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Summer 2014 Volume 21, Issue 2


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Adam Zinzan-Harris
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MOVING IN
ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF
CANADA, the only national association
of art dealers representing artists
throughout Canada, joins us in Studio 393.
ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ART
GALLERIES is also new to the third oor
in Studio 395. OAAG is an advocate and
service organization for Ontarios public
art galleries.
LYNN CHRISTINE KELLY, a member of
The Red Head Gallery (Studio 115),
now has Studio 216 as her art studio.
MOVING UP
SHERYL DUDLEY has moved from the
basement to Studio 254 where shell
continue her work in painting and
photography.
TORONTO RENEWABLE ENERGY
COOPERATIVE shifted downstairs to
Studio 240 into a larger space that will
give them more room to build their work on
renewable energy and energy conservation.
MOVING ON
JUSTIN DENEAU has moved out of his
basement music rehearsal space in B99.
BETH ROHER has left Studio 216
bringing her painting practice back home.
WARREN BECK bid us farewell, moving
out of his music rehearsal and recording
space in the basement.
NEWS
ON THE COVER
TENANT PROFILE
SPOTTED &
APPLAUDED
LISTINGS
PRESS CHECK
THE BACK PAGE
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Summer 2014 Volume 21, Issue 2
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The Wooden Sky Travelling Adventure Show from
SummerWorks Performance Festival 2013
DAHLI A KATZ
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news
SummerWorks Performance Festivals (Studio 423)
focus is on new work. We are a home for all artists working
with elements of live performance to experiment. We support
the work by providing artists with many of the resources
they need to present the work. We are endlessly wrestling
with notions of relevance and how the performance we
support ts into both an artistic and civic ecology. We
believe that art is a tool towards meaning-making. In a world
saturated by media, we feel the role of art is to provide an
alternative to popular perspectives. We believe that art is
a useful tool towards the evolution of systems, and we are
proud that SummerWorks investigation continues to be
complex, surprising, entertaining and often times on the
edge of understanding.
The festival came into being in 1991, when ve friends,
frustrated at not having gotten into the Fringe Festival,
decided to start their own. Twenty-four years later, it has
become one of the most important places in Canada for
performance-based artists to develop new work. With
its origins in theatre, SummerWorks became a multi-arts
festival when current Artistic Producer, Michael Rubenfeld,
took the reins in 2008. The Festival now presents multiple
programs of work, including theatre, music, dance, live
art, and performance art and runs from August 7 to 17
at multiple indoor and outdoor venues along the Queen
Street West strip. www.summerworks.ca
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The iShow from SummerWorks Performance Festival 2013
IN THEIR OWN WORDS //
SUMMERWORKS PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
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Abbozzo Gallery (Studio 128) welcomed American artist
Justin Pierce with an exhibition, I AM JPIERCE. Known
for his bold, urban style, Justin mined iconic Canadian
imagery to create paintings featuring Tim Hortons and a
cheerful beaver, who also appeared on a hand-painted
canoe resting in the centre of the gallery. In early May, the
canoe made its way to the Canadian launch of the Love
Art Fair (sister fair to the UKs popular Affordable Art
Fair), where Abbozzo had a booth.
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CHEERS TO 20!
We celebrated our 20th anniversary with the opening of the exhibition If These Walls Could Talk: The Ongoing
Story of 401 Richmond at a private reception with friends and tenantsthe pulse of our rich community.
The exhibition runs until July 5 in the Urbanspace Gallery. Please come by to learn about the history of the
building and the unique blend of culture, commerce, and community that makes 401 an enduring destination.
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW
Sculptor David Pellettier was one of the rst
tenants proled in the pages of our Update
newsletter, back in December of 1994,
talking about his practice and teaching at the
Ontario College of Art and Design. Fast
forward to twenty years later, and David is
now on the cusp of retiring from his position
as the Associate Professor of Sculpture and
Installation at OCADU (a program he was
involved in establishing in the early 90s). As a
sculptor, hes responsible for fashioning the
remarkable bronze likeness of the late Jack
Layton on a tandem bicycle called Jacks got
your back that was unveiled in August 2013 at
the renamed Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
David collaborated on the statue with
Laytons wife and mayoral candidate Olivia
Chow. Hes also been working on a life-size
seated bronze of Dr. Norman Bethune for
the Faculty of Medicine at the University of
Toronto that was unveiled at the end of May.
Right Sculptor David Pellettier working
on a memorial statue of Jack Layton
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Samancioglu of
Saman Design
with their vinyl
