The Art Gallery of Windsor presents five new exhibitions this spring

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Published on : 2012-04-20 01:00:00

The Art Gallery of Windsor presents five new exhibitions this spring

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Jamelie Hassan, L'espace de l'alphabet (1997/ 2012), installation

Mary E. Wrinch Falling Leaves, Bathurst Street Ravine, ca. 1910-28 oil on board, Gift of the Gordon Conn-Mary E. Wrinch Trust, 1970

Fridays Live! April 20 7 – 10pm

Opening reception for spring exhibitions
Mingle with international artists and curators; enjoy live music by Kero & Annie Hall, studio activities and a cash bar. Admissions $7, free for AGW members and children 12 years and under.

Re-enacting Resistance: Jamelie Hassan

Curated by Srimoyee Mitra
For three decades, Jamelie Hassan's art practice has expanded the contemporary art discourse in Canada. Re-enacting Resistance brings significant photograph, film and video-based installations that highlight Hassan's activist art practice. Focussing on Hassan's contribution to the role of the artist as a cultural agent, she revisits her early works that served as interlocutors of social justice.

April 21, 1pm: Screening of The Films and Videos of Jamelie Hassan and Tour

Curated by Julian Jason Haladyn and Mariam Jordan
Join Jamelie Hassan for a screening and discussion about her films and videos followed by a tour of a site-specific work created in 1997 Please register with Nicole McCabe at nmccabe@agw.ca 519-977-0013 ext 134

April 26, 6.30 – 9pm: MayWorks Windsor tour and Artist Trading Cards and Stitch & Bitch

Join AGW Curator of Contemporary Art and the Director for tours of their exhibitions: Re-enacting Resistance: Jamelie Hassan and Mary E. Wrinch, followed by a Stitch & Bitch and Artists Trading Cards exchange.

Land Marks: Contemporary Photographs from the AGW Collection

Works by Christine Burchnall, Stan Douglas, ThinkArchitecture, Bill Vazan and Douglas Walker
Curated by Srimoyee Mitra
This exhibition brings together photographic practices that examine, memorialize and interpret the conditions of the post-industrial landscapes and built environment of the Windsor/Detroit region.

May 6, 1pm: Land Marks: Contemporary Photographs from the AGW Collection

A tour by Professor Starling
The AGW, SB Contemporary and Dodolab bring Professor William Starling to Windsor. A descendant of the European Starlings introduced to Central Park in the 1890s, Prof. Starling will tour Land Marks from his inter-species perspective discussing adaptation, invasive species and habitat loss.

Female Self-Representation & the Public Trust: Mary E. Wrinch and the AGW Collection

Curated by Catharine Mastin
Mary E. Wrinch—painter, printmaker and educator, worked in advance of the Group of Seven, she too canoed and painted in the Muskoka region and, as a single woman, built a two-storey cottage. By 1928 she shifted from painting to printmaking, developing a reputation as one of the country's accomplished artists in linoleum block printing.

Re-appearances: Old "friends from the AGW Collection"

Curated by Catharine Mastin
From artist-members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in the 1880s and 1890s, to those of the Group of Seven, and the Automatistes to artists working independently of such socio-artistic organizations, the exhibit celebrates several major milestones in the establishment and diversity of art practice in Canada. Art by Inuit artists is included here alongside artist contemporaries from major urban centres in the southern borders and artists from the Prairies and Western Canada to recognize the Inuit as important producers of visual art alongside (not separate from) dominant Euro-Canadian artists.

Correspondences

Works by Nicky Hamlyn, Angela Allen and Simon Payne
Curated by Nicky Hamlyn with Oona Mosna and Jeremy Rigsby
Celebrating three distinguished British artists Correspondences features work by the filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn, painter Angela Allen and video artist Simon Payne. Coinciding with the 18th edition of Media City Film Festival this exhibition explores colour, frame, medium, perceptual modalities, and translation between media.

Programs in partnership with Media City Film Festival and LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers)

Artist-in Residence: Nicky Hamlyn
April 25-May 16
Renowned British artist Nicky Hamlyn will spend three weeks creating site-specific films in Windsor and Detroit, intended for both cinema and gallery, culminating in their presentation during festival week (May 22-26).

Cameraless Filmmaking 16mm Film Workshop and presentation by LIFT

Sunday, April 29 11 am – 4:30 pm. FREE
Using 16mm sound recording film, flashlights and found objects participants will produce a short collaborative film in one session. The class is free and open to the public and will be instructed by LIFT's Executive Director Ben Donoghue and Education Coordinator Coral Aiken.

Film. Develop. Project.16mm Film Workshops with Nicky Hamlyn (UK)

Saturday, April 28 • Saturday, May 5 • Saturday, May 12 • 11 am – 4:30 pm
Free one-day intensive workshops with Nicky Hamlyn introducing participants to basic 16mm film production.

For registration and details:

The Art Gallery of Windsor: www.agw.ca
Media City Film Festival: www.mediacityfilmfestival.com

May 24, 2pm Correspondences tour and discussion

Join renowned artists Nicky Hamlyn, Angela Allen, Simon Payne for a tour of their exhibition followed by a panel moderated by Tess Takahashi.

SPECIAL SCREENING

IAIN BAXTER&: Super 8 INFORMATION
Friday, May 25 at 2pm, FREE
Rare Super 8 film screening, book launch and panel discussion moderated by Adam Lauder
This program will mark the first ever screening of IAIN BAXTER&'s Super 8 films from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. BAXTER& used Super 8 film to both document the activities of the N.E. Thing Co. and create independent artworks. Many of the films are of great historical significance to both BAXTER&'s own practice and to the larger field of conceptual art of the era (e.g. Lucy Lippard Walking North [1970]). Intended to celebrate one of Canada's most significant artists, this program will feature between 12-16 single-reel Super 8 films (shown in their original format) accompanied by an animated talk by IAIN BAXTER& himself.

Spring exhibitions are on view until June 10, 2012.

Artists and Curator are available for interviews.

For more information about the exhibitions, please contact: Nicole McCabe, nmccabe@agw.ca 519-977-0013 ext. 134

AGW 401 Riverside Drive, Windsor, ON N9A 7J1 www.agw.ca

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Dawit L. Petros: Mahber Shaw'ate (Association of 7)

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Dawit L. Petros, Single Cube Formation, No. 2, Santa Barbara, CA, Chromogenic print, 30 x 36", 2011.
Image courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY


The Print Studio Presents:
Dawit L. Petros: Mahber Shaw'ate (Association of 7)
Curated by Sally Frater
April 20 – June 2, 2012
Opening reception: Friday May 11, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday May 16, 7:00 pm

Mahber Shaw'ate (Association of 7), are photographs of temporary installations that investigate permutational possibilities and the disjuncture between physical and abstract materiality. The works appropriate the framework of an east African alphabet script (Tigrinya, Petros' first language) and cardboard boxes. Petros integrates performative strategies, sculpture, and installation with legacies of studio and landscape imagery. The arrangements were constructed in locations ranging from Santa Barbara, California; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Nazareth, Ethiopia. The works merge possibilities inherent to specific cultural references: an African alphabet (a parallel model for seriality) and minimalist traditions. Petros' photographs present a hybridized third form, which extracts liberally from both.

Dawit L. Petros mixed media installations are rooted in photography but engage liberally with the language of sculpture, performance, and painting. His works juxtapose an array of physical and cultural spaces. He employs abstraction as an act of translation to push against naturalized ways of understanding form, color, and subjectivity. By drawing upon cultural practices rooted in global modernist histories, Petros' artistic language enables a metaphorically rich articulation of the fluidity and contingency of contemporary African experiences.

Petros studied Art as a Fulbright Fellow at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Concordia University, Montreal and History at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Recent and upcoming exhibitions sites include The National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC; The Durban Art Gallery in Durban; The World Festival of Black Arts and Culture in Dakar; Atalier Gallery in Addis Ababa; The Nasher Museum of Art in Durham; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit; The Royal Ontario Museum of Art in Toronto; and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Petros has been awarded an Art Matters Fellowship, Canada Council Production Grants, and residencies at the McColl Center for Visual Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Mahber Shaw'ate (Association of 7) is co-presented by Third Space Art Projects. The artist will also conduct a residency supported by Turkstra Lumber. The artist talk will be held at 126/128 James St. North at the Urban Arts Initiative in Hamilton.

Media Contact: Sally Frater: programming@theprintstudio.ca
Gallery hours: Wed - Fri 12 am - 5 pm, Sat 11am to 5 pm
The Print Studio, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9, Tel: 905.524.2415 | www.theprintstudio.ca | info@theprintstudio.ca. The Print Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of our membership and The Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Hamilton Community Foundation, the City of Hamilton and the Department of Canadian Heritage.



