ArtSlant - All venues en-us 40 2 of 2 Gallery, 254 Niagara Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2L8 , Canada Sun, 09 Feb 2014 10:15:17 +0000 99 Gallery, 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON M6J 3S7, Canada <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The newest addition to 99 Sudbury is <strong>99 Gallery</strong>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">99 Gallery is a functioning art gallery located in 99 Sudbury. Accentuate your event with the unique art exhibitions and installations.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Featuring 5,000 square feet of pristine white space and soaring 17ft ceilings, 99 Gallery is a great venue for any occasion.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">History</span></strong><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout the years, 99 SUDBURY has gone through many changes. Widely recognized as home to a restored glass factory, critically acclaimed restaurants, Studio 99 Film Studios, and even a famed after-hours club. The most recent ventures, a fitness club and an event space, have grown magnificently over the years and 99 SUDBURY has had the pleasure of welcoming such celebrity guests as Benicio Del Toro and Valentino.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After many years of service, 99 SUDBURY has become a staple lifestyle establishment in the vibrant downtown Toronto Gallery District. Under the umbrella of 99 SUDBURY, it is a pleasure to present the four divisions; THE EVENT SPACE, THE FITNESS CLUB, HEALTH &amp; WELLNESS CENTRE, and SOCIAL CLUB</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whether travelling from afar or from our West Queen West and Liberty Village neighbourhood, we invite you to be a part of an atmosphere that is truly unique in its own.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">99 SUDBURY’s versatile event spaces and upbeat fitness club offers creative freedom and expression for any lifestyle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to our magnificent facilities at 99 Sudbury.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>- Marco Petrucci</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:52:25 +0000 A Space Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 110, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8, Canada <div id="inline_page_content"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>History</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Founded in 1971, <strong>A Space Gallery</strong> is one of the oldest artist-run centres in Canada. A Space has played a significant role in the evolution of contemporary art in Canada.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Located in downtown Toronto, A Space began as an alternative commercial gallery three years before the centre's not-for-profit incorporation in January 1971. Known as an innovative space dedicated to exploring current ideas in art, A Space was a place for alternative music, poetry, dance, video and performance throughout the 70s.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A Space has been a leader in the development of policies such as the payment of standard artist fees (1982), anti-censorship (1984), anti-racism (1985) and access (1993). Since 1982, the gallery has maintained an inclusive programming direction focused on work that is politically engaged, oriented around non-dominant communities, and supportive of innovative curatorial and technical practices.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Mandate</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> A Space Gallery was created to encourage and promote public interest in the visual arts and to provide space for communication between artists and members of the public. A Space exhibits multi-disciplinary contemporary art that engages social critique.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">We are interested in how artists and curators can create a space for different readings or experiences of culture and identity, and in multidisciplinary projects that create a forum for dialogue and collaboration between diverse communities, including youth cultures and communities in transition.</span></p> </div> Sat, 10 May 2014 14:00:16 +0000 Akau Inc., 1186 Queen Street West, Rear Unit , Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6, Canada Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:55:30 +0000 Alison Smith Gallery, 1410 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1Y5, Canada Sat, 27 Jul 2013 05:28:30 +0000 Angell Gallery, 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y7, Canada <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Toronto-based Angell Gallery opened in April 1996 with a mission to support both emerging and mid-career artists known for taking risks in their work, while challenging the critical norms of art making in contemporary culture. Fifteen years later, the gallery maintains this high standard and continues to push boundaries and challenge both its artists and patrons.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Angell Gallery artists are known for their unique techniques that defy set genres of production, straddle many mediums and produce fantastically exciting results. Located in the heart of the Art &amp; Design District of Toronto, Angell Gallery houses 4,000 sq ft. with three exhibition spaces and a room dedicated exclusively to video art.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The gallery's programming showcases artists working in a variety of mediums such as sculpture, painting, video, photography, digital media and has established a reputation for forward-thinking, unconventional, and intelligent exhibitions. Our roster of celebrated artists hail not only from our own creative city, but from around the world with Angell Gallery representing artists from Montreal, London, NY and Berlin. Whether from Toronto or abroad, Angell Gallery artists enjoy great media attention and critical reviews in publications such as ARTFORUM, NY Times, LA Times, ARTnews, Art in America and Modern Painters Angell Gallery is not content to simply show its artists in a gallery setting.