Akin Collective + Akin Projects are excited to present our 2019 programming in two Vitrine Galleries: Our original location at our Dupont studios which launched on October 1, 2016, and a second location at our St. Clair studios. These miniature galleries feature the diverse talent of our studio members with travelling installations rotating each month. Each artist will be featured for the one month at Akin Dupont and second month at Akin St. Clair. For more information about our artists and our programming join us on Instagram @akinvitrine.
The Dupont Studios Akin Vitrine Gallery is located at the Clock Factory Building at 1485 Dupont Street (entrance on Campbell Avenue). Find Akin Studio 215 on the second floor and follow the sign into the hallway around the corner. The building is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday to arrange a viewing outside of those hours please contact us at email@example.com
The St Clair Studios Akin Vitrine Gallery is located at at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West, near St Clair Avenue West and Keele St and is viewable from the street level and can be viewed at any time.
Currently On View
Introducing our July/August 2019 artist, Hana Elmasry. Hana is an Akin staff member and her multi medium installation, Grounded, In The Sky is on exhibition in the Akin Vitrine Galleries for the months of July and August.
”Through aesthetics of the sublime, I capture subjective universality: something everyone experiences except innately, according to their own lived involvement. I evoke emotion instead of display it, and aim to have the audience “feel” instead of gaze. Through abstraction, expressionism and slight cubist and gestural handwriting, I interpret emotion and perception.I use relevant texts that are academically peer reviewed; my background in cognitive science and behaviour as well as my experience within different cultures to capture these subjective qualities and yet universal understanding.
Since my work exhibits cognitive states an individual can experience, the material used is a dependent variable on subject. I am a multimedia artist that utilizes acrylic, oil, marker, sticks, concrete, grout, soil, saw dust, textile in order to induce a feeling rather than suggest its contemporary meaning.”
Grounded, In The Sky
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Akin Collective + Akin Projects are excited to present our 2019 programming in two Vitrine Galleries located at Akin Dupont and Akin St. Clair. These miniature galleries feature the diverse talents of our members with travelling installations rotating each month. Each artist will be featured for the first month at Dupont and second month at St. Clair. For more information about our artists and our programming, join us on Instagram @akinvitrine.
‘Grounded, In The Sky’ will be on view for the month of July in our Dupont Akin Vitrine Gallery, located in the Clock Factory Building at 1485 Dupont Street (entrance on Campbell Avenue). Find Akin Studio 215 on the second floor and follow the sign into the hallway around the corner. The building is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
The exhibition will then travel to the Akin St. Clair Vitrine Gallery and be on view for the month of August at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West. Gallery is street level and can be viewed at any time.
For more information about Hana and her work, follow our Instagram account @akinvitrine
Akin Vitrine Galleries are delighted to welcome Akin Dupont artist, Laura Kay Keeling back into our exhibition spaces for the months of June and July! Working primarily in collage, Laura is bringing one of her prints to life with her installation, Rocks and TV LIVE.
For the month of July and will be visible at street level on St. Clair West, 1747 St. Clair Avenue West.
“As an artist, I strive to explore and capture the magic that comes from everyday life. From the way the sunshine catches my eye, how the flowers look after it rains, a well groomed front lawn. I try to take moments that sometimes may be overlooked and give them a second chance to be admired. I am obsessed with landscape and how it changes in different regions, how nature’s colour palette is so vibrant and engaging and how we are so fortunate to have such beauty around us in so many different shapes and sizes. I love allowing the viewer to create their own narrative from a captured moment in time and hope my work evokes feelings from the viewer, whatever that may entail such that they can be engaged with the piece. With my 'HOT ROCKS' collage series, I feature interesting and beautiful images found in gemstone field guides which have been cut apart and put back together in a new way. Not only do I love photographing nature, I love allowing it to inspire me and guide my collages to become a new representation of things organically found in nature. My current digital collage series feature sourced imagery from National Geographic Magazines, old field guides and 35mm photos I have taken merged
together to create interesting, vibrant and engaging imagery.”
Instagram: @laurakaykeeling & @lllllllllllllllllkk
Rocks and TV LIVE
For more information about our artists and our programming, join us on Instagram @akinvitrine.
For more information about Laura’s work, follow our Instagram account @akinvitrine.