Must-See Art Guide: Canada

This week's guide features Julie Favreau, Theaster Gates, Alex Katz, and more.

Julie Favreau. Courtesy of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Guys, the election is almost over. In just two weeks we’ll find out if a bunch of Americans truly will pick up and leave to migrate north—that being said, it shouldn’t be the only reason why “Canada” and “how do I move to Canada” has spiked in Google searches. Art Toronto opens its doors tomorrow and, now in its 17th year, Canada’s international art fair for Modern and contemporary art jam packs everything you want to see and know about the national art market. Art Toronto is held in the Toronto Convention Centre (not center!), but you shouldn’t limit yourself to just the fair or even one city. Before it gets too cold to roam the streets, take this opportunity to experience the country’s vibrant and diverse culture with its ever-growing arts scene: from established institutions to new ventures, metropolises like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are making a major impact on the art world. After all, Canada isn’t shy from bringing its creative talent down south, just think of our beloved Drake, Jeff Wall, and Mike Myers. Vive Canada.

Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Les barques (1942). Courtesy of Galerie Valentin .

Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Les barques (1942). Courtesy of Galerie Valentin.

Exhibition: October New acquisition of Historical Works
When:
October 4–29, 2016
Where:
Galerie Valentin, 1490 W Sherbrooke Street, Suite 200, Montreal, QC, Canada

Exhibition: Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum
When:
July 21–October 30, 2016
Where:
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street W., Toronto ON, Canada

Theaster Gates. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Theaster Gates. Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Exhibition: Toulouse Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque” & “She Century
When: June 18–October 30, 2016 & September 10, 2016–January 22, 2017
Where:
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, QC, Canada

Henri deToulouse-Lautrec, L’Anglais au Moulin Rouge (1892). Courtesy of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Henri deToulouse-Lautrec, L’Anglais au Moulin Rouge (1892). Courtesy of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Bagotville (1948). Courtesy of Oeno Gallery.

Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Bagotville (1948). Courtesy of Oeno Gallery.

Exhibition: Collector’s Choice
When:
October 7–30, 2016
Where:
Oeno Gallery, 2274 County Road 1, Prince Edward County, ON, Canada

Alex Katz, Brisk Day II (1990). Courtesy of Nikola Rukaj Gallery.

Alex Katz, Brisk Day II (1990). Courtesy of Nikola Rukaj Gallery.

Exhibition: Alex Katz
When: October 1–31, 2016
Where:
Nikola Rukaj Gallery, 384 Eglinton Avenue W., Toronto, ON, Canada

Shannon Craig Morphew, Summer Rain (2015). Courtesy of Loch Gallery.

Shannon Craig Morphew, Summer Rain (2015). Courtesy of Loch Gallery.

Carol Bernier, Portrait d'une enfance no.2 (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Simon Blais.

Carol Bernier, Portrait d’une enfance no.2 (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Simon Blais.

Exhibition: Shannon Craig Morphew: Traveling the Landscape
When: October 22–November 5, 2016
Where:
Loch Gallery, 16 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Exhibition: Carol Bernier: Sublime…
When:
October 5–November 12, 2016
Where:
Galerie Simon Blais, 5420 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, QC, Canada

Lynn Goldsmith, Madonna. Courtesy of Liss Gallery.

Lynn Goldsmith, Madonna. Courtesy of Liss Gallery.

Pierre Coupey, Untitled XVIII (2016). Courtesy of Gallery Jones.

Pierre Coupey, Untitled XVIII (2016). Courtesy of Gallery Jones.

Exhibition: Lynn Goldsmith
When:
October 29–November 12, 2016
Where:
Liss Gallery, 112 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Exhibition: Pierre Coupey: Recent Works
When: October 14–November 19, 2016
Where:
Gallery Jones, 258 East First Ave, Unit 1, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sara Angelucci, Man/Maple (2016). Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery.

Sara Angelucci, Man/Maple (2016). Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery.

Exhibition: Sara Angelucci Arboretum
When: October 22–November 19, 2016
Where:
Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street W., Toronto, ON, Canada

Exhibition: Art Toronto
When: October 28–31, 2016
Where:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 384 Eglington Avenue W., Toronto, ON, Canada


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