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Spring Exhibitions open April 20

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SAVE THE DATE!
The Art Gallery of Windsor presents:
Fridays Live! April 20, 2012, 7 – 10pm
Opening reception for Spring 2012 exhibitions
Electronic Music by Kero + Annie Hall
Admissions $7, free for AGW members and children 12 years and under

Re-enacting Resistance: Jamelie Hassan.

Curated by Srimoyee Mitra.
April 21- June 10

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Jamelie Hassan, L'espace de l'alphabet (video still), 2000/ 2012, mixed media installation

Re-enacting Resistance brings together key works that highlight Hassan's activist art practice. Focussing on Hassan's significant contribution to the role of the artist as a cultural agent, she revisits her early works that served as interlocutors of social justice. Merging the role of an organizer with that of an artist, Hassan re-enacts major installations from her prolific career to re-examine and question the shared responsibilities of artists, viewers and public galleries and museums at a time when civil unrest, violence and censorship threaten artists, journalists and cultural producers across the world.

April 21, 1pm: Films and Videos of Jamelie Hassan

Curated by Julian Jason Haladyn and Mariam Jordan
Join Jamelie Hassan for a screening and discussion about her ongoing engagement with film and video practices followed by a tour of a site-specific work created by Hassan in 1997 as part of her AGW exhibit Mediterranean Modern curated by Helga Pakasaar.


Land Marks: Contemporary Photographs from the AGW Collection

Works by Christine Burchnall, Stan Douglas, ThinkArchitecture, Bill Vazan and Douglas Walker
Curated by Srimoyee Mitra
April 21- June 10

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Douglas Walker, Untitled #11, 1987.

We live in an image-saturated world. From family albums to police files, Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, to our mobile phones, digital cameras, hard drives with file sharing programs, we navigate through a shapeless empire of accrued images. Since the camera is literally an archiving machine every photograph is an archival object. This exhibition brings together a range of photographic practices - from ones that are conceptually staged to documentation and archiving practices - that examine, memorialize and interpret the conditions of the post-industrial landscapes and built environment of the Windsor/Detroit region through the lens of various photographers from the collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor.

For information on talks and tours, please visit: http://www.agw.ca/event/494


Mary Wrinch

April 21 – June 10, 2012
Curated by Catharine Mastin

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Art Studio, Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, ca. 1915, where Mary Wrinch taught art classes from 1901-36. Photograph courtesy Bishop Strachan School Archives.

Painter and printmaker Mary Evelyn Wrinch (1877-1969) was an active member of the visual arts community in Toronto in the early 20th century. This exhibition features paintings and lino block prints, with subject matter that includes landscapes and industrial activity in Muskoka as well as floral imagery developed in response to her gardens in Wychwood Park, Toronto where she lived for many decades alone and with her husband, artist George A. Reid. The exhibition shows her to be an accomplished artist and important printmaker, and traces the formation of the collection of her work at the AGW.


Correspondences

Works by Nicky Hamlyn, Angela Allen and Simon Payne
Organized and Curated by Media City Film Festival
April 21- June 10

Celebrating three distinguished British artists working in diverse media Correspondences features work by the filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn, painter Angela Allen and video artist Simon Payne. Organized to coincide with the 18th edition of Media City Film Festival, this exhibition deals with questions of colour, frame, medium, perceptual modalities, and translation between media.

For information on talks and public programs please visit: http://www.agw.ca/exhibitions/upcoming/347

Special Screening:

IAIN BAXTER&: Super 8 INFORMATION
Friday, May 25 at 2:00pm
Rare Super 8 film screening, book launch and panel discussion
Moderated by Adam Lauder

This program will mark the first ever screening of IAIN BAXTER&'s rare Super 8 films from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. BAXTER& used Super 8 film to both document the activities of the N.E. Thing Co. and create independent artworks. Many of the films are of great historical significance to both BAXTER&'s own practice and to the larger field of conceptual art of the era (e.g. Lucy Lippard Walking North [1970]). Intended to celebrate one of Canada's most significant artists, this program will feature between 12-16 single-reel Super 8 films (shown in their original format) accompanied by an animated talk by Iain Baxter& himself. Presented in collaboration with Media City Film Festival.

For more information contact: Nicole McCabe, Curatorial Co-ordinator, nmccabe@agw.ca, or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.

