Annual Gala Dinner and Auction

2013 Auction

Thursday, September 18

Kool Haus | The Guvernment (view map)
132 Queens Quay East

6:00 PM Cocktails
8:00 PM Dinner and Live Auction
Silent Auction opens at 6:00 PM

 

Join us for our exclusive Auction Preview

Division Gallery, 45 Ernest Ave

September 5 – 11
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday

* Parking Available

To arrange a private tour of the works contact Ariana Ayoub at aayoub@canadianart.ca.

Gallery Hop

The Canadian Art Foundation’s annual Gallery Hop Gala Dinner and Auction returns to the Kool Haus for a phenomenal celebration under the theme of Generation(s), taking a cue from our magazine, Canadian Art, which celebrates 30 years with its Fall 2014 issue. The event unfolds with cocktails, dinner and the ever-popular auction. Funds raised from the evening and auction go to support programming initiatives of the Canadian Art Foundation, which is dedicated to providing a destination for artists and art enthusiasts to connect and be inspired by art, in turn creating greater local, national and global visibility for the extraordinary artistic talent in Canada.

Our Art Advisory Committee has assembled some of Canada’s best contemporary artworks, a fantastic mix of established and emerging artists complementing the event theme of Generation(s). The Art Advisory Committee is composed of Canada’s leading experts in the visual arts: curators, collectors and journalists who spend months carefully choosing the works offered in the silent and live auctions. This is your opportunity to get to know some of our country’s most inspiring artists, take home an important work of art, meet fellow art lovers and have fun!

This year, we are delighted that our auctioneer is Stephen Ranger, vice president of Waddington’s. Ranger’s exceptional knowledge of Canadian and contemporary art has brought in more than 100 million dollars in sales throughout his 20 years of experience. He is regularly involved with charity auctions and is a guest lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, and the Royal Ontario Museum.

We look forward to your participation in this fun and important fundraising event. See you on Thursday, September 18. Should you not be able to make the evening, information on absentee bidding can be found below.

Tickets

Patron Tables | Sold out

Each patron table ($6,000) includes:

  • One Table (10 tickets) for the Gallery Hop Gala Dinner and Auction on Thursday, September 18
  • Invitations to a special Auction Preview Reception, an exclusive chance to view the works in the Gallery Hop Gala Dinner and Auction in advance of the Gala
  • Opportunity to include Gallery Hop Gala Auction artists at your table
  • Recognition in the Gallery Hop Gala Dinner and Auction program
  • Recognition in Canadian Art magazine
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to Canadian Art
  • A charitable tax receipt for the maximum amount allowable

Individual tickets | Sold out

Each individual ticket ($600) includes:

  • One ticket to the Gallery Hop Gala Dinner and Auction on Thursday, September 18
  • Invitation to a special Auction Preview Reception, an exclusive chance to view the works in the Gallery Hop Gala Dinner and Auction in advance of the Gala
  • A charitable tax receipt for the maximum amount allowable

Live and Silent Auction Artworks

Click on an image enlarge. Scroll down to view the Emerging Artists section, the Auction guidelines and to download the absentee bid form.

1tktkt

John Armstrong and Paul Collins
A Slow Way to Get Rich, 2011–14
Oil on chromogenic print, mounted on aluminum, 20” x 30”
Courtesy the artists and General Hardware Contemporary
Estimate: $2,500

Toronto-based John Armstrong and Paris-based Paul Collins have a collaborative practice that combines painting, photography, video and text to examine and animate overlooked aspects of daily life. The two artists often send works back and forth by mail; in their cache-misère series they send each other observational photographs and take turns painting on their surfaces, creating associative poetic narratives in their layered imagery. Together they have exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Oakville Galleries, Plug In ICA and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing).

2tktkt

Shuvinai Ashoona
COMPOSITION (HOLDING A DRAWING), 2008
Ink and coloured pencil on paper, 15” x 22”
Courtesy Feheley Fine Arts
Estimate: $1,500

Cape Dorset–based Shuvinai Ashoona’s pencil-crayon drawings combine the Northern everyday with the fantastical. Cultural reference points ranging from Inuit legend to Hollywood cinema create a world cohabited by humans, animals and monsters. In many of her works Ashoona includes a drawing within a drawing, referencing Cape Dorset’s drawing tradition—and reflecting on her place within it and its place in a larger visual culture. Ashoona’s work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario

