Steve Rockwell

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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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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Rise and Fall by Nicholas Pye

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by Steve Rockwell

In a twilight, dream-state, all is permitted, the rules having been unbuttoned and loosed. In Pye’s world, the imagination is boundless and surreal – quite beyond the real, as the word surreal suggests.

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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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Nuit Blanche 2014 / Artoronto.ca Picks

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
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It is more centralized this year, so it would be easier to see more shows and performances. It would be an interesting and busy night for sure.

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Late Blooms in the Garden of Modernism

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by Steve Rockwell

When It’s Post, Modernism Always Rings Twice

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Eldon Garnet: Shadows and Shades

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Christopher Cutts Gallery

by Steve Rockwell


If Garnet wears his pessimism on his sleeve, it serves to expose the bur under the saddle of all who are at ease in Zion at their peril.

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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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Christian McLeod: PARTiCLE COLLiSIONS

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by Steve Rockwell

If the painting titles suggest a blunt literalness, the works themselves are open-ended and expansive. It's all that we would expect from "the particle physicist of Canadian art."

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Y.M. Whelan “The Geography of Dreams” at Yumart

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by Steve Rockwell

Yumart had its official launch last Thursday, March 21st with an exhibition of abstract paintings by proprietor Y.M. Whelan.

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Peter Hoffer and Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier

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by Steve Rockwell

An exhibition by two contrasting, but in some ways complementary artists. Both paint very much in the present, with Peter Hoffer arching to nostalgia and Rachel MacFarlane coming off as futuristic

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Toronto as an Emerging North American Art Market

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by Steve Rockwell and Salomeh Ahmadi

It is true that this city has been undergoing an unprecedented building boom in the last several years, certainly in the condo market and it brings new collectors into the art market too.

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