Events: January 2012

January Events

As you’re finalizing your New Year’s plans and figuring out how not to break all your new year’s resolutions the first week of January, be sure to pencil in a few gallery visits into your schedule. There are some great shows going up, one I’m really looking forward to is “Suspension” by Joshua MacDonald. We featured his work in our Ryerson Graduates Roundup and his portraits of actors in the process of transformation into their characters are spectacular.

Suspension – Portraits of Actors

Josh MacDonald

Date: Jan 11 – Feb 4 (Opening: Jan 12, 6-9pm)
Location: I.M.A Gallery, (80 Spadina Ave, Suite 305, Toronto)
Description: “Suspension is a series in which actors are photographed in the process of becoming someone other than themselves.”
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Brothers of the Weird

Brothers of the Weird

Date: Nov 25 – Jan 22
Location: Cooper Cole (1161 Dundas Street W, Toronto)
Description: “The artists in this show are brothers in art, connected by psychedelic images, Saturday morning cartoons, graffiti, breakfast cereal, florescent drips, and the spirit of coloring outside the lines.”
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Diane Arbus: A Printed Retrospective, 1960-1971

Diane Arbus

Date: Jan 20 – Mar 10
Location: Mercer Union (1286 Bloor St W, Toronto)
Description: “Pierre Leguillon features Diane Arbus: a printed retrospective, 1960-1971 brings together all the images commissioned to the New York photographer by the Anglo-Saxon press in the 1960s.”
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The National Womb

The National Womb: Baby boom in Nagorno Karabakh

Date: Jan 5 – Feb 29 (Opening: Jan 21, 6pm – 10pm)
Location: Pikto (55 Mill Street, Bldg 59 – 103, Toronto)
Description: “[The] series explores the Birth Encouragement Program in Nagorno-Karabakh, which distributes cash payments to newlyweds for each baby born with the aim of repopulating the region after the devastating 1991-1994 war.”
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Pixel Pusher

Pixel Pusher

Date: Jan 19 – Feb 18 (Opening: Jan 19, 6 – 9pm)
Location: Angell Gallery (12 Ossington Ave, Toronto)
Description: “Pixel Pusher” brings together 4 artists, David Clarkson, Michael Antkowiak, Jillian Kay Ross and Craig Skinner, whose painting practices have strong connections to digital processes.”
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If there is a show you’re looking forward to please post it in the comments!