Events: March 2011

Wow, February flew by, it’s hard to believe it’s time for another events post already. This one is extra exciting for me as it features my first solo show! Additionally, there is work by Stephen Appleby-Barr (I love his paintings), Ron Teranda, Travis Shilling, and Meryl McMaster. We also put up new events we come across and/or attend during the month on our Facebook page.

Eugen Sakhnenko – Shelf Life (my first solo show)

Opening: Thursday, March 3 – 5pm to 7pm

Runs: March 3 to March 26

Gallery: Toronto Image Works – Suite 207, 80 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON

Description: “Shelf Life focuses on the different ways we store information – from old grand libraries to the Internet Archives book scanning facilities.”

Event Link: Facebook Event Page | Toronto Image Works

Stephen Appleby-Barr

Runs: March 10 to April 2

Gallery: Nicholas Metivier Gallery – 451 King St.West, Toronto, ON

Description: “In his oil paintings Toronto artist Stephen Appleby-Barr references the rich, elegant and luminous qualities of Old Master painting. The settings of his exquisitely rendered portraits are often based on found daguerreotypes, but he inserts people he knows and secret symbols to create a personal mythology.”

Event Link: Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Ron Terada – Who I Think I Am

Runs: January 20 to March 20

Gallery: Justina M Barnicke Gallery (Hart House) – University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle. Toronto, ON

Description: Terada “offers new insights into the complex relationships between the contemporary, individual artist’s practice and the social institutions, semiotics of advertising and marketing strategies, myths and storytelling that envelop and produce it.”

Event Link: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Travis Shilling – How to Drown a Fish

Runs: February 10 to March 26

Gallery: Gladstone Hotel, 3rd / 4th Floor Gallery – 1214 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON

Description: Shilling “captures the hidden in the visible – after effects and fallouts from events real and imagined. Shilling’s series How to drown a fish, marks out territories of disaster and survival.”

Event Link: Gladstone Hotel

Meryl McMaster – Second Half

Runs: February 19 to March 19

Gallery: Leo Kamen Gallery – 80 Spadina Ave, Suite 406, Toronto, ON

Description: “In considering the complex nature of identity, Meryl McMaster combines drawing and sculpture with photography. She asks various untrained individuals to draw “blind contour” self-portraits that are subsequently recreated as wire sculpture.”

Event Link: Leo Kamen Gallery

Have a show or other event that you are excited for this month? Let us know!