Exhibition Reviews

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  • Shaun Gladwell: Endoscopic Vanitas (2009-2011): Installation view at Campbelltown Arts Centre (2010). Human skull, endoscopes, electronics, fog screen, lighting, sound. Electronics and fabrication: Leigh Russell. Images courtesy the McMaster Museum...
  • Patti Smith: Scripture, Glasgow Cathedral (2007): Gelatin silver print. Courtesy the artist and Robert Miller Gallery, New York. © Patti Smith, 2012.By Lee HendersonPatti SmithArt Gallery of OntarioFebruary 9  – July 14, 2013I'm always...
  • Roula Partheniou: Parts and Wholes (installation view, 2013): Images courtesy MKG 127, Toronto.By Jennifer MatotekRoula PartheniouMKG 127March 23 – April 20, 2013What qualities or properties of a thing are those that help us to recognize a...
  • Geoffrey Farmer: The Surgeon and the Photgrapher (2009-13): Installation view at the Barbican. Images courtesy the Barbican, London. Photos: Jane Hobson. By Andrea Carson-BarkerGeoffrey FarmerThe BarbicanMarch 28 – July 28, 2013On a recent trip...
  • Jessica Hein: The Light That Gets Lost S’W (2013): Mineral pigments on paper. Images courtesy of the artist and the University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto.By Renée van der AvoirdJessica HeinUniversity of Toronto Art CentreApril 2 – 13, 2013In her...
  • Doug Ischar: MW 19 (1984/2009), from the series Marginal Waters (1984-85): Images courtesy Gallery 44, Toronto, and Golden Gallery, New York.By Matthew Ryan SmithDoug IscharGallery 44 and VtapeMay 3 – June 15, 2013Doug Ischar’s recent exhibition,...
  • Lauri Astala: On Disappearance (detail, 2012): Image courtesy the artist and Eyebeam, New York.By Caoimhe Morgan-FeirLauri AstalaEyebeamMay 14 – June 8, 2013At first, watching Lauri Astala’s video work On Disappearance (2012) seems largely...
  • Matt Bahen: The Patience of the Earth (2013): Oil on canvas, 78 x 108 inches. Images courtesy the artist and LE Gallery, Toronto.By Carol-Ann M. RyanMatt BahenMacLaren Art CentreJune 8 – September 1, 2013In his first public gallery exhibition, Matt...
  • The image in question (installation view, 2013) Left to right: Beth Stuart: work, (Jack Bush), 2012, commercial painter's linen, weft artially removed and warp spranged, gesso, acrylic paint, gmmets, hanging hardware 211 x 152 cm; Beth Stuart: work...
  • Krista Buecking: WE THING (leverage island), 2012. Wood, carpet, wipeable vinyl, whiteboard, tropical standard foliage, 104 3/8 x 103 7/8 x 68 1/4 inches ( 265 x 264 x 173.5 cm ). Images courtesy Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto.By Ellyn WalkerKrista...
  • Tristram Lansdowne: Axis Mundi (2012). Watercolour on paper, 44 x 33 inches. Images courtesy LE Gallery, Toronto.By Krystina MierinsTristram LansdowneLE GalleryOct. 3  – 28, 2012Tristram Lansdowne has created beautiful unpopulated islands of...
  • False Creek Midden (installation view,2012). 40 x 8.5 feet, acrylic on linen pieces. Images courtesy the artist and Access Art Gallery, Vancouver.By Jenny GagalkaSean AlwardAccess Art GalleryOct. 27 – Dec. 22, 2012Two years ago, Chinese artist...
  • Mithu Sen: Untitled (2012): Mixed media on custom made, handmade acid free paper.plexiglass plate engraved; 104 x 75 cm (41 x 29.5 inches). Images courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris.Mithu Sen: Untitled (2012): Mixed media on custom made,...
  • Robin Fry: Gold Pour (2012): Acrylic, glitter and glue on canvas board, 16 x 12 inches. Images courtesy Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.Robin Fry: Slow Time (2012): Acrylic, glitter and glue on canvas board, 16 x 12 inches.By Romas...
  • Jason Gowans: Landscape # 2 (from series “5 Landscape Modes“, 2012). Images courtesy the artist.By Hannah ReinhartJason GowansGallery FukaiDec. 7, 2012 – Jan. 12, 2013In his 1971 film La Région Centrale, artist Michael Snow transports viewers across...
