Creation Juried Art Exhibition Opens At Queen Gallery In Toronto

Top Quote It doesn't matter if you believe in God or how you believe in God, every culture finds some way to explain how we got here-even how here got here. CREATION will exhibit various representations of Creation in the arts. Queen Gallery is excited to present the work of twenty artists that will illustrate the creation of the universe/world/humans according to their belief system. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 25, 2010 - Creation is a Juried Art Exhibition being held at Queen Gallery in Toronto during the month of December, specifically the 2nd to the 22nd. Many different Creation myths will be represented by both local and international artists. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, December 4th, 2010, from 2-6 pm.

    One thing that all human societies have in common is their need to explain where they come from.  Whether it is as a nation, like Rome's Romulus and Remus, or as a pan-national collective, like the Norse Valhalla legends; whether it is based on "beliefs," like the Judeo-Christian Seven Days of Creation, or empirical "facts," like the Big Bang Model or the Human Genome Project, knowing who we are is interwoven with knowing how we got here.  Even tracing one's family tree is, in fact, a micro level ontology.  We can't help looking for explanations.

    Many social groups have a history of fighting about their differences.  At Queen Gallery, in one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world, we celebrate our commonalities.  From December 2nd, Queen Gallery will display various Creation narratives as interpreted by artists from around the world.  Some pieces will be immediately identifiable to most viewers; some might take more investigation, but these pieces are a way to enjoy the high quality of art for which Queen Gallery is known as well as learning or being reminded of what we have in common.  This is an exhibition that benefits schools teaching sociology and religious studies, admirers of religious-based art, and the mass of Toronto's population who just appreciate great art.

    Queen Gallery is a fairly recent addition to the Queen East community, just having celebrated their first-year anniversary in August of 2010. Their exhibitions are driven by a comparative exploration of art and culture in an interdisciplinary setting. Housed in a refurbished brownstone, their distinctive space is a forum where the boundaries of media are greeted, embraced and often challenged.

    Most of the artworks exhibited in the Creation exhibition will be available for purchase at reasonable prices: an asset with many people looking for original and unique presents during a common holiday season.  We welcome you to visit Queen Gallery and re-experience Creation.

    Queen Gallery
382 Queen Street East,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5A 1T1
(416) 361-6045
info ( @ ) queengallery dot ca

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