3tktkt

Dean Baldwin
Baptiste Lake, Milne Cottage, Malpeque Oysters, 2012
Chromogenic print, Edition 3 of 10, 30” x 46”
Courtesy the artist and Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
Estimate: $5,000, framed

Montreal-based Dean Baldwin creates convivial situations that blur distinctions between art and life. Like much of his work, Baptiste Lake, Milne Cottage, Malpeque Oysters begins with a participatory live scenario—Baldwin often performatively prepares meals, serves drinks and entertains—which is later transformed and reframed when he exhibits documentation and ephemera. Baldwin’s work has recently been presented at Centre Clark, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Space Studios (London, UK), MASS MoCA’s “Oh Canada!” and the Quebec Triennial.

4tktkt

BGL
Méditation, 2011
Digital print on adhesive vinyl and panel, 35” x 24”
Courtesy the artists and Parisian Laundry
Estimate: $6,000, framed

The Montreal-based artist collective BGL has been exploring the relationships among nature, culture and consumerism for nearly two decades. BGL is known for creating self-referential, site-specific works combining high and low culture and capable of transforming both the site of the gallery, through complex installations, and the surface of the images they produce, through material interventions. The group has exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally, and will represent Canada at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

5tktkt

Sarah Cale
In Part, 2013
Collaged acrylic on linen, adhered to oil on canvas, 48” x 39”
Courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery
Estimate: $8,000

Sarah Cale is a Toronto-based artist whose work explores the intersection of painting and collage. She often removes paint from one surface and collages it onto another, creating a hybrid of the two practices. Many of her works, In Part among them, create relationships between foreground and background through the layered application of material. Cale has exhibited at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, The Power Plant and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.

6tktkt

Tammi Campbell
Works In Progress series (Circle 4), 2013
Acrylic on museum board, 48” x 48”
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Hugues Charbonneau
Estimate: $5,000, framed

Saskatoon-based Tammi Campbell’s paintings reflect on the act of making. Campbell’s Works In Progress series appears to be comprised of partially completed abstract paintings, with tape masking aspects of the background; however, the entire image, including the tape, is to varying degrees made of paint, creating optical confusion and play, and exposing the practices of her Modernist and Minimalist forbears. Campbell’s work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Mendel Art Gallery.

7tktkt

The Artist Ulysses Castellanos
The Day That Everything Became Nothing, 2013 Found book page and gesso paint, 11.25” x 8.5” each
Courtesy the artist and Georgia Scherman Projects
Estimate: $1,600, framed

Toronto-based El Salvadorian artist and curator Ulysses Castellanos explores dark and often irreverent themes of death, sex and communication through painting, performance, video and music. In much of his work Castellanos annotates, repurposes and obscures familiar source material, making it strange and altering its original function. Castellanos has presented work throughout Canada, South America and Europe at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Museo del Banco de la República (Bogotá) and the Bucharest Biennial.

8tktkt

Allyson Clay
GroundSplatPink, 2014
Oil on linen, 24” x 30”
Courtesy the artist and Katzman Contemporary
Estimate: $3,500

Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist Allyson Clay works through media and space to interject everyday experience into heroic art traditions. In her painting, Clay draws on the history of abstraction, introducing representation and textual elements to examine the medium’s history through a poetic framework. She is represented in collections across Canada including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and the Canada Council Art Bank.

9tktkt

Greg Curnoe
Transfer Collage #2, 1961
Collage on paper, 21” x 18”
Courtesy the Estate of Greg Curnoe & Michael Gibson Gallery
Estimate: $7,500, framed

Greg Curnoe (1936–1992) was a London, Ontario–based artist who worked primarily in painting and collage. His focus on his immediate surroundings, his engagement with the London community, and his arts advocacy make him one of the most identifiable members of the London Regionalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Among Curnoe’s many distinctions are retrospectives at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario, and participation in the Biennale de Paris, the Sao Paulo Biennial and the 1976 Venice Biennale, at which he represented Canada.

10tktkt

Chris Curreri
Handle, 2009
Chromogenic print, Edition 2 of 3, 55” x 40”
Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery
Estimate: $3,500, framed

Toronto-based Chris Curreri creates photographs, films and sculptures in which bodies and objects interact, hybridize and exchange places. Much of his photographic work, including the Handle series, juxtaposes human and object in performative engagement, opening both to a degree of malleability as each awaits direction and redefinition through the other. Curreri has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Platform Gallery, Gallery TPW, Witte de With (Rotterdam) and September Gallery (Berlin).

