I am here are you | April 6 – May 1, 2024

Double Solo Show | Gallery House
I am here are you | Opening April 5 Artists’ in Attendance from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The exhibition runs from April 6 – May 1, with Gallery Hours 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Guest Artist: Martin Murphy
Gallery House | Toronto Canada

About Martin Murphy
Martin Murphy is a Canadian artist working out of Toronto and Vancouver. His large oil on canvas paintings evoke a timeless traditional look and feel, focusing on the human figure. His figure work focuses on texture, anatomy, and realism, which has been influenced by his background in professional dance and visual effects for film. Martin is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

About the Exhibition | Martin Murphy
Gallery House is thrilled to announce the unveiling of Murphy’s latest series of works, showcasing a captivating exploration of the human figure. In this collection, Murphy demonstrates his remarkable versatility, alternating between compositions that pare down backgrounds to intensify focus on the figure, and others that immerse the subject in dynamic movements, depicted through swirling fabrics or the graceful dance of koi fish.

Murphy’s distinctive signature style shines through in every work–the bordering of hyperrealistic work coupled with a deftly applied painterly touch over many layers of thinly laid down paint, creates a mesmerizing tension between realism and expressionism.

Delving into his creative process reveals Murphy’s meticulous attention to detail captured through many different forms of processes before arriving at the final work on canvas or panel. This includes research, AI, live model and others.  Murphy painstakingly captures the intricacies of skin and form on delicately layered surfaces. In his latest works, Murphy seamlessly integrates fabric and movement, adding an additional dimension to his exploration of the human form.

Titled “I am here are you,” this body of work invites viewers to contemplate the nuances of time, place, and the human presence. Each piece serves as a reflection on the intersection of identity and existence, inviting viewers to engage in a dialogue with the figures portrayed.

Double Solo Show | Gallery House
I am here are you | Opening April 5 Artists’ in Attendance from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The exhibition runs from April 6 – May 1, with Gallery Hours 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Guest Artist: Steven Schmid
Gallery House | Toronto Canada

About Steven Schmid
Steven Schmid is a Bahamian interdisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of masculinity and otherness through painting, collage and assemblage. Adopting Hip-Hop production and sampling as a visual practice, Schmid’s current research explores how laughter, humour and play can imagine more expansive representations of Bahamian masculinity and individualism. He has exhibited in several galleries and fairs including Gallery House in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, TERN Gallery in Nassau, The Bahamas, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and SCOPE Art Fair in Miami, Florida, United States. Schmid received his BFA in Film, Video and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2016 and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design from Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2022. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

About the Exhibition | Steven Schmid
Gallery House is proud to unveil Schmid’s latest collection of original works entitled “I am here are you” featuring eight captivating pieces that intricately explore the passage of time and the multifaceted nature of masculinity.

Each work in this collection is a masterful blend of collected paper materials, including imprinted receipts, fragments of art, and various ephemera, meticulously combined to create a textured canvas created by the artist by hand that serves as the backdrop for digitally mastered images. These images, derived from personal events and memories, are further enhanced by the artist’s hand, as layers of paint are delicately applied to evoke emotions and narratives.

“I am here are you” is a visual journey transcending conventional art forms, offering viewers a glimpse into the artist’s evolution and exploration of masculinity. Combined with the artist’s visual diary of life events embedded/hidden within the work’s imagery.  Through each stroke and layer, the collection celebrates the complexity of masculinity, embracing moments of laughter and vulnerability. The resulting artworks are poignant reflections of the artist’s place and time, personal growth and self-discovery.


Gallery House is unlike any commercial gallery in the world. We deliberately partner with commercial galleries and work with curators at institutions on behalf of our artists. We have garnered attention from some of the top institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art – New York, Bristol Arts Museum – United Kingdom and numerous partnered galleries in over fifteen countries and growing.

Gallery House artists assume an ambitious presence at the following art fairs each year: Art Toronto, Hamptons Art Market, AAF Battersea, AAF Hampstead, AAF Amsterdam, Art Amsterdam, Scope Miami, Art Belgium, Art Stage Singapore, Art Fair Tokyo and more.