  • Jennifer Lefort: Beacon (in colour), installation view (2013). Images courtesy Parisian Laundry, Montreal.By James D. CampbellJennifer LefortParisian LaundryJan. 16 – Feb. 16, 2013The recent abstracts by Jennifer Lefort that filled both floors of...
  • Dieter Roth: Grosse Tischruine (Large Table Ruin), with Björn Roth and Eggert Einarsson, 1978-98. Mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Photos: Bjarni Grimsson. Images courtesy Hauser & Wirth, New York.By Emily StoddartDieter Roth and...
  • Celia Perrin Sidarous: Smoke Signals (Pink War), 2010. Inkjet print on matte paper. All images courtesy Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal.By James D. CampbellThe Body and The LandscapeGalerie Lilian RodriquezMarch 2 – April 6, 2013The Body and The...
  • David R. Harper: Entre le chien et le loup (installation view at Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, 2013). Images courtesy Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto.By Morgan MavisDavid R. HarperDoris McCarthy GalleryFebruary 6 - April 6, 2013The...
  • Gerard Byrne: A country road. A tree. Evening. Somewhere between Tonygarrow and Cloon Wood, below Prince William's Seat, Glencree, Co. Wicklow (2007). Images courtesy Whitechapel Gallery, London. © Gerard ByrneBy Charlene K. LauGerard...
  • Camilo Laguillo: Untitled (2010). Pigmented ink, inkjet: All images courtesy the artists and the Humble Art Foundation, New York.By Talia Shipman and Emily Stoddart31 Women in PhotographyHasted Kraeutler/Humble Art FoundationJuly 26 – August 17,...
  • Charlotte Dumas: Babe, Arlington National Cemetary, Arlington, Virginia (2012): Chromogenic (colour coupler) print. Images courtesy the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York and Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam. © Charlotte Dumas.By Bill...
  • Eliza Griffiths: Interval, Green Interior (2012): Oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches. Images courtesy the artist.By James D. CampbellEliza GriffithsFOFA Gallery, Concordia UniversitySeptember 4 – October 12, 2012The inflammatory warmth of Eliza Griffiths...
  • Jinny Yu: Halves (2012): Oil on aluminium, 61 x 56 x 10 cm. Images courtesy Art Mur, Montreal.By James D. CampbellJinny YuGalerie Art MurTo November 3, 2012Phenomenally restless – never one to rest on her laurels – Jinny Yu has once again...
  • Grayson Perry: Hold Your Beliefs Lightly, 2011: Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Images © Grayson Perry.By Alexandra ShimoGrayson PerryThe British MuseumOctober 6, 2011 – February 26, 2012“The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman is just as real as...
  • John Monteith: Memorial Day (2012, installation view): Left: Sugak Tea House, Pyongyang-Kaesong Motorway, June 3, 2012 10.34am; pigment print. Right: (de)Construction (re)Construction #4; oil on layered drafting film. All images courtesy the artist...
  • Liz Magic Laser: Performance of Weekly at the Swiss Institute, August 16, 2012: Image courtesy the Swiss Institute, New York.By Tess EdmonsonLiz Magic LaserThe Swiss InstituteAugust 16, 2012The evening of Weekly, Liz Magic Laser’s performance, we...
  • Michelle Stuart: While We Went About Etherized (2012): Unique archival inkjet prints,
 48 x 94 inches overall. Images courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.By Bill ClarkeMichelle StuartLeslie Tonkonow Artworks + ProjectsTo October...
  • Tricia Middleton: Form Is the Destroyer of Force, Without Severity There Can 
Be No Mercy (installation view), 2012: Photos: Toni Hafkenscheid. Images courtesy of the artist and Oakville Galleries.By Anastasia HareTricia MiddletonOakville...
  • Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon: Noise Cooking (2012): Performance at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Courtesy Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.By Ellyn WalkerLisa Myers & Autumn ChaconArt Gallery of Ontario (in collaboration with Planet...
  • Shauna Born: All the Boys I’d Like to Fuck (no. 14 & No. 11), 2011-12.: Ballpoint pen on paper, 8 x 8-inches. All images courtesy Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, and the artist.By Romas AstrauskasShauna BornKatharine...
  • Ed Ruscha: The Back of Hollywood (1977): Oil on canvas. Collection of Musee d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France. Courtesy the artist.By Suzanne CartePacific Standard TimeVarious venuesOctober, 2011 ­– April, 2012"QUALITY MATERIALCAREFUL...
  • Laura Kikauka: Strength Thru Embarrassment, exhibition view (2012): Images courtesy MKG127, Toronto.By Anastasia HareLaura KikaukaMKG127February 11 – March 10, 2012Laura Kikauka’s most recent exhibition, Strength Thru Embarrassment, left the...
  • Jessica Auer: Meadow #2 (2012), inkjet print: Images courtesy the artist and Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa.By James D. CampbellJessica AuerPatrick Mikhail GalleryMarch 7 – April 19, 2012Meadow (pronunciation: /'mɛdəʊ/noun: a piece of grassland,...
  • Fred Sandback: Untitled (Sculptural Study, Four-part Mikado Construction), ca. 1991/2011: Aqua acrylic yarn. Spatial relationships established by the artist; overall dimensions vary with each installation. Images courtesy David Zwirner, New York.By...
  • Georgia Dickie: Six Hundred and Eighty Feet, installation view, 2012: Images courtesy the artist.By Romas AstrauskasGeorgia DickieThen ProjectsMarch 10 - April 20, 2012The rather Cartesian title of Georgia Dickie's recent installation Six Hundred...
  • Michael Dumontier: Untitled (red sock, right), 2012: Acrylic on mdf. Images courtesy MKG127, Toronto.By Romas AstrauskasMichael DumontierMKG127March 17 – April 14, 2012In the contemporary art landscape, with all its variations and genres, there is...
  • Amy Shackleton: Coastlines (2012): Acrylic and enamel on canvas. Images courtesy Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto.By Matthew Ryan SmithAmy ShackletonElaine Fleck GalleryApril 5 – April 30, 2012Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton recently appeared on...
  • Luke Painter: Crystal Palace Warehouse (2012): Coloured and India ink of archival paper, 72 x 48 inches. Images courtesy LE Gallery, Toronto.By Carolyn TrippLuke PainterLE GalleryMay 2 – 27, 2012Up-close and in-person observation of Luke Painter’s...
  • José Ramón Amondarain: Time and Urgency (Guernica). Studio view, 2012: Image courtesy the artist and Artium: Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz.By Bill ClarkeJosé Ramón AmondarainArtiumTo September 2, 2012This year marks the 75th...
  • Tonik Wojtyra: Totem (detail, 2012): Acrylic on canvas. Images courtesy the artist.By Hannah ReinhartTonik WojtyraCSA SpaceMarch 29 – April 19, 2012This exhibition marked a return to painting for Vancouver-based artist Tonik Wojtyra. Its title, Hard...
  • Sarah Crowner: Untitled (2011): Oil and gouache on sewn canvas and linen. Images courtesy Nichelle Beauchene Gallery, New York.By Bill ClarkeSarah CrownerNichelle Beauchene GallerySeptember 7  — October 23, 2011Throughout the 20th Century, the...
  • By James D. CampbellKim Dorland: Untitled (Yellow, Red, Black Sunset), 2011: Oil on wood panel, 40 x 30 inches. Images courtesy the artist and Galerie Division, Montreal.Kim DorlandGalerie DivisionOctober 6 – November 12, 2011Walking into Kim...
  • Micah Lexier: Things Exist, Example No. 3 (detail, 2011): Found objects, Plexiglass, painted wood, foil-stamped matboard, graphite. Images courtesy Birch Libralato, Toronto.By Romas AstrauskasMicah LexierBirch LibralatoOctober 19 – November 20,...
  • What It Seems Is Something Too, installation view (2011): Images courtesy Neubacher Shor, Toronto. Photos: Jennifer Sciarrino.By Ellyn WalkerWhat it Seems is Something Too Nadia Belerique, Maryanne Casasanta, Karen Kraven, Jennifer...
  • Not Bad for London, installation view (2011): Images courtesy Michael Gibson Gallery, London.By Sky GooddenNot Bad for LondonMichael Gibson GalleryNovember 4 – 26, 2011People don’t talk about place too much anymore. I mean, they do – but typically...
  • Jannicke Later: Woman Running (2006), HD video: Images courtesy Gallery TPW and Trinity Square Video, Toronto, and the artists. By April Steele Decisive Moments, Uncertain TimesGallery TPWOctober 20 – November 19, 2011andDecisive Moments, Somewhere...
  • Gareth James: Human Metal (2011): Installation view at Miguel Abreu Gallery. Images courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.By Charlene K. LauGareth JamesMiguel Abreu GalleryOctober 22 – January 15, 2012Gareth James’ exhibition Human Metal at this...
  • Nestor Kruger: May/June (2011): Digital video, pine, plywood. Images courtesy Katzman Kamen Gallery, Toronto.By Bill ClarkeNestor KrugerKatzman Kamen GalleryTo February 11, 2012Comprised of seemingly disparate parts, Kruger’s first solo commercial...
  • Cory Arcangel: Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011: Hacked video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and video. Dimensions variable. Co-commissioned by Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Barbican...
  • Klara Lidén: Unheimlich Manöver, 2007: All images © Klara Lidén. Photos: Albin Dahlsröm/Moderna Museet, Stockholm.By Aileen BurnsKlara LidénModerna MuseetMay 14 – October 9, 2011Tattered and unremarkable elements of vernacular architecture and our...
  • Installation view of Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Foreground: Relatum (formerly System A), 1969/2011. Steel and cotton, approximately 170 x 160 x 150 cm; dimensions vary with installation. Hiroshima City Museum of...
  • General Idea: AIDS (1987): Silkscreen wallpaper, various dimensions and AIDS (1988), acrylic on canvas. Installation view. Gift of Robert and Lynn Simpson, 1997. Photo: Carlo Catenazzi. Images courtesy the Estate of General Idea and the Art Gallery...
  • Jesper Just: A Voyage in Dwelling (detail, 2008): Courtesy of the artist and Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, Paris © Jesper JustBy Elena Potter Le Mois de la Photo à MontréalVarious locationsSeptember 8  — October 9, 2011Le Mois de la Photo à...
  • XXXX (Polina Teif): Interval (2011): Video still. Images courtesy the artists and Red Head Gallery, Toronto.By Ellyn WalkerXXXXRed Head GalleryAugust 10 – 20, 2011Case History is the debut exhibition of the Toronto-based artist collective XXXX,...
  • Sebastian Black: Period Pieces (installation view, 2011): Images courtesy the artist and Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto.By Romas AstrauskasSebastian BlackTomorrow GalleryAugust 19 – September 17, 2011Period Pieces, the exhibition of recent work by...
  • Winnie Truong: Sugoi (2011): Pencil crayon on paper, 30 x 22 inches. Images courtesy the artist and Erin Stump Projects, Toronto.By Carolyn TrippWinnie TruongErin Stump ProjectsSeptember 8 – October 2, 2011Continuing the dialogue with freakishness...
  • Adam David Brown: Mirror, Mirror, 2011: Acrylic mirrors. Images courtesy the artist and MKG127, Toronto. By Bill Clarke Adam David BrownMKG127September 10 – October 8, 2011 Using very few elements, Toronto-based Adam David Brown always seems...
  • Marisa Portolese: A Descent into the Maelstrom, from the series Antonia’s Garden, 2011: All images courtesy the artist.By James D. CampbellMarisa PortoleseGalerie OccurrenceSeptember 10 – October 15, 2011Portolese’s recent work is something of a...
  • Carrie Moyer: Down Underneath (2011): Acrylic on canvas, 54 x 72 inches. Images courtesy the artist and CANADA, New York. By Bill Clarke Carrie MoyerCANADASeptember 14 – October 23, 2011 Brooklyn-based Carrie Moyer’s latest suite of paintings,...
  • Andrew McPhail: Sorry, 2009, installation view, 2011: Images courtesy the artists. Photo: ARTSPACE, Peterborough. By April Steele Lung Capacity: Andrew McPhail, Vincent Chevalier, Lisa LiptonArtspaceTo November 5, 2011 Lung Capacity features the...
  • Matthieu Brouillard: The Resurrection/Children of Broken Symmetry, Installation view at Centre OBORO, Montreal. All images courtesy the artist. By James D. Campbell Matthieu BrouillardGalerie OboroSeptember 17 – October 22, 2011 In the image “...
  • Keren Cytter: Avalanche (2010). Installation view of The Plot at the Power Plant, 2011: Photos: Toni Hafkenscheid.By Sky GooddenThe PlotThe Power PlantTo November 6, 2011Video has been a dominant medium in the visual arts for more than four decades...
