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ART TORONTO versus ARTBO

Anthony Goicolea, Double Projection Shadow Portrait 1, 2016, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Monte Clark Gallery

By PAUL LASTER, OCT. 2017

Although you can’t be in two places at once, this is one time you might like to simultaneously be in Toronto and Bogotá for the art fairs. If money is no object, you could quickly book your flights and visit both venues. But if finances are few, just sit tight and we’ll take you virtually down the aisles to share a selection of our favorites works from the dueling art fairs.

Featuring 95 galleries from 8 countries and 29 cities, the 18th edition of Art Toronto focuses on modern and contemporary in a variety of media. New to the fair, which remains at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre through October 30, are Miami's Mindy Solomon Gallery (showing Jennifer Lefort), Downs & Ross from New York (exhibiting Vikky Alexander) and Night Gallery from Los Angeles (highlighting Awol Erizku) while returning exhibitors include Vancouver’s Monte Clark Gallery (with work by Anthony Goicolea) and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain from Montréal and Toronto (showing Dil Hildebrand). 

Further south, the 13th edition of ARTBO—the International Art Fair of Bogotá, which runs through October 29 at the Corferias—features 75 galleries from 18 countries offering a diverse selection of artworks. Standouts include New York’s Jorge Riveros at Leon Tovar Gallery, Folkert de Jong at Luis Adelantado from Valencia and Mexico City, Carlos Garaicoa at São Paulo’s Galeria Luisa Strina, Carlos Alfonso at Bogotá's SKETCH, and Rodolpho Parigi at Galeria Nara Roesler from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and New York. 

Sit back, relax and imagine the 30 artworks below enlivening the empty spaces in your busy life. WM

Vikky Alexander, Yosemite, 1982, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Downs & Ross
 

Awol Erizku, Hammer, Stick, Same thang, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Night Gallery
 

Jennifer Lefort, Layers, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Mindy Solomon Gallery
 

Rande Cook & Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker Tribute Panel 1, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Fazakas Gallery
 

Bernard Aubertin, Tableau Clous, 1970, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Hollis Taggart Galleries

Douglas Coupland, Harris Quiet Lake, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Daniel Faria Gallery
 

Michael Wolf, Tokyo Compression 13, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Bau-Xi Gallery
 

Erik Olson, Bust, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
 

Alan Belcher, CPB (1-Y), 2013, at Art Toronto. Courtesy MKG127
 

Louise Nevelson, Night Rhythm III, 1968, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Miriam Shiell Fine Art
 

Holly Farrell, Second Hand Nude Paperback, 2016, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Mira Godard Gallery
 

Dil Hildebrand, untitled collage 02, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain 


Yigal Ozeri, Priscilla 01, 2017, at Art Toronto. Courtesy Galerie de Bellefeuille
 

Caroline Larsen, Tropical Night, 2015, at Art Toronto. Courtesy General Hardware Contemporary


Marcos Castro, Untitled, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Machete
 

Andrea Geyer, Asterism (After Gertrude Arndt), 2016, at ARTBO. Courtesy Parque Galería
 

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Cromointerferencia Espacial 31, 1964-2015, at ARTBO. Courtesy RGR+ART
 

Joan Fontcuberta, SERIE MILAGROS & CIA, 2002, at ARTBO. Courtesy espaivisor - Galería Visor
 

Carlos Alfonso, Cyclical Narratives #2, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy SKETCH
 

Adriana Duque, Menina 11, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Fernando Pradilla/El Museo
 

Jorge Riveros, Mural, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Leon Tovar Gallery 
 

Marcelo Brodsky, Autorretrato fusilado, 1979, at ARTBO. Courtesy Henrique Faria Fine Art
 

Manuel Calvo, Untitled, 1959-1960, at ARTBO. Courtesy GALERÍA JOSÉ DE LA MANO
 

Folkert de Jong, Europa, at ARTBO. Courtesy Luis Adelantado


Carlos Garaicoa, Perspectives, 2015, at ARTBO. Courtesy Galeria Luisa Strina
 

Manolo Valdés, Perfil de Mujer Verde, 2006, at ARTBO. Courtesy Galería La Cometa
 

Danica Phelps, Income's Outcome 285, 2014, at ARTBO. Courtesy Galerie Michael Sturm
 

Juan Carlos Rivero-Cintra, Path of Stars Series (2), 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Beatriz Esguerra Art
 

Rodolpho Parigi, Volumen 2, 2017, at ARTBO. Courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler
 

 

Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com and art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons's OneWorld Magazine; started TheDailyBeast.com's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for Artnet.com and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and ArtInfo.com.

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