Winsor Gallery is going to Art Toronto!

Yes, you heard us, we are packing our bags and heading to the beast out east to schmooze and showcase four of our hottest artists.

First up is Brian Howell, whose work is capturing the hearts and minds of swooning photography fans across the country. He is best known for his Shopping Carts series, which we will be showing in all its large-format glory. Sparked by a chance interaction, Howell has been buying packed carts out of the hands of the public to photograph, struck by their ready-made beauty. Perhaps it is his roots in photojournalism that ensure the intrepid storytelling that is present throughout his work; whatever the reason, a strong, humanistic heart beats under the surface of his photos. In the case of the shopping carts, it connects an otherwise slick, conceptual work to the romantic flipside of human interest.

Brian Howell, 35 East Hastings Street

We are also featuring the beautiful, precise graphite drawings of Brian Boulton. Boulton works from photographs, capturing young males in the city with their back turned towards him in pure anonymity. Their facelessness forces us to think of them as images or objects, and yet attunes us acutely to the minutae of their humanness, taking cues from their posture, posessions, and preference in style. These are all executed entirely in pencil with carpal-tunnel-inducing veracity, becoming delightfully slow manifestations of a quick photographic action.

Brian Boulton, Untitled

Next up in our hit parade is the ever-striking Angela Grossman, whose work about the latent politics in the human form is a continuous point of interest both at home and abroad. Though the subject matter of her work is wide-spanning, an overarching theme of displacement and social marginalization remains pivotal. Collaged, painted, and drawn on paper, canvas, or found material such as vintage shop awnings, the works are at once dark, exploratory, and celebratory. They sing with untold stories.

Angela Grossmann, The Future Is Female

And last but not least, we will be having a little featurette on our favourite rock-and-roller, Alan Switzer, whose new work positions vintage rock and punk culture within minimalist grids and typographic abstractions. This clash of visual cues and cultural signs makes for a disorienting yet playful experience.

Alan Switzer, See Me Feel Me
With a lineup like this, we're sure to take Toronto by storm. If you're in the area, stop by to say hi!