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ANDRES DURAN   (Owner and director)

SARAH MASHAAL   (Owner and director)


Duran|Mashaal is a Montreal-based gallery that focuses on emerging and mid-career artists both locally and internationally. Bridging the geographical gap, the young gallery represents innovative artists that experiment with the process of artmaking, pioneer new art forms, or rediscover colour, shape or style to bring something original to the art world. Whether it be in technique and methodology, or execution and performance, each of the artists that Duran|Mashaal represents brings a unique element to the gallery, inspiring a dialogue of emotion and intellect to transpire.

Showcasing the talent of 17 artists, Duran|Mashaal curates art from around the globe in order to promote accessibility; by exhibiting international art alongside local art, collectors and dilettantes alike are exposed to a whole world of original pieces as opposed to mass-market art that is now so readily available. Duran|Mashaal promotes emerging and mid-career artists in the fields of photography, paintings, and sculpture.

Unholy Stagger - Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian Unholy Stagger

Bondi Heights 2 - Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas Bondi Heights 2

Upskirt: Sidelong -  Dara  Vandor

Dara Vandor Upskirt: Sidelong

Upskirt: Godspeed -  Dara  Vandor

Dara Vandor Upskirt: Godspeed

Skid - Michael Flomen

Michael Flomen Skid

F.C. No. 2 - Michael Flomen

Michael Flomen F.C. No. 2

F.C. no. 50 - Michael Flomen

Michael Flomen F.C. no. 50

Heart Eyes - Jen Mann

Jen Mann Heart Eyes

Lolita - Jen Mann

Jen Mann Lolita

untitled - Adriana Oliver

Adriana Oliver untitled

untitled - Adriana Oliver

Adriana Oliver untitled

Ara 260 - Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian Ara 260

Vanitas 18.08.13 - Paul Beliveau

Paul Beliveau Vanitas 18.08.13

Vanitas 18.10.11 - Paul Beliveau

Paul Beliveau Vanitas 18.10.11

Vanitas 16.02.01 - Paul Beliveau

Paul Beliveau Vanitas 16.02.01

Vanitas 18.07.25 - Paul Beliveau

Paul Beliveau Vanitas 18.07.25

Cecily ii - David Wightman

David Wightman Cecily ii

Cecily - David Wightman

David Wightman Cecily

Ariadne - David Wightman

David Wightman Ariadne

Upskirt: That Time -  Dara  Vandor

Dara Vandor Upskirt: That Time

La pompe des Cuvilliers - Celia  Rogge

Celia Rogge La pompe des Cuvilliers

Open Your Eyes and Close Your Heart - Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian Open Your Eyes and Close Your Heart

RLLR - Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian RLLR

RLRR - Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian RLRR

As long As You Are Here - Matthew Shlian

Matthew Shlian As long As You Are Here

In the Sun - Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas In the Sun

Bondi Heights 2 - Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas Bondi Heights 2

A Night Thought - Adriana Oliver

Adriana Oliver A Night Thought

This Lonely Night - Adriana Oliver

Adriana Oliver This Lonely Night

Nobody Phoned - Adriana Oliver

Adriana Oliver Nobody Phoned

Neue Kammern Enfilade III - Celia  Rogge

Celia Rogge Neue Kammern Enfilade III

You and Me - Jen Mann

Jen Mann You and Me

Obsession 3 - Jen Mann

Jen Mann Obsession 3

Endless RAce - Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas Endless RAce

Vanitas : Glamour - Paul Beliveau

Paul Beliveau Vanitas : Glamour

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Dara Vandor  (+)

    Biography : Dara Vandor received a BA from McGill in Art History. Her work is held in public and private collections in North America and Europe, and has been exhibited in London, LosAngeles, Toronto and Montreal. She has been featured by Harper's Bazaar, the Telegraph, Interior Hong Kong, Square Mile, The Handbook, Sharp and Ask Men. Dara lives and works in Toronto.

