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Monthly Archives: January 2011

In conversation with Marc Glassman
including a screening of Mettler’s recent film on the Alberta Oil Sands, Petropolis
February 1, 2011 – 6:30 p.m


Tuesday February 15th
Sound Academy (11 Polson St., Toronto)
08:00 PM

Despite three years of promises to protect Ontario’s threatened woodland caribou, the McGuinty government is proposing to exempt logging, mining and other industries from having to take action to protect caribou under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

This means that woodland caribou – which is listed as threatened in Ontario – will have no legal protection under the very law that was designed to save it. Please ask Premier McGuinty to scrap his government’s proposed exemption and to protect caribou, it’s too late.

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Kate Wilson ‘The Afterlife of Buildings’
Opening Sat Feb 5
The exhibition will run through to March 5

General Hardware Contemporary
1520 Queen St. W. Toronto

Wed-Sat 11 – 6 pm /by appointment
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Enjoying my wonderful unfinished studio too much, I’ve been sleeping in it! Having most of my canvases off the floor has almost stilled my creativity.

However it feels only momentarily as I have some inspirational concepts that have stirred my consciousness into brightened perspectives that I will soon post 🙂

Image provided is a section of my current studio in Toronto.

Davida Nemeroff
February 5 – March 5, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 5, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Gallery TPW is pleased to present Los Angeles based Canadian artist Davida Nemeroff. With California, Nemeroff’s obsessive focus turns towards the sense of dislocation in the contemporary American urban landscape. As she works to define a distinctly American fantasy and locate herself within it, Nemeroff’s vision is anything but distopic and rather articulates a subtle and anxious beauty.

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Paul Roorda – Take Notice
at Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery
January 28 to April 3

Discovered in their public location, nailed and wired to street-side utility poles throughout Kitchener-Waterloo and Ottawa, Paul Roorda’s art briefly obliges observant viewers to notice:

What?…the construction of knowledge, the perception of art, and the ties between religious and environmental apocalyptic narratives.

They hint at the underlying anxiety of a generation faced with uncertainty over the planet’s future.

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Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery
110 Laurier Avenue West

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MyWar: Participation in an Age of Conflict

15 January – 10 April 2011 at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
15 January – 12 February 2011 at the Union Gallery, Stauffer Library
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MyWar: Participation in an Age of Conflict examines the personal experience of war through the work of 10 international artists

Gary Pearson: 1 2 3 Soliloquy
January 20 – August 13, 2011

1 2 3 Soliloquy is an exhibition about expressions of everyday realities and our often strained and ambiguous distal relationship to those realities.

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Everyday Heroes Festival
Short Stories about Big Green Hearts: A Canada-Wide Festival of One Minute Eco-Docs
April 15 – 24, 2011

Everyday people all across Canada are doing good things for the environment, and we want to share their stories for Earth Day.

So, fight that urge to hibernate for the rest of the winter – now is the time to get out your camera and start shooting. Tell the story of your local eco-hero in a one-minute video, and it may get seen by over 2 million people.


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