Erin Rothstein brings -UNFANCY° to Taglialatella Toronto

INK Entertainment’s Taglialatella Galleries is proud to share Toronto-based artist Erin Rothstein will be returning to showcase the second edition of UNFANCY.

Inspired by Canadian winter fashion and iconic brands like The Bay and Roots, Rothstein’s works showcase mainstream, urban fashion, often seen during the cold season. Featured items include cozy sweaters, comfortable hoodies, fashionable scarves and puffer jackets.

“We are thrilled to have Erin and UNFANCY back to our Yorkville gallery,” says Alan Ganev, Director, Taglialatella Galleries Toronto. “The paintings truly depict Canadian winter fashion. The items featured are fun and pay homage to the season in a way that makes you want to embrace the elements of winter.”

Rothstein hosted her first exhibition with Taglialatella Galleries in April 2019, where she showcased the first edition of the UNFANCY series that featured flip-flops, leather jackets, Nike sneakers, Ray-Ban shades and more. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University where she specialized in painting and drawing, and a Master of Art from Western University.

The collection will launch on February 27th, with a public opening at the Yorkville gallery from 6pm to 9pm, and run until March 7th.

Russell Young debuts Heroes + Heroines Collection at Taglialatella Toronto

Heroes + Heroines will illuminate the walls of Taglialatella Galleries with Hollywood stars when celebrated American silk screen painter Russell Young comes to town November 21st to launch his latest collection.

In the same way he often ventures out into the wilder parts of America, Russell’s work likewise ventures into the furthest reaches of our psychologies and myths. After a ten-year journey with Taglialatella Galleries, Russell now returns to Toronto with a new collection that celebrates those sought after reaches. Heroes + Heroines is a lodestar by which to navigate luxury, celebrity, and reinvention, a path which is only made possible to us by someone as experienced and daring as Russell has proven to be over his storied life and career.

“Russell joined us for the inaugural launch of Taglialatella Galleries Toronto in July 2018 and we are thrilled to have him back,” says Alan Ganev, gallery director, Taglialatella Galleries. “We strive to provide Toronto art lovers with the most sought after works from the contemporary and pop art world. By paying tribute to current and classic Hollywood celebrities, from Kendrick Lamar to Sharon Tate to Andy Warhol, there is something here for everyone.”

Exclusive to Taglialatella Galleries, Young will release a piece entitled Marilyn Hollywood, a luxurious portrait of the iconic starlet. The hand-pulled screenprint on paper with Russell’s famed use of diamond dust will be available for purchase in three different colours, from a very limited edition of just 15.
In addition to the exhibition launch, Russell will be interviewed by performance coach, author, and researcher Richard Dolan. Richard has served as an advisor to iconic, legendary and world renown celebrity brands ranging from Mike Tyson, Rémy Martin, Chanel, Pagani Automobili, Google, Virginia Black, and Bentley to name a few.

In Heroes+Heroines, Young looks past the darker side of excess and sets his sights on pure stardom with a cast of characters instantly recognizable for their embodiment of American fame. A wall of heroes and a wall of heroines immortalize icons and the nature of longing with the artist’s signature, luxurious use of diamond dust. This collection of stars is not only an ode to beauty, success, and possibility, but also the unending search to grasp the American Dream.

Launching November 21st , the exhibition will be open to the public from 6pm to 8pm opening night, and will run until December 4th during regular gallery hours.

Yorkville Murals paints Toronto red with inaugural weekend

Yorkville Murals – the artistic initiative spearheaded by INK Entertainment and Taglialatella Galleries Toronto – launched this past weekend in the heart of Yorkville. The three day festival is aiming to be an annual event which celebrates contemporary muralism and public art. Through the creation of of artistic murals inside the courtyard of 99 Yorkville Ave, and the implementation of cultural activations, the project is focused on making Yorkville a landmark in Toronto for art and ultimately, a tourist destination.

Among the murals showcase, the festival also featured installations, exhibitions, panel discussions, a movie screening of Agnes Varda’s Faces Places, as well as a block party – presented by View The Vibe – which launched the event featuring a DJ, canapés provided by Sofia Restaurant & Bar and cocktails by Romeo’s Gin.  

Yorkville Murals would like to thank sponsors Romeo’s Gin, Cumberland Private Wealth, Christian Louboutin, OCAD, Spaces, The Annex Hotel, Aston Martin Toronto, View The Vibe, OnlyOneGallery, The Hazelton Hotel and Bloor-Yorkville BIA for making the inaugural festival a success.


Yorkville Murals unveils programming and presents sponsor Romeo’s Gin

INK Entertainment is pleased to announce festival programming for the first ever Yorkville Murals presented by Romeo’s Gin. Launching this week, from September 12th to 14th, Torontonians can rejoice in a celebration of contemporary muralism.

The three-day festival will feature unique activations to celebrate the new murals displayed in the courtyard of 99 Yorkville Avenue. Launching with a block party, activations include but are not limited to art panels, a meet and greet with Montreal-based artist Whatisadam, live DJs, a movie screening, sculpture displays, special light installations and a few artistic surprises.

“We have been working tirelessly to deliver a festival that will be appealing to the biggest art lovers, as well as local and visiting guests alike,” says Alan Ganev, Director, Taglialatella Galleries & Yorkville Murals. “The three days are jam packed with live entertainment, art, music, film and food and drink courtesy of Sofia Restaurant & Bar. There is something for everyone and we cannot wait to see the festival grow in years to come.”

