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Skin at the AGNS and Other Cross-Canada Editor’s Picks

A survey on surfaces, this year’s Audain Prize exhibition and the Power Plant’s summer group show provide some summer art intrigue in the next seven days, June 28 to July 4. Here are our cross-country recommendations.

June 28, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Curator tour of “Skin” at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax
Featuring Jana Sterbak, Duke & Battersby, Vito Acconci and Shary Boyle, among others, this group exhibition on skin, curated by Sarah Fillmore, promises to go beyond a mere surface treatment of the theme.

June 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Artist talks and openings for Derek Sullivan and Tom Ngo at Open Studio, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Two Toronto artists—Sullivan, who recently had a major solo show at the Power Plant, and Ngo, who recently showed at Harbourfront Centre—offer results from a residency at Toronto’s printmaking-based artist-run centre.

June 29, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Opening of “Tools for Conviviality” at the Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
The first Power Plant show curated by Melanie O’Brian opens featuring works by Geoffrey Farmer, Kyla Mallett, Franz West and Ulla von Brandenburg, among other notables.

June 30, 5:30 p.m.: Curator talk for “Re-Story” at the Kamloops Art Gallery, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops
Charo Neville, formerly associate curator at Vancouver’s Catriona Jeffries, continues her first year as curator at the KAG with this permanent-collection group show featuring Rebecca Belmore, Andy Fabo and Jin-Me Yoon.

June 30: First day for Marian Penner Bancroft at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
The 2012 Audain Prize winner Bancroft gets her due with a 25-year survey of her photo works.


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