November 30, 2015 – January 9, 2016 | Second Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm
A solo exhibition of work by Allison Morris.
November 26, 2015 – January 9, 2016 | Third Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm
Curated by Artemis Potamianou and Julie René de Cotret
Artists: Lanfranco Aceti, Campus Novel, Jefferson Campbell-Cooper, Kosta Christopolous, Yiannis Grigoriadis, Yiannis Isidorou, Jenny Marketou, Giorgos Papadatos, Poka-Yio, Artemis Potamianou, Makrigiannis Stilianos, Anonymous
It’s all Greek to me is a curatorial collaboration with Artemis Potamianou, an accomplished curator and artist. One of the motivators behind this exhibition was the desire to share the art practice of contemporary Greek artists with our audience, another was to empower a direct channel for Greek cultural expressions on the current financial, social and political realities that they are experiencing. We have also included the works of two Canadian artists who have exhibited in Athens, adding outsider experiences to the range of expressions included in the exhibition. As a fellow artist/curator I am deeply honoured to work with Artemis Potamianou and the range of artists we have selected for It’s all Greek to me.
Sincerely, Julie René de Cotret
Image: Mindfulness, Video still, Poka Yio, 2015
October 3 to November 28, 2015 | Hallway Galleries, Second Floor
A solo painting show by Joy Broadbent
An hourglass encompasses balance: two equal halves, one empty and one full, both grounding and resisting each other in order to achieve a measure of time. The middle of the hourglass – the tension where opposites meet – is reflected in the imagery present in my works: Male/Female; Freedom/Restraint; Desert/Oasis; Land/Sea; Exposure/Concealment.
HOURGLASS, a collection of paintings, was born largely out of a recent trip I took to Arizona with my sister to make our short film ‘Clearing Spaces V’. I was inspired by the vast and spiritual landscape of the desert, its self-sustaining plants and cacti. I was compelled to paint Arizona’s sun-bleached colours, capturing the warmth, dryness, and emptiness of a space that, upon reflection, was full of life.
This collection of paintings is an exploration of still-life and figures. It pairs flat, soothing colours with luminescent highlights, creating erased, sculptural forms. The paintings are layered with paint in order to both uncover and shelter objects and images. HOURGLASS is a reflection of the focused and minimal quality of the desert that grapples with the inner journey of being emptied and filled.
All work for purchase at show.
November 10 to 22, 2015 | Third Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm
A solo exhibition showcasing the recent, transformative works of Toronto based artist Stella Cade. In this series, Cade seeks to evoke imagery representative of the darkest parts of ourselves.
October 3 to November 8, 2015 | Hallway Galleries, Third Floor
In this globally collaborative exhibition organized by artist-curator Emily DiCarlo, a shared moment in time acts as a catalyst for connection and intimacy, despite physical and temporal distances.
Working with the experience of a sunset as the central focus, three works shape Between You and Me, in the form of photographs, audio, and video. Further immersing the visitor’s experience, the exhibition space bathes in sunset tones, produced by full-spectrum colour “HUE” lighting.
In Set Together, DiCarlo collects photo documentation of sunsets from nearly 100 participants around the world. Invited to share their snapshots through social media on June 21, 2014 – the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere – the project explores the interplay between simultaneity and displacement by attempting to render collectively lived experiences into one compounded time and space. Originally conceived as an online project, a selection of the photos present themselves in physical format for the first time.
Same Time, Always Behind, an ongoing series that began in 2009, expresses the connective power between two individuals miles apart. DiCarlo performs with a collaborator living at least one time zone away to witness and document a sunset “together”. Performed within the same 24-hour duration, each participant captures their respective time zone’s sunset and logs their subjective observations. In this exhibition, two of the most recent iterations of this performance are presented.
