Category: Museums & Visual Arts
May 14, 2014 – August 10, 2014
Exhibition features more than 25 large-scale photographs of rural and urban landscapes by internationally acclaimed artist, including scenes of downtown Toronto.
Scott McFarland’s carefully constructed photographs captivate viewers with their subtle impossibilities. Running at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) from May 14 to Aug. 10, 2014, the exhibition Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs brings together more than 40 works by the internationally acclaimed photographer.
Born in 1975 and educated at the University of British Columbia, McFarland now lives and works in Toronto. His works are held in the collections several renowned institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Renowned for his images of West Coast gardens and rustic cabins, McFarland has turned his lens towards Ontario since his relocation to the province in 2009. Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs features a variety of familiar Ontario landscapes including the series Caledon, Sugar Shack and Concrete Cottage. Curated by Kitty Scott, the AGO’s curator of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition also includes numerous large-format street photographs, depicting New Orleans, Southampton and downtown Toronto.
For more information: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas St. West
October 12, 2013 – September 1, 2014
October 12, 2013 – September 2014.
Max and Madeleine Clarkson Studio and Georgia Ridley Salon.
For more than two decades, Chester Brown has been one of Canada’s leading cartoonists. His innovative and influential Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, which expanded the audience for Canadian cartooning, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. A selection of original drawings from the publication is now on view at the AGO. The works feature the Manitoba politician and Métis leader Louis David Riel fleeing from Fort Garry (now Winnipeg), and his subsequent hanging for treason. Brown’s work combines bold imagery, stark compositions and simple texts to convey a complex Canadian tragedy that remains, for many, controversial and unresolved.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
For more details: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
March 8, 2014 – September 1, 2014
For over 500 years, the gates of the world’s largest imperial palace were closed to all but the emperor, his family and servants. This stunning new exhibition invites you to cross the threshold to see over 200 national treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum – some travelling outside China for the first time.
Compelling characters, engaging stories, and family adventure frame these extraordinary objects as you journey from the gates of the outer court, through the inner court and into the emperor’s private spaces, revealing the everyday lives of all those who paid a price to live inside.
For tickets: www.rom.on.ca/en/forbidden-city
Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
October 24, 2014 – October 27, 2014
October 24 – October 27, 2014. Over 100 international art galleries! Thousands of artworks; from modern masters to contemporary art, painting to sculpture, photography to video. On-site art installations; diverse programming including speaker series, panel discussions and public tours.
For more details: www.arttoronto.ca
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building Hall A, B & C – 255 Front Street West
December 7, 2013 – December 31, 2014
A new exhibition hall that explores all the wonders and possibilities of the human body.
Over 55 exhibits covering five dynamic themes: In the Beginning; Mind and Body Limits; Personal Limits; Pushing Past the Limits; and
Plunge into the mind of a free-diver to explore the respiratory system, tackle a climbing wall to see if your brain could take you to the summit and test your own personal limits as you run, row and dance your way through The AstraZeneca Human Edge. Discover stories of athletes, adventure seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts and others who have broken through barriers of what was once thought humanly possible.
The AstraZeneca Human Edge is a brand new exhibition hall created by the Ontario Science Centre. We collaborated extensively with leading experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, physiology, bio-mechanics and sports medicine to develop over 55 active and immersive experiences where visitors can learn about their own amazing bodies.
For more details: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/human/
Location: Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road
August 23, 2014 – January 7, 2015
More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) will be presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario starting in summer 2014, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition will honour Colville’s legacy and explore the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music.
Known for painting decidedly personal subject matter, Colville’s painstakingly precise images depict an elusive tension, capturing moments perpetually on the edge of change and the unknown, often imbued with a deep sense of danger. Featuring works assembled from museums and private collections nationwide, many of which have never been shown publicly, the exhibition spans Colville’s entire career, including iconic paintings such as Horse and Train, 1953; To Prince Edward Island, 1965; Woman in Bathtub, 1973; and Target Pistol and Man, 1980.
Born in Toronto in 1920, Colville was a painter, printmaker and veteran who drew his inspiration from the world around him, transforming the seemingly mundane figures and events of everyday life into archetypes of the modern condition. He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1982 and won a Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Award in 2003.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West