ArtSlant - Current exhibits http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/show en-us 40 Ibrahim Abusitta, Jenna Allain, Michelle Kurancid, Ash Moniz, Christina Mazzulla, Rocio Soncini, Brian More, Raymond Salaber - 2 of 2 Gallery - November 8th, 2012 - March 23rd, 2013 Tue, 01 Jan 2013 13:36:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Vessna Perunovich - Angell Gallery - January 19th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present STILLS: Moments of Extreme Consequence, a multi-disciplinary body of work featuring painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture by VESSNA PERUNOVICH. The exhibition will take place throughout the gallery from January 19, 2013 to February 23, 2013. <br /> <br /> An opening reception will be held on January 26, 1:00 to 4:00 PM.<br /> <br /> Vessna Perunovich is one of Canada's most significant artists. Working across diverse platforms, she explores the physical and psychological repercussions of displacement, exile and transience. While working from her perspective as a woman exiled by conflict from her Balkan homeland, Perunovich expresses the broader struggles of the human condition. <br /> <br /> Like fellow Serbian, performance artist Marina Abramović, Perunovich often works with her own body, inviting us to vicariously experience the metaphorical push and pull of life. She shares with sculptor Louise Bourgeois, another exile, a predilection for "soft" materials, whose malleability echoes the body's limits as elastic yet vulnerable container. Through video, Perunovich records symbolic motions of creation and destruction, emulating the rhythms of the universe through the technology of today.<br /> <br /> STILLS: Moments of Extreme Consequence includes recent pieces created during the artist's residency as part of the prestigious International Studio &amp; Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. <br /> <br /> Continuing her investigation into the nature of existence, Perunovich focuses on the concept of life-defining moments, which she invites us to experience as "stills" — moments in between movement and immobility. Significant events are symbolically represented on canvas, paper and film as splashes, spills, enclosures and entrapments. Figurative, abstract and text imagery is connected through Perunovich's dramatic palette of black, white and blood red, stark yet sensual. With a visceral edge that pokes at the body while provoking the mind, Perunovich infuses her thoughtful meditations on the human condition with irony, humour and beauty.<br /> <br /> Vessna Perunovich is a Toronto-based internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary artist whose work embraces performance, video, sculpture, painting and drawing. Perunovich has exhibited in biennials in Cuba, Albania, England, Portugal, Yugoslavia, and Greece and attended residencies in Berlin, Bursa (Turkey), Banff and New York. Her survey exhibitions Borderless and Emblems of Enigma toured across Canada and Europe. A recipient of numerous awards, including the Toronto Friends of Visual Arts, Perunovich is represented in many public and private collections, and is the subject of two monographs: (W)hole, 2004 and Emblems of the Enigma, 2008. She is represented by Angell Gallery.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - October 1st, 2011 - April 7th, 2013 <p>Joey and Toby Tanenbaum's dedication to the European Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario is palpable in each of the works that they have donated since 1985. Each betrays a love of richness and visual depth, an interest in the tension between pleasure and morality, and a dedication to the needs of their city public. The sensuous marble surface of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's bust of <em>Pope Gregory XV</em> (1621) proclaims Rome's papal authority, while the panel <em>The Expulsion of the Money-Changers</em> (1480-1500), attributed to the anonymous Master of the Kress Epiphany, teaches about the boundaries between the sacred and secular with a riot of figures and movement. Hendrick Andriessen's <em>Still Life (Vanitas)</em> (c. 1637) uses an array of fascinating objects, richly rendered, to warn its viewers of the impermanence of the senses and life. All the Tanenbaum gifts offer AGO visitors a window into the dynamic and exciting history of early modern Europe. Come explore this unique collection and share Joey and Toby Tanenbaum's passion for the richness and beauty of European art.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:24:07 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - April 4th, 2012 - February 3rd <p>This special exhibition honours Ayala Zacks, one of the AGO's great patrons, who died last August. Together with her husband Sam, she gave over 300 works of European and Canadian modern art to the Gallery. The 1971 Zacks Gift transformed the AGO's holdings in modern art, and this tribute to Ayala introduces a new generation of museum goers to key works from that gift — including paintings by Picasso, Modigliani, de Chirico and Chagall, and sculpture by Moore, Hepworth, Chadwick, Matisse and Degas.</p> <p>The exhibition also celebrates the leadership role that Sam and Ayala Zacks played both at the AGO and within Toronto's artistic community.</p> <p><em>A Tribute to Ayala Zacks</em> juxtaposes Ayala's artistic taste with her extraordinary life, her wartime heroics, her role in the founding and building of Israel and her powerful personality. Included in the exhibition is a video of reminiscences by friends about her extraordinary life and her collecting.