Featured Art

Currently on Display:

Yannick Anton Photography

 

Previously on Display:

“Million Me’s” by Michelle LeFade

Michelle LeFade is a Toronto based artist/cartoonist fascinated by the intricacies of power dynamics in relation to female sexuality. Michelle takes inspiration from the women in her life and music videos she grew up with to retell stories of her own sexual experiences. Working across painting, drawing, zine making and design, she creates a world inhabited by displeased, disgusted and disinterested queens who threaten death by booty with their salty glares and dominating postures.

Sandy Miranda

Sandy Miranda is a photographer and bass player of the band Fucked Up. Her photographs document her experiences in a touring band. She is based in Toronto, Canada.

Julian and Gregory (Gawdawful) Goddard

Julian Goddard:
Toronto born artist. Drawing since the age of 2½ years. Two time dropout of the prestigious Ontario College of Art & Design (1999 & 2004, respectively). Recipient of an honours BA specializing in Philosophy and majoring in Semiotics from U of T during the hiatus from OCAD. Completed a 2½ year apprenticeship within the tattoo industry. Member of the 2013 POWERHAUS collective. Accepted as of December 2013 as a member of the Canadian Alternative Arts Collective. Specializing in painting, philosophy, semiotics and tattoos but with interests in mischief of all kinds.

Gregory Gawdawful Goddard:
A local boy who loves imagining worlds and people and filling them out as drawings or sculptures. Spent a spell studying art and worked on a short NFB produced stop motion animation with a couple of knuckleheads from Montreal. Now designs and builds puppets for funzies.

Laura-Lynn Petrick

Fall leaves fall; die, flowers, away! Lengthen Night and shorten day. Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.

Indeed, all things must pass, and it’s worth celebrating when a new artist comes in to ignite the the front room of the Beaver with brazen colour and shimmering darkness. Come by and check out Laura-Lynn Petrick’s photography on display now at the Beav, it is a personal documentation of the dynamic aura of individuals and the sublime qualities of nature.

Petrick’s versatile work is shot on 35 mm colour film and involves no post-production; as Laura puts it herself: “This series “In the Skies” is an intimate investigation of the powerful auras of our natural world, captured through the lens of an analogue 35 mm camera.

Ivy Lovell

“Maryanna glides through the rocky paths of Ragged Falls and Jamal reflects outside of the Wolf Den. The Neil Young archives were our only guide and 2-litre bottles of mixed drinks quenched our thirst.

Nothing makes you appreciate the city more than getting out of it. Last summer we left the concrete and noise behind and checked into Algonquin Park for a weekend. We all conquered the rickety, long forgotten diving ledge, found on one of our daily ( and nightly) canoe adventures. Hazed out and sun-drenched as these photos are, they document a clear path that a group of friends can wind along in the heat of summer.

These photos were taken on a half-frame 1960’s Fujica film camera, hence the split-image result.”

 

 

Stephen Schramm
“An exploration of Sigils and the signs, symbols associated withe alchemy and magik, through large scale graphic posters.”

 

Adrienne Kammerer
“Adrienne Kammerer’s exquisite graphite drawings depict an ongoing narrative exploring the history of magic set in a fictitious past. Through beautifully rendered figurative portraits and environments, Kammerer intuitively combines historic folklore with documented and imagined instances of magic, mythology and the occult. Drawing influence from the fear and superstitions rooted in childhood, Kammerer’s images conjure memories of the past while offering a subtly dark humor indicative of their present existence. Adrienne Kammerer is a self taught artist hailing from Burlington, Ontario. Currently residing in Toronto.

 

 

 

 

Miss Margot Project
“Tired of working as her own model for more than 10 years, Miss Margot has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are arousing, contemplative, provoking, and more often than not, blonde.”