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DUALITY: Photography Salon

Until June 4th: DUALITY Photography Salon   DUALITY is a collection of diptychs that examine contrapuntal narratives, oppositional forces, mirror images, parallel realities, lines of symmetry, reciprocity, othering, our specular selves, unions and overlaps. Artists were asked to riff on the theme of dual nature and we are pleased to present the conversation that developed. […]

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Johanna Reynolds’ Last Painting Has Sold and It’s Quite a Story!

Some days…the gallery space reminds me of what a nexus point it is for beautiful connections. This week, we are closing INLAND, a sold out show by Johanna Reynolds and opening Everyone Loves a Good Story, a genre-bending multi-media and audio-visual LP experience by Ronley Teper & the Lipliners, along with 17 visual artists. Here […]

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Building Queen West

A Calendar by students of The Lyceum Building Queen West is a tribute to the entrepreneurial and community spirit of the Queen West community. Each of the businesses featured here were chosen by our students because of the way they connect with the idea of “where we are”. This is an important theme at the […]

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Soft Stories

We are pleased to present Soft Stories, a photographic series by Laura Jane Petelko in collaboration with Sara Wood, set to poetry by Holly Venable. Calling to themes of desire, longing and the potential for ecstatic awakenings, this collaboration of words and images opens August 19th in The Lyceum Gallery from 7-9 pm. A signature […]

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The Lyceum students reflect on Christina Gapic’s “Quiet Overture”

The Lyceum students are immersed in art all the time. The gallery the school shares space with welcomes the community in and provides our students with ample opportunity to witness the power art has to speak to people. The various threads of their curriculum are sewn together in collaboration with an array of artists from […]

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Melanie Gordon’s Gathering Stars

The Lyceum Gallery is pleased to present Melanie Gordon’s Gathering Stars from June 3-26, 2021. The work will be on view through the west and north facing windows until re-opening. Gathering Stars is an autobiographical photography project. Created over six years, the work explores themes of mortality, fertility, longing, and love. Melanie Gordon was diagnosed […]

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2021 Calendar for the Parkdale Food Bank

Queen Street West, a hub for small business and the arts in Toronto, is a storied street. This collection of photographic studies by Lyceum students detail the ways in which locations in our immediate environment have changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All around us, the new normal speaks to the spirit of Queen […]

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Announcing the S L O W G A R D E N

Johanna Reynolds / Joel Loblaw Showing in the Lyceum Gallery November 5-18 We are very pleased to announce that next up in the gallery is S L O W G A R D E N, a joint show with Johanna Reynolds and Joel Loblaw. This pairing of abstract painters is just perfect. Their styles compliment […]

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Quincy Raby’s show continues through October 31st

Quincy Raby’s show Thank You For Destroying My Life continues through October 31st. Last Saturday, she set up a studio in the gallery windows. Fuelled by caffeine and vintage punk, she completed a new 10″ x 10″ acrylic on board entitled A Tiny Perfect Mouth. We also released a new painting called Soft Place to […]

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Sovereign/ties

A scarf can be many powerful things — an object of protection or ritual, a signalling device, an expression of beauty, a statement of purpose or that of resistance. ‘Sovereign/ties’ is a collection of Habotai silk scarves that serve as resonant tactile pieces of wisdom shared through the artful practice of each distinct maker. The […]

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The Queen’s Voice: Interview with Quincy Raby

The Queen’s Voice is a working title for the radio station that is in its nascent stages. Each year, The Lyceum students are charged with creating a business for their Praxis Project. The year-long project requires them to develop, manage, promote and create inventory for a start-up business. This year, they have chosen to make […]

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Endless Gone Exhibition Catalogue Now Available

Laura Jane Petelko’s exhibition catalogue, a joint publication with The Lyceum Gallery, has just arrived! Designed by Leelee Macdonell, this artists’ catalogue tells the story behind the Endless Gone series in rich, full colour. Endless Gone, a joint show with Patty Zuver, opens next Thursday, September 10th. Use our scheduler to book your private view […]

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Marina Dempster nabs the cover of Blank Spaces

Our Artist in Residence, Marina Dempster, nabs the cover of Blank Spaces magazine for a story on her internship at the Lyceum. Blank Spaces is a tremendous promoter of Canadian artists and has featured several who’ve shown at The Lyceum Gallery.  Buy your copy of Marina’s cover issue on their website. Yearly print and digital […]

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Our Artist in Residence features on artfully.ca

“Every day is a prize and a surprise; an opportunity to create, innovate, curate, and collaborate, ” says Marina Dempster,  The Lyceum Gallery’s Artist in Residence. Marina is a sculptural fibre artist, she was recently featured on artfully.ca. In her interview she discusses the genesis of her career as a fibre artist and her role […]

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