Featuring work by: Chris Dupuis, Jessica Karuhanga, Daniel Cockburn, Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle, Catherine Polcz, Juliane Foronda, Kirsten McCrea, Brette Gabel and Vikki Dziuma Curated by Amber Landgraff
The exhibition 'It wasn’t supposed to be like this' asks the question: what can be learned from failure? Embracing the messy, mistaken, or misshapen, It wasn’t supposed to be like this explores how we might learn more from the times when things didn’t work out, than from those times that they did.
Opening Reception: March 14, 7-10 pm
With an opening night performance of Daniel Cockburn’s Heist Gone Wrong at 8:30 pm Gallery Hours: March 15-16, 11-5 pm
Go Hard of Go Home is an exhibition by emerging artist Humboldt Magnussen, MFA candidate from OCAD University. This body of work has an autobiographical point of departure, reflecting my own identity and rural Saskatchewan upbringing, as well as being influenced by research on hyper masculinities displayed in sport. I have created sculptures, photos and performances that counters and subverts ideas of manliness. Through ornamentation and the insertion of my own queer body into a hyper masculine context I attempt to expand existing notions of masculinity, into more inclusive ones.
Opening Reception March 20th 7 - 10 at Videofag
March 20-23, 25-28, 30 (11am - 5pm)
'Companions For Your Closet"
The Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO) is a Toronto based 12-piece chamber ensemble, compiling and re-interpreting songs that have shaped the LGBTQ community. These concerts, the first in an ongoing series, will focus thematically on songs that are connected to the closet. Exploring and sharing those songs that individuals held close during their time spent in the closet, as well as acknowledging songwriters who lived in a time when they couldn't openly express their sexualities. Each song has been arranged specifically for The Queer Songbook Orchestra by some of Canada's top arrangers. All proceeds will be donated to The Rainbow Railroad.
$15 Limited Capacity
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Written by Margo MacDonald
Directed by Diana Fajrajsl
Performed by Margo MacDonald and Sarah Finn
Stage Managed by Hilary Nichol
This is a lost story. This is a true story.
In 1930s New York, at the height of her career, the English-born Queen of the American stage, Eva LeGallienne, is outed in the press as a lesbian. She escapes to a country retreat with her lover, Josephine Hutchison, only to be disfigured and nearly killed in a terrible explosion. The story slips back and forth in time as Eva struggles with art, disfigurement, alcoholism, sexuality, and acceptance. She battles with Broadway, critics, and her personal demons, while tormented by the overwhelming question: If her public and private battles destroy her happiness but nourish her art, will it have been worth it?
This multi-award winning play has been called “captivating and utterly convincing” by CBC Radio, and “sumptuous and gripping” by the Ottawa Citizen. It has sold out every performance to date. This is the first production of the show in Toronto.