The Pop-up The Window Gallery is now open at 558 Church Street (Church & Wellesley) and showing What I Did On My Summer Vacation, by Photo alumni Walter Segers. This autobiographical series inspired by real-life travels and wistful make-believe continues Walter’s focus on belonging, gender and identity. The Window Gallery YYZ, managed by ONE Properties and curated by Sonja Sharf, is at the North West corner of Church and Wellesley. This corner will be demolished soon but instead of having it sit empty over the next year(s), a pop-up gallery is supporting local artists.
The exhibition is accessible 24hrs and will continue until March 18th.
Bio: Walter Segers emigrated from Belgium in 1993 and currently lives and works in Toronto. He graduated from the OCAD University in 2008 with honors and received OCAD U’s prestigious M.C. McCain Post Graduate Photography Residency in 2009. He has exhibited his photo-based works at Spin, The John B. Aird Gallery, Propeller, P|M Gallery and the Gladstone art hotel in Toronto. In Ontario he exhibited at Open Studio at Cambrian College in Sudbury and at FHM in Cambridge. His work has been shown internationally at Leslie Lohman Annex Gallery in NYC, Peter Deckers in Belgium, Galerie AMU in Prague and Galerie 12 in Zlín in the Czech Republic. Segers’ work is published in ArtWindsor magazine as well as the online magazines Wondereur, Frank by The Genteel, and Pixie And Rotter. His photo-based works explore issues surrounding gender, sexuality, immigration and identity.