Last Saturday, I decided to gallery hop in Toronto’s west end (the day after an official one took place). Here’s a very brief review of each of the galleries I visited.
ABOVE: Douglas Coupland, Shinjuku, 2016, transmount, LED light panel, wooden frame, 30 inches (in diameter). As seen at Daniel Faria Gallery.
BELOW: Michel De Broin, Étant Donnés, 2013, sink, tubing, water, propane, 65.4 x 36.2 x 18 inches. As seen at Arsenal Contemporary Art (Division Gallery).
The reason for my trip. The Kim Dorland show, that closed on Saturday, was stellar. As for the space, it’s a little out of the way, but much bigger than their previous location. Fortunately for them, this is a great gallery that consistently shows good work. Definitely worth the trip.
A huge space located just north of Bloor Street where the Michel De Broin show – which doesn’t close until December 25 – is exceptional. I highly recommend you check it out.
A nice space located just across from the Olga Korper Gallery, the Christopher Cutts Gallery is a must visit for Toronto Art Lovers.
Often a bit more conceptual than other galleries, its current offering from Kristan Horton & David Armstrong Six – which runs until December 17 – is a little less so and makes excellent use of the gallery space.
A heavy hitter on the national (let a lone local) scene, the Daniel Faria Gallery reps Douglas Coupland, whose current show Polychrome can be seen until this coming Saturday (the 5th).
A non-profit, artist run centre that focuses on photography, film and video, Gallery TPW serves as a nice compliment to the more commercial spaces in the area.
Another Toronto staple, the physical space is almost worth the trip alone. Make sure to hit up the Christopher Cutts Gallery while there.
Although less familiar with this gallery, I was impressed with its current group show, the Tribute “Art Fair” RKG 2016. It’s totally chaotic but worth checking out if you can make it before Saturday – when it closes.