11tktkt

Michel de Broin
Anthropometry 3, 2013
Chromogenic print on stonehenge paper, Edition 2 of 5, 40” x 30”
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Division
Estimate: $3,900, framed

Montreal-based Michel de Broin’s practice works across sculpture, installation and other media, often in site-specific and public contexts. De Broin’s Anthropometrie cyanotype series depicts holes in fences, examining them as informal passageways that stand in opposition to the act of partitioning public space. De Broin has received major public art commissions around the world; he was the recipient of the 2007 Sobey Art Award and, in 2013, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal hosted a major retrospective of his work.

12tktkt

Kim Dorland
Wading In #9, 2014
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on linen, 20” x 16”
Courtesy the artist, Angell Gallery and Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
Estimate: $7,000

Toronto-based Kim Dorland creates confrontational paintings whose electric palates and sculptural-impasto techniques break the picture plane and push the limits of painting. Dorland works through landscape and portrait traditions, including himself and his family, in works that revisit personal experience and advocate environmental concerns. His paintings are in several public collections, including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Glenbow Museum, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

13tktkt

Pascal Grandmaison
Void view #7, 2010
Inkjet print mounted on aluminum, Edition 1 of 2, 22.5” x 15”
Courtesy the artist and Galerie René Blouin
Estimate: $2,500

Montreal-based Pascal Grandmaison’s poetic photographs, films and videos consider the mediated nature of representation and the ubiquity of images in contemporary visual culture. His Void View series depicts the ashes of burnt photographs in self-obscuring abstractions that evoke the ungraspable sublimity of celestial bodies while also underlining the frailties of the photographic image. Grandmaison has had major solo exhibitions at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada and Casino Luxembourg.

14tktkt

David R. Harper
Simulacra (Swan), 2013
Cotton embroidery floss on linen, 30” x 48”
Courtesy the artist and MKG127
Estimate: $7,000, framed

Toronto-born, Chicago-based David R Harper works with embroidery, sculpture, textiles and taxidermy to create works that investigate links between memory and present experience. Harper’s references come from a number of time periods, examining ways in which the natural and animal worlds have been ordered, controlled and framed for human convenience. Harper has had recent solo exhibitions at the Textile Museum of Canada, the Kenderdine Art Gallery, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and Artspace Peterborough.

15tktkt

Iris Häussler
Fieldwork, 2009
Pencil, ink pen, masking tape, photocopies and watercolour on vellum, 28” x 41”
Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery
Estimate: $5,000, framed

Iris Häussler is best known for elaborate, detailed and immersive narrative installations constructed around fictitious personages that raise issues around truth, art and creative identity. These works exist, initially, as live experiences, but are later exhibited through ephemera, planning materials, journals and maps—both of physical sites and of mental processes. Häussler has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Sydney Biennale and the Triennial of Contemporary Art Oberschwaben (Weingarten, Germany).

16tktkt

Dil Hildebrand
One Way or Another, 2013
Acrylic on linen, 16” x 57”
Courtesy the artist and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
Estimate: $5,500

Winnipeg-born, Montreal-based Dil Hildebrand creates texturally rich paintings that often communicate in the language of architectural plans. Much of his recent work evokes the surface of a chalkboard or cutting mat on which the schematics for Constructivist-inspired buildings have been produced. His work has been collected by major museums throughout Canada, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the National Gallery of Canada.

17tktkt

Spring Hurlbut
The Malevich Suite: Nutmeg #2, 2013
Archival pigment print, Edition 2 of 3, 18.25” x 18.25”
Courtesy the artist and Georgia Scherman Projects
Estimate: $5,000, framed

Toronto-based artist Spring Hurlbut creates photographs, sculptures and architectural interventions that explore remnants of human presence in the built environment. Much of her recent photographic work meditates on mortality. In The Malevich Suite she photographs cremated ashes in heavy geometric forms based on the compositions of Kazimir Malevich. In 2013, her personal and professional relationship with photographer Arnaud Maggs was captured in the acclaimed documentary Spring & Arnaud. Her work is in many public collections including those of the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Portrait Gallery of Canada.

