Weeks ahead of the scariest holiday of the year, the Art Gallery of Ontario launches Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, a biographical exhibition with the atmosphere of a haunted house, co-curated by Jim Shedden of the AGO, Britt Salvesen of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Matthew Welch of Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Expect no cheap thrills or jump scares. Here, you face paintings of dark, ominous scenes and life-size sculptures of mythical creatures…
Pursuing a creative career path is never easy.
While many of the city’s artists struggle to pay their rent (despite their level of talent), there are a handful of young Canadian artists who have managed to make a name and a lucrative career for themselves – both within Toronto and across the country.
The AGO’s new exhibition, “Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more”, features close to 90 paintings and 20 works on paper by 36 different artists. There is a sizeable number of popular artists included with the aforementioned Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, including Paul Gauguin, Edvard Munch, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Georgia O’Keeffe, Egon Schiele, and Marc Chagall. Most of the artwork on display originates from 1880 to 1930.
The Rally Gallery on Ossington was beautifully illuminated with fashion-inspiration as the sun set on October 4th, for an intimate gathering to celebrate a special Toronto edition of Cabinet Éphémère. Guests were treated to cocktails and appetizers at the exclusive VIP reception, to kick-off the four day pop-up event hosted by media personality and fashion ambassador Glen Baxter.
“The Idea of North” welcomes home the work of prominent Canadian artist, Lawren Harris, to the AGO and opened to the public on July 1st, 2016. Curated by actor and art enthusiast, Steve Martin, with AGO’s Andrew Hunter, and Hammer Museum’s (Los Angeles) Cynthia Burlingham, “The Idea of North” comes to us from its previous station at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, advancing recognition of this much deserving artist.
CHIHULY at the ROM sees the work of renowned American sculptor, Dale Chihuly, on display from June 25th until January 2nd 2017. Chihuly is most well known for his colourful large scale site-specific installations using glass, which often can be seen in public spaces or gardens, such as Kew Gardens, London, in 2005, on long-term show at the MGM Grand Macau Lobby, also at de Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2008, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in…