The Course of an Empire


Danielle Cole: “The Course of an Empire”
at Unlovable Gallery in Toronto
14-24 September 2017

When we have no more oil for cars, we will drag them behind horses so we can keep on riding in them. Our love for cars is so all encompassing that we cherish even the bad ones: the ones with wooden panels, the ones too small to hold our baggage and the ones with seatbelts so feeble they are merely decorative. We name them because we want to cheer them on as they deliver us from place to place: Ruby, Sylvie, Lulu, Mabel and Rusty. This series is the natural extension of our unrelenting love of automobiles–sexy and sturdy, they are the stuff of fantasy.


About Danielle Cole
Danielle Cole creates playful and intriguing collages through an assembly of original vintage graphics. If her work seems familiar, it may be because it can be found on Collective Arts Brewing most recent beer label. Cole also won the 2015 Art Here award and was featured in Kolaj Magazine #16 and in Collage Collective Co.’s book Annual 2016. Following the success of her 2016 show “Clipped Wings” at Gravenfeather Gallery, several of her pieces have found homes in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Cole has spent the last year traveling across the west coast of the USA, as well as visiting Rome and Spain in search of materials and inspiration. Her most recent work, “The Course of an Empire”, has been four years in the making and benefited greatly by the colourful, lush old magazines found in her travels.

(adapted from the artist’s press materials)


Unlovable Gallery
1415 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1Y4 Canada
(416) 532-6669

Monday-Friday, Noon-7PM
Saturday, 11AM-7PM
Sunday, 11AM-5PM


Image: top
by Danielle Cole
analogue collage on wood board

Image: centre
Inspiration Point
by Danielle Cole
limited edition archival print made from analogue collage images resting briefly on a scanner