Wednesday, May 13, 2009

50 Artists 50 Photos

Last week Barbershop Gallery presented 50 artists 50 photos with Blog TO for the Contact film festival. The portraits are of 50 local promising artists that are also featured on Blog TO's website. The opening went on until the wee hours of the morning and featured an amazing line up of Dj's ( ie: Dave Binette from Shit La Merde and Andy Capp from Bang the Party) projections courtesy of Kineticform, as well as some amazing baked treats courtesy of Sugar Baking. The show is up during the entire duration of the Contact festival and all are available for purchase with proceeds going to Sketch, a local non profit that fosters arts based learning for street youth. Photos are courtesy of Carlos Weisz from

Monday, May 4, 2009


Barbershop gallery is proud to be one of the official hosts at this years Contact photography festival. 50 Artists, 50 Photos showcases 50 photos of 50 Toronto-based emerging artists. The exhibit is an extension of the Artist Gallery unveiled recently at Curated by award-winning photobloggers Sam Javanrouh, Rannie Turingan and Istoica and presented by Opening night is May 7th (7pm - midnight) and will feature a line-up of DJs, visuals and a cash bar. Exhibit opens May 7th and runs until May 31st, 2009.

DJ Line-up for May 7th launch party:

7 pm - 8pm Dave Binette (Shit La Merde)
8 pm - 9pm Jaime Sin (7th Heaven)
9 pm - 10pm Todd-Rod (Bang The Party)
10 pm - 11pm Andy Capp (Bang The Party)
11 pm - end Collaboration

Custom cupcakes by Sugar Baking

All prints will be for sale with all proceeds benefiting SKETCH, a local non profit that creates opportunities for street involved and homeless people ages 15-29, to engage in the arts in a cross-discipline studio environment or in the community

We are going to use an auction format, with all prints starting at the very accessible price of $20.

PS: Check out a review of Adam Hilborn's haircutting skills and our space here