The Fernanda Faria Collection, 2013
For the last twenty plus years Fernanda Faria has been a staple in the Toronto art community. Since 1990 she has been the proprietor of Akau Framing & Art, a highly regarded framing shop that has been providing quality service to both artists and art lovers alike. Her vocation as an art framer has facilitated, perhaps even fueled, her passion to trade and collect art, her care and appreciation for art is evident in both practices.
This prolific collection – not even she knows exactly how many works she owns - represents a unique and highly personal perspective on the history of the Toronto art scene since the late 1980's, a history which Faria herself has contributed to through her dedicated support as a collector.
Art Spin is excited to present a selection of works from this collection, many of which are on view to the public for the first time, from Thursday July 25th until Sunday July 28th at 1093 Queen St. W. (just west of Dovercourt). Don't miss this rare opportunity, as this exhibition will be on display for four days only.
Opening reception Thursday, July 25th 7pm – 1am
Exhibition runs from July 26th until 28th, from 12pm to 7pm.
Join us on Saturday July 27th at 3pm for a special talk on the topic of private art collections, followed by a guided tour led by Fernanda Faria herself of some of the works in this exhibition.
Shelly Adler • Stephen Andrew • Daniel Barrow • Shary Boyle • Wendy Coburn • Chris Curreri • Max Dean • Catherine Heard • Susanna Heller • Karen Henderson • Hanna Hur • Jay Isaac • Kris Knight • Wanda Koop • Micah Lexier • Jed Lind • Howard Lonn • Noel Middleton • Julie Moon • Ken Nicol • John Nobrega • Finn O'Hara • Sandy Plotnikoff • Ben Reeves • Gretchen Sankey • Derek Sullivan • Russell Tyler • Jim Verburg • Jacob Whibley •
Art Spin would like to acknowledge the support from the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council as well as Ten93 Queen St. West and Pemberton Group.