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Follow Friday: The North, North America Edition

There’s plenty to do and see in Toronto this week, as the city plays host to powerhouse fair Art Toronto. Here, we take a closer look at four galleries from across Canada—and, to top it off, one American gallery that’s not too far south of the border.
First established in 2002 and newly located in an up-and-coming industrial Vancouver neighborhood, Winsor Gallery demonstrates a dedication to the larger practices of their exhibiting artists, often posting studio visits and video interviews on their site. Winsor’s current show features a series of new oil paintings by , a Los Angeles-based artist who was born to Korean parents and raised in Japan. Their booth at this week’s Art Toronto brings together works by a host of contemporary Canadian artists: , , , , , , , and the Ukraine-born .
Galerie Laroche/Joncas has been supporting the work of both emerging and established artists since their opening in Montréal in 2005. The gallery has a booth at Feature: Contemporary Art Fair this week that showcases the work of two Québec-based artists—the hallucinatory, images of painter and the mixed-material distorted figures of sculptor , whose pieces will also be on view in a solo exhibition at the gallery next month. The gallery space is currently devoted to a group of paintings and sculptures by American artist , in a show titled “Various Deposits.” 
Founded in 2008 as a space for exhibiting photography, Toronto gallery O’Born Contemporary has since grown to include works in all media. In conjunction with their exhibition schedule, the gallery hosts a number of lectures, discussions, and critiques to support their mandate to engage a critical dialogue around contemporary art. This week, their Art Toronto booth features works by Canadian artists , , , , and , American artist , and the Hong Kong-born , as well as Toronto-based collectives and .
It’s a busy season for Postma Fine Art, as the Calgary dealer prepares to open a new appraisal office and gallery space early next year. In keeping with the wide scope of their inventory, their booth at Art Toronto foregrounds a group of painters significant to the history of Canadian art, among them , , Group of Seven member , and noted Inuit artist , along with contemporary artists, including painters , , and , and sculptors and . The booth also features a unique collaboration between Painters Eleven founder and his wife , who was on site this week to talk about her work and her husband’s legacy.
Portland’s Upfor, founded in 2013, highlights the use of digital processes and new media in the group of innovative artists they represent. Now on view at the gallery is “Critter,” their show of ’s bright, comical paintings, and up next is an exhibition of computer programmer-turned-artist ’s experimental images, and a booth at Miami Beach’s UNTITLED. Art Fair in December. The gallery’s roster also includes American artists , , , , and , and multimedia Chilean artist .