There’s a Swinger at the birthday party!

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Sculpture by Libby Hague at VERSO until Feb. 9.
Image: Swinger (will there be dancing?)


12 pm- 5:45 p.m.
Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you.

VERSO Presents Libby Hague


Family Dynamics
New Sculpture by Libby Hague
A family of sculpture meets for an annual birthday party.

January 18 – February 9, 2014
Opening Saturday, January 18 – 4-6 pm.
Image: Big head: big heart: the happy child.
Papier maché, woodcut, upholstery tacks, fancy apron, hammered copper, rope, hairnets, Irish beach treasure, painted wood, fishing nets, jewelry, gravity.

Felices Fiestas


Just in time for the holidays, a unique collection of
vintage lithographs and wall charts from Argentina, UK
and USA. December 14-January 12, 2014.

Happy Holidays and Stay Warm!
Julie & Kate

Closing Party: Nathan Eugene Carson

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All Things Are True
Portraits by Nathan Eugene Carson

Join Nathan and friends for cookies and apple cider
this Sunday from 2-4 pm  at VERSO Gallery
(behind INabstracto).

VERSO Presents Nathan Eugene Carson


All Things Are True
New Portraits by Nathan Eugene Carson

November 20th – December 8th, 2013
Opening November 21st, 6pm-8pm.

Beauty is imperfect. Flaws make one curious and less comfortable. This is truth. Nathan can draw a perfect portrait. He is trained to do so. But we are not perfect. It is indeed more interesting when the alternative is allowed to surface.  A child can play in a puddle for hours. It is messy. It is wet. There is likely no sunshine. But it makes her happy. Something so simple that nature created. Nostalgia brings us back and her smile sets us at ease. And this is true. All things are true… xo

Nathan Eugene Carson is an emerging artist living in Hamilton.

Garçon, Nathan Eugene Carson, 2013. Mixed media, 9×12 in.
Forgive Them Father, Nathan Eugene Carson, 2013. Mixed media, 9×12 in.

FINAL WEEK: Drawings by Katie Kehoe

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Drop by VERSO for the final week of drawings by
@VERSO Gallery until November 17
1160 Queen Street West (behind INabstracto)

VERSO Presents Katie Kehoe

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Revolutions (AND)
Drawings by Katie Kehoe
October 17-November 17, 2013
Opening: October 17, 6-9 p.m.

In this series of drawings, Katie treats the circular form as an organization of halves and parts composed of hand written repetitions of the word ‘AND’. The design of repetition combines the non-stop, all covering style that characterizes her early work with generative patterns inspired by Stephen Wolfram’s theory of Cellular Automata (a method of visualizing math wherein repeated applications of a rule reveal a pattern) and her impulse to break down these generative formations to imply randomness.

Using ‘AND’ as a mode of expression as well as a structural tool, Katie creates work that is at once formal and conceptual.

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Image: Revolutions 1V (AND), Katie Kehoe, 2013. Graphite on paper, 30″ x 44″.

VERSO Inaugural Exhibition Review

21 Horas


Street art study
Julie Jenkinson transforms street art
By David Jager

critic's pick Verso Gallery (1160 Queen West), to October 13. 416-533-6362.
See listing. NOW RATING: NNNN

“Her gift for seeing order in chaos is shown most vividly in her studies of Uruguayan city walls. Here, the intentional hand of the graffiti artist is replaced by abstract textures and surfaces.”….”Jenkinson transforms corners of the city into concise meditations on pure visual experience. Grittiness never looked so sharp.”   read full review


Introducing VERSO Gallery
VERSO is a new gallery in the heart of Queen street’s West end, situated between
The Drake and Gladstone Hotels. Nestled behind mid century design haven,
INabstracto, VERSO will exhibit a diverse range of design, drawing, sculpture,
painting, video/film and photography.

CURRENT EXHIBITION (until October 13)
36 Hours in Uruguay & Berlin Street Art
Photography by Julie Jenkinson

Jenkinson’s exhibit moves from documentation of Berlin Street art to her nuanced photo documentation of urban surfaces in Uruguay. Jenkinson’s original fascination with Berlin graffiti has evolved into a record of city surfaces that organically erode and accrue meaning. As such, they become a deeper study of how urban environments and visual signs are formed by a city and its residents over the passing of time, forming entirely new connections and resonances.

All Things Are True
New Portraits by Nathan Eugene Carson
November 20th – December 4th, 2013
Opening November 21st, 6pm-8pm.

Family Dynamics
New Sculpture by Libby Hague
A family of sculpture meets for an annual birthday party.
January 1- February. 8, 2014
Opening Saturday, January 18 – 4-6 pm.

OCAD’s Sculpture/Installation Program, Thesis Exhibition Series:
March, 2014