Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gallery Artist Sarah Anne Johnson Speaks About Her Performance Piece "Hospital Hallway" and Her Grandma as a CIA Guinea Pig on CBC Radio

Sarah Anne Johnson speaks with CBC about her performance piece "Hospital Hallway". To hear the complete interview or watch a short film of the performance please visit:

"Hospital Hallway is a sterile, clinical space, a hallway in the shape of an octagon. The viewer enters though an institutional looking door, where they are greeted by a series of screens which line the walls of the hallway, each featuring a video of myself as I play the my grandmother (as the patient), caught in claustrophobic, nightmarish scenes. The movements I do are meant to communicate the loss of control, loss of self, and total loss of body and mind." Sarah Anne Johnson

Sarah Anne Johnson - Hospital Hallway will be on display at Arsenal Toronto
From March 19 March to April 16 2016.

Live performances will take place Thursday April 14 at 8 pm and Saturday April 16 at 2 pm. RSVP is mandatory as space is limited. Please email and identify which date you wish to attend.

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Video Interview with Cynthia Greig on Her Upcoming Exhibition "Exhibitionism"

Leslie Sacks Contemporary (Alex Weinstein), 2013 © Cynthia Greig,
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Hear more about Cynthia Greig's upcoming exhibition "Exhibitionism" in an interview produced in conjunction with the her 2015 Kresge Fellowship in the Visual Arts by watching the Vimeo Video in this link:

Please join us this Saturday April 2nd from 2-5 pm for the exhibition opening. "Exhibitionism" runs until Saturday April 30th. For more information please visit:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SNAP! 2016 Thursday March 31st Featuring Works by Gallery Artists' Carl Zimmerman and Deanna Pizzitelli

SNAP! 2016 will take place on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library. SNAP! is ACT’s annual photographic fundraiser featuring a live auction of art, a silent auction, and a photo competition. Now in it’s 15th year, the event provides a great opportunity for both established and emerging artists to showcase their work.

On March 31st, the doors open at 6:00 pm, and the live auction begins at 7:00 pm sharp! SNAP! 2016 includes a live and silent auction, complimentary h’ors d’oeuvres, and a host bar. After the auction guests will also be joined by ACT’s resident DJ, DJ Sumation who will keep the music going all night long!

For more information or to purchase your SNAP! 2016 tickets please visit:

 Interior with Sky, 2013 © Carl Zimmerman, courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

To read David McDonough's interview with Carl Zimmerman regarding his work and piece donated to SNAP! 2016 please visit here:
 Jakub, 2015 © Deanna Pizzitelli, courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Carl Zimmerman's artist page:

Deanna Pizzitelli's artist page:


Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA!

Saturday April 2nd, 3:00pm


Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (UK: 1966), 111 min.

is a British-Italian film about a London fashion photographer who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film while photographing a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.


All foreign language films will be shown with subtitles. We proudly offer captioning of all films at special request on Saturdays at 12:00pm if given notice 48 hours in advance of the regular screening.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

James Adams of The Globe and Mail on Sarah Anne Johnson's "Field Trip" Exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Glitter Bomb, 2013 © Sarah Anne Johnson, courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, and Julie Saul Gallery, New York

"Field Trip then is a treat for the retinas. Visitors will find it a busy one, too, as it’s been hung and strung in the McMichael’s spacious upper-level gallery where the collection’s log-and-caulk environment is very present. In other words, no soulless white walls here, tripsters." - James Adams, March 2016

To read the complete article please visit:

For more information on the exhibition please visit:

Sarah Anne Johnson's artist page:


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Free Saturday Screening at CAMERA

 Spring Hurlbut & Arnaud Maggs

aturday March 26th, 3:00pm

Dir. Max Dean and Joel S. Silver (CAN: 2014), 5 min.
With the generous support of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso

Dir. Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight
(CAN: 2013), 67 min.

The tender and intelligent love story between acclaimed Canadian artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs. Together more than 25 years and born 26 years apart, Hurlbut and Maggs lived an artful and art-filled life until Maggs’s death at 86.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Upcoming Exhibition - Cynthia Greig: Exhibitionism

The gallery is pleased to present “Exhibitionism,” our first solo exhibition of work by American photographer Cynthia Greig. 

George Condo / Berlin, 2013


Exhibition Dates: April 2 – April 30, 2016
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, April 2, 2-5pm

In this exhibition, Greig surveys contemporary art galleries from across the globe, placing the exhibition space itself on display. Deconstructing the white cube down to its most essential elements, her elegantly minimal photographs present an unexpected shift in perspective, rendering its interior spaces as vast landscapes or archaeological sites—uncharted territories with their own particular histories. Greig’s photographs also scrutinize the minute and overlooked details, revealing the interstitial evidence of each building’s trajectory, and the continuous flux of time brought to bear on an impossibly pristine Modernist ideal. Reflecting on the delicate balance between the permanent and ephemeral, Greig visits the themes of vanitas, manifest destiny, and the economic theory of “too big to fail” from within the microcosmic framework of this mythic space.

Matthew Marks (Brice Marden: New Paintings), 2012

The exhibition presents photographs and video from four related bodies of work each centered on the contemporary art gallery as a site of inquiry, and continue Greig’s investigation into the illusory nature of the photographic image and perceived reality.  “Gallery Horizons” and “Gone (Circles and Squares)” transform close-up views of drywall and/or concrete into ambiguous topographies suggestive of rugged terrains or the traces of and ancient civilization. For her series entitled, “Threshold,” Greig digitally removes the art on view to shift our focus to the expanding scale of the contemporary exhibition space. “Gallery Interventions” mark the white walls of commercial galleries throughout Chelsea as “sold”—whether as art or real estate— making ironic reference to the current geographic shift as some galleries play out a Darwinian drama by expanding their brands to multiple locations across the globe while others close, migrate to new areas, downsize, or go completely virtual.

40º 44’ 47.2”N 74º 0’25.2”W—Chelsea, 2015

Meditating on the white void and the idea of nothingness, “Exhibitionism” demystifies the context of art’s display and commerce to reveal the forces of entropy at play, regardless of hierarchies of status or influence. As if in search of an extinct species or a lost empire, she has photographed the contemporary art gallery as a metaphor for a world on the brink of dramatic change.

Gagosian, W. 24th Street, 2012


Cynthia Greig was born in Detroit, Michigan. She studied printmaking at Washington University and attended graduate programs at the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan where she received her MA and MFA in 1988 and 1995 respectively.  She is the recipient of several major awards including the Light Work Artist Residency (2001), the Houston Center for Photography Fellowship (2003), and the Santa Fe Center for Photography Singular Image Award (2004).  In 2015, Greig received a Visual Artist Fellowship from the Kresge Foundation.

Her photographs and videos have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Art Houston, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Light Work Collection, Smith College Museum of Art, as well as corporate and private collections.  An avid collector of 19th-century photographs, Greig also co-authored the book, Women in Pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls and Other Renegades (2003).  Greig lives and works in metropolitan Detroit.

FREE Saturday Afternoon Screenings at CAMERA
3:00 PM

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a series of films selected by our featured artist, Cynthia Greig.

April 2


Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni (UK: 1966), 111 min.

April 9


Dir. Nicolas Roeg (UK: 1976), 139 min.

April 16


Dir. John Waters (USA: 1998), 87 min.

April 23


Dir. Michael Haneke (French: 2005), 117 min.

April 30


Dir. Sarah Polley (Canada: 2012), 108 min.

Only films in languages other than English will be shown with subtitles. If you require subtitles for English language films we can accommodate a special screening the same day at noon provided we receive 48 hours notice.