Thursday, October 1, 2009

Parishil "Retrospective" and final sign off from the Barbershop

The Barbershop Gallery would like to thank everyone for all the support over the past year.

Alain and I feel as though the gallery was a great success and surpassed our expectations. We couldn't have made it happen without every single one of you. From the opening of the War Child exhibit in december to Anna Panchev, Beth Dyer, Carlos Weisz and of course, Parishil.

Thank you all kindly.


Adam and Alain

Here are some pics to recap...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

PARISHIL "Retrospective" September 25th

We'll be closing the Barbershop Gallery at the end of the month. Our last show "Parishil Retrospective" is work put together new and old from both Alain and I.

Come celebrate the space one last time.

Show starts 9:10pm and runs till we say so (late!)

Barbershop Gallery
1718 Queen st west
416 535 2157

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"HOBO FONT" created by Adam Hilborn

This is a font I made while conjuring my last show "Homeward Bound" at the barbershop gallery. It evolved from a recent intense study of 'cholo' writing created by latino gang members. You can see some similarities in my design.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

HOMEWARD BOUND stop motion. A film by Alexi Parizeau.

Over the course of two days in july Alexi Parizeau captured the process of Adam Hilborn's first solo show "HOMEWARD BOUND" at the Barbershop Gallery. The camera was capturing images every 3 seconds
with a Canon 5D Mk2 and 24mm 1.4F lens, tethered to a laptop.

The first night was a special invitation "Dinner with the Artist". The Dinner was prepared by Justine and Sara Wood of Les Louises. Friends and family we're asked to attend the private viewing. (please see previous blog "pre-viewing dinner" for more details)

The following evening "HOMEWARD BOUND" was open to the public.

This is how it went...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Relationship" by Elizabeth Dyer

Elizabeth Dyer’s latest body of work, Relationship, plays with illusion and reality using wallpapers and colours that make you want to linger in the rooms awhile. By carefully editing actual rooms that she has photographed in Europe, she conveys the true sense of the space.

Her training as a decorative painter has influenced the use of materials and, in combination with her various layering techniques, plays with the ambiguity between fine art and decorating. Each room within the painting overlaps one another creating an illusion as opposed to a defined space.

Elizabeth’s work has been primarily figuratively based but in this exhibition she explores the background as the primary subject. Light and shadow dramatize the room’s contours and the absence of a figure makes it quiet. There is a personal edge to the rooms she paints which allows the viewer to create her/his own relationship with the painting. The new collection illustrates a serene yet playful sense of timelessness.

Come and enjoy...

Show opens July 23rd from 6:30 to 10:30pm

Show runs until August 5th.

Pre-viewing dinner for Adam Hilborn's Homeward Bound show

Selected guest were invited to enjoy an evening dinner in the Barbershop Gallery the night before the official opening of Adam Hilborn's 'Homeward Bound' art show. Food was provided by the Les Louises chefs from Royal Canada Ballet. Guest got to dine with the artist, getting to know him and understand his approach to art and this specific series.

Stay tuned for our next Dinner with the Artist and guest Chef.

Menu was:
Hors D'oeuvres
Moroccan lamb popsicles with eggplant basil sauce
Mini crab cakes with wild mushrooms and caramelized onion triangles

Chilled tomato consommé
Arugula with red and golden terrines and hazelnut praline
Seared Halibut with a fresh tomato, pancetta and enoki mushroom ragout, spring onion mash and zucchini ribbons

Bruléed peach and vanilla bean mini pavlovas