Attention, all book lovers! On the last Wednesday of every month, the EP Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario hosts Library & Archives Unshelved, a series of drop-in events which gives visitors a first-hand glimpse of highlights in their extensive collection.
On October 28th, 2015 OCAD University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School for Interdisciplinary Studies presented a public lecture by Dr. Claire Bishop, art historian, critic, author, and professor in the History of Art Department at CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Entitled “Déjà Vu: Contemporary Art and the Ghosts of Modernity,” Bishop’s lecture critiques themes of the failure and ruin of modernity and utopia that she believes have persisted in contemporary art since the 1990s.
The summer edition of Xpace Cultural Centre’s annual program is on view for just a few more days, until August 22nd. The main space exhibition, curated by Emily Gove, features four artists whose work bridges worlds of idealized femininity with re-imagined universes of great complexity, charm and disorder. The show’s name references early the 1990s feminist zine Girl Germs, a publication whose poems, stories, and mix tape listings fostered the expansion of the Riot Grrrl movement across Canada and the United States.
TRAPPED is a solo exhibition of the emerging sculptural artist Nicholas Crombach at Angell Gallery, running July 25th to August 15th. Presenting Crombach’s clay-built resin-cast sculptures with accompanying two dimensional scenes on embroidered lead, the exhibition represents a significant and accomplished body of work by this emerging artist.
If you’re in Toronto this summer and looking for an exhibition that is both visually pleasurable and technically astute, take a trip to Stephen Andrews’ Point of View, currently at the Art Gallery of Ontario until August 30th. The exhibition combines a decade and half of Andrews’ most recent work, which is born and bred in Toronto and reflects both the influence of the city and Andrews’ early development as a photography and collage artist, and his later movement into painting.
On view at The Power Plant until September 7th, The Mouth Holds the Tongue is an exhibition which brings together three emerging Toronto artists, Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston-Herterich, and Laurie Kang. Invited to work collectively, the artists have taken over the space of the upper floor gallery.