Review: Jesse Harris at Georgia Scherman.

March 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Stepping off of Tecumseh St. towards the Georgia Scherman Gallery, I was greeted by a conspicuous black tag stuck to the front of the door, ominously warning ‘Parental advisory: explicit content.’ Largely ignorant of Jesse Harris’ artistic style, I couldn’t figure out if it had been pasted there by the curator, or a neighbourhood kid. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was a sort of introduction to the solo-exhibition of Toronto artist Jesse Harris, entitled Language, Sex, Violence. « Read the rest of this entry »

28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month at Justina M. Barnicke.

January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

In conjunction with Georgia Scherman Projects, UofT’s Justina M. Barnicke Gallery is showing 28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month. The dual exhibitions are curated by Pamela Edmonds and Sally Frater.

From the press release:

28 Days brings together the diverse work of Canadian artists with that of their international contemporaries in the United States and the United Kingdom to explore the staging of Black History Month. Featuring works in print, video, photography, painting, drawing, and sculptural installation, the exhibition examines the confluence of history and memory and its relationship to contemporary art and representational space. « Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Tony Scherman at Georgia Scherman Art Projects.

November 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

"Trudeau" (Scherman)

Encaustic painter Tony Scherman has made a career out of ruminating on grand historical subjects. This usually means events like the French Revolution or this rise of Napoleon, but his current show at his daughter Georgia Scherman‘s gallery throws his glance at something closer to home: the October Crisis of 1970. « Read the rest of this entry »

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