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Canadian Art Foundation Gallery Hop Day

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Art. Talks. Tours.Saturday, September 21. All Day.Join us for a day of art, tours and talks, all for free at the Canadian Art Foundation Gallery Hop Day

This is a full day of gallery tours/walks...10 in total

Self-guided, grab some friends and find something you like. Bring your bikes, tokens, new shoes!

This is a big event in Toronto arts/culture scene!!

Tours & Talks1:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Various gallery locations throughout Toronto

Take in free gallery tours and talks with art-world experts who will explore and illuminate a broad selection of exhibitions throughout the city. To plan your afternoon, choose a tour, several talks or a combination of both.

For more information on Toronto galleries, visit our gallery guide. › (

Tour 1 | Niagara ( 2 | Morrow / Lansdowne ( 3 | Queen West / Ossington ( 4 | Bloor West / Junction Triangle ( 5 | Richmond / Spadina ( 6 | Parkdale / West Queen West ( 7 | Dundas West ( 8 | Yorkville ( Town ( Talk A ( Talk B + C ( Talk (Performance) D ( Talk E ( Tour 1 | Niagara

1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
TALK 1:00 P.M. Diaz Contemporary, 100 Niagara Street

This tour starts with a talk at Diaz Contemporary where Canadian Art Online Editor Leah Sandals discusses the sculptural work of James Carl. Continue on with Sobey Art Award Assistant Curator Stefan Hancherow as he tours Niagara Street and area galleries.

Meet here: Diaz Contemporary, 100 Niagara StreetWalnut Contemporary, 201 Niagara StreetPari Nadimi Gallery, 254 Niagara StreetCOOPER COLE, 777 Richmond Street WestTour 2 | Morrow / Lansdowne

1:15 P.M. to 2:20 P.M.
TALK 2:00 P.M. Xpace Cultural Centre, 2–303 Lansdowne Avenue

Curator Jennifer Simaitis leads this tour of galleries in the Morrow/Lansdowne area. The final stop is Xpace Cultural Centre, where artist and architect Marcin Kedzior talks about a collaborative architectural project by Marvin Antonio, Manden Murphy and Augustina Saygnavong.

Meet here: 2186dundas, 2186 Dundas Street WestOlga Korper Gallery, 17 Morrow AvenueChristopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow AvenueXpace Cultural Centre, 2–303 Lansdowne AvenueTour 3 | Queen West / Ossington

1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.
TALK 2:15 P.M. O’Born Contemporary, 131 Ossington Avenue

Su-Ying Lee, MOCCA Assistant Curator, conducts this tour of Queen West galleries. The tour concludes at O’Born Contemporary where Canadian Art Managing Editor Bryne McLaughlin engages Public Studio in a conversation about its new body of work, “Under the Last Sky.”

Meet here: Clint Roenisch, 944 Queen WestMOCCA, 952 Queen Street WestPaul Petro Contemporary Art, 980 Queen Street WestStephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street WestInterAccess, 9 Ossington AvenueO’Born Contemporary, 131 Ossington AvenueOff-Tour Talk A

1:15 P.M. to 1:45 P.M. Corkin Gallery, 7 Tank House Lane

At Corkin Gallery, curator and Latin American-Canadian Art Projects Executive Director Tamara Toledo will converse with Cuban artist Ramón Serrano about his paintings' references to landscape, and their reflections on migration and displacement.

Off-Tour Talk B + C

2:00 P.M. to 2:45 P.M. Feheley Fine Arts & Centre Space, 65 George Street

Make your way to 65 George Street for a two-part talk, beginning at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Toronto at Centre Space where Canadian Art contributor Sam Cotter will talk about Chih-Chien Wang’s artful taxonomy of domestic life in a new selection of photographic works. Canadian Art contributor Sarah Milroy will then give a talk at Feheley Fine Arts about Itee Pootoogook’s recent drawings of daily life in his home community of Kinngait (Cape Dorset).

Tour 4 | Bloor West / Junction Triangle

2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
TALK 3:45 P.M. Division Gallery, 45 Ernest Avenue

Artist Jean-Paul Kelly leads this tour of Bloor West and Junction Triangle galleries, ending with a talk at Division Gallery where Canadian Art Editor Richard Rhodes speaks about “Shape Shifters,” a group exhibition with works by Bruno Billio, Max Streicher and Graham Gillmore.

Meet here: Daniel Faria Gallery, 188 St. Helen's AvenueScrap Metal, 11 Dublin Street, Unit EMercer Union, 1286 Bloor Street WestDivision Gallery, 45 Ernest AvenueTour 5 | Richmond / Spadina

2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
TALK 2:15 P.M. YYZ Artists’ Outlet, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 140

Curator at Onsite [at> OCADU Lisa Deanne Smith tours galleries on Richmond Street West and Spadina Avenue, including YYZ Artists’ Outlet where Canadian Art Associate Editor David Balzer discusses the immersive ephemeral spaces of Seripop and Hanna Hur’s perceptual approach to landscape and still life.

