• We were contacted by Andrea Carson of VoCA (View on Canadian Art) recently, and she writes:

    Canada has a strong culture of Government funded artist-run centres in every province. These are public galleries, run by artists for artists, with a strong exhibition program that supports artists from Canada and abroad. Another type of artist-run gallery in Toronto opened earlier this month. 47 Gallery is run by three artists, Dennis Lin, Jaclyn Quaresma and Jennifer McGregor, with – so far – no grants, investors or outside funding. But it’s not an artist-run centre. Here is the resulting interview.

    Note: Jennifer has since left 47 with a new love named Olivia Margaret, her baby girl. Keep tabs on her at http://jennifermcgregor.blogspot.com/.

  • We've been fortunate enough to recieve some press from David Balzer of EYE Weekly. Please see this link

    *Correction: We are not a commercial gallery, just a really really cool one.

  • We were visited by writer Hamutal Dotan who's review of the gallery and Steve's piece for torontoist.com can be seen here. Here is a clip of the article speaking of Steve's piece: "Rock Bottom" is a case in point—there aren't many galleries that would allow an artist to muck up their floors on opening day, or many installations that would do so to such good effect. The piece, created by Toronto-based metal artist Stephen Richards, is a giant rotating sculpture that inscribes a circle on the gallery floor as it turns, mimicking the slow, labourious motion of an anchor in water. The anchor itself is a stylized reproduction of existing anchors (a real one would have been too heavy), and the gears that drive it were reclaimed by Richards from a '50s-era tractor. Vaguely conjuring up images of a sailboat, "Rock Bottom" is one of the most compelling installations we've seen in ages: it's a deft juxtaposition of materials (rope against metal); tinged with whimsy (at one point the anchor gets winched up to float above ground); and stuck with us long after we left.

    Photo Cred: Gordon Hopkins