Water: Transitions and Transformations at Gallery Gevik (12 Hazelton), to July 24. 416-968-0901. Rating: NNN
Gallery gevik has covered its walls with waterscapes rendered in a variety of mediums like oil on canvas, oil on board and oil on linen. Chris Cooper 's simple, flat colours render the scenes in almost childlike forms, while Christian Deberdt takes that simplicity a step further; both are standouts.
A province-wide response by artists and galleries to the tainted water scandal in Walkerton has spread throughout Toronto during July through some form of art osmosis. The Ontario Society of Artists' Water Project ranges from the Yorkville galleries' expected watery landscapes to a surprising show at Art Metropole featuring urine.