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Exhibition – MINDSET 2017
Image: Brad Necyk – Just A Hard Rain

MINDSET 2017

May 1 – 27, 2017 | Second Floor Hallway Galleries

Hours: Open Daily 8 AM – 8 PM

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM | FREE

Image: Brad Necyk – Just A Hard Rain

This exhibition examines how individual and collective experiences of trauma, injury, illness, isolation, recovery, and adjustment are processed; aided and abetted by personal and interpersonal beliefs and behaviours.

ARTISTS: Teresa Ascenção, Stephanie Avery, Marco Buonocore, Cara Cole, Heather Fulton, Sheldon Laporte, Esmond Lee, Barbara Mann, Jaye Martin, Anita McKernan, Brad Necyk, Julie Riemersma, Annette Seip, Tanya Louise Workman

Curator: Claudette Abrams

Advisors: Jeff Bierk, Yuula Benivolski & Tanya Louise Workman

Contact the exhibitor:

HTTP://WWW.WORKMANARTS.COM/MINDSET-2017

CLAUDETTE_ABRAMS@WORKMANARTS.COM

Opening Reception – 2Fik: His and Other Stories
Image: 2Fik - His and Other Stories

2Fik: His and Other Stories

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM | FREE

April 6 – June 4, 2017 | Suite 104-105

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 PM – 6 PM, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM, Closed Mondays & Statutory Holidays

Assuming the multiple roles of artistic director, photographer and model, Montreal-based artist 2Fik stages elaborate tableaux in which he single-handedly plays a cast of characters, both male and female, often re-enacting familiar compositions derived from famous paintings. His photo and performance based works toy with reality and dismantle stereotypes, destabilizing the viewer’s assumed points of reference.

As 2Fik’s first solo show in Toronto, His and Other Stories brings together three recent bodies of work that examine cultural legacies as well as individual and national identity constructs. The centrepieces of the exhibition are his latest compositions that dismantle and reconfigure allegorical representations of nationhood reflected in several historic paintings.

Raising irreverent questions, these satirical reinterpretations subvert the absolutes of nationalistic discourses opening them up to the complex and pluralistic realities of today.

A Primary Exhibition of the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Exhibition – Mindset 2016

Mindset

May 25 – June 10 | Second Floor, Hallway Galleries

Hours: Monday to Sunday 8 AM – 9 PM, Closed Statutory Holidays

Mindset:

from my perspective;

from where I stand;

from my point of view;

the way I see it.

Mindset is an annual juried photography exhibition presenting works by artists who are members of Workman Arts. Participating artists respond to the concept of “mindset” to reflect on individual and collective experiences, beliefs and thoughts as they contribute to mental attitude or disposition. Works in this exhibition examine how our mental attitudes influence our interpretations of events, our environment, and our relationships.

Participating Artists:

Claudette Abrams

Mark Belvedere

Marco Buonocore

Jaene Castrillon

Treese Flenniken

Heather Fulton

Sean Patenaude

Annette Seip

Tanya Workman

Jurors: Lise Beaudry, Marco Buonocore, Sharon Switzer

Opening Reception – Etobicoke School of the Arts Photography: Presence

May 5th, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: 

May 2 – 14, 2016 | First, Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries

Hours: Monday to Sunday 8 AM – 9 PM, Closed Statutory Holidays

Etobicoke School of the Arts is proud to help the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival celebrate its 20th anniversary by showcasing the work of 41 talented photographers in their senior year of high school. The Exhibition will be a culmination of student exploration and research resulting in contemporary photography that will make audiences think, feel, and become present. Join us in celebrating the work of these very talented artists who have won nearly 200 unprecedented international photography awards in their senior year alone.

 

Exhibition – Etobicoke School of the Arts Photography: Presence

Etobicoke School of the Arts Photography: Presence

May 2 – 14, 2016 | First, Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries

Hours: Monday to Sunday 8 AM – 9 PM, Closed Statutory Holidays

Etobicoke School of the Arts is proud to help the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival celebrate its 20th anniversary by showcasing the work of 41 talented photographers in their senior year of high school. The Exhibition will be a culmination of student exploration and research resulting in contemporary photography that will make audiences think, feel, and become present. Join us in celebrating the work of these very talented artists who have won nearly 200 unprecedented international photography awards in their senior year alone.

Raymond Boisjoly: Over a distance between one and many

Raymond Boisjoly: Over a distance between one and many

April 14 – June 12, 2016 | Koffler Gallery

Hours: Tues to Fri 12 PM – 6 PM, Sat &Sun 11 AM – 5 PM, Closed Mondays & Statutory Holidays

The Koffler Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new work by Raymond Boisjoly.

Of Haida and Quebecois heritage, Vancouver artist Raymond Boisjoly explores indigenous identity within the context of change and cultural adaptability, tapping into his own subjectivity as well as the wider lens of cross-cultural contemporary positions. His process is situated in proximity to photography, concerned with the nature of technology and its transmission as a means to record and understand cultural transformation. Exploring the politics of representation, his work intentionally misuses technology to produce complex images that complicate readings.

A Primary Exhibition of the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.