ABOUT THE GALLERY

The Navillus Gallery was established in 2011 by two passionate collectors who have been actively involved in the art world for over thirty years. In developing their own collection, they have developed an expansive knowledge of the art market and the forces that drive it. They believe in the power and ability of magnificent artworks to energize a space, enlighten the viewer and enrich the quality of life.

The gallery's mandate  is to showcase Canadian and International emerging and mid-career artists, focusing on painting and photo based works. We represent a wide range of contemporary artists to suit the needs and desires of both novice and established collectors.

 

SERVICES

At Navillus, we can simplify the collecting process 2016-02-16 11.22.06
with our wide range of services, including:

  • Consultation & Advisory

  • Custom Framing

  • Delivery & Installation

  • Trial Hangs and Art-On-Approval

  • Collections Management Advice

FOR NEW COLLECTORS

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. Navillus Gallery is  devoted to assisting new collectors with the process of building 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.

ABOUT OUR BUILDING

NAVILLUS BUILDING cropThe Los Angeles-based architect Barton Myers designed the 110 Davenport Building in 1985. 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 (sadly replaced by Frank Gehry’s addition), the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as numerous residential and public buildings in Toronto. 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.

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