WHAT: Group show at Side Space Gallery (1080 St. Clair West, 647-?209-?4687), to May 31.
WHY: This show celebrates convivial places for the consumption of coffee. Armando Lulu, Stephanie Cloutier, Saajid Motala and Leonardo Esteban Tamburri pay tribute to the funky interior of late lamented community hangout Cafe 163 across from the gallery. Vid Ingelevics’s Off-?Season series of empty patios with piled-?up chairs poignantly depicts our longing for warm weather, while Jorge Uzon takes a tour of resto murals in Chile, Bolivia and the Danforth.
BUZZ: Ingelevics, a teacher at Ryerson, explores the role of photography behind the scenes in the art world. Cloutier and Tamburri document the local club scene, and Uzon shoots South America. Side Space, an innovative approach to bringing art to unused venues, is a glassed-?in porch attached to a tax services office. The work is viewed from the outside only, and collectors can contact the artists via e-mail.