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Toronto Art Exhibitions May 20 to 27

Toronto Art Exhibitions May 20 to 27

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Every week, we hunt for the best art events and exhibitions openings not to be missed in Toronto. Here are the results:

Future 33 – Exhibition and Art Party

May 20th – June 11th, 2016, Opening Reception: May 20th, 7 pm – 11 pm

FUTURE 33 presents the work of 33 Toronto artists who are currently producing compelling, relevant artwork. By bringing together a unique selection of acclaimed Toronto-based artists, the exhibition acts, as lookbook of those whom we believe will redefine the landscape of both the local and international art scene. Featuring work by: Rajni Perera, Lido Pimienta, Aubyn O’Grady (League of Lady Wrestlers), Rouzbeh Akhbari, Maya Ben David, Diana Hosseini, Nyssa Komorowski, Tau Lewis, Tsēma Tamara Skubovius, Aman Sandhu, Daniele Dennis, Sarah D’angelo, jes sachse, Dorica Manuel, Sonali Menezes, Oreka James, Curtia Wright, Franco Arcieri, Rebecca Noone, Pablo Muñoz, Dainesha, Nugent-Palache, Alvis Parsley, Jeff Bierk , Gillian Dykeman, Annyen Lam, jj Chau, Whitney Wong, Shanna Van Maurik, Meryl McMaster, Sean Martindale, Stefan Herda, Robert Anthony O’Halloran and Jesi the Younger. 

Curated by YTB Gallery: Sebastián Benítez, Brette Gabel, Anjuli Rahaman, Humboldt Magnussen, Marsya Maharani, Marjan Verstappen, Geneviève Wallen, Joan Lillian Wilson 


Tattoo Pop Up with Sarah D’Angelo

In conjunction with the Younger Than Beyonce Gallery, I will be hosting a stick and poke event in the space on the opening night for the show FUTURE 33. Here is a link to the actual event page:

• my tattoo portfolio on instagram: @_sarahaha_
• Stick and pokes are available at a suggested donation rate
• flash will be available to choose imagery from
• if you’d like to make an appointment send me a direct message or email @ [email protected]


LaToya Ruby Frazier

Friday, May 27, 2016 – 6pm

Informed by documentary practices from the turn of the last century, photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier uses visual autobiographies to capture social inequality and historical change in the postindustrial age. Join us for this special keynote presentation, in which Frazier will consider the work, legacy and influence of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks and his contemporaries. To discover more about Gordon Parks, visit his work on display in the AGO exhibition “Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s.”


Running with Art Critics: 90 minute three-gallery 5k.

A photography-focused 90 minute three-gallery 5k, with 15 minute intervals. We’ll spend 15 minutes at each gallery, where runner-critics will give a 5 minute response to each exhibition, and we’ll spend 15 minutes running to the next gallery at a gentle, conversational pace. Free and open to the public.

Start: 2 pm at the Koffler Gallery at 180 Shaw Street.
End: 3:30 pm at the Ryerson Image Centre at 33 Gould Street.

Participants are welcome to join in at any point along the route.


Black Cat Artspace 3rd Year Anniversary Party 

May 25 at 7 PM – Music, Food, Artists, Fun!

We’re excited to mark the third year anniversary of Black Cat Artspace so we’re throwing a catered party with fantastic food at a much larger gallery space on Queen St.


Various Small Portraits

Saturday, May 21st for the opening of Various Small Portraits, a photographic group show curated by Luis Mora. Works by: Aaron Mcelroy , Alana Celii , Ali Bosworth, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Benedict Brink, Brett Gundlock , Dafy Hagai , Denelle Kennedy , Elizabeth Renstrom , Ériver Hijano, Eva Michon , Fantavious Fritz , Gemma Warren, Grace Ahlbom, Hayley Louisa Brown, Hudson Hayden, Jamie Campbell , Jody Rogac , Jonnie Craig, Jordan Sullivan, Julian Berman , Justin Aranha , Kane Hopkins , Kristie Muller , Laura Lynn Petrick, Lindley Warren, Matthew Tammaro , Molly Matalon , Nathan Cyprys , Noel Rodo Vankeulen, Ryan Allan , Ryan Lowry, Samuel Bradley, Sarah Blais , Scott Pilgrim , Seth Fluker , Stephanie Noritz , Steven Beckly, Suzanna Zak, Tess Roby , Vanessa Heins


Mercy Exhibit Opening Night Reception

May 27 – June 5. Mon – Sat 10 – 6 and Sun 12 – 5.

solo exhibition to showcase a series I shot while working with Mercy Ships in Madagascar, earlier this year.  


David Clarkson Gallery Talk

Saturday May 21 2:00 PM. Painter David Clarkson discusses his current exhibition “Remotes” at Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects


Walkthrough with Brendan George Ko

Join Brendan George Ko as he discusses his exhibition , “We Soon be Nigh!” on May 21st at 1pm.  This featured exhibition is part of the 20th annual Scotiabank Pphotograhpy Festival.



Montreal’s Chromatic festival, along with Hermann & Audrey, present Chromatic Toronto a brand new and exciting exhibition at Rally Ossington on May 27 and 28.

Experience art in a unique environment featuring new and innovative creative work from Montreal and Toronto’s rising artists as well as from the intertionnally reknown Daniel Iregui and Mike Pelletier. Combining innovative initiatives, new media, digital art installation, painting, video projection, street art, and music, Chromatic Toronto is in the city at RallyOssington for a 2-day event only!