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180 Shaw Street, Suite 104-105, Toronto ON M6J 2W5
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 12-6, Sat & Sun 11-5. Closed Mondays and statutory holidays. Wheelchair accessible.
admission: FREE.
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EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS ... more
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS –
Jun 22-Aug 20, 2017 | Summer opening reception Thur 22 Jun, 6-9pm:
Mary Anne Barkhouse: Le Rêve aux Loups.
Guest curator: Jennifer Rudder ... more
Mary Anne Barkhouse: Le Rêve aux Loups.
Guest curator: Jennifer Rudder.

In her first solo exhibition in Toronto, Mary Anne Barkhouse invokes the animal inhabitants of the land in artworks that reveal the transitory nature of empire, highlighting both the triumphs and betrayals that delineate history north of the 49th parallel. Comprising a series of new and recent sculptures and photocollages, Le Rêve aux Loups reflects on our skewed experience of nature as a resource for human needs, rather than an ecosystem with its own intrinsic value.

Deeply engaged with environmental and Indigenous issues, Barkhouse's artistic practice foregrounds a visual iconography where animals play a central role. She situates her work between the two worlds of the human and the natural, employing the beaver, owl, wolf and coyote as symbols of the ability to adapt and persist, regenerate and repair throughout endless incursions into their environs.

Descended from a family of traditional Northwest Coast Kwakiutl carvers, Barkhouse has always worked within a contemporary sculpture / installation style. Her elegant yet witty works frequently employ popular culture references, while her accomplished handling of traditional sculptural materials such as wood, bronze, porcelain and glass, bring both a refined sensibility and serious tone to her often playful installations. These sophisticated artworks offer a quiet beauty while revealing the difficult struggle over territory that continues amongst humans, animals and the environment.
Sep 14-Nov 26, 2017 | Fall opening reception Thur 14 Sep, 6-9pm:
Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012.
Curators: Ilana Tenenbaum, Sergio Edelsztein, Yael Bartana, Avi Feldman.
Organizing curator: Chen Tamir.
Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012 traces the development of contemporary video practice in Israel and highlights work by artists who take an incisive, critical perspective towards the cultural and political landscape in Israel and beyond. Produced and circulated by Artis as an internationally touring exhibition and program (2016-2018), the project showcases the work of 35 artists, including early performances, films and videos never before presented outside of Israel. Divided into four historical and thematic sections, Staring Back at the Sun focuses on the activist impulse in video art-making in Israel over the last four decades. Informed by the international history of video art, the exhibition traces the development of the medium in Israel and explores how artists have employed technology and material to examine the socio-political status quo, through themes such as the prominence of political conflict in mass media, the liberalization of the economy, and the impact of free market politics on Israeli culture.
Artists: Boaz Arad, Yossi Atia & Itamar Rose, Yael Bartana, Irit Batsry, Guy Ben Ner, Hila Lulu Lin Farah Kufr Birim, Michael Druks, Benni Efrat, Avraham Eilat, Nir Evron, Yair Garbuz, Gideon Gechtman, Moshe Gershuni, Tamar Getter, Dor Guez, Sigalit Landau, Raffi Lavie, Motti Mizrachi, Avi Mograbi, Michal Naaman, Joshua Neustein, Miri Nishri, Dov Or-Ner, Nira Pereg, Gilad Ratman, Roee Rosen, Buky Schwartz, Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir, Henry Shelesnyak, Ran Slavin, Doron Solomons, Micha Ullman, Rona Yefman, Dan Zakhem, Nana & Boaz Zonshine ... more
Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012.
Curators: Ilana Tenenbaum, Sergio Edelsztein, Yael Bartana, Avi Feldman.
Organizing curator: Chen Tamir.

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012 traces the development of contemporary video practice in Israel and highlights work by artists who take an incisive, critical perspective towards the cultural and political landscape in Israel and beyond. Produced and circulated by Artis as an internationally touring exhibition and program (2016-2018), the project showcases the work of 35 artists, including early performances, films and videos never before presented outside of Israel. Divided into four historical and thematic sections, Staring Back at the Sun focuses on the activist impulse in video art-making in Israel over the last four decades. Informed by the international history of video art, the exhibition traces the development of the medium in Israel and explores how artists have employed technology and material to examine the socio-political status quo, through themes such as the prominence of political conflict in mass media, the liberalization of the economy, and the impact of free market politics on Israeli culture.

Artists: Boaz Arad, Yossi Atia & Itamar Rose, Yael Bartana, Irit Batsry, Guy Ben Ner, Hila Lulu Lin Farah Kufr Birim, Michael Druks, Benni Efrat, Avraham Eilat, Nir Evron, Yair Garbuz, Gideon Gechtman, Moshe Gershuni, Tamar Getter, Dor Guez, Sigalit Landau, Raffi Lavie, Motti Mizrachi, Avi Mograbi, Michal Naaman, Joshua Neustein, Miri Nishri, Dov Or-Ner, Nira Pereg, Gilad Ratman, Roee Rosen, Buky Schwartz, Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir, Henry Shelesnyak, Ran Slavin, Doron Solomons, Micha Ullman, Rona Yefman, Dan Zakhem, Nana & Boaz Zonshine.
DIGITAL PROGRAMMING ... more
DIGITAL PROGRAMMING –
KOFFLER.DIGITAL – The Koffler's online platform for 100% original FREE, awesome digital arts content. http://kofflerarts.org/ideas-media/koffler-digital/ ... more
KOFFLER.DIGITAL – The Koffler's online platform for 100% original FREE, awesome digital arts content. http://kofflerarts.org/ideas-media/koffler-digital/.