Opening March 2, Toronto’s Cry Baby Gallery welcomes Body of Work, an in-person exhibition spotlighting local female artists in celebration of International Women’s Day. The exhibition has been curated by Tacit, an online gallery and art consultancy that exclusively features female artists. Body of Work is an ode to womanhood’s raw, colourful forms, from sensuality and creativity to austerity and audaciousness.
Cry Baby is an aesthete’s haven. The art gallery–cocktail bar hybrid offers culturally engaging works with a trendy, intimate environment to socialize in. “The intimate setting is always great,” says Mony Zakhour, Cry Baby’s gallery director and curator. “It feels like you’re at a family function with friends, like you’re jumping in between two different spaces. It’s a really fun way of engaging with the art.” The space has none of the pretentiousness of many traditional art galleries, so the collaboration between Cry Baby and Tacit is fitting, as the ethos of both is “fine art for everyone.”
The works of five female, Toronto-based artists are on display at Body of Work: Marcia Bianchi, Daniella Williams, Alyssa Goodman, Maxine McCrann, and Emily Pope. Mediums include oil or acrylic paint on canvas, ceramic, and in McCrann’s Day Off, acrylic, artist crayon, coloured pencil, and oil stick on wood. Each piece is available for purchase, including originals and prints.
The exhibition runs until March 18 and is located at 1468 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Doors open at 6 p.m. Stop in for drink and take in some art.