The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC) are located at UofT’s St. George campus, just a few steps apart. The galleries present a year-round program of contemporary and historical exhibitions alongside interdisciplinary public programs of lectures, screenings, performances, and tours.
The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery was built in 1982 to house and care for the growing Hart House Permanent Collection of Canadian art. UTAC opened to the public in 1996, designed to house and display three distinct collections of art: the University College Collection, University of Toronto Art Collection, and Lillian Malcove Collection. Since federating in 2014, the two galleries’ joint mandate is to increase interest, awareness, and access to contemporary art and its histories.
With a project by Penelope Umbrico
Curated by David Winter
April 28 – May 30, 2015
Curatorial Tour and Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 – 8:30pm
Artist Talk with Penelope Umbrico: Thursday, April 30, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
A Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Primary Exhibition
L: Penelope Umbrico, Image Collection: TVs from Craigslist, 2007 – ongoing, Courtesy of the artist and Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
R: Unknown photographer, Auto – ACC – S.F., Runaway Truck , September 4, 1951, Courtesy of Winter Works on Paper, Brooklyn
April 28 - May 30, 2015
A selection of works from the Hart House and University of Toronto Art Collections
The works in this exhibition engage dramatization and performance of a persona.
Critical in these works is the use of the camera as an apparatus that offers opportunity to play: to invoke, impersonate or conjure someone else, whether historical or present-day figures or (im)probable future beings.
Image credit: Arnaud Maggs, After Nadar: Pierrot the Photographer, 2012 Chromira print mounted on dibond. Purchased by the Hart House Art Committee with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisitions Assistance Program, 2012.
Byzantine and Post Byzantine Icons from the Malcove Collection
This is an ongoing exhibition.
This exhibition, drawn from the University of Toronto’s Malcove Collection, is organized around two central themes: icons dedicated to Mary and the Christ Child, and icons representing Christ and important saints in the Christian tradition.