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Saturday, September 9th, 2017 (events found - 17)

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opening reception 2-6pm
Harold Town: Collages from the 1950s ... more
Harold Town: Collages from the 1950s.
Christopher Cutts Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
meet the artist 2-4pm
Jordi Alfaro: Keep Going (East & West Galleries) ... more
Jordi Alfaro: Keep Going (East & West Galleries).
David Kaye Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
opening reception 2-5pm
Sandra Gregson: troubling & Carolyn Dinsmore: Rock Water Time ... more
Sandra Gregson: troubling & Carolyn Dinsmore: Rock Water Time.
Loop Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
opening reception 2-5pm
Peripheral VisionNew works by Sarah Gee Miller. As a collagist and painter, Sarah Gee Miller's work is largely concerned with clarity, equilibrium, and the expressive possibilities of vibrant colour. She works with collaged styrene, which is a form of plastic, to make work revealing her interest in regularity and equilibrium. Miller is largely concerned with the implications of totemic signage and the formalities of hard-edged abstraction. This form of abstraction is an interesting duality: it hides its volcanic energy behind imposed order, and is capable of great emotional variance despite a minimal vocabulary ... more
Peripheral VisionNew works by Sarah Gee Miller.
As a collagist and painter, Sarah Gee Miller's work is largely concerned with clarity, equilibrium, and the expressive possibilities of vibrant colour. She works with collaged styrene, which is a form of plastic, to make work revealing her interest in regularity and equilibrium. Miller is largely concerned with the implications of totemic signage and the formalities of hard-edged abstraction. This form of abstraction is an interesting duality: it hides its volcanic energy behind imposed order, and is capable of great emotional variance despite a minimal vocabulary.
Mayberry Fine Art (T.O. Downtown)
opening 2-5pm
John McEwen: A Passing Gust of Wind ... more
John McEwen: A Passing Gust of Wind.
Olga Korper Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
reception 2-5pm
Spirit of Difficulty. The show is a collision of events and the pursuing difficulty of pluralism. It will be a collective dream sequence by the essences of Dada, sound art, and particulate waves of science-like things. Featuring David Griffin, Kristina Guison, Maxwell Hyett, Mehrnaz Rhobakhsh, Bremely Karthigesu, Zach Clark. Griffin offers EMIT: a Pataphysics of retreat, in which the artist creates a drawing that moves backwards in time ... more
Spirit of Difficulty. The show is a collision of events and the pursuing difficulty of pluralism. It will be a collective dream sequence by the essences of Dada, sound art, and particulate waves of science-like things. Featuring David Griffin, Kristina Guison, Maxwell Hyett, Mehrnaz Rhobakhsh, Bremely Karthigesu, Zach Clark. Griffin offers EMIT: a Pataphysics of retreat, in which the artist creates a drawing that moves backwards in time.
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
6th Anniversary – RKG. Sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, installation. Francesco Albano, Oscar Figueroa, Silvia Argiolas, Clara Bacou, Bruce Eves, Silvia Mei, Gon Bregu, Natalia Laluq, Michael Davey, Daniel Segrove. Featuring two-months-long ceramic residency project by Natalia Laluq. The sixth year of the Gallery's journey brings openly youth and experience in unpredictable stage. Entire body of work, Digital Spheres by Clara Bacou, is integrated into our 6th Anniversary show. [...]. Bruce Eves' Work # 990: Polari 101 (a & b) is a project that pays tribute to those [Polari-speaking] forbears with nerves of steel so tough that their confrontational stance demanded a grudging respect. It is a work that is both funny and frightening; both sexy and serene; and one that wallows in both its superficiality and deeply subversive intellectualism. – Bruce Eves, June 28, 2017. [...]. We are excited to feature the experimental nature of ceramist artist Natalia Laluq. Natalia will create works using clay, pottery wheel and kiln. RKG's entrance and front area become a backdrop of celebration. The ceramic residency is a demonstration of studio experience in the two-month period. Laluq's entire process, on view for visitors, forms part of the exhibition ... more
6th Anniversary RKG.
Sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, installation.
Francesco Albano, Oscar Figueroa, Silvia Argiolas, Clara Bacou, Bruce Eves, Silvia Mei, Gon Bregu, Natalia Laluq, Michael Davey, Daniel Segrove.
Featuring two-months-long ceramic residency project by Natalia Laluq.
The sixth year of the Gallery's journey brings openly youth and experience in unpredictable stage.

Entire body of work, Digital Spheres by Clara Bacou, is integrated into our 6th Anniversary show. RKG brings the dialogue to Clara Bacou.
We live in the digital information age. Increasingly, we spend more time online or organising our lives and information about who we are online. We create digital avatars of ourselves as a result of being in the internet age, "The performance of the self continues on the net... It's a media-specific mask of the self, created within Facebook's prescribed parameters and under certain contractual terms of use. It's basically an avatar 2.0" (Mark Butler). The word "avatar" is the Hindi pronunciation of the Sanskrit term "avatara" which means "to descend from" and therefore "incarnation". In this sense, avatars can be described as incarnations of ourselves online. We live in digital spheres as digital representations of ourselves that we have created. This show is an exploration of the boundary between the physical and digital plane, which is growing remarkably thin in our minds. All the work produced for this exhibition is digital and inspired by the world of online avatars. The digital work in this exhibition is brought to tangible perception through the use of light projection. It is a cross-over of digital 3D characters, into the real and phsyical world.
Fresh out of her student projects, Digital Spheres was the first solo show of Clara Bacou.
Clara Bacou was born in London, England, Camden Town with a multicultural and heterogeneous way of life, a maze of markets and the people who walk them, constant inspiration for alternative culture, music and art.

Bruce Eves: Recognized by the United Nations as a language threatened with extinction, Polari was a secret form of communication created in the 1930s by a certain class of gay men in London at a time when concentration camps were being set up elsewhere. Quentin Crisp was perhaps the most famous proponent of this amalgam of lingua franca, Italian, Romany, rhyming slang, and back-slang, and it allowed speakers the protection to speak freely in an environment fraught with danger. At its height in 1950s and 1960s, Polari was both a weapon and a shield – it was a weapon in its very audacity and aggression, and a shield because it protected the speaker from the real danger of social repression by being unintelligible. To quote Paul Butler, author of Polari: The Lost Language of Gay Men, this argot allowed "people of a shared identity to recognize and communicate with each other [and] created both an identity and the alternative society that housed them; but by the 1970s it had come to be viewed as trivializing. However, in the 1990s there was a revival of interest in Polari. It still served to create an alternative view of reality, but it is an alternative view of historical reality – history from the point of view of gay men." At present, there is an international effort to assemble (and expand) a complete lexicon of Polari, and given there are storm clouds on the horizon, there is something subversive and potentially revolutionary in the act of possessing a secret form of communication. Its knowledge becomes a form of power – the power to speak (and plot) openly in the face of shifting political winds.... If our collective gay history has taught us anything, it is that our present state of grace can, and probably will at some point, abruptly come to an end. Work # 990: Polari 101 (a & b) is a project that pays tribute to those forbears with nerves of steel so tough that their confrontational stance demanded a grudging respect. It is a work that is both funny and frightening; both sexy and serene; and one that wallows in both its superficiality and deeply subversive intellectualism. – Bruce Eves, June 28, 2017.

Oscar Figueroa is strong to stay, so are Francesco Albano, Daniel Segrove, Gon Bregu, Silvia Mei, Silvia Argiolas, and Michael Davey.

We are excited to feature the experimental nature of ceramist artist Natalia Laluq. Natalia will create works using clay, pottery wheel and kiln. RKG's entrance and front area become a backdrop of celebration. The ceramic residency is a demonstration of studio experience in the two-month period. Laluq's entire process, on view for visitors, forms part of the exhibition.
Robert Kananaj Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
opening reception 2-5pm
Larry Towell: Union Station. For more than 40 years, Larry Towell has documented states of transition around the globe. In 2013, he instigated a documentary project in Union Station, Canada's busiest transportation hub. His photographs are a behind-the-scene look at one of the nation's most complex renovation projects, while passengers continued to use the services of the station. From the excavation to the Great Hall, Towell uses both 35mm and panoramic formats to capture the people working and using the railroad station. Although once the domain of leading photographers hired on public commission, if civic projects today are photographed at all, it is seldom from such a thorough perspective ... more
Larry Towell: Union Station.
For more than 40 years, Larry Towell has documented states of transition around the globe. In 2013, he instigated a documentary project in Union Station, Canada's busiest transportation hub. His photographs are a behind-the-scene look at one of the nation's most complex renovation projects, while passengers continued to use the services of the station. From the excavation to the Great Hall, Towell uses both 35mm and panoramic formats to capture the people working and using the railroad station. Although once the domain of leading photographers hired on public commission, if civic projects today are photographed at all, it is seldom from such a thorough perspective.
Stephen Bulger Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
reception for the artists 2-5pm
David Cheung & Lan Zhenghui ... more
David Cheung & Lan Zhenghui.
CFA Gallery | Canadian Fine Arts (T.O. Yorkville/Midtown)
artist reception 7-9pm
Lisa D. Hickey: Fractured Light.
Working from the landscape around and above her, painting the tangled mess of leaves and branches that form our city's canopy. Fractured Light explores abstracted compositions that occur around us every day. Lisa's oil paintings provide a saturated and rich sanctuary in which to revel in the textures and colours of nature ... more
Lisa D. Hickey: Fractured Light.
Working from the landscape around and above her, painting the tangled mess of leaves and branches that form our city's canopy. Fractured Light explores abstracted compositions that occur around us every day. Lisa's oil paintings provide a saturated and rich sanctuary in which to revel in the textures and colours of nature.
Blue Crow Gallery (T.O. Central)
first day
Retrospective 60: Doug Brown and Gwen Brown, watercolours and sculptures, respectively. This marks the artists' lifelong careers and their fifth collaboration ... more
Retrospective 60: Doug Brown and Gwen Brown, watercolours and sculptures, respectively. This marks the artists' lifelong careers and their fifth collaboration.
Yorkminster Park Gallery (T.O. Central)
first day
Frances Ferdinands: Between Latitudes. Frances Ferdinands is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian visual artist whose exhibition history spans three decades. Her work is usually constructed in thematically based series, and has always been concerned with social, cultural and political issues. Since 2007 her work has gravitated towards Sri Lankan references, and stories related to her own biography, including migration, references to her hybrid identity and childhood memories of trying to “fit in.” Much of the work for this solo exhibition emanates from revisiting her homeland of Sri Lanka. There she studied with masters in the field of traditional Sri Lankan fine art and craft that is not widely practised anymore in the country. She states: “My intention was to study these old forms and revitalize them through re-interpretation within a contemporary context.”
In the Jill Dyall Community Gallery | Bernard Leroux: Reclaiming The Bois-Brûlés ... more
Frances Ferdinands: Between Latitudes.
Frances Ferdinands is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian visual artist whose exhibition history spans three decades. Her work is usually constructed in thematically based series, and has always been concerned with social, cultural and political issues. Since 2007 her work has gravitated towards Sri Lankan references, and stories related to her own biography, including migration, references to her hybrid identity and childhood memories of trying to “fit in.”
Much of the work for this solo exhibition emanates from revisiting her homeland of Sri Lanka. There she studied with masters in the field of traditional Sri Lankan fine art and craft that is not widely practised anymore in the country. She states: “My intention was to study these old forms and revitalize them through re-interpretation within a contemporary context.”

