ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Sean Yelland - Ingram Gallery - October 2nd - October 22nd Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:36:32 +0000 Daphne Odjig - Gallery Gevik - September 20th - October 17th Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:26:20 +0000 Kirsten Plewes - Gallery 1313 - October 1st - October 12th <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Tear it down&rdquo; is a series of mix media collage paintings exploring the unanticipated beauty found in different forms of media found in and around an urban environment. Newspapers, posters and flyers are just some of the items collected and used in these pieces. Although these materials are often regarded as trash, here they have been recycled in another way. Not only are these salvaged treasures used as the muse but also the medium. These works come to life through a process of layering, collage, painting, removing fragments and forcing different media and techniques into co-existence. While the materials used are often rife with text and imagery, the process renders the material nearly unrecognizable making the final product abstract.</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Mostafa Keyhani - Westmount Gallery - October 4th - October 31st Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:52:29 +0000 Teri Donovan - The Red Head Gallery - October 8th - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present<em>&nbsp;Circa,&nbsp;</em>by Teri Donovan.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Circa</em>&nbsp;takes a humorous but pointed look at the past through the eyes of the future as it underscores the role that technological advancements play in the proliferation of obsolescence in contemporary life.<br /><br />By mounting a faux museum exhibit complete with requisite gift shop, Donovan invites viewers to project forward in time and reflect upon the early years of the 21st century with an exhibition of artifacts excavated from buildings in downtown Toronto circa 2008 - 2014.<br /><br />Assuming the identity of a fictitious group of archaeologists, she presents&nbsp;eight 'rare artifacts' ranging from wall paintings and street posters to hand-painted and printed decorative wall panels. According to the Navonod group, the preserved images on these unearthed walls provide a valuable glimpse into the zeitgeist of the times and especially into the anxieties that pervaded the era commonly known as the Internet Age.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Teri Donovan&nbsp;is a Toronto based mixed media artist. Her practice incorporates a variety of drawing and painting media and is concerned with everyday paradoxes that shape awareness, thoughts, and behaviours. Her work includes themes related to perception and memory, human relationships, and the impact of time on personal and cultural identity.&nbsp;She graduated from York University, and the University of Toronto, and studied at the Ontario College of Art, the Toronto School of Art, and The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore. Teri Donovan is a member of The Red Head Gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent exhibitions include: &nbsp;<em>Inside/Outside</em>, ARC Gallery, Chicago, 2014,&nbsp;<em>Inside/Outside</em>, Blink Gallery, Ottawa, 2013,&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>It Happened One Night</em>, Fine and Dandy window gallery, Toronto, 2012,&nbsp;<em>An Archaeology of Time</em>, The Red Head Gallery, 2011. Teri Donovan's work was also featured in&nbsp;<em>Carte Blanche Vol.2: Painting,&nbsp;</em>a survey of contemporary painting in Canada.</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:48:19 +0000 Andrew Rowat, Collision Yangon - The Elaine Fleck Gallery - October 4th - October 26th Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:45:09 +0000 Stephen Andrews - Paul Petro Contemporary Art - October 10th - November 8th <p style="text-align: justify;">"<em>Possible Outcomes</em>&nbsp;is an exhibition in two parts. The first part simply continues my interest in finding ways to describe light using paint. Certainly not a new idea in the history of painting, nevertheless it is a pursuit that continues to inspire artists. This aspect of the paintings is coupled with a combined interest in abstraction and figuration. However, it is not an entirely formal project as the paintings also represent contemporary narratives culled from everyday life here in the city. What I refer to as finding the poetic in the quotidian. As most of the paintings are based on photographic sources they also participate in the continuing dialogue between photography and painting. One of the points of intersection are the surfaces of the paintings that bring to mind the effects of time and circumstance on the photographic emulsion.<br /><br />"Among the ideas behind the work is what is commonly known as the &lsquo;Butterfly Effect&rsquo;. It is a theoretical supposition from chaos theory that considers how one small action like that of a mere flap of a butterfly wing can result in wildly differing consequences. Recent personal events have led me to wonder how things might have been different had the slightest thing been different. If leaving on a different day or stepping an inch to the left could have resulted in a completely different situation.<br /><br />"The second part of the exhibition is my contribution for a commission by CATIE, (the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange). Andy Fabo, Daryl Vocat, Sybil Lamb, Chiedza Pasipanodya, Julien Calleros and myself were asked to produce works for the Gay Men&rsquo;s Risk Communication Project. The aims of the project are to create a new set of national resources and cultural artifacts that aim to &lsquo;shift the dialogue&rsquo; on HIV among gay/bi men. The artworks will be used in various forums to encourage more community discussion and engagement, to challenge HIV stigma, and explore new options for preventing HIV transmission. The project is sex-celebratory, asset-based and poz inclusive. It hopes to help people make informed choices about their own risk management. The inclusion of this set of drawings in the exhibition is part of this process through which we might see best of all possible outcomes."