18tktkt

Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline
Ossuar(blk), 2013
Oil on canvas, 60” x 48”
Courtesy the artist and Battat Contemporary
Estimate: $7,000

Winnipeg artist Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline applies a strict logic to the paintings he produces. In much of his recent work, including Ossuar(blk), Kaktins-Gorsline employs a system of stencils and scripted mark-making procedures to create a visual grammar, one he performatively embraces and struggles with during the works’ creation. He has recently exhibited at the School of Art Gallery (University of Manitoba), Galerie Simon Blais, Foreman Art Gallery, Thierry Goldberg Gallery (New York) and Deitch Studios (New York).

19tktkt

Eleanor King
CD Worm #5, 2014
Coloured pencil on paper, 22” x 30”
Courtesy the artist and Diaz Contemporary
Estimate: $1,800, framed

Halifax-based Eleanor King works through everyday objects and situations to create playful scenarios for engaging with each other and mass culture. Whether stacking vinyl records as a sculpture, creating a working bar as part of an installation, or tracing CDs to make drawings, King finds wonder and fosters community in reframing the present moment. King has recently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and Galleri F15 (Norway).

20tktkt

Wanda Koop
Interplay - Ice Shelf, 2014
Archival Pigment Print, Artist Proof, 25.4” x 72”
Courtesy the artist, Division Gallery and Michael Gibson Gallery
Estimate: $6,000, framed

Wanda Koop is known for creating monumentally scaled painting installations that can include video, performance and photography. Her Interplay series combines ideas from her recent photographs and paintings, poetically examining ways in which one medium informs the other. Koop’s work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, among many others. In 2006, Koop was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Winnipeg, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and the University of Manitoba for her lifetime of social and cultural contributions.

21tktkt

Nestor Kruger
Unbuilding (verse 02) and Unbuilding (chorus 04), 2014
Acrylic on board, 17” x 12” each
Courtesy the artist and Katzman Contemporary
Estimate: $3,000

Toronto- and Guelph-based artist Nestor Kruger reflects on the staging and presentation of culture, transposing and questioning methods for conveying information. Kruger works through media in a practice that ranges from site-specific painting installations that create an echo of the presentation space to digital animations that superimpose an internal rhythmic structure within architectural models. Kruger’s work has been exhibited at The Power Plant, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery and Optica.

22tktkt

Jennifer Lefort
Echo & Light (Build Up), 2012
Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”
Courtesy the artist and Patrick Mikhail Gallery
Estimate: $3,700

Gatineau-based Jennifer Lefort’s approach to abstraction combines figurative elements with choreographed gesture, organic forms and a vibrant color palate to create graceful, weightless compositions. Lefort is a recipient of the prestigious Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award and has exhibited at venues including SKOL Centre des arts actuels, Oboro, The Drake Hotel, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Art-image et espace Odysée Gatineau, and in the 2010 edition of Beyond/In Western New York

23tktkt

An Te Liu
Cell, 2013
Slip cast earthenware with pigmented wax, Edition 1 of 5 plus, 1 Artist Proof, 10” x 11.5” x 2.5”
Courtesy the artist
Estimate: $4,000

Toronto-based artist An Te Liu creates installation and sculpture that critically engages with his background in architecture. Site and space are key materials for Liu as he explores issues of function, dysfunction and cultural coding in both built and hypothesized environments. Liu’s work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

24tktkt

Arnaud Maggs
Leonard Cohen, 1977
Silver-gelatin print, Edition 2 of 9, 27.25” x 41.5”
Courtesy the Estate of Arnaud Maggs and Susan Hobbs Gallery
Estimate: $7,500, framed

One Canada's leading photo-based artists, Arnaud Maggs was born in Montreal in 1926 and died in Toronto in 2012. In his lifetime, Maggs critically explored photography’s archival and documentary functions, while also capturing more personal representations of human identity. Maggs exhibited widely, including at The Power Plant, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the National Gallery of Canada, and was a recipient of the Governor General’s Award, the Gershon Iskowitz Prize and the Scotiabank Photography Award. In 2013, his personal and professional relationship with artist Spring Hurlbut was examined in the moving documentary Spring & Arnaud.

25tktkt

Niall McClelland
"Eye Burner", 2014
Sharpie ink on paper, 36” x 24”
Courtesy the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery
Estimate: $3,200, framed

Toronto-based Niall McClelland’s idiosyncratic working methods mix design and chance; unexpected methods and materials produce unexpected outcomes, and, often, a gritty punk-rock aesthetic. Like much of his work, McClelland’s Sharpie drawings elevate a ubiquitous medium, making it strange while creating optical confusion and spatial disorientation through pattern and repetition. McClelland has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Plug In ICA and the New Museum (New York).

