At Navillus Gallery, we want to share art’s ability to challenge, energize and inspire your lives. The gallery represents emerging artists just beginning their careers, as well as the work of top-selling artists from the centers of the contemporary art world: New York, London, and Paris. The gallery is housed in a Post Modern masterpiece designed by Los Angeles-based architect Barton Myers. The building, located at 110 Davenport Road, Toronto, Canada, is open to the public for the first time in over twenty years.
Art, at its most rudimentary level, can make a commonplace environment extraordinary. It can quickly become quite a powerful influence for a collector. In our profoundly material modern culture, possessions help us forge our identities and allow us to understand ourselves in terms of things we are surrounded with. Objects essentially allow us to reconstitute ourselves, highlighting our finest attributes. Living with paintings that remind us of our better selves can be uplifting and inspiring. The Navillus Gallery is devoted to assisting new collectors with the process of forging a collection. We can offer advice on how to document and maintain a collection, how to store artworks, and to safely light and display them in a home. We can also provide information about the range and quality of the professionals often necessary for developing a collection, including insurance companies and conservationists. Access to a volume of information will assist you in assembling a collection of the best possible quality artwork.
Navillus offers custom framing solutions, assists with the installation of artworks, and provides design consultation services.
The Los Angeles-based architect Barton Myers designed the 110 Davenport Building in 1991. The building is an icon of Myers’ distinctive Post Modern lexicon. Myers moved to Toronto to form the partnership Diamond & Myers, after studying at Cambridge and the University of Pennsylvania. He has had a significant impact on this city, designing major cultural buildings including the AGO (replaced by Frank Gehry’s addition), the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as residential and public buildings such as the CBC Center. He received the first Toronto Arts Award for Architecture, the Gold Medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and a Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects.