TAF Spotlights Canadian Galleries at New York City’s Armory Show

February 17, 2011 - Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) is pleased to announce its official participation, as part of an exclusive not-for-profit contingent at The Armory Show taking place 2 to 6 March 2011

The ADAC pavilion is located in Pier 94at Booth #1511. In partnership with Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Foundation and Art TorontoADAC will present a uniquely Canadian itinerary of exhibitions, public lectures and art tours. This dynamic program, entitled A Quiet Revolution: Canadian Art Now, is designed to build awareness around Canadian galleries, artists and the art market.

The exhibition and public programs are curated by Toronto Arts Foundation Associate Director William Huffman; work has been selected from the results of an open call to the ADAC membership. Working with Armory and Art Chicago continues the ADAC mandate of providing promotional and professional development opportunities for its member galleries across Canada.

Participating galleries are: Bau-Xi Photo; Diaz Contemporary; Doug Udell Gallery; Feheley Fine Arts; Galerie Simon Blais; Galerie Trois Points; Gallery 78; Gallery Gevik; Gallery Moos; Jessica Bradley Art + Projects;Kinsman Robinson Galleries; KWT Contemporary; Lonsdale Gallery; Mayberry Fine Art; Miriam Shiell Fine Art;Olga Korper Gallery; Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain; p|m gallery; Roberts Gallery and Sandra Ainsley Gallery.

Participating artists include: Keith W. Bentley; Michel Campeau; Dean Dreaver; Scott Everingham; Éliane Excoffier; Brendan Fernandes; Tom Forrestall; Irene Frolic; Osheen Harruthoonyan; Dil Hildebrand; Natalka Husar; William Lazos; John Lennard; Rita Letendre; Amanda MacCavour; Allyson Mitchell; Viktor Mitic; Lauren Nurse; Paul P.; Germaine Pataki-Thériault; Annie Pootoogook; Steven Scott; Chris Sheppard; Bewabon Shilling; Max Streicher; Derek Sullivan; Denyse Thomasos; Jutai Toonoo and Andrew Valko.

The following program of public talks and walking tours will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition:

Canadian Art Now – This daily talk series features cultural professionals who really know the visual art landscape beyond the 49th parallel. After a lively discussion over a glass of wine, the participating speakers will conduct a walking tour of Armory Show.

Thursday 3 March at 5pm

William Huffman (Toronto Arts Foundation) – Canadian Art on the World Stage

Friday 4 March at 5pm

Patricia Feheley (Feheley Fine Arts) – Canada’s Aboriginal Art Scene

Saturday 5 March at 5pm

Denise Markonish (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) – Canadian Art at MASS MoCA in 2012

Sunday 6 March at 12pm

François Babineau (Galerie Simon Blais) and Jean-François Belisle (Association des galeries d’art contemporain) – Contemporary Art in Québec

The Expat Effect – Meet a dozen Canuck artists who’ve taken a serious bite out of the Big Apple! Each day, three emerging talents will meet their public for an informal and interactive discussion – learn about their work, how they got here, the successes enjoyed and challenges overcome. After a lively discussion over a glass of wine, the participating artists will conduct a walking tour of Armory Show. Please join us in celebrating 12 northern lights on the East River.

Thursday 3 March at 7pm

Shelly Bahl, John Monteith, Reena Katz

Friday 4 March at 7pm

Michael Caines, Mona Saeed Kamal, Inbred Hybrid Collective

Saturday 5 March at 7pm

Kristine Moran, Brendan Fernandes, Jason Gringler

Sunday 6 March at 2pm

Adrienne Reynolds, Emily Stoddart, Tobaron Waxman

Information: Johanna Robinson at 416-934-1583 or johanna@ad-ac.ca.

Art Dealers Association of Canada is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1966 to provide a professional platform for the determination of ethical standards as they relate to commercial galleries. ADAC also actively lobbies government on issues affecting the visual arts. The association undertakes vital programming and professional development initiatives aimed at building national and international profile for Canadian commercial galleries specifically, and around the Canadian art market in general.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $17.1 million in visual arts throughout Canada.

Additional support is generously provided by Art Toronto, AXA Insurance, Consulate General of Canada in New York, Donoahue Design, Diane Dussault & Associates, Klaus by Nienkamper, PACART and Toronto Arts Foundation.