True to the Eyes is an extraordinary and eclectic selection from the photography collection of longtime Toronto collectors Howard and Carole Tanenbaum. In early February PIA members were guided through the collection by curator Paul Roth, with a surprise visit by the owner Carole Tanenbaum herself!
Roth describes the way the Tanenbaums collect art as “a social and creative
Cape Dorset has the proud title of the “Most Creative Capital in the Country”. The iconic Inuit art that comes from this region often presents in the form of pencil crayon on paper, prints or sculpture and is recognized worldwide.
An annual graphics collection from Cape Dorset has been released since 1959. Available prints can be viewed here . Dorset Fine Arts in Toronto exists as a showroom, sales and exhibition space in service of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative.
As a preview to Steve Driscoll’s latest solo exhibition, No Destination in Mind, PIA members and their guests were given a sneak peek of the work at Driscoll’s new studio, located in a former mechanic’s garage.
These monumental works are painted flat on styrene panels with paint-stained urethane. The works are, in effect, action paintings due to the wet-on-wet nature of the brush stroke and the 18-hour drying time associated with this medium.
No Destination in Mind runs from Mar. 28 to Apr. 27, 2019 at Angell Gallery, with a reception on Mar. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In late March PIA members were treated to an intimate conversation with artist and activist Robert Houle and visual-art journalist Sara Angel. Hosted at the newly renovated Consignor Gallery, Houle spoke about his early years as an artist and curator and his continued efforts to decolonize the Canadian canon. Read Shirley Madil’s Art Canada Institute book – supported by PIA – here.