Presented by Romeo’s Gin, Yorkville Murals is also supported by partners such as Aston Martin, Christian Louboutin, Spaces, Sofia Restaurant & Bar,
Cumberland Financial, Taglialatella Galleries, INK Entertainment, Annex Hotel, The Hazelton Hotel, OCAD, the Bloor-Yorkville Improvement Area and View the Vibe among others.


Yorkville Murals continues to grow with whatisadam

INK Entertainment and Taglialatella Galleries Toronto are thrilled to announce their latest custom mural for Yorkville Murals and two-week solo exhibition from August 15th to 30th inside the gallery with Montreal-based artist whatisadam.

His new series explores the country’s four seasons through Seasonal, which is comprised of mixed media paintings exploring the magical nature of Canada’s changing season and the different settings each offers. The collection will highlight whatisadam’s signature style with quirky pop culture references and fusing backcountry with urban living themes.

“We are so pleased to have whatisadam represent the festival and gallery as a Canadian artist,” says Alan Ganev, Director, Taglialatella Galleries and Yorkville Murals. “Yorkville Murals is an eclectic combination of local and international muralism, and his work tributes our country in such a fun, modern and relatable way.”

Offering a style reminiscent of vintage comics, pop art and Canadian imagery, whatisadam’s custom mural will be displayed on the front patio of Yorkville’s fine-dining establishment, Sofia Restaurant & Bar.

This will be the fifth mural created for INK Entertainment’s Yorkville Murals festival, officially launching September 13th to 15th, 2019. Other artists that have participated include legendary graffiti artist RISK, world-renowned pop artist Mr. Brainwash, Toronto’s very own Ben Johnston and interdisciplinary artist Getso.


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Mr. Brainwash comes to Taglialatella Toronto to celebrate one year anniversary

INK Entertainment’s Taglialatella Galleries is proud to announce its latest solo exhibition with LA-based street artist, Mr. Brainwash, launching July 11th, 2019 until August 12th, 2019.

A key contributor to INK Entertainment’s recently announced Yorkville Murals festival and to celebrate the gallery’s one-year anniversary, Mr. Brainwash will create a 70 by 7 foot mural showcasing his signature spray paint style, followed by a four week exhibition called “Toronto is Beautiful” at Taglialatella Galleries. Celebrating all things Toronto, the artist will also create limited edition custom prints that pay homage to the city and his time here.

“Brainwash is a huge international talent that we are thrilled to have join us as we prepare to launch Yorkville Murals and celebrate Taglialatella Galleries’ one-year anniversary,” says Alan Ganev, Director, Taglialatella Galleries and Yorkville Murals.

Announced in June 2019, INK Entertainment’s Yorkville Murals will feature murals from local and international artists including RISK, Ben Johnston, Whatisadam, Mr. Brainwash and more. Sponsored by Romeo’s Gin, the artistic initiative celebrating contemporary muralism will take place in the courtyard of 99 Yorkville Avenue from September 13th to 15th, 2019.

For more information, head to Taglialatella Toronto’s website.

Taglialatella Toronto to host Peter Andrew Lusztyk exhibition

Taglialatella Galleries Toronto is proud to announce their latest exhibition with Toronto-based photographer Peter Andrew Lustyk. The exhibition will showcase his popular currency series.

A freelance photographer since 2009 and a professor of photography at the University of Toronto, Lusztyk is an accomplished artist that has collaborated with National Geographic and Apple, with features in Netflix, Esquire and Fast Company, among others.

“As the first Canadian Taglialatella Galleries location, we are incredibly excited to feature Peter Andrew’s work that pays tribute to Canada in such a nostalgic and patriotic way,” says Alan Ganev, Director, Taglialatella Galleries Toronto. “His unique ability to transform ordinary objects like money to inspiring pieces of art is representative of his talent, and exactly the kind of engaging and entertaining works we strive to showcase.”

The exhibition runs from February 22nd to March 7th, 2019 from 11AM – 7PM daily.

Taglialatella Galleries to host graffiti legend RISK this November

Taglialatella Galleries Toronto announced today that it will host a solo show by graffiti artist RISK. The two-week exhibition will showcase mixed media art and the artist’s legendary collection of neon and car plate artworks. In true RISK fashion, the artist will be arriving ahead of the exhibition to paint one of his signature murals on the exterior and interior of the Taglialatella Toronto gallery just in time for the show.

“RISK is an incredible artist that pushes the boundaries of mixed media art with finesse and creativity that inspires,” says Alan Ganev, Director, Taglialatella Galleries Toronto. “The mural he is painting that will envelop our gallery walls is a true testament to his originality and innovation.”

The exhibition will run from November 1st to November 15th at Taglialatella Toronto located at 99 Yorkville Avenue.

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Taglialatella Galleries Toronto to host Metamorphosis by Rubem Robierb

Taglialatella Galleries Toronto announced they will be showcasing Rubem Robierb‘s latest exhibit Metamorphosis – with other Taglialatella Galleries showing pieces – for one month. Metamorphosis by Rubem Robierb explores Robierb’s journey as a visual artist, harnessing the strong aesthetic skills gained from his initial work as a photographer, which he now employs within a diverse range of multi-media prints, paintings, sculptures and three-dimensional works.

“We are incredibly excited to host the gallery’s first of many solo shows,” says Alan Ganev, Director, Taglialatella Galleries Toronto. “We strive to create a unique experience at the gallery that features cool, imaginative and thought-provoking works, which is exactly what Rubem’s art accomplishes.”

Exclusive to the Toronto show, Robierb has created limited edition black and white silkscreen with diamond dust prints available for purchase. The signed prints are a unique rendition of his signature vibrantly coloured Bullets and Butterflies works.

The exhibit opens in Toronto on Thursday, September 27th.