    Exhibition : 2017 Live Fast Secret Society, Los Angeles 2016 Sexish, Birch Contemporary, Toronto 2015 Elucidation, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, USA 2013 Render Vol. 1, Nyood, Toronto 2009 Nuit Blanche, Red Head Gallery, Toronto 2008 Fire with Water, Galerie V, Montrea

    Detailed Description : What is it about lingerie that has the power to transform, to excite? What is it about a few scraps of lace and silk that can whip us into a frenzy to possess it, to display it, even to just glimpse it? Small and mostly hidden, seen only by ourselves or through intimacy, it is simultaneously able to conceal, contain, perform and delight. It is my hope that these drawings can remind us of past loves or desires yet to be explored. Perhaps they can remind us of who we would like to be, or what we attempt to cover up. Much like works of art, lingerie can occupy spaces of both function and fantasy. For me, this makes it an ideal subject through which to explore desire, femininity and memory. Through this series of drawings, an effort has been made to render that most personal portrait — with the intimacy of the private simultaneously shared.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Dara  Vandor - Upskirt: That Time Upskirt: That Time
    •  Dara  Vandor - Upskirt: Godspeed Upskirt: Godspeed
    •  Dara  Vandor - Upskirt: Sidelong Upskirt: Sidelong

  • Paul Beliveau  (+)

    Biography : Born in 1954, Paul Béliveau obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from Laval University in 1977. Recognized for his expertise in drawing, engraving and painting he has since then had more than fifty solo exhibitions across Canada. His works can be found in many public and private collections throughout the country and has to his name some fifteen works of art integrated into architectural sites, notably the foyer of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the renovated firehall which houses the Ex-Machina theatre troupe as well as the entrance to the Hopital de l’Enfant-Jésus. “The creative act involves – in every instance – because it is an act of projection, recapturing the past, not in the least to simply return to it but rather to transfigure it.” No statement could more accurately describe Paul Béliveau’s aesthetic. By openly integrating into his compositions an iconography from the past and proceeding through citation and retrospection, he reveals the phenomenon of metamorphosis upon which imagination itself is based. In this way he brings to light the very principles of the mechanics of creation. Imagination, which consists as it were in the transfer of a perceptible representation onto an image belonging to another reality, thus sees itself in the presented. Consequently it is not the images themselves but the unique process of creative development which accords Paul Béliveau’s works their originality and relevance.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Paul Beliveau - Vanitas : Glamour Vanitas : Glamour
    • Paul Beliveau - Vanitas 18.07.25 Vanitas 18.07.25
    • Paul Beliveau - Vanitas 16.02.01 Vanitas 16.02.01
    • Paul Beliveau - Vanitas 18.10.11 Vanitas 18.10.11
    • Paul Beliveau - Vanitas 18.08.13 Vanitas 18.08.13

  • Michael Flomen  (+)

    Biography : Michael Flomen, born in Montreal, is a self-taught artist who began taking photographs in the late 1960s. He exhibited his first series of works, “Shaker Light” (on upstate New York Shaker architecture) in 1972. Since then, Flomen has shown his work regularly around the world, For two decades, Flomen worked in the “decisive moment” style of street photography established by Henri Cartier-Bresson. The books “Details” and “Still Life Draped Stone” published in 1980 and 1985 respectively, document his extensive work in this field. In the early 1990s, Flomen started using large format cameras to photograph landscapes, specifically snow depositories and snow fields. In 1999, he started using camera-less techniques to make photographs directly in the wild. Natural elements such as water, wind, firefly light, and other natural phenomena are the inspiration for—and now the materials used in—his picture making.

    Exhibition : Flomen’s work can be found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the George Eastman House (Rochester, NY), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Museum of Fine Art (West Palm Beach, FL), the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, and the Hanmi Museum of Photography (Seoul), among others.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Michael Flomen - F.C. no. 50 F.C. no. 50
    • Michael Flomen - F.C. No. 2 F.C. No. 2
    • Michael Flomen - Skid Skid

  • Keith Haynes  (+)

    Biography : Born in London, Keith’s work is a playful and often-nostalgic exploration of popular culture, and in particular, popular music culture from his past to the present day. Keith’s work is noteworthy for his interesting choice of materials, creating works from the ‘clutter’ of pop culture – button badges, CDs or, more uniquely, vinyl records. Whether it’s a graphically iconic portrait or a meaningful song lyric, each piece is created from original vinyl records chosen to enhance the subject matter; in these works the Subject and the Object are of equal importance. His current work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and overseas and can be found in private collections in the UK, Europe, America, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Canada.

