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An Ordinary Aspect

June 2011

Group Exhibition in Columbus Centre - Toronto

Curated by Gary Roy


901 Lawrence Ave. W

Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3

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Parable of the Body

May 2011

Solo Exhibition in Hradec Kralove Czech Republic


Exhibition in Hradec Kralove

Czech version

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Czech in bigger size




When the Blind lead the Blind

March 2009

Solo Exhibition in Loop Gallery - Toronto

From the Recent Exhibition

Opening Reception

PDF Press Release

Loop Gallery

This Exhibition is together with the exhibition of Maureen Paxton titled Little Babel


Face Forward

Group Exhibition

September 12 -November 9, 2008

Contemporary Portraiture: Curators Choice

Curated by Katerina Atanassova

Varley Gallery - Unionville


Art at the St. James Cathedral

March 14 - March 22, 2008

65 Church St. (at King St.), Toronto

Maria Gabankova's copy of the Crucifixion panel of the Issenheim Altarpiece

View from the Cathedral

Detail of copy of Grünewalds famous painting in Colmar (France)

Art at the Cathedral
Maria Gabankova
Copy of the Crucifixion panel of the Issenheim Altarpiece

On display (March 14-22, 2008) is a painting by Maria Gabankova, artist and associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. The work is a large copy (94"x108") of the Crucifixion panel of the Issenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald which Ms Gabankova travelled to Colmar, Alsace, France to study at the Unterlinden Museum in 2003. She was commissioned by the Biblical Museum of Canada in Vancouver, B.C. to paint a copy of the Crucifixion panel, which she completed in the summer of 2007. The painting has had a profound influence on Ms Gabankova's work and its spiritual content and expressive power relates to the themes of her previous work. It will remain in the Cathedral (at the Baptistry) throughout Holy Week until Holy Saturday.
The original Issenheim Altarpiece is an altarpiece painted by the German artist Matthias Grünewald between 1512 and 1516, It is on display at the Unterlinden Museum at Colmar, Alsace, now in France. By far his greatest, as well as his largest work, it was painted for the Monastery of Saint Anthony in Issenheim near Colmar (then in Germany), which specialized in hospital work. The Antonine monks of the monastery were noted for their treatment of sufferers of skin disease, such as ergotism, symptoms of which are displayed by figures including the crucified Christ in the altarpiece. The iconography of the altarpiece has several unusual elements, derived from closely following the accounts left by Saint Bridget of Sweden of her mystical visions. These have long had a significant influence on art, especially on depictions of the Nativity of Christ. The Crucifixion includes Saint John the Baptist, long dead by Gospel chronology.
More information about St. James' Cathedral is available at:

Labyrinth of the heART

Solo Exhibition in Loop Gallery

January 12-February 3

A selection of drawings and paintings
featured in a recently published book
body broken body redeemed
by Piquant Editions in Great Britain
on Gabankova's Art.


body broken body redeemed

Published by Piquant Editions in Great Britain
on Gabankova's Art.

Details of Book

Press Release in PDF


Good bye Dupont

Closing Exhibition and Moving from Studio on Dupont St.

June-July 2007

Pictures and Exhibition


Between the Word and Flesh

December 3 -24 , 2005

Solo exhibition in Loop - Toronto



Press Release


Lorne Toews (New work exhibited simultaneously at Loop)



Art Canada 5

June 2005

Groop Exhibition -Invitation by Czech Minister of Culture Pavel Dostal

New Town City Hall - Prague, Czech Republic



the body broken

February 1 - March 17, 2005

Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto


the body redeemed

November 11 - December 18, 2004

12 year retrospective of 35 works on the theme of the body and the spiritutal

Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario


Ancaster - Redeemer University College


Speech by Chris Cuthill

Article by Andrea Hansen

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