Day Trip

A Group Painting Exhibition
June 10th – July 11th

Opening Reception: Saturday June 10th, 2017, 2 – 5pm


(image by Vanessa McKernan)

Gallery 555 is pleased to present a group painting exhibition entitled Day Trip.

Featuring the work of 8 Toronto based painters, the exhibition explores themes related to leisure and impermanence. The artists explore these themes through various strategies including depicting the nuanced relationship between humans and their environment in the experience of leisure, the enjoyment and exploitation of nature, depictions of fantastical and manufactured landscapes, and through the tradition of nature-morte and the impermanence of the human experience.
Working in a range of traditions from abstraction to still-life to surrealism to expressionism the works in the exhibition range in use of materials from traditional oil paints, to tree bark, to sparkles and inkjet, to wax and carbon pencil and more.

Amanda Baron
Chen Cao
Kaitlin Johnson
Vanessa McKernan
James Olley
Ester Pugliese
Cortney Stevenson
Daniel St -Amant

Most of the artists will be present at the opening reception.

The exhibition features three new works by Ester Pugliese:

Ester_Pugliese_Termperatures_in_most_areas_expected_to_remain_slightly_cooler_1MB 1.

Temperatures in most areas expected to remain slightly cooler than normal
Acrylic, soft pastel, carbon pencil and chalkboard paint on wood panel
8 x 10 inches

Ester_Pugliese_Low_clouds_will_persist_well_into_the_afternoon_hours-final_1MB 2.

Low clouds will persist well into the afternoon hours
Acrylic, soft pastel and carbon pencil on wood panel
8 x 10 inches

Ester_Pugliese_Temperatures_will_tumble_going_into_the_weekend_1MB 3.

Temperatures will tumble going into the weekend
Acrylic, soft pastel, carbon pencil and chalkboard paint on wood panel
8 x 10 inches


Gallery 555 is a new contemporary art gallery in the Annex in Toronto. The gallery features Canadian, International, emerging and mid career artists, as well as curated group exhibitions.

555 Bloor St. W Suite 6
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 1Y6

Gallery hours:
Saturday June 17th 2 – 6pm
Saturday June 24th 2 – 6pm
Saturday July 8th 2 – 6pm

or by appointment:


Gallery Director
Julianne Gladstone

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