Elena Iourtaeva

Makeshift at Gallery 44

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by Elena Iourtaeva

Makeshift by Maegan Hill-Carroll, Brea Souders and Ève K. Tremblay is a delightful display of masterful compositional and coloristic balance

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CONTACT Photography Festival 2015 / Launch Party

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May 1, 2015 / 7 - 10 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival's opening was a party, where the aura of change hung heavy in the air.

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Contact 2015 / Artoronto.ca picks

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 2015 / 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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“Phantom Limbs” at Scrap Metal Gallery

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by Elena Iourtaeva

The acoustic interplay of these aesthetically similar works connects the three artistic vectors, otherwise separated by year of creation, from 1975 to 2015.

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Love Art Fair 2015

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Opening Night: April 16, 2015, 7–10 p.m.

by Brinae Bain and Elena Iourtaeva


The fair as a whole is smaller than last year and it is better viewable in its entirety. There is a good balance in terms of quantity, quality and medium.

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The Artist Project 2015

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February 19 – 22, 2015

Better Living Centre


It is an excellent way to get out and mingle with the creative minds that are forging new ground in the art world.

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everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

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by Elena Iourtaeva

Together, the two venues put each other’s modes of display in perspective, opening a discussion regarding the contemporary museum experience and permitting a more engaged approach to the show as a whole.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time / Press Preview

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February 3, 2015
Art Gallery of Ontario


The goal of the curators is to provide a comprehensive cultural experience that would be relevant to a broad audience in Toronto

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Order of Operations by Noel Middleton at Narwhal

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by Elena Iourtaeva

Just as Middleton discovered the history of the building through layer after layer of past renovations, the viewers are encouraged to uncover layers of significance in his work and reflect on the gallery space.

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The Disappeared / Gallery 44

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by Elena Iourtaeva

While the questions raised by Grigorenko and Heyn-Jones certainly are important and worth considering, the means offered to the viewers for exploration do not seem to be quite as effective as the artists describe them to be.

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A new museum in Toronto: Aga Khan Museum

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by Elena Iourtaeva

The architect Fumihiko Maki created a majestic building, where architectural elements are echoed by matching window blinds, sophisticated ceiling design and curated wall decorations.

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Wall to Wall / The Artist Proof Sale

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December 4, 2014 / 6 - 9 p.m.

by Elena Iourtaeva


The crowd was buzzing with festive spirit. Hallways welcomed visitors with artisanal merchandize, supplementing the profusion of gorgeous artworks on sale at the galleries.

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