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Arts

Toronto bullet artist shows his arsenal to the U.S.

Posted by Derek Flack / May 20, 2015

rob ford bulletsToronto artist Viktor Mitic's reputation is on the rise following the opening of a large scale show of his so-called bullet paintings at ARTISANworks Gallery in Rochester, NY.

While Mitic has grabbed headlines in the past for his notorious tour of a shot-up yellow school bus around Washington D.C. (including outside the White House), this show comprises more than 50 works and features many other celebrities.

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Andy Warhol exhibit coming to Toronto this summer

Posted by Derek Flack / May 20, 2015

warhol torontoA major Andy Warhol exhibit is coming to Toronto this summer, but you won't find it at the AGO or the ROM. Put on by Beverley Hills-based Revolver Gallery, the show will take place in the unremarkable commercial space at 77 Bloor St. West. It's an odd venue, to be sure, but the exhibit promises to be a hot ticket.

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What to expect at TCAF 2015 in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / May 3, 2015

tcaf torontoTCAF 2015 kicks off in Toronto this week, and though it's a joyous time of year for fans of independent comics and graphic novels in Toronto, the annual comics fest is, year after year, becoming a growing draw for artists and publishers from across North America.

The two-day fair at the Toronto Reference Library is still the main draw, with hundreds of exhibitors taking part, but the calendar of affiliated events is rammed, and the list of new books and featured artists is stronger than ever (plus, there's that new gift shop to check out). Clear some space on your bookshelf.

Here are my picks for what to check out at TCAF 2015.

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30 artists to watch from the OCADU Grad Exhibition

Posted by Staff / May 1, 2015

OCAD GradexIt's the 100th year for OCAD University's Graduate Exhibition, so there's little surprise that this is the biggest version of the show in the school's history. Almost a thousand students at various stages in their development are displaying work, some of which is just stunning.

Perhaps Toronto's artistic future is brighter than recent art fairs would make it seem? In any case, this is a sweeping exhibition with plenty of promising artists who will be worth tracking over their careers.

Check out 30 of my favourites from the 100th OCAD Grad Exhibition.
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Star reporter to release tell-all book about Ghomeshi

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 27, 2015

Jian GhomeshiToronto Star reporter Kevin Donovan has inked a deal to release a long-rumoured book about CBC host Jian Ghomeshi's public downfall last year. Jian Ghomeshi - Secret Life will dig into the former Q host's past and the circumstances surrounding his ouster from the broadcasting network, promising an in-depth look at who Ghomeshi was behind the scenes.

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The top 10 shows at the Contact Photography Fest 2015

Posted by Sima Sahar Zerehi / April 24, 2015

Contact Toronto 2015The top shows at this year's Contact Photography Festival mark its 19th anniversary. In the past two decades, the festival has grown into the largest photography event in the world.

With over 1,500 Canadian and international photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues, Contact takes over the whole city, filling galleries and businesses and turning building facades and billboards into open-air galleries.

Here are my picks for the top shows at Contact 2015.

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