</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:13:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Pablo Picasso - Art Gallery of Ontario - April 14th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p>Take a look back to 1964 — when the Art Gallery of Toronto (as the AGO was then called) thrilled Toronto audiences with the first-ever Canadian retrospective of Pablo Picasso’s artworks. The month-long visual extravaganza showcased 270 artworks on loan from all over the world. By 1960s standards, the numbers are astounding: 107,214 visitors and 23,736 copies of the catalogue sold.</p> <p><em>Picasso and Man: The 1964 Exhibition</em> is the first in the AGO’s new program of Look Again exhibitions devoted exclusively to celebrating the Gallery’s history.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:16:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Michael Snow - Art Gallery of Ontario - July 18th, 2012 - March 17th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Michael Snow is a Toronto born artist known internationally as a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, musician and author. This exhibition celebrates his achievement as the 2011 winner of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Snow has always been a sculptor. "A pure sculptor," he explains, "an artist who makes objects." He makes things to look through, look around, look along, look at, up, down and behind, to look at yourself looking at things. By making vision the subject of the object, the looking activates the object. Looking that sometimes require touch, sometimes invites sitting and sometimes necessitates caution.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">"All these works are Directors of Attention in the sense that their forms suggest the paths a spectator's eyes should take," he writes. In the most literal sense, Snow makes visual art: objects for you to see.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sculptures in Objects of Vision are are abstract-form sculptures from three distinct yet essentially connected moments in the artist's career: the late 1950s, the late 1960s and 1982. The sculptures are instruments in the artist's orchestration of thinking about looking. While each work has a rich exhibition and publication history in varied contexts, they are presented here for the first time as one cohesive and focused investigation of sight and materiality.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:35:39 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - July 19th, 2012 - April 6th, 2013 <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Investigating Miniature Ivory and Boxwood Carvings</span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">This exhibition invites you to explore ongoing research into five works of art from the Thomson Collection European Art at the AGO. Although each one is more than 500 years old, much remains to be discovered about these rare medieval carvings. Prized for their exceptional skill, craftsmanship and artistry, these mysterious objects inspire a range of questions: Who made it? How was it carved? Who owned it? How was it used?</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Constantly seeking answers, AGO curators and conservators closely examine the works, comb through primary documents and travel internationally to scrutinize related objects and research materials. They also deploy scientific technologies, such as X-radiography (X-rays), micro-computed tomography (CT scanning) and radiocarbon dating. New and in-depth research findings lead to a deeper understanding of these works and, consequently, the history of human creativity.</span></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:23:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - July 19th, 2012 - April 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition invites you to explore ongoing research into five works of art from the Thomson Collection European Art at the AGO. Although each one is more than 500 years old, much remains to be discovered about these rare medieval carvings. Prized for their exceptional skill, craftsmanship and artistry, these mysterious objects inspire a range of questions: Who made it? How was it carved? Who owned it? How was it used?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Constantly seeking answers, AGO curators and conservators closely examine the works, comb through primary documents and travel internationally to scrutinize related objects and research materials. They also deploy scientific technologies, such as X-radiography (X-rays), micro-computed tomography (CT scanning) and radiocarbon dating. New and in-depth research findings lead to a deeper understanding of these works and, consequently, the history of human creativity.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:24:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - August 1st, 2012 - March 31st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Since the 1700s artists and the world they inhabit have been fair game for humorists. Gallery goers, art collectors, critics and curators – none have escaped the wicked pens and etching needles of clever cartoonists. Among the targets of ridicule are unruly, delusional painters, arrogant connoisseurs and art dealers, and elitist museums and arts organizations. By poking fun at art and artists these satirical prints and drawings encourage debate around issues of the relevance and accessibility of art. The exhibition features works acquired with the special Trier-Fodor fund and includes works by Rowlandson, Gillray and Daumier as well as more current cartoons by Canadian artists such as Edward Franklin and Duncan Macpherson.