barbershop gallery

Barbershop Gallery Opening

This Thursday, Parkdale will have a new addition to the ongoing extension of the art circuit with the opening of Barbershop Gallery, located at 1718 Queen St. W (near Roncesvalles).

Parishil is a boutique design studio based in Toronto and led by creative duo Alain Parizeau and Adam Hilborn - easily one of my favourites in town.

From being the designers behind POUND magazine to designing t-shirts for Beck, they have managed to stay true to their vision and style, always putting a fresh outlook to their work.

Opening a space where they could showcase contemporary art, design and illustration has been a plan and driving force since they started collaborating back in high school.

It wasn't until recently, when they had to move out from their former studio, that they decided it was about time to open a gallery/studio space.

With a mandate to showcase local and international work which wouldn't normally fit in the conventional Gallery framework, I'm excited to see what Barbershop Gallery will be hanging on their walls this upcoming year.

"CHILD SOLDIER"
A poster exhibition with John St. & Parishil Studio

Music by DJ Dopey (Notes To Self)

BARBERSHOP ART GALLERY
1718 Queen St. W
Thursday, December 4, 2008
7-11pm

Also, further east on Queen near the Drake, another gallery is opening this week - Median Contemporary - on Friday night.

Photography by me, Carlos Weisz / KineticForm


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