PAINTER BRADLEY WOOD INAUGURATES ANGELL GALLERY’S NEW LOCATION IN THE JUNCTION TRIANGLE
Angell Gallery owner Jamie Angell outside his new Dupont Street space (photo: Toronto Star, courtesy of Angell Gallery)
SEPTEMBER 11 TO OCTOBER 10 The work-in-progress Junction Triangle neighbourhood continues to boost its bona fides as Toronto’s newest gallery district. Joining the fray this month is Angell Gallery; the influential contemporary art space—its roster includes top creators like Kim Dorland and Steve Driscoll—has moved north after more than 15 years on Queen West. Though the gallery’s new digs are set within a somewhat nondescript business park, the contents inside remain vital as ever. Its inaugural exhibition is mounted by Bradley Wood, whose works paint an alluring yet vaguely abhorrent world of indistinct characters idling in luxurious settings. —Craig Moy
• Angell Gallery, 1444 Dupont St., 416-530-0444; angellgallery.com
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Kim Dorland’s Bay Blanket #3.
OCTOBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 8 It’s been a couple of years since Kim Dorland’s last solo show at Angell Gallery, but he hasn’t been idle. Among other things, the Alberta-born, Toronto-based painter was the subject of an acclaimed 2013 survey at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and this past summer he curated an exhibition featuring other artists advancing the medium of painting. Known for vibrant, thickly textured canvases that explore the physical and psychological connections between artist and landscape (think Tom Thomson for the post-modern age), Dorland now offers a series of entirely new works for display at the Ossington Avenue institution. Expect pieces that continue to expand on the artist’s signature style and thematic concerns, further entrenching his position as Canada’s painter of record. —Craig Moy
• Angell Gallery, 12 Ossington Ave., 416-530-0444; angellgallery.com
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Friday: Louis C.K. headlines JFL42
Friday, September 28
Fresh off of winning multiple Emmy Awards, Louis C.K. rolls in to Toronto to headline Just For Laughs’ JFL 42 festival. The comedy superstar will be performing brand new material at the Sony Centre for a packed house of eager fans.
Don’t miss tonight’s Canadian premiere of director Abdallah Omeish’s award-winning documentary The War Around Us, which opens the Toronto Palestine Film Festival. Alongside film debuts, the ongoing celebration of Palestinian culture also showcases poetry, music, cuisine and art.
Kim Dorland, one of Toronto’s most exciting contemporary artists, returns to Angell Gallery for a solo exhibition entitled I’m An Adult Now. Dorland’s new works may be his most intimate to date—the abstracted figurative paintings depict the artist and his family amid warm-hued wilderness landscapes. (more…)