AGW 401 Riverside Drive, Windsor, ON N9A 7J1 www.agw.ca


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Welcome to the Republic of Abkhazia

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Published on : 2012-04-19 14:21:54

Since 2009 writer and filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen and photographer Rob Hornstra have been touring around Sochi (Krasnodar Krai, Russia), a small city on the Black Sea that will host the Winter Olympics in 2014. The choice of Sochi is not the most opportune one. Not only does the area boasts exceptionally mild Winters by Russian standards, it is also located in close proximity of some of Russia's most unstable regions. Hornstra and van Bruggen currently have a show at Foto8 gallery in London that focuses precisely on one of those regions: the Republic of Abkhazia.

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Kuabchara, ABKHAZIA, 2009 - Brothers Zashrikwa (17) and Edrese (14). Copyright © Rob Hornstra

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Sukhum, Abkhazia, 2010 - Sea terminal (for ferries) in the center of Sukhum. On the left side cafe Apra

You might never have heard of Abkhazia and that's probably because only a handful of countries regard it as an independent state.

Abkhazia broke away from Georgia after a short, violent civil war in '92-'93 and only Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and the atoll of Nauru recognised it as independent state in 2008.

The 13 month long war killed between 20,000 to 30,000 ethnic Georgians and between 2,500 and 4,000 Abkhaz. Over 250,000 Georgian refugees were displaced. Abkhaz 20,000 became refugees.

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Eshera, ABKHAZIA, 2009 - Mikhail Yefremovich Zetunyan (88). Copyright © Rob Hornstra 2009

The artists spent four years witnessing and documenting the country's attempts to repopulate with new immigrants a country that is ravaged by the war, almost empty and in great economic distress.

In 2007 we first visited a refugee centre in Tbilisi, where we interviewed Georgians who had fled from Abkhazia during the war in 1992-1993. An estimated 250,000 Georgian refugees have since been living in 'temporary' accommodation, such as former student apartments, old primary schools and abandoned hotels. Every Georgian president has promised the refugees that he would end the frozen conflict and that the refugees would soon be able to return to their homeland Abkhazia. When we visited these refugees in 2007 in a totally rundown former student apartment in Tbilisi, they had already spent 14 years in their 'temporary' accommodation. But we could still detect a faint glimmer of hope among the refugees we spoke to.

In 2010 we visited many of the refugees we had met in 2007. All hope was gone. It was distressing to see that the situation had not improved for any of them.

Small selection of images with text found on Time Machine (as well as on a leaflets inside Foto8 exhibition space):

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Pitsunda, ABKHAZIA, 2009. Copyright © Rob Hornstra/INSTITUTE

Pitsunda is a resort town on the shore of the Black Sea. In October 1964 Nikita Khrushchev was vacationing in Pitsunda when he was deposed from power. There are many hotels for Russian tourists, who frequent the area in summertime.

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Shamgona, Georgia, 2010

A blue painted wooden kindergarten has been used as a shelter for refugees. In the early 1990s for the ethnic Georgians forced to flee Abkhazia were housed in student flats, hotels and schools across Georgia, with the promise that they would soon be able to return to their homeland.

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Tbilisi, Georgia, 2010 - Altar of Mediko Zarandiya (56) in a refugee kommunalka on the outskirts of Tbilisi

A kommunalka is an apartment building in which dwellers share facilities like toilet and kitchen. Until the early nineties this building was used as student housing. Since the Georgian - Abkhazian war, the building has been occupied by Georgian refugees from Abkhazia.

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Tkuarchal, Abkhazia, 2010 - Ainar (7) in his class in Tkuarchal. He wants to become the president of Abkhazia

The image that Abkhazia wants to present to the world is one of a real country, with all the institutions and infrastructure that it involves: schools, healthcare institutions, administration, police stations and a prison. That's right, the whole country has only one prison but then there are only some 240,000 inhabitants in Abkhazia.

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Sukhumi, ABKHAZIA, 2007 - Sergei Vasilyevich Bagapsh, President of the Republic of Abkhazia since 2005

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Dranda, Abkhazia, 2010 - Director of Dranda, the only prison of Abkhazia

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Abkhazian police man and peace keeper Eric Amichba (33) in Azhara, 2009

In the shadow of the war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008, a small war is still playing out. With Russian support Abkhazia captured the officially demilitarised Kodori Valley, a remote mountainous region on the border of Abkhazia and Georgia. Since then, Georgia has attracted another 2,000 refugees. As a notable exception, Abkhazia allows journalists to visit the region.

The Sochi Project: Empty Land, Promised Land, Forbidden Land remains open at Foto8 in London through April 21, 2012.
More info about The Sochi Project. Images on Borotov, Time Machine and INSTITUTE.

