Don't Go Unspoken
Solo Exhibition of work by Jega Delisca
Co-presented with Whippersnapper Gallery
April 22 - May 22, 2021
Part of a new series First Date, showcasing emerging GTA-based 2SLGBTQ+ artists in a solo exhibition.
Our inaugural First Date exhibition will feature the work of Scarborough-based artist, Jega Delisca, in the exhibition Don’t Go Unspoken. Don’t Go Unspoken will take place both online on the Glory Hole Gallery website and in-person at Whippersnapper Gallery, with limited, and scheduled viewing, and in-person viewing from the window on Dundas Street.
Don’t Go Unspoken will also involve an online gouache painting workshop and artist talk by Jega Delisca that will be free to the public on Saturday May 8th, 2021. Stay tuned to Whippersnapper Gallery website and Glory Hole Gallery for ongoing updates!
First Date, Don’t Go Unspoken, and Jega Delisca’s artist talk and gouache workshop has been generously funded by the Community One Foundation Rainbow Grants for LGBTQ+ artists and collectives.
Artist Statement About Don’t Go Unspoken By Jega Delisca:
I started painting to deal with the loss of my closest friend Elisha, and I don’t think I could’ve imagined that this grief would offer so much to explore. Elisha in many ways was the co-author to my life up until now, and in the chasm her death left behind, this whole new identity is forming. I’ve been obsessed with looking back and reflecting on the person I was before her and the person I’m becoming after her.
Don’t Go Unspoken is a collection of work reflecting on grief, friendship and childhood. These paintings illuminate the intimate moments between my three close friends, the joys of coming to age with and how and moving forward with grief.
About The Artist:
Jega Delisca is an emerging queer Haitian-American Toronto–based painter. His work explores the intimate relationships between him and his community, with close friends, and family his primary subjects.
PEEP/SHOW - BRITTNEY APPLEBY
Co-presented with Whippersnapper Gallery
January 12 - February 12, 2021
594 Dundas St.W
Watch the artist talk and screening here.
Glory Hole Gallery, in partnership with Whippersnapper Gallery, is pleased to present our first exhibition of 2021! Moving into the future of Glory Hole Gallery programming, we are excited to offer a series of exhibitions by 2SLGBTQ+ artists installed at Whippersnapper Gallery, until May 2021.
Peep/Show is a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Brittney Appleby, who is based on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations, otherwise known as Vancouver, BC. Peep/Show features the short film “Paris Model,” with additional stills from the film available for viewing in person at Whippersnapper Gallery. Peep/Show will be available for viewing at the Whippersnapper Gallery from Monday, January 12th 2021-February 12th 2021, and online at from Janaury 11th-February 12th 2021.
Brittney Appleby (She/They) is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker living on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations, otherwise known as
Vancouver, BC. Appleby holds a Diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College and will be graduating with their BFA majoring in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Spring 2021. Their primary focus is in analogue film and photography, as well
as performance and installation. Some of the themes they explore in their work are the body, trauma, memory and nostalgia. Appleby is most inspired by the materiality of analogue practices and incorporates their background in painting, drawing and
printmaking into experimental filmmaking.
Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, viewing of Peep/Show will have limited viewing hours. Please stay tuned to the exhibition page on both www.whippersnappergallery.ca and www.gloryhole-gallery.com for updates on gallery hours.
Glory Hole Gallery + Whippersnapper Gallery
Glory Hole Gallery is happy to announce we will be expanding from our original miniature exhibiting format! For the next five months we will be hosting a series of exhibitions in the Whippersnapper Gallery space featuring 2SLGBTQ+ artists from Toronto, and from across what is known as Canada. Stay tuned to and for announcements about upcoming exhibitions and featured artists!
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and health and safety concerns, there will be limitations to in-person viewing of these exhibitions. Please stay tuned to the exhibition pages for details regarding exhibition viewing.