ILYA GEFTER: SPACES & FIGURES
Nov 10 – Dec 31 2011
MIRIAM CABESSA: IN HER WAKE
Sept 22 – Nov 6 2011
LIFE, DEATH & REBIRTH
June 30 – Sept 18 2011
SHAI KREMER: FALLEN EMPIRES
May 5 – June 26 2011
Mar 31 – May 1 2011
Dec 9 2010 – March 27 2011
Nov 4 – Dec 5 2010
RAM SAMOCHA: THE RESTLESS LINE
Sept 30 – Oct 31 2010
June 18 – Sept 26 2010
DEGANIT BEREST: SEA LEVEL
May 6 – June 13 2010
ANAT BETZER: PURPLE RAIN
Mar 11 – Apr 25 2010
Dec 10 2009 – Mar 7 2010
ERAN SHAKINE: DON'T WORRY…
Oct 29 – Dec 6 2009
SHAOUL SMIRA: MIGRATION
Sept 12 – Oct 25 2009
BEREST, MENDELOVICI, SHNEOR: CIRCULAR
July 28 – Sep 6 2009
JOSHUA NEUSTEIN: DRAWINGS FROM QUMRAN
June 25 – July 19 2009
SHAI KREMER: INFECTED LANDSCAPE
Apr 23 – June 21 2009
CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART
Feb 26 – Apr 19 2009
RECENT: 2012 - 2015
May 24 – July 1, 2012
Itamar Jobani crafts an extensive series of figurative sculptures inspired by the 20th century German photographer August Sander. The title of the exhibition is an updated reference to Sander's life-long project, People of the 20th Century, which attempted to capture the professional archetypes of the German population during the Weimar Republic. Jobani turns Sander's project on its ear, suggesting that in our globalized, media-saturated and consumer-oriented world the construction of identity has become significantly more complex. View Catalogue
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY: LANDSCAPE & COLOUR
Jan 5 – Apr 1, 2012
Gathering a collection of bright, saturated paintings & photographs by our most popular gallery artists, Take my breath away is a strident reminder that the white chill of winter is fleeting. The pleasure evoked by a beautiful vista is universal—visit the gallery to experience that beauty, be it realistic or abstract—through the eyes of our artists. View Catalog
2009 – 2011
Apr 5 – May 20, 2012
In AFRIKA Atsmon Ganor's intelligent, occasionally tongue-in-cheek approach to art-making comes to fruition in two series: one a modular suite of paintings, the other text art printed on sets of pillows. Toying with colour palette, subtlety, the multiple, and wordplay, Ganor encourages creative, lateral thinking in his audience.
JIRI LADOCHA & MATS NORDSTROM - THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
July 5 – Sept 9, 2012
Through the Looking Glass previews works by established artists who have just joined the gallery roster, Jiri Ladocha and Mats Nordström. Both are masters of their disciplines, slated for solo exhibitions at the Julie M. Gallery. Through the Looking Glass turns a critical lens on the boundaries of medium. Today, an artist can rarely be categorized as a painter, sculpture, or photographer. Instead, it is more common to work at points of intersection between the categories that traditionally organized art history. Work by Jiri Ladocha and Mats Nordström is complemented by pieces by Anat Betzer, Deganit Berest, Atsmon Ganor, Itamar Jobani & Shai Kremer.
3D Metalpoint Drawings
Sept 13 – Oct 14, 2012
No Way Back builds on a radical technique developed in 2010 by Ram Samocha in Guelph, Ontario. It will be the first solo exhibition to exclusively show Samocha's three-dimensional metalpoint works. Samocha has reinvented the forgotten art of metalpoint, vigorously working on rugged sheets of rock paper until his two- dimensional abstract drawings distend into sculptural objects. Since moving to Brighton, England, Samocha has refined this unique skill, and placed it at the heart of his drawing and video practice. The exhibition title No Way Back refers both to the permanence of a mark once it is made in metalpoint, and to our inability to efface or redact our actions. His metalpoint practice further investigates time through the gradual discoloration of his works caused by oxidization.
Dec 7, 2012 – March 30, 2013
The 2012 Annual Winter Exhibition featured oil paintings by Gideon Tomaschoff, Anat Betzer & Gefter, photographs by Shai Kremer & Alma Shneor, sculpture by Itamar Jobani & by Jiri Ladocha, sculptural photography & assemblage by Mats Nordstrom, as well as an 18-karat gold diptych by Ram Samocha.
