Art Toronto 2014.

Today, I reported to one of four jobs – well, of course, I work a million jobs… you can hardly expect someone so resourceful and prodigious in the dreamtime to be an idle sort when awake – at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and pumped fists in the air when seeing that it was one of the annual art shows that roll into the workplace.

It was beautiful and readily inspiring to make my way through the installing exhibition.  Here are a few gems that really moved me… I will return as a member of the public towards the end of the run.

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http://arttoronto.ca/

http://arttoronto.ca/for-visitors/dates-hours/

Click to access tiaf14_showguide_map.pdf

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Kae Sasaki, Untitled, Oil and Patina on Gold-Leafed Panel, 2014, 40- x 40-

Untitled

Oil and Patina on gold-leafed panel

40 x 40 inches

© 2014 Kae Sasaki

Presented by Gurevich Fine Arts of Winnipeg – Booth 1114

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Elder Brothers, Ilfordchrome (cibachrome) photograph, 73

Elder Brothers

Ilfordchrome (cibachrome) Photograph

73.5 x 90.0 inches

© Buffy Sainte-Marie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_Sainte-Marie

Presented by Gurevich Fine Arts of Winnipeg – Booth 1114.

http://www.gurevichfineart.com/

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Come and Get your Love @cantstopgoodboy

Come And Get Your Love

© @Cantstopgoodboy

Presented by ProjectLA Gallery of Los Angeles  – Booth 915

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectGalleryLA/info

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Postma Fine Art of Calgary – Booth 114

http://www.postmafineart.com/

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rande-cook-painting-idle-no-more 8x6

Idle No More

Acrylic on Canvas on Board

6′ x 8′

© 2013 Rande Cook

http://www.randecook.com/about.html

Presented by Fazakas Gallery of Vancouver – Booth 1020

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Martin Bourdeau

© Martin Bourdeau

Presented by Galerie Division of Toronto/Montréal – Booth 900

http://www.galeriedivision.com/

I found this show much better than last year’s.  You must go!

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© 2013-2020 Arvin da Brgha.  All Rights Reserved.

Lavender Fields.

Lavender Fields 16x16 Acrylic on Panel 2014 Cody Hooper

Acrylic on Panel

16 x 16 Inches

© 2014 Coody Hooper

http://www.codyhooperart.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cody-Hooper-American-Abstract-Artist/155759097853149

I am so humbled to be inspired by such breathtaking beauty and creative genius…

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© 2013-2020 Arvin da Brgha.  All Rights Reserved.

The Sacred Lake Fish.

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Acrylic on Kraft paper

23.5 x 36.0 inches

© 1973 Norval Morrisseau

Provenance:  The Pollock Gallery, Toronto.

http://genuinemorrisseau.blogspot.ca/2014/10/2014-retrospective-kinsman-robinson.html

http://kinsmanrobinson.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norval_Morrisseau

In preparation of this year’s retrospective at the Kinsman-Robinson Gallery, I share one of my favourite Norval Morrisseau paintings.

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© 2013-2020 Arvin da Brgha.  All Rights Reserved.

Tranquil Gardens.

Tranquil Gardens 2014 Cody Hooper

Oil and acrylic on panel

48″ x 48″

© 2014 Cody Hooper

These colours are so rich, fecund, primal, soothing, autumnal, cocooning, balsamic, nurturing.  Truly uplifting.  Love it!

http://www.codyhooperart.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cody-Hooper-American-Abstract-Artist/155759097853149

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© 2013-2020 Arvin da Brgha.  All Rights Reserved.

Seven Crows.

Seven Crows — painting by Alex Colville. Seven Crows 1980. Acrylic polymer emulsion on hardboard 60 x 120 cm. Owens Art Gallery Mount Allison ...Acrylic polymer emulsion on hardboard

60 x 120 cm

© 1980 Alex Colville

Provenance:  Art Gallery Mount Allison University Sackville, New Brunswick

Gift of Mr. Ross B.

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Yesterday I did lunch with a friend from Montréal and we then went to the AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario to take in the recently opened Alex Colville show.  I paused and actually lost tears on seeing this masterpiece.  I have always liked his works and was not familiar with this piece.  This masterpiece manages to perfectly encapsulate the utter abandon one experiences when focussed in flying dreams.  For me the moment was truly rhapsodic.

http://www.ago.net/alex-colville

http://alexcolville.ca/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Colville

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© 2013-2020 Arvin da Brgha.  All Rights Reserved.

A Dreamer like no other.

Martin Luther King Jr. Oil and Acrylic on Board 12 x 16 Inches © 2013 Derek Russell http://www.derekrussellartist.com/portfolio/ Because you, a visionary, dared to dream, 45 years later across the reflecting pool, a dream was realised on a cool crisp January midday on the steps of the Capitol on January 20, 2009. ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ © […]