Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hot Potato Pass It On

Dear Friends,

47 is 17 months old!

For our Sweet 16 we celebrated Dennis Lin’s no. 1-60, and for our 17th we’re taking a new direction!

Since the garage doors rolled up in April 2009, 47 has been used as an alternative exhibition space for large-scale sculptural and installation-based works. 47 was initiated not only to challenge artists, allowing it to affect their practices, but also to question the relationships that revolve around art. The accessible space empowers the viewer and provokes clever intellect and emotion.

At 47 art could breathe without pretense and artists could exhibit
without costs. Month to month 47 has changed, successfully evolving with the work. Your support has been paramount throughout this process.

For our 17 month anniversary and onwards 47 will become the home of both Jaclyn Quaresma and Dennis Lin’s studio practices. This change is not something to morn but something to celebrate. We’re not going anywhere. We’ll still be 47 Milky Way, but everyone grows up, and now it’s our turn.

Care to take our place? Hot potato pass it on.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Big News

Today was the last "official" day to see Dennis Lin's No. 1-60 but tomorrow is the de-installation and everyone is welcome to stop by and see how it's done!

This Monday we've got some big news from everyone at 47! It's HUGE and we're really excited about it and can't wait to share it with everyone. If you're hoping for a hint, it's not going to happen you'll have to wait until Monday. Stay tuned!

Enjoy the sun,


Friday, July 23, 2010

Gallery Views

Recently I had some time to take a few shots of the gallery and Dennis' work. Below are some of the highlights.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to stop by and take some photos of your own. Don't forget, Dennis' work is only up for one more week!

For more images CLICK HERE.


Photo Show

The images documenting the Vice Photo Show at the gallery were finally developed. Say what you will, but I like the fact that they're dark, grainy and under exposed. I'll let the images speak for themselves but I think that they pretty accurately captured the vibe that night.


Saturday, July 17, 2010


We love our artists and enjoy supporting all of their endeavours.

If you liked Philippe Blanchard's psychedelic piece Quest for Fire, then you should go see the 10th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition "Kuntskammer/Wunderkammer" at InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre.
Philippe will be presenting a piece called C
ave Rave which looks every bit as trippy as as his contribution to the "Ancestral Visions" show here in May.

July 23 to August 28
Opening Reception: Friday July 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm.
9 Ossington Ave. (Toronto)

I also want to recommend another artwork in this exhibition by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo called Singing Plants Reconstruct Memory. You touch the plants to make them sing! This was the first contemporary artwork that my mother actually liked and engaged with (mostly because my mother is Philipino and loves plants). Still, it's a beautiful, haunting piece.


What's Luke Painter up to?

Luke is one of five Contemporary Artists representing Canada at the 2010 Biennial of the Americas. Here's a little snippet of the "You Are Here" exhibition at Plus Gallery in Denver:

Luke Painter
Andrew Rucklidge
Alex McLeod
Douglas Walker
Brendon Tang (recent finalist for the Sobey Art Award)

Nice one Luke! Way to represent Canada! 47 is always here to cheer you on.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Heat


To officially welcome summer we recently hosted an exhibit with Vice Canada for their annual Photo Show. It was a really great turn out and the crowd didn't get too rowdy, despite the overflow into the ally (sorry neighbours!). The art was well received by visitors and displayed a good mix of emerging Canadian talent. The underlying theme was summer which went hand in hand with the weather. We didn't have a thermometer so I can't say for sure how hot it actually got, but it was one of TO's hottest and despite the setting of the sun the gallery got even warmer as the night went on.

Vice had a little blurb about it on their site, but I can't seem to find it now so who knows what happened to the link. But don't fret, tons of photos were taken and are being developed as I type! So if you missed out, don't worry you'll get to relive it online really soon!

Much Love,