Previously: The Sochi Project.

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ACAD Sculpture Major Studio and Pre-Grad Exhibition

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ANNUAL SCULPTURE MAJOR STUDIO AND PRE-GRAD EXHIBITION

April 19 - 26, 2012

Room 116 + 118 | ACAD
Reception | April 25, 2012 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The sculpture department will present it's annual studio closing exhibition. Select works from 300 and 400 level students will be on display throughout the week. The show will conclude on April 25th with a closing celebration and party beginning at 6pm.

Join us to share some food and drinks with your friends and colleagues for the last exhibition of the semester.


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Alberta College of Art + Design

1407 14th Ave NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4R3
V: 403-284-7656 C: 403-970-7382
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Lord Cultural Resources to Conduct Facility Planning Study for the Art Gallery of Mississauga

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Contact: Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen – Gallery Assistant
905 896 5088 / jaclyn.qua-hiansen@mississauga.ca


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ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA

300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 3C1
905 896 5088
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Lord Cultural Resources Retained to Conduct Facility Planning Study
for the Art Gallery of Mississauga


The Board and Staff of the Art Gallery of Mississauga are pleased to announce that the AGM has retained Lord Cultural Resources to conduct a Facility Planning Study for the Gallery. This Study aims to address the AGM's goal to "Grow space to accommodate the long term objectives of the Gallery."

The Art Gallery of Mississauga looks to the future as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012. The AGM has brought art to the community and the community to art since 1987. The Gallery now asks: How will the AGM become a gallery befitting the sixth largest city in Canada?

Lord Cultural Resources, founded in 1981, has earned an international reputation for excellence based on more than 1900 museum planning assignments worldwide. Among their projects are: The Tate Modern, McMaster University Museum of Art, Toronto International Film Festival Centre (TIFF Bell Lightbox), most recently, the Chicago Cultural Plan for the City of Chicago. The Art Gallery of Mississauga's study will be headed by Vice President of Lord Cultural Resources Catharine Tanner to provide the AGM with a comprehensive review and concrete recommendations identifying the needs, space allocation and to open the discussion of future expansion of the Gallery. [lord.ca]

AGM Board President Anne Kennedy: 


"Mississauga is the sixth largest city in Canada – there is so much potential for growth in the arts community! The AGM aims to expand and become an even more vital part of an emerging community in new inventive ways."


As the AGM increases and improves its programming initiatives and expands its profile in the community and beyond, it becomes even more crucial to also address the Gallery's space restrictions. Facility limitations have been a concern since the Gallery first opened its doors in 1987. Limited visibility and accessibility in the current location is an ongoing barrier in fulfilling the mandate to bring art to the community and the community to art.

AGM Executive Director/Curator Robert Freeman:


"We are excited about the potential for the Art Gallery of Mississauga! With the City's recognition of the necessity of the arts to form a vibrant City, it is the optimal time for the Gallery to grow. Having engaged Lord Cultural Resources for a Facility Planning Study, we look forward to expanding the Gallery. The AGM will play an essential role as a centre for the visual arts in Mississauga."


The study by Lord Cultural Resources will provide the Art Gallery of Mississauga with a comprehensive review and concrete recommendations to identify and give priority to the logical sequence of future visioning and expansion projects.



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Toronto Art Expo: Tickets now online

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Toronto Art Expo, the best is returning on new dates this April 19 to 22nd, with sophisticated modern art of participants from Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam (East Gallery) and also from Argentina, Ecuador Japan, Korea, France, USA, Ireland and the largest and most exciting contingent from Quebec. The weekend is not an opportunity for anyone who is a lover of fine art, a collector of fine art or investor in fine art to miss, or anyone who wishes to experience an immersion in world high culture that compliments this rite of spring celebration of the arts in Toronto.

Tickets now on line at www.torontoartexpo.com. Tickets and see Features page as well for further details.

www.torontoartexpo.com

info@torontoartexpo.com

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Larry Kagan and Amanda McCavour: Line & Shadow

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LINE & SHADOW
featuring: Larry Kagan and Amanda McCavour

April 19 - May 27, 2012

opening reception: Thursday, April 19 from 7-10pm

Artists Larry Kagan and Amanda McCavour use their work to explore the relationship between object and shadow. For Larry Kagan, shadow is an integral part of his work, he creates abstract steel constructions that when activated by light cast a shadow of representational imagery. Kagan's intention is to force the viewer to shift their attention from the object to the shadow, thus imposing on the viewer to consider the origin of shadow. Amanda McCavour, in contrast to the permanence of the steel, creates drawings using thread. Creating both small figurative pieces as well as larger installations, McCavour strives to evoke a sense of 3D space by using variations of color meant to simulate natural shadows, the natural occurrence of shadows as light passes through the transparent thread, and also by physically installing the work to create a 3D space. Both artists utilize their mediums of steel and thread with the intention and hyper-awareness of the cast shadow as a means to challenge a viewer's consciousness of light, object and shadow, and ultimately aspects of dimensionality.

