ART CHANGED MY WIFE!

  • photo by
    Walter Willems, with special thanks to Juul Haalmeyer, Judi Cooper-Sealy and Jes E. Sladojevic
    dimensions variable
    2013

 

 

 

ART CHANGED MY WIFE!

October 10 - November 2, 2013

Opening reception: October 10

De luca fine art is celebrating it's 10th anniversary in October.  "This journey has changed my life", says Director Corrado De Luca. "I also got fat. That could be because of all the wonderful dinners and receptions or because I'm getting older. Maybe it's a bit of both", he continues with a smile on his generous face. "I grew up as the son of an artist in Italy and I've been surrounded by great art my whole life. The gallery had it's humble beginnings on Sorauren Avenue in 2003. A year later I moved the gallery to Queen West and for the last two years the new home of de luca fine art is 217 Avenue Road. There is an increased interest in what we are doing at the gallery and I'm looking forward to what is to come."
 
Art changed my wife! is a playful and celebratory exhibition showcasing a wide variety of art. From signature works by longstanding gallery artists to works by conceptual installation-based artists who joined the gallery recently. It will be a smorgasbord of engaging art, presented on the cocaine-white walls of the gallery, located at the edge of Ramsden Park in Yorkville, Toronto. For the list of artists click here.
 
"The exhibition will pose a curatorial challenge as the artworks rotate over the duration of the show", says Walter Willems, Co-director at de luca fine art. "There's too much good stuff to show in this modest space, so we'll have to shuffle and shuffle to showcase samples of all the great work we have in store. It will be like going to Canada's Wonderland, where some rides will give you a stupefying mindfuck, while others will turn you upside down and make you taste that corn dog backwards."
 
De luca fine art would like to use the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved with the gallery over the years. Many new friendships found their footing through the gallery over inspiring conversations about art; including art speak, gallery gossip, meaningless banter or brainstorming the next big show. It's an ongoing flow of conversations with the countless colourful people who visit the gallery. 
 
De luca fine art is looking forward to many more years of serving the art community with stirring exhibitions and projects. Come visit us at Art Toronto from October 25 - 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We are booth #736.