  • To What Earth Does this Sweet Cold Belong?, installation views at the Power Plant, 2011: Right: Kevin Schmidt: Disappearing Act (2009). Single channel HD video, sound, colour. Courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver. Images courtesy the Power...
  • Brett Gundlock: from the series Prisoners (2010): Courtesy the artist. By Brandy Ryan Brett Gundlock: PrisonersCommunication GalleryMarch 11 – 31, 2011 Brett Gundlock’s Prisoners portraits were not taken during Toronto’s G20 Summit weekend protest,...
  • Janet Werner: Zero Eyes (2010): Oil on canvas. Images courtesy Birch Libralato, Toronto.By James D. Campbell Janet WernerBirch LibralatoMarch 19 – April 23, 2011 Janet Werner’s recent paintings demonstrate how deeply she has mined a contemporary and...
  • Aydin Matlabi: Untitled (2009): C-print. Images courtesy the artist.By James D. Campbell Aydin MatlabiFOFA Gallery, Concordia UniversityApril 4 – 29, 2011 Aydin Matlabi’s portraits of Iranian citizens before, during and in the wake of Iran’s recent...
  • Carl Beam: The North American Iceberg (1985): Acrylic, photo-serigraph, graphite on Plexiglas. Images courtesy the National Gallery of Canada. Photos © NGC. By Carol-Ann Ryan Carl BeamMuseum of AnthropologyApril 8 to May 29, 2011 Career...
  • Sharon Hayes: In the Near Future (2009): Multiple slide-projection installation. All images courtesy the artists and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.By Kari Cwynar Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir / Sharon HayesContemporary Art GalleryApril 8 -...
  • Lauren Hall: Clouds Edged with Intolerable Radiancy (2011): Coloured sand, polycarbonate, aluminum. Images courtesy the artist.By Trish Boon Lauren HallYYZ Artist OutletTo July 23, 2011  In the exhibition Sail Fast Cloud – Shadows and Sunbeams...
  • Ori Gersht: Will You Dance For Me (2011): Dual channel HD video projection with sound, 13 min 45 sec. Courtesy CRG, New York. By Bill Clarke Ori GershtCRGJune 7 – 24, 2011 Gillian WearingTanya Bonakdar GalleryMay 5 – June 24, 2011 In these two...
  • Vahap Avsar: NONEISAFE (2008): Police car, debris. Dimension variable. Images courtesy Charles Bank Gallery, New York.By Bill Clarke Vahap AvsarCharles Bank GalleryTo July 10, 2011 Although the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U...
  • Jen Stark: Counter Cosmo (detail, 2011): Acid-free paper, wood. Images courtesy Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto.By Romas Astrauskas Maya Hayuk & Jen StarkShow & TellMay 12 - June 12, 2011 If you happened to be stuck in Toronto during May's...
  • Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works, installation view (2011): Images courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.By Charlene Lau Louise BourgeoisCheim & ReadMay 12 - June 25, 2011 An ominous sentiment blankets the gallery where fabric “drawings” created...
  • Pierrick Sorin: Aquarium au danseuses (2010): Teatro optico. Images courtesy the artist and Museo de Artes Moderno, Buenos Aires. By Sky Goodden Pierrick SorinMuseo des Artes Moderno de Buenos AiresMay 26 – July 4, 2011 There is something fitting...
  • Yoshitomo Nara: Pale Mountain Dog, 2000: Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 80 inches (127 x 203.2 cm). Private collection, New York. Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery and the Asia Society, New York.By Bill Clarke Yoshitomo NaraAsia SocietySeptember 9, 2010 -...
  • Liu Xiaodong: Jincheng Airport (2010): Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing.By Charlene K. Lau Liu XiaodongUllens Center for Contemporary ArtNovember 17, 2010 - February 27, 2011 China isn’t what I...
  • Thomas Chisholm: White Paintings (installation view, 2010): Images Courtesy Diaz Contemporary, Toronto. Photos: Toni Hafkenschied.By Romas Astrauskas Thomas ChisolmDiaz ContemporaryNovember 25 - December 22, 2010 Space and time, both on their own...
  • Simon Glass: Sunset, near Mezuqeh Drugot (2008): Image: giclee prints, 30 x 38 inches. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 44, Toronto.By Sky Goodden Simon GlassGallery 44January 7 – February 12, 2011 Across a sweep of hardwood flooring, and shored up...
