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GHC is pleased to present Celia Neubauer’s solo exhibition Outliers in our main gallery space and Lush Life new work by Caroline Larsen in the Project Space. Artists in attendance on April 30th. (image: Celia Neubauer, Outlier 007)

Celia Neubauer: Outliers
April 30 – May 26, 2016
(main gallery space)

In her austere but elegant paintings, Neubauer casts her inquisitive gaze towards the cosmic sublime to project onto canvas other worlds beyond our own. These striking paintings harken back to the precision of historical Chinese painting and the tenderness of calligraphy under the guise of modernist abstraction. At once familiar and strange, as if we’ve seen them before somewhere, these works are symptomatic of Neubauer’s adeptness at fabricating almost-ambiguous spaces, be they celestial landscapes, heavenly bodies, or clouds exploding in the sky. In other words, they leave us thinking: is that what I think that is? For this reason, she continues to seduce the voyeur that is within us all while quietly reminding us of our frailty and our diminutive place within the larger universe.    –  Matthew Ryan Smith

Neubauer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University and earned a Higher Diploma at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England and has exhibited her work internationally. Her work is included in the collections of BMO Financial Group, Canada Life, Cadillac Fairview, Four Seasons (Dubai), the Donovan Collection, Hewlett – Packard Canada Ltd., Live Entertainment of Canada Inc., Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Board, Tory Tory Deslauriers & Binnington and many private collections. She has taught at Queen’s University; the University of Guelph; the University of Toronto School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and is presently teaching painting and drawing at the Toronto School of Art. Her paintings have been featured in various publications such as Design Lines Magazine and Carte Blanche 2: Painting.

Lush Life: Caroline Larsen
(in the Project Space)
April 30 – May 26, 2016

Larsen’s landscapes and imagery evoke a celebratory tropical frenzy. Her recollections of her upbringing in Florida and time spent in Panama, in addition to her love of textiles has influenced her aesthetic. Larsen’s paintings at first glance resemble woven fabrics but upon closer examination reveal themselves as elaborate oil paintings. Her work plays heavily with pattern, decoration and the ornamental with an attentiveness to color and it’s role of imparting feeling.

Canadian artist Caroline Larsen received an MFA from the Pratt Institute, and a BFA from the University of Waterloo. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with exhibitions in New York, California, Tel Aviv, Miami, Berlin and across Canada. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections such as TD Canada Trust and the Collart Collection. Larsen is an RBC Painting Competition finalist, 2015. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Whitewall Magazine, Canadian Art, Daily Metal, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Now Magazine, among other publications. Larsen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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June 4 – July 9, 2016
Paul Collins: Phase
solo exhibition and book launch
(back gallery space)

Alexander Irving: Readings
solo exhibition
(front gallery space)

July 14 – August 20, 2016
Group exhibition

Support CMagazine. GHC artists included in the auction on April 25: Alex Bierk, Nicole Collins and Sarah Sands Phillips.

Support Art Gems. GHC artists included in the auction April 26: Jordan Broadworth, Caroline Larsen and Stanzie Tooth.

Pillow Talk exhibition Review by Vanessa Zeoli

Pillow Talk exhibition Akimbo Review by Terrence Dick

Kate Wilson exhibits at the Varley Art Gallery in Markham until May 8

Stanzie Tooth, Inhabited  NOW Magazine TOP 10 Shows of 2015

Joe Fleming interview with Studio Beat

Lyla Rye International Sculpture Center review by Gil McElroy

Stanzie Tooth receives Joseph Plaskett Award

Caroline Larsen: RBC Painting Competition Finalist 2015

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