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Cataract: New works by Julia Dickens and Greg Zenha

@ The White House Studio Project
277.5 Augusta Ave.

Vernissage: July 15th, 7pm.
Gallery Open: July 16th and 17th, 1 – 5pm.

1) an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural
lens of the eye
2) a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice.

This exhibition of recent work from Julia Dickens and Greg Zenha, consists of drawings, paintings, photography and film, and initially began as a reunion of two friends. Developed as a means of individually documenting memory and personal experiences, the artists found a common dialogue within their ideas: a sense of frustration but also humour, a break down of significant events, the emotional cataract that follows, and the desire to create meaning of those events in hindsight.

The mirror that Greg and Julia hold up to each other reflects three thresholds. Initiating a conversation between the two artists but also with the viewer. The ambiguity of these three images triggers an emotional memory, ideally exposing the viewer to something within themselves and their own experiences.

Julia Dickens is currently completing a BA in Illustration with minors in Printmaking and Painting & Drawing. She is a former board member at the White House Studio Project, and has shown work in various group shows in Toronto and Ottawa.

Greg Zenha is a graduate of the School of Photographic Arts in Ottawa, specializing in large format film photography. He currently lives and has his studio in Montreal, Canada. This is Greg’s first Toronto exhibition, and Greg and Julia’s first time exhibiting work together.”

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Crowded House

A show curated by Whitehouse member Julia Dickens and Andrew Mackay Runs August 16th to August 29th


A collective group exhibition of Toronto and non Toronto – based artists and Illustrators, curated by artists Andrew McKay and Julia Dickens.
Works by the following artists:

Dietrich Rostek (Montreal/Ottawa) http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainrosteck/

Kirsten McCrea (Montreal) http://www.hellokirsten.com/

Andy Borehol (Kitchener/Ottawa) http://thedissatisfactory.blogspot.com/

Graham Robinson (Toronto/Ottawa) http://www.beastwrong.blogspot.com

Ceilidh Stidwill (Toronto/Montreal) http://ceilidhstidwill.blogspot.com/

Julia Dickens (Toronto/Ottawa) http://juliadickens.blogspot.com/

Vanessa Black (Vancouver/Ottawa) http://vanessablack.wordpress.com/

Sherry Garcia (Ottawa) http://www.myspace.com/sherrygarciaart

Theo Pelmus (Ottawa)

Opening show:
7 pm to 11 pm at the Baitshop Gallery


Not in the clamour of the crowded street,
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
–HW Longfellow

When we first embarked on this project, we had decided to produce a
series of portraiture early on, all of us in some way dealing with the
human form, ranging from highly realistic to the surreal. As
we set to work, it admittedly wasn’t until some time later that we
came to the conclusion that through working alone in our studios, we
were building a mass work that would integrate our individual
capacities into a new and complete whole.

Presented here is a collection of portraits from nine artists working
across Canada. The individual faces depicted in the works shown here
as a single collection, are a more or less accurate representation of
‘the crowd.’ As is the case with actual crowds this exhibition may
appear welcoming or hostile, a number of individuals together, or the
teeming throngs of the faceless. The crowd and it’s representation
here may attract or repulse the viewer–perhaps both
simultaneously–leading one to consider what is the individual’s role
in, and response to finding one’s self in the midst of other

Essentially ‘Crowded House’ is a reappraisal of crowds and the
conception of such. The ways the mass exert force on the individual;
the nature of individuality and collectivity; and ultimately,
the ways in which the one exerts a force in directing the collective.

Thank you,

Julia Dickens & Andrew McKay

(((((((GHOST HOLE)))))))

poster by Jesjit Gill

Curated by Vanessa Rieger.

Ghost Holes are an unexplainable phenomena that
occur in areas of high paranormal activity. They
can be found in attics, alley ways, under bridges
or under beds. When the veil between worlds is
thinnest, these otherwise dark and lonely places
become activated and transformed. Mysterious
ghosts and supernatural entities have been recorded
opening doorways that can lead into other worlds,
other times and other dimensions.

Ghost Hole at the White House is a temporary portal
open to all souls to investigate

377 Lansdowne, Toronto, ON
8 pm – 2 am.



NEW Free Drawings #6 will be unleashed!
NEW Halo Halo tape will be released from its mortal coil!

Contributing Artists:

Nicole Torok
Ariel Adele Glenesk
Jonny Wheeldon
Brette Gabel
Laura Curley
Katie Bowes
dAeve Fellows
Brandon Dalmer
Jesjit Gill
Yuula Benivolski
Xenia Benivolski
Vanessa Rieger
Adam Cowan
David Hanes
Julia Dickens
Robert Dayton
Eric Jackson
Laura McCoy
Tarp Ghost

Bands start at 10pm.


This, our fourth quarterly Exhibition will culminate a year in the current White House location.
We will be moving in December – please visit with this amazing house before we leave.



In relation to our submission to the Aviva Community Fund. Please vote for us – only a couple of days left!


August 29, 2009. 7 pm

A quarterly Exhibition by Current Residents and Guest performers at the White House:

Victoria Cowan
Vanessa Rieger
Christy Kunitzky
Jonny Wheeldon
Andrew Zuckerman
Brandon A. Dalmer
Emily Cook
Donna Irvine
Megan Speers
Cameron Lee
Sara Titanic
Drew Belsky
Tomas Del Balso
Julia Dickens
Dan Rocca
Xenia Benivolski
Gwyneth Fischer
Aaron Li-Hill
Adam Bradley
Adam Cowan
Margaret Jean Broughton
Abena Asomaning


Tim Comrie

Carl W. Heindl

The CN tower liquidation

Matt Davey

Elizabeth Infante

Yuula Benivolski


377 lansdowne Avenue, Toronto, ON.