“They often serve as a contrasting philosophy to the hero which signifies the duality of the human psyche.

They serve their philosophical purpose in offering us a glance into the darkest realms of our imaginations.

They satisfy our curiosities of cruelty and selfishness through their stories.

We are a collective group of artists who have chosen to explore our interpretations of the villain.

Because without the villain the hero has no passion.”

The first show I’ve organized was The Villain Show in November ’09 at Sleeping Giant gallery. It was a lot of fun – both for the artists and our audience. The crowd was huge and so positive that there was no doubt in my mind that this should be an annual event in Toronto.

poster design by Laura Harte