26tktkt

Wil Murray
Die Welt in Farben. Tafel 36. Zell am See, 2014
Fibre based silver-gelatin print, hand-tinted with photo oils, 13” x 17”
Courtesy the artist and p|m Gallery
Estimate: $1,600, framed

Calgary-born, Berlin-based Wil Murray is a self-described “reluctant painter,” who uses elements of photography, sculpture, collage and montage in his heavily constructed painting practice. Murray often works on the surface of a photograph, using hand-tinting techniques to realistically colourize it while also adding fantastical painted elements. Murray has exhibited at Art Mûr, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Belkin Satellite Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Peggy Phelps Galleries (Claremont, California) and Staatsgalerie Prenzlauer Berg (Berlin), and received an honourable mention from the RBC Painting Competition in 2008.

27tktkt

K. Nicol
Quarter mile: Hesitating every inch of the way - 792 x 20, 2013
Ink on paper, 22.5” x 33”
Courtesy the artist
Estimate: $3,500, framed

Ken Nicol is a Toronto-based artist who collects and analyzes everyday objects, using Conceptualism to elevate mundane, meticulous labour. Nicol’s practice includes counting every grain of salt in a package, pressing a button one million times, and drawing hesitant one-inch lines until their combined length is a quarter of a mile. Nicol has exhibited at Plug In ICA, the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Power Plant.

28tktkt

Nick Ostoff
Blue Shadows, 2007
Oil on canvas, 28” x 22”
Courtesy the artist and Diaz Contemporary
Estimate: $3,500

Toronto-based Nick Ostoff’s work explores the ways in which the everyday is transformed through memory, absence, the mechanics of photographic representation and the process of painting. His paintings often draw from photographic source material, reducing the colours and details of the original image into compositions verging on abstraction, though firmly rooted in the real. Ostoff’s work is in the permanent collections of the Agnes Etherington Art Center, the Doris McCarthy Gallery and The Glenbow Museum.

29tktkt

Ed Pien
7Rings, 2014
Water-jet cut aluminum and paint, 1 of 3 Artist Proofs, Edition of 9, 14” x 24.6”
Courtesy the artist and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
Estimate: $3,750

Taipei-born, Toronto-based Ed Pien creates drawings, sculptures and installations as well as cut-paper and metal works. Pien often explores the push and pull between visual beauty and horror to challenge viewer’s preconceptions, explore subjectivities and celebrate cultural diversity. Pien’s work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Drawing Center (New York), MASS MoCA, the Moscow Biennale and the Sydney Biennale.

30tktkt

Sasha Pierce
Kite Domino, 2014
Archival pigment ink on Uda Gami thin paper, 16” x 12”
Courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery
Estimate: $2,000, framed

Toronto-based Sasha Pierce creates tapestry-like paintings and collages through meticulously layering her media into dense spatial configurations. Pierce often consults mathematical models, working to translate geometrical diagrams into optically disorienting, kaleidoscopic compositions that imply three-dimensionality. Pierce has recently exhibited at Mercer Union, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, ACME (Los Angeles) and CTRL Gallery (Houston, Texas).

31tktkt

Meghan Price
Geopotential (monoprint) and Geopotential (wire sculpture), 2013
Screenprint with accompanying enamelled copper wire work, Screenprint 2 of 5, 10” x 14”
Courtesy the artist and Katzman Contemporary
Estimate: $2,200, framed

Meghan Price considers the strict scientific methodologies that can govern pattern, print and textile, allowing reason and precision to coexist with intuition and improvisation. Much of Price’s work, including the Astronautics series, analyzes her own actions using outmoded scientific theory. Price has exhibited at Cambridge Galleries, Harbourfront Centre, Art Mûr, the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, and the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney, Australia).

32tktkt

Jon Rafman
You Are Standing in an Open Field, 2013. Archival pigment print, Edition 2 of 3, 40” x 48.6”
Courtesy the artist and galerie antoine ertaskiran
Estimate: $4,500, framed

Montreal artist Jon Rafman applies an archeological approach to virtual landscapes, exploring the function of memory in contemporary technologies and online culture. Whether compiling an unusual, disruptive taxonomy of the street through his The Nine Eyes of Google Street View or creating landscapes through combining technological products with consumer waste, Rafman creates and questions contemporary monuments and relics. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the New Museum (New York) and the Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

33tktkt

Erin Shirreff
Knife, 2008
Archival pigment print, Edition 1 of 3, 40” x 30”
Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Estimate: $11,000, framed

Kelowna-born, New York–based Erin Shirreff works at the intersection of photography, sculpture and video, exploring relationships between object and representation. For her Knives series, she modeled knives from Plasticine and photographed them, bringing scrutiny to the mediated nature of both forms of representation. Shirreff’s work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (both New York) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). She was the recipient of the 2013 AGO | Aimia Photography Prize.

