Thank you to everyone who attended Art Toronto and made our 18th consecutive year exhibiting a rewarding experience.
We curated our booth around the theme of colour and the female figure. Greg Curnoe set the mood with the early rare 1962 “Woman and Mirror” painting, which sold on opening night and will hang with a Michael Snow “Walking Woman”.
We hung other early Curnoe constructions with an early Gordon Rayner of “Two Women”, a Jack Chambers “Papaya in Bowl” watercolour and Alex Colville’s serigraph “Woman, Dog and Canoe”.
Visitors were captivated by Hans Wendt’s large-scale watercolour paintings of carefully composed painted colour samples. The graphic quality of Wendt’s work balanced nicely with Jonathan Forrest’s luminous hard-edge acrylic paintings and the vibrancy of Jason McLean’s diaristic drawings, many of which have gone to good homes.
We are also pleased that two of Susan Dobson’s new “Red Tool Cabinet Series” photographs of a Canadian art collection of slides are now in a corporate collection in Calgary.
Aganetha Dyck’s new bee-altered figurines continue to draw crowds along with Will Gorlitz’s luminous paintings “Temagami Shoreline” and “Full Day Moon”. Erik Olson’s bold portrait paintings sold well and were some of the most photographed works in our booth.
We were very proud of our booth and our artists and hope that you enjoyed your visit with us in Toronto. See you next year!
Please join Michael Gibson Gallery and author James King for a book signing of his new Greg Curnoe biography “The Way It Is: The Life of Greg Curnoe” on Saturday, October 28 from 2-3pm at 2/Edition Art Book Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Edition Art Book Fair is located at street level at the entrance of Art Toronto. Free Admission. Books will be available for sale at the signing.
Friday, October 27: 12 NOON– 8 PM
Saturday, October 28: 12 NOON– 8 PM
Sunday, October 29: 12 NOON – 6 PM
Monday, October 30: 12 NOON – 6 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West, Toronto
Opening Night Preview Party
Thursday, October 26, 2017: 6:30 – 10 PM
A benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario