GALLERY exhibitions

Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Riverdale Hub Gallery


Stephanie Ionita: Odds and Ends

July 12th – August 15th, 2022
Riverdale Hub, 1st Floor

What importance do everyday objects hold? How do they change their use over time, and how do they become separated from their meaning? Stephanie Ionita uses paint to describe bodily perception in Odds and Ends. Drawing from lived experience, memory, and the coming-of-age process, Ionita gesturally traces the wonders of junk; the objects that have followed her from home to home throughout her life.

Stephanie Ionita is an artist from Norfolk County, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Studio Art (2017). Stephanie has exhibited in the Norfolk Arts Center (Simcoe, ON) and Button Factory Arts (Waterloo, ON). She is currently a Teacher Candidate at Brock University (2023) in hopes to become a classroom art teacher.

Image: Stephanie Ionita, Odds and Ends Untitled No. 1, Oil on Canvas, 2020

Gillian Toliver exhibition

April 13th – August 15, 2022
Riverdale Hub, 1st Floor

Gillian Toliver is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. As an artist of mixed Scottish and Caribbean descent, her work often explores spaces existing in an inbetween, a world caught in a moment of creation. Resisting the systematic confinement and censuring of women’s bodies and identity, her work is a reaction to the absurdity, multiplicity and fluidity of being. Utilizing practices of labour, repetition and ritual, she navigates the condition of body and mind by creating new forms in which to explore personal mythologies.

Toliver has exhibited in both Canada and Italy. Her thesis work Paper Skin Makes Me Waver in the Breeze was awarded the Medal for Drawing and Painting and Nora E. Vaughan Award at OCAD University in 2019.

Image: Gillian Toliver, Tell My Skin I’m Here, Ink on handmade paper, 2022



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