Oct 18 – Dec 2, 2012
Julie M. Gallery presents recent work manifesting in a variety of series by master sculptor Jiri Ladocha. Born in 1942 and trained in Europe, Jiri Ladocha has created pieces now found in major collections such as the Guggenheim Museum. His sculpture has exhibited throughout Europe and North America, and is enthusiastically collected by Torontonians in particular. Ladocha’s crisp and minimal aesthetic is softened by undulating organic lines—this lends an uncommon beauty and sophistication to works combining metal, glass, wood and graphite. Monograph
Apr 11 – May 26, 2013
Work in Progress was a Featured Exhibit in the CONTACT Photography Festival. This solo exhibition presented two cycles of work from Manhattan, Notes from the Edges & the World Trade Center: Concrete Abstracts, each underway for over a decade. The title Work in Progress is a play on words—both series are ongoing or “in progress”; through these works Kremer explores progress as a simultaneously germinal and fantastically destructive force—the foundation of today’s increasingly urban, globalized world.
May 30 - July 21, 2013
Impact Resistance features photographs and video that reflect philosophical engagement with the passage of time. Three photographic series, 33 bathhuts and a hotdogstand, Remnants, and Swimmers, pivot on moments of emotional vulnerability and their place in human memory. Complemented by abstracted seascapes, these gentle and contemplative works prompt their audience to meditate on the formative moments that inflect the landscape of their past.
This invitational solo show by Nava Waxman presents recent work in sculpture and painting, which is inflected by calligraphy, collage, and modularity. Waxman's oevre can be read as a series of poetic vignettes whose abstract narrative bridges the natural world and a fantastical, abstract mythology. View Art Catalogue
THINKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD
September 5 - October 6, 2013
Join us for a visual journey into a coloured landscape of emotions. Through photography, paintings, video and sculpture THINKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD explore the concept of time, as it is being conceived through fragile moments of comprehension, moments when life events change who we are, invite us to reflect on the past, and suggest us to move forward.
In the spirit of autumn, Julie M Gallery is happy to host the beautiful visual contemplations by artists Shai Kremer, Jiri Ladocha, Mats Nordstrom, Alma Shneor, Ran Slavin, Gideon Tomaschoff & Nava Waxman.
GIDEON TOMASCHOFF - ROOTED IN DESTRUCTION
Nothing is coincidental in Tomaschoff's paintings; he uses his mist of colours to capture your gaze until you see it, know it, attribute meaning to it, letting it to be revealed before your eyes; although the scene you picture, as framed in front of you, is in fact your own, a particular memory or an echo of a past event. His paintings make you believe that you are standing in front of a mirror, viewing your own reflection, but it is Tomaschoff who holds the mirror, and thus chooses the colours of your self-existence.
November 28, 2013 - February 2, 2014
An exhibition of gallery favourites from 2013 and a preview of highlights from the coming year. Featuring work by Ilya Gefter, Shai Kremer, Jiri Ladocha, Gideon Tomaschoff, Ram Samocha and Mats Nordstrom.
CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART
February 5- March 9, 2014
Presented as part of Spotlight on Israeli Culture, Contemporary Israeli Art features work by emerging and established Israeli artists: Maya Bar, Tali Ben Bassat, Deganit Berest, Anat Betzer, Dan Birenboim, Miriam Cabessa, Atsmon Ganor, Itamar Jobani, Shai Kremer, Karin Mendelovici, Ram Samocha, Eran Shakine, Alma Shneor, Gideon Tomaschoff, Yehuda Porbuchrai and Nava Waxman.
SUSAN G. SCOTT - THE WATERS OF MARCH
March 22 - April 27, 2014
Susan G. Scott’s lyrical lines and rich colours bear testimony to a lifetime spent in the discovery of an authentic expression of her world. She describes landscape interiors with the fluent ease of someone grounded in abstract expressionism, reborn in narrative figuration and now evolved into a full blown landscape artist on par with Canada’s very best. Her works on Terraskin embrace this stone-based paper with the delicacy and sensitivity of Chinese watercolours and simultaneously reflect the sophistication of space that is completely contemporary and evocative of our disappearing natural world.
DEGANIT BEREST AND SHAI KREMER - BENEATH THE TRANQUILITY
May 1 - July 4, 2014
Beneath the Tranquility was presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography festival. Using the trope of the ubiquitous pixel, Berest confronts the schism between today’s reality and its parallel, the digital world. Berest is interested in reaching a threshold where the viewer might oscillate between seeing the work as ‘meaningless’ geometric abstract shapes on the surface, but then, suddenly, might experience recognition that these seemingly random stacks of cubes become a specific image. Kremer’s celebrated World Trade Center Concrete Abstract (WTC) are spectacular works explore the reconstruction of an American icon. By documenting the process of reconstruction at the site of the 9/11 attacks, Kremer encapsulates his interest in photography’s ability to function as both an historic archive and mediator of highly politicized visual information.
