Gary Taxali “Shanti Town” Solo Exhibition at Waddington’s


Please join us at Waddington’s Canada’s oldest auction house for their first solo exhibition of a Canadian contemporary artist showcasing the fine art of internationally renowned artist Gary Taxali We are pleased to have the support of Canadian Art magazine. This is Gary’s first solo exhibition in Canada in six years showcasing his fine art and sculptures as well as his collectible design products such as toys Royal Canadian Mint coins and Harry Rosen pocket squares.

Opening Reception: Thursday Jan 30th 6 – 9 pm
On View: Jan 30th – Feb 9th

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays from 9 am – 5 pm
Weekends from 12 pm – 5 pm

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Artist’s Talk: Sat Feb 1st 1pm – 2 pm

Stephen Ranger 416.847.6194

Catalogue Orders:
Lynda Macpherson 416.847.6190
275 King Street East 2nd flr
Toronto ON CANADA M5A 1K2
Tel: 416.504.9100
Fax: 416.504.0033
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“In Hindi the word “shanti” means peace or tranquility. “Shanty” as the word is known in many other parts of the world is also a ghetto or impoverished village often located within or the outskirts of a city. The double meaning is appropriate in how I wish to convey the messages in my work. 1930’s Depression era signs posters packaging and graphics have always served as a large mood inspirational basis for my art. This interest highlights my preoccupation of constant paradoxes such as human relationships love isolation period advertisements propaganda and economic despair and frustration which are recurring themes in all the works in this show. Yet with these ideas there is a recurring sense of acceptance of “what is” in every piece. This is where I cannot escape from humour for while it mocks the worst parts of the human condition it also bounds us to a shared understanding that life should never be taken too seriously. I cannot think of a more peaceful way to be than that.”