period piece

On Friday night I went to the opening of an exhibition entitled “Period Piece: The Gynolandscape,” curated by Sonja Ahlers and Petra Collins, held at the OCADU Student Gallery. The artists included are Hanna Antonsson, Sonja Ahlers, Arvida Bystrom, Shary Boyle, Petra Collins, Rebecca Fin Simonetti, Minna Gilligan, Sandy Kim, Kristie Muller and Allyson Mitchell. The idea behind the show is: “[to celebrate] female sexuality and the power of women’s bodies. Period Piece questions the current ideology of femininity and recasts women in positive/dominant roles. The works in this show are produced by international female artists whose practices demonstrate their struggle with female identity and sexuality.” If you're in Toronto, the show is up until April 6.

The opening was packed full of so many beautiful young art students having the best time, and there was even an amazing cake by Corey Moranis. The following day Geoff went to look at the show and took these photos since I couldn’t make it that day.

I love when Sonja gets to create site-specific installations.

Work by Sonja, Kristie Muller, Hanna Antonsson, Petra Collins

Allyson Mitchell, Arvida Bystrom, Hanna Antonsson, Kristie Muller, etc.

It’s a marbled copy of Hounds of Love! Buried like the treasure it is.


  1. What beautiful photos capturing even more beautiful art! xo

  2. Wow! This is a really beautiful compilation!

    Amanda Rose

  3. Wow, this is beautiful. I'm coming to Toronto for Canadian Music Week so I'll definitely check out this exhibit while I'm in town.

  4. oh i just read about this! sounds cool

  5. Beautifully curated i think!

  6. this is absolutely freaking beautiful

  7. this exhibition is like something out of a dream!

  8. This is just wonderful, dear A!!!

  9. Anonymous13.3.13

    It looks like such an incredible exhibition. I've been sort-of-maybe wondering about going to university in Toronto, and the more I see the wonderful creative 'scene' over there the more I want to move there!

  10. I can't get over the colours in this, they're just perfect. I did a little gasp when I saw your instragram post of this earlier, it's so beautiful! Man, I wish I was in Toronto!

    1. Wish you could visit! This show is PERFECT.

  11. a marbled cassette tape... genius ♥

  12. Anonymous19.3.13

    Gasp! Stevie Nicks! What a wonderful addition to the installation.