ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Thomas Ruff - Art Gallery of Ontario - April 30th 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Thomas Ruff: Object Relations</em></strong> brings together close to 40 large scale works by the renowned German photographer. Working with found and collected images, Ruff manipulates them in a range of ways &ndash; cropping, enlarging and retouching, among others.&nbsp;Not only are the resulting works often grander or more mysterious in form, they also highlight the act of photography itself and its ability to transform and direct what we see. Curated by Sophie Hackett, the AGO&rsquo;s associate curator of photography, this exhibition will feature works from Ruff&rsquo;s ongoing series <em>Phg</em> (Photograms, 2012 &ndash; ongoing) and <em>Negative</em> (2014 &ndash; ongoing) as well as his acclaimed series <em>Sterne </em>(1989 &ndash; 1992), <em>Zeitungsfotos</em> (1990 &ndash; 1991) and<em> Maschinen</em> (2003). Reflecting Ruff&rsquo;s own deep engagement with the history of photography, these images will be accompanied by selections from Ruff&rsquo;s extensive personal collection of photographic materials. <strong><em>Thomas Ruff: Object Relations</em></strong>is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and presented in partnership with <strong>Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.</strong></p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:23:25 +0000 - Art Metropole - April 30th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Jesse Harris presents <strong><em>Pop Up</em></strong> at the store Art Metropole, incorporated in 1974.<br /> <strong>Join us and the artist at our reception-themed closing party, Saturday April 30, 4-6 pm.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jesse Harris </strong>is a Toronto-based artist. His message-oriented art is a platform for personal politics, direct communication and discussion of the limits to free expression in culture.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:31:42 +0000 Elizabeth McIntosh - Diaz Contemporary - May 5th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:23:27 +0000 Barbara Astman - Corkin Gallery - May 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:14:11 +0000 Barbara Astman - Corkin Gallery - May 6th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" />Corkin Gallery invites you to celebrate Barbara Astman, as we survey her 40 years of photo-based media innovation.</p> <p>Barbara&nbsp;Astman&nbsp;pioneered the artistic use of both&nbsp;analogue&nbsp;and digital reproduction techniques. She is among the first to discover and explore technological practices and concepts--signifiers in contemporary art. Merging technology with the handmade,&nbsp;Astman's&nbsp;practice explores themes&nbsp;<br />of glass ceilings, women's issues, and how media informs current thinking.</p> <p>"Looking: Then and Now" is a Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:01:57 +0000 Group Show - Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art - May 11th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Doors open at&nbsp;6 PM&nbsp;&ndash; Draw at&nbsp;7 PM</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br /></strong>Mercer Union has asked 25 artists to each contribute a work on paper produced in an edition of 5, less than or equal to 20&Prime; x 30&Prime;. That means 125 chances for you to take home a unique work of contemporary art, while supporting Toronto&rsquo;s leading artist-run centre. Purchase a ticket to be guaranteed a work at the event &ndash; ticket numbers will be drawn in random order giving you one minute to select. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages as participants vie for their favourites!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each $175 ticket entitles the holder to one edition, to be selected by numbered draw&nbsp;the night of the event. Improve your chances of getting first pick of your favourite work by purchasing a Collector 3 Pack for $500. All ticket purchasers will have an hour to preview editions on offer before the ticket draw begins.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a title="Buy Tickets" href=";id=ccf2528a6c&amp;e=fe70d70643" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a></p> Sun, 01 May 2016 06:48:01 +0000 Kara Hamilton - Cooper Cole - May 13th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:08:11 +0000 Vikky Alexander - Cooper Cole - May 13th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:08:18 +0000