New and No­table Gal­lerists

Must-see booths at Art Toronto

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There are plenty of new faces—and ex­cit­ing re­turn­ing faces —at Art Toronto this year. With more than 100 gal­leries rep­re­sented at this year’s event, there are plenty of first-time ex­hibitors mak­ing their de­but this fall, and they hail from across North Amer­ica. Some gal­leries are closer to Toronto, like Oeno Gallery in Bloom­field, but there are plenty from far­ther afield, like Van­cou­ver’s Franc Gallery, so vis­i­tors will have a chance to make new finds from across the con­ti­nent. Also on the docket for new faces: Ga­lerie 3 from Que­bec City and, in the Cul­tural Part­ners sec­tion, the Canada Coun­cil Art Bank will be ex­hibit­ing at the fair for the first time.

For ex­hibitors like Ca­tri­ona Jef­fries and Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, both from Van­cou­ver, and Erin Stump Projects and Su­san Hobbs Gallery, both from Toronto, this year marks an ex­cit­ing re­turn to the fair. Here, we speak to a few of the first-time ex­hibitors about what they’re bring­ing and what they’re look­ing for­ward to.

1 JARVIS HALL GALLERY “Be­ing from out west, there is a built in sense of alien­ation that this coun­try’s ge­og­ra­phy im­parts on us. I know JHG rep­re­sents artists that are not al­ways known in other parts of the coun­try, and I like the idea of tak­ing charge. We’re tak­ing our artist Robin Arse­neault to Toronto, and shar­ing this fan­tas­tic work with fresh eyes. Hav­ing vis­ited Art Toronto, I have al­ways been struck by the sheer num­ber of in­ter­ested au­di­ences.” —Jarvis Hall, di­rec­tor

2 MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY ”I’m pre­sent­ing a solo show of work by Jen­nifer Le­fort, who’s based in Gatineau. I be­came fa­mil­iar with her work sev­eral years ago dur­ing a fair in Basel, Switzer­land, and I’m in­ter­ested in show­cas­ing her in her home coun­try—i love the work, and it’s al­ways nice to have an artist from the coun­try you’re show­ing in.” —Mindy Solomon, di­rec­tor

3 JES­SICA SIL­VER­MAN GALLERY “We will present a cu­rated booth called ‘At­mos­pheres,’ fea­tur­ing works by Judy Chicago (the leg­endary fem­i­nist artist), Ian Wal­lace (the Van­cou­ver-based mas­ter of pho­to­con­cep­tu­al­ism), Isaac Julien (the award-win­ning Bri­tish film­maker and pho­tog­ra­pher), Hugh Scott-dou­glas (a young Toronto/new York–based artist) and Margo Wolowiec (a Detroit-based artist who works in the cross-sec­tion of high tech and ta­pes­try). The booth will cre­ate a lively con­ver­sa­tion be­tween his­toric works by older artists and new work by younger ones.”—jes­sica Sil­ver­man, owner/di­rec­tor

4 L’INCONNUE ”I’m plan­ning on hav­ing a more cu­rated booth—i’m bring­ing young, Cana­dian artists who are liv­ing abroad, and most of whom have never been shown at Art Toronto be­fore. As a new gallery, my in­ten­tion is to boost Cana­dian rep­re­sen­ta­tion in terms of gal­leries and artists abroad, and in order to do so I have to have a strong base and a fol­low­ing do­mes­ti­cally. I fig­ured Art Toronto is the best fair for that within Canada.” —Leila Gre­iche, di­rec­tor

5 DIL­LON + LEE ”Two or three years ago, when art-fair ex­pan­sion was at its peak, we ex­pe­ri­enced fair fa­tigue and re­al­ized that much of the same col­lec­tors travel from fair to fair, cre­at­ing a strange, in­su­lar bub­ble. We took a step back and de­creased the num­ber of fairs. Canada, while close to the US, is still a dif­fer­ent world, and we hope that it will draw dif­fer­ent kinds of col­lec­tors who we are ex­cited to share our art with, as well as learn from.” —Diana Lee, part­ner

2 2 Jen­nifer Le­fort LAY­ERS 2016

1 1 Robin Arse­neault MASK WITH DE­CAY 2016

3 3 Isaac Julien TRUE NORTH SE­RIES 2004

5 5 Hu­mans since 1982 A MIL­LION TIMES 61C 2014

4 4 Larissa Lock­shin FIG III 2016

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