Founded in 1968, the Wynick/Tuck Gallery is dedicated to the representation, exhibition and promotion of contemporary Canadian and International artists. With painting, sculpture, works on paper, photo and film-based work, video and multidisciplinary works, it is committed to encouraging public interest in visual art.
Its origins, as Aggregation Gallery, were in the St Lawrence market area where, at the forefront of the cultural regeneration of that area, the gallery located in heritage buildings and established the first warehouse-style gallery space in downtown Toronto. In 1982 the gallery moved to 80 Spadina Avenue, where with fellow art dealer and gallerist Olga Korper, it pioneered the development of that building to become the major centre for galleries in the downtown west area at that time. The move in 2000 to 401 Richmond Street West further enhanced the gallery’s accessibility to deliver its programming.
Read a few stories about the gallery’s history on the blog.
The gallery has now presented well over 500 exhibitions, including many curated, thematic exhibitions. Works by the gallery’s artists have been collected by numerous public galleries, corporations and individual collectors across Canada and abroad. It has participated in many international art fairs since the mid 1980′s in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Gallery Directors Lynne Wynick and David Tuck have served on the boards and/or committees of many arts organizations and institutions, including the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB); the Board; the Executive and Appraisal Committee of the Professional Art Dealers Association of Canada (now ADAC); the Art Gallery of Ontario; the Doris McCarthy Gallery of the University of Toronto and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, among others.