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Repainting the Gallery Nightly and Other Notable Art Actions

This week’s exhibition and art event picks include a nightly gallery-painting performance, an activist art screening, talks by two Calgary up-and-comers and more. Here’s the agenda for July 26 to August 1.

July 26, 9 p.m.: Screening for “Manifest, Speak, Occupy” outside of FOFA Gallery, 1515 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal
FOFA Gallery’s annual NFB-drawn screening series “Recto/Verso” gets political with a focus this year on art and activism; this screening in particular features Bill Reid’s 1970 film Occupation and Pierre Falardeau and Julien Poulin’s 1980 film Speak White.

July 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Opening of “Peripheries” at Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen Street West, Toronto
Sandra Rechico, Howard Podeswa, Yves Arcand and Dianne Bos are featured in this group show curated by Claire Christie.

July 26, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Artist talks by Tyler Los-Jones and Kris Weinmann at the Esker Foundation, 1011 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Two emerging Calgary artists talk about their work for “The New Alberta Contemporaries,” the inaugural exhibition of the vast, privately funded, recently opened Esker Foundation space.

July 27, 8 p.m.: Reception for Brady Cranfield & Jamie Hilder at Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
For nearly a month, Cranfield and Hilder have been repainting Or Gallery’s walls white every night and broadcasting the accumulated repainting soundtrack in the gallery every day, hoping to draw attention to notions of economy and labour; this is the closing reception.

July 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Event for “The Embassy Cultural House” at Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North
Museum London pays homage to one of the city’s formative artist-run venues of the 1980s, the Embassy Cultural House, with a corn roast by Ron Benner and a curator talk by Robert McKaskell.


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