In Same Time, Always Behind: Toronto/Eindhoven, DiCarlo partnered with Hanneke Wetzer, an Eindhoven-based artist and designer, to complete the performance-for-video. Acting as an addendum to the subtitles in the video, Generational Translator presents their logged experiences from the performance in the form of translated letters produced by each artist’s grandparent: Wetzer’s grandfather, Gerard Wetzer, translating the English subtitles to Dutch, and DiCarlo’s grandmother, Jean Boneschankser, translating the Dutch subtitles to English.
For the first time in this series, Same Time, Always Behind: Toronto/Bordeaux focuses on the ambient sounds of experience opposed to visual impressions. Working with interdisciplinary artist Guillaume Adjutor Provost in France, DiCarlo transferred the digital audio recordings of their sunset observations to vinyl records. With intention to be simultaneously played on a traditional DJ turntable deck, the time and distance between original experiences folds to conceptually live as one shared experience.
Emily DiCarlo is a Toronto-based artist and curator. Her work explores the intensifying postmodern need for connection and communal interaction, and frequently works with time and duration as a malleable medium. She has exhibited her work locally in Toronto and Quebec City, and abroad in The Netherlands, Greece, Hungary and Costa Rica.
The Artscape Youngplace and Curators’ Network Canada Partnership was formed in 2014 to create exciting professional development and exhibition opportunities for curators. Selected from a call for proposals by a panel of professional curators, Between You and Me is the inaugural exhibition of this initiative.
Sponsored in kind by Philips Lighting Canada. Presented by Artscape Youngplace and Curators’ Network Canada in partnership.
Curated by Erin Kjaer September 14 – 27, 2015
Featuring a collection of monoprints from artist Jamie Ashforth, Impressions explores themes and narratives concerning memory and identity. “Identity is as fluid as oil being absorbed by paper; versions of ourselves emerge and dissolve, leaving impressions on our environments, and on each other.”
September 14 – 27, 2015 | Organized by Nest Collective
September 16 – 27, 2015
WIAprojects for 2015-16, is interested in the creative use, and transgressive potential of, non-institutional spaces, the spaces in between and outside of the conventional galleries or academic settings where women and feminism, as praxis in particular, leak out of the cracks and make a mark. We do not intend to define feminism per se but rather to map a presence – perhaps intangible and ill-defined but certainly energetic, active, and persistent – in culture and in society. Wall works by New York artist Adrienne Reynolds and Toronto-based ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) explore imagery which defines how, and engages with, the limitations and potentials of feminist theoretical and architectural space. They articulate imagery through vectors of activity and/or, as bodies contained by/in structures. The work is critiqued and reframed by academic and cultural critic Dina Georgis. This critique (presented in the opening panel on Wednesday Sept 23) will stimulate discussion and affect how the work will be re-presented in future exhibitions. ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) & Adrienne Reynolds
September 16 – 27, 2015
The girls & women of the Girls’ Art League community are showing our stuff at this Feminist Art Conference satellite show at Artscape Youngplace! We will be exhibiting work by teenaged students, next to adult students, next to artist instructors at GAL. Featuring work by: Meghan Farbridge Amy Wong Christine Dewancker Claire Richardson Talia Marcheggiani Carolyn Beattie Milena Roglic Erica Beyea …and many more to be announced! ABOUT GAL: Our mission is to empower girls and women through visual arts. Girls of all artistic abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, and lived experiences should have the opportunity to develop and exercise their artistic voice. We believe that this artistic voice and an empowered creative practice are cultivated when we connect, share, and learn from each other.
