Introducing SOLO Salon and VERGE Video

Art Toronto
Oct 15, 2015 6:57PM

Art Toronto is excited to present two new programmes to the 2015 fair. 

SOLO Salon, a series of artist conversations, takes place in the SOLO section, featuring twelve booths, each presenting the work of a single artist. 

VERGE Video complements the new VERGE section of galleries dedicated to the work of emerging artists with a curated program of contemporary moving art.

Gavin Lynch, Tête Jaune with HBC Blanket, 2015. 8 x 10 in, Acrylic on panel

SOLO Salon

Join a selection of Art Toronto’s SOLO artists as they discuss their work through the lens of shared themes. Each talk will feature two or more artists and analyze works exhibited within the context of the fair in conversations moderated by art professionals.

SOLO Salon talks take place at 5 PM in the SOLO space. All talks are approximately 45 minutes long and are complimentary with admission.

Friday, October 23
Identity and Contention: Angela Grossmann and DaveandJenn
Moderated by Dr. Lynn Ruscheinsky

Saturday, October 24
Process and the Influence of Nature: Andréanne Godin, Andy Curlowe, Gavin Lynch and Olia Mishchenko
Moderated by Natalie Waldburger

Sunday, October 25
Perception and (sur)Reality: Tammy Salzl, Benjamin Klein and Jim Holyoak
Moderated by Benjamin Bruneau

Kevin Jerome Everson – Grand Finale. Copyright KJE; courtesy of the artist; Trilobite-Arts DAC; Picture Palace Pictures (Growing Program)


Separated into three thematic programs—Going, Growing, and Gone—the inaugural installment of Art Toronto’s VERGE Video program presents a dynamic selection of contemporary moving image art. In an effort to bridge the worlds of independent and experimental film, animation, video art, and beyond, VERGE Video offers a unique selection drawn from galleries, distributors, and independent practitioners, both Canadian and international, with several of the eighteen works exhibiting in Toronto for the first time. The three programs will be on display throughout the fair’s duration in the newly designed VERGE section, which highlights new and innovative galleries. VERGE video is curated by Jesse Cumming.


Ibrahim Abusitta, Terrance Houle, Peggy Ahwesh, Laura Kraning, Caroline Blais ,Jodie Mack ,Mary Helena Clark, Alex McLeod, Zachary Epcar, Tiona McClodden, Kevin Jerome Everson, Jenn Nkiru, Helene Garberg, Deborah Stratman, Joe Hamilton, Leslie Supnet, Sky Hopinka, Joel Wanek.

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