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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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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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