Meet here: Onsite [at] OCADU, 230 Richmond Street WestOpen Studio, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104Gallery 44, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 120Abbozzo Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 1285 YYZ Artists’ Outlet, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 140Toronto Image Works, 80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 207Tour 6 | Parkdale / West Queen West

2:45 P.M. to 4:45 P.M.
TALK 4:10 P.M. the Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West

Join Canadian Art contributor Katie Addleman as she leads a tour of Parkdale and West Queen West galleries, including a stop at the Drake Hotel where artist, writer and curator Dave Dyment speaks about the properties of light in “Opticks,” a group exhibition of photography, projection and installation.

Meet here: Katharine Mulherin, 1082 Queen Street West (continues to 1086)David Kaye Gallery, 1092 Queen Street West (enter on Dovercourt Road)Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street WestGladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street WestNeubacher Shor Contemporary, 5 Brock AvenueGeneral Hardware Contemporary, 1520 Queen Street WestTour 7 | Dundas West

2:45 P.M. to 4:15 P.M.
TALK 3:00 P.M. LE Gallery, 1183 Dundas Street West

Engage with AGYU Assistant Curator Suzanne Carte as she leads a tour of Dundas West galleries. At LE Gallery, collector and writer Bill Clarke shares insights into Luke Painter’s new body of work, which includes ink drawings and stained-glass sculpture.

Meet here: COOPER COLE, 1161 Dundas Street WestLE Gallery, 1183 Dundas Street WestLOOP Gallery, 1273 Dundas Street WestMKG127, 1445 Dundas Street West. Erin Stump Projects, 1450 Dundas Street Westp|m gallery, 1518 Dundas Street WestTour 8 | Yorkville

3:15 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
TALK 3:15 P.M. Kinsman Robinson Galleries, 108 Cumberland Street

Join us at Kinsman Robinson Galleries where journalist and Canadian Art contributor Noah Richler speaks with photojournalist Louie Palu on the dangers of chronicling Mexico’s drug wars. Afterwards, join TD Bank Group Art Coordinator Robyn McCallum as she leads a tour through Yorkville.

Meet here: Kinsman Robinson Galleries, 108 Cumberland StreetMayberry Fine Art, 110 Yorkville AvenueGallery Gevik, 12 Hazelton AvenueLoch Gallery, 16 Hazelton AvenueMira Godard Gallery, 22 Hazelton AvenueOff-Tour Talk (Performance) D

4:15 P.M. to 4:45 P.M. Katzman Contemporary, 86 Miller Street

Head to Katzman Contemporary's new gallery for a performance by Francisco-Fernando Granados.Tracing the trace of a trace, Granado’s performance takes its cue from Helen Frankenthaler’s paintings and explores concepts of allegory, translation and collapse.

Off-Tour Talk E

5:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. Jessica Bradley Gallery, 74 Miller Street

Catch the final talk of the day at Jessica Bradley Gallery, where Hadley+Maxwell discuss how they create and celebrate shifts in meaning using a variety of media including text, video, object and image. They will share how two passages from Dostoyevsky’s novel The Idiot inspired their recent work, and how the exhibition concerns what wanting-to-say and what wanting-to-be could mean.

Around Town

Be sure to visit some of these galleries throughout the city during your Gallery Hop

Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street WestBau-Xi, 340 Dundas Street WestBau-Xi Photo, 324 Dundas Street WestCanadian Sculpture Centre, 500 Church StreetThe East Gallery, 334 Dundas Street Westfrederic inside, 184 Davenport RoadGallery Catalyst , 666 Queen Street WestGardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, 7 Hart House CircleKoffler Gallery Off-Site, 9 Queens Quay WestLonsdale Gallery, 410 Spadina RoadNarwhal Projects, 2988 Dundas Street WestNavillus Gallery, 110 Davenport Road OCAD U Student Gallery, 52 McCaul Street Odon Wagner Gallery & Odon Wagner Contemporary, 196 & 198 Davenport Road The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West Studio Vogue Gallery, 216 Avenue Road T-ART Gallery, 214 Avenue Road Telephone Booth Gallery, 3148 Dundas Street West Magazine Launch5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Jessica Bradley Gallery
74 Miller Street

After the talk by Hadley+Maxwell, stay at Jessica Bradley Gallery to celebrate the launch of the fall issue of Canadian Art. It’s the perfect cap to your day of tours and talks.

The Fall issue of Canadian Art features a cover story about Peter Doig by Sarah Milroy and focuses on the cultural exchange between Paris and Toronto with five articles featuring the art of, and interactions between, the two cities. Additionally, the issue includes an article by Christina Ritchie on Micah Lexier.

Jason McLean’s BOOP: For Ray will be featured at the launch, providing Hoppers with the opportunity to view the smart fortwo electric-drive car that McLean painted as part of the new collaboration between smart Canada and the Canadian Art Foundation. The car will be playing Prohaska, a sound piece by Cailen Dye that was commissioned by McLean specifically for the car. Limited edition artist multiples will be available for attendees to take home. smart will also be conducting test drives at the gallery, giving guests the opportunity to experience this distinguished car.

Artist Jason McLean pictured in BOOP: For Ray, his smart “fortwo electric drive” car, with art patrons outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery during Vancouver Gallery Hop. Photo J. Mawby.

Cover of the Fall 2013 issue of Canadian Art.

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