ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Ron Martin - Christopher Cutts Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 - February 27th, 2013 <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, 03 Feb 2013 08:38:00 +0000 Philip Craig - Loch Gallery - Toronto - February 9th, 2013 - February 27th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Philip Craig sees himself as a painter of the world around him.  He has focused for the last ten years on his experience with the Canadian landscape, with familiar domestic interiors and with portraits of friends gathered in his home.<br /> <br /> In this exhibition, the artist revisits his Tuscan experience of twenty years ago.  Seeing again the rolling hills, panoramic curving pathways aligned with cypress trees and scattered towns, Philip has produced a series of canvases that capture the essence of this historic countryside.  In paintings, "Montepulciano" and "Tuscan Landscape" soft muted colours, golden light and reduced abstracted forms create a fresh and vibrant immediacy.  "Street Cafe, Siena" and "Florentine Waiters"  paintings entice the viewers to participate and enjoy the cafe world.<br /> <br /> Philip Craig was born in Ottawa in 1951.  After attending Sheridan College of Art and Design, he graduated in 1971.  Having spent a decade in Newfoundland, he returned with his young family to Ottawa and by 1986 made the total commitment to the act of painting.  He has produced exhibitions annually in Toronto since 1987 and has been sold into collections around the world.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 06:28:43 +0000 Jack Nichols - Ingram Gallery - February 9th, 2013 - February 28th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">By taking a specific look at Jack Nichols' (1921-2009) <a href="" target="_blank" shape="rect">works on paper</a>, our first exhibition of the year will enable the viewer to delight in Nichols superb line quality.  Through ink drawings, watercolours and the artist's critically acclaimed lithographs, collectors and art lovers can revel in the beauty of Nichols' mark making.  Please read on for a brief biography of Nichols' formative years:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Jack Nichols was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1921. Working alongside F. H. Varley and Louis Muhlstock, Nichols went on to be an official war artist in the 1940s. From a Guggenheim fellowship, to his masterful lithographs being exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1958, Jack Nichols' achievements in Canadian Art are most notable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="regulartext"><em><b>"If any of the younger Canadian painters possesses the impelling force of latent genius, it is Jack Nichols."</b></em></p> <p class="regulartext"><em><b>- </b></em><b>Paul Duval</b></p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:15:21 +0000 - John B. Aird Gallery - February 5th, 2013 - March 1st, 2013 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:43:03 +0000 Group Show - Art Gallery of Mississauga - January 17th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The <strong> Visual Arts Mississauga 35th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts</strong> will be at the <strong> Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM)</strong> from January 17 - March 2. The AGM has hosted this exhibition since 1987.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The VAM call for entry is one of the region’s most anticipated visual arts events. This year, 248 submissions were received from working artists across Ontario. The exhibition is an annual opportunity to survey a variety of practices by artists who range from graduating students to senior members of the visual arts community.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <h1 style="text-align: justify;" class="style4"><strong>Jurors</strong></h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong> Christof Migone</strong> is an artist, curator and writer. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery.<br /> <br /> <strong>Stuart Reid</strong> is Director/Curator of Rodman Hall Art Centre at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is the author of over 60 exhibition catalogues and several published books including <em>The Art of Tim Jocelyn, Celebrating Life: The Art of Doris McCarthy</em> and <em>Cities: John Hartman.<br /> <br /> </em><strong>Brian Smith</strong> is a professional, award-winning graphic designer and a practicing fine artist focusing on classical drawing and painting from the figure.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:56:56 +0000 Alain Paiement - Katzman Contemporary - January 17th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Katzman Kamen Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by gallery artist <strong>Alain Paiement</strong>, titled <strong><i>All Things Must Pass (under the moon)</i></strong>. The exhibition runs from <strong>January 17 to March 2, 2013</strong>. An official opening will be held on <strong>Thursday, January 17, from 6 to 9p</strong> with the artist present. Alain Paiement will also be in attendance at the gallery on <b>Saturday January 19th from 3 to 5p</b>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Still and motion photography record ephemera and events, moments in time.  In <em>All Things Must Pass</em>, Alain Paiement examines timely narratives, rather than spatial deconstruction.  The exhibition investigates substantial phenomenon, matter in movement, transformation and change. History’s narratives are understood from a phenomenological point of view: intertwined swimmers coexist with a sea of jellyfish, an ice drift, crowds walking in protest, coffee and milk remains, a ruined cover of a socialist paper with historical news, and some lunar photographs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All of the works depict luminous figures against a dark, if not absolutely black, background. Most of them are double entendres: a simple juxtaposion of successive moments, a dissimilar mirror, an imbricated false stereoscopy, or a fusion of superimposed bodies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two videos of swimmers recorded one after the other in a prepared swimming pool. As the speed of each swimmer varies, the two bodies undulate and modulate between synchronization and disharmony.