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Opening Reception: Thursday November 3rd, 2016. 8pm.
Somewhere between the 1535 execution of Sir Thomas More and the year 2000, Charles Uzzell Edwards became the street artist known as Pure Evil. Uzzell-Edwards, 43, is a graffiti artist and owner of the Pure Evil Gallery in Shoreditch, East London. He currently lives in Hackney with his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Bunny.
Inspired firstly by his Father, Welsh painter John Uzzell Edwards, Pure Evil has a variety of artistic inspirations including the Cubism and Minimalism movements and notable artists Picasso and Chagall. 
Pure Evil has produced fanged bunnies and Warhol-esque portraiture famous throughout the streets and galleries of the world.   His art of primarily modern icons expresses both biographical signature and western culture critique. The sad faces of pop culture symbols are portrayed in a skate and graffiti style with a solitary tear drop in his portraits.
Pure Evil has always considered the moniker slightly over the top and it has long since evolved into something of a joke for the artist. It does however justify his artistic excursions into the darker side of people and their social ills, a worldview stemming from his catholic upbringing and dominated by the theme of good versus evil.




fucci is a finnish-canadian artist and illustrator best known for his vibrant post-pop style. fucci’s style is a unique class of contemporary art that brings a refreshing taste to the all too common flavours of sexual expression. A vibrant colour palette and minimalist approach result in thought provoking works that touch upon perversion with wit and unexpected sophistication. ‘new people make me nervous’ is fucci’s first solo exhibition at Struck Contemporary. The new exhibition is a multimedia showcase that will represent the Toronto based artists work in it’s entirety. This includes a retrospective of illustrations, murals, and objects that fucci has produced since debuting in the international art scene in early 2014. For more information about fucci, visit fucci.ca
Opening Reception: Fri. October 14, 2016. 7pm.
Please RSVP to info@struckcontemporary.com
STRUCK Contemporary Art Gallery
571B Adelaide Street East, Toronto. ON. M5A 1N8


 

COPE2 | Paper Chase
STRUCK contemporary is hosting COPE2's first show in Toronto!
Opening Night is on Friday June 24th, 7pm
Artist will be taking residence during the exhibition so don't miss your chance to meet and greet with COPE2. For more information please email us at info@struckcontemporary.com or call 416-601-9949. 
This is a private event, please RSVP to info@struckcontemporary.com
STRUCK Contemporary Art Gallery
571B Adelaide Street East, Toronto. ON. M5A 1N8


 

 

Photography Exhibition | Charity Event : "Mercy" by Matt Barnes


a powerful collection of 25 photographs taken in Madagascar captures life on the Africa Mercy hospital ship. Merging art with social mission, each image immerses you in the beautiful spirit of the world's most impoverished and enables you to make a difference. Just download SHAZAM before you arrive to donate or purchase limited edition prints through an eBay auction. 

Opening Night Charity Event | Free Admission
Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 6-8pm | Open to public 8-11pm |
Please RSVP by May 20, 2016

Exhibition Dates
From May 27 - June 4 | Mon-Fri 10-6 | Sat-Sun 12-5 |

STRUCK Contemporary Art Gallery
571B Adelaide St. E.. Toronto, ON. M5A 1N8
416.601.9949


 

 

 

Jacob Gils & Jayscale Duo Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: April 22 - May 22, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday April 22nd 6-10pm
Jayscale Artist Meet & Greet: Tues April 26th

 

This contemporary exhibition brings together the gritty urban images of Toronto-based photographer Jayscale, with the soft and diffused figurative and landscape images of Danish photographer Jacob Gils.

 

 Curated by Andrew Bockner & Devan Patel

 

 

Jayscale Meet & Greet
Tuesday April 26th
7-10pm


The way you have always wanted to see Toronto.

Curated by Andrew Bockner & Mike Echlin

 


 

Spring House by Andrew Quesada
Exhibition Dates: May 12 - June 5, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday May 12th 6-10pm
Location: The Loft, Andrew Richard Designs (571 Adelaide St E, Toronto ON)

 

Influenced by the early 90's and inspired by the 70's, Andrew Quesada’s photography celebrates the grit and beauty of LA, its surrounding landscapes and its inhabitance. With a family and childhood filled with photography, Quesada shoots images with a very cinematic sense - ranging from fashion, models, and musicians, to everyday portraits. ‘Springhouse’ will mark the first solo exhibition of the artist's work in Canada.

 

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MERCY: Matt Barnes Solo Show
Exhibition Dates: May 26 - June 5, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday May 26th 6-10pm

 

Barnes' time in Madagascar was one without parallel. The smells, the sights and the sounds were all new and exciting, but it was the children of Madagascar that left the deepest indentation. They had nothing, but still they wanted nothing. They were happy. Barnes was honoured to have intimate access to such beautiful people, and the images reflect how wonderful they made him feel.

 

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Brad Novak - Never STOP Dreaming
Exhibition Dates: March 5 - 13, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday March 5th at 7pm
 

On Saturday March 5th, Struck Contemporary will host the first North American solo exhibition of New Zealand-based contemporary artist Brad Novak. The exhibition will feature Novak’s one-of-a-kind, hand-collaged and stencil-sprayed artworks, involving the layering of popular imagery.

 

Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1976 Brad Novak currently shows his work internationally through galleries in the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand. Novak’s art practice focuses on popular culture, specifically the depiction of celebrities from the hyper-inflated world of American stardom.

 

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Jenice Heo - Neil Young Series
Exhibition Dates: Nov 5 - Feb 5

Born in South Korea, Heo was raised in Texas and studied at the University of Texas at Austin. In Los Angeles, she began her career as an Art Director in music packaging at Warner Bros Records, followed by positions at A&M Records and Maverick Records. Heo’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, AIGA, Graphis and Communication Arts.

 

For the past decade, Heo and her husband, Gary Burden, have worked as creative partners in RTwerk & Co, where the two have collaborated on the art direction and design of album covers and films. Burden himself is considered a pioneer of album art, creating iconic covers for such artists as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and Eagles.

 

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GRAND OPENING

October 7th at 8pm

 

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