    Exhibition : Keith Haynes Exhibitions and Art Fairs 2017 Tunbridge Wells Art Fair | Different Gallery | 1 - 4 June Fresh Art Fair Cheltenham | Different Gallery | 12 - 14 May AAF London Hampstead | Woolff Gallery | 10 - 14 May Chelsea Art Fair | Different Gallery | 27 - 30 April Grand Opening | Duran Mashaal Gallery | 19 April - 1 June AAF London Battersea | Woolff Gallery | 8 - 12 March Kiss Exhibition | Different Gallery | 10 - 19 February Decorative Art Fair | Catharine Miller | 24 - 29 January London Art Fair | Woolff Gallery | 17 - 22 January 2016 Art Miami | Woolff Gallery | 29 November - 4 December Bowie Event | Different Gallery | 8 December Christmas Festival | Drang Gallery Padstow | 1 - 4 December Private View | Dock Gallery Rotterdam | 17 November - 2 January (2017) Meet The Artist | Drang Gallery | 26 - 30 October AAF New York | Will’s Art Warehouse | 29 September – 2 October Decorative Art Fair | Catharine Miller | 27 September - 2 October Buy Art Fair Manchester | Drang Gallery | 22 - 25 September Broadgate Tower Art Event | Different Gallery | 13 September Solo Show | Woolff Gallery | 8 - 30 September St Ives Music Festival | Drang Gallery | September Henley Festival | Gallery Different | 6 – 10 July AAF London Hampstead | Woolff Gallery | 16- 19 June Broadgate Tower | Different Gallery | 12 June – 23 September Decorative Art Fair | Catharine Miller | 19 - 24 April AAF New York | Will’s Art Warehouse | 30 March – 3 April AAF London Battersea | Woolff Gallery | 9 - 13 March Lille Art-Up | Lilford Gallery | 25 - 28 February Rotterdam Contemporary | Dock Gallery | 10 - 14 February London Art Fair | Woolff Gallery | 20 - 24 January 2015 Scope Miami | Woolff Gallery | 1 - 6 December AAF Singapore |Will's Art Warehouse | 12 -15 November Ffound | Woolff Gallery | 5 - 29 November Decorative Art Fair | Catharine Miller Gallery | 29 Sept - 4 October St Ives Festival | Drang Gallery | 12 - 26 September Group Show | Lilford Folkstone | 7 - 30 August Henley Festiv

    Detailed Description : “My introduction to art was through the graphic design of people like Jamie Reid and Ray Lowry which I collected on record sleeves, t-shirts and badges. These were the people that inspired me to go to art school”. On leaving Harrow Art School with a BA(hons) Keith worked as a designer and director at the BBC, where his work featured in some of the most influential music and arts programmes of the past 20 years and his video work was included in an exhibition of experimental and avant-garde television design held at the ICA.

    Also represented by:

  • Jen Mann  (+)

    Biography : Mann’s body of work looks at identity, self, and how we understand others. Each piece is an existential exploration into reality, depicted in large hyper realistic oil paintings. Her newest body of work is comprised of self-portraits exploring the creation of identity, and how we understand ourselves through that lens. We are always changing, and basing who we are on our memories of ourselves. Mann explores the realness of identity, and its relation to our culture and the society we live in now. In the society of "me", where we document ourselves like celebrities and share our lives online for everyone, the self is a prevalent, and important topic to our generation. Our identities are curated like our online profiles to reflect only the parts of ourselves we chose to keep alive. Who am I? Who are you? What does my life mean? Why am I alive? Mann's work aims to address these very illusive questions, and explore, but not necessarily answer all of them.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Jen Mann - You and Me You and Me
    • Jen Mann - Obsession 3 Obsession 3
    • Jen Mann - Lolita Lolita
    • Jen Mann - Heart Eyes Heart Eyes