NADAV ASSOR - LESSONS ON LEAVING YOUR BODY
September 17 - October 5, 2014
Unmanned drones are still being used, mainly for an array of military and industrial purposes demanding remote surveillance and intervention, from the facilitation of "targeted" assassinations in Gaza through the production of aerial wedding videos. In the near future drone use will expand to a multitude of areas, as tens of thousands of civilian drones are awaiting official approval for flight in the USA and other countries. The works displayed in this exhibition deal with the spiritual and bodily aspects, and the related political implications, of the cluster of technologies and methods for control, telepresence, and unmanned mobility symbolized by the Drone. The exhibition included self portraits of drone operators shot out of the vehicle they themselves operate ("drone selfles"); video portraits of a man who refers to himself as the first "Remote Control Minister" and of the drone he constructs and flies in the forests of the US Northwest.
ANAT BETZER - ARMY OF ME
October 9 - November 16, 2014
Army Of Me was the second solo exhibition in Canada by Israeli artist Anat Betzer. It comprised a series of works created between 2011 and 2014, where the artist revisited early themes explored in the early years of her career, such as femininity, gender, integration of text and painting, as well as literary quotes.
Despite the romantic and lyrical nature of these works, Betzer commanded the viewer to look directly and to examine relevant issues that included the representation of the female body, its objectification, and the complexity of female empowerment.
July 7 - September 12, 2014
Summer Landscape was a celebration of the beauty and joy of the summer months. A group exhibition that showcased the work of gallery artists Deganit Berest, Atmos Ganor, Itamar Jobani, Shai Kremer, Ram Samocha, Susan G. Scott and Gideon Tomaschoff.
NEW CYCLES Vol. I
November 20, 2014 - February 1, 2015
In the spirit of the holidays, and in celebration of a terrific 2014 for Julie M. Gallery, we were proud to present a selection of works by some of our permanent artists. This exhibition highlighted the gallery’s marked interest in social and political issues, as well as our constant admiration for beauty.
We were pleased to exhibit new works by Jiri Ladocha, Gideon Tomaschoff and Nava Waxman, in addition to pieces by Shai Kremer, Mats Nordstrom and Ram Samocha. This exhibition also provided a unique preview of our programming for 2015.
Off Balance emanated from the curators’ observation of what often disrupt our emotional and psychological stability, and the intuitive impulse to develop coping mechanisms to front this adversity. Using the poetic and metaphoric interpretation of the Capote brothers and Gámez, this exhibition comprised a number of pieces that, together, delineate a unified psychological journey. more...
Butler, whose piece Hurricane was a finalist for the prestigious RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2014, makes use of subtle and compelling resources to develop her conceptual discourse. The permanent use of white, dark lines and text, confers her work with a minimalist approach that serves to delineate recurrent themes, and reflect on issues around longing, regret, and nostalgia. more...
NAVA WAXMAN - TRACES
Traces is a continuation of the artist’s need to explore the endless forms of natural worlds in order to create abstractions, personified by imaginary landscapes. The works in this exhibition mark Waxman’s return to encaustic, after the detour that led her to explore drawing, oil painting and photography for the last two years. more...
Triggered by diverse interests such as movement, colour and composition, the artists in this exhibition make use of traditional and experimental processes in order to address their creative concerns. more...
Each of the artists in this exhibition explores their relationship with diverse fluctuations that influence their understanding of social concerns, and stimulate their own approach to art making. Dealing with notions regarding liminal states of consciousness, nostalgia, regret, construction and deconstruction, the works in this exhibition allow the critical examination of singular elements that address the recognition of oneself as part of a greater context. more...
The Green Line refers to the temporary geographic border set up between Israel and Palestine after an agreement with their neighbouring Arab countries in 1949. It owes its name to the actual colour used in the elaboration of new maps, and depicts the geographical areas until the war of 1967, when Israel conquered the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and the Sinai Peninsula, taking control over many areas demanded by Palestine. . more...
There is an intrinsic inquietude to Ladocha as a practitioner. His artistic career has led him to explore diverse mediums, which seem to absorb him entirely for a time period. For a moment, it is possible to imagine that his masterful command of a new path will make him settle. However, for those who are familiar with a career that expands now over five decades, it becomes obvious that the present body of work is only a trail that will lead to the next one. Ladocha is never comfortable staying still for too long. more...
Julie M. Gallery was pleased to present New Cycles Vol. II, a three-artist exhibition in celebration of a wonderful 2015 and the arrival of the holiday season. This exhibition marked the closure of our location at the Distillery Historic District after 7 sucessfull years. more...