<br /><br />Stephen Andrews 10 VII 2014</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:09:16 +0000 Robert Fones - Olga Korper Gallery - October 2nd - October 25th Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:04:54 +0000 - Norman Felix Inc. Art Gallery & Management - October 3rd - October 24th Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:59:46 +0000 Group Show - Norman Felix Inc. Art Gallery & Management - September 23rd - September 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Pairing a literary book-launch with a collective art show, &ldquo;The Politics of Being Ugly" will focus on handmade, theme driven work that looks at the imperfect, the uncomfortable, the hilarious and the magic that is human (and maybe not so human) imperfection in its many forms.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:55:45 +0000 Aryen Hoekstra - Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art - September 4th - October 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">The screen as both apparatus and space of political potential is central to the work of Aryen Hoekstra (b. 1982 Edmonton, lives and works in Toronto). In his film and sculptural installations, Hoekstra proposes a disjuncture in the passages of time and concepts of progress inherent in modernity. Juxtaposing digital and analogue means he explores the potential of slippage to question the authority of the image.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Choreography for Screen</em>&nbsp;aligns eye and body. Referencing the height of Hollywood&rsquo;s &lsquo;classic era&rsquo;; the films of collective choreographed dance and song with Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Ginger Rogers and Rita Hayworth, their cultural role is progressively abstracted. A 16mm film sequence captures sequins on a piece of fabric, as opposed to a segue into an epic dance routine, its continuous looping flickers like a light play on water or aerial nighttime surveillance. The global backdrop of the 1940s manifests, choreographed movements, rather than dance, become abstractions of troop deployments, delineations of enemy lines, and the screen as a space of propaganda.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Originating in the formal and conceptual language of the moving-image, Hoekstra identifies the relationship between &lsquo;image&rsquo; and &lsquo;darkness&rsquo; as a site of radical potentiality. He examines the effects of the screen-ic mediation of moving-images on the shaping of behaviour, gesture and thought throughout modernity and the spectre thus cast upon our contemporary condition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Choreography for Screen</em>&nbsp;is Hoekstra&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in Canada.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Aryen Hoekstra</strong>&nbsp;received his MFA from the University of Guelph and BFA from the University of Alberta. Recent and upcoming exhibition venues include, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Toronto, ON); Forest City Gallery (London, ON); Modern Fuel (Kingston, ON); Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga, ON); Xpace Cultural Centre (Toronto, ON); Olga Korper Gallery (Toronto, ON). His writing on contemporary art has appeared in C Magazine,&nbsp;<em>Border Crossings&nbsp;</em>and Towards Magazine. Since Spring 2014 Hoekstra has served as the Director of G Gallery in Toronto, ON.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:31:51 +0000 Scott Waters - LE Gallery - October 3rd - October 25th Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:13:13 +0000 Group Show - John B. Aird Gallery - September 30th - October 24th Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:02:48 +0000 Ray Mead - Christopher Cutts Gallery - October 4th - October 29th <p style="text-align: justify;">Christopher Cutts Gallery is excited to announce an upcoming survey exhibition of one of Canada's finest abstract painters. As an original member of the Painters Eleven, Ray Mead developed a direct and striking visual language which continued to grow and expand over the following decades. The upcoming exhibition offers a unique look into the evolution of a remarkable painter.</p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:31:48 +0000 Darlene Cole - Bau-Xi Gallery - Toronto - October 4th - October 18th Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:46:11 +0000 - Art Toronto (Toronto International Art Fair) - October 23rd - October 27th <h3>Hours &amp; Admission</h3> <p><strong>OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW</strong><br />Thursday, October 23, 2014<br />Special Collector&rsquo;s Preview 4:30pm to 6:30pm<br />Opening Night Preview 6:30pm to 10:00pm<br /><strong><br />PUBLIC HOURS</strong><br />Friday October 24th to Monday October 27th, 2014<br />Friday &amp; Saturday &ndash; Noon to 8pm<br />Sunday &amp; Monday &ndash; Noon to 6pm</p> <p>Special Collectors&rsquo; Preview<br />Thursday, October 23 4:30pm-10pm<br />Includes re-admission throughout the Fair<br />$300.00</p> <p>Opening Night Preview<br />Thursday, October 23 6:30pm-10pm<br />Includes re-admission throughout the Fair<br />$200.00</p> <p><strong>General Admission Tickets</strong></p> <p>Adult admission (ages 18+)<br />$18.00 Online / $20.00 Onsite</p> <p>Senior admission (ages 65+)<br />$14.00</p> <p>Student admission (ages 10-17 or with valid Student ID)<br />$14.00</p> <h3>Exhibitors</h3> <div class="vc_span3 wpb_column column_container"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>Sandra