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Our belief in our artists and our desire to expose their work to a worldy audience has led Angell Gallery to establish a consistent and growing presence on the international art fair circuit. As a result, the gallery has succeeded in widening its collector base, and has drawn the attention of top international curators and art professionals.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:45:31 +0000 Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West , Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8, Canada <p>Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is Ontario’s third largest public art gallery and owns one of the finest collections of art in Canada, featuring over 9,500 works of art including historical European, historical Canadian and contemporary art. Its renovated and award-winning premises present exhibitions that change three times a year.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:55:02 +0000 Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex, 118 James Street North , Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K7 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Design Annex exhibition space features experimental contemporary art installations by artists from Hamilton and farther afield. Exhibition receptions are held on the second Friday of each month during the James Street North Art Crawls.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Design Annex provides artists with a new location in which to present works in all media, including new media. The space welcomes Hamilton residents and visitors to engage with contemporary art in a highly visible and accessible venue in the heart of Hamilton’s James Street North arts district.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:58:10 +0000 Art Gallery of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1, Canada <div id="left_block2"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery generously sponsored by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, private citizens and its members. Visitors to the AGM enjoy a diverse programme of changing exhibitions, ranging from historic to cutting-edge contemporary art, photography, design, crafts and community friendly exhibitions.   As a public gallery with a strong community connection, the AGM is interested in assisting visitors as they learn about art.  The gallery therefore offers a wide range of tours, discussion, and workshops for adult learners, as well as innovative youth programmes for schools, universities and community groups. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> The gallery is envisioned as a centre for community building which aims to energize the arts community of Mississauga and beyond.  The AGM is committed to presenting stimulating exhibitions which are aesthetically strong  and intellectually challenging alongside multi- platform ancillary events.  A particular interest is in projects that engage our community and reflect our awareness of contemporary and relevant cultural  topics and issues.  Crossing of social boundaries in terms of artistic discipline is vital by linking elements, concepts and notions that are at the core of universal artistic expression, and traversing social and class lines in valuing multiple audiences is paramount to visual art experiences at the AGM.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> It is important to note that 2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of The AGM. This marks a quarter century of education outreach, programming and innovative exhibition formats to the region and the citizens of Mississauga.</span></p> </div> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:48:33 +0000 Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street, West Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4 , Canada <p>Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of 583,000 square feet. The AGO expanded it facility in 2008 with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:37:38 +0000 Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. , Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 , Canada <div id="post-1063" class="hentry p1 page publish author-admin category-uncategorized y2009 m08 d26 h12"> <h2 style="text-align: justify;" class="entry-title"><span style="font-size: small;">AGYU Vision</span></h2> <div class="entry-content"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The AGYU moves fluidly between two artistic policies that inflect each other in an ever more integrative process. The first reflects our prime mandate of producing quality exhibitions and innovative scholarly publications and artist books at the forefront of contemporary art and its discourses, operating equally on a national/local and international level with the same commitments to each-but always from our point of view. The second reflects our “out there” vision of creatively transforming the institution by responding to artistic practices beyond the “routine” of exhibition schedules.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">While the AGYU has been changing itself into a major contemporary art gallery, it has been transforming itself more radically otherwise without compromising this first, more visible commitment. We have done so by working differently with artists. Beyond our exhibitions, our <em>out there</em> vision transforms every aspect and function of an art institution into an intellectual endeavor and artist project. It may start with our performance bus or artist residencies, with our vitrines or web projects, but soon this ethos of working with artists and learning from them infiltrates all institutional activities. By working collaboratively with artists in an ongoing organic process, the institution becomes increasingly creative and integrative in all its activities. Every institutional function is treated as equally artistic and pedagogic, most of all the functions that we take to be least pedagogic and artistic, such as, for instance, marketing, audience development, or patron cultivation. We integrate programming, outreach, audience development, education, and marketing, conceiving them pedagogically as intertwined vehicles of artistic practice and modeling them on artists’ strategies. We learn from artists and then commission them, for instance, to do our marketing.