We first came across artist Javid’s work during the first installation of the SUPAFRIK pop-up at Hotshot which was located next door to home-gallery workspace in Kensington Market. Inspired by Sufi Islam and drawing from Arabic calligraphy and Javid’s grafitti and mural-painting background, ‘Alaama is a layered exploration of feminine divinity. We were privileged to see a few samples of what he is working last weekend and to hear about his ideas for a truly immersive opening night experience. ‘ALAAMA (SHE KNOWS) opens this Thursday at 185 Augusta Ave, Kensington Market, Toronto. More details after the jump.
Click on the video above for a brief introduction to Javid’s work as a visual artist and an emerging architect, created by Char Loro for IN THE CUT.
Thursday, August 23rd from 7-10pm; no cover; complementary alcoholic beverages and snacks
Friday Aug 24th – Wednesday Aug 30th, 2-8pm
Friday Aug 31, 8pm til late; PWYC cover; cash bar
185Augusta is a studio-gallery-home shared by visual artists Javid (JAH) and Moses Kofi. The creative space is a hub for a number of mixed media artists working in grassroots design and production in Toronto, providing a relaxed environment where conversation, creation and presentation originate at any given moment. The space features photography, painting and furniture designed by the resident artists, functioning as a gallery and party venue with permanent and temporary installations.