Monday, September 21, 2009

Canadian Art Gallery Hop Events This Week

This Thursday evening is the 15th annual Canadian Art Hop Gala Dinner and Auction at Guvernment and Koolhaus in Toronto. This year's events celebrate 25 years of Canadian Art magazine.

Sky Glabush
Lombardo House, 2009
Oil on panel
24” x 30”

Roula Partheniou
Untitled, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
9” x 7”

Adam David Brown
Ontology, 2009
40 pages of Canson paper, holes
26” x 31” x 2”

Four MKG127 artists have work in the auction. Besides the works shown above, there is also a piece by Michael Dumontier.

Laura Kikauka
Try Harder, 2009
Mixed Media

This Saturday, as part of the Canadian Art Gallery Hop, there will be a tour of Ossington Avenue galleries from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. At 3:00, collector and writer Bill Clarke will be in conversation with Laura Kikauka discussing her exhibition, For the Love of Gaud (Damiens Worst) currently up at MKG127.
The tour begins at 2:30 at Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington Av.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

September 2009 A Busy Month For MKG127 Artists

Adam David Brown's Index is included in the exhibition Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imagination which opened on September 10th at the Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario. The exhibition includes work from many prominent architects, artists and writers. It continues until November 1st.

Roula Partheniou's exhibition, Circular Logic opened on September 12 at Cambridge Galleries Queen’s Square in Cambridge, Ontario. The exhibition features a new work from Partheniou's Handmade Readymade project and is an adjunct project of CAFKA.09: Veracity. The exhibition continues until October 4.

Kelly Lycan of Instant Coffee has a solo exhibition just down the street from MKG127 at Gallery TPW. WHITE HOT is a monochromatic installation and photo-based exhibition of recycled objects and re-visioned collections. Lycan manages the WHITE HOT flea market every Saturday at the gallery. Shopping is encouraged. The exhibition continues until October 10.

Kristiina Lahde's work, Delete is included in the exhibition, Fall Out which began on September 14th at the Blackwood Gallery at the Mississauga campus of the University of Toronto. Fall Out will be followed by a second exhibition, Fall In which begins on October 26th. Artists in the second exhibition will respond to the works in the first exhibition. During Fall In both will coexist in the gallery. Roula Partheniou is included in Fall In and will be responding to work by Zilvinas Kempinas. Both exhibitions continue until December 13.

Dave Dyment has created a new work, Sidereal Time for the LOLA Festival that began in London Ontario on September 17th. The work consists of a constellation of dozens of mirror balls suspended by a crane and lit by powerful search-lights, similar to those used to announce casino or nightclub openings.
Laura Kikauka is also included in the exhibition, Guided By Voices at the Forest City Gallery. The exhibition, that opened on September 11th, was curated by Jason Schiedel and Paul Walde in conjunction with the LOLA Festival. The exhibition continues until October 16th, LOLA continues through the weekend.