ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/show en-us 40 Ron Martin - Christopher Cutts Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Christopher Cutts Gallery is pleased to present its 15th solo Ron Martin exhibition.<br /> <br /> Martin who has been exhibiting with the gallery since 1991, will present in the north gallery, his third and concluding installation of the All-In-One Paintings/Projections. These works continue Martin’s investigation of the relationship between the art object and its viewer.<br /> <br /> The All-In-One Projections are deconstructed paintings that are then reconfigured into wall depended sculptures. These painted objects, literally reach into the physical realm of the beholder, whom Martin refers to as the “critical subject”.<br /> <br /> In the south gallery Martin has created an installation titled The Most Abstracted. It is composed of numerous steel mesh screens in which paint has been strained. In his exhibition statement he describes that in the late 1990’s he needed some white oil paint and had decided to reconstitute the required pigment from dried out paint. The dried pigment was soaked in a solution and then strained through a square steel mesh, which was pushed hence concaved over a coffee tin. In so doing the required white paint was reclaimed. Martin then took the steel mesh with the remnants of strained paint and pinned it on the wall.<br /> <br /> After more than a decade of looking at this odd artifact, he decided to replicate this process countless times, creating a site-specific installation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Martin states that “ Well in not having ever before seen such an installation work installed in a solo exhibition, I can only, at this point, speculate on what the significance of the work entails. Aside from the fact that this work is the most abstract I have ever produced: my guess is, it may be like some new works of art. In that it takes on the dynamics of being like something that carries inflated thought to the extreme in relation to a form that is unfamiliar. Such pleases me to no end.”</p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:54:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Françoise Sullivan - Corkin Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Blind Scribbles is an exciting and luminous new series of paintings by Françoise Sullivan which continues to explore the gestural abstraction for which she is renowned.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sullivan’s new series of lush paintings revisit automatism in a way which reveals its current relevance. Making a mark or “scribble” with her eyes closed, she builds a painting, filling the canvas with shimmering colours. This is akin “to Borduas saying I make a mark and from there I make a painting” she states. Taken together, the new works visually build upon each other in much the same way that musical notes create a symphony.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each work is, however, individual in its approach. Although the paintings at first glance imply three-dimensionality, they are two luminous fields, one in front of the other. The gestures soar weightlessly over pulsating colour to embrace the viewer.<br /> </p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:32:22 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Mark Adair - loop Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop members Mark Adair entitled The Hungry Throat of the Sea, and Elizabeth D’Agostino entitled Nature Collapse.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Hungry Throat of the Sea is the final installment of Death Dreams a Martini, Adair's decade long project employing miniature charcoal drawings. The new works reveal the fate of Death's Children as they are first taken, then separated, then re-united. Adair has added nearly thirty new drawings to the sixty or so completed between 2004 and 2011. The Hungry Throat of The Sea will also include two new large drawings that will be added to the three previously exhibited at loop in 2011. Adair holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from the University of Victoria. He was active with the Torontoniensis Collective before joining loop in 2004.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join the artists in celebrating the exhibition opening on Saturday, February 2nd from 2-5 PM.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Learn more about Adair and D’Agostino’s work during an artists’ talk with Alex Jansen at loop Gallery on Saturday, February 16th at 2PM</p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:13:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Elizabeth D’Agostino - loop Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by loop members Mark Adair entitled The Hungry Throat of the Sea, and Elizabeth D’Agostino entitled Nature Collapse.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Working with the notion of longing and belonging, D’Agostino’s latest exhibition examines relationships within the natural world inspired by botanical and entomological research. By assembling hybridized forms, objects of curiosity and deliberate combinations of biological imagery, Nature Collapse reflects the integration between form and function within the natural world. D’Agostino is an artist and educator living and working in Toronto. She received her BFA from the University of Windsor and her MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join the artists in celebrating the exhibition opening on Saturday, February 2nd from 2-5 PM.