34tktkt

Zin Taylor
Growth on a Form, 2014
Graphite on paper, 14” x 11”
Courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery
Estimate: $4,000, framed

Calgary-born, Brussels-based Zin Taylor’s practice spans media to explore the diverse development of formal and narrative structures in the contemporary cultural landscape. His ongoing body of work, The Story of Stripes and Dots, embraces a handmade aesthetic to embark on a philosophical investigation of the malleable and mysterious divisions between concept and material. Taylor has exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, The Power Plant and Witte de With (Rotterdam).

35tktkt

Robert Waters
Jungle Gym (Yellow Alert) (Orange Alert) (Red Alert), 2014
Silkscreen on paper, Edition 4 of 10, 12.75” x 51”
Courtesy the artist and p|m Gallery
Estimate: $2,500, framed

London, Ontario–born, Basque Country, Spain–based artist Robert Waters works across media to explore the relationships between aesthetic and human existence in post-industrial society. He often juxtaposes controversial views on religion, violence and sexuality to confront what he refers to as “human domestication” and to address a desire to transcend bodily limitations. Waters has exhibited at venues including Mercer Union, the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives, Mizuma Art Gallery (Tokyo), Casa Vecina (Mexico City) and MOT Gallery (London).

36tktkt

Balint Zsako
Untitled, 2008
Watercolour and ink on paper, 16” x 12”
Courtesy the artist and Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects
Estimate: $1,800, framed

Balint Zsako was born in Budapest, came of age in Toronto and is currently based in New York City. Zsako works across painting, drawing, photography and sculpture to create quirky and vaguely sinister works rich with folkloric perversity and filtered through surrealism and pop culture. His work has been exhibited at Galerie de l'UQAM, Plug In ICA, Kenderdine Art Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Proposition (New York) and Wilde Gallery (Berlin).

Emerging Artists Section

This section is sponsored by RBC Emerging Artists Project.

37Rebecca Brewer

Rebecca Brewer
Untitled, 2010
Oil on panel, 16” x 20”
Courtesy the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery
Estimate: $4,500

Rebecca Brewer’s paintings bridge figuration and abstraction in fresh, unexpected ways. Her sensitive use of colour, shape and line evokes the histories of abstract painting and the ways that palette can be used to express personal identity, opinion or intuition. Brewer studied sculpture and painting at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. In 2010, she enrolled in the MFA program at Bard College and in 2011, she won the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Brewer has exhibited at the Power Plant, the Art Gallery of Alberta and Equinox Gallery.

38tktkt

Maryanne Casasanta
Half the Day is Night, 2013
Digital photograph, Edition 1 of 3, 22” x 16”
Courtesy the artist
Estimate: $1,000, framed

Toronto-based Maryanne Casasanta’s photographs have an observational quality that intersperses art with everyday life. Much of her work begins with small-scale interventions and fleeting sculpture that she fixes through the act of photography. In this translation, Casasanta reflects on photography’s ability to imbue commonplace subjects with immediacy and importance. Her work has been included in exhibitions at The Power Plant, Plug In ICA and the Austin Center for Photography.

39tktkt

Amanda Clyne
Gainsborough, Erased, 2013
Erased photograph, archival inkjet on velin museum rag paper, Edition 2 of 3, 23” x 18.5”
Courtesy the artist and p|m Gallery
Estimate: $,1500, framed

Toronto-based Amanda Clyne works at the intersection of painting and photography, often alternating between the two. For her Old Masters series she begins by photographing a historical painting and printing it on a paper to which the dyes cannot adhere; she then takes a paintbrush to the wet inks, partially erasing the image while animating it. Clyne has exhibited at venues including Elliott Louis Gallery, Living Arts Centre, Humber Media and Arts Studio and Domaine Grand Cros (Carnoules, France).

