Simon Termine

CONTACT 2017 / Artoronto picks

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May, 2017 / Toronto and GTA

With so much choices, with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 200 exhibitions, it isn’t easy picking exhibits to see.

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Gallery 1313 celebrates its 20 years

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by Simon Termine

Everyone – artist members new and old, visitors and long-time patrons, and foremost members of the Toronto art scene – agrees that Gallery 1313 is an important cornerstone of the communal identity and the city’s art culture.

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Louise Noguchi & Sean Ross Stewart at Birch Contemporary

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by Simon Termine

Noguchi strives to protect against the passage of time that entangles the tumbleweed or will inevitably destroy the marshmallow structures, while Stewart is concerned with preserving and/or reconstructing fading memories.

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Ydessa Hendeles: Death to Pigs at Barbara Edwards Contemporary

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by Simon Termine

Hendeles not only offers a glimpse into the complex development of the “pig” in human civilization; she exposes much of the controversial, characteristically “vulgar” underbelly of the human condition, or rather the potential it has to descend to the begotten level.

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Michael Antkowiak at Wil Kucey Gallery

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by Simon Termine

Antkowiak provides a comprehensive look into how concepts of identity and ownership – not physical ownership, but rather emotional and ontological ownership of an event or memory – are influenced by technologies like social media.

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Ito Laïla’s KASALA at Walnut Contemporary

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Simon Termine

The inherent polychotomy of Ito Laila’s works – with regard to the array of mediums used, concepts explored, and feelings conveyed – is truly unique and interesting.

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Nuit Blanche 2016

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Saturday, October 1, 2016, sunset to sunrise

Phil Anderson, Andriy Bilenkyy, Julie McNeill, Simon Termine


Though this year's variety was slightly smaller than previous years, it was no less impressive and awe-inspiring.

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Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Life by Franco De Simone

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by Simon Termine

The exhibition is an homage to Kahlo’s unique aesthetics and thematic diversity which, when viewed concurrently, serves as the artistic depiction of her history and experiences.

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Francesco Albano: After Grünewald at Robert Kananaj

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by Simon Termine

The goal of my artistic quest is to represent the human body distorted and transformed by the torments and illnesses of the soul and the psyche.

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Zachari Logan & Morley Shayuk at Paul Petro

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by Simon Termine

Zachari Logan and Morley Shayuk explore the complexities of nature, examining its potential connections in itself, between other organisms, and within a societal context, with juxtaposing approaches in both theme and style.

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Joan Kaufman: Surface Tension at Lonsdale Gallery

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by Simon Termine

Joan Kaufman’s work examines the relationship between man and nature, particularly the sentimentality and intimacy that could, and to an extent does, exist between us.

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CONTACT 2016 / Artoronto picks

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Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
May, 2016 / Toronto and GTA


With so much choices, with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 200 exhibitions, it isn’t easy picking exhibits to see.

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