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As the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
(Studio 349) enters its fteenth anniversary season, we
met with Executive Director Jason Ryle to talk about the
signicance of the festival as an arts and cultural event
and what they have planned to celebrate the year. In Jasons
own eloquent words, heres what he had to say
We recently came across a survey that was done about
lm festivals internationally and the fact that most of them
dont survive beyond year six and fewer still beyond year
ten. Collectively were very proud of how the festival has
grown, both in Canada and internationally and that its been
in parallel to an impressive growth in the larger Indigenous
media arts world.
The explosion of Aboriginal media arts practitioners
could be explained in part by the fact that most Aboriginal
cultures were oral. History was passed through storytelling
and this still persists in a traditional sense with people
sitting around a campre telling stories. The Australian
Indigenous lmmaker, Warwick Thornton, made an analogy
that the screen was the new campre and this is how we
listen to stories now. Its all about sharing stories, whether
theyre historical, political, or just pure entertainment.
When the festival was founded in 1999, it was really
important to ensure that Indigenous perspectives in the
media arts were given a platform. That distinction is really
signicant and has been one of the keys to our success.
We support Indigenous artists working in lm, video, radio,
and new media, but were not a festival about Aboriginal
people or culture per se. Certainly, the work these artists
create is part of their culture and nations, but its maybe
not the type of work someone would expect to see at an
Indigenous festival. We always have work that deals with
issues like language and residential schools for example,
but we also include pieces that have no overt Aboriginal
content. People often ask why? And again it goes back
to the founding mandate for the festival: to support the
perspectives of Indigenous artists.
imagineNATIVE has become one of the largest
Aboriginal arts, cultural, and social events in North
America. Last year one of our feedback forms called it
Native Christmas, which we like a lot and have used in
several grants. Whats wonderful about the festival is that
its not just an opportunity to showcase amazing work that
people may not have a chance to see, but it really has
become a place for people to get together see old
friends, meet new ones, and celebrate the artists.
June is national Aboriginal month, so well be doing
co-presentations throughout the month, including a top
secret one with TIFF on June 21, which is National
Aboriginal Day.
Also this year, were doing our second Embargo
Collective to celebrate the fteenth anniversary. The
rst one was in 2009 for the tenth anniversary. Its a
commissioning project where we bring together a group
of lmmakers, who then challenge each other to make
work that pushes them outside their comfort zone. This
year it will be six short lms by six Canadian Aboriginal
artists and I think it will be one of our hot tickets!
imagineNATIVE runs from October 22 to 26 with off-
screen programming at 401 Richmond for the month of
October including an Art Crawl that visits the exhibitions.
www.imaginenative.org
IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL Studio 349
tenant prole
Ofce Manager Violet Chum,
Executive Director Jason Ryle,
Development Manager Jessica
Lea Fleming, Manager, Festival
Initiatives Daniel Northway-Frank
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spotted & applauded
EARTH DAY FAIR
April 23, 2014
THIS MAGAZINE
(Studio 417) was awarded a
bronze Canadian Cover Award
in the small magazine category.
The awards celebrate the success
of the industrys top selling issues
and the devilish cover clearly caught
their attention.
ERIC CADESKY &
NICK DYER (Studio B105)
were nominated for a Canadian
Screen Award for music they
composed for the television series
Museum Secrets. The duo werent
winners this time around, but Eric
didnt leave without snapping a shot
with a life-size cut-out of Canadian
comedy icon Martin Short.
Merch from
Not Far From
the Tree
(Studio 365)
Park Peoples
(Studio 119)
Kyle Baptista
talking parks
ARTREACH TORONTO
(Studio 350) was recognized
for leading a youth-centered
approach to training, mentorship,
and collaboration by Tides
Canadas Tides Top 10.
Each year, the awards seek out
initiatives that align with its
mission of supporting actions that
foster a healthy environment, just
Canadian society, and have
demonstrated signicant results
in the communities they serve.
CLOCKWI SE FROM TOP LEFT:
THI S MAGAZI NE, ERI C CADESKY
& ARTREACH TORONTO
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listings June to August 2014
EXHIBITIONS
continues to JULY 26
Prex Institute of Contemporary Art
Steve Payne: False Fronts
PRESENTED AS A PRIMARY EXHIBITION OF THE SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
continues to JUNE 21
Open Studio
Roula Partheniou: Constructions & Shaan Syed: Fruit Milk Shade
Laura Bydlowska: Threshold
Emma Nishimura: The Spaces Between
The Red Head Gallery
Jack Butler: Dark Body
Abbozzo Gallery
Karim Ghidinelli: This Honesty
continues to JULY 5
Urbanspace Gallery
If These Walls Could Talk: The Ongoing Story of 401 Richmond
YYZ Artists Outlet
Michael A. Robinson: The Origin of Ideas
Maura Doyle: Who the Pot?