  • Adriana Oliver  (+)

    Biography : Adriana Oliver, b. 1990, is a contemporary figurative artist from Barcelona, currently living and working in Los Angeles. Her work is best known for bold, colorful paintings rooted in the realm of Pop Art, but with an eye for minimalist abstraction and a sense of immediacy and movement influenced by her early training as a photographer. Oliver adds a feminist perspective to the Pop Art genre, exploring gender roles and stereotypes by breaking down symbols into minimal, neutral forms that can be observed and reflected in new ways. Oliver's work has been exhibited in Spain, Italy, London, Swizerland and Los Angeles and reviewed in publications including Avui and Popdam Magazine.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Adriana Oliver - A Night Thought A Night Thought
    • Adriana Oliver - This Lonely Night This Lonely Night
    • Adriana Oliver - Nobody Phoned Nobody Phoned
    • Adriana Oliver - untitled untitled
    • Adriana Oliver - untitled untitled

  • Matthew Pillsbury

  • Celia Rogge  (+)

    Biography : German born Celia Rogge has lived and worked in New York since the mid 90s but has also called Berlin, London, Washington and Montreux her home. Celia Rogge is an artist of international stature. Her prints can be found in collections throughout Europe and the United States. She studied at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the London School of Economics; at the International Center of Photography she deepened her technical knowledge of photography. And after a successful career in banking turned to concentrate solely on her art. She feels at home on both continents, is a Young Leader at the Atlantik-Brücke e.V., as an Alumna active in Global Bridges and deeply interested in the exchange of ideas between the two cultures. Over the past ten years the photographer has built a strong international reputation and has had her work exhibited extensively in prominent contemporary galleries and exhibition spaces.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Celia  Rogge - La pompe des Cuvilliers La pompe des Cuvilliers
    • Celia  Rogge - Neue Kammern Enfilade III Neue Kammern Enfilade III

  • Matthew Shlian  (+)

    Biography : As a paper engineer, my work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial design. Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds, which ultimately manifest in drawing and three dimensional forms. I use my engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture which have led to collaborations with scientists at University of Michigan. We work on the nanoscale, translating paper structures to micro folds. Our investigations extend to visualizing cellular division and solar cell development. Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles; I see their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration. In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor. I begin with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over. Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I come to understanding through curiosity.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Matthew Shlian - Open Your Eyes and Close Your Heart Open Your Eyes and Close Your Heart
    • Matthew Shlian - RLLR RLLR
    • Matthew Shlian - RLRR RLRR
    • Matthew Shlian - As long As You Are Here As long As You Are Here
    • Matthew Shlian - Ara 260 Ara 260
    • Matthew Shlian - Unholy Stagger Unholy Stagger

  • Ben Thomas  (+)

    Biography : Ben Thomas is a photographer and visual artist born in Adelaide, now living in Melbourne, Australia Ben's work has centered around the cities and urban spaces that we live in. His "Cityshrinker" series (2007) was internationally acclaimed and considered to be one of the pioneering projects exploring the now popular tilt-shift technique. Ben's study of urban spaces continued with "Accession" (2012) utilising mirror and kaleidoscopic techniques to highlight how repeating patterns and objects act as the basis of our our urban surroundings. Most recently Ben has developed his latest series "Chroma" (2015) and "Chroma II (2016), a further deconstruction of cities and urban areas with a primary focus of the use of colour and flatness that poses questions of how society defines the places in which we live. Ben has recently completed campaigns/assignments for The New Yorker Magazine, Sony, Cake, Singapore Airlines, Penguin Books and Chronicle Books.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ben Thomas - In the Sun In the Sun
    • Ben Thomas - Bondi Heights 2 Bondi Heights 2
    • Ben Thomas - Endless RAce Endless RAce
    • Ben Thomas - Bondi Heights 2 Bondi Heights 2

