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From ‘Image’ to ‘Altered’ Image by Grace Sarabia

May 26, 2021 Propeller’s most recent exhibition, Altered Images at Hand, brings together fifty-seven artists in a virtual experience that is part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. The 103 works presented all began as photographs and were in turn physically “altered” in some fashion, whether that be through paint, cutting, layering, distressing or other means. …

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The Art of Survival: 25 Years of Resilience

By Lisa Johnson, AOCA, Painter and Propeller member since 2007 Propeller’s Resilient Roots Most young artists launching their careers immediately face an endurance test of survival. The 1996 cohort of Ontario College of Art (OCA) graduates were no exception. Facing an uncertain future, and with no galleries willing to exhibit their work, an enterprising group of OCA …

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Propeller’s Annual Curated Exhibition 1997-2019

Propeller’s annual curated exhibition has been a key part of the gallery’s programming since 1997. The program has involved notable guest curators from a range of cultural and professional fields, including important Canadian artists, gallerists, writers and critics.  The first annual curated exhibition was held in 1997 in order to celebrate the gallery’s inaugural year. …

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Propeller artist, Tai Kim’s work featured at Peter Tosh Museum

We’re proud to share the news that Propeller artist Tai Kim’s “Jokjah” format painting of Peter Tosh entitled “Jah Guide” was presented to the Peter Tosh Family and has now joined the museum’s amazing art, music and memorabilia collection!  The “Jokjah” format is a traditional East Asian frame painting frame style; as in all her …

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History of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts 1996-2011

By: Simone Rojas-Pick Propeller Center for the Visual Arts was established in Toronto, August 1996, by a group of Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) students. Propeller was created in order to organize young and emerging Contemporary Canadian artists into a community, offering them with a professional venue to exhibit and sell their works, …

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