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Saturday, October 14th, 2017 (events found - 23)

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reception 1-4pm
Walking in a Windward Wonderland.
Photo artist DNA Dodds unearths some spice on a Spice Island ... more
Walking in a Windward Wonderland.
Photo artist DNA Dodds unearths some spice on a Spice Island.
Artscape Youngplace (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Howard Podeswa: Still Life with Paper.
The works in this exhibition were originally inspired by The Subway Therapy Project – an installation of Post-It notes, placed by commuters on a wall in New York's Union Square subway station to express their feelings about the current state of affairs in the U.S. Rather than focus upon the text content of these messages, Podeswa explores the surface of their paper support in paint, focusing on the small clues that distinguish them from abstract shapes and identify them as "still lifes". This fascination with paper led Podeswa to further explore the fundamental issues of still life and observational painting. Included in this exhibition are the results of these explorations, including Still Life Exercises, a series of oil studies of sheets of paper that have been bent and shaped according to the instructions laid our in an early 20th-century art instruction manual ... more
Howard Podeswa: Still Life with Paper.
The works in this exhibition were originally inspired by The Subway Therapy Project – an installation of Post-It notes, placed by commuters on a wall in New York's Union Square subway station to express their feelings about the current state of affairs in the U.S. Rather than focus upon the text content of these messages, Podeswa explores the surface of their paper support in paint, focusing on the small clues that distinguish them from abstract shapes and identify them as "still lifes". This fascination with paper led Podeswa to further explore the fundamental issues of still life and observational painting. Included in this exhibition are the results of these explorations, including Still Life Exercises, a series of oil studies of sheets of paper that have been bent and shaped according to the instructions laid our in an early 20th-century art instruction manual.
Birch Contemporary (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Balint Zsako: Blood Orange.
Blood Orange
is a series of paintings that examine questions of control and self-determination. With these works I want to look at these complicated contemporary issues through the representation of converging bodies. The large watercolor paintings on paper depict groupings of figures that interact and intersect. Rendered in everything from bright hues to gray monochromes, the figures change colour or density in the areas where they overlap. There are perfectly lined up eyes, heads, hands and feet, raising the question of whether the figures are synchronized in their action or struggle for control. Either way, the areas that the characters share is a new form that none of them truly owns. While the paintings depict open-ended narratives, the colours of the bodies and the way they overlap refer to both the conflict and unity inherent in struggles for identity and agency ... more
Balint Zsako: Blood Orange.
Blood Orange is a series of paintings that examine questions of control and self-determination. With these works I want to look at these complicated contemporary issues through the representation of converging bodies.
The large watercolor paintings on paper depict groupings of figures that interact and intersect. Rendered in everything from bright hues to gray monochromes, the figures change colour or density in the areas where they overlap. There are perfectly lined up eyes, heads, hands and feet, raising the question of whether the figures are synchronized in their action or struggle for control. Either way, the areas that the characters share is a new form that none of them truly owns.
While the paintings depict open-ended narratives, the colours of the bodies and the way they overlap refer to both the conflict and unity inherent in struggles for identity and agency.
Birch Contemporary (T.O. Downtown)
opening reception 2-4pm, with remarks by guest curator Susan Crean
The Sculptors Society of Canada is pleased to present: Just-Us. Solo exhibition by Tsuii Yiin. Just-Us – a continuing narration referencing her Iron Road family. Her father translated and laboured for the CPR railway through the Rockies, gaining Canadian citizenship in 1899. Celebrating Canada's 150th, the artist takes the viewer on a symbolic mountainous journey ... more
The Sculptors Society of Canada is pleased to present: Just-Us. Solo exhibition by Tsuii Yiin. Just-Us – a continuing narration referencing her Iron Road family. Her father translated and laboured for the CPR railway through the Rockies, gaining Canadian citizenship in 1899. Celebrating Canada's 150th, the artist takes the viewer on a symbolic mountainous journey.
Canadian Sculpture Centre (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Harold Town: Collages from the 1950s ... more
