Toronto-based Lauren Pirie is the queen of multitasking. With a background in design and illustration, she effortlessly juggles client work and personal fine art as well as children’s book illustration and the management of the creative sustainability organization About Face Collective. Inspired by the richness of nature and magical allure of childhood memories, Lauren’s delicate creations bring forth fantastical stories of creatures, dreams and a ever-wandering imagination. Check out our conversation with her below!
The Artist Project 2014 recently celebrated it’s 7th year as Toronto’s most celebrated contemporary art fair. From seasoned collectors and first-time art buyers, to gallery dealers and interior designers, visitors explored and discovered works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. Amongst the art on the walls and grand installations throughout, The Art Chats series offered a variety of engaging seminars hosted by leading art and design experts, one being Hermann & Audrey’s Steve Carty. We sat down to discuss what he hoped to get across to those in attendance at the Art Chat. Continue reading article →
In December, Nicaraguan-based Maderas Collective, a boutique furniture company, popped up at Hermann & Audrey Gallery with a bespoke furniture showcase, programming and events. The pop-up offered a glimpse into the distinct Maderas lifestyle that inspires furniture and accessories. Continue reading article →
Hermann & Audrey is pleased to announce the addition of a commercial gallery and production studio on the main floor of the Lacuna Arts Lofts at 2150 S Canalport in Chicago. Alongside our 1506 Dundas Street West location in Toronto, Hermann & Audrey is proud to now offer its growing community two commercial galleries, production studios and special event spaces.
As a part of Hermann & Audrey’s Toronto the Brave series, a light smith, a carpenter, a printmaker, a designer, a photographer and an architect took us on a tactile journey from the natural to the urban, this past December. The 9 artist WOLF PACK was also an ART PACK. The Collective Run was borne from a desire to reconsider the idea that only particular disciplines are ever attributed the “artist” label. The PACK was an inclusive and supportive entity that blended together the experiences of each integrant and their individual perceptions of reality, light, darkness, dynamism and spirit. The Collective Run represented how each member of the PACK felt about their ‘place’, their ‘environment’, their ‘nature’ and finally their role and expression as artists. Continue reading article →
The Artist Project happens next weekend from Feb 20th – 23rd, at The Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. Dubbed “Toronto’s most celebrated contemporary art fair”, The Artist Project brings together over 250 top independent artists from Canada and abroad in this huge showcase. Other highlights include Art Chats happening throughout the weekend, given by industry professionals who will touching on various aspects of making and creating art. Continue reading article →
Danielle Hession is caught between the two worlds of an alluring past and a fast-advancing technological present. Inspired by undiscovered treasures and precious family relics, she collects personal histories and special memories to gather them into experimental collages. With a background in graphic design and a love for mixed media techniques, Danielle weaves one-of-a-kind work as each piece breathes a different, untold story. We went for coffee with her some time ago and had a fantastic conversation about prized possessions, the preservation of memory and finding inspiration in the little things in life.
February 6th marked the 2nd of Hermann & Audrey’s Fashion Film House series at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotels Chicago. With Valentine’s Day only a week away, we presented A Lovely Evening highlighted by a showcase of new work from the emerging talent of shooter Bryan Whitely. Continue reading article →
Resident artist at Hermann & Audrey, Cory Vanderploeg, had the chance to shoot Canadian band, Down With Webster, this past summer. One might describe their sound as hip-hop with a hint of Electro-Alternative, with a kick ass rock band delivery. Down With Webster has earned the respect of, and both shared the stage with, and performed with, LMFAO, Timbaland, Ludacris, ‘Lil Jon, 3oh3 and even KISS. Continue reading article →