Local Artists Corner
MJG Gallery, “…a friendly east end gallery” (NOW Magazine, May 2014) is an artist run & curated gallery since August 2011. An extensive collection of paintings (acrylic, oil, encaustic), photography, sculpture & mixed media work, by 25+ established artists, can be found in MJG’s inventory. The gallery hosts art exhibitions, including solo, group and themed shows. Other services include art-consignment, special events (inc. pop-up shops) and gallery/space rental opportunities. “MJG Gallery” can be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A website is in the works. 1028 Queen Street East (near Pape), Toronto ON. 416.923.4031 Gallery owner, Mark Gleberzon can be reached at email@example.com
Mark Gleberzon is an Honours graduation of OCADU in Toronto. His work can be found in every continent but Antarctica. Mark has offered his work in numerous shows in Canada and the US as well as several galleries. He enjoys the creative process, exploring painting, photography as well as mixed-media collage. In 2011, Mark took the leap from artist to gallery-owner with MJG Gallery, located in Leslieville. Check out Mark under “MJG Gallery” on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Stan Olthuis’ XOXO #6 Believe
Stan Olthuis is an award-winning, mixed media artist focusing on energy, gesture & time. His work is imbued with a deep love of drawing formed at an early age. His work is in collections in Canada, the US, France & Japan. He recently won the 2014 OSA’s 141st Open Juried Exhibition “Game” award given to him from Curry’s Art Supplies. “I’m fascinated by time’s harsh effects on the city’s surfaces, such as construction hoardings that become layered, worked over and weathered while being subjected to random marks that people leave.” http://stanolthuis.com/
Andrea Rinaldo is a Collingwood-based artist and now gallery owner of Studio 65. “Fearless Colour. Bold Design. Passion. Fun.” are words that define Andrea and her work. Her deft eye for contrast and love of the exuberant has distinguished a career that has encompassed interior design & decoration as well as fashion design. Andrea and her work were featured on segment of “Candice Tells All’, filmed in MJG Gallery’s original location. The entire show revolved around the master bedroom where one of Andrea’s painting was centre stage. http://andrearinaldo.com/
Brendon McNaughton is a somewhat recent graduate from York University, having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Honours. He also studied at Deakin University, in Melbourne, Australia. Brendon takes a multi-media constructional approach with most of his concepts and has been honing his concepts further in shows in Toronto, New York City and Philadelphia. His work is not merely visual but also meant to engage with the viewer. http://mcnaughtonstudios.com
left to right, Andrea Rinaldo "Neon_48x60", mixed media on canvas, 48"x60"; Stan Olthuis "When Harry Met Sally III", mixed media on wood, 2 x 36″x36″