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Canada in May: VoCA Recommends…Toronto

Coming up this week on VoCA: A selection of recommended exhibitions across the country.


Barbara Probst at Jessica Bradley Gallery
May 8 – 7 June, 2008

Barbara Probst. Image: gfineartdc.com

The New York-based German photographer “breaks the photographic moment into several points of view through the use of multiple cameras in a single shot.” It’s surprising and charming for the viewer to be suddenly placed inside perspectives other than their own. And it’s not that often – anymore – that photography is able to surprise.

For the gallery website, please click HERE.

Michael Awad at Nicholas Metivier Gallery
The Entire City Project 2008
May 1 to 24, 2008

Michael Awad, Boxing Day, Eaton Centre, Toronto, 2005. Image: contactphoto.com

One local artist whose photographic work succeeds in surprising the viewer is Michael Awad. His moving panoramic images both highlight and blur the cityscape that they depict. Awad has managed, though an elaborate system, to convey the passing of time in a still image. As the viewer strolls the length of the photograph, the scene unfolds, cinema-style.

For the gallery website, please click HERE.

Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics at the Gardiner Museum
May 15 – Sept 7, 2008

Arman, As in the Sink (II), 1996. Image: bellevuearts.org

VoCA loves the Gardiner. With increasingly exciting exhibitions organized by a roster of international curators, the museum’s programming is living up to its architectural re-design. (Let’s hope the AGO follows suit)

This exhibition is about how artists and designers are re-thinking ceramics, and includes pieces by artists Cindy Sherman and Arman, designers Ettore Sottsass (a VoCA favorite) and Masahiro Mori, and industrial manufacturers Rosenthal and Nymphenburg.

Ettore Sottsass, Shiva flower vase. Image: unicahome.com

No word if there is any work by award-winning British transvestite potter Grayson Perry. Click HERE for a recent article on Perry.

Full exhibition info HERE.

Coming up on VoCA:
We recommend exhibitions in Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Winnipeg…Plus Canadian artists abroad!

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