Events: August 2012

With summer heat and whatnot, we’re a few days late on our August event post! No one really seems to be lacking things to do this time of the year, but there’s still a ton of great art and events happening in and around this fair city. 


Artists: Sonny Assu, Daniel Olson, Michel de Broin, Justin Gologorsky, Instant Coffee, Onkar Singh Kular, Chris Lindsay, Heidi Nagtegaal, Ken Nicol, and Sascha Pohflepp.
Runs: August 9 – September 8 | Opening August 9 from 5 – 8 PM.
Location: MKG127 | 1445 Dundas St. W.
Description: “An exhibition of human-scaled objects that give pause for thought. Made by practitioners of critical design, contemporary art and social action, and existing in the realm of furniture, products and utensils, these are implements — some speculative, some fully operational — that disrupt habitual actions and interactions, and allow us to consider alternatives.”
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Artist: Beth Stuart
Runs: August 2 – September 15
Location: The Latcham Gallery | 6240 Main Street, Stouffville, ON
Description: ” Working in sculpture and painting, two time RBC Painting Competition semi-finalist Beth Stuart works against painting conventions exploring the tensions between abstraction and figuration. Recent research into the ancient Danish weaving technique called Sprang inform the works in this exhibition.”
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Artists: Rafael Ochoa and April Hickox
Runs: June 1 – September 15
Location: Toronto Island
Description: ” Toronto Island Park Workers is an out door exhibition on four sites on the buildings in the Toronto Island Parks. These portraits document the people who work to providing us with respite from the city. For us they are the unseen heroes. ”
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Runs: August 4 – August 19 | Opening reception August 4, 7pm
Location: Twist Gallery | 1100 Queen Street West, Toronto
Description: ” AWOL Gallery celebrates the very special Tenth Anniversary of The Original Square Foot Art Show. Since its inception in 2003, The Annual Square Foot Art Exhibition has become one of the most beloved Art Shows for Artists and Collectors alike. Collect Visual Art by New & Established Artists at this huge group art show. More than 600 Artists & Over 1500 pieces of Art.”
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Date: August 2 – 8
Location: Gladstone Hotel 2nd Floor Gallery | 1214 Queen Street West
Description: ” iseamonster is having its first group show and limited edition book launch. To celebrate the fine artistic stylings of 16 female artists , from Canada and abroad. Please come enjoy the art, have a drink, and meet the girls of iseamonster 2012.”
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