Abstract art

meets Canadian folklore in this new series of paintings by artist Scott Soares.

HOSER: new abstract art by Scott Soares

Abstract landscapes, vibrant colours and paint with lots of texture

The RUN Gallery’s newest exhibition is called ‘Hoser’ and it introduces us to a new artist: Scott Soares, a painter based in Toronto. Soares’ first solo show at The RUN Gallery consists of a series of abstract paintings which the artist completed from 2018 to 2022. They use a variety of techniques, including oil, acrylic and spray paint and most are painted on canvas. Some of them are almost 3ft by 3ft large or even larger.

Landscapes appear to be some of Soares’ motifs, and we are wondering if they are real or imaginary landscapes. We love the contrast between light and dark areas in these works, the various whimsical shapes and the visible streaks of paint that create such interesting textures. These powerful & captivating works of art are still available for sale until the show’s closing on Tuesday, July 26. Go see them up close for yourself before they are gone.

RUN stands for “Radically Underestimated Narratives”, by the way. Curator James Hewitt opened this Junction-area gallery showroom in 2020. The gallery’s main focus is showcasing works by contemporary, mid-career artists. From the curator:

“Scott’s take on a whimsical Canadian Mythology through shape, colour field and abstract interplay of forms acts as a reflection of a personal narrative; a tale woven richly with both trauma and survival.”


Exhibition poster for Hoser. Logo of The Run Gallery. Artwork by Scott Soares featuring a deep blue river and a hill in shades of yellow, red, brown and white on the shore to the right. Description reads: Scott Soares, July 12 - July 26, 2022, *Reception July 14th, 5-10PM, The Run Gallery, 514A Annette Street, Toronto. @scottsoares.studio, @positivelightss, Mon - Sat 12-6PM.
Event details

Hosted by: The RUN Gallery

Type of event: Solo exhibition

Featured artist: Scott Soares

Date: July 12 to Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Time: Mon-Sat, 12pm to 6pm EDT or by appointment.

Cost: free

Location: 514a Annette Street, Toronto, ON, M6P 1S3

Contact Details: The RUN Gallery, www.therungallery.com, (437) 991-2635 (James Hewitt), therungallery@gmail.com