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February 1, 2006
Windows, Gables, Gingerbread and Gargoyles
  
From gargoyles on homes in the historic Annex neighbourhood, to gingerbread and peaked roofs of 19th century cottages, the Market Gallery’s upcoming exhibit will focus on the unique and fascinating architectural features of many buildings in Toronto.

Windows, Gables, Gingerbread and Gargoyles, which opens February 11 and runs until March 26, will feature over 50 works by Linda R. Goldman in various media including watercolours, photography and textiles.

Linda R. Goldman has captured these iconic features of Toronto buildings in her work for over 35 years. “I have always been fascinated by the details of many historic and old Toronto buildings,” says Goldman. A former student of Central Technical School and the well known artist Doris McCarthy, Goldman first began portraying the facades of houses in her outdoor still-life classes. She began painting, photographing and eventually designing wall hangings of old houses and street scenes. Goldman’s work reveals her passion for a cross-section of Toronto’s celebrated architecture.

The exhibit will also include art from the City of Toronto’s collection featuring work by Lawren Harris and David Seaton-Smith. Historic photographs will document various 19th century buildings with descriptions of various architectural styles such as Gothic and High Victorian.

The Market Gallery is a program of the Culture Division and presents changing exhibitions dedicated to Toronto’s art, culture, history and offers educational programs for school groups and adults. Located in Toronto’s oldest neighbourhood, the main gallery occupies the 19th century city council chamber which is all that remains from the City Hall that stood on this site from 1845 -1899.

Admission is free. The Market Gallery is located on the second floor of the South St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front Street East. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m.

For more information on museums and art centres in the City’s Culture Division, visit http://www.toronto.ca/culture.


Media contact:

Pamela Wachna
Co-ordinator of Collections & Outreach
416-392-7604


 

 

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