40tktkt

Sara Cwynar
Blue Vanitas, 2012
Chromogenic print, Artist Proof 1 of 2, Edition of 3, 24” x 18”
Courtesy the artist and Cooper Cole Gallery
Estimate: $3,300, framed

Vancouver-born, New York–based Sara Cwynar investigates still-life image-making traditions through photography, sculpture and collage. Cwynar’s photographs often depict playful assemblages of colour-coordinated though functionally disparate objects. The images add a subtle strangeness to familiar subjects and modes of dissemination. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Foam Photography Museum (Amsterdam) and Independent Curators International (New York).

41tktkt

Péio Eliciery
PARA, 2013
Etching, aquatint and collage on paper, 22” x 30”
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nicolas Robert
Estimate: $1,800, framed

Montreal artist Péio Eliceiry creates paintings and works on paper that collect material, spatial and architectural data from source images, restructuring them within an intentionally subjective and oblique framework. His work often employs a Minimalist aesthetic in combination with a cinematic sensibility to create a sense of space and sequence in otherwise stark works. Eliceiry has exhibited at Galerie Le 36, Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Centre Clark, Art Mûr, Galerie de l’UQAM and Galerie de l’ESAD (Strasbourg).

42tktkt

Jessica Groome
Untitled (blue mounds), 2012
Mounted paper on poplar, hung with magnets, 27” x 30” (combined)
Courtesy the artist and ESP | Erin Stump Projects
Estimate: $1200

Vancouver-/Berlin-based painter Jessica Groome creates works that examine the motivations of 20th-century abstraction, inserting her own observational concerns into the stark legacies of her Minimalist forbears. Groome’s canvases often study atmospheric effects—sunshine, rain, cloud cover, snow, dusk and dawn—working to reconcile them into economical forms with limited colour palates. She was the recipient of the eighth Plaskett Award and has exhibited at venues including Wynick/Tuck Gallery, G Gallery and Federation Gallery.

43tktkt

Lili Huston-Herterich
Untitled (Platter 1), 2013
Digital archival print from hand-tinted photogram, 44” x 32”
Courtesy the artist
Estimate: $1,200, framed

Lili Huston-Herterich Chicago-born, Toronto-based artist Lili Huston-Herterich combines conventional media with everyday objects to produce layered work that often embraces the tactile and ephemeral to address themes of etiquette, leisure and domestic labour. Huston-Herterich was a founding director of Butcher Gallery; she has exhibited at venues including XPACE Cultural Centre, Soi Fischer (Vancouver), The Power Plant, the Art Institute of Chicago, Marisa’s Gallery (New York) and has participated in Nuit Blanche Toronto.

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Pierre Julien
“67”, 2013
Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 24”
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nicolas Robert
Estimate: $1,400

Montreal painter Pierre Julien combines hard-edge abstraction with a Pop Art sensibility in playfully animated canvases. Julien complicates the starkness of his minimalist forebears by introducing an illusion of three-dimensionality into his otherwise surface-focused compositions. Often identified as an example of Montreal’s young generation of “extreme painters,” Julien has exhibited at Galerie Youn, Art Mûr, Galerie SAS, Galerie FOFA and Galerie Division.

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Laurie Kang
Shifted Neutral (Study), 2014
Chromogenic print, Edition 1 of 3 plus 2 Artist Proofs, 20” x 16”
Courtesy the artist
Estimate: $1,000, framed

Toronto artist Laurie Kang uses photography, collage, sculpture and installation to create haptic investigations. Kang works with sensitive media, ranging from analog photographic materials to leather and textiles, to create works that explore the manifestations of atmospheric actions on ephemeral bodies. Her work has been exhibited at Platform Gallery, Gallery 44, Les Territoires, the McCord Museum, the Varley Art Gallery, Feldbuschwiesner (Berlin), Camera Austria, and Signal Gallery (New York).

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Simone Rochon
Assemblage no1, 2013
Collage, acrylic, ink and gouache on paper, 22” x 30”
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nicolas Robert
Estimate: $1,400, framed

Montreal artist Simone Rochon’s collages and works on paper present improbable constructions that appear to float on the paper’s surface. Much of her work begins by drawing material textures—granite, brushed metal or fabric—on paper, which she later cuts out and combines to produce the illusion of a sculptural assemblage. Her work has been shown at the Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-St-Hilaire, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Parisian Laundry, the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières and Montreal’s Nuit Blanche.

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Laura Simon
Strings, 2013
Ink on paper, 15” x 11”
Courtesy the artist
Estimate: $700, framed

Toronto-based Laura Simon employs outmoded ideas borrowed from physics to create drawings and objects that explore ideas of repetition, the infinite and duplicity. Much of her work, including Strings, is made through adapting and combining existing scientific diagrams and theories to illustrate instances of ambiguity contained within them. Simon is a member of VSVSVS, the playful and personable collective who provided the art environment at last year's Hop Gala. VSVSVS’s activities include collaborative art making, a residency program, a formal exhibition space and performative public appearances.

48Miles Stemp

Miles Stemp
All But One, 2013
29,375 pinholes in paper, 35” x 23”
Courtesy the artist
Estimate: $1,200, framed

Toronto-based artist and curator Miles Stemp creates images, objects and exhibitions that employ humour as a means of entry. Much of his work, including All But One, explores the futility, frustration and human error that occur when he attempts to carry out tasks better suited to mechanical production. Stemp is a founding member of VSVSVS, the playful and personable collective who provided the art environment at last year's Hop Gala. VSVSVS’s activities include collaborative art making, a residency program, a formal exhibition space and performative public appearances.

49Jacob Whibley

Jacob Whibley
great sprawling roused, 2012
Paper ephemera on panel, 12” x 17”
Courtesy the artist and Narwhal Projects
Estimate: $2,400, framed

Toronto artist Jacob Whibley employs collage, sculpture and drawing to chart information and experience, making it manifest through its residual traces, marks and ephemera. In blending history and architecture across various temporalities and formal structures, he creates utopian documents that speak to the past while engaging in the present. Whibley has exhibited at the Harbourfront Centre, Oakville Galleries, Guerrero Gallery (Los Angeles), White Walls Gallery (San Francisco) and Bourouina Gallery (Berlin).

Auction Information

Personal Bidding Devices

Bid on your favourite works of art using personal hand-held devices. Roughly the size of a mobile phone, these bidding devices are distributed at the beginning of the evening, giving attendees the freedom to keep an eye on their bids from anywhere in the venue.

Tax Receipts for Art Purchases
Purchasers of artworks that sell for over 125% of the estimated value will be issued a charitable text receipt for the difference between the estimate and the selling price.

General Rules

All sales are final. No purchase can be returned, refunded or exchanged. All artworks are sold “as is” as exhibited, unless otherwise stated. Successful bidders should be prepared to pay for their purchases in case, by Visa or MasterCard, or by personal cheque payable to the Canadian Art Foundation on the evening of the auction. No HST or auction commission is applicable. All work must be paid for at the conclusion of the auction. Delivery outside of Toronto will be quoted on a case-by-case basis. The Canadian Art Foundation reserves the right to withdraw any work of art at any time before the actual sale.

Conditions of Sale

Each lot lists an estimated market value obtained from sources the Canadian Art Foundation Art Advisory Committee believes to be reliable. This estimated value is intended as a guide to assist attendees in their bidding. No representation or warranty as to the resale value of a work being auctioned is made or implied.

Absentee Bidding

To make an absentee bid, complete one form for each lot. Submit completed absentee bid forms by email to galleryhop@candianart.ca or by fax to 416-368-6135.

Absentee bid forms must be received at the office of the Canadian Art Foundation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 320, by noon (EDT) on Wednesday, September 17. In the case of identical bids, the earliest received will take precedence. Absentee bids will be executed by a representative of the Canadian Art Foundation on behalf of the bidder.

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Art Advisory Committee

Thanks to our Art Advisory for providing their expertise and time to the Gallery Hop Gala Auction. The Art Advisory Committee, made up of many of Canada's leading gallery directors, curators, collectors and art critics, begins meeting in February to choose the works for the auction, insuring that some of the best works of contemporary Canadian art are available for our Auction attendees.

Bill Clarke, Co-chair
Collector and writer

Robyn McCallum, Co-chair
Art Coordinator, TD Bank Group

Robin T. Anthony
Art advisor; Art curator, RBC

Gareth Brown-Jowett
Director, Division Gallery

Suzanne Carte
Assistant Curator, Art Gallery of York University

Dave Dyment
Artist and curator

Sky Goodden
Art writer

Stefan Hancherow
Assistant Curator, Sobey Art Award

Mia Nielsen
Curator, Drake Hotel

Richard Rhodes
Editor, Canadian Art

Erin Stump
Director, ESP | Erin Stump Projects

Marla Wasser
Independent museum curator and advisor; President Pursuits, Art Advisory