CONTACT 2017 / Artoronto picks

This is the 21th 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:

The Past is Never Far / Summer Leigh
May 7–September 17
Mackenzie House
82 Bond St.

Summer Leigh, College Street from Yonge Street. Digital photograph through analog image. Toronto Archives Fonds: 1244, Item 1104, 2014 & 1916

Fluid Beauty / Robert Mapplethorpe
April 29–May 27
Olga Korper Gallery
17 Morrow Ave
Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, 1982. Gelatin silver print, 20×16. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission

The Marco Flow Perception, Luca Hiroyuki d’Addario
May 2-June 2
Provo Foodbar
308 Dundas St. W.

Emese Krunák-Hajagos, publisher/writer:

night vision / Richard Kuzniak
May 1–31
Junction – Coolearth Architecture Inc.
386 Pacific Ave

Richard Kuzniak, Kensington Market, 2016
BODY OF COLOUR / Stef Eleoff, Callen Schaub
May 5–28
Project Gallery Studios
184 Munro St Unit 6

Fallen Princesses / Dina Goldstein
May 11–June 10
Gallery House
2068 Dundas St W

Dina Goldstein, Rapunzel, 2007

Steve Rockwell, publisher/writer:

Suzy Lake
April 29–August 13
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street Toronto
Suzy Lake, Thin Green Line, 2001, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist and Georgia Scherman Projects

dot-dot-dot / Jacob Whibley
May 12–31
233 Spadina Ave

Bound, Hupfield 2017 / Maria Hupfield
January 28–May 14
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery,  South Façade
231 Queens Quay W.

Maria Hupfield, Bound, Hupfield 2017, 2017. Inkjet print on vinyl, 19 × 31′. Courtesy of the artist.

Andriy Bilenkyy, writer/photographer

As Yet Untitled / Max Dean
April 29–August 13
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street Toronto

Blueberry Hill / Seth Fluker
April 25–May 28
Cross-Canada Billboard Locations
Billboards on Lansdowne Ave at Dundas St W and College St

Seth Fluker, Cowboy Trail Triptych, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

Deutsche Demokratische Republik: The Stasi Archives / Adrian Fish
April 22–May 14
loop Gallery
1273 Dundas St W.

Adrian Fish, Stasi Archives #3692, Archival pigment print, 36 x 24″

Jordan Fee, writer/photographer:

It’s All Happening So Fast: A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment / Group Exhibition
May 3–July 15
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
15 King’s College Circle

Margo Pfeiff, Contaminated soil bags at Lower Base, Cape Dyer, 2013 © Margo Pfeiff

A Survey of Photographs / Charles Gagnon
May 13–June 17
Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen St W.

Charles Gagnon, Fictions to Jorge Luis Borqes S2A, 1987. Gelatin silver print, 8×10.

Don’t Forget to Wave / Tommy Keith
May 4–14
Unlovable General & Gallery
1415 Dundas St W.

Carolyn Peralta, writer/photographer:

Pacifier / Petra Collins
April 29–June 24
80 Spadina Ave Ste 205

Petra Collins, Anna and Kathleen (Rainbow), 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

Lindsi Beth Perspectives /Lindsi Hollend
April 30–May 14
Creeds Coffee Bar
390 Dupont St

Queen Street West / Dario Fresco
May 1–28
Century 21 Regal Realty
1291 Queen St W.

Dario Fresco, Queen Street West, 2016

David Saric, writer/photographer:

Newfoundlandings / Michael Snow
May 5–July 22
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
401 Richmond Ste 124

Michael Snow, Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids), Video still, 62 mins. Courtesy of the artist.

As Yet Untitled / Max Dean
April 29–August 13
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street Toronto

Max Dean, As Yet Untitled, 1992-1995, View of robotic installation, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1997. Courtesy of the artist and the Art Gallery of Ontario. © Max Dean

Pacifier / Petra Collins
April 29–June 24
80 Spadina Ave Ste 205

Simon Termine, writer/photographer:

Free Black North
April 29–August 20
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W.

Unknown photographer, Unhappy girl, 1870-1880. Tintype, 3.5 x 2.5”. Richard Bell Family Fonds, Brock University Archives. Courtesy of Brock University Archives. © 2017 Art Gallery of Ontario

Size Matters / Finn O’Hara & Steve Driscoll
March 11–August 20
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburgsmartphonehoesjes-nlbest replica watch website

Finn O’Hara & Steve Driscoll, For a Moment, 2014. Chromogenic print, 45 x 60″

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