Art & Exhibits
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Urban Gallery 400 Queen Street East, Toronto ON
Allen Shugar is a gay artist who was born in Toronto and has made Toronto his home. He first studied painting in oils as a teenager and later moved to Chicago to study graphic design at The Institute of Design IIT, once known as the New Bauhaus. His love of the creative process has lead him to explore many avenues and he has worked professionally in graphic design, jewellery design, illustration and reverse painting on glass. For his most personal expression, he has always returned to his favourite medium - oil on canvas. His work has been seen at many venues throughout the city. His reverse painted glass is a permanent part of the decor of Byzantium Restaurant and his oil paintings have been seen in group shows at the Leonardo Gallery, Davies Howe Partners as well as a solo show at the Blue Dot Gallery in the Distillery District.