Toronto gallery openings: Judith Scott and Zin Taylor, Stories we tell and Toronto: tributes + tributaries

Where to see the best art shows in the city this week


Judith Scott and Zin Talyor, Oakville Galleries (Centennial Square, 120 Navy, and Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore East, Oakville), September 25 to December 30, reception Centennial 2:30 pm, Gairloch 3:30 pm September 25 (ARTbus noon-5 pm September 25, from Art Museum at U of T, $10). See listing. 

Enigmatic wrapped assemblages by Californian Scott (who had Down syndrome and died in 2005) make their Canadian debut at Centennial, while at Gairloch, Canadian expat Taylor plays with objects in space in a mural and sculptures inspired by Rodin and Calder. Reserve a place on Sunday’s ARTbus tour through the gallery.


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Chris Oliveros: The Envelope Manufacturer

Stories We Tell, Harbourfront Centre, September 24 to December 22, reception 6-10 pm September 23. See listings. 

Put on conjunction with IFOA, this fall’s series of exhibits spotlights makers of cartoons, graphic novels and other narrative-based work, and includes a show of five artists curated by Seth and a survey of emerging graphic novelists called Funnies.


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Joyce Wieland: Squid Jiggin’ Grounds

Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989, at AGO, September 28 to May 1, 2017, reception 6-8 pm September 28. See listings. 

For her AGO debut show, recently appointed curator of Indigenous and Canadian art Wanda Nanibush draws on the gallery’s collection to present works by 65 artists and collectives made in or about T.O. in the 70s and 80s. A video and performance series accompanies the show.

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