Upright Stance

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Boxing 2, 2012-2013 Pastel On Paper 8.1/2” X 11” (Unframed) © Courtesy of the artist and Pari Nadimi Gallery
Upright Stance

254 Niagara Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2L8
February 7th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013
Opening: February 7th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Queen West
+1 (416) 591-6464
Wed-Sat 12-5 or by appointment


Pari Nadimi Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Peter Kingstone.

For this exhibition at Pari Nadimi Gallery, Peter Kingstone will present a series of drawings.  Kingstone uses the sweet science of boxing as the starting point for this new drawing project.  Boxing is the purest form of battle—simply of strength, wits and resolve.  The drawings are rendered in simple black pastel to reflect the simplicity of the fight.  The artist is also very interested in the ability of the boxer to ignore their body; to be punched without fear, and the brutality of punching another.  There is desire in the drawing wishing the artist could be a boxer.

Kingstone’s work has been exhibiting across Canada and throughout the United States since 2003.  His signature installation, 100 Stories About My Grandmother has been exhibited in Toronto at TPW (2008), Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland (2009), Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick (2009), Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta (2009), Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2009), Reframe Peterborough International Film Festival, Peterborough (2010).  Kingstone won the Untitled Artist Award in 2005 for his installation The Strange Case of Peter K. (1974-2004).  Kingstone’s exhibitions have often been reviewed by major art critics. Kingstone holds a Philosophy/Cultural Studies Degree from Trent University in Peterborough (1997), and a Masters of Fine Arts from York University, Toronto (2004).