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March 6, 2014 – April 18, 2014

Form, Colour, Line

Form, colour and line are three of the most basic elements of a work of art that can be perceived by the senses, but they also offer a rich ground for breaking boundaries and for artists to explore new ideas by departing from convention. Natasha Gouveia and Laura Marotta make bold statements about colour, most notably in their critique of it, and through their process showcase at once intellectual and playful approaches to the constraints of line and form. Where noted abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly envisioned his seminal monograph Line Form Colour as an “an alphabet of plastic pictorial elements,” Form, Colour, Line picks up this notion and carries it forward, into three dimensions and away from traditionally “masculine” forms of minimalism.

Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

Website: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

 
Start: March 6, 2014
End: April 18, 2014
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April 8, 2014 – April 20, 2014

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

April 8 – April 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Whenever possible, screenings include an opportunity to engage in discussions with filmmakers and special guests to further explore the film’s ideas, themes, storytelling techniques and much more.

With TIFF Kids, you can be sure the time your family spends in the theatre will be more than just a day at the movies.

We look forward to seeing you and your children at next year’s Festival!

For more details: www.tiff.net/tiffkids/festival

Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West

 
Start: April 8, 2014
End: April 20, 2014
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Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

April 8, 2014 – April 20, 2014

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

April 8 – April 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it. Whenever possible, screenings include an opportunity to engage in discussions with filmmakers and special guests to further explore the film’s ideas, themes, storytelling techniques and much more. With TIFF Kids, you can be sure the time your family spends in the theatre will be more than just a day at the movies. We look forward to seeing you and your children at next year’s Festival!

Website: tiff.net/festivals/tiffkidsfestival

TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West

 
Start: April 8, 2014
End: April 20, 2014
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January 18, 2014 – April 27, 2014

Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt has become one of Canada’s most distinguished artists, celebrated for her work with familiar subject matter and domestic still lifes. The deceptively simple bliss of these scenes reveals a sophisticated approach to everyday life. Her works are skillfully executed and present nuances of tone, brushstroke, angle and choice of subject that leave viewers of Pratt’s images with a sense of wonder and occasional unease. These substantial artworks have multi-layered meanings for the artist, and for the viewers who encounter the range, subtlety and power of this remarkable painter. At once highly contemporary and deeply rooted in the traditions of art history, Pratt’s work reveals the breadth of emotion, skill and maturity that she brings to her practice.

The exhibition Mary Pratt is not a retrospective in the customary sense of the word. Concentrating on Pratt’s oils and mixed media paintings, the exhibition juxtaposes more than sixty works from different times in Pratt’s career. It mirrors the manner in which she approaches her subject—as an interwoven conversation of themes. Despite describing herself as “consistently inconsistent,” Pratt has enduring preoccupations. Her time is not dictated by clocks but rather numbered by daily rituals and the act of making ready. Pratt dwells on her surroundings, allowing a sideways autobiography through the objects and individuals that encompass her.

Touring nationally, the exhibition allows visitors across the country to view widely recognized as well as rarely seen works from the past five decades, gathered from private and public collections. It showcases Pratt’s “tougher” paintings (to use her own description of them) alongside allusive works, all embodying the intensity and compassion with which she views her world.

For more details: www.mcmichael.com/marypratt/

Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

 
Start: January 18, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
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Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

October 26, 2013 – May 1, 2014

Light My Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography

In 1977, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) purchased its first photograph: Arnold Newman’s collage portrait of Henry Moore, a fitting complement to the 1974 gift of Moore’s plasters to the gallery. This purchase marked the initial focus for collecting photography at the gallery: portraits of artists. The photography holdings have since grown to number more than 50,000 works. Though the collection now spans the wide reach and long history of the medium, portraits remain one of its strongest threads.

In Part II of Light My Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography – a show that Toronto Star art critic Murray Whyte called “utterly beguiling” – discover a fresh selection of more than 120 portraits from the AGO’s permanent collection, along with select loans from local private collections. Organized under two new propositions, these works showcase the descriptive power of the medium but also its malleability.

“We are Not Ourselves” highlights the ways artists have manipulated photographic materials to create or reveal strange states of being. Through collage, long exposure, darkroom doubling and retouching, among other techniques, each of these photographs lead us from the realm of the familiar and recognizable to other more mysterious planes of existence.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: October 26, 2013
End: May 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

December 21, 2013 – May 1, 2014

What’s So Funny? Recent Acquisitions of Humorous Art

December 21, 2013 – May 2014.

In 1976 the Trier-Fodor Foundation gave the Art Gallery of Ontario more than 1100 works by the humorist and illustrator Walter Trier. The gift was accompanied by an endowment to support the acquisition and exhibition of humorous, satirical and illustrative graphic art. More than 500 prints and drawings, representing highlights in the history of caricature, have been purchased with this fund. This installation features works that have been acquired in the past five years, which date from the late 1700s to the early 1800s.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: December 21, 2013
End: May 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

April 24, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Hot Docs

April 24 – May 4, 2014. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival. Each year the festival presents a selection of more than 180 cutting-edge docs from Canada & around the globe, reaching audiences of over 180,000.

Please consult website for locations and movies: www.hotdocs.ca

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Start: April 24, 2014
End: May 4, 2014
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Location: Hot Docs

May 11, 2014

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 11th, 2014. Times: 10am, 12pm & 2pm.

Cost: $55 per person and $45 for children under 12.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!


Please include number of guests and preferred time.

Email: info@casaloma.org or call 416-923-1171.

Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Website: www.casaloma.org

February 6, 2014 – May 18, 2014

This Is Not A Toy: The Urban Vinyl Phenomenon

February 6 – May 18, 2014.

Location: DX Exhibit Hall, Design Exchange — 234 Bay Street

Curators: DX Associate Curator, Sara Nickleson; Guest Curators John Wee
Tom and music icon Pharrell Williams.

This Is Not A Toy takes its name from the disclaimer found on packaging for objects geared to adults
or which might be harmful to young children – they may be called toys, but they are not intended for
play. The title also references Rene Magritte’s Ceci N’est Pas Un Pipe, one of the seminal works of
art of the 20th century, which plays with the Duchampian notion of object, semantics and context in
determining a work’s meaning and significance. Each of these theoretical groundings establish the
exhibition’s framework: presenting the works as art and design objects and providing a platform for
conceptual discourse.

Lying at the intersection of fine art, marketing, pop culture, product and graphic design, designer
toys are highly collectible objects for a post-Pop world. Artists use the infrastructure of mass production
to create variation, personal expression and limited edition objects that range in price from just a
few dollars to many thousands more. With roots in late 1980s graffiti culture, urban vinyl is a subversive
art form that is as much rebellious as it is playful. These art toys reject and appropriate familiar
consumer imagery, manipulating household names and visual icons from Disney to Chanel thereby
shifting control from brand to artist, and ultimately, consumer. Some manipulate familiar visual tropes
while others create their own original forms, characters and worlds.

For more details: www.dx.org

 
Start: February 6, 2014
End: May 18, 2014
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Location: Design Exchange

May 14, 2014 – May 18, 2014

Game of Thrones℠: The Exhibition

This May, the internationally touring Game of Thrones: The Exhibition returns to Toronto. The 2014 exhibition will feature nearly 100 original artifacts, costumes, weaponry, storyboards and more from seasons 1, 2 and 3, plus select pieces from the fourth season of the epic fantasy series. Experience the world of Game of Thrones May 14-18, 2014 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Ticketing information to be announced in the coming weeks.

 
Start: May 14, 2014
End: May 18, 2014
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