Portals of Passion: Vermont Diptychs 2012 at RJ Gallery (894 Broadview, 416-755-7742), to May 31
Covered bridges are the subject of this show by architecture photographer Richard Johnson, who signals the age of these endangered rural relics with vintage tones. You'd never guess the whole project was shot and edited on an iPhone.
Goodfellas Gallery (1266 Queen West, 647-765-6627), to May 23
Goodfellas invited the general public to submit work to this show, giving Joe Q. Smartphone the chance to exhibit mobile pix in the specified 12-by-12-inch format. These 500 (yup, 500) photos basically reflect what happens when you put Instagram on a wall: food shots, street scenes, selfies, nature shots and some honest-to-goodness art. The photographer judged the winner walks home with $1,000.
No Cameras Allowed! at Deconism Gallery (330 Dundas West, 416-593-9330), to June 30
University of Toronto prof Steve Mann became the world's most famous cyborg last year when his wearable EyeTap camera was allegedly snatched from his face by an employee at a Paris McDonald's. Mann is hyper-aware of the irony of this assault in our so-called surveillance society: the public is constantly photographed and recorded but prohibited from doing the same. Deconism has been outfitted with signs banning photography, while all the works on display contain hidden scannable QR codes that redirect the viewer, via his or her smartphone, to an "augmented reality" exhibition space. The only way to unlock the whole picture is to disobey the warnings.