  • Bruce Nauman: Audio/Video Piece for London, Ontario (1969-70): Installation view, 2010. Photo: Julia Beltrano. Courtesy Donald Young. © Bruce Nauman/SODRAC, 2011.By Patrick Howlett Bruce NaumanForest City GalleryJanuary 7 - February 19, 2010...
  • Sophie Jodoin: You have to kill a whole to get a little (installation view at OBORO, 2011): Photos © Paul Litherland, 2011. Images courtesy OBORO, Montreal.By James D. Campbell You have to kill a whole to get a littleOBOROJanuary 15 – February 19,...
  • Tacita Dean: Disappearance at Sea (1996): Courtesy Frith Street Gallery, London.By Carol-Ann M. Ryan A Meditation on Time: The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea (Part I)Charles H. Scott GalleryJanuary 19 – February 20, 2011 The Voyage, or Three Years at...
  • Chto Delat: What Is to Be Done Between Tragedy and Farce? (installation view, 2011): Courtesy the artists and SMART Project Space, Amsterdam.By Aileen Burns Chto Delat?: What Is To Be Done Between Tragedy and Farce?SMART Project SpaceJanuary 22 -...
  • David Trautrimas: A Standard Parcel (2011): Courtesy LE Gallery, Toronto.By Trish Boon LE SeptLE GalleryFebruary 4 - 27, 2011 This February, LE Gallery celebrated its seventh anniversary with a group show. The exhibition was a combination of works...
  • Stephen Waddell: Wrestlers (2010): 244 x 301cm (96 x 119 inches), archival inkjet print. Images courtesy Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto and Vancouver.By Vanessa Nicholas Stephen WaddellMonte Clark GalleryFebruary 10 - March 20, 2011 Stephen Waddell’s...
  • Michael Merrill: Duct 3 (2010), ink on paper: Images courtesy Galerie Roger Bellemare, Montreal. Photos: Guy L’Heureux.By James D. Campbell Michael MerrillGalerie Roger BellemareSept. 4 - Oct. 9, 2010 About a year ago, Michael Merrill began the "In-...
  • Jennifer Murphy: Twenty Pearls, installation view (2010): Images courtesy Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto.By Romas Astrauskas Jennifer MurphyClint Roenisch GallerySept. 8 - Oct. 16, 2010 Twenty Pearls, Murphy’s first show at this gallery, is a...
  • Joe Becker: Sloth head (2010), oil on linen: Images courtesy Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto.By Carolyn Tripp The DazzleNarwhal Art ProjectsSept. 9 – Oct. 17, 2010 The Wunderkammer (or Kunstkammer) is one of the earliest manifestations of the idea of...
  • Yoko Ono: Coats, installation view (2010): Images courtesy Haunch of Venison, Berlin.By Nadja Sayej Yoko OnoHaunch of VenisonSept. 10 – Nov. 13, 2010 Yoko Ono is one of the most accessible people on Twitter. She’ll answer as many questions as...
  • Holger Kalberg: Apparat 5 (2010): Oil on canvas. Images courtesy Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver.By Carol-Ann M. Ryan Holger Kalberg & Kristine MoranMonte Clark GallerySept. 23 - Oct. 30, 2010 Outside of this recent exhibition, neither Kalberg...
  • Isabelle Hayeur: L’Or Blanc/White Gold (installation view, 2010): Images courtesy No. 9: Contemporary Art and the Environment, Toronto.By Elena Potter Four DirectionsEvergreen BrickworksSept. 23 - Dec. 31, 2010 What can art do to inspire...
  • Brendan Flanagan: Row (2010): Oil and acrylic on board: Images courtesy Angell Gallery, Toronto.By Trish Boon Brendan FlanaganAngell GalleryOct. 1 - 30, 2010 In this young Toronto-based painter’s recent show, Interiors, slight and possibly...
  • Ai Weiwei: A Few Works from Ai Weiwei (2010), installation view: Image courtesy Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin. By Aileen Burns Ai WeiweiAlexander Ochs GalleryOct. 7 - Nov. 20, 2010 Ai Weiwei’s practice is as wide-ranging as they come. This...
  • Euan Macdonald: The First and the Last (installation view, 2010): All images courtesy Birch Libralato, Toronto.By Bill Clarke Euan MacdonaldBirch LibralatoOct. 21 - Dec. 4, 2010 Euan Macdonald is something of a nomad, with several countries having...
  • Warrior’s Arm, 1967, from the series Technological Reliquaries: Wax, paint, leather, metal, wood, resin, and Plexiglas. 9 ½ x 39 x 9 ½ in. (24.1 x 99.1 x 24.1 cm)Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Henry L. Hillman Fund, Mr. and Mrs. James H....
  • Mickey Smith: That Woman (2010): Images courtesy the artist and Invisible Exports, New York.By Bill Clarke Mickey SmithInvisible ExportsOct. 29 – Dec. 5, 2010 In previous bodies of work, the Minnesota- and New York-based Smith has used books as the...
  • Runa Islam: Assault, 2008. 16mm film, edition of 3, 5 min 31 sec. Photo: Jon Lowe. All images courtesy the artist, Jay Jopling/White Cube, London and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal.By Bill ClarkeRuna IslamMontreal Museum of Contemporary...
  • Left to right: Maiju Salmenkivi: Sparkles (2008). acrylic, alkyd, oil on MDF board. Jacob Dahlgren: The Wonderful World of Abstraction (2009). All photos courtesy the Finnish National Gallery/Central Art Archives/Pirje Mykkänen.By Nadja SayejIt's...
  • Allan Sekula: Eyes Closed Assembly Line, 2010. Transparency in lightbox, 1000 x 1500 x 254 mm. Both images courtesy the artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica. Photos: Mila ZachariasBy Charlene K. Lau Allan Sekula e-flux February 20...
  • Ryan Trecartin: Sibling Topics (Section A), 2009. Courtesy the artist, the Power Plant, Toronto, and Elizabeth Dee, New York.By Romas AstrauskasRyan Trecartin: Any Ever The Power Plant March 26 - May 24, 2010Ryan Trecartin is a 29-year-old...
  • Ron Terada: Soundtrack for an Exhibition, 2010. Image courtesy the artist. Photo: The Banff Centre.By Aileen BurnsRon Terada: Who I Think I Am Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre May 15 – July 25, 2010From the dim lobby outside of the Walter...
  • Ken #2 of 4 (2010)Barbie (2010) By Bill Clarke Holly Farrell: Even CloserKatharine Mulherin Contemporary Art ProjectsJune 10 - July 4, 2010Holly Farrell is a self-taught painter who first picked up a palette and brush at the age of 28 (she is now...
  • Paul Bureau: One on One. Cartons, oil on cardboard, dimensions variable (installation view, 2010). Photo: Magenta, with permission from Galerie Donald Browne, Montreal. By Bill Clarke Paul Bureau: One on OneGalerie Donald BrowneJune 19 - August 21,...
  • Flavio Trevisan: A Culmination, 2008. Millboard and drywall compound on plywood, 48 × 31 × 1¼. Images: Photos: Toni Hafkenscheid. Courtesy the artist and Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.By Carolyn Tripp Flavio Trevisan: Studies of a New PastDiaz...
  • Angela Leach: AR Shape # 6 (2010): Acrylic on board. Courtesy Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto. By Carol-Ann Ryan Angela Leach: Abstract Repeat: Circles and Shapes, New Work Wynick/Tuck February 6 – 27, 2010 Angela Leach’s reputation as an artist is...
  • Marcel Dzama: The Work of Justice and Revenge is Done (2007): Ink, watercolour and graphite on paper, two-part drawing, 34.9 x 54 cm. Private Collection, Montreal. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York.By Lise Hosein Marcel Dzama: Of Many...
  • All images courtesy The Parker Branch.By Christopher Régimbal Thread No. 5: Solid RockThe Parker BranchMarch 27 – April 10, 2010 The Parker Branch is an independent micro-museum co-directed by sculptors Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows. The artists...
  • Jason McLean: Mild Toronto Observation (2000): Acrylic ink on paper, 24-3/4 x 32-3/4 inches (63 x 83 cm). Courtesy Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto.By Carolyn Tripp Jason McLean: in the corner, there is a light Jessica Bradley Art + Projects...
  • Erwin Olaf: The Mother (Lamda print on Kodak Endura, 2009): courtesy the artist and HastedHuntKraeutler, New York.Erwin Olaf: Dawn & DuskHastedHuntKraeutlerJanuary 28 – March 20 , 2010 Olaf, who hails from the Netherlands, gained international...
