Artist Gary Taxali’s First Public Gallery Exhibition in Canada opens tomorrow!


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“Here and Now: The Art of Gary Taxali” at Design at Riverside

For Immediate Release: July 3, 2015

Here and Now: The Art of Gary Taxali
July 17 – September 20, 2015 (7 pm to 9 pm)
Idea Exchange, Design at Riverside, 7 Melville St. S.
Friday Night ART Live Opening: Friday, July 17, 7:00pm, featuring music by folk/blues singer David Lum

We are pleased to announce that Internationally renowned artist Gary Taxali will be having his first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of his work in Canada, “Here and Now: The Art of Gary Taxali” at Design at Riverside opening on Friday July 17, 2015 at 7 pm.

Gary’s work incorporates humour and well observed social commentary in his personal drawing style that references depression era typography, packaging and advertising, but which is firmly planted in the “here and now”.

The exhibition will showcase a wide range of Gary’s artwork and object/product designs. Gary will be showcasing five iconic artworks for the five exterior facing windows of the gallery. In addition, the short documentary film “Gary Taxali: the Art of Whimsy” which premiered at the Canadian Art Reel Art Film Festival (RAFF) will also be on view.

Toronto-based Taxali was born in India, but emigrated to Canada with his family as a young child. He is a frequent international lecturer on art and design and is a faculty member at OCADU. He sits on the Canada Post Stamp Advisory Committee. See more at

There will be bus leaving Toronto for the opening on Friday July 17th at the Drake Hotel at 5:30 for a limited number of press, media and VIP guests to the gallery (subject to capacity). It will leave the gallery around 9:30 pm back to the Drake Hotel. If you would like to reserve a seat, please email  Join the Facebook event here.


Gary Taxali Talk, Revolver Gallery Toronto Pop Up “Andy Warhol Revisited“, 77 Bloor Street, Toronto, ON on July 25th at 7 pm.

Gary Taxali Solo Exhibition, “Hotel There” at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC. Opens on November 21st, 2015.

See the Ontario Association of Architects, Canadian Art, Azure Magazine, The Hamilton Spectator, Cambridge Times, Slate Art Guide and Grand Social.  

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