</span></p> <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Gallery Visitor</span></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Public museums were first established in the late 1700s and, in conjunction with the rapidly expanding audience for art, exhibitions proliferated in the 1800s. The London Royal Academy and the Paris Salon became venues where crowds of people gathered to see and be seen. By the 1900s, art gallery visitors, from couples and families to school groups and tourists, became popular subjects for cartoonists. This small installation includes works by Walter Trier and 19th century French artists.</span></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:12:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Evan Penny - Art Gallery of Ontario - September 20th, 2012 - February 20th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The AGO is pleased to present this large-scale survey exhibition devoted to the Canadian sculptor Evan Penny. The exhibition will include over 30 works including larger-than-life sculptures, photographs and an exhibition film about the artist's work providing an overview of the artist's production over the past decade.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Evan Penny has advanced hyper realistic sculpture, founded by Duane Hanson in the late 1960s, to an unprecedented level. He has surpassed his contemporaries and predecessors in his precise rendering of the minute details of the human image. His painstakingly crafted figures are composed of layers of colour pigmented silicone, hair, fabric and resin. They come across not only as realistic but also as highly artificial. This impression is enhanced by Penny's distortive techniques; often presenting an otherwise life-like portrait bust in skewed proportions or in a perverse colour scheme. In this sense, Penny addresses how the human image is produced and controlled by modern-day technologies such as photography, offset printing, and 3-D scanning.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Organized by the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany in association with the AGO.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The AGO owns <em>Stretch # 1</em> by Evan Penny, which was one of the most popular works of art with our visitors at the time of our reopening in 2008.</span></p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:27:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Josef Sudek - Art Gallery of Ontario - October 3rd, 2012 - April 7th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Czech photographer Josef Sudek is regarded as one of the legendary photographers of the twentieth century with a career that stretched over sixty years. His increasingly contemplative photographs transformed ordinary subjects by uniting his external observations with deeply felt sensibilities, creating a unique world of his own.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">More than 175 photographs in this exhibition have been selected from Art Gallery of Ontario's collection, spanning Sudek's entire career. </span></p> <div class="sponsors sponsorsContent"> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="row"> <h4></h4> <ul> <li></li> </ul> </div> <div class="row"> <h4 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Generously supported by:</span></h4> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Volunteers of the Art Gallery of Ontario</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation Board</span></p> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 02:31:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Mark Titchner - Art Gallery of Ontario - November 3rd, 2012 - April 21st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">British artist Mark Titchner’s language-based wall paintings and banners demonstrate how text and bold statements can be used to inspire people, communicate to the masses and bring together communities. His work often confronts the viewer with a proposition for a type of modern-day revolution.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the AGO’s international artist-in-residence this fall, Mark Titchner has been involved with a number of initiatives in the Gallery and throughout the city. In connecting with people and communities around Toronto, he is providing a link to the <em>Toronto Now</em> exhibition series. Titchner has produced a number of art projects during his residency, including a poster project that was developed and executed in conjunction with youth from Oasis Skateboard Factory and the AGO Youth Council. He is also producing a large wall mural for the Drake Hotel.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>PLEASE BELIEVE THESE DAYS WILL PASS</em> presents a new language-based vinyl work. Installed on the windows facing Dundas Street, the mirrored vinyl surface reflects the streetscape, including passersby in the process. The slogan can be interpreted as a warning or as reassurance, prompting the viewer to take pause. Inside the gallery, Titchner introduces a new film work based on his observations of and interactions within Toronto. The installation mimics Morse code, producing a staccato snapshot of the city.