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Art Outright: Meet Ness Lee


Ness Lee is an illustrator, painter, ceramicist and maker of all sorts. Her work is equally adorable as it is cheeky, often featuring sumo wrestlers, snacks and saucy parties. She has an impressive CV and long list of achievements all the while remaining incredibly down to earth. Nuvango: How does your studio space help shape your practice? Does it have any sentimental or symbolic meaning to you? If you don't use one space consistently, have you found any changes in your work based on where (physically) you make it? Ness: My studio space contributes heavily into my work. I suppose it is more like being in a comfortable environment free of my self conscious. If you ever see it is...

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Art Outright: Meet Gabriel Parniak


Gabriel Parniak is a collage artist practicing in both Guelph and Toronto. He attended NSCAD in Halifax, and graduated from a residency with Boarding House Arts in Guelph in 2014. Gabriel's work plays with the political and cultural, poking fun at our most recognized media members, threaded with important critique. Nuvango: How does your studio space help shape your practice? Does it have any sentimental or symbolic meaning to you? If you don't use one space consistently, have you found any changes in your work based on where (physically) you make it? Gabriel: My studio tends to be pretty basic, but I can never have a big enough desk. Organization is key. I keep source materials in labelled folders and...

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Art Outright: Meet Conni Zafiris


Conni Zafiris is a fashion designer from Halifax, NS, now living and working in Toronto. Her brand is called Shop Zafira, a perfect blend of modern, trend-inspired pieces that are 100% wearable and comfortable. Conni studied at LaSalle in Montreal, and is a self-taught, hands-on kinda gal showcasing her skill throughout Canada. Nuvango: How does your studio space help shape your practice? Does it have any sentimental or symbolic meaning to you? If you don't use one space consistently, have you found any changes in your work based on where (physically) you make it? Conni: My studio space is VITAL! I need to have a creative and positive area to work in in order to help my imagination flow and...

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Art Outright: Meet Phoebe Todd-Parish


Meet Phoebe Todd-Parrish Phoebe is a YorkU fine arts student, tattoo designer, illustrator and print maker. Phoebe's work tends to reflect on natural elements including animals, landscapes and organic shapes often featuring clever phrases that speak to human imperfections. She is 1, of 4, artists participating in our Art Outright residency in the #NuvangoGallery.  Nuvango: How does your studio space help shape your practice? Does it have any sentimental or symbolic meaning to you? If you don't use one space consistently, have you found any changes in your work based on where (physically) you make it? Phoebe: As a print maker, the state and atmosphere of the studio starts to feel like it’s as much part of your practice and...

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More than ever before Toronto’s art scene is highlighting the process and craft of being an artist - exhibitions, collaborations, writing and social media spotlights are being focused on the makers, their personal brands, and how their artwork comes to be. As a commentary on and extension of this progression, Nuvango Gallery is pleased to present our own quick & dirty approach to the traditional artist residency entitled “Art Outright”. Phoebe Todd-Parrish, Gabriel Parniak, Ness Lee and Conni Zafiris will be recreating their personal studio spaces inside of Nuvango Gallery and working on-site from January 28th, 2016 to February 4th, 2016. Brand new projects are being created specifically for this residency and will come to completion on February 4th, followed...

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