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Integration of all activities means breaking all preconceived, traditional boundaries and social relations, especially those between artists and their audiences in order to bring them more intimately together. Learning from artists, we teach the public in all we do. Since we relate all we do to artists, everything we do is pedagogical, advocating for artists and interpreting their work innovatively and freshly. Throughout, the public is invited to share this creative process. Transforming itself, the AGYU teaches as it goes, performing in public, but only on the basis of what it learns from artists. Perhaps the AGYU is the first institution to take this transformation on as a constant creative process.</span></p> </div> </div> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:34:05 +0000 Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Offsite:Lansdowne, 303 Lansdowne Ave (at Dundas), Toronto, Ontario, Canada Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:58:59 +0000 Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario ON M6K , Canada <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Art Metropole is an internationally renowned artist-run centre that promotes the appreciation and importance of conceptually based art. Art Metropole fosters a dynamic network of artist-initiated publishing in any media, especially those formats pre-disposed to sharing and circulation. Art Metropole specializes in the contextualization and dissemination of artist’s books, multiples, and related materials with an emphasis on innovative formats and emergent technologies. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artists' group General Idea. Art Metropole is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the province of Ontario and a registered charitable organization. Further information on our origins and our history can be found here.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> We thank the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Trillium Foundation, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council for their support.</span></p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:28:24 +0000 Art Toronto (Toronto International Art Fair), METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada <p>Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is one of the most successful fairs in North America. Art Toronto is held annually at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada's top convention and trade-show facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:06:22 +0000 AWOL Gallery and Studios, 76/78 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario M6J 2Y7, Canada <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">Established in 1999, <strong>AWOL Gallery and Studios</strong> is recognized as one of the pioneers of the Toronto Queen West Gallery District, being one of approximately thirty galleries to have since opened in the area. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="1">AWOL has hosted over one hundred exhibitions, three open studio shows as well as six grand annuals that have established the collective as leaders in the promotion of emerging and mid-career artists/curators in the Greater Toronto Area.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="1"><br /><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> AWOL provides a unique environment within the district acting as both an exhibiting space for artists, and a place to obtain affordable studios. This dynamic space is a center of mixed creative forces that perpetuates a continuous flow of innovative work.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"> AWOL Gallery and Studios continues to be run by its founding members Nurit Basin, Ross Bonfanti, edmund law, Pamela Rosales, Sandra Tarantino, Dale Thompson and Paul R. Turner.</span></span></p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:56:11 +0000 Barbara Edwards Contemporary, 1069 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G8, Canada <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Barbara Edwards discovered her passion for contemporary art at an early age when she experienced a Gerhard Richter exhibition while visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario. This fascination led Edwards to pursue a career in contemporary art. She studied under Professor Mark Cheetham at The University of Western Ontario and earned her Master's Degree in Art History in 1999. She developed her thesis on Toronto's contemporary art scene and its place in an international context while working for the Power Plant Gallery from 1992 until 1999, the later part under Philip Monk.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Edwards has lectured extensively in colleges and universities on the subject of the dealer’s role in championing contemporary art. She has also been invited by prestigious universities throughout Canada to host and participate in academic conferences including the University of Toronto, Concordia University, The University of Western Ontario, York University, White Mountain Academy of the Arts and Fanshawe College to name a few.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> As Associate Director of the renowned Sable-Castelli Gallery from 1999 to 2005 under the mentorship of senior Canadian dealer Jared Sable (partner of Leo Castelli) Edwards built a reputation for presenting challenging contemporary art within a commercial context. In addition to representing Canada’s leading contemporary artists, she developed an annual invitational exhibition that helped launch the careers of now-prominent Canadian artists and brought internationally-renowned artists to Toronto for solo commercial exhibitions. Gallery artist Jessica Stockholder was among those exhibited in this series. Having placed works in some of the most significant private and public collections, Edwards' knowledge of collecting is extensive.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> With this experience Barbara Edwards presents a selection of the best Canadian and international artists to you under the aegis Barbara Edwards Contemporary.</span></p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:07:36 +0000