Salon 44 Online – A fundraiser for Gallery 44


Celia Perrin Sidarrous, Fluted forms, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Bradley Ertaskiran

Salon 44 Online – A fundraiser for Gallery 44

March 4 – 20, 2021

Gallery 44’s annual fundraising exhibition in support of our education and exhibition programs will be moving online! Representing the best in Canadian photography, Salon 44 brings together an incredible collection of over 60 established and emerging artists with works priced for both new and seasoned collectors alike. Salon 44 is co-chaired by Tatum Dooley and Maegan Broadhurst.

Salon 44 will launch at on March 4 at Midnight. Check back regularly for artwork updates.

Participating artists include:

Steven Beckly, Brendan George Ko, Brian St. Denis, Camille Rojas, Aaron Jones, Carole Conde + Karl Beveridge, Danielle Goshay, Jennifer Murphy, Darren Rigo, Elisabeth Belliveau, Eric Garsonnin, Eve Tagny, Farihah Aliyah Shah, Fehn Foss, Fred Lum, Holly Chang, Jackson Klie, jamie campbell, Justin Aranha, Kotama Bouabane, Leila Fatemi, Maggie Groat, Mark Sommerfeld, Michelle Bui, Mike Goldby, Nam Phi Dang, Ruth Kaplan, Shannon Garden-Smith, Shellie Zhang, Jocelyn Reynolds, Oliver Husain, Alex Kisilevich, Zile Liepins, Jorian Charlton, Elise Rasmussen, Sophia Oppel, Holly Chang, Samuel De Lange, Bidemi Oloyede, sarah bodri, Karen Kraven, Juan Ortiz-Apuy


Maggie Groat, rise > ease > deeply, Inkjet print of found paper on found archival board, 2020.

Open Edition

We are delighted to present Salon 44’s first Open Edition by artist Maggie Groat. The Open Edition is on sale now and will be available for purchase through March 20. To purchase the unframed edition click here.

rise > ease > deeply is part of an ongoing study into imperfect symmetries, patterning and the possible utilities of images. Composed with found and modified photographs taken from the margins of 20th century printed matter, and through the process of decontextualizing, fragmenting and halving, a proposal, a map, a power-filled composition emerges. This work carries the energies and associations of the fragmented, but transforms through its orbital relations and compilation into a collection that resists categorization. The double, a shadow, tethers, rituals, way-finding, spectrums, twinning, cycling, fragmentation, pollination, fertility, the relationship between the astronomical and the terrestrial, visible and invisible marks, folding and unfolding, attraction, alternative utility, are some of the fragmented and interconnected ideas and preoccupations that orbit the compositions in this ongoing study.

Maggie Groat is an image and object maker who utilizes a range of media to interrogate methodologies of collage, salvage practices and site-specificity. Her current research surrounds responsiveness to shifting territories, decolonial methodologies, caregiving, gardens, slowness, margins, alternative utilities, Indigenous Futurisms, and the transformative potentials of found and ritual materials. She is a Visual Studies Lecturer at the University of Toronto and currently lives with her partner and three children in Niagara on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Chonnonton, and Anishnaabeg.

Online Programming

Online Shopping: what it means to be a collector in the digital age
Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00PM
An online panel moderated by Tatum Dooley in conversation with Alex McLeod, Vanessa Runions and Robyn Zolnai.

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Collage as Collection
Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:00PM
PWYC online workshop with instructor Maggie Groat

Salon 44 is an essential fundraiser for Gallery 44. As a registered charity, supporters help us deliver vital exhibitions and educational programming, and provide affordable production facilities for artists. Specifically, proceeds from Salon 44 go towards our award-winning educational program OUTREACH, an initiative that provides underserved youth with opportunities to learn about the power of photography through hands-on workshops.


Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a charitable, non-profit, artist-run centre committed to supporting multi-faceted approaches to photography and lens-based media. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of artistic practice, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for meaningful reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography.

Gallery 44 is committed to programs that reflect the continuously changing definition of photography by presenting a wide range of practices that engage timely and critical explorations of the medium. Through exhibitions, public engagement, education programs and production facilities our objective is to explore the artistic, cultural, historic, social and political implications of the image in our ever-expanding visual world.

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
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Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
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Maegan Broadhurst
Head of Communications and Development