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mark Titchner describes his work as “a dialogue about how you receive thoughts and ideas.” Drawing on place, dislocation and self-help mantras, the artist presents conflicting ideologies and outmoded ideas without mockery or cynicism, allowing viewers to form their own conclusions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mark Titchner was a Turner Prize nominee in 2006 and was showcased at the Venice Biennale in 2007. He has had solo exhibitions at the notable Peres Projects in Berlin, at BALTIC in Gateshead, England, and Vilma Gold in London, England.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">—Nancy Campbell, Associate Curator, AGO Special Projects</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The popular <em>Toronto Now</em> series, now in its third year, celebrates the work of local artists and invites the public to engage with some of the city's most exciting contemporary art projects, free of charge.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <em>Toronto Now</em> series is generously supported by The Contemporary Circle</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:48:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list - Art Gallery of Ontario - December 1st, 2012 - July 6th <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition features modern masterworks from 1909 until 1971. It was a period of great change in the world: the rapid rise of the car, the Great Depression’s economic turmoil, the devastation of two world wars, the advance of television and computers, the civil rights movement. Living the seismic shifts that surrounded them, the artists in this exhibition experimented with unique ways of seeing and explored new ideas about the nature of materials and the nature of artmaking itself. Artists expressed their inner visions, investigated social issues and created new languages of visual expression, with each generation ambitiously building upon and challenging the art that had come before.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:55:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Stanley Spencer - Art Gallery of Ontario - December 15th, 2012 - September 15th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Drawing played an essential role in the art of British, figurative painter Stanley Spencer. From 1908 to 1912 he studied drawing almost exclusively at the prestigious Slade School of Art in London. Through his skill and proficiency as a draughtsman Spencer transformed his eccentric and visionary imaginings into reality.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The AGO has a collection of almost 200 works on paper by Stanley Spencer and is now a destination for those seeking an in-depth understanding of the artist. This focused installation features drawings gifted to the AGO from private collections in the past five years shown in context with drawings acquired since 1992.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:41:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list Richard Hamilton - Art Gallery of Ontario - January 26th, 2013 - June 9th, 2013 <p>Richard Hamilton (1922–2011) was a leading proponent of Pop art in Britain. In the 1950s, he became fascinated with the impact of mass media and popular culture on contemporary life. Newspapers, magazines and advertisements became the source of his ironic images, and were the inspiration for his art-making techniques. Hamilton was a committed printmaker who embraced new technologies, often combining cut-paper collage with offset lithography, screen printing and photography. By the late 1960s, his most memorable images related to his interaction with celebrities such as the Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe and Francis Bacon. Hamilton died in 2011 after a long, colourful and influential career. The exhibition features six major prints dating from 1966 to 1972.</p> <p>The Art Gallery of Ontario is grateful to Ann and Harry Malcolmson for their generous donation of an important group of Hamilton's prints.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:21:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list RichardHamilton - Art Gallery of Ontario - January 26th, 2013 - October 31st, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Richard Hamilton (1922&ndash;2011) was a leading proponent of Pop art in Britain. In the 1950s, he became fascinated with the impact of mass media and popular culture on contemporary life. Newspapers, magazines and advertisements became the source of his ironic images, and were the inspiration for his art-making techniques. Hamilton was a committed printmaker who embraced new technologies, often combining cut-paper collage with offset lithography, screen printing and photography. By the late 1960s, his most memorable images related to his interaction with celebrities such as the Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe and Francis Bacon. Hamilton died in 2011 after a long, colourful and influential career. The exhibition features six major prints dating from 1966 to 1972.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Art Gallery of Ontario is grateful to Ann and Harry Malcolmson for their generous donation of an important group of Hamilton's prints.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 08:55:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/trn/Events/list