Events: September 2011

This is it, folks: September. Along with muggy rainstorms comes the desire to turn over a new leaf, start new projects, and get serious. I often see September as a mini-new year, and so resolutions abound. How about “try to see more art, and get to more exhibition openings”? Sounds good, eh? Here are some shows that seem worth checking out this month.


Animal Logic

Artists: Richard Barnes

Runs: September 10 -September 24, 2011 | Opening reception Saturday, September 10,2-4pm

Location: Bau-Xi Photo, 324 Dundas St W, Toronto

Description:  “Photographer Richard Barnes has spent more than ten years documenting the way we assemble, contain, and catalog the natural world. Barnes’s behind-the-scenes photographs are haunting reminders that there is nothing natural about a natural history museum.”

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The inexhaustible image…epuiser l’image

Artist: Angela Grauerholz

: September 6 –  November26,  2011

Location: University of Toronto Art Centre, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto

: “This exhibition highlights Angela Grauerholz’s photographic career over the past twenty-five years. Curator, Martha Hanna particularly focuses on the way in which Grauerholz broadens our consideration of the medium of photography and explores photography in relation to time and memory, its relationship to archives and collections, to representation and to the collective imagination.”

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The New Archeology / The New Ethnography

Artist: Rajni Perera

Runs: September 7 – September 30, 2011

Location: Gallery 129,129 Ossington Ave.Toronto

Description: “With expert use of imagery and colour emerging Toronto artist Rajni Perera interrogates and juxtaposes two methods of taxonomic culture-making to reflect female identity, sexuality and power while critiquing aspects of pop-culture, history and religion. The resulting images are powerful, playful, beautiful and sure to seduce the viewer.”

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Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today

Runs: August 20, 2011 –April 29, 2012

Location: ArtGallery ofOntario,317 Dundas Street West,Toronto

Description: Songs of Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today includes more than 100 photographs – by such figures as William Notman, Alexander Henderson, Richard Maynard, J.C.M. Hayward, John Vanderpant, E. Haanel Cassidy, George Hunter, Bill Vazan, Ralph Greenhill, Geoffrey James, Edward Burtynsky, Peter MacCallum, Steven Evans, Jesse Boles, and Isabelle Hayeur – most drawn from the AGO’s permanent collection, and many of which have never been shown.”

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Distant Secrets

Artist: Alex McLeod

August 25 – September 24, 2011

Location: Angell Gallery,12 Ossington Avenue,Toronto

Description: New fantastical landscape work by digital artist Alex McLeod

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