Sunday, May 24, 2015 | 12 – 5 PM | FREE

Tour starts at the Koffler Gallery (at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street) and then departs for Blackwood Gallery and AGYU, returning to Shaw Street at 5 PM. Seating is limited.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 22, 2015 to: Sarah Munro | | 647.925.0643 x 221


Martha Baillie | Malka Greene with Alan Resnick

April 16 – June 14, 2015 | Curator: Mona Filip

Featuring installations by Toronto author Martha Baillie and artist/curator Malka Greene with writer Alan Resnick, Erraticsexplores the tensions between memory and fiction, bringing together two archives where photography takes a central role in an attempt to uncover hidden narratives. Staged as museological displays conveying two personal stories, these collections of images, texts and records reveal both the impossibility of fully knowing the past and the effectiveness of literary imagination in grappling with history. A Featured Exhibition in the 2015 CONTACT Photography Festival.

Sameer Farooq & Mirjam Linschooten, Artists-in-Residence

Residency: May 11 – June 14, 2015
Exhibition: June 14 – August 2, 2015

Talk with artists Sameer Farooq & Mirjam Linschooten

Artists-in-Residence Sameer Farooq and Mirjam Linschooten will talk about their exhibition in progress, which will take a step back from specific objects on display to reveal a complex space of social codes, ideological agendas, and decisions. Instead, the artists are assigning value to the places inside of the museum where an object is held: the vitrine, the plinth, the wall, the archival photograph, etc. These models of display provide a valuable glimpse into tactics of representation: the ideas and values of the exhibition’s arrangers, claims about what a cultural group is and ought to be, protocols of approaching an object, and an image of who the intended viewer is. Through a rigorous analysis of exhibition installations Farooq and Linschooten aim to observe the way knowledge is displayed, asking: What gets lost in the capture? And, Who is on display?

Rashaad Newsome: Silence Please, the Show is About to Begin
April 8 – June 14, 2015

Tour of exhibition by curator Suzanne Carte

Rashaad Newsome’s first Canadian exhibition, Silence Please, the Show is About to Begin, features recent video, performance, and collage works by this New York-based artist that explode constructions of gender, race, and class. With big, bright, and bold compositions, Newsome’s work bursts with light and colour; images drip with gold chains, diamond rings, and jewel studs. Through sampling, clashing, and choreographing the iconic works of hip-hop artists and the legendary moves of ballroom superstars with motifs from Baroque architecture, images of European heraldry, and tales from medieval poems, Newsome boldly proclaims a new vision of blackness and queerness.

Image Credits: (clockwise from left) Malka Greene, His Father Over Time (installation detail – photo from the Estate of Morris Resnick), 2015; Sameer Farooq and Mirjam Linschooten, Something stolen, something blue, something borrowed and something new, 2013, courtesy of the artists; Rashaad Newsome, ICON (Video Still), 2014, courtesy of the artist & Marlborough Gallery, New York.



Koffler Gallery
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street, Suite 104-105
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. N.
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)
Accolade East Building
4700 Keele Street, Toronto