TYPOLOGY at the Toronto Art Book Fair: June 16–19, 2016


TYPOLOGY is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair with a pop-up exhibition in the project space, a vendor table in the third floor hallway, and an artist-led book arts workshop on the front lawn, hosted in partnership with Gallery 44 and generously supported by Japanese Paper Place.

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Opening May 7th: On The Surface | Susana Reisman, a CONTACT Featured Exhibition


TYPOLOGY is pleased to present On The Surface | Susana Reisman, featuring the Toronto-based artist’s latest findings from her multi-year investigation into the nature of wood. Encompassing aspects of both drawing and painting even as it foregrounds relationships between sculpture and photography, the exhibition includes a selection of large-scale colour photographs and several freestanding wood sculptures.

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Last chance for THE NEW GODS, plus event pics and new editions


THE NEW GODS (installation view) featuring Destiny by Alejandro Garcia Contreras, porcelain, 7.875 x 6 x 4 inches.

It’s been a while since we last posted, and that’s actually good news because we’ve been overwhelmed by the amazing response to THE NEW GODS! Take a gander at our Press page, which has seen more action over the past few months than the entire previous year. Thanks to everyone who has supported and attended the show, especially the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, NOW Magazine,, and of course the artists, Alejandro Garcia Contreras and Josée Pedneault, for their wonderful collaborative project.

This weekend is your last chance to see it during regular gallery hours if you haven’t already — we’re open Friday thru Sunday from 12–5 pm. (Note: As we are at the end of our 2014–15 program year, the show will actually remain up for a bit longer, so those who can’t make it this weekend are welcome to get in touch and make an appointment.)

The exhibition will also live on through its documentation in the catalogue, which is forthcoming. Preorders are accepted at the project space or via email to info (at) typology (dot) ca, as well as through our online shop soon. The catalogue and the fantastic limited edition archival digital print (see below) are $25 each.

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THE NEW GODS (cardboard man), 2014. Archival inkjet on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta paper. 6 x 9 inches. Edition of 20, signed and numbered by the artists.


handmade helmet of cut plastic straws from Chiapas

Recap: HEAD TRIP! Fantastical Masks, Helmets, and More with Paddy Leung
In the week leading up to and including Doors Open Toronto, we co-hosted a wonderful two-part workshop with Paperhouse Studio, making masks, helmets, and crowns inspired by the handcrafted costumes featured in THE NEW GODS. If you missed the photo postings on our Facebook/Tumblr/Instagram pages, we’ve included a few here for your enjoyment.

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The love continues for FLIGHTS & LANDINGS
A visitor to Artscape Youngplace photographed Tamara Gayer site-specific stairwell installation, 24 Hours Toronto, and his image was selected as one of the Top Ten photos of Doors Open Toronto! All three stairwell installations (including works by Janine Miedzik and Christine Gedeon) will remain on view for several more months. A limited edition archival digital print by Tamara Gayer is available (below), with the exhibition catalogue coming soon.

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24 Hours Toronto limited edition print by Tamara Gayer, 2015. Archival digital print, 6 x 9 inches. Edition of 20, signed and numbered by the artist.

Thanks again for your interest and support in making this a great second year for TYPOLOGY. Stay tuned for exciting news regarding our program for 2015–16 and how you can participate in shaping our future mission and projects!

TYPOLOGY presents Elemental | Book Works by Cathryn Miller


As we head into late fall, the chill in the air and the leaves underfoot put us in mind of the seasons and the stars, elemental concepts evoking cycles, rituals, and deeply held wishes. Not coincidentally, such themes form the conceptual threads weaving much of Saskatchewan artist Cathryn Miller’s work together, and so it is with a sense of both celebratory anticipation and seasonal cheer that we announce our next exhibition.

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Things we have for you


Here at TYPOLOGY, we have a growing inventory of delightful and fascinating things made by us and participating artists in conjunction with each exhibition. For Of Other Faces, this includes a beautiful 64-page exhibition catalogue (pictured above and below), an affordable two-part limited print edition (pictured at bottom of this post), a freshly pressed CD containing two collaborative sound works, and — get this! — a limited number of Alien/Recognition portrait commissions, through which you or a loved one can be immortalized in a two-part set of custom photographs created by artist Marta Ryczko using the same processes she used to create the series in the show. (Can you imagine a more perfect gift for that complex person in your life?)

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A fun day on all floors at Youngplace this Saturday


This Saturday, Dec 14, Artscape Youngplace comes alive with several festive events throughout the building.

Starting at 1pm, join us for a Family-friendly Holiday Button-making Workshop with artist Lyla Rye. Learn principles of collage and make unique art buttons, perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday gift-giving!

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Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th from 5–10 pm for our grand opening in conjunction with the wider Community Opening at Artscape Youngplace! You’ll find us in No. 302 on the third floor, where we’ll be debuting ERRATIC ROOM, a video installation and limited-edition photo series by Lyla Rye. The artist will be in attendance for most of the evening.

Signed copies of the ERRATIC ROOM exhibition catalogue, as well as the first in a series of low-priced limited edition prints produced by TYPOLOGY, will also be available (previews to be posted next week).

RSVPs are being accepted through Artscape for this event. See the invite below for details (click to enlarge and/or print), and visit the Exhibitions page for a full list of upcoming ERRATIC ROOM events, including a film screening, curator’s and artist’s talks, and a family-friendly holiday workshop.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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A PDF of the press release is available here; contact Shani K Parsons at info (at) typology (dot) ca for more information.

Not local? Stay tuned for pics from the show and opening celebration – and thanks for your continued interest and support!