For more images and information, please visit our website at www.lonsdalegallery.com

Lonsdale Gallery is located in Forest Hill Village and was founded in 1995

as a gallery of contemporary painting, sculpture and photography.
For information contact Stanzie Tooth at 416-487-8733 info@lonsdalegallery.com
410 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 2W2,
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday 11-5pm or by appointment.


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L'Art de France Moderne recontre l'Art de la Nouvelle France, à l'Expo

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L'Art de France Moderne recontre l'Art de la Nouvelle France, à l'Expo

2012 will see Toronto's largest representation of art from the French speaking world. Over 25 artists and 3 Galleries are represented from France, bringing exquisite works in painting and sculpture. The Expo will feature in a combined showing Toronto's largest selection of fine art sculpture to be seen this year. These artists from the great artistic traditions of France will join over 20 of their frères et soeurs from Quebec, where today is flourishing Canada's most intensive and active art province. And around them will be a hosting guild of artists and galleries from the rest of Canada and seven other countries.

The Expo now presents a truly International face to art lovers in Toronto, unique in its featuring artists who have never been to Canada before as well as works through galleries that will only be on view this weekend. The works on sale will suit all budgets from first time buyer to high end collector to corporation boardroom. Come for the Art, come for the Convention Centre's croissants, champagne and wine. Vive l'art!

information:
www.torontoartexpo.com
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Asia, Asia Asia Awakens at the Toronto Art Expo

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ASIA, ASIA, ASIA AWAKENS at the TORONTO ART EXPO


For years the Expo has hosted the best of fine art from Asia, a world of art far beyond our insular views comprising the leading edge of contemporary art in the world. There is no longer the Art Mecca in North America as countries like Japan, Korea and Indonesia have a sophisticated domestic consumer base that do not need any international substantiation. These modern works come out of an artistic and hybridized dialectic of over 50 years with primary influences from these countries' art institutions combining classical western training with their unique traditions, that because of their inherent pictorial language and synaptic connections, provide a truly evolved insightful representation of an artistic view combined with one of the planet's most aesthetic sensibilities, from art to architecture integrated with nature. This is unique in the world.
The Expo is proud to present artists from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and for the first time by special Ministerial permit because of sanctions, works from Burma. Only at the Expo in Toronto will you find these quality works.

Special Featured Artists:


From Japan: Midori Toda: Her style (Nihonga) employs pigments that she grinds from mineral and organic sources (e.g. abalone shells) - a popular medium in Japan . She will present several compounded screens, 6 feet high, under a series called Living Waters, an abstracted format. Midori has had many shows in the USA and Japan.

From China: Zheng Hui Lan who will present monumental works of ink on rice paper, 12 feet wide by 40 feet high and likewise on the horizontal. He will be conjoined with the Energy Gallery's essay/installation on the Chinese railway workers in the 1800's in Canada - a poignant commentary on those who never made it home, curated by David Cheung.


From Burma, Thailand and Vietnam, presented by the East Gallery the work of S.Moe Z. A striking composition of contrast and powerful imagery that illustrates our contention of the sophistication of art from this part of the world. The East Gallery who is dedicated to promoting artists from Asia and Southeast Asia is a pioneer in Toronto which lacks such a specialized gallery (such as in larger centres like New York or London), also exhibits work from Thailand and Vietnam - see: www.theeastgallery.com


Our opening night will feature the thrilling Dance And Drum tradition of Korea-Salmunori as presented by Jeng Yi, Toronto 's foremost artists of the genre led by Hong, Chul Wa who studied with Kim Duk Soo. Kim Duk Soo reinvigorated this form of music and dance in the last 40 years (Jeng Yi had audiences screaming and clapping with their energy raising performance) Kim Duk Soo has worked with Peter Gabriel in the world wide WOMAD festival.

Arigato Gozeimos, Hamasa Amida, Doitshey-Sishi


www.torontoartexpo.com
info@torontoartexpo.com

416-265-6988/ toll free 1-866-228-4238


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