Exhibition: Maya Hayuk & Jacob Ciocci at Cooper Cole

The mind-bending visuals of Maya Hayuk‘s Multi Versus opens tonight at Cooper Cole gallery in Toronto, accompanied by Jacob Ciocci‘s multimedia installation, Experience the Creativity.

Multi Versus / Experience the Creativity
Cooper Cole Gallery
1161 Dundas St. W

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Exhibitions: ARTINFO’s Most Anticipated Fall Openings

Click here to check out ARTINFO’s round up of the 40 best openings happening this fall in New York. The list contains a sprinkling of shows by world-reknowned artists like Gerhard Richter and Lucie Fontaine, but is nicely rounded out by a number of younger artists and galleries.

Not going to be in New York this season? Be sure to read the Ministry’s own round up of Toronto gallery openings.

Exhibitions: Toronto Gallery Listings

After the dry spell of summer, the Toronto art community is gearing up for a busy autumn season with the majority of galleries preparing for September exhibition openings. The following list presents The Ministry’s recommendations of the most hotly anticipated shows.

Get out your calendars then check out the list after the jump!

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Case Study: An Elderly Woman’s Misguided Foray into Art Restoration

Staff members of the Santuario de Misericodia church in Borja, Spain came across a rather unpleasant surprise in the archives of their art collection early last week.

A 19th-century painting by Elias Garcia Martinez, ‘Ecce Homo,’ had been amateurishly “restored” by an elderly woman who evidently has had zero formal training in visual art.

The noncommissioned touch-ups to the painting involved completely painting over the face of Jesus, obliterating any semblance to a recognizable human face.

The case is being taken in rather good humour because it is thought that the woman had set out with the best of intentions and only wished to bring the painting back to it’s former glory, not to destroy it; it has even sparked a petition to save her version of the work from being properly restored.

Click here for a report from The Guardian detailing the case.

Exhibition: BIGart at Navy Pier

Chicago’s Navy Pier has partnered with Gagosian Gallery to present BIGart, a free outdoor  exhibition along the waterfront. Featuring towering sculptures by the likes of Roy Litchenstein and Nancy Rubins, among others, and a pavement mural by Steed Taylor, the exhibition at the pier’s Gateway Park runs until October.

BIGart at Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL