It’s CONTACT season, ladies and gents. So put on your walking shoes, and hit the streets to take in some photography. Hidden treasures abound, hung on walls in every corner of the city. Tonight, take in breathtaking images of Toronto and thought-provoking portraits of the homeless, peek behind open doors and support emerging artists.
7:30 pm Toronto: Adam Shax @ Lakeview
Toronto photographer Adam Shax has captured images of world-renowned cities, and he’s finally brought it home. Feel a swell of pride, and perk yourself up for the night ahead, with a Mate Chai Latte and Shax’s eye-catching images.
1132 Dundas St. W.
8 pm Homeless/Home: Andree Gagne @ Angell Gallery
Gagne’s images of shrouded, sleeping figures beg many questions and stir conflicting emotions. Pity, revulsion, sympathy, fear, curiousity-such a simple picture can say so much. Stroll down Ossington to see her moving solo show.
12 Ossington Ave.
8:30 pm Laissez La Porte Ouverte: Erica Pratt @ David Kaye Gallery
Pratt presents us with staged moments disguised as private ones-making us question our reactions, and our own voyeuristic and exhibitionist tendencies. Enter this gallery on Dovercourt, just off Queen, to peek behind the door.
9 pm DINNER!
Stop by The Savoy for a snack and a brew, and stick around to watch the party people warm up for Bro////fi, $3.50 PBR and dream pop-a perfect photography recess.
9:30 pm Maximum Exposure: Ryerson Image Arts Students @ The Gladstone
Hurry hurry to catch the last half hour of the opening of Maximum Exposure. A veritable smorgasbord of young talent. Back to Savoy afterwards for one last boogie, and you’re done. ‘Til tomorrow.