CONTACT 2016 / Artoronto picks

This is the 20th Anniversary of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, the largest photography festival in the world. With so much choices, with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 200 exhibitions 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/writer:

Rewilding the Gardiner / Usue Ruiz Arana
May 1 – 31, 2016
Evergreen  Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue Suite 300, Toronto

Usue Ruiz Arana, York Street, 2015

Jack of All Trades / Rodney Graham
May 12 – July 30, 2016
PREFIX Institute of Contemporary Art
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto

Surface Tension / Joan Kaufman
May 11 – June 12, 2016
Lonsdale Gallery
410 Spadina Road

Joan Kaufman, Root Series 2.2, 2015. Archival pigment print, 44 x 36”

Emese Krunák-Hajagos, publisher/writer:

Hypnagogia / Alec Soth
May 6 – June 25, 2016
Arsenal Toronto
45 Ernest Avenue, Toronto

Alec Soth, Park Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo, 2015. Inkjet print on vinyl, 108 x 144″

The Painted Photograph / Dean West
April 27 – June 4, 2016
Alison Milne Gallery
134 Osler Street, Toronto

Dean West , Palm Springs #1, 2015, Digital C-Type 60”x 96”

Steve Rockwell, publisher/writer:

Object Relations / Thomas Ruff
April 28 – July 31, 2016
Art Gallery of Ontario
316 Dundas Street West, Toronto 

Thomas Ruff, Machinen, 1411, 2003, Chromogenic print, 51 x 66″. © Thomas Ruff / SODRAC (2016)

Jack of All Trades / Rodney Graham
May 12 – July 30, 2016
PREFIX Institute of Contemporary Art
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto

Rodney Graham, Pipe Cleaner Artist, Amalfi “612013, two Painted aluminium light boxes with transmounted chromogenic transparency  90 x 146 x 7”. Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London and Hauser & Wirth (Zürich)

Meghan O’Callaghan

some landings/certains débarquements / Jesse Boles, Robert Burley, L.E. Glazer, Sue Lloyd, Lisa Murzin
May 3 – 28, 2016
John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street, The Macdonald Block, Toronto

Internet Mountains / Clive Holden
May 1 – 31, 2016
Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park, Toronto

Clive Holden, INTERNET MOUNTAINS 28, 2014

Toilet Paper: Toronto Carousel / Maurizio Cattelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari
April 30 – May 31, 2016
Metro Hall
Structure on King Street West and John Street

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Untitled, from Toilet Paper, Courtesy of the artists.

Sunny Kim, writer/photographer:

Field Trip / Sarah Anne Johnson
March 5 – June 5, 2016
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg

Sarah Anne Johnson, Drooping Flower and Beer Can, 2015. Chromogenic print, 30 x 20″. Courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto; Galerie Division, Montreal; Julie Saul Gallery, New York

Ned Pratt
April 28 – May 21, 2016
Nicholas Metivier Gallery
451 king Street West, Toronto

Emily Lawrence, writer/photographer:

Counterpoints: Photography Through the Lens of Toronto Collections
May 6 – July 30, 2016
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
15 King’s College Circle

E. J. Bellocq, Storyville Portrait, ca. 1912. 16 x 14″ framed. Image by E.J. Belloc © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum

Over a Distance Between One and Many / Raymond Boisjoly
April 14 – June 12, 2016
Koffler Gallery
180 Shaw Street, Suite 104-105

Katie Lawson, writer/photographer:

We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow / Kotama Bouabane
April 29 – May 28, 2016
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto

Kotama Bouabane, CC50G, 2015. Chromogenic print, 10 x 8″. Courtesy of the artist

Scotiabank Photography Award / Angela Grauerholz
May 4 – August 21, 2016
Ryerson Image Centre  
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Angela Grauerholz, Sententia I – LXII, (detail), 1998. 62 gelatin silver prints framed in a wood cabinet. © Toni Hafkenscheid. Courtesy of the artist, Art 45, Montreal and Olga Koper Gallery, Toronto

Performing an Archive / Suzy Lake
April 29 – June 4, 2016
Georgia Scherman Projects
33 Tecumseth Street, Toronto

Emily Newell, writer/photographer

Annie MacDonnell / Holding Still // Holding Together
May 4 – 21, 2016
Ryerson Image Centre  
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Annie MacDonell, Holding Still // Holding Together, (video still), 2016. Multi-channel installation. © Annie MacDonell. Courtesy of the artist

Alice Pelot, writer/photographer:

Untitled / Leslie Hewitt
April 28 – May 31, 2016
Olga Korper Gallery
17 Morrow Avenue, Toronto

Leslie Hewitt, Untitled (Perception), 2013, Chromogenic Print, 49.5”x59.6”, Courtesy of the artist and Olga Korper Gallery / Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Internet Mountains / Clive Holden
May 1 – 31, 2016
Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park, Toronto

We Soon Be Nigh! / Brendan George Ko
May 6 – 28, 2016
LE Gallery
1183 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Brendan George Ko, Ground Zero (The State of Ambivalence), 2011, Chromogenic Print, 20”x24”

David Saric, writer/photographer:

Corin Sworn
March 20 – May 29, 2016
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

Drape / Eva Stenram
April 27 – May 31, 2016
King Street West at Spadina Avenue, Toronto

Eva Stenram, Drape (Print 1), 2014

Mnemonic Landscape / 15.7.15@10:30 / James Nizam, Sylvie Bélanger
April 30 – June 4, 2016
Birch Contemporary
129 Secumseth Street, Toronto 

James Nizam, Lathes, Illumincations Series, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 40”x32”, Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary

Simon Termine, writer/photographer

Paintings / Jill Greenberg
May 1 – 31, 2016
Bau-Xi Photo
324 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Jill Greenberg, 160202 Painting 116, 2016. Archival Pigment Print, 77 x 58″. Courtesy of Bau-Xi Photo

The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga / Jake Verzosa
May 1 – September 2, 2016
Royal Ontario Museum
Outside 100 Queen’s Park Entrance

Jake Verzosa, Bayada Gumaad, 2010 (Public Installation)

Surface Tension / Joan Kaufman
May 11 – June 12, 2016
Lonsdale Gallery
410 Spadina Road

*Featured image: Yunus Emre Dogan, Moore Night, 2011 from Urban Moments at Junction NODO, 2885 Dundas Street West, Toronto

 

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