Gallery 44’s annual fundraising exhibition in support of our education and exhibition programs will be moving online! Representing the best in Canadian photography, Salon 44 brings together an incredible collection of over 60 established and emerging artists with works priced for both new and seasoned collectors alike. Salon 44 is co-chaired by Tatum Dooley and Maegan Broadhurst.
Salon 44 will launch at salon44.ca on March 4 at Midnight. Check back regularly for artwork updates.
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All proceeds from the sale of the artworks directly support our charitable mission to support artists through meaningful production, education and exhibition opportunities.
Participating artists include:
Steven Beckly, Brendan George Ko, Brian St. Denis, Camille Rojas, Aaron Jones, Carole Conde + Karl Beveridge, Danielle Goshay, Jennifer Murphy, Darren Rigo, Elisabeth Belliveau, Eric Garsonnin, Eve Tagny, Lucy Lu, Farihah Aliyah Shah, Michelle Bui, Fehn Foss, Fred Lum, Holly Chang, Jackson Klie, jamie campbell, Justin Aranha, Kotama Bouabane, Leila Fatemi, Laureen O'Connor, Tenzin Dorjé, Maggie Groat, Mark Sommerfeld, Atia Pokorny, Mike Goldby, Nam Phi Dang, Ruth Kaplan, Shannon Garden-Smith, Grace Wang, Shellie Zhang, Brian Hart, Vuk Dragojevic, Moez Surani, Jocelyn Reynolds, Oliver Husain, Alex Kisilevich, Zile Liepins, Jorian Charlton, Elise Rasmussen, Sophia Oppel, Twinkle Banerjee, Samuel De Lange, Bidemi Oloyede, sarah bodri, Karen Kraven, Juan Ortiz-Apuy
We are delighted to present Salon 44’s first Open Edition by artist Maggie Groat. The unframed edition will be available for purchase from February 23 through March 20. To purchase the unframed edition click here.
rise > ease > deeply is part of an ongoing study into imperfect symmetries, patterning and the possible utilities of images. Composed with found and modified photographs taken from the margins of 20th century printed matter, and through the process of decontextualizing, fragmenting and halving, a proposal, a map, a power-filled composition emerges. This work carries the energies and associations of the fragmented, but transforms through its orbital relations and compilation into a collection that resists categorization. The double, a shadow, tethers, rituals, way-finding, spectrums, twinning, cycling, fragmentation, pollination, fertility, the relationship between the astronomical and the terrestrial, visible and invisible marks, folding and unfolding, attraction, alternative utility, are some of the fragmented and interconnected ideas and preoccupations that orbit the compositions in this ongoing study.
Maggie Groat is an image and object maker who utilizes a range of media to interrogate methodologies of collage, salvage practices and site-specificity. Her current research surrounds responsiveness to shifting territories, decolonial methodologies, caregiving, gardens, slowness, margins, alternative utilities, Indigenous Futurisms, and the transformative potentials of found and ritual materials. She is a Visual Studies Lecturer at the University of Toronto and currently lives with her partner and three children in Niagara on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Chonnonton, and Anishnaabeg.
Special Events and Fundraising Committee
Ali Bosworth, Sagan MacIsaac, Alexandra Majerus, Jill Smith, Dory Smith, Brian St. Denis and Jennifer Young.