Thursday, May 12, 2016


By Eva Fydrych

Jake Sherman's First Solo Exhibit
1 - 31 May 2016

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)

TORONTO - Last Friday, Fashion Studio Magazine attended the VIP preview of Jack Sherman's first solo exhibition at Nuvango art gallery. Part of Scotiabank Photography Festival, the event provided a wonderful introduction to Jack's photography work and his international travel to places like Cuba, Vietnam, Thailand, Los Angeles, and more.

I'm New Here exhibition runs until the end of May. Don't miss it! :)

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Jake Sherman talking about his work

Jack Sherman and Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photography work from Cuba and Canada

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Jake Sherman's exhibit, I'm New Here

I’m New Here invites you to experience life through the eyes of Jake Sherman. Sherman and his camera have a natural ability to acclimatize to any city, now having travelled far and wide to bring together street, documentary and conceptual photography. I’m New Here will manifest in large-scale prints and colourful wheatpastes. Nuvango Gallery is thrilled to house this collision of grit and gloss, a reflection of Sherman’s practice and perspective.

Date: May 1 - May 31
Time: 11:00 AM - 8 PM
Location: Nuvango Gallery, 639 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON, M5V 2B7 

About Jake Sherman

Sherman is a born and bred Toronto photographer whose practice combines elements of documentary, street, and conceptual photography to create images that possess a dreamlike quality. He challenges the viewer to look anew at the subjects of his photographs, subjects that might otherwise have been taken for granted.

Photo courtesy of Jake Sherman

Photo courtesy of Jake Sherman

About Nuvango

In 2005 Drew Downs and Jamie Pichora were travelling home together from a friend’s wedding in Kingston and observed how scratched up their iPods, a hot new device at the time, appeared to be. Upon the realization there were limited options for IPod protectors, the duo who had backgrounds in commerce (Drew) and Jamie (mechanical engineering and medical biophysics) respectively, jumped on the opportunity to fill this gap in the market and investigated what it took to create their own line. This was the beginning of GelaSkins, artist-designed covers for smart phones and laptops, and Drew and Jamie’s first foray into print-on-demand manufacturing. 

In 2014, GelaSkins rebranded and changed its name to Nuvango with a goal to build a lifestyle brand focussed on creating a larger community of artists and a wider breadth of new products while keeping art accessibility as part of their core mission. Nuvango grew out of an idea to build a lifestyle brand to help artists promote their work beyond tech accessories, while also providing high quality art accessories for all aspects of life. With the birth of Nuvango came the introduction of home accessories like pillows, apparel as well as the option to purchase original pieces of art. 

Colourful prints - new summer collection available at Nuvango (Photo by Eva Fydrych)

In July 2015, Nuvango launched their flagship retail store on Queen St. West, at the cusp of the art and fashion district. Launching the store meant Nuvango could now bring art accessibility to art lovers in a whole new way. The two-storey shop features Nuvango’s signature fashion and home décor products as part of the GOODS section on the main floor and the second floor is their gallery space is filled with original works of art, installations or exhibits. The products are identified alongside the name of the artists and each piece tells a story whether it’s colourful and abstract, fun and whimsical or graphic animation. The selection process for featuring artists all starts with the team who choose artists based on the theme and the aesthetic of the collection. 

“What sets Nuvango apart is the fact that items are made with art in mind and they are made in-house, in a sustainable way. We hand make each garment, per order, in our vertically integrated studio in Toronto’s junction neighbourhood. Our Goods & Gallery location downtown adds another layer of art accessibility in that you can go and enjoy the art for free, take in the visuals, or purchase a piece and bring a bit of the art home with you”, says Dawn Laing, Director of Communications and Marketing for Nuvango. “Our key strengths lie in our manufacturing capabilities, relationships with artists and a true likeliness of imagery and prints.” 

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

At the gallery Nuvango hosts shows and events focussed around visual, musical and performance arts. They have also hosted business art series for young artists trying to launch a career. “It’s about giving back to the artistic community in unique ways,” says Laing. 

Today Nuvango is comprised of a team of passionate art lovers dedicated to making great products that showcase the work of their favourite global artists. From initial product conception to material sourcing and pattern drafting, to photo-shoots and the final tags and labels being applied, everything is done in-house. At the heart of Nuvango is their love for teaming with great artists to make art more accessible and to create beautiful products to be proud of.


*Special thank you to Nuvango and Storia PR for inviting Fashion Studio Magazine to this event.


  1. Thanks so much for checking out our gallery AND goods! ❤️


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