Leanne Simaan

Ebrahim Noroozi

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by Leanne Simaan

Though horrifying, there is an underlying beauty in each series, a humanity that Noroozi accesses with style, compassion, and grace.

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40 Years of Hip Hop

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by Leanne Simaan

Kothari and Paterson provided a lighthearted exhibition that gives super-fans the nostalgic satisfaction of seeing some of their favorites

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CONTACT 2014 / Artoronto.ca Picks

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 2014 / Toronto


With so much choice, with well over 1500 photographers exhibiting throughout the Greater Toronto Area, it isn’t easy picking exhibits to see.

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Wonderlust / Interview with Sarah Anne Johnson

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by Leanne Simaan

they still keep a sense of that intimacy in part because of how I took the pictures (the soft quality of light, the modest framing, etc.) and also because of the painting, drawing and collaging I added to the print

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In the Studio with Jean-Paul Kelly

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February 27, 2014

Organized by Mercer Union


artist and curator Jean-Paul Kelly welcomed guests into his home and studio for an intimate look at a handful of his past works, and his current practice.

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Peter Dykhuis: Peripheral Traces (Dark Heart)

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by Leanne Simaan

Peripheral Traces (Dark Heart) reflects repurposed analog material as well as the artist’s frustration with his lack of inspiration at the time.

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Misled by Nature / Curator and Artist Talk

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February 8, 2014 / 1 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art


Misled by Nature curator Josée Drouin-Brisebois and artist Tricia Middleton talked about their ideas regarding the exhibition

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Metamorphosis

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by Leanne Simaan

Though we are left to contemplate and engage in intellectual dialogue in regards to the metamorphosis of the resurrected found objects, these works also inspire cheer by making their viewer smile.

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CounterIntelligence / project by Charles Stankievech

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by Leanne Simaan

His collection of objects displayed in the Justine M. Barnicke Gallery consists of historic examples spanning from 1930’s Spain to the NSA’s current control of encryption in the USA.

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Zev Farber: Errata (18 to 34)

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by Leanne Simaan

Although Farber’s trilogy of works may seem morbid and pessimistic, he vulnerably offers his audience the opportunity to appreciate and relate to his growth as a human being and as an artist

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Jacqueline Treloar: Coronae Reginae Caeli 1

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by Leanne Simaan

Treloar draws inspiration from the crowned statues of the Virgin Mary and adopts the imagery in order to narrate different periods of her life

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Janet Morton: Sans Vitesse / Amy Bowles: Silent Hand

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Opening Reception:
November 15, 2013, 7 - 10 p.m.

Paul Petro Contemporary Art


Whimsy and playfulness filled the first and second floors of Paul Petro this past Friday evening

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