For the last twenty plus years Fernanda Faria has been a staple in the Toronto art community. Since 1990 she has been the proprietor of Akau Framing & Art, a highly regarded framing shop that has been providing quality service to both artists and art lovers alike. Her vocation as an art framer has facilitated, perhaps even fueled, her passion to trade and collect art, her care and appreciation for art is evident in both practices.

This prolific collection – not even she knows exactly how many works she owns – represents a unique and highly personal perspective on the history of the Toronto art scene since the late 1980’s, a history which Faria herself has contributed to through her dedicated support as a collector.

Art Spin is excited to present a selection of works from this collection, many of which are on view to the public for the first time, from Thursday July 25th until Sunday July 28th at 1093 Queen St. W. (just west of Dovercourt). Don’t miss this rare opportunity, as this exhibition will be on display for four days only.

Opening reception Thursday, July 25th 7pm – 1am

Exhibition runs from July 26th until 28th, from 12pm to 7pm.

Come on Saturday July 27th at 3pm for a special talk on the topic of private art collections, followed by a guided tour led by Fernanda Faria herself of some of the works in this exhibition.

Some of the artists whose works will be on display include:

Stephen Andrew, Daniel Barrow, Shary Boyle, Max Dean, Catherine Heard, Karen Henderson, Hanna Hur, Wanda Koop, Micah Lexier, Jed Lind, Howard Lonn, Ken Nicol, Noel Middleton,Julie Moon, Finn O’Hara, Ben Reeves, Derek Sullivan, Jacob Whibley.

Julie MoonThree Legs9 x 13 x 12 in. Limogues Porcelain 2011

Three Legs by Julie Moon

Noel MiddletonJaga's Strand16 ft long. Wood, Mixed Media. 2009

Jaga’s Strand by Noel Middleton