Beach Arts Scene
Gerrard Art Space is partway through the Annual Members’ Show, which runs until April 20.
Featured artists include Max MacDonald, Joanne Filletti, Noreen Mallory, Judith Meeks, Bernadette Wong, Louis Doransky, Gord Smith, Jyne Greenley and Liane Odze-Silver.
Once the members’ show wraps up, preparations will begin for a solo exhibition for Gord Smith, from April 23 to May 11 in the South Gallery.
Smith, born in Montreal, taught art at the University of Victoria in the 1970s, and has worked on large-scale public and commissioned sculptures with well-known architects including Webb Zefara Menkes, Arthur Erickson, Bregman Hamman, Leslie Rebanks, Gene Kinoshita and others.
While he dropped off the radar of the art world for a number of years, he has recently re-emerged with a prolific body of work, in both his traditional medium of metal, as well as unique works utilizing wooden dowels of varying sizes. A renewed public interest in his work has resulted in a number of recent shows in Toronto, the city he now calls home.
A reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the gallery, at 1390 Gerrard St. E., between Coxwell and Greenwood. For more info, visit gerrardartspace.com and gordsmithsculptor.com.
F8 is a group of photographers primarily based in the East End.
The group will be holding its first exhibition of the year at the Women’s Art Association’s Dignam Gallery.
Nightscapes will be F8’s eighth exhibition, and features images which play with the contrast of darkness and light, ranging from landscapes to abstracted works. Photographers include Joe Calleja, Robert Greatrix, Maureen Littlewood, Catherine MacKinnon, Selby Shanly, Felicity Somerset, Rod Trider and John Wallace.
The artists will be at two evening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and May 2, and two afternoon teas, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 and May 4. The Dignam Gallery is at 23 Prince Arthur Ave., near the St. George subway station.
Rebellion Gallery, 914 Eastern Ave., is hosting Art Relating to Architecture until April 28.
The show features work from Anna Narday, Alex Contini, Nicole V.L. Mindszenthy and Stefan Galvanek. The work explores the relationship between art and architecture, and the idea of form as related to planning, designing and constructing space.
An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, April 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit rebelliongallery.com.
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