Every week, we hunt for the best art events and exhibitions openings not to be missed in Toronto. Here are the results:
HISTORY REPEATING | Kim Dayman
June 1st – 5th 2016
Reception: Thursday June 2nd, 7-9pm
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
The latest exhibition from artist Kim Dayman reminisces about the past drawing parallels between today’s bias information sharing and crafted truths with historical instances when similar bias, that was then widely accepted, is in the present day proven to be false. info : facebook.com/events
TIMELESS COLLISION : WORKS BY ANDRE KAN AND CARMELA CASUCCIO
June 2nd-July 2nd 2016 / Opening reception: Thursday June 2nd from 6:30-9pm. Artists in attendance. Goodies served. Info – facebook.com/events
Dieter Mammel // HOT
opening reception : Thursday, June 2, 2016
exhibition runs : June 2 – June 29, 2016
Artist will be in attendance . Info – facebook.com/events
ROYAL CAFE: CHINESE-WESTERN IN ALBERTA | Elyse Bouvier
OPENING, JUNE 2 , Exhibition: June 1-12 | Wed–Fri: 1–6 PM, Sat–Sun: 12–5 PM . Info – facebook.com/events
About the Work:
Royal Cafe is a journey through rural Alberta’s landscape, streets, and small town Chinese-Western restaurants. Through a collage-like installation of photos, sound, food, and material, the artist seeks to invite wonder while exploring the complex relationship between food, place, and Canadian cultural hybridity.
MY/NY DELUXE PICTURE BOOK | Stephanie Power
OPENING, JUNE 2 | 8–10 PM. Exhibition continues through June 2-8, 2016 / INFO – facebook.com/events
About the Work: The act of walking through New York with a camera is an act of reflecting. MY/NY DELUXE PICTURE BOOK is a photo collage scrapbook of New York City. The artist reflects upon her family’s relationship with the city, using her father’s photographs as a counterpoint to her own. New York looms large in the collective imagination, resulting in a myriad of versions. Power’s walks through the city are both aspirational and aesthetic, bound by the inescapable extremes that it presents. MY/NY DELUXE PICTURE BOOK is the artist’s interpretation of the city.
GRAVITY IS QUIET | Frances Juriansz
OPENING, JUNE 9 | 8–10 P . Exhibition Run: June 6-11 / INFO – facebook.com/events
About the Work: Gravity is quiet is a three-channel video installation that explores the possibility of creating a portrait of a state of mind. This optimal state of consciousness, called flow, reveals a subtle and hidden world of true presence and untapped potential. Can immersive art create an embodied experience?
SYNESTHESIA: Paintings by Toronto artist Kirk Sutherland
To celebrate this year’s PRIDE month, Urban Gallery is presenting local artist Kirk Sutherland’s stunning SYNESTHESIA showcase of contemporary abstract paintings. Exhibition runs from Thurs. June 2nd to Sat. July 2nd, 2016. // Opening Reception Thurs. June 2 (5pm to 8pm) // INFO – facebook.com/events
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Malinda Prud’homme Solo Exhibit
This exhibition will contain a collection of female portraiture that expresses the natural beauty of woman. By capturing a variety of women from all walks of life; Toronto Portrait Artist Malinda Prud’homme hopes to express that ALL women are beautiful; regardless of age, size, ethnicity, or personal style. Opening 3rd June/ INFO – facebook.com/events
Adam Lee: Of A Great and Mighty Shadow
OPENING ON FRIDAY JUNE 3, FROM 7-9 PM.
ANGELL GALLERY is proud to present ADAM LEE: OF A GREAT AND MIGHTY SHADOW, the North American debut exhibition by this Melbourne, Australia-based artist. The exhibition will be view in both the Main Gallery space and the Project Gallery from June 3 to July 2, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 3, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Info – facebook.com/events
Opening 3rd of June / info – facebook.com/events
Dirtnap is a playfully dark nod to this death and rebirth of information as it is remembered. The show presents the viewer with haunted images of peoples’ pasts and images of those who once stood in front of a camera, many of which have died. The images range from the painterly sublime to the casual snapshot. Chad Gauthier and Greg McCarthy both find reference in photographic imagery to produce images based on memory and the role of the artists’ hand in creating these newer images.
Verant Richards Award Winner: Arma Yari
Artist Walkthrough 5 – 6 PM . 3r of June + Opening: 6 – 8 PM / info – facebook.com/events
Agnes Wong, Anique J Jordan, Anyse Ducharme, Hannah Doucet, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Noah Spivak. Proof is Gallery 44’s annual exhibition of photo-based work by Canadian emerging artists reflecting a range of current concerns and practices in contemporary photography from across the country. Proof is often one of the first exhibitions in a professional context for an emerging artist and has featured work by Karin Bubas, Janieta Eyre, Isabelle Hayeur, Germaine Koh, Laurie Kang, Nicholas Pye, Althea Thauberger, and Andrew Wright.
A Cat-Themed Art Show!
SUMMER OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 6–9 PM. EXHIBITION: June 23 to August 21, 2016
Koffler Gallery | Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
Curator: Mona Filip . Full details – kofflerarts.org