It’s time for our monthly picks of gallery happenings in Toronto, as compiled by our art expert, Jamie Angell. From the accessible to the avant garde, put our suggestions on your to do list this month and she’ll think you’re a true renaissance man.
Carlos and Jason Sanchez – New Works: Unease, discomfort, and, occasionally, outright fear are the main currents of the theatrically staged photographs that comprise Carlos and Jason Sanchez’s best known work. Their new photographs deal with similar themes, employing digital and theatrical staging techniques. Christopher Cutts Gallery until May 31.
Nick and Sheila Pye – A Life of Errors: Film and photographs by this husband-wife collaborative team. The exhibition includes the acclaimed film A Life of Errors, part of a trilogy of films that the Pyes are developing and related photographs. Angell Gallery until June 2.
The Constructed Image – Photographic Culture: The focal point of CONTACT 2007 is Photographic Culture, an exhibition produced in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art that showcases 10 artists from nine countries. The exhibition demonstrates how the constructed image has irrevocably transformed photography’s relationship to reality. Mocca until June 4.
Dominique Rey – Selling Venus: Throughout her practice, Winnipeg-based artist Dominique Rey has been focused on issues surrounding female identity and sexuality. She is particularly fascinated with the moment a woman’s gaze is self-directed even as she prepares herself for the scrutiny of others. Gallery TPW until June 9.
Andrew Wright – Water’s Edge: Andrew is a multidisciplinary artist who has been photographing subjects at night for the past seven years. Wright works towards a particular imagery that both identifies and challenges conventional understanding of photographic practice. Peak Gallery until May 26.