Toronto Gallery Openings: Art Toronto/Edition Toronto fairs, Sara Cwynar and more

Appreciators of contemporary art will love this week's selection of the city's latest gallery openings.


Art Toronto and Edition Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 28 to 31. 

The annual Art Toronto fair, where Canadian and international galleries market their artists to museums and collectors, includes 16 galleries focusing on Latin America, a west-end Toronto gallery hop on October 28 and a series of artist and curator talks. Happening concurrently is the inaugural Edition Toronto, an artist book fair with free admission.

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Sara Cwynar: Three Hands

Sara Cwynar: Three Hands, at Cooper Cole, October 28 to December 3, reception 6-9 pm October 28.

In photos and a large-scale text piece, the Vancouver-born artist uses found images she thinks were taken in the 70s as souvenirs of business trips in South Korea to explore body language, gender and other issues.

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Penelope Stewart: Cleave… A Path In The Wilderness

World of Threads Festival, at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville and other venues in Oakville and Mississauga, October 29 to November 27.  

Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate have curated this gathering of 134 textile artists from 24 countries. Reserve a spot on a bus tour of the suburban event that leaves from 401 Richmond at noon and returns at 6 pm on October 29 or 30, through worldofthreadsfestival.com ($12).

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