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Monthly Archives: August 2011

SUPER IT September 6 – November 2, 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 13, 5 – 9 pm Artists’ Talk at 7 pm
Free shuttle to DMG departs 401 Richmond St W: 6 pm, returning 9 pm

Blue Republic states: “We are interested in a situation where the old is disintegrating, but the new hasn’t had a chance to appear yet, so everything looks like a piece of molten metal on a subatomic level, where atoms, in constant motion bump into each other. Super It has the dynamics of a playful child, playfulness understood not as goofing around but as a search for chance.”

Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail, Toronto
dmg@utsc.utoronto.ca | http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/dmg
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

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ANGELA GRAUERHOLZ
The inexhaustible image … épuiser l’image September 6-November 26th

This exhibition highlights Angela Grauerholz’s photographic career over the past twenty-five years. Curator, Martha Hanna particularly focuses on the way in which Grauerholz broadens our consideration of the medium of photography and explores photography in relation to time and memory, its relationship to archives and collections, to representation and to the collective imagination.

UTAC art lounge, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto
utac.info@utoronto.ca http://www.utac.utoronto.ca
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

Patrick Thompson
Artist residency and exhibition
at Le Laboratoire d’Art (Le Labo)

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1st, 6pm > 9pm
Exhibition: Friday, September 2nd > Saturday, September 24th 2011
Distillery District –
55 Mill St, Cannery Bldg #58 – Studio 317
Toronto
http://www.lelabo.ca
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

Animals have been part of our wars for a long time. Pigeons carry messages, horses carry soldiers, mules carry supplies, dogs sniff for bombs and alert soldiers to danger.

In 2010 Afghan Taliban had begun training monkeys in areas along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to attack occupying NATO forces. According to the story, the monkeys-mostly macaques and baboons-are hunted and captured when they are very young and trained to fire Kalashnikov rifles and trench mortars.

Info obtained from Time issue 100 New Scientific Discoveries, under Zoology ‘Nonhumans Fighting Humanity’s Battles’

Call for Participants: LEITMOTIF | Nuit Blanche in Parkdale Village, Toronto

BE A PART OF LEITMOTIF | NUIT BLANCHE IN PARKDALE VILLAGE
On the night of October 1, 2011, in Parkdale Village, 20 enigmatic “cube” rental trucks will appear – each one transformed. The trucks, as transitory objects, will embody the repetitive nature of Nuit Blanche – each becoming a site of visual, spatial and visceral expansion.

Please read below to learn how these socially based projects are in need of your ideas, support and interaction.
http://www.parkdalevillagebia.com
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

Rereading the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding published in 1954. Without the pressure of school fueling my understanding of the novel; I was able to find, so far, one line of poetic inspiration on pg 56. ‘They walked along, two continents of experience and feeling, unable to communicate. I found this sentence very distinct from the rest of the book’s practical focus of survival.

Line taken from the Faber and Faber publication of the novel, copyright 1988

Sam Mogelonsky
@ The Red Head Gallery,
401 Richmond St. Toronto,
August 31st – September 24th, 2011
August 31st through September 24th.

By developing her own form of naïve sculptural language…Sam transports the viewer into an imaginary space, outside and beyond the everyday.
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

This morning at 10am I’ll be a part of the Tai Chi Demo held at the CNE around the Princess Fountain in the South West Area of the park 🙂

Canadians today are grieving the loss of the public icon that represented positive determinism and the commitment to results; even if you don’t follow politics. This loss is a loss of a piece of ourselves, that we need to face.

Info obtained from CBC radio an excerpt from this morning’s broadcast prior to the opening of City Hall

This Woman’s Work…
September 9 – October 1, 2011 (by appointment)
Opening Reception: Saturday September 10, 2011, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Given that both craft and what has commonly been thought of as ‘women’s work’ is often defined along gendered lines, this exhibition will address and explore the realm of the “feminine” through the use of textile-based works.

Project Space
126/128 James St. N
Hamilton
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca