Love & Unity
Love And Unity
September 24 – October 7th, 2018 12-5pm daily
2nd Floor Public Gallery
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday Oct. 4th, 2018, 7-10pm
Love And Unity is Anthony Wolch’s 3rd solo show. Following his 2 previous sold out shows; Wolch has added a new twist to his already recognizable unique take on pop art. Creating an improvisational ecosystem filled with mixed media collage and punctuated by positive messages of hope & beauty, this collection is his 1st collaboration with typographers. Handing over his ‘canvases’ to artist Skoojah, and 3 young up and coming muralists from local non-for profit ‘Unity’, this year’s show has created a magnetic visual language.
Anthony has chosen Unity Charity to be the beneficiary from proceeds of the sale of this series.
In 1974, on a cold day in Winnipeg, Manitoba a 4-year-old boy’s life was dramatically changed when his Grandmother, a poet, improvisational jazz aficionado and artist in her own right, took this young boy to his first art class. Held in a now defunct Canada Railway station – surrounded by people generations older than he was, he fearlessly created his first piece of art, and never looked back.
Wolch can tell tales of sleeping in parking lots, fields, and dormitories, at Grateful Dead Shows, in tents, backseats, hammocks, jungles and even the occasional bed. He has called Israel, Jamaica, London England, Helsinki, Vancouver and Toronto his home – collecting, accepting and rejecting influences flowing through his mind and body.
A globally recognized career in advertising, running creative campaigns for some of the world’s most beloved brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola and Google has shaped the artist’s pop sensibility and unique exploration and interpretation of the very culture that surrounds us all.
About Unity Charity:
Unity Charity uses hip hop to improve young people’s’ lives, creating healthier communities. With a strong focus on improving mental health and well-being, Unity empowers youth with the confidence and skills for success. By focusing its efforts in various communities across Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Northern Alberta, Unity engages a diverse group of young individuals who build resiliency, gain awareness of Unity’s programs, learn to appreciate the power of community, and gain awareness of mental health resources available to them.
Charitable Registration Number: 85735 9012 RR0001