|Doris McCarthy Gallery | Koffler Gallery | Art Gallery of York University | Blackwood Gallery
FREE CONTEMPORARY ART BUS TOUR
Sunday, November 23, 2008
12 – 5 PM
Bus departs at 12 PM from 100 McCaul Street (in front of OCAD) to Doris McCarthy Gallery, Koffler Gallery, Art Gallery of York University, and Blackwood Gallery and returns downtown at 5 PM.
To reserve a seat, please call the Koffler Gallery at 416.636.1880 x270 by November 21.
This event is FREE.
[Image: Carla Zaccagnini, Procedures Performed/Auto-Pilot (still image from video-taped performance), 2008]
Doris McCarthy Gallery, UTSC
October 29 - December 14, 2008
Co-presented with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Bird Radio is a continuation of Bill Burns’ curious work on animals, plants and safety. The exhibition focuses closely on strategies of mimicry and the authority attached to schematic diagrams. Gallery visitors are invited to activate a radiophonic chandelier of jerry-rigged birdcalls that transmits the sound of the calls outside of the gallery space. A video of children illustrating the proper use of the various birdcalls, and large schematic drawings that explain how to operate Bird Radio and its seventeen calls are also part of the exhibition.
Koffler Gallery, Koffler Centre of the Arts
the way of now
September 11 – November 30, 2008
Guest Curator: Georgiana Uhlyarik
Integrating the artistic influences of North American Modernism with the spiritual depths of Japanese culture, Toronto artist Akira Yoshikawa installs simple objects and materials to establish formal and symbolic relationships reminiscent of ritual gestures. With drawing and three-dimensional elements executed directly on the gallery walls and floor, the way of now builds upon the artist’s recent concerns with temporality, duration and transition. Deriving inspiration from the immediacy of our both simple and complicated daily surroundings, the resulting artworks may be used as “tools” to reflect about one’s life.
Art Gallery of York University
no. it is opposition.
September 17 – December 7, 2008
Curator: Emelie Chhangur
The palindromic title of the exhibition, no. it is opposition., hints at its central focus – what Brazilian artist Carla Zaccagnini describes as “forking paths and crossroads.” The exhibited works are premised on replication but ultimately prove to be different (forking paths) or appear completely disparate but ultimately end in the same place (crossroads). The exhibition plan repeats itself with a full-scale replica of the AGYU lobby inside the gallery that acts as a frame for the works included in the exhibition—the viewer enters the exhibition twice and sees the “same” work again, but differently.
Blackwood Gallery, UTM
I WAS SHOT IN THE BACK
November 19, 2008 – January 11, 2009
Curator: Séamus Kealy
German artist Tilo Schulz has arranged a performance and exhibition that references 1950s abstract painting and local Cold War politics. On the university campus, an event stages the construction of 'revolutionary' abstract paintings through the use of paint-ball guns. Meanwhile, in the gallery, an exhibition revolves around this event and the subsequent images, as well as around the legend of Mississauga resident Igor Gouzenko, Canada's first true Soviet spy who only appeared in public wearing a hood.
Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto ON M1C 1A4
416 287 7007
Koffler Centre of the Arts
4588 Bathurst Street
Toronto ON M2R 1W6
416 636 1880 x269
Art Gallery of York University
Accolade East Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON M3J 1P3
416 736 5169
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. North, Kaneff Building
Mississauga ON L5L 1C6
905 828 3789