The Art Dealers Association of Canada at Art Toronto 2013
Highlights from the Association and our participating members.
The fourteenth installment of Art Toronto concluded on Monday after five days of talks, tours, exhibitions and special events. Many of our members from all across Canada came to the city to participate as exhibitors, panelists, tour guides or simply as visitors to the fair. Twenty seven of ADAC’s members participated as exhibitors: Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery & Bau-Xi Photo, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Corkin Gallery, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Feheley Fine Arts, Granville Fine Art, Michael Gibson Gallery, Mira Godard Gallery, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Olga Korper Gallery, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Loch Gallery, Lonsdale Gallery, Julie M. Gallery, Mayberry Fine Art, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain, p|m gallery, Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Roberts Gallery, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Rumi Galleries, Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Studio 21 Fine Art, TrepanierBaer, Odon Wagner Contemporary.
ADAC Booth and Programs
On behalf of our members, the Art Dealers Association of Canada presented a special exhibition in the not-for-profit section of the fair called Canadian Abstract: Past & Present. Gabrielle Peacock, Chief Executive Officer of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery was our guest curator for the exhibition which was in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Painters Eleven. Works were selected from the results of an open call to the ADAC membership. The booth was exceptionally well received by fair-goers and one of the works (Oscar Cahén, Untitled, 1953) was even included in an Artsy highlights feature by Jeffrey Spalding, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary.
Participating ADAC member galleries included: Diaz Contemporary; Gallery Gevik; Granville Fine Art; Herringer Kiss Gallery; Newzones; Nicholas Metivier Gallery; Nikola Rukaj Gallery. Participating artists included: Oscar Cahen; Ric Evans; Jonathan Forrest; Harry Kiyooka; Jock MacDonald; William Ronald; Francine Savard; Miriam Schapiro.
The Art Dealers Association of Canada also presented special programming at the fair including three Trust the Experts art fair tours, and a panel talk on the Art Toronto main stage called The Fine Art of Estate Planning: What to Consider When Building Your Collection. The panel, which was moderated by Jeanette Langmann, ADAC President, included panel participants Sonia Lismer, Secretary, Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, Stephen Smart, art consultant and collector, Stephen Bulger, Director of Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto and Niamh O’Laoghaire, Independent arts professional and former Director of University of Toronto Arts Centre.
The Trust the Experts art fair tours were lead by Merete Lewis, specialist at Mayberry Fine Art, Elissa Cristall (above), Director of Elissa Cristall Gallery in Vancouver, and Jeanette Langmann, Director of Uno Langmann Limited Fine Arts.
Highlights from our Members
The Art Dealers Association of Canada would like to congratulate member Feheley Fine Arts whose work Shovelling Worlds by Cape Dorset artist Shuvinai Ashoona was acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario during the Art Toronto Opening Night Preview. Read more about the AGO acquisition and other Art Toronto news from Feheley Fine Arts on the Feheley Fine Arts Blog.
ADAC member Loch Gallery reported that it sold more than $3 million in art at Art Toronto’s Opening Night Preview with much of the sales attributed to Canadian blue-chip works. Leah Sandals explores this trend in this Canadian Art feature.
Artsy was new on the scene this year. The "online platform for discovering, learning about, and collecting art via cutting-edge technology" partnered with Art Toronto 2013 as the fair’s exclusive online partner so that collectors could preview and browse works from the fair remotely during and even before opening day. Artsy published features throughout Art Toronto with highlights from the fair including an editorial piece on five galleries to follow that featured ADAC member p|m gallery.
Other art fair features that include news and highlights from our member galleries are listed below:
Canadian Art feature, Art Toronto Dealer Poll
Canadian Art, Britt Gallpen’s Art Toronto Wrap-Up
Blouin ARTINFO, Art Toronto Review
The Art Dealers Association of Canada is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1966 to provide a professional platform for the determination of ethical standards as they relate to commercial galleries. The ADAC also actively lobbies government on issues affecting the visual arts. The association undertakes vital programming and professional development initiatives aimed at building national and international profile for Canadian commercial galleries specifically, and around the Canadian art market in general.