Harold Town: Collages from the 1950s.
Christopher Cutts Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Abraham Anghik RubenGathering of Spirits. This exhibition features a collection of recent sculptures by celebrated artist Abraham Anghik Ruben. His work highlights themes of legends and myths from across the North. This is the artist's first exhibition at Feheley Fine Arts ... more
Abraham Anghik RubenGathering of Spirits.
This exhibition features a collection of recent sculptures by celebrated artist Abraham Anghik Ruben. His work highlights themes of legends and myths from across the North. This is the artist's first exhibition at Feheley Fine Arts.
Feheley Fine Arts (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Early UFA Film Posters: Projecting Women.
The Goethe-Institut presents eight posters from famous as well as rarely seen or lost Berlin UFA films from the 1920s and 30s. Ranging from Ernst Lubitsch's Sumurun to Fritz Lang's Metropolis and The Nibelungs, the posters illustrate the range of images of women at the time, as heroines or seductresses, debutantes or harlots. The posters were designed by the best graphic designers of the time; artists such as Robert L. Leonard, Theo Matejko, Werner Graul, and Peter Pewas. Their works, like the films they promote, were influenced by the contemporary 1920s styles of Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit.
Das UFA-Plakat: Filmpremieren 1918 bis 1943 is a joint project by the Austrian National Library, the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek and the Goethe-Institut ... more
Early UFA Film Posters: Projecting Women.
The Goethe-Institut presents eight posters from famous as well as rarely seen or lost Berlin UFA films from the 1920s and 30s. Ranging from Ernst Lubitsch's Sumurun to Fritz Lang's Metropolis and The Nibelungs, the posters illustrate the range of images of women at the time, as heroines or seductresses, debutantes or harlots. The posters were designed by the best graphic designers of the time; artists such as Robert L. Leonard, Theo Matejko, Werner Graul, and Peter Pewas. Their works, like the films they promote, were influenced by the contemporary 1920s styles of Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit.
Das UFA-Plakat: Filmpremieren 1918 bis 1943 is a joint project by the Austrian National Library, the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek and the Goethe-Institut.
Goethe-Institut (T.O. Downtown)
opening reception with the artist 2-5pm
Sean William Randall solo exhibition, Irremeable. A former architectural designer and illustrator, the artist recently relocated back to Regina to continue his art career. Sean's previous experience in architectural design has informed his artistic process, with artworks that reveal unique spatial perspectives, distorted by shadows and reflections ... more
Sean William Randall solo exhibition, Irremeable.
A former architectural designer and illustrator, the artist recently relocated back to Regina to continue his art career. Sean's previous experience in architectural design has informed his artistic process, with artworks that reveal unique spatial perspectives, distorted by shadows and reflections.
Mayberry Fine Art (T.O. Downtown)
opening party 8pm
For the second iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, Latifa Echakhch confronts visitors with a sky that is literally falling, a state of a ruin that underscores the uncertainty of the present ... more
For the second iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, Latifa Echakhch confronts visitors with a sky that is literally falling, a state of a ruin that underscores the uncertainty of the present.
The Power Plant (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
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)
first day
Historical & Post-War Exhibition. A curation of artwork by Canada's best historical and post-war artists ... more
Historical & Post-War Exhibition. A curation of artwork by Canada's best historical and post-war artists.
Gallery Gevik (T.O. Yorkville/Midtown)
first day
Toots Zynsky. Internationally recognized for her extraordinary and always unique sculptural filet-de-verre works in glass. Toots Zynsky's sculptural vessel forms, exemplifying her iconic explorations of colour, have earned her a special place in the history of glass. Her latest achievement, larger-scale, stretched, twisted, intoxicating, vibrant, monochromatic forms capture light, movement and the imagination ... more
Toots Zynsky. Internationally recognized for her extraordinary and always unique sculptural filet-de-verre works in glass. Toots Zynsky's sculptural vessel forms, exemplifying her iconic explorations of colour, have earned her a special place in the history of glass. Her latest achievement, larger-scale, stretched, twisted, intoxicating, vibrant, monochromatic forms capture light, movement and the imagination.
Sandra Ainsley Gallery (T.O. Central)
first day (see Oct 22 for reception)
Linda KempSightlines: acrylic on canvas and panel. Published author and award-winning artist, Kemp features contemporary, stylized interpretation of nature's interwoven shapes and patterns ... more