  • Harley Valentine

    Biography : Harley Valentine explores the intersection of modern technology, architecture, performance and sculpture, creating contemporary narratives in monumental works and immersive installations. Valentine won the prestigious Sony Centre for The Performing arts public art bid at the age of 28, his Dream Ballet installation would take 5 years to realize and now stands as a homage to The National Ballet of Canada in downtown Toronto. Valentine often invites the role of performance, film and photography in the creation and presentation of his works, as seen in his 2014 short video project, "The Dance of The Dove", featuring a stop motion collage of a Canadian ballerina dancing around Valentine “Dove” sculpture. Valentine employs 3D modelling and printing in the creation of his monumental works, developing sophisticated plastic maquettes, which Valentine considers as artworks themselves. This style of working from model to monument is profiled in the video From Model to Monument. His sculptures and photo-sculptural works focus on the theme of collapse and the rebirth of civilizations, while questioning the constructs of a glorious, unattainable past.

  • David Wightman  (+)

    Biography : David Wightman (born 1980 in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English painter known for his abstract and landscape acrylic paintings using collaged wallpaper. He studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (2001) and gained an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2003). David Wightman’s solo exhibitions include EMPIRE, Long & Ryle, London (2016), New paintings + Akris collaboration, Akris, 30 Old Bond Street, London (2014), Redux, 10 Gresham Street and Halcyon Gallery (2014), Hero, commission for House Arts Festival (2013), Paramour, Halcyon Gallery, London (2012), Homage to Loreleia, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (2011), Secret Name, Sumarria Lunn, London (2010), Behemoth and Other New Paintings, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2009), and Aspirations, William Angel Gallery, London (2008). In 2010, David Wightman was awarded the Berwick Gymnasium Arts Fellowship - a six-month residency in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland funded by Arts Council England and English Heritage. In 2013, he was selected by the curator of House Arts Festival, Mariele Neudecker, to make a site-specific painting for a disused pavilion on Brighton’s seafront. The commission was funded by Arts Council England. Most recently Wightman has collaborated with the fashion label Akris for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection. Wightman's work has featured in Harper's Bazaar, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, and Money Week. David Wightman is represented in the UK by Long & Ryle and in Canada by Duran|Mashaal Gallery. He lives and works in London.

    Artist's Objects:

    • David Wightman - Ariadne Ariadne
    • David Wightman - Cecily Cecily
    • David Wightman - Cecily ii Cecily ii

  • Victoria Wonnacott  (+)

    Biography : Works by Wonnacott have been exhibited in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Oregon USA and South Korea and can be found in public and private collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, The Colart Collection, Collection Loto-Québec, and the Foundation la Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur.

    Exhibition : Solo and Duo Exhibitions (2001 -) 2011 Recent Works, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario. 2011 Relativity, works by Putman & Wonnacott. John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville, Ontario. 2010 Waterworks, Club Sportif MAA, Montréal, Québec. 2007 Coming to the surface, Cube gallery, Ottawa, Ontario. 2006 Recent Works, Chez Lucien, Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario. 2005 Waterworks, Galerie V, Notre-dame-de-grace, Montréal, Québec. 2004 The Raft, with Irmela Dmytruk, Galerie Arts Sutton, Sutton, Québec. 2002 The Raft, Casa Obscura, Montréal, Québec. 2002 Waterworks, Opus 2, Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montréal, Quebec. 2002 Run the words through my water, Galerie Luz, Edifice Belgo, Montréal. Québec. Group Exhibitions (2000 -) 2017 ‘Something…’,Galerie Espace, Montréal, Québec. 2016 ‘Something like that’, La Galerie Espace, Montreal,Québec. 2015 ‘So says’/’Ainsi dit’ Galerie de la Ville, Dollard des Ormeaux, Québec. 2015 ‘Something, Something, Something Else’ La Galerie Espace, Montreal,Québec. 2015 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Cube Gallery, Ottawa 2014 Something, Something, Something, La Galerie Espace, Montreal, Quebec. 2014 Warmth, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario. 2013 Heads Up, portrait show, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario. 2013 The Elephant in the Room, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard des Ormeaux, Québec 2010 Great BIG Smalls VI, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario. 2010 TIAF Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Center. 2010 Allô Montréal, CUBE Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario. 2010 Words & Image. ‘To have and to hold’.Weavings made with Susan Gordon. Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, British Columbia. 2009 Filling Space, Galerie de la Ville, centre des arts de Dollard, DDO, Québec. 2009 Water, Cube gallery, Ottawa, Ontario. 2009 Exposition collectif, Griffintown, Montréal, Québec. 2008 Now representing, Galerie d’Avignon, Montréal, Québec. 2008 ‘Art at home’ Galerie de la Ville at Mobila, Ponte Claire, Québec. 200

