CNN Features Gottfried Helnwein “Astonishing photo-realistic portraits you won’t believe were painted by hand”

Gottfried Helnwein-CNN


CNN World Recently featured Gottfried Helnwein on the “Ones to Watch” in an article they titled “Astonishing photo-realistic portraits you won’t believe were painted by hand”. The images you are about to see may shock or confound you. When portraiture looks this realistic, it can be hard to accept that what you see is just paint on a canvas, or ink scratches on a page. Discover nine of the finest artists from around the world who are recreating humans in their art — with strikingly lifelike results. Gottfried Helnwein frequently depicts children in his gigantic, mesmerizing portraits, along with “low culture” icons including Donald Duck, with the loss of childhood innocence as a reoccurring theme.

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By Belinda Chun
Published: October 2, 2014

Stephen Ibbott “The One & Only” – Voted “Must See” by Now Magazine



















By Belinda Chun
Published: July 31, 2014


Brian Richer & Stephen Ibbott (Double Solo Show)

Gallery House is proud to announce “Calcium Oxide” new works by Brian Richer and
Stephen Ibbott “The One & Only” rare works.

Opening Reception:
Thursday June 5, 7:00-10:00 pm with both artists in attendance
Exhibition runs from June 5 – 28, 2014.

“Calcium Oxide” is a series created by Brian Richer which, will be a brand new body of work. This will encompass the use of traditional methods of stone carving to modern objects created in limestone and other materials.

A central aspect of Richer’s practice is testing the limits of materials, both in terms of their aesthetic and structural properties, as well as their ability to represent and make reference. Richer is also interested in the intersection between art and technology. Richer’s understanding of both art history and contemporary art, combined with his appreciation of technology, allow him to create objects which elude immediate categorization. Richer’s work blurs the line between the practicality of engineering on one hand, and the indulgence of fine art on the other.

Ibbott is an internationally acclaimed painter whose artistic inclination can be traced back to his great-great-great uncle Robert Harris, who famously painted “The Fathers of Confederation” for the Parliament building.  Ibbott has shown in blue chip galleries and art fairs across the USA, Canada and the UK.

Ibbott’s “Love in Digital Time” series developed out of his earlier exploration of the digitally informed line and shape.  Painted on aluminum and using a specially developed stenciling method, these artworks have a unique and luminous presence.  The themes in the series look at the resilience of love in our culture, despite the enormous changes being brought on by the digital revolution.

Both Brian Richer and Stephen Ibbott’s work is also included in Gallery House Volume 01, you can view a full preview of the 118 page catalogue here.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact Belinda Chun at 416-587-0057 or





By Belinda Chun
Published: May 27, 2014

Ray Caesar’s “A Tainted Virtue” Opening


Gallery House artist Ray Caesar presents a double solo show at the CHG Circa Gallery titled “A Tainted Virtue” opening on April 19th. Five of his new works will be making their North American debut including a newly released edition.

Saturday, April 19th  7-10 pm
Exhibition runs till May 10th

Caesar’s recognizable female figures will grace the gallery with their delicate elegance veiled by a subtle sinister aura. His subjects are aesthetically striking in every way, from their milky skin to their extravagant ensembles. These dreamy representations are even more intriguing as details become more apparent, leading the viewer into a world of dark fantasy.

“A tainted virtue is just a few words that describe the nature of me and my work,” explains Caesar. “I have virtues, morality and kindness but my past was in part a mixture of amazing, wonderful experiences tainted with demoralizing pain and cruelty. I have a disorder called dissociative identity disorder, and although this can be quite challenging, I also see my ability to dissociate as a skill and as a benefit in life. It’s why I communicate in pictures. I live partly in another world of my own creation. This other world is a Paracosm, and my work is a series of windows into the world I have created in my own mind over a lifetime. Trying to live in two worlds is a challenge. Pictures and images allow me to work with that tainted virtue in such a way to turn a kind of ugliness into something beautiful.”

CHG Circa Gallery 8530-A Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232

By Belinda Chun
Published: April 14, 2014

Contact Festival Toronto – Myron Zabol



Public Opening:
Saturday May 3, 2:00-5:00 pm
Exhibition from May 3 – May 31, 2014

Myron Zabol exhibits a series of Platinum/Palladium prints.  78/46 prints are subliminal and have an unique appearance.  They are amazingly luminous, and even appear to be three dimensional. Platinum prints possess a beauty, depth, and permanence valued by photographers, collectors, and museums.

The beautiful, subliminal qualities of Zabol’s work includes: architecture, floral and a rare look into the Iroquois Six Nations Confederacy which was a travelling exhibition that included the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery and was permanently archived by Canada’s National Gallery, The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and curated by the Iroquois Woodland Cultural Center.





By Belinda Chun
Published: March 18, 2014

Ray Caesar, “The Trouble With Angels” Featured in Beautiful Bizarre

Ray Caesar Palpitation

Master digital artist Ray Caesar‘s solo exhibition, ‘The Trouble With Angels’ opens in Rome on the 14th of February at 7:00 pm for the public reception at the Dorthy Circus Gallery, with Ray in attendance!  This will be followed on February 15 by a museum show at the Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin.

The work from Ray’s exhibition is featured in the soon to be released March issue of beautiful.bizarre magazine, so we have kindly been given a sneak peek at the pieces he will be showing in Italy next week.  Below we share some of these with you.