  • Louise Belcourt: HedgeLand Painting # 9 (2009): Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York.By Bill Clarke Louise Belcourt: New PaintingsJeff Bailey GalleryFebruary 17 - March 27, 2010 Montreal-born, Brooklyn-based Louise...
  • Skin Fruit, installation view: Works by (l-r): Terence Koh, Roberto Cuoghi, Kara Walker, Charles Ray. All photos: Benoit Pailley. All images courtesy the New Museum, New York.By Bill ClarkeSkin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou...
  • By Joanne Huffa REVIEW: BOOKS The Velvet Underground: New York Art John Kugelberg, editor Rizzoli (New York, 2009) $62 (CDN)/$50 (US)Early in this new book about the legendary rock band The Velvet Underground ( or, ‘the V.U.’), there’s an essay by...
  • Edward del Rosario: Aventuras I (triptych, 2009): Oil on linen. Courtesy Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York.By Bill Clarke Edward del Rosario: Bread and Circuses Nancy Margolis Gallery October 29 – December 5, 2009The phrase “bread and circuses”...
  • Kelly Mark: Esselte (detail, 2009): Letraset on paper. Courtesy Diaz Contemporary, Toronto. By Christopher Régimbal Kelly Mark It’s Just One God Damn Thing After Another Diaz Contemporary September 3 to October 10, 2009Veteran Toronto artist Kelly...
  • Nicholas Aoki: Libation (2009): Acrylic on paper, 15.75 x 23.5 inches. Courtesy Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto.By Carolyn Tripp Nicholas Aokigoodnight; sweet, heartsNarwhal Art ProjectsAugust 13 - September 20, 2009A black, wingless owl glides across...
  • Roula Partheniou, Circular Logic, installation view (2009): Courtesy Cambridge Galleries, MKG127 and the artist. Photo: K. Jennifer Bedford.Roula Partheniou: Circular Logic, installation detail (2009). Courtesy Cambridge Galleries, MKG127 and the...
  • BGL: “New Sellutions” installation view, 2009: Courtesy Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.By Carol-Ann RyanBGL: New Sellutions Diaz Contemporary October 17 - November 14, 2009 For this exhibition, the Montreal-based collective BGL created a fantastical...
  • Time Left (2002), installation view: Image courtesy the artist, the DHC Art Foundation, Montreal and PaceWildenstein, New York. By Bill Clarke Michal Rovner: Particles of Reality DHC / Art Foundation May 21 - Sept. 27, 2009In a word: stunning. This...
  • By Sarah MunroWinter Stories Photographs by Paolo Ventura Essay by Eugenia Parry APERTURE, October 2009 Edition of 2,000 11 1/2 x 14 in. (29 x 35.5 cm) 120 pages; 65 four-color images Clothbound with jacket ISBN 978-1-59711-125-6 $85.00; £50....
  • Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, Fine di Dio, 1963: Mixed media, 178x123 cm. Private collection. Photo: Jean-Pierre GabrielBy York LethbridgeMapping the Studio François Pinault Collection Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana June 6, 2009 – June 6...
  • Cy Twombly. Untitled, 2007: Acrylic on wood, 99 3/16 x 217 5/16 in. (252 x 552 cm) Private Collection, © Cy Twombly. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.By Bill ClarkeCy TwomblyArt Institute of ChicagoMay 16 - September 13, 2009American painter and sculptor...
  • The living and the dead installation view at Gavin Brown's enterprise, NYImages courtesy Gavin Brown's enterpriseBy Aileen Burns The living and the deadGavin’s Brown Enterprise July 1 - Aug. 7, 2009Meditations on life and death are hardly standard...
  • Elizabeth McIntosh, Goodwater Gallery: Images courtesy Goodwater Gallery, Toronto, and the artist.By Jen HuttonElizabeth McIntoshGoodwater GalleryToronto, ONMay 15 - June 27, 2009Even those familiar with Elizabeth McIntosh’s vibrant, enigmatic...
  • Shuvinai Ashoona, Monster, 2003-2004: Courtesy Feheley Fine Arts.Shary Boyle, Iceberg, 2007: Courtesy Jessica Bradley Art + Projects.By Carol-Ann M. RyanNoise Ghost: Shuvinai Ashoona and Shary BoyleJustina M. Barnicke GalleryToronto, ONMay 28 – Aug...