Ainsley Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Angell Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Area Gallery<br />Hamilton, Canada</p> <p>Art M&ucirc;r<br />Montr&eacute;al, Canada</p> <p>Back Gallery Project<br />Vancouver, Canada</p> <p>Bau-Xi Gallery<br />Toronto &amp; Vancouver, Canada</p> <p>Beaux-Arts des Am&eacute;riques<br />Montr&eacute;al, Canada</p> <p>Galerie Anita Beckers<br />Frankfurt, Germany</p> <p>Galerie de Bellefeuille<br />Montr&eacute;al, Canada</p> <p>Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron<br />Ottawa, Canada</p> <p>Bicha Gallery<br />London, UK</p> <p>Stephen Bulger Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Caviar20<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>CFA Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Contempop Expressions Galleries<br />Tel Aviv, Israel</p> <p>Galeria Contrast<br />Barcelona, Spain</p> <p>Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery<br />London, UK</p> <p>Corkin Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Christopher Cutts Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Galerie D&rsquo;Este<br />Montr&eacute;al, Canada</p> <p>Bruno Dahl Gallery<br />Ebeltoft, Denmark</p> <p>Diaz Contemporary<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Galerie Division<br />Montr&eacute;al &amp; Toronto, Canada</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vc_span3 wpb_column column_container"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>Barbara Edwards Contemporary<br />Calgary &amp; Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Espace40<br />Montr&eacute;al, Canada</p> <p>Fazakas Gallery<br />Vancouver, Canada</p> <p>Feheley Fine Arts<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Flowers Gallery<br />London, UK &amp; New York, USA</p> <p>Fogo Island Arts<br />Fogo Island, Canada</p> <p>Jill George Gallery<br />London, UK</p> <p>Michael Gibson Gallery<br />London, Canada</p> <p>Mira Godard Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Galerie Mark Hachem<br />Paris, France</p> <p>Halcyon Art International<br />London, UK</p> <p>Han Art<br />Westmount, Canada</p> <p>Hazelton Fine Art Galleries<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Herringer Kiss Gallery<br />Calgary, Canada</p> <p>Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery<br />London, UK &amp; New York, USA</p> <p>Initial Gallery<br />Vancouver, Canada</p> <p>Gallery Jones<br />Vancouver, Canada</p> <p>K+Y Gallery, Paris<br />Paris, France</p> <p>Olga Korper Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Jennifer Kostuik Gallery<br />Vancouver, Canada</p> <p>AnnaKustera Gallery<br />New York, USA</p> <p>Lacerte Art Contemporain<br />Quebec City, Canada</p> <p>Galerie Claude Lafitte<br />Montr&eacute;al, Canada</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vc_span3 wpb_column column_container"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>LE Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Loch Gallery<br />Toronto, Winnipeg &amp; Calgary, Canada</p> <p>Lonsdale Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Victor Lope Arte Contemporaneo<br />Barcelona, Spain</p> <p>Julie M. Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada &amp; Tel Aviv, Israel</p> <p>Mayberry Fine Art<br />Toronto &amp; Winnipeg, Canada</p> <p>Messum&rsquo;s<br />London, UK</p> <p>Nicholas Metivier Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>MKG127<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Modernbook Gallery<br />San Francisco, USA</p> <p>MULHERIN<br />Toronto, Canada &amp; New York, USA</p> <p>Pari Nadimi Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>O&rsquo;Born Contemporary<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Open Studio<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Pierre-Fran&ccedil;ois Ouellette art contemporain<br />Montr&eacute;al &amp; Toronto, Canada</p> <p>p|m Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>PARISIAN LAUNDRY<br />Montr&eacute;al, Canada</p> <p>Christina Parker Gallery<br />St. John&rsquo;s, Canada</p> <p>parts gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Paul Petro Contemporary Art<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Postma Fine Art<br />Calgary, Canada</p> <p>Praxis<br />New York, USA</p> <p>Project Gallery<br />Los Angeles, USA</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vc_span3 wpb_column column_container"> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element "> <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>Propeller<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Quantum Contemporary Art<br />London, UK</p> <p>Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Galerie Raphael<br />Frankfurt, Germany</p> <p>The Red Head Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Roberts Gallery Ltd.<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Nikola Rukaj Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Rumi Galleries<br />Mississauga, Canada</p> <p>Georgia Scherman Projects<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Miriam Shiell Fine Art<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>SLATE Fine Art Gallery<br />Regina, Canada</p> <p>Studio 21 Fine Art<br />Halifax, Canada</p> <p>Gallery Tableau<br />Seoul, Korea</p> <p>ten472 Contemporary<br />Nevada City, USA</p> <p>Thompson Landry Gallery<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Thompson&rsquo;s Galleries<br />London, UK</p> <p>Tr&eacute;panierBaer Gallery<br />Calgary, Canada</p> <p>UNIX Gallery<br />New York, USA</p> <p>Galerie Van Der Planken<br />Antwerp, Belgium</p> <p>Vision Neil Folberg Gallery<br />Jerusalem, Israel</p> <p>Odon Wagner Contemporary<br />Toronto, Canada</p> <p>Mike Weiss Gallery<br />New York, USA</p> <p>Winsor Gallery<br />Vancouver, Canada</p> <p>Zemack Contemporary Art<br />Tel Aviv, Israel</p> <p>3D Gallery<br />Venice, Italy</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:49:39 +0000