Contact 2015 / 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:

Discover Parkdale / Parkdale Collegiate Institute Students
May 1 – 31, 2015
Parkdale Village – Common Sort
1414 Queen Street West St

Christian C. (PCI Student), Interrupting Interaction, 2014

Proximos (2010-2014) / Russell Monk
May 1 – 31, 2015
Nikola Rukaj Gallery
384 Eglinton Ave W

Russell Monk, Bullfighters, 2012 – 2014
 
La Mirada en el Otro: Conexiones/ Confrontaciones The Spanish National Photography Prize
May 1 – 31, 2015
Edward Day Gallery
952 Queen St W

Emese Krunák-Hajagos, publisher:

Dalston Anatomy / Lorenzo Vitturi
May 2 – June 27, 2015
Contact Gallery
80 Spadina Ave, Ste 205

Lorenzo Vitturi, Plastic Blue #1 & 2, from the series Dalston Anatomy, 2013, Courtesy of the artist

Everything will be forgotten / Frank Rodick
April 30 – May 30, 2015
Articsok Gallery
1697 St. Clair Ave W

Frank Rodick: Portrait, Frances Rodick (Time) 2012, Courtesy of the artist

Contacting Toronto: Expanding cities / Alejandro Cartagene, Owen Fernley, Julia Krolik
May 1 – 31, 2015
Warden Subway Station

Steve Rockwell, publisher:

Rise and Fall / Nicholas Pye
April 30 – May 30, 2015
Birch Contemporary
129 Tecumseth St

Nicholas Pye, The Fleeting I, 2014.

The New Gods / Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Josée Pedneault
May 7 – June 14, 2015
TYPOLOGY Projects
180 Shaw Street, Ste 302

Josée Pedneault / Alejandro Garcia Contreras, New Gods Series, 2013

Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan/ Rita Leistner
April 15 – May 13, 2015
Dylan Ellis Gallery
1840 Danforth Ave

Brinae Bain, writer/photographer

Flesh + Stone / Robert Mapplethorpe
May 2 – 30, 2015
Olga Korper Gallery
17 Morrow Ave

Robert Mapplethorpe, Vibert, 1984, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission, Courtesy of Contact

Lost Canoe / Curtis Wehrfritz
April 29 – June 6, 2015
Alison Milne Gallery
198 Walnut Ave

Marina Dumont, writer/photographer

So Be It / Chris Curreri
May 1 – 31, 2015
The Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park

Chris Curreri, Untitled (Clay Portfolio), 2013

La Mirada en el Otro: Conexiones/ Confrontaciones The Spanish National Photography Prize
May 1 – 31, 2015
Edward Day Gallery
952 Queen St W

Ella Gorevalov, writer

Edouard / Edouard LeBouthillier
May 1 – 31, 2015
Union Station Vitrines – VIA Rail Concourse
65 Front St W

Mia Guttmann, writer/photographer:

Exhibition Narrative / Andrew B. Myers, Jakub Dolejš, Yael Eban, Tim Roda, Oli Sorenson
May 1 – 31, 2015
Angell Gallery
12 Ossington Avenue

Yael Eban, Jenkins, 2014

Tetyana Herych, writer

The Challenge of Abstraction / Elizabeth Zvonar
April 30 – June 6, 2015
Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Ave

Elizabeth Zvonar, We Play to Our Wishes Not To Their Rules, 2015

Part Picture / a group show
May 1 – 31, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
952 Queen St W

Elena Iourtaeva, writer/photographer:

Light Forms / Elzbieta Kurowska
May 1 – 31, 2015
Grasslands Restaurant
478 Queen St W

Elzbieta Kurowska, Venticulus #01, 2014

Surplus / Heidi Leverty
May 1 – 30, 2015
Walnut Contemporary Gallery
201 Niagara St W

Anthos / Chris Joakim
May 1–June 30, 2015
Industrial Storm
1106 Queen St W

Sunny Kim, writer

Tim Johnston: Chemical Compositions
May 1 – May 29, 2014
Arepa Café
492 Queen St W

Tim Johnston, #3 from the “Blue Series”, 2014

Mindset / a group show
May 25 – June 14, 2015
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw St N 2nd Floor Public Gallery

Emily Kovacs, write/photographer

Luminous Fields / Marie-Jeanne Musiol
May 2 – 30, 2015
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain Toronto
65 George Street

Optimism as Cultural Rebellion / Matthew Stone
May 1 – 31, 2015
Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street W

Matthew Stone, Soul Retrieval, 2012-2015, Courtesy of the artist and The Hole, New York

Tree / Myoung Ho Lee
May 1 – 31, 2015
Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria
181 Bay Street

Katie Lawson, writer/photographer

A Person Who Disappears / Chih-Chien Wang
April 30 – June 21, 2015
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive

Chih-Chien Wang, Sleep Under Trees, 2014, Image courtesy of Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain

The New Gods / Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Josée Pedneault
May 7 – June 14, 2015
TYPOLOGY Projects
180 Shaw Street, Ste 302

No One Says Anything, Everyone Remembers Everything
May 1 – 31, 2015
Ryerson Artspace
1214 Queen West Street

David Saric, writer

Scotiabank Photography Award / Mark Ruwedel
April 29–June 28, 2015
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street

Mark Ruwedel, Chocolate Mountains: A Ceremonial Trail. The Ice Age, 2001, Courtesy of the artist, Gallery Luisotti and Art 45 

Beaux Gestes  / Yto Barrada
May 22 – July 11, 2015
A Space Gallery
401 Richmond Street West, Ste 110

Canada By Rail and By Sea / Scott Conarroe
April 29 – June 28, 2015
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould St

Simon Termine, writer/photographer

Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photos by Henryk Ross / Henryk Ross
January 31 – June 14, 2015
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W

Negative Exposure / Randy Grskovic and Wil Murray
May 2 – 30, 2015
Katzman Contemporary
86 Miller Street

Wil Murray, Rotten Row 2, 2014

More Real than Reality: the Art of Canadian Composite Photography (1870-1930)
May 1 – 31, 2015
Campbell House Museum
160 Queen Street West

Vanessa Zeoli, writer/photographer

Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan/ Rita Leistner
April 15 – May 13, 2015
Dylan Ellis Gallery
1840 Danforth Ave

Rita Leistner, Afghanistan, 2011, © Rita Leistner / Basetrack

Generations / Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
May 2 – October 18, 2015
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Centre Block, 3rd Fl

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