Canada on Screen: Installations
Thursday, June 15 - August 13, 2017
TIFF Lightbox Gallery
A very special exhibition, with works by Stan Douglas, Vera Frenkel, Rodney Graham and Michael Snow, will open at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 continuing until August 13th, and will mark the closing of the TIFF Lightbox Gallery. And if you're curious about the work and the artists, we'll be talking on a panel the next day, Friday, June 16th, at 6:30 PM. Admission FREE! Everyone welcome!
Jimmie Simpson Park & Community Centre
Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district. The first Outdoor Fine Art Show of Toronto’s season, the Riverdale ArtWalk is a great place to connect with artists and buy that perfect piece for your home!
You Me Gallery
Exchanging poetic and critical visions, this exhibition by artists Tara Bursey and Aaron Murphy features works that blur notions of sculpture, photography, publication and drawing. TARA BURSEY is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, writer and arts worker with an interest in sculpture, performance, print, ecology, social justice, social history and craft. www.tara-bursey.com. AARON MURPHY works with photography, text and audio. His landscape images have been described as digital printmaking: an experimental hybrid of historical and contemporary media and technology. www.aaronmurphy.ca
National Gallery of Canada
This work deals with the attempt to remove autobiographical and ritualistic activities from their normal context and place them within an art context in order to reconsider their meaning. This transformation is effected by the decision itself to subject these activities to an aesthetic attitude and isolate them as images. But more important is the transposition of real gestural activity in three-dimensional space onto a two-dimensional surface, where it takes on a unique existence related to the brushwork of painting.
Gail Gregory in exhibitions:
The Gardener’s Cottage
Small works in watercolour and acrylic in a group show with members of the local art group.
Central Connection Art Show
Withrow Clubhouse, Withrow Park
Recent watercolours and acrylic paintings in a group show with the Central Connection Art Group.
David Kaye Gallery
New semi abstract landscapes, reflecting the topography of the southwestern desert. Vibrant palette, rhythmic lines, textured surfaces. Compositions evolve intuitively as the artist reflects her surrounding environment.
JOSEPH D. CARRIER Gallery
An eclectic mixture of recent work by three long-time artist friends. Abstract, representational and figurative works in a variety of sizes and using different mediums including acrylic, oil and cold wax.
Lauren McKinley Renzetti
Saturday, July 1 - Monday, July 31, 2017
Sir Walter Stewart Library
Sacred Dot Paintings investigates the nature of making as meditation in the style of the Aboriginal Australian dot painting. Taking a single image & portraying it only in dots is challenging & liberating.
In Indigenous and non-Indigenous floral cultures, the use of flowers in art objects becomes a marker of cultural identity as well as a source of beauty and an act of elegance. Cultural identity through floral symbolism provides a source of distinct placement and allows cultural mapping through art objects. Curated by Jaime Koebel Artists: Christi Belcourt, Barry Ace, David Charrette, Kelly Duquette, Nathalie Mantha, MyrosiaHemeniuk, Kirk Brant, Simon Brascoupe.
loop gallery presents:
Lanny Shereck & Phillip Woolf: Almost Human & The Edge of the Woods
Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
In ‘Almost Human’, Shereck created over 30 different painted heads. that are arranged vertically in totems of three. Although mechanical-like in structure, he attempts to animate them by giving each a distinct character or personality.
Woolf’s “The Edge of the Woods,” questions our perceptions, our experiences and our memories as we look out the side window, driving along a ribbon of highway that cuts through a heavily wooded landscape.
Patricia Moore, painter
Gallery on the Bay
Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Gallery on the Bay will be exhibiting 150 works by gallery artists, depicting aspects of the provinces and territories of Canada. Gallery on the Bay (905) 540-8532. www.galleryonthebay.com
Canadian Sculpture Centre presents:
Reflections Of Us
June 8 - July 21, 2017
500 Church Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2C8
Celebrating Canada's 150th - the Sculptors Society of Canada is pleased to present a portraiture exhibition in all media - exploring National Identity.Featuring works by: Adrienne Alison, Eden Bender, John Clinton, Art DiLella, Karen Stoskopf Harding, Elaine Jaques, Saulius Jaskus, Marlene Kawalez, J.Mac, Richard McNeill, Elizabeth Merei, Peter Shoebridge. (Please note: Gallery will be closed Jun 30-Jul 8).
Fiona Freemark is a cut-paper artist who lives and works in Toronto. At the core, her artwork is based on the exploration of personal memory. Photographs that are taken while on the move mimic the mental snapshots that stick in the mind throughout the day. The layering of images is then used to reflect an overlap of memories, where the division between specific thoughts and visuals is not always clear. Fiona received a BA Honours Studio Art from McMaster University.
susan gold smith
one ten park: a working space
MayWorks Windsor 2017, the 8th Annual Festival Celebrating Labour, Arts, and Community, with exhibits, theatre, round tables on the creation of workers co ops , and lots of solidarity. All in the month of May. Spearheaded by Windsor CARFAC members. www.mayworkswindsor.com
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
The RE Books are a series of artist’s books: meditations on memory, love, and new beginnings after set-backs. These large fabric books will be suspended from the ceiling of the State of Flux Gallery. Playing off the phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle,” each book has three words, each word beginning with the letters RE. These words are formed from stuffed tubes of reused t-shirts, and will spill out of the suspended covers, forming a maze of brightly-coloured words.
Ottawa Public Library (Main Library)
Memory of the trips. A selection of watercolour paintings depict the scenery of different places in Canada or out side of Canada.
Every June, Gallery 200 at The School of Dance in Ottawa shows a highly diverse and fascinating thematic summer group exhibition. This year’s challenge is Self Portraits (not Selfies) In the tradition of, or perhaps, breaking the tradition of the artist’s portrait of his/herself. The exhibition will run from June 8th to September 12th. Additional information can be found at: www.theschoolofdance.ca/gallery200
My recent trip to Venice, Italy inspired me to paint, not the images or scenes, but the colours, atmosphere, emotions and character of this magical city. There are 8, 30X30” acrylic paintings on canvas featuring my reaction to visiting Venice for the first time.
Ysabel Sureth Privatgalerie
Photo-based artist Becky Comber and acrylic and mixed media painter Heidi Berger will be exhibiting exciting new work this May in Germany. Hosted by Ysabel SurethPrivatgallerie in AchterstädterStraße, works will be on display from May 21, 2017 to July 26th, 2017. An opening reception will be on Friday May 21st, beginning at 3PM. Visit heidiberger.com or beckycomber.com for further information.
La galerie RIFT
This exhibition is an update of the artist’s long-term fascination with the power and resilience of myth. Choosing from a rich selection of drawing, stop-motion animation, digital collage, paper sculpture and installation Paul Waltyplombs the richness of a narrative that is global in its sources, and relevant in its value as metaphor.
Alex Dufresne Gallery
Northern Ontario has had a significant impact on my art over the years. There exists something elemental, raw and original in the north, a primordial and mystical quality that is not restricted to the northern landscape, but is continuously present and accessible to experience. The primal energy of the land, its surroundings and our history bring me into contact with seminal and profound forces. I strive to convey the mysterious power of existence through a primitive style and symbolic form.