Saulter Street Stairwell Gallery

Located in the Ralph Thornton Community Centre’s heritage south stairwell, the Saulter Street Stairwell Gallery is a space for visitors to enjoy original art and for artists to showcase and sell their work.

The gallery is open during regular operating hours, 9 am to 9 pm, Monday through Sunday, and is free to enter.

The gallery may be accessed through either the second or third floor.

Artwork may be purchased by directly contacting the artist.


Jaehuyn Han

Coexistence

September 14 to October 27, 2019

Coexistence by Jaehyun Han (Mixed Media)

In my work ‘Coexistence’, I explore the effects of the Korean war through the use of overlapping images of the Korean war and photographs of Korea in recent years.

Although South and North Korea have signed the Armistice Agreement, the armistice was not a permanent peace treaty but a ceasefire, and the countries continue to be at war.

Most Korean citizens have experienced the Korean war directly or indirectly through formal education and various media. However, they live while forgetting that they are still at war in order to escape the fear of war and the ongoing effects in their lives.

To create my work, I collected a variety of historical images related to the Korean war and created line drawings of these images directly on transparent fabric. During this process, I used sewing as the drawing method.

About the Artist

Jaehyun Han, a Korean-born visual artist and photographer, lives and works in Toronto.

He had completed the Ontario college diploma in visual and creative arts with honours at Sheridan College in 2018 and studied photographic arts at Kaywon University of Art and Design in Korea.

As a visual artist, he is interested in history, persons and places, and the relationship between them.

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Call For Submissions

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre is open to showcasing solo or group exhibitions of any medium.  Artwork is rotated every six weeks, offering slots for seven exhibitions throughout the year.

This is an open call.  Submissions are accepted until all available slots are filled.

All slots in the 2019 schedule have been filled.  Now accepting submissions for 2020..

Artists interested in exhibiting in the space should first review the Framework for the Saulter Street Stairwell Gallery.  Proposals are made by completing the 2020 Submission Form and sending it, along with photos of the artwork, to glenng@ralphthornton.org.


Upcoming Shows

Ami Xherro – La Isla De La Fantasia (November 2 to December 15, 2019)


Previous Exhibitions

Wendy Lu – The Transformation of Portraits, Landscapes & Technologies (January 19 to February 24, 2019)

Sheryl A. Keen – Daring to Defy the Status Quo of our Minds (March 2 to April 14, 2019)

Jeff Mann – DeTrOiTuS MaSks (April 20 to June 2, 2019)

Clare Allin – Scum City (June 8 to July 21, 2019)

Ferida Dilmaghani – Memories (July 27 to September 8, 2019)