Women’s artistic impressions of Toronto on display at the Market Gallery

A new City of Toronto St. Lawrence Market Gallery exhibit, Toronto Through the Eyes of Women Artists, highlights how Canadian women artists have depicted and engaged with Toronto over the past 170 years. The exhibit runs until next April.

“This exhibit is a rare opportunity to discover a historic array of works about the city created by nationally-acclaimed artists,” said Mayor John Tory.

The 56 exhibited works range from more traditional cityscapes to contemporary views of the city. The exhibit presents 37 nationally-acclaimed artists including: Rebecca Baird, Paraskeva Clark, Marion Long, Kelly Mark, Doris McCarthy, Christiane Pflug, Margaret Priest, Helga Roht Poznanski and Kim Ondaatje, among others.

Archival photos, exhibit catalogues, announcement cards and newspaper articles help curate the historical, social and creative context of women artists living and working in Toronto during three time periods, from 1850 to the present.

All of the 56 exhibited works are part of the City of Toronto’s Art Collection. This is the first time the gallery has presented a group exhibit featuring women artists from the collection.  Many works by women artists in the collection depict unique views of the city and often focus on the relationship between interior spaces and the urban outdoor landscape beyond. More information about the collection is available at:app.toronto.ca/gorms/fineArt/index.jsp.

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