Good Sport Turns 5!
September 12-26, 2020
In 2015, Good Sport was established as an artists’ studio and exhibition space at 256 Richmond Street thanks to an invitation from artists/bike shop owners Dickson Bou and Jason Hallows of N+1 Cycle. The first members were artists Brad Isaacs, Sophie Quick, Ruth Skinner, and Abby Vincent. As a gallery and studio space that exists for the development and exhibition of emerging artists, Good Sport is entirely member driven as an art collective. Over the past five years, Good Sport has had over twenty members who have each uniquely contributed to the exhibitions, events, and community of the space. Often working behind the scenes, these are the artists who have collaboratively created and cultivated this space. Good Sport turns 5! is a chance to recognize and give space to our members. Sixteen artists - eight current members and eight past members - have contributed their work to this group exhibition.
2020 has been a year of extraordinary challenge and change for many, and Good Sport is no exception. Facing the need to leave our original location, this exhibition marks the opening of what we have affectionately nicknamed ‘New Sport’ - our new location at 402.5 Richmond St. This exhibition is a chance to reflect on these past five years and the dozens of exhibitions, projects, and events that were presented at our first location (now affectionately known as ‘Old Sport’) while we now look forward, at the opportunities that lie ahead.
Megan Arnold, Allison D (Ocean in Space), Jamie Dronyk, Jill Emeny, Andres Garzon, Moira Hayes, Ben Morin, Zane Pate, Faith Patrick, Monica Joy Peeff, Allyson Proulx (lefty smudges), Joanna Skiba, Ruth Skinner, Shannon Taylor-Jones, Abby Vincent, and Kris Web
Curated by Shannon Taylor-Jones
Safety and accessibility information:
Good Sport is located on the second floor and is only accessible by stairs. Only two visitors will be permitted in the gallery at a time and masks must be worn by all visitors. Hand sanitizer will be available. The gallery will be open Saturdays from 12-4pm and by appointment.