My gallery travels this weekend took me to a number of strong shows in the Dundas West/Ossington/Queen St area. I must admit I missed a lot of shows in the area too. Still, I just wanted to give these a shout-out--the area is certainly worth a stroll in the next few weeks for:
Katie Bethune Leamen at MKG127 - love the huge iridescent sytrofoam sculpture titled "Really It’s A Lot Bigger, A Lot Heavier, And A Lot Darker". Very smart. Also interesting OMD ephemera angle in paintings reproducing different copies of a single album cover (seen above)
Hadley & Maxwell at Jessica Bradley - typically eclectic work, but great to see their furniture cross-sections in particular. Also like the wallpaper swaths blocking the window, making the storefront look very very different. Nice.
Nicole De Brabandere at Alison Smith - I posted about this last month, wondering what it would be like. De Brabandere makes strange, weird little objects that you can spend a long time looking at. Like.
Michael Caines & Goody-B Wiseman at Katharine Mulherin - While it's kind of a downer to see the old Katharine Mulherin gallery transformed into an antiques-type shop, however fun, there is still one Mulherin space going and the drawings by Michael Caines, which reimagine bible passages in pop style, are really worth seeing. Goody-B Wiseman's bronzes are less impressive, but kinda cute and surprisingly raw for the format.
Image of Katie Bethune Leamen show at MKG127 from the gallery's website
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Posted by Leah Sandals at 12:13 PM