In the Jill Dyall Community Gallery | Bernard Leroux: Reclaiming The Bois-Brûlés.
Station Gallery (T.O. Environs)
first day
Descartes Error 2. Dutch ceramist Anton Reijnders presents his new work in a solo exhibition as part of the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial ... more
Descartes Error 2.
Dutch ceramist Anton Reijnders presents his new work in a solo exhibition as part of the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial.
Art Gallery of Burlington (Ontario South-West)
film screening 1-3pm
Join us for a special FREE public screening of Helen Haig-Brown's critically acclaimed film, My Legacy. The film follows Helen as she explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter made more complex by the legacy of a residential school. The screenin follows upon Carnegie Gallery's Aug 2017 exhibition, ...since forever... ... more
Join us for a special FREE public screening of Helen Haig-Brown's critically acclaimed film, My Legacy. The film follows Helen as she explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter made more complex by the legacy of a residential school. The screenin follows upon Carnegie Gallery's Aug 2017 exhibition, ...since forever....
Carnegie Gallery (Ontario South-West)
opening 2pm
Ted Rettig: Please Be ... more
Ted Rettig: Please Be.
Kingston Arts Council | Unit 115 (Ontario East)
first day, Main Gallery
Espace plausible ; Plausible SpaceMathieu Léger. Artist Mathieu Léger engages with the visual conventions of land surveillance and cartography as a means to examine geography, boundary, identity, and isolation and belonging. Espace plausible ; Plausible Space features a series of photographs documenting wry and absurdist performances by Léger, where for instance, the artist is seen attempting to move boulders using his own body as leverage. The futility of Léger's labour injects these images with humour, which are accompanied by the more overtly serious wall installation created with maps. Purchased by the artist from a private collection while in residence in Geneva, Switzerland, the maps are pinned to a gallery wall to create peaks and valleys, remarking on the representation of space (cartography) and the space of representation (the gallery) ... more
Espace plausible ; Plausible SpaceMathieu Léger.
Artist Mathieu Léger engages with the visual conventions of land surveillance and cartography as a means to examine geography, boundary, identity, and isolation and belonging. Espace plausible ; Plausible Space features a series of photographs documenting wry and absurdist performances by Léger, where for instance, the artist is seen attempting to move boulders using his own body as leverage. The futility of Léger's labour injects these images with humour, which are accompanied by the more overtly serious wall installation created with maps. Purchased by the artist from a private collection while in residence in Geneva, Switzerland, the maps are pinned to a gallery wall to create peaks and valleys, remarking on the representation of space (cartography) and the space of representation (the gallery).
Union Gallery (Ontario East)
first day, Project Room
The Impossible Blue Rose – Lisa Lipton. Artist Lisa Lipton's film project The Impossible Blue Rose was created during a research journey across North America in 2012 and is informed by the interviews and stories collected throughout the artist's travels. Devoted to site-specificity and localizing collaboration, the film features people and communities encountered during this tour, as the unconventional narrative is told through the eyes of nine intriguing characters living and working in nine separate locations. Using sculptural installations, costumes, paintings, musical compositions, choreography and performances that reflect living within a particular time, place, and community, Lipton's The Impossible Blue Rose is a cinematic experience reflecting on artistic creation through fearless exploration ... more
The Impossible Blue Rose – Lisa Lipton.
Artist Lisa Lipton's film project The Impossible Blue Rose was created during a research journey across North America in 2012 and is informed by the interviews and stories collected throughout the artist's travels. Devoted to site-specificity and localizing collaboration, the film features people and communities encountered during this tour, as the unconventional narrative is told through the eyes of nine intriguing characters living and working in nine separate locations. Using sculptural installations, costumes, paintings, musical compositions, choreography and performances that reflect living within a particular time, place, and community, Lipton's The Impossible Blue Rose is a cinematic experience reflecting on artistic creation through fearless exploration.
Union Gallery (Ontario East)