Show and Tell Gallery

Located in a brick and mortar space at Dundas Street West and Ossington Avenue is Toronto’s very own haven of contemporary art. This art gallery is tastefully named the Show and Tell Gallery. Simon Cole, who owns and runs the Show and Tell Gallery, originally started it as an online venture out of his apartment in the year 2008. Later in march of 2009 the gallery re-opened at the location it stands today.

The Show and Tell Gallery features contemporary artwork by world renowned well established artists from all over North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Australia, etc. The gallery also provides a platform for a mixture of emerging and mid – career contemporary artists to showcase their artwork. The owner and director of the gallery, Simon Cole, has been working tirelessly to rake in the international artists as well as many new and exciting Canadian contemporary artists to exhibit their artwork at the gallery. A few of the artists represented by the gallery include Anthony Lister, Brian Donnelly, Dan Bergeron, Alena Skarina, Vladimir Kato, Tesser Lo, Ryan Dineen, Niall McClelland, Know Hope, Greg Lamarche, Steven Powers, Specter and many more. Besides the artists represented by he gallery, many contemporary artists have exhibited their artwork at Show and tell including Justine Green, C215, Nimit Malavia, Login Hicks and Graham Robinson.

The artists represented at the Show and Tell Gallery make their contemporary voices heard not only through paintings but also through sculpture, photography and video.

The main focus of the gallery is on artwork which is often deemed artistic but not really considered as fine art. The contemporary artists represented at the gallery draw their inspiration from varied modern era art forms such as movie posters, comic books, graffiti art, skateboard graphics and tattoo art. The artwork showcased celebrates the urban subculture and alternate ways of life through the employment of graphic design and archetypal typography.

The Show and Tell Gallery has two well lit and polished sections. One section of the gallery is devoted to exhibitions where as the other section is a smaller project area that is reserved for artists to display their contemporary artwork. Besides focusing on the selling of contemporary artwork, the gallery also retails books and magazines. Show and Tell also offer framing services and rent out the gallery space for special events.

Besides being mentioned in art magazines and publications, The Show and Tell Gallery has been featured on numerous periodicals like The Post, The Mail and The Globe. The art gallery has a professional ambiance attached to it owing to its bright lighting, white walls and polished d?�cor. Pop culture with all its facets is truly brought to life at Show and Tell through contemporary works of art.

By Laura