Debbie Wong’s Urban Landscapes show is on now until Nov. 29 at Gerrard Art Space.
Wong’s mixed media works are abstracted expressions of the city’s straight lines, corners, and asphalt, the intentional opposite of nature landscapes. Her work represents the concrete jungle, using geometric shapes, angular lines, and found objects.
Wong’s career path has come full circle to a life of creativity. While her youth was full of creative activities, her academic pursuits led to a degree in neuroscience and work with the University of Toronto.
After taking night classes at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Wong rediscovered her artistic side, a lifestyle she now fully embraces working as a scenic painter and visual artist.
Gerrard Art Space is at 1475 Gerrard St. E., and is open from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.
Artisans At Work has a group show hanging until the end of the month. The open-call show features work from a number of local artists.
The gallery also has calls out for a number of upcoming shows. December will feature the Holiday Show, focusing on small works suitable for gifts. January’s show is titled Inspired by Animals. February will once again highlight local creative families in the Family Art Affair show. This show features work grouped by families, with multiple family members contributing pieces.
Every month also features a ‘First Friday’ opening reception, with a licensed bar and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.