This month marks the beginning of the gallery’s fifty-fifth year.
Occasionally over the next year we will be focusing on artists represented by the gallery during our history.
This was the first look at our then new premises for Aggregation Gallery, opening November 15, 1968 and the beginning of what was renamed the Wynick/Tuck Gallery in 1982.
Initially it was a cooperative of four artists, which within a year, by way of departures, became just two, David Tuck and Lynne Wynick.
And the rest is history!
This work is currently on view, by appointment, at our Beach location.
Following ten years in our third location at 83 Front Street East we moved to and renovated a 6,500 square foot space on the fourth floor of 80 Spadina Avenue in 1982.
For the Lawrence Weiner solo exhibition, 1997, THE PASSAGE OF TIME was hand painted using traditional hand painted sign techniques, as indicated by Wiener, installed over the period of one week covering the walls of our main exhibition space at 80 Spadina, our location from 1982 until 2000.
This major work was purchased by a private collector from this exhibition and subsequently donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario.
During our tenure at 80 Spadina Avenue, in the roughly 4,500 square feet of exhibition space, we mounted many solo, group and thematic exhibitions including Layers in 1998, comprising an international group of artists. Layers was the final exhibition of three closely related, curated shows, the first of which was List and the second, The Middle Show.
We moved to 401 Richmond Street West in 2000 renovating Suite 128, a large space on the ground floor. During our 12 years there we mounted many solo and thematic group exhibitions including The Boat Show, summer 2003, in which we included the Weiner installation, ILLUMINATED BY THE LIGHTS OF TWO SHIPS PASSING IN THE NIGHT.
For our inaugural exhibition in November of 2000 at 401, we installed the Lawrence Weiner stencil multiple AS LONG AS IT LASTS, in laser cut vinyl inside and also on the delineating window of the Project Room where it remained for our first year in this location. When we downsized the gallery, closing the public space in 2012 to carry on as private dealers and appraisers, we installed it again for the last exhibition, inside and out.
Published by Gallery 360°, Tokyo, Japan, the stainless steel stencil was laser cut with the words of “As Long As It Lasts”. With this stencil, you can draw in any place with any colour as you want, as the artist’s installation. The multiple of “Do-It-Yourself”
Sadly, Lawrence Weiner passed away December 2, 2021
—–THE PASSAGE OF TIME—–