Artist, Frank Perna, born in Oakville, Ontario in 1960, is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and is currently working out of Toronto, Canada. He is best known for a recent series of paintings concerning international stock exchange floors. Other projects include the Kennedy Subway Station Mural as well as numerous commissions for feature films, TV movies and commercials. Perna has also worked on two large Frank Stella projects. His work has been exhibited in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Florence, Italy. His recent solo shows featured photo realist oil paintings that source photo-journalist imagery from world wide stock exchange floors and focus on microcosms of their blurred activities. His 2005 show at Noho Gallery in Chelsea, NY was supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada.
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UPCOMING EXHIBITION Nuit Blanche Oct 5th
I'm excited to announce I’ll be exhibiting a video installation at Saint Anne’s Church 270 Gladstone For Nuit Blanche Oct 5th, 2019 It's a 2-projector loop with an ambient soundtrack. The combinations of the two videos are virtually infinite as the loop is 10-12 hours. I change the sync every performance. Stay for a few minutes or a few hours.
The location is a beautiful Byzantine Revival style building with domed interior that features early group of seven (JEH Macdonald, Fred Varley and Franklin Carmichael) paintings and I’m honored to show there.
If anyone has time to volunteer, I’m setting up scaffold and screen with grip stands from noon to 7pm Saturday Oct 5th and tearing down 7 to 10 am Sunday Oct 6th. I will have snacks and treats. 416 5883668
Otherwise please just show up and enjoy this installation for as long as you wish. It always changes from one moment to the next.
This church is contemporary art and LGBQT etc. friendly.
Cheers and I hope to see you. It’s the culmination of years of work and it’s effect is like looking at hundreds of my diptych paintings. Frank