Linda Kemp Sightlines: acrylic on canvas and panel. Published author and award-winning artist, Kemp features contemporary, stylized interpretation of nature's interwoven shapes and patterns.
Yorkminster Park Gallery (T.O. Central)
first day (see Oct 15 for reception)
Romancing the Toaster – print – neon – glass – toast – Myles Calvert ... more
Romancing the Toaster – print – neon – glass – toast – Myles Calvert.
Cedar Ridge Gallery (T.O. Greater)
three days only! Oct 13-15, 10am-5pm
Oshawa Art Association 36th Fall Art Festival.
Location: Camp Samac Oshawa, inside Council Hall building. Enter at Conlin Road Gate, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa ON L1H 7K5.
FREE event; hourly draws for prizes.
70 artists, all mediums.
Lunch counter available ... more
Oshawa Art Association 36th Fall Art Festival.
Location: Camp Samac Oshawa, inside Council Hall building. Enter at Conlin Road Gate, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa ON L1H 7K5.
FREE event; hourly draws for prizes.
70 artists, all mediums.
Lunch counter available.
Oshawa Art Association (T.O. Environs)
first day (see Oct 20 for reception)
Ingrid Ruthig: RE|Visions.
The solo exhibition, Ingrid Ruthig: Re|Visions, builds on a series of 120 portrait-and-biography diptychs of women creators selected from throughout history. Ingrid Ruthig's body of work questions perceptions and the accepted version of our creative legacy, by examining the skewed nature of biography, the portrait, literary and art history, as well as an artist's sense of herself as creator.
Working with a combination of text and image from a wide range of sources, Ruthig references representations. "I'm fascinated by our collective determination to build, reshape or restore from fragments a narrative about the world and ourselves in it, and how we imagine the incomplete story with the unknowable end." Ruthig continues: "But that story is never entirely a reliable one." Through manipulation and layering, weaving and stitchery, her work scrambles perception and shifts the view to offer a re/vision of the individuals presented, in order to spur questions, to reveal the flaws and inadequacies of a man-made history, to re-see – rather than blindly accept as accurate – our text and image inheritance.
2016 was the Canadian centennial of women's suffrage, and 2017 is Canada's 150th anniversary. Here's a prime opportunity to reflect on the women who, through their art, helped shape our views in this province, this country and the world ... more
Ingrid Ruthig: RE|Visions.
The solo exhibition, Ingrid Ruthig: Re|Visions, builds on a series of 120 portrait-and-biography diptychs of women creators selected from throughout history. Ingrid Ruthig's body of work questions perceptions and the accepted version of our creative legacy, by examining the skewed nature of biography, the portrait, literary and art history, as well as an artist's sense of herself as creator.
Working with a combination of text and image from a wide range of sources, Ruthig references representations. "I'm fascinated by our collective determination to build, reshape or restore from fragments a narrative about the world and ourselves in it, and how we imagine the incomplete story with the unknowable end." Ruthig continues: "But that story is never entirely a reliable one." Through manipulation and layering, weaving and stitchery, her work scrambles perception and shifts the view to offer a re/vision of the individuals presented, in order to spur questions, to reveal the flaws and inadequacies of a man-made history, to re-see – rather than blindly accept as accurate – our text and image inheritance.
2016 was the Canadian centennial of women's suffrage, and 2017 is Canada's 150th anniversary. Here's a prime opportunity to reflect on the women who, through their art, helped shape our views in this province, this country and the world.
Station Gallery (T.O. Environs)
first day (see Oct 20 for reception)
Florence H. McGillivray: Finding Florence.
Back in 1970, Station Gallery opened its doors with an inaugural exhibition of Whitby's most famed historical artist. This posthumous retrospective of Florence Helena McGillivray brought exposure to a little-known and under-appreciated figure in the development of early Canadian art.
She was born on March 1, 1864 on a farm at the corner of Taunton and Lakeridge Roads. In the early 1900s she taught at what is now Trafalgar Castle School. McGillivray travelled to France in 1913 to further her art studies. Freely absorbing modern movements in Europe, she imported her influences upon returning to Canada.
She actively exhibited and pursued a career as an artist. She retired to live in Toronto in the 1930s, where she died in 1938. Her paintings are represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Hamilton and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. Many believe that she taught Tom Thomson a trick or two about painting.
During the sesquicentennial autumn, we'll revisit and retrace McGillivray's eclectic stylistic paths. Borrowing from both public holdings and private collections, Finding Florence adds presence and dimension to an artist who is only now rightfully attaining her esteemed place in Canadian art ... more
