CONTACT 2014 / Artoronto.ca Picks

With so much choice, with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area,  it isn’t easy picking exhibits to see.
We all  look forward to seeing much more than the ones listed but these caught our interest and everyone is sure to have their own list as well.

Phil Anderson, publisher:

Steve Payne / False Fronts
May 8 – July 30, 2014
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
401 Richmond Street W.

Steve Payne, Bay Roberts, from False Fronts, 2010

Richard Renaldi / Touching Strangers
April 30 –  June 1, 2014
Metro Hall
King & John

Richard Renaldi, Elaine and Arly, New York, 2012

Parkdale Collegiate Institute Students
May 1 – 31, 2014
Sponsored by the Parkdale Village B.I.A.
Various Locations (nine) in  Parkdale

Emese Krunák-Hajagos, publisher:

Material Self: Performing the Other Within / Group show
May 1 – June 1, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
952 Queen St W

David Favrod, Autoportrait en pouple, 2009, Courtesy of the artist

The Entire City Project: Royal Ontario Museum / Michael Awad
May 3 – September 28, 2014
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park

Marc Audette, Adad Hannah
May 3 – 31, 2014
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain Toronto
65 George St

Marc Audette, Castlegar, BC, 2012, Courtesy Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain

Steve Rockwell, publisher:

Jessica Eaton
May 1 – 31, 2014 
Jessica Bradley Gallery
74 Miller St

Jessica Eaton, Cfaal 384, 2013, Courtesy Jessica Bradley Gallery

Hamilton / Joseph Hartman
May 10 – June 7, 2014 
Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen St W

The Rift / Dominic Nahr
April 25 – May 31, 2014 
O’Born Contemporary
131 Ossington Ave

Dominic Nahr, Untitled, Kenya, Nairobi. , 2012, © Dominic Nahr, Courtesy of O’Born Contemporary

Six Characters in Search of a Photograph / Fausta Facciponte
May 15 – June 29, 2014
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Dr

Mitch Billinkoff, intern:

Portraits / Gordon Parks
April 25 – August 3, 2014
Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND)
1 Lansdowne Ave 2nd Fl

Gordon Parks, Emerging Man, Harlem, New York, 1952, Copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation. Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation.

Bright View: Z-Ro Collective presented by Flop Haus / Group show
May 8 – 14, 2014
Project Gallery
1109 Queen Street E

Mia Guttmann, intern:

PSEUDO / Group show
May 8 – 18, 2014
OCAD University
100 McCaul St Great Hall

Camilla Storgaard (Berlin), Material Beauty, 2014

Ken Matsubara
May 3–31
Olga Korper Gallery
17 Morrow Ave

Elena Iourtaeva, intern:

Cloud Cover / Joan Kaufman
May 4 – 28, 2014
Lonsdale Gallery
410 Spadina Rd

Joan Kaufman, Cloud Cover 1.1, 2013

Reunions / Steven Beckly
May 1 – 31, 2014
Toronto Image Works Gallery
80 Spadina Ave 207

Amy Luo, intern:

KWE / Rebecca Belmore
May 15 – August 9, 2014
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle

Rebecca Belmore, Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother, 1991, Courtesy of Walter Philips Gallery, The Banff Centre

Portraits / Wyn Geleynse
May 1 – 31, 2014
Katzman Contemporary
86 Miller St

Aurore Mathys, intern:

The Purists / The Manipulators
May 1 – 31, 2014
Akasha Art Projects
511 Church St 200

Osheen Harruthoonyan, Pour Étienne et son ciel, 2013.

Hiding in Plain Sight
April 18 – September 14, 2014
Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1
6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga

Melina Rymberg, intern:

I’m Not There / Saman Aghvami
April 30–May 24
I.M.A. Gallery
80 Spadina Ave 305

Saman Aghvami, Arasg: Painter and Illustrator, 2012.

Prairie and Pavement / Ian Brown
May 2 – June 2, 2014
Evergreen Brickworks – Kilns
550 Bayview Ave 300, Toronto M4W 3X8

Gagan Sandhu, intern:

Material Self: Performing the Other Within / Group show
May 1 – June 1, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
952 Queen St W

Namsa Leuba, Statuette Ndoki, Saléou Guinea, from the series Ya Kala Ben , 2011, Courtesy of the artist

 

Libraria: The Evolution of Literary Spaces / Elaine Chan-Dow
April 25 – May 30, 2014 
IX Gallery
11 Davies Ave 101

Veronica Scarpati, intern:

The Beauty of Life / Elaine Waisglass
May 1 – 31, 2014
First Canadian Place Gallery
100 King St W

Elaine Waisglass, Peonia Bowl

Makros
May 1 – 31, 2014
The Junction, Kingsway Chiropractic
3021 Dundas St W

Leanne Simaan, intern:

Ebrahim Noroozi
May 10 – 31, 2014
Nikola Rukaj Gallery
384 Eglinton Ave W

Ebrahim Noroozi, Mournful Women, 2013, Ebrahim Noroozi, Nikola Rukaj Gallery

Faces and Phases / Zanele Muholi
May 1– June 1, 2014
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould St

Alice Tallman, intern:

Joy and Sorrow: Photographs and Films by Elisa Julia Gilmour and Ben Freedman
May 15 – June 29, 2014
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Dr

Maddy Tripp, intern:

Scotiabank Photography Award: Stan Douglas
May 1 – June 1, 2014
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould St

Stan Douglas, Kung-Fu Fighting, 1974, Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York, London, and Victoria Miro, London

Ruins / Jérôme Nadeau
May 2 – June 7, 2014
Gallery 44 – Vitrines
401 Richmond St W 120

Liuyi Zhang, intern:

Through The Body: Lens-Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists
April 29 – June 28, 2014
University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle

Ye Funa, Grandparents, 2010

In Character: Self-Portrait of the Artist as Another
May 2 – June 1,2014
National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
952 Queen St W

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