The Rejects – The Ossington Art Alternative to TOAE

If you were feeling artsy this weekend in Toronto there was lots to do. We had Afrofest, the Fringe, and many other events. If you were into visual arts you’d probably want to hit up the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

But you didn’t have to go all the way downtown. Here on Ossington we got a mini version of the exhibition hosted by the folks at Lennox Contemporary called The Rejects – Salon des Refuses. This was a place where those who got turned down to show and sell at the big outdoor exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square got to show off their work in a smaller, more intimate setting.

We stopped by and visited them and checked out the work of a few up-and-coming artists.We talked to Venus Lukic who told us she had applied for the show, and was turned down, but brought her rejection letter to the people at Lennox and got a chance to show there.

We also saw work by Thomas Hendry, Bill Philipovic, and Ben Stansfield, among many others.

A nice way to spend an Sunday afternoon.