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Learn more about Adair and D’Agostino’s work during an artists’ talk with Alex Jansen at loop Gallery on Saturday, February 16th at 2PM</p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:19:38 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Allen Smutylo - Mira Godard Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/34000/1ggx/20130120125630-pr.JPG" /></p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:01:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Allen Smutylo - Mira Godard Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p><img src="http://dbprng00ikc2j.cloudfront.net/userimages/34000/1ggx/20130120125630-pr.JPG" /></p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:02:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Colin Carney - The Red Head Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Red Head Gallery</strong> is pleased to present <em>DEPARTURE</em>, an exhibition of digital photo-based prints by <a data-cke-saved-href="http://colincarney.com/" href="http://colincarney.com/" target="_blank">Colin Carney</a>. The show runs from January 30th to February 23rd, with an opening reception on Saturday February 2nd, 2 - 4pm.<br /><br />Carneyʼs first solo exhibition at The Red Head Gallery,<em> DEPARTURE</em>, references Di Chiricoʼs 1916 painting “The Melancholy of Departure”. A key feature of Carneyʼs work is his layering of digital photographs. His current series focuses on spaces and circumstances which stage moments of everyday departure. These range from the intimacy of an unmade bed to the anonymity of a vaulted train station. Influenced by Di Chirico's metaphysical paintings, Carney is interested in the underlying meaning ascribed by passing through or leaving these circumstances.<br /><br />Colin Carney is a visual artist based in Guelph, Ontario. His studio practice incorporates digital photography, video, manual printmaking, drawing and painting. He is a member of The Red Head Gallery in Toronto, Ontario and teaches as a sessional studio instructor at Western University in London, Ontario.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:22:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Vadim Dolgov, Pavel Dolgov - Westmount Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:16:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list David R. Harper - Doris McCarthy Gallery - February 6th, 2013 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">David R. Harper is interested in the form and idea of memorials, those markers that formalize links between memory and present experience. Within his works – embroidered prints and taxidermy-based sculptures – he refers to certain periods, modes of craft, and embellishment that articulate peculiar links to an ‘ordered’ natural world. Speaking to the intersections of personal and universal mythologies, gender issues and identity, Harper engages the viewer in a dialogue on the metaphoric weight that the objects present both historically and emotionally.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:40:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Lumir Hladik - John B. Aird Gallery - February 6th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 17 Aug 2013 08:01:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Onsite [at] OCAD U - February 6th, 2013 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Many think of the Internet as a democratic medium with its immediacy and lack of centralized control. In advertising, a radical democratization occasioned by the digital revolution has had important effects: digital advertising has fewer boundaries, lower costs and greater reach than conventional media such as print, radio and television.<br /> <br /> In this context, the exhibition <i>Ads for People</i> focuses on how public service announcements and non-profit campaigns have benefitted dramatically from the Internet’s combination of flexibility and affordability. “Around the world, a fresh model of advertising has emerged allowing additional voices to join the conversations that both develop and reflect our cultural values,” says the exhibition’s curator, Lisa Deanne Smith.<br /> <br /> Campaigns featured in <i>Ads for People</i> include: <i>Your Man Reminder</i>, an app developed by Toronto’s John St. agency to encourage breast cancer awareness; <i>The Girl Epidemic</i>, a YouTube campaign by international agency StrawberryFrog to raise awareness and funds to educate underprivileged girls in India; and the <i>Rivers of Light/</i> <i>Operación Ríos de Luz</i> program developed by Lowe-SSP3 in Bogota as part of a strategy to diminish guerrilla warfare. <i>Ads for People</i> combines traditional media with recent platforms (phone apps; social media) to draw attention to these new voices, their concerns and advertising methods.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:05:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Gardiner Museum - February 7th, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <h3 style="text-align: justify;">A Feature Exhibition Presented by the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the last ten years the Gardiner Museum and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic have partnered to offer an engaging series of Art Therapy groups for women who have experienced violence. Since 2003, clients of the Schlifer Clinic have worked with a professional artist (Susan Low-Beer) and an art therapist (Suzanne Thomson) in the Museum’s clay studios to sculpt their trauma narratives in clay, transforming their pain and reconnecting with their resilience and strength. In 2013 these Art Therapy groups will culminate in a landmark exhibition, <em>Transformation by Fire</em>, designed to raise public awareness about violence against women in a sensitive, informed and compelling way, and to provide accessible and inspiring real life role models for anyone who has either experienced or witnessed violence.