Florence H. McGillivray: Finding Florence.
Back in 1970, Station Gallery opened its doors with an inaugural exhibition of Whitby's most famed historical artist. This posthumous retrospective of Florence Helena McGillivray brought exposure to a little-known and under-appreciated figure in the development of early Canadian art.
She was born on March 1, 1864 on a farm at the corner of Taunton and Lakeridge Roads. In the early 1900s she taught at what is now Trafalgar Castle School. McGillivray travelled to France in 1913 to further her art studies. Freely absorbing modern movements in Europe, she imported her influences upon returning to Canada.
She actively exhibited and pursued a career as an artist. She retired to live in Toronto in the 1930s, where she died in 1938. Her paintings are represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Hamilton and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. Many believe that she taught Tom Thomson a trick or two about painting.
During the sesquicentennial autumn, we'll revisit and retrace McGillivray's eclectic stylistic paths. Borrowing from both public holdings and private collections, Finding Florence adds presence and dimension to an artist who is only now rightfully attaining her esteemed place in Canadian art.
Station Gallery (T.O. Environs)
homecoming weekend / anniversary celebration & events 10am-5pm, 14 & 15 Oct
Homecoming and anniversary weekend features: extended hours, guided tours, and two talks / presentations: "A Tale of Two Houses" on Sat 14 Oct, 2:30-4pm; and "100 Years of Art" on Sun 15 Oct, 1-4pm ... more
Homecoming and anniversary weekend features: extended hours, guided tours, and two talks / presentations: "A Tale of Two Houses" on Sat 14 Oct, 2:30-4pm; and "100 Years of Art" on Sun 15 Oct, 1-4pm.
Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Ontario East)
first day of bidding
Annual silent auction | Place & Identity. The Union Gallery silent auction features small artworks in a range of media that explore the relationship between the places we inhabit and the identities we construct. Works will be available for bidding just outside the Gallery in Sttauffer Library ... more
Annual silent auction | Place & Identity. The Union Gallery silent auction features small artworks in a range of media that explore the relationship between the places we inhabit and the identities we construct. Works will be available for bidding just outside the Gallery in Sttauffer Library.
Union Gallery (Ontario East)
first day
Once upon a time... The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film / Il était une fois... Le Western. Une mythologie entre art et cinéma ... more
Once upon a time... The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film / Il était une fois... Le Western. Une mythologie entre art et cinéma.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal & Environs)
valuation day
VALUATION DAY –
Sat 14 Oct 2017
at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Please contact the Montreal office to make an appointmtent ... more
VALUATION DAYS –
Thur 17 Aug 2017
at our Vancouver office. Please contact the Vancouver office to make an appointmtent.
Thur 24 Aug 2017 at our Montreal office. Please contact the Montreal office to make an appointmtent.
Sat 14 Oct 2017 at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Please contact the Montreal office to make an appointmtent.
Heffel Fine Art Auction House (Art Auctions / Trusts)
two-session workshop 2-4pm Oct 14 & 15
Steampunk Dragon Drawing – with Lisa Agnew. For ages 8-12.
$30 members / $35 non-members.
Explore the world of gadgets, gears, goggles, scales, wings, teeth and tails while learning basic drawing techniques to create your very own bio-mechanical dragon ... more
Steampunk Dragon Drawing – with Lisa Agnew. For ages 8-12.
$30 members / $35 non-members.
Explore the world of gadgets, gears, goggles, scales, wings, teeth and tails while learning basic drawing techniques to create your very own bio-mechanical dragon.
Grimsby Public Art Gallery (Community Courses)
two-session workshop 9:30am-4pm Oct 14 & 15
Workshops

Make a Board Game with Toni Caldarone. Ages 5+.
Sun 1 Oct 2017, 1-4pm.

Modern Batik Art
: Expressive Explorations with Deon Best. Ages 8+.
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 9:30am-4pm.

Introduction to Drawing with Helen McCusker.
Sat 14 Oct & Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9:30am-4pm.

Contemporary Painting: Transparent Glazes in Acrylics with Kim Lee Kho.
Sat 11 Nov & Sun 12 Nov 2017, 9:30am-4pm ... more
Workshops

Make a Board Game with Toni Caldarone. Ages 5+.
Sun 1 Oct 2017, 1-4pm.

Modern Batik Art
: Expressive Explorations with Deon Best. Ages 8+.
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 9:30am-4pm.

Introduction to Drawing with Helen McCusker.
Sat 14 Oct & Sun 15 Oct 2017, 9:30am-4pm.

Contemporary Painting: Transparent Glazes in Acrylics with Kim Lee Kho.
Sat 11 Nov & Sun 12 Nov 2017, 9:30am-4pm.
Neilson Park Creative Centre (Community Courses)