Art Toronto 2022 Recap

We can hardly believe Art Toronto 2022 has already come and gone! While last year’s fair was smaller in scale, this year The Metro Toronto Convention Centre was alive with a full host of galleries from across Canada and internationally.This year, our booth featurednew contemporary drawings by Kinngait artists Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Qavavau Manumie, Shuvinai Ashoona, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Ooloosie Saila, Johnny Pootoogook and Padloo Samayualie.

In addition to works on paper, we brought several new multimedia works, including a large scale painting on canvas by Tuktoyaktuk-born artist Darcie Bernhardt. Spray-painted skateboards from NUNIVAK (PICKING BERRIES) by Newfoundland-born Inuit artist Mark Igloliorte also caught the attention of many. Igloliorte’s boards were also hung alongside his recent video work, Tuvak AkKusinialuk Siggijâk (Ice Road Skating), in the Fair’s Bistro.

In anticipation of his upcoming exhibition at the gallery (which opens November 17th, 2022), we displayed a recent teapot by Labrador-based artist Michael Massie which wowed many fair-goers.

The centerpiece of our booth, however, was an impressive wall-hanging by Kuujjuaq-born artist Niap. Titled PIQUTIAPIIT, the piece is a celebration of creativity, resilience, and resourcefulness of Inuit women. To our delight, PIQUTIAPIIT was acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario on opening night .

Last but not least, we were honoured  to be included in Cecilia Alemani’s list of top Art Toronto booths, alongside our colleagues at MKG127, Cooper Cole, Marion Scott Gallery, Bradley Ertaskiran, The Next Contemporary, and Galerie Hugues Charbonneau. Alemani was Artistic Director of the 59th Venice Biennale and is Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art in New York City.

Here are some more highlights from the weekend:

Niap’s PIQUTIAPIIT, which was acquired by the AGO on opening night.

PIQUTIAPIIT, 2022. Felt, suede, Finnish leather, cotton, caribou skin, fur, ivory, beads, beluga whale teeth, black oak, nails. 72 x 48 inches.

On opening night we celebrated with a booth full of old friends and new.

Thank you to all of the friends, old and new, who visited us over the weekend. We are so grateful to our many clients for making this year’s fair another great success!