</p> <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><br />The Exhibition--February 7 to April 28, 2013</h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Transformation by Fire</em> will take place from February 7 to April 28, 2013 in the George R. Gardiner Exhibition gallery, a large beautiful space (3,500 square feet) usually dedicated to the work of historically significant ceramic art and/or critically acclaimed artists. Coordinated by Rachel Gotlieb, Senior Curator, Gardiner Museum, with the clinical guidance of Lynne Jenkins, Director of Counselling Services at the Schlifer Clinic, the exhibition will be supported by a full schedule of programs (workshops, lectures, tours, and films) that provide greater understanding about the issue of violence against women.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:37:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Melanie Authier - Georgia Scherman Projects - February 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:51:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Ian Alter - Joseph D. Carrier Gallery - February 7th, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:29 PM Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:57:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Sojourner Truth Parsons - Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects - February 7th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;">Katharine Mulherin is pleased to present Seven Songs, an exhibition of new works on paper by Sojourner Truth Parsons at our main space in Toronto from February 7-March 3, 2013.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">"Seven Songs </span>is a nod to the influence of music in my practice. I never work in silence, I always work in song, and derive imagery from music which I probably often misinterpret. Though I've been working in sculpture and text lately, I decided to show these drawings, each one part of a story I've come to know. In my work I deal with yin and yang, black and white, inequalities between the two or the three, magic, prayer, intention, the power of the mind, laughing and crying, and the merging of all these things into one. I don't see my process as separate from my practice, nor do I see my practice as separate from my life. I find beauty in a garbage can, meditation in the dying of the glue, vapors in the varnish, and I cut up laughing at the tragedy of it all. Through my work I aim to find a true expression of my experience."-Sojourner Parsons</p> <div style="text-align: justify;"></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br /><i style="color: #232323; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">Sojourner Truth Parsons is an artist based in Toronto, Canada. Since 2007 she has exhibited throughout North America, Most Recently at Mulherin Pollard (New York) and A1C Gallery (St. Johns, NL). Parsons has toured with neo-folk band Tasseomancy, creating site-specific installations at venues across Europe. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University (Halifax). </i><br /><i> </i></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; min-height: 14px; text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #232323; text-align: justify;"><i> In her practice, Parsons puts an emphasis on process, and the processing of materials. She uses bold techniques of aging inks and papers, dying glues, and exploring the effects of temperature on materials. In doing so, she pays close attention to the depth of texture and pigment, brilliance and dullness, and the imbalance between excess and dearth, all qualities which are present in her narratives as well. Parson's drawings integrate tropes of mid twentieth century animation and popular metaphor, with original characters and imagery. They reveal narratives formed by a dense imagination, a sense of humour, and a deep consciousness of injustice in contemporary society. </i></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:27:43 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Peter Kingstone - Pari Nadimi Gallery - February 7th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div id="ShowText"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pari Nadimi Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Peter Kingstone.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For this exhibition at Pari Nadimi Gallery, <b>Peter Kingstone</b> will present a series of drawings.  Kingstone uses the sweet science of boxing as the starting point for this new drawing project.  Boxing is the purest form of battle—simply of strength, wits and resolve.  The drawings are rendered in simple black pastel to reflect the simplicity of the fight.  The artist is also very interested in the ability of the boxer to ignore their body; to be punched without fear, and the brutality of punching another.  There is desire in the drawing wishing the artist could be a boxer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kingstone’s work has been exhibiting across Canada and throughout the United States since 2003.  His signature installation, 100 Stories About My Grandmother has been exhibited in Toronto at TPW (2008), Eastern Edge, St. John’s, Newfoundland (2009), Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick (2009), Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta (2009), Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2009), Reframe Peterborough International Film Festival, Peterborough (2010).  Kingstone won the Untitled Artist Award in 2005 for his installation The Strange Case of Peter K. (1974-2004).  Kingstone’s exhibitions have often been reviewed by major art critics. Kingstone holds a Philosophy/Cultural Studies Degree from Trent University in Peterborough (1997), and a Masters of Fine Arts from York University, Toronto (2004).</p> </div> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:04:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list