Monkey See/Monkey Do at S.P.I.N. (1100 Queen West, second floor) to March 14. Opening reception Friday (March 5), 8 pm, with DJ Marc Shu Lutman and special performances by I Was Cured and Misakiu at 10 pm. Viewer discretion is advised. 416-530-7656. Rating: NNNN
Everything is around the corner at S.P.I.N. in the salon-style show Monkey/See Monkey Do, celebrating the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar. There's art splattered all over the walls, each piece a (pardon the pun) spin on the theme. Most are quite literal, displaying monkeys in various situations, although some have substituted apes. Warning: can be intense, as some monkeys are hanging by their necks. But the scope and quality of work is impressive, as is the gorgeous new gallery space. A fun show definitely worth checking out.
S.P.I.N. is back, baby.