September 17 – 24, 2015
Artists in Exile: Tibetans Of Toronto is a weeklong arts festival featuring local Tibetan-born artists Chuchi Dhondup Robatsong, Khydup Gyatso, Lobsang Tenpa, Lungtok Gyatso, and Tsultrim Nyampo. Having fled their homeland, where their culture has been suppressed by Chinese occupation since the 1950’s, these artists have found refuge here in Toronto, home to one of the largest Tibetan exile communities outside of Nepal and India. This festival is a unique opportunity to hear their stories of life in exile and experience artworks steeped in a distinct cultural and spiritual heritage as presented by contemporary Tibetan-born artists. As part of the Artscape Youngplace open studio event “Recess”, we will be kicking off the week’s festivities Sept 17 at 5:30pm with an Opening Ceremony And Celebration including live performances and traditional Tibetan foods. The week’s program will feature a standing art exhibition, butter sculpture workshop, Wild Yaks storytelling event, an Introduction To Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation led by Khenpo Tsultrim Namdak Rinpoche and a Jayu Speaks panel discussion that includes the exhibiting artists and guests. A HUGE THANK YOU to our partners Artscape Youngplace, Jayu: Human Rights Film Festival, Coffee Pubs, Centre For Social Innovation, McWood Studios, Shangri-La Restaurant and Annex Improv. We could not have done it without your support!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Sungjang Rinpoche, Kevin Nadjiwon and Cheri Dinovo (MPP for Parkdale-High Park) for joining us at the Opening Ceremony And Celebrations !! This festival is produced by the Bureau Of Power And Light art collective and Andrea Paras, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph.
August 31 – September 13, 2015
Artscape in partnership with the Queen West Art Crawl was pleased to honour artistic excellence and innovation in the Queen West Art Crawl’s Outdoor Art Show & Sale. These ten artists of distinction were featured in the exhibition from August 31 – September 13, 2015:
Jacob Antoni, Designer
Dean Bradley, Photographer
Paul Brandejs, Mixed Media Artist
Lindsay Chambers, Painter
Marie Choi, Drawer/Illustrator
Peter Chung, Painter
Mark Johnson, Drawer/Illustrator
Maria Kim, Painter
Guy Parrotta, Mixed Media Artist
Irene Sirko, Sculptor
July 16 – August 29, 2015
Through the juxtaposition of athletics and contemporary art, All About the Hustle, investigates facets of competition, skill, endurance and the athletic body through video works, mixed-media, leotards and jerseys with professional works by four acclaimed artists and a complementary exhibition featuring over 200 works by students from Givins/Shaw Junior Public School.
All About the Hustle, which opens July 16 at Artscape Youngplace, explores the interplay between visual arts, sports, and performativity. Through the artistic practices of Hazel Meyer, Karen Kraven and collaborative duo Tibi Tibi Neuspiel and Geoffrey Pugen, All About the Hustle engages visitors to consider the overlapping meanings of performance in different aspects of sports culture — the athletic body, skill and endurance, the game and its rules, celebrity, fans and media. The exhibition is curated by Karie Liao and runs July 16 – August 29 to coincide with the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto. Exhibition: All About the Hustle, curated by Karie Liao featuring works by Karen Kraven, Hazel Meyer, and collaborative duo Tibi Tibi Neuspiel and Geoffrey Pugen. Plus All About the Hustle: Square Up, by artist educator Alessandra Cardarelli and students from Givins/Shaw Junior Public School
August 10 – 29, 2015
An exhibit reflecting on the past 25 years of SummerWorks. presented by SummerWorks and Artscape Youngplace Over the past 25 years SummerWorks has grown from a fringe-style theatre festival that operated on a first come first served basis, to Canada’s largest curated performance festival, featuring theatre, dance, music, and live art. SW25 charts the ever evolving nature of the Festival through a visual archive of Festival history.
June 20 – July 5, 2015
Nuit Rose is a community-based, cultural festival first conceived as part of WorldPride 2014. The multi-venue event fosters the work of Canadian and international visual and performance artists. Works included (Untitled) by Eshan Rafi; Mourning the Morning by Ryan Livingstone; Who Sits Here? by Christos Pantieras; we ALL TRANSition by Evan Kelemen; A pink night in a multicolor mural by Violeta Rivera; The Homosexual Comedy by Brad McDermott; He Pops by Michael Venus; Bruce Eves: Recent Work by Bruce Eves; TRYST PIC x ANDREW COIMBRA by Adam Moco & Andrew Coimbra; Graphic Advocacy: A Selection of Political Cartoons for Everyday Feminism by Ronnie Ritchie; Remains of the Gays by Alan McIntosh; and Portraits by Jah Grey.
