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Shot of Art: upArt Contemporary Art Fair

Held in conjunction with Art Toronto, the upArt Contemporary Art Fair has taken over the second floor of the Gladstone Hotel for the weekend. Unlike the main event, upArt focuses on emerging and mid-career artists and has less formal vibe all around. This is a good chance to talk to the artists about their creations, and if you're into collecting, a chance to purchase work at more reasonable rates.

This year's organizing theme "seeks to address interactions between nature and culture," but the reality is that while some evidence of this exists, the best way to think of the event is as big group show where the main draw is the individual artists rather than the thematic consistency of the curation.

The fair runs until 5pm today (so there's still time to check it out).

PHOTOS

Andrew Emond

Works by Andrew Emond via Circuit Gallery

Robert Canali

Works by Robert Canali via Circuit Gallery

Gary MacLeod

Gary MacLeod

Gary MacLeod

Gary MacLeod

Hunter and Cook

Hunter and Cook

Hunter and Cook

Hunter and Cook

Prashant Miranda

Prashant Miranda

Yshia Wallace

Yshia Wallace

Svava Thordis Juliusson

Svava Thordis Juliusson

OTHER PHOTOTS (sans captions)

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