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by the dozen
Michael Antkowiak, Clint Griffin, Daniel Hutchinson, Linda Martinello, Anders Oinonen, Luke Painter, Orest Tataryn, Badanna Zack

January 16 - February 24, 2013

Reception:  Fri, Jan 18, 6 - 9pm
Part of Toronto Design Offsite Festival

Michael Antkowiak

Michael Antkowiak: Closer II (detail), 2013, oil on wood panel,18 x 24"

daniel hutchinson

Daniel Hutchinson: Before the Clouds (detail), 2012, oil on linen over panel, 24 x 36"

linda martinello

Linda Martinello: Gila Cliff Dwellings (detail), 2012, oil and graphite on polyester film, 29 x 38" SOLD

Orest Tataryn

Orest Tataryn: Two Similar Flowers (detail), diptych, 2012, neon, acrylic construction, electronics, h 24 x w 8 x d 8"

Luke Painter

Luke Painter: Rural Gothic Reversal (detail), 2009, India ink on paper, 48 x 72"

Anders Oinonen

Anders Oinonen: Untitled (detail), 2013, oil on canvas, 21 x 16"

Badanna Zack

Badanna Zack: A Trio Of Urinals (detail), 1999, mixed media, finished in papier mache, life size

Clint Griffin

Clint Griffin: who nose to do such a thing (detail), 2010-12, acrylic and found images on canvas, 48 x 36"

Michael Antkowiak

Michael Antkowiak: Closer I (detail), 2013, oil on wood panel,18 x 24"

Linda Martinello

Linda Martinello: Amorphous Arenas 132 (detail), 2012, oil and graphite on Mylar - polyester film, 8.5 x 11"

Linda Martinello

Linda Martinello: Amorphous Arenas 126 (detail), 2012, oil and graphite on Mylar- polyester film, 8.5 x 11"


Installation shots



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About the exhibition

Featuring established artists that live or work in The Junction or Junction Triangle neighbourhoods of Toronto, the exhibition provides the opportunity to bring together the local arts community and exhibit some of the amazing talent in the area. 

By the dozen also provides the opportunity to highlight the neighbourhood’s ‘small-town’ community feel within the city, including a nod to the regulars at the Baker’s Dozen coffee shop located directly across from the gallery.

Artist Biographies

Michael Antkowiak (born Warsaw, Poland, 1977) has exhibited his drawings and paintings in the United States and Canada since 2001, including the 2006 Biennial at the Queens Museum of Art, and recently with Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, Il. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Michael lives and works in Toronto, and in addition to his studio practice teaches as a drawing and painting instructor at OCAD University and the Avenue Road Art School. // Website

Clint Griffin (born 1973) lives and works in Toronto. Griffin builds images, draws and edits using collected material. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in 1998. Griffin has exhibited nationally and internationally and his works are in numerous public and private collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Bank of Montreal, and the Canada Council Art Bank. // Website

Daniel Hutchinson is a visual artist based in Toronto, Ontario. He received his BFA from the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver and his MFA from NSCAD University in Halifax. He has exhibited his paintings across Canada, in the U.S., Australia and Sweden. In 2009 he received Honourable Mention for the Halifax Mayor’s Award for Contemporary Visual Art and was a semi-finalist for the 11th and 13th RBC Canadian Painting Competitions. In 2013, Hutchinson’s work will be included in The Painting Project, a survey of contemporary Canadian painting curated by Louise Déry and organized by L'Université du Québec à Montréal. Hutchinson also has upcoming solo exhibitions at Angell Gallery (March 2013) and YYZ Artist’s Outlet (May 2013). Hutchinson's work is represented by Angell Gallery, Toronto. // Website

Linda Martinello (Canada, 1980) is a multidisciplinary painter whose work focuses on history, myth and landscape. Linda Martinello completed an MFA at the University of Waterloo and received an Honours BA from the University of Toronto. She has lived, worked and studied abroad in Italy, Mexico, and New York. Further travels to Turkey, Greece and most recently the American Southwest, have provided her with the visual material to create extensive series of works on polyester film. Her work is located in public, private and corporate art collections including Art Gallery of Peel, The Dononvan Collection, BMO Financial Group, Encana, TD Bank Financial Group, TD Waterhouse and TELUS. She is the recipient of several grants and awards including Toronto Arts Council Grants, SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship, and the Shantz Fellowship Award in Fine Arts. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. // Website

Anders Oinonen received an MFA from the University of Waterloo (2004) and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design (2001). He has exhibited his work at Deitch Projects (New York), Portugal Arte 10(Lisbon) and Greener Pastures Contemporary (Toronto). Most recently his work has been exhibited at the DePaul Art Museum (Chicago) and at V1 Gallery (Copenhagen). His work can be found in the collections of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and the Canada Council Art Bank. Anders’ work is represented by Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto. // Website

Luke Painter is an artist and educator living and working in Toronto. Recent exhibitions of his work include: Anterior at LE Gallery in Toronto (solo 2012),  Par Nature at Bonneau-Samames Art Contemporain in Marseille, France (solo 2009), Drawing Now Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, France (2011). Luke has received numerous research and artist grants from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. His work has been reviewed by many notable publications including: Canadian Art, Border Crossings, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Now Magazine, and was included in Carte Blanche Vol 2 – Painting, a national survey of Canadian painters. Luke is Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting and Chair of the Printmaking department at the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Painter's work is represented by LE Gallery, Toronto. // Website

Orest Tataryn is a lifelong resident of Toronto’s west end and has worked as a light sculptor since 1988. Much of the earlier adventures were associated with the artist collective called Skunkworks / Outlaw Neon where all conventions of approach were ignored and installations allowed to happen organically. After around ten years or so this enterprise fizzled out and Tataryn has pursued a solitary practice where he examines a half dozen streams of development.  Orest Tataryn also works with other artists, designers and architects to actualise their work and related concepts. // Website

Badanna Zack (b. 1933, Montreal, Quebec) lives and works in Toronto. "Her work amuses and challenges us, whether it's her controversial flying penises or papier-mâché projects ranging from pitch forks, sewing machines and a sow with piglets, to guns, urinals and human skulls. With the detritus of technology a major theme in her work, she has created soft-mould sculptures of Volkswagon Beetles to hang on the wall like carcasses and covered a mound of abandoned automobiles in earth to resemble an archeological dig at a land-fill site."* Zack has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is featured in numerous publications, as well as public and private collections. // Website

Full Curriculum Vitae: Michael Antkowiak // Daniel Hutchinson // Linda Martinello // Anders Oinonen // Luke Painter // Badanna Zack

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