June 22 – 28, 2015
We have lost the connection to our true selves. We search for ways to conjure what we once felt. Artist Elham Hazfi has created characters called Anomalies who will bring you the sensations that you are looking for. Each Anomaly specializes in bringing you the precise feeling that you think you need. It’s that easy.
June 15 – 20, 2015 | Curated by Tara Bartolini and Vanessa Heins
Featured works by Brendan Canning/Juliana Neufeld; Hannah Georges/Monika Traikov; Spencer Burton/Alex Bierk; Julie Fader/Danielle Hession; Joseph of Mercury/Sammy Rawal; July Talk/Erika Altosaar; Jazz Cartier/Justin Singer; Army Girls/Eunice Luk; Lights/Madison van Rijn; The Darcys/Devin Wilson; Max Kerman (Arkells)/Nik Dudukovic; Hawksley Workman/Rob Baytor; Shad/Lauren Pirie; Young Galaxy/The Broadbent Sisters; Rich Aucoin/Melody Hansen; For Esmé/Erin Loree; Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats)/David Woodward; Jenn Grant/Kathryn Macnaughton; Slim Twig/Julia Dickens; Hollerado/Jeanine Brito; Damian Abraham (Fucked Up)/Ben Johnston; Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire)/Randy Grskovic; and Bry Webb (Constantines)/Chris Vallée.
May 19 -24, 2015
Image: Agnes Wong
May 13 – May 22, 2015
(mus)interpreted was a group exhibition showcasing work by young Muslim women of the Truth & Dare Project, a free youth arts program, in partnership with Outburst!.
April 22 – May 9, 2015
Hundreds of art and film students from across the Toronto District School Board were part of the second annual citywide TDSB Arts Festival called tdsbCREATES. Image: Weston C.I. students work towards the installation date
March 18 – April 5, 2015
A meditation on the traditional representation and implementation of “women’s work”, Labours explores the gendered narrative of weaving and textiles.
March 23– March 28, 2015
Third year students from Sheridan College’s Illustration Program exhibit ten independently curated exhibitions developed in their Illustrative Drawing and Painting Explorations course.
March 30 – April 5, 2015
A group exhibition focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of collective space, Nesting explores the subtle connections between the works of resident artists. Collective Artists: Stella Cade; Alex Curci; Sarah Letovsky; Erin Loree; Mayra Majano; Andrew Patterson; Tania Santer; Mony Zakhour
March 5 – 15, 2015
Believing that art is a fire that keeps cultures alive and bright, “10×10 Over Ten” featured the donated works of local professional, emerging, and amateur artists – artists supporting art.
The Tibetan Artists’ Development Society is part of this conservation effort. Its mission is to preserve the ethics and tradition of inherited learning that lies at the heart of Tibetan Buddhist thangka painting and support the continued development of this vibrant cultural and artistic legacy as a contemporary art form for future generations. Donations to support the art school’s capital, operating, and scholarship needs will also be gratefully accepted over the course of the exhibit and beyond.
March 4 – 12, 2015
Arts Etobicoke was pleased to present EDGE: Youth Art Show for our 18th year in a row.
February 17 – 28, 2015
This exhibition outlined elements from two investments, Alternate History and The Scondi Collection, both financed and developed by the Capital Cultural Consortium from 2012 through 2015. Alternate History was installed in Katzman Contemporary gallery in April of 2012.
NEST Collective artists: Stella Cade, Alex Curci, Sarah Letovsky, Erin Loree, Mayra Majano, Andrew Patterson, Tania Santer, and Mony Zakhour.
To help maintain community safety and contain the spread of COVID-19, Artscape has temporarily closed its community cultural hub facilities to the public and cancelled all Artscape-led in-person programming. We are monitoring public health and government recommendations regarding the reopening of non-essential businesses and public gatherings to guide our decision on a re-opening date.
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