    Detailed Description : The current collection of paintings by Victoria Wonnacott merges an intimate realism with an abstract edge. The ‘Notes’ paintings serve as still life works, where the yellow notepapers have been manipulated and cast in many roles and forms. Their alluring beauty and curious contexts embody a personal vision that engages the viewer on many levels. In between high realism and abstraction, this work seeks to create an arena of quiet aspirations and compels the viewer to fill in the space between the lines. The yellow papers continue to nourish Wonnacott's playful perspectives on the representation of colour, light and personal experience in her painting. The ‘Notes’ series found inspiration from a performance gallery project and the ‘InBox’, a sealed steel cube with a thin slot, designed for collecting anonymous and private reflections written on classic yellow lined note pads. The artist and many others have contributed notes to the InBox, and there are many more to be written.

  • Laura Wood  (+)

    Biography : Laura Wood was born in Ontario, Canada and received her BFA at the University of Waterloo. Today, Wood lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Laura’s work has been exhibited across Canada, in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, and is included in many collections such as the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto & Dubai; The St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco; The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi; and Printemps Department Store, Paris.

    Exhibition : 10th Annual AGH Art Show Group Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton Hamilton, Ontario, 2017 RPG Solo Show Toronto, Ontario, 2016 Art With Heart Fundraising Art Auction Toronto, Ontario 2010 Stay Awhile Solo Show, Tatar Gallery Toronto, Ontario, 2009 Le Soleil Noir – Summer Group Exhibition Group Show, Tatar Gallery Toronto, Ontario, 2007 Memories of Leda Solo Show, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Arts Toronto, Ontario, 2006 Abstract Group Show, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Arts Toronto, Ontario, 2006 2 Small, Medium and no Large Group Show, Chandler Fine Arts San Francisco, California, 2006 Lumiere Group Show, Summit Gallery Banff, Alberta, 2005 Ten Group Show, Rotunda Gallery Kitchener, Ontario, 2004 The Toronto International Art Fair Toronto, Ontario, 2004 The Toronto International Alternative Art Fair Toronto, Ontario, 2004 Drive Group Show, Skew Gallery Calgary, Alberta, 2004 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario, 2004 Solo Exhibition Rotunda Gallery Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, Ontario, 2004 Urban Forest Group Show, Tatar Gallery Toronto, Ontario, 2004 Supernumerary Group Show, 2 Federal Street The Fanny Larouche Artspace Toronto Ontario, 2004 Charity Step Benefit by Miracle Warriors Group Show, Berkely Church Toronto, Ontario, 2003 Toronto Dance Theatre Fundraising Art Auction Toronto, Ontario, 2003 Art 4 - Benefit Children’s Aid Foundation Gallery BIBIANNE, Dundas Square Toronto, Ontario, 2003 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario, 2003

    Detailed Description : The motivating force behind Laura’s work is an investigation into image and perception. We tend to invest an uncritical faith in photography, accepting its’ documentation as an objective view of events. Laura’s work touches upon the ambiguities of texts, be they photographic, painterly or mnemonic, creating an encounter open to the viewers’ own interpretation. Laura’s work eludes to a mythological underpinning onto which new narratives may be inscribed. Translated from photographic texts, the story is spoken as softly blurred , light lled paintings. Wood uses glazing techniques, creating layers which capture a rich glow of light and a depth of colour.