Toronto International Art Fair
October 24 – 27, 2014
VIP Preview Thursday, October 24
Booth 1018

Initial gallery in its inaugural year at Art Toronto is pleased to exhibit artists who utilize the traditional language of the visual arts to communicate contemporary narratives across a wide and meaningful breadth of human experience.

Eli Bornstein
Rebecca Chaperon
Fei Disbrow
Andy Dixon
Laura Dutton
David Ellingsen
John Mutter
Ed Spence
Jonathan Syme

Image: Eli Bornstein. Multiplane Strucutist Relief, VI – No. I (Sunset Series), 1998-1999. Acrylic enamel on aluminum, 33.5″ x 28″ x 6″


October 23 – November 15, 2014
Opening Reception Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6-9 pm

The unusual landscapes painted in Rebecca Chaperon’s Eccentric Gardens are imagined physical spaces brimming with creative energy. They represent the inner “places” we access for creativity and imagination, places that exist within our larger internal/personal landscape.

In the Eccentric Gardens exhibition at Initial Gallery we see new sculptures and paintings from Chaperon that reveal the artist’s nostalgia for place crystallized. These Eccentric Gardens are living symbols for this perpetual internal place that is the wellspring of creativity and imagination.
Chaperon’s work often presents a surreal version of the world, places that waver just outside of our perception. This time Chaperon’s exploration of place has led to a gentle introversion – to depict a place that is her creative origin.

Image: Rebecca Chaperon. The Source, 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 18″ x 24″.