<br /> <br /> <em>All Things Must Pass</em> is taken from George Harrison's 1970 album of the same title. The addition of <em>(under the moon)</em> in parenthesis suggests a mood of melancholia and nostalgia. But, this ensemble does not look back with sentimentality on a forgettable past. Rather, it composes a blend of anxiety and serenity relevant for today by combining stillness and moving irreversibility.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:42:55 +0000 Nicholas Di Genova, Howie Tsui, Pierre Durette - LE Gallery - February 15th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:33:17 +0000 Gideon Tomaschoff, Willy Ramos, Ricardo Mazal, Bruno Kurz, Ron Kingswood - Odon Wagner Contemporary - February 9th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Odon Wagner Contemporary presents “Landscapes of Abstraction”, a collective exhibition featuring the paintings of Ron Kingswood, Bruno Kurz, Ricardo Mazal, Willy Ramos and Gideon Tomaschoff.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The works in this exhibition build upon the lexicon of modern painting conventions, offering fresh insights to contemporary landscape painting. Inspired by atmospheric conditions encountered on their global journeys, each artist examines the sublime and often tempestuous environment of our planet.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:45:21 +0000 Guillaume Simoneau - Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival - January 17th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Love and War</em> is an investigative yet intimate study revealing the complexity of a young US army sergeant veteran’s love life; before, during and after her deployment in Iraq. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Guillaume Simoneau was born in 1978 in Lévis, Québec and currently lives and works in Montreal. He began his studies in art after completing a diploma in applied science. Today, his work centers mostly on transitional spaces within universal themes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">His most recent body of work, <em>Love and War</em> was shortlisted for both First Book Award and European Publishers Award For Photography. The series was also headlining the Daegu Photography Biennale in Korea this past September curated by Karen Irvine from the MoCP Chicago. Simoneau is currently working on the publication of <em>Love and War</em> with Dewi Lewis publishing in the UK, scheduled for release in 2013.</p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 02:37:20 +0000 T. Pica - TeodoraART Gallery (T-ART) - February 16th, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:28:55 +0000 Teodora Pica - TeodoraART Gallery (T-ART) - February 21st, 2013 - March 2nd, 2013 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:52:18 +0000 Mitch Robertson - Birch Contemporary - January 26th, 2013 - March 3rd, 2013 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:39:38 +0000 Shaan Syed - Birch Contemporary - January 26th, 2013 - March 3rd, 2013 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:43:00 +0000 Mario Opazo, Alexandra Gelis - Gallery 1313 - February 22nd, 2013 - March 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">This is a proposal on contemporary art dedicated to develop an exhibition on dystopian or anti-utopian visions of contemporary culture. The actuality is charged with the historic episodes that begin with the utopian avant-garde perceived as complementary form of destructive consumerist capitalism, and finished with the anti-utopian orientation of the contemporary art.</p> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="categories"></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="categories">For every event that we create we usually invite one high profile Latin American artist to interact with the local artistic community. For our digital event’13 exhibition we had invited Mario Opazo a media Chilean born artist who lives and represented Colombia during the previous versions of Havana and Venice Biennials. Mario’s project is Violin Solo / Solo de Violin a video installation created as a tribute to the disappeared. In conjunction with this international invited artist we are presenting Alexandra Gelis with Casiteros a two channel video installation. The video consists in a still image of a boy who lives in a disadvantaged neighbourhood called The Woods in Cartagena, Colombia. Alexandra Marjerus with Remapping (Orion's Belt) is a video installation by who is a Canadian born artist who grew up in the Caribbean island of Barbados. In this video Alexandra creates a powerful metaphor for re-adaptation to different cultures and places.</div> <h1></h1> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:49:23 +0000 Clint Neufeld - General Hardware Contemporary - January 10th, 2013 - March 3rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Koffler Gallery Off-Site presents ‘Pipe Dreams of Madame Récamier’, an exhibition of sculptural works by Saskatchewan-based artist Clint Neufeld at General Hardware Contemporary.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For several years, Neufeld has been working with the most “Saskatchewan” of forms: engines, excavating buckets, and other mechanical devices and tools employed throughout the province. His sculptures, however, are not made with industrial materials but rather lovingly handcrafted from delicate substances such as painted ceramic, porcelain and wax, and paired with domestic furniture, doilies and other parlor accoutrements. Starting from the personal, Neufeld mines his regional prairie past and relationships with male figures in his life, articulating an investigation of masculine and feminine dichotomy and clichés.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Beautiful and meaningful, Neufeld’s objects speak to notions of art making, aesthetics and identity politics on both a national and very regional level.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clint Neufeld currently lives and works in Saskatoon. He earned his BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and a MFA in sculpture from Concordia University. His work was recently included in the “Oh Canada” exhibition at MassMOCA, North Adams, MA curated by Denise Markonish.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:19:58 +0000 Sojourner Truth Parsons - Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects - February 7th, 2013 - March 3rd, 2013 <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 22:27:42 +0000