Four Exhibitions, One Gallery

Join us at the Riverdale Hub in celebrating the work of four local artists.

From May 15th to June 30th, stop by the Riverdale Hub to view the work of Tazeen Qayyum, Alkarim Jadavji, Nicole Helena, and Gillian Toliver throughout the three floors of the Riverdale Galleries.

Third floor:

A Facade of Beauty and Integrated Fear, Tazeen Qayyum

Trained as a miniature painter of South Asian and Persian traditions, Qayyum

explores new materials and processes through drawing, installation, sculpture, video and

performance. Drawing from complex issues of belonging and displacement within a socio-

political context, her art is a way for her to navigate identity and beliefs living in the diaspora.

Perpetually Me, Nicole Helena

Perpetually Me is an ode to the fleeting, intimate, and lonesome moments that pass us by, often remarking of what once was, or what could be. This exhibition is part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival with support from the Ontario Arts Council.

Second Floor:

Selected Works, Gillian Toliver

As an artist of mixed Scottish and Caribbean descent, Toliver’s work often explores spaces existing in an in-between, a world caught in a moment of creation. Resisting the systematic

confinement and censuring of women’s bodies and identity, her work is a reaction to the absurdity, multiplicity and fluidity of being.

Social Gardener Cafe:

Breakout, Alkarim Jadavji

With the state of the world as it is today, getting lost in the mire is almost second nature. As a result, we feel defeated or powerless more often than not. To counter those feelings, Breakout takes everyday Torontonians and gives them a fictional space to momentarily play and exist. Breakout provides its POC subjects an adventure where they can feel transcendent, even if it’s just for a moment. This exhibition is part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

As always access to the Riverdale Galleries is FREE. Please email to book a tour of the four exhibitions.

Four Exhibitions, One Gallery

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