To see the full article click here

To view the sneek peek on Facebook click here

By Belinda Chun
Published: February 8, 2014

Ray Caesar Solo Show & Museum


Ray Caesar of Gallery House presents “The Trouble with Angels” alongside Canadian darling Anita Kunz “ The Bestiary”. Both shows are scheduled to open February 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm for the public reception at the Dorothy Circus Gallery Rome, Italy with both artists in attendance.  This will be followed by February 15, 2014 an institutional show at the Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin Italy featuring Ray Caesar.

Ray Caesar works are known for being a reflection of his subconscious mind and path to self-discovery. The viewer of his work is often left to their own devices to discover a hidden clock, scissor or skeleton within other strange things. The Trouble with Angels continue on this theme, disclosing in a dream like manner the past by reflecting on the passage of time. For example, The Forgotten is a place where our memories live and may lie dormant for years but as Ray expalins “it still exists, even though it is no longer acknowledged…a certain smell, a sight of a grin with decaying teeth, or a note played on a piano can suddenly find that place in each of us, like a key unlocking the door”.

Ray is widely coveted and he is considered the grandfather of digital art having been collected by museums world wide including Bristol museum; board of Trustee selection of the MOMA, Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

By Belinda Chun
Published: January 20, 2014

Ray Caesar in Time Magazine


Check Out the World’s Best Collection of Cat Art. Ray Caesar, Anita Kunz, along side Tracey Emin and other top artists contribute to Cat Art Show in Los Angeles

An upcoming exhibit of cat-inspired art in Los Angeles is the latest opportunity for people who generally browse online cat photos and videos by themselves to appreciate them with other fans IRL (in real life).

“Cat Art Show” — a free event that runs from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2 at the gallery 101/exhibit on Santa Monica Boulevard — is expected to feature a little over 100 works for sale by 78 artists and donate some of the proceeds to the Stray Cat Alliance of Los Angeles.

To read the full story click here

By Belinda Chun
Published: January 20, 2014

Colin Christian & Ray Caesar in #NSFW: BODIES presented by Vered Gallery

Ray Caesar & Colin - NSFW-Bodies

Vered Gallery is pleased to present #NSFW: BODIES, a group exhibition featuring figural works by both renown Modern Masters and Contemporary artists, established as well as emerging.  NSFW, the internet acronym for “Not Safe For Work” playfully eludes to Vered’s Contemporary spin on traditional nudes and portraiture, subject matter commonly not considered appropriate for public viewing.  Included in this exhibition are paintings, photographs and sculptures by Milton Avery, Willem de Kooning, David Hockney, Steven Klein, Eric Fischl, Larry Rivers, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Michael Dweck, William King, Adam Handler, Adam Miller, Ashley Maxwell, Tyler Pilote, Peter Buchman and Jessica Lichtenstein among others.

Exhibition runs February 15 – March 10, 2014

To see the full details click here


By Belinda Chun
Published: January 20, 2014

Cat Art Show – Los Angeles, USA


Gallery House selected artists include Anita Kunz and Ray Caesar along side Tracey Emin, Shepard Fairey and Jonathan Yeo as part of the Cat Art Show. On Saturday, January 25th,  2014, Cat Art Show will debut with over 50  globally recognized artists.  This exhibition is both a meditation and a celebration of the feline form–beyond heralding felines as domesticated companion, and instead explores their role as muse and inspiration.

Cat Art Show Los Angeles will be the largest exhibition of cat inspired artwork for sale ever exhibited. Partners include 101/Exhibit, PicMonkey, and The Walker Arts Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival, who will provide the video portion of the exhibition, showcasing cat video vignettes from this year’s fest as well as teasing what’s in store for 2014. All artwork will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Stray Cat Alliance of Los Angeles.

Cat Art Show Los Angeles is the inaugural show by journalist Susan Michals, who has written for many publications including The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post and GalleristNY.

Unified in subject matter, this group exhibition features the interpretations of cats by artists Alan Aldridge, Anita Kunz, Antony Micallef, Bovey Lee, Brandon Boyd, Britt Ehringer, Buff Monster, Christian Guémy (C215), Charlotte Dumas, Christian Furr, Clayton Brothers, Dana Veraldi, Daniel Maidman, FAILE, Frank Stefanko, Gary Baseman, Guy Denning, Heather Mattoon, HUSH, Ingrid Allen, Jamie Fales, Jenny Parks, Jonathan Gent, Jonathan Yeo, Joshua Petker, JOW, Justin Bower, Justin Mortimer, Katherine Streeter, Kathleen Melian, Ken Solomon, Kevin Earl Taylor, Kimberly Brooks, Larissa Bates, Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, Liz Markus, Luke Chueh, Ly Quan, Marc Dennis, Marion Peck, Martin Eder, Mattia Biagi, Melinda Lerner, Mercedes Helnwein, Misako Inaoka, Michael Wolf, Natalia Fabia, Nicholas Chistiakov, Nicholas Bowers,  Noel Fielding, Paul Sahre, Rachel Schlueter, Ray Caesar, Rebecca Urias, Rob Reger, Robert Standish, Ryan Metke, Sage Vaughn, Scott Stulen, Steve Schapiro, Tim Biskup, Tracey Emin, Vera Iliatova.

By Belinda Chun
Published: January 19, 2014

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