JUNE 20 JULY 26
Gallery 44
Proof 21 featuring Aidan Cowling, Brett Gundlock,
Lindsay Fisher, Michelle OByrne, and Megan Morman
Danika Zandboer: We are Monoliths
Opening: Friday June 20, 68 pm
JUNE 25 JULY 19
The Red Head Gallery
Anne-Marie Cosgrove: Continuation
Opening: Wednesday June 25, 58 pm
JUNE 27 JULY 26
Open Studio
Katie Bethune-Leamen and Mitch Robertson: Visiting Artists
Residency Exhibition
Leslie Shniffer: Mostly New Work
Group Exhibition: Open Studio National Printmaking Award
Shortlisted Artists
Artist Talks & Opening: Friday June 27, 67 pm & 79 pm
JULY 10 AUGUST 9
Urbanspace Gallery
Homegrown Design Challenge
PRESENTED BY WORKSHOP ARCHITECTURE AND THE DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION
JULY 23 AUGUST 9
The Red Head Gallery
ARC Gallery: SQUARE
Opening: Saturday July 26, 25 pm
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The Red Head Gallery
Marianne Burlew in collaboration with Lizz Aston, Melissa
Bullock, Amanda Boulos, David Brock, Jesse Bromm, Anouk
Desloges, An Kott, Grace Eun Mi Lee, Michelle Mackinnon,
Amanda McAvour, Silvia Taylor, Joshua Vettivelu: Dont Touch
Opening: Thursday August 14, 79 pm
AUGUST 25 30
The Red Head Gallery
Bill Philipovich: Frameworks
Opening: Thursday August 28, 58 pm
EVENTS
JUNE 25
401 Richmond
Last Wednesdays: After-Hours at 401 Richmond.
Galleries, shops, a tour, and a pop-up bar!
Time: 58 pm
Free Admission
JUNE 20 29
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
WorldPride 2014: a multi-day lm series co-presented with the
Toronto International Film Festival
www.worldpridetoronto.com
The Listings Board is your opportunity to communicate
with other tenants and keep them informed about what is
happening in your organization. If you are having a sale,
exhibition, or event you would like advertised, email details
to update@401richmond.net. Listings are open to all tenants.
DEADLINE FOR NEXT ISSUE: Friday July 25, 2014
GALLERY DIRECTORY
A Space Gallery (Studio 110)
Contact 416-979-9633 www.aspacegallery.org
Abbozzo Gallery (Studio 128)
Contact 416-260-2220 www.abbozzogallery.com
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Studio 120)
Contact 416-979-3941 www.gallery44.org
Open Studio (Studio 104)
Contact 416-504-8238 www.openstudio.on.ca
Prex Institute of Contemporary Art (Studio 124)
Contact 416-591-0357 www.prex.ca
Red Head Gallery (Studio 115)
Contact 416-504-5654 www.redheadgallery.org
Trinity Square Video (Studio 376)
Contact 416-593-1332 www.trinitysquarevideo.com
Urbanspace Gallery (Studio 117)
Contact 416-595-5900 www.urbanspacegallery.ca
Vtape Video Gallery (Studio 452)
Contact 416-351-1317 www.vtape.org
WARC Gallery/Womens Art Resource Centre (Studio 122)
Contact 416-977-0097 www.warc.net
YYZ Artists Outlet (Studio 140)
Contact 416-598-4546 www.yyzartistsoutlet.org
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WHATS ON
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Clockwise from top: Danika Zandboer
at Gallery 44 (June 20 July 26);
Michael A. Robinson and Maura Doyle
at YYZ Artists Outlet (to July 5); Roula
Partheniou at Open Studio (to June 21)
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press check
WINNIE TRUONG
was one of ve Canadian,
female artists who Elle Canada
thinks are changing the
cultural conversation and were
featured in the May Art Issue.
SKYWORKS

Real Change Boys


Filmmaking Project,
a collection of short
documentaries by
young men between
the ages of 14 and 21,
was featured in
a blog from Huff Post
Impact Canada.
TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO

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Programming Director, John Hampton, offered advice to
students interested in a career in the arts in a NOW
Magazine special feature called Class Action. John also
made ARTINFO Canadas 30 Under 30 list for 2014!
SWIPE DESIGN
BOOKS + OBJECTS
received a worthy mention in
Marcus Gees Globe and Mail
article that asked the question:
are bookstores dead, or turning
a new page? Thankfully, the
answer was turning a new page!
JANNA WATSON & NICO SOULE
were caught lounging on one of
their beautiful hand-woven rugs in
Design Lines Magazines spring issue.
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Hand-woven rugs by Janna Watson & Nico Soule
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