Must-See Art Guide: Canada
This week's guide features Maud Lewis, David Drebin, Rita Leistner, and more.
Canada is in the art world spotlight this week with the opening of Art Toronto. Now in its 18th year, the annual fair serves as one of the country’s biggest cultural events, attracting an increasing number of national and international galleries each year. But it might be in for some competition soon, since Montreal just announced it will start hosting its own major fair starting next year. So on that note, let’s not to overlook the rest of Canada’s local art scenes, and check out the list we’ve rounded up current exhibitions on view across Canada’s most important cities.
Let’s start with Toronto: Stephen Bulger Gallery presents the photo project of Canadian artist Rita Leistner. Previously having worked as a war photographer, Leistner turns her uncompromising lens on the tree planters that on the front lines of maintaining Canada’s ecosystem and the sustainability of its forests. If you’re willing to travel a bit further afield outside of city limits to visit Oeno Gallery, you’ll be rewarded with an intimate exhibition of beloved folk artist Maud Lewis. For anyone in Vancouver, not to be missed are the labor-intensive abstract paintings of local artist Randall Steeves, or the wryly funny solo show of Ron Terada titled “TL;DR.” (That stands for “too long, didn’t read” for those of you who don’t spend your time in online comment threads. Not that you should.)
Find our full list of picks below, eh.
Exhibition: “Maud Lewis”
When: September 16–November 12, 2017
Where: Oeno Gallery, 2274 Prince Edward County Rd 1, Bloomfield, Canada
Exhibition: “Medrie MacPhee”
When: October 6–November 25, 2017
Where: Barbara Edwards Contemporary, 1069 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Canada
Exhibition: “Stephen Appleby-Barr: Corvidae”
When: October 5–28, 2017
Where: Nicholas Metivier Gallery, 451 King Street West, Toronto, Canada
Exhibition: “RITA LEISTNER: The Tree Planters”
When: October 21–November 18, 2017
Where: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Canada
Exhibition: “Art & Fashion: Modern Masters Gallery Exhibition”
When: October 2017
Where: Landau Fine Art, 1456 Sherbrooke Street, Montreal, Canada
Exhibition: “Paul Béliveau”
When: October 27–November 17, 2017
Where: Duran Mashaal Gallery, 4030 Rue Saint-Ambroise #455, Montreal, Canada
Exhibition: “Ron Terada: TL;DR”
When: September 15–October 28, 2017
Where: Catriona Jeffries, 274 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, Canada
Exhibition: “Randall Steeves: New Work”
When: October 12–28, 2017
Where: Elissa Cristall Gallery, 2239 Granville Street, Vancouver, Canada
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