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Jim Hake Harder Faster
 Jan 8 - Jan 27, 2010
Commentary  by Julie Oakes


Headbones Award 2009
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2nd most votes received
Aleks Bartosik
3rd most votes received
Scott P. Ellis
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Cesar Forero
Home & Jungle
Performances & Installation
Jan 29 & 30 - Feb 14, 2010
Tong, Castillo, Jerezano,  Johnson, McCloskey, Segan, Salazar & Taylor
Feb 19 - March 14, 2010
Pulled (A Print Show)
Mar 19 - Apr 4, 2010
Michaele Jordana Berman
Cyborg - The Human Condition
Apr 8 - Apr 24, 2010



Jim Hake, a sculptor whose work is well known in Italy where he spent eleven years, will present his work for the first time in Toronto at Headbones Gallery, January 8 to 27.

Itís more than manipulating the space and itís also more than repetition that ties together the overall oeuvre of Jim Hakeís work - although both of these components are ties that bind the diverse imagery together. Multiple meanings from multiple objects are illustrated perceptively.

The exhibition will occupy the gallery space with a large personality. Hake within all of the pieces has inserted another powerful lifeline Ė that of the lightness of being, humour, play and a joy derived from the bounty of existence.

Harder and Faster.  Hake is working in Canada now and his work is working. We get it and it spurs us to spur him on Ė harder, faster! This is exciting work.

 Jim Hake Bio:

Jim Hake received his BFA in sculpture at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. During this period he also studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts. For the following two years, Hake worked as an artist in residence at Millersville University, Pennsylvania and The Carving Studio, Vermont. He received his MA in sculpture at the California State University, Sacramento in 1994 and a MFA in sculpture at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington in 1996.

After graduation, Hake moved to Turin Italy and became an Italian citizen where he began his career as a professional sculptor and teacher. Although his work is dominated by clay and porcelain, he works with a variety of materials including wood, metal, plaster and glass.

 Before moving to Toronto in 2008, Jim Hake has shown his work extensively throughout Italy and Europe, in particular, Milan, Bologna, Venice, Lugano, Stockholm, and London.


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