Join us for 185 Augusta’s new exhibition featuring the photography of Moses Kofi and Soteeoh.
Thursday, October 3rd. 7-11 PM
Good Art, Good People, Good Music, Free.
About the show:
Self-taught photographers Moses Kofi and SoTeeOh share personal philosophies and creative inspirations through a series of images. Their photography consists of street scenes and portraiture from Toronto, Trinidad and Washington depicting the artists’ unique perspectives on life and creativity. Both artists employ a variety of mediums to showcase their images working with glass, wood, metal and found objects. The show is an immersive visual documentation of both artists’ life experiences: personal philosophies told through the lens.
Monochrome is a black and white themed art exhibition featuring new work by abstract expressionist painter Jimmy Chiale and Toronto street photographer SoTeeOh. Both artists will be showing new individual works as well as collaborative pieces that mix paint and photography.
The show is Saturday August 24th at The Annex Art Centre (1075 Bathurst St.) from 7-11 pm
Our next exhibition will feature the work of Tru Ferguson, a member artist at 185 Augusta.
Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, July 25th, 2013, from 7-11pm. The exhibition will be open until August 5, 2013.
Please check out Tru’s indiegogo campagin for more information about her aspirations as a photographer/artist: http://igg.me/at/The-Manipulation/x/2378258
Photos of Artwork by Tru Ferguson
Press Kit Photography by SoTeeOh
Graphic Design by Javid (JAH) & Ola Ojo
Tru Ferguson’s current body of work focuses on the deconstruction of the face and body into multiple layers paired with the integration of light. In doing so she invites the viewer to re-examine traditional perceptions of the human face and body on a level that goes beyond the exterior.
She aims to create images that provoke conversation concerning concepts of self, beauty and body image. By taking traditional images and re-shaping them, Tru encourages the viewer to question what it means to be beautiful. Is beauty really just skin deep? Can it have many layers? Are you willing to define it on your own terms and not be influenced by the media’s perspective on physical beauty?
Tru Ferguson strives to challenge universal definitions of beauty laid out by popular culture, and re-define them according to her personal experiences. Rather than looking to common standards of beauty which she finds limiting, the layers in Tru’s work represent the potential for finding beauty where it is typically least expected.
“Cross My Mind” is the first single from new artist, allie. It possesses a nostalgic quality reminiscent of old school R&B and Soul. Lust, desire, and indecision are interwoven in melodic unity, creating a sound that is quintessentially allie.
Join us in celebrating the release of the video for “Cross My Mind” as well as a live performance by allie.
Photography by Gillian Mapp & Moses Kofi.
Copy Editing by Amanda Nk.
Graphic Design by Trudi Ferguson, Ola Ojo and Javid (JAH)
Growing up, seeing photographically was as simple as capturing moments or pieces of them with my eyes. Along the way I decided to go beyond taking mental images, and now I use my camera to record history, share untold stories and above all to take beautiful images.
For any inquires about my rates, buyings prints, and or working with me please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The world is full of opposites, wrong/right, good/evil, up/down, Black & White/Colour… Artist Jimmy Chiale seeks to bring a balance to that last pairing with his hand picked group of Toronto artists working under a common theme: Balanced Expressions. This unique show features 11 sets of work, each with 1 Black & White, and 1 colour piece among them. Each of these pairs was created specifically with a harmony between the two sides in mind, with each piece complimenting the other.
It was put forth as a sort …of challenge to these artists to try something a bit different, and broaden horizons. Participating artists include:
Phillip A. Saunders
Raquel Da Silva
and Malcom Yarde
Bloor | Toronto Street Photography | Bloor Subway Station, January 2013.
18 Jan 2013
The newest member of the 185 family, SoTeeOh, in his own words:
“I’ve heard the term “visual junkie” thrown around. If I had to describe myself with one term, that would be it.
Everything that appears on this site is my work. I work in a variety of mediums to satisfy my visual addiction. I paint (mostly acrylics and a bit of aerosol), I draw, I take pictures, I make videos, I build things, I tattoo; basically I work on anything I can get my hands on. My objective is to create physical manifestations of my imagination and to that extent anything available may become a canvas.
Through my work I explore themes of nature, isolation, and nostalgia as well as altered and partial functioning through the familiar lens of pop culture and everyday life.
I am open to requests for commissions, collaborations and just general feedback. I would love to hear from you.”
LIVING ROOMS Press Kit
185 Augusta ave, Kensington
|185Augusta and Moses Kofi invite you to:LIVING ROOMS
An art installation by Moses Kofi. This new work experiments with the idea of space and of perspective, blending life and art into an indivisible concept. The opening of LIVING ROOMS will occur during Nuit Blanche 2012.| Nuit Blanche – September 29th @ 8pm – dawn | Viewings will continue until: October 6th, 2012Hope to see you all there!::::::::::::::::::::::::::