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Angell Gallery Shows New Paintings by Kim Dorland

Kim Dorland's Bay Blanket #3.

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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Long Weekend Roundup, September 2 to 5

Friday: The TIFF Bell Lightbox hosts a new exhibition on costume design

Friday, September 2
Marvel at the strange and beautiful creations of costume designers at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s Canadian Film Gallery, where the exhibition Otherworldly: The Art of Canadian Costume Design opens today, with attire from Splice, The Thing, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and other films on display.

Nod your head to the beat and revel in the rhymes as k-os brings his unique blend of rap ‘n’ roll to the CNE Bandshell at Exhibition Place.

Cheer on the Flyin’ Hawaiian Chad Owens at the Rogers Centre—he’ll be looking to run back a kick or two for the Toronto Argonauts when they take on the BC Lions in week 10 Canadian Football League action.

Saturday: Barbadian chef Paul Yellin is just one of the cooks in the Hot & Spicy Food Festival's kitchen

Saturday, September 3
Brace your taste buds for the Hot and Spicy Food Festival. Head down to the Harbourfront Centre to feast on fiery fare from around the world. Music, film, dance, and cooking demos are all on the menu.

Support the ongoing earthquake and tsunami relief effort in Japan at the Concert for Japan at Downsview Park. FTISLAND, Vas Vega, traditional Japanese drummers and others perform. Dress up as your favourite Japanese anime character for a chance to win $1,000.

Cool evening breezes and Shakespearean comedy await you at the Canadian Stage TD Dream in High Park. This outdoor performance of The Winter’s Tale comes complete with fairytales, shipwrecks, romantic misunderstandings and an original music score.

Sunday: There's more than the existing public sculptures to see during the Distillery District's artisan fair.

Sunday, September 4
Art spills onto the streets of The Distillery Historic District. Artisans at the Distillery features local artists showcasing their paintings, sculptures, pottery and more.

Get down at The Guvernment as a cast of all-star DJs rock the Labour of Love Festival. House and electro icon Benny Benassi will spin the records along with rising star Avicii and others.

Hispanic food, folklore and fancy footwork take over Mel Lastman Square in North Toronto for the Hispanic Fiesta. Colourful culture from 20 Spanish-speaking countries will be on display, with over 300 local, national and international performers taking part.

Monday: Pilot Michael Wiskus is one of the many daring flyers in the Canadian International Air Show

Monday, September 5
When you’ve had your fill of doughnut cheeseburgers and fried cola at The Ex, sit back, look up, and gaze at the Canadian International Air Show. Jet fighters, vintage aircraft, and the famed Snowbirds roar above Exhibition Place.

Samba at Yonge-Dundas Square and enjoy the best of Brazil. The Brazilian Day Canada Festival features a street fair, music, food, dancing and a performance by popular samba group Exaltasamba.

See the strength and solidarity of workers on display at the Labour Day Parade. The parade begins at Queen Street and University Avenue and marches to the Dufferin Gates at Exhibition Place.

Hot Art: The Vibrant Clay of Betty Woodman

Detail of Ceramic Pictures of Korean Paintings by Betty Woodman (image courtesy of the Gardiner Museum)

MARCH 3 TO JUNE 5 The commingling of painting, sculpture and ceramic art finds expressive purchase in Places, Spaces and Things, the latest exhibition at the Gardiner Museum. A survey of recent works by prolific American artist Betty Woodman, the display highlights its subject’s extravagant use of colour and eccentric shapes in 50 porcelain vessels that hearken to Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. A number of her grandiose canvas and ceramic installations make clear Woodman’s painterly panache even more explicitly.