Paul Aloisi: IVHUX

Worth Gallery presents IVHUX, a Solo Art Exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Paul Aloisi running May 4 – 21, 2023

Paul Aloisi

Exhibition Dates:
May 4 – 21, 2023
Hours Tues-Fri 2-8pm, Sat/Sun 2-8pm

Public Opening Reception (Artist Present): May 6, 5pm-9pm
Public Artist Talk: May 13, 4-5pm

Worth Gallery
830 Dundas St. W. Toronto ON

WORDS can BUILD us up/TEAR us down

Toronto’s WORTH GALLERY is at it once again, presenting yet another in a continuing series of solo exhibitions featuring visionary Canadian artists. This May 4th to 21st, join us for a truly engaging and thought-provoking exhibition where typography co-exists with architecture. PAUL ALOISI’s “IVHUX” features a collection of the artist’s inter-disciplinary work, assembled and contained in a rare showcase outside of the boundless interventions, permanent public artwork and “moments of art” synonymous with the Toronto-based artist.


Witness a stark deconstruction of the sentence form, the rare component that can provide structure for both urban art (graffiti among them) and mass media (in advertising and social media). Bringing forth powerful representations in work on paper, bas relief, and sculpture, Aloisi utilizes his chosen buttress-like lettering to toy with the distinctions and amalgamations of geometry, form, and prevailing environment. Here, the ambiguity of surface and structure – building and billboard – is featured for your consideration.

Paul Aloisi


I,V,H,U,X, the chosen letter forms/architectural units, flow through the varied works that examine the connection between transitory, coercive media and the structures they adorn. Drawing from the modern elements of social media, Aloisi employs unique algorithmic software to develop some of his formal compositions. The result is a fascinating interplay of the philosophical façade of media, and the physical façades of architecture.

“An ever present perspective in my practice is a criticism of mass media in the built environment, specifically in public social spaces in an urban context.”

The WRITING is on the WALL.

Aloisi’s exhibition, gracing and surrounded by the walls of WORTH GALLERY – itself a vessel of expression and functional form, owned and operated by celebrated Toronto muralist and graffiti virtuoso, Adrian Hayles – offers material years in the making, presented for the first time alongside an exhibit-within-an-exhibit displaying the early materials, concepts and prototypes that crystallized into the works of IVHUX. Beginning May 4th. Worth Gallery, 830 Dundas St W.

Paul Aloisi

About Paul Aloisi

Paul Aloisi is a Canadian born, internationally exhibiting artist who works across and integrates disciplines including sculpture, installation and inter-media abstraction. His recent work has explored human interaction and communication through investigations of public space, architecture, typography and their relationships. His practice involves both permanent public artworks and unsolicited ephemeral interventions to engage the public and stimulate their participation in ‘moments of art’. Aloisi’s studio practice has been complemented by participation in artist residencies; to date he has lived and worked in cities such as Prague, Montreal and Monza, Italy. An experienced group facilitator, Aloisi has engaged in arts education projects with the Luminato Festival, Toronto District School Board and is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University in Toronto.

About Worth Gallery

Worth Gallery is an independent Gallery located near Trinity Bellwoods in the heart of Toronto; we’ve just celebrated our one year anniversary! Our mission is to showcase the best in contemporary street art (and other practices relevant to urban cultures). We strive to create an inclusive environment that allows people of all ages to learn about and exhibit contemporary street art. Our community partners include Tempo Outreach, a not-for-profit organization focused on providing safe usage supplies and hygiene needs to Toronto street residents in lane ways and to educate Street Artists and community members on street safety concerns. We are also partnered with StreetARToronto who’s projects and community of artists have exhibited in the gallery. We also believe in sharing knowledge and techniques through educational workshops and classes including Monday Night Draw, a mainstay in Toronto’s drop-in figure drawing circuit.

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