Gallery Openings for the Week of October 3 – 7.
October 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
A list of some of the new shows on display in Toronto this week.
Bradley Harms and Jeanie Riddle at the Angell Gallery.
Winnipeg native Bradley Harms shows some of his digitally inspired abstract paintings which seek to “….exceed the viewers’ visual awareness; a contemplation of modernism is transferred into a more frighteningly contemporary construct. Unlike the modernist impulse, they are not intended to be reductive but additive in nature, subsequently allowing for a field of discourse that is open-ended and reflective of our techno-driven ability to process vast amounts of information…” (Source)
Montrealer Jeanie Riddle is also displaying her work at Angell. It’s described as a “…genre-bending exercise in locating overlapping territories between architectural environments and painting, and persuading the complexities that turn up to simplify and harmonize. Deceptive in being so appealing, even pretty to look at, her paintings in fact rely for their effect on a sensitive but muscular, powerful application of oil paint.” (Source)
At the Angell Gallery from September 29 – October 29, 2011.
Ed Ou at O’Born Contemporary.
Photojournalist Ed Ou displays his chronicle of the recent uprisings in Egypt.
At O’Born Contemporary from October 1 – November 5, 2011.
Jane Martin at the Red Head Gallery.
New York painter, photographer and filmmaker Jane Martin is showing her recent drawings. Her new show is made up of the final installment of her “Ewen Trilogy” and consists of a series of double portraits.
At the Red Head Gallery from October 5 – 29, 2011.
Toronto native Edith Dakovic, currently based in Berlin, is returning for a show of new works. “same-same yet different” is composed of a series of sculptures which examine, among other things, the shifts of identities and meanings with a change in language.
The show runs at p | m Gallery from October 6 – 30, 2011.
Anahita Loghmanifar at the Hang Man Gallery.
“I explore the intrinsic structure of language, its abstract potential and how language as a means of communication loses its essence and becomes only a means in my work by producing barely legible scripts. Emancipating the words from its bond to literature allows opportunity for new forms to take place – the form of shapes and lines which could be open to interpretation.” (Source)
At the Hang Man Gallery from September 27 – October 16, 2011.