everyday life in his changing neighbourhood. He has worked with organizations such as UNICEF, MACLEANS Magazine and VICE. Through social media platforms Yasin has accumulated over 300 thousand followers. The artist is currently working on a legacy photography project that solely focuses on the revitalization of the Regent Park community.
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.
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.
- Zaie Arabi: Tradition Arab Dress | Sarah Hamad | Ftoon Kedwan | Qadeer Al-ogaidi | Dana Shami | Zainab Abdalla | February 12 – March 11. 2018
- Tables, Chairs & Unrelated Objects | 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 | Curated by Ellie Oram and Jasmin Liu | January 13 – February 4, 2018
- My City My Six | Jan 3 – February 4, 2018
- iAM: An Exhibition on Reconciliation | www.jayu.ca | November 3, 2017 – January 6, 2018
- Other Side of the Game: An Exhibition | Amanda Anoize, Benny Bing | Trevlyn Kennedy, Setti Kidane, Dainesha Nugent-Palanche, Zehna Odwar, Kalmplex, Benny Bing | Curated by Amanda Parris | October 19, 2017 – November 18, 2017
- Picture the Possibilities | Muslimah Photovoice Project | August 25 – September 10
- Terra Incognita | Alexia Bread Anderson, Amanda Robertson-Hebert, Bernard Leroux, Connor Pion, Fallon Simard, Gabor Bata, Kaiatanoron Dumoulin Bush, Karalyn Reuben, Katsitsanoron Katty Dumoulin Bush, Kaya Dacosta, Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning, Laura St. Amant, Mariah Meawasige, Megan Feheley, Michael Crawford, Oliver Roberts, Simon Shim, Seo Eun Kim, and Ted Hoffie | July 6 – August 31
- Nuit Rose Opening Group Exhibition | Throbbing Rose Collective | June 14 – July 4
- The Unsung S/heroes Photography Exhibit | Alexis Mcdonlad / Stephen Lewis Foundation | May 2 – May 31
- Taxi Drivers of Toronto Exhibit | Henrry Vanderspek | May 2 to May 31
- The Florida Highwaymen: A Land that Time Forgot | The Florida Highwaymen | Feb 9 – March 16
- Through the Material Landscape | Charmaine Lurch | Feb 9 – March 12
- We Are Forever Portraits | Benny Bing | November 19 – January 27
- (mus)interpreted | Samaa Ahmed, Shatha Al-Husseini, Ala Al-Thibeh, Iman Bhatti, Manaal Farooqi,Ghada Habbal, Raafia Jessa, Yara El Safi, Farxiyo Maxamad, Cabdullaahi Jaamac, Riya Jama, Zahra Komeylian, Maha Munaf, Hana Shafi, Samira Warsame | October 12 – November 13
- The Invisible Majority | Zahra Sdiddiqui | Sept 8 – Oct 31
- Coming of Age – 10 Years of The Remix Project | September 8 – September 9
- The Sawubona Project | August 23 – September 4
- Line 1: Exhibition. Paintings by Katty Wu | August 14 – September 4
- Upping The Aunty | Meera Sethi | May 31st – August 7
- Black Toronto 2116 | March 6 – April 17
- Where Are You Really From? | March 6 – April 16
- Kandake, of Sword and Pen: Black Women’s Art and Resistance | February20 – March 5
- Fabric of Tanzania | November 12 – January 24
- TRIGGERS: You Will Never See Your City the Same Again | November 12 – December 22
- Gebeta Nights | November 12 – December 22
- Between Spheres and SOMOS: A Latin American-Canadian Exhibition | July 18- August 31
- Cosmopolis Toronto | Colin Boyd Schaffer | May 8 – June 26
- Faces of Regent Park | Dan Bergeron | May 8 – June 26
- Sprung | ArtHeart Community Art Centre | April 2nd – April 30
- Through Generations | Ato Seitu | Ella Cooper | Georgia Fullerton | Komi Olaf | Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart | ZimArt’s Rice Lake Galllery | Zimbuktu Sculptures – Public Art Consultants | February 5 – March 1
- Pan/orama | Rafael Yaluff; Abstractus; Alejandro Santiago; G N’S Projects | August 4 – September 5
- Intersections | Yannick Anton, Jon Blak, Buruk Early, Wade Hudson, Ebti Nabang, Candace Nyaomi, Kalmplex Seen, SoTeeOh, Dwayne Sybbliss | May 8 – August 25
- J A M A I C A | Wade Hudson | December 2013 – January 2014
- Building Black | Ekow Nimako | February 2014
- Black Future Month 3014 | Danilo McCallum, Javid JAH, Jordan Clarke, Soteeoh, Ola Ojo, Komi Olaf, Chantelle Kennebrew (Junk Prints), Samson Brown, Quentin Vercetty, Chris Ak, Hillina Seife | February 2014
- BLK Ken and Barbie: The Dis-Identification Performance | Rose Ann Marie Bailey | February 2014
- Artistic Migration | Young Women from the Access Alliance Program | March – April 2014
- (mus)interpreted | Ala Al-Thibeh, Ammara Wasim, Fathima Husna, Fatima Wahid, Hamdi Ali, Hira Kazmi, Jaudat Adnan, Jumana Chowdhury, Kashfia Rahman, Leila Fatemi, Maha Munaf, Mehwish Siddiqui, Naqa al-Thibeh, Rabab al-Kishmeri, Rola Kuidir, Zahra Agjee, The Creative Girls Crew, The Truth & Dare Photography Project | April 2014
- I HeART Regent Park | David Zapparoli and Pathways to Education Student Photographers: Allora Long, Gelila Tgiorhie, Lensa Youssouf, Mandeq Hassan, Mariama Barud, Nadia Salam, Nagadir Khan, Najam Adan, Nuzhaatb Sabreen, Rafia Salam, Shamal Haider, Zeinab Ibrahim | May – June 2014