April 30, 2015
by Canadian Architect
In a movement to support the Canadian arts community, creative innovator and business guru Andrew Bockner of the internationally known luxury outdoor furniture retailer Andrew Richard Designs will host its first of many artist showcases this weekend, from May 8-10, 2015 in his newly expanded showroom.
Canadian artist and renowned painter Samara Shuter will join Andrew on the new gallery space as partner and curator as well as the artist exhibitor in the new space. Building upon her earlier work, Shuter’s Getting to Know You exhibit will support Ignite the Spark Fund and the Children¹s Aid Foundation with her newest collection of large-scale work featuring bold colours, sophisticated linework and striking figurative renderings paying homage to ubiquitous menswear and the beauty of a perfectly tailored suit.
Attracted to symmetry and elegance, Shuter identifies the suit as the most impactful, yet basic uniform and explores its association with male dominance and societal pressure. Originally a Montreal native now living and working in Toronto, Shuter is a self-taught artist whose work has been showcased at the Rockefeller Center in New York City and at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She has also collaborated on special projects with Facebook, Timberland Shoes and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).