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Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art is the AGO’s vital link to the world we live in. Through contemporary art, the future can be envisioned, the past interpreted and the present made tangible. Transformation AGO and the reinstallation of the contemporary galleries will deepen the impact and relevance that contemporary art has for visitors. New spaces – from an innovative storefront gallery on Dundas Street to the expansive top two floors of the new tower rising above the historic Grange House – will showcase our revitalized commitment to acquiring, interpreting and displaying contemporary art.

Tim Lee, Upsidedown           Water Torture Chamber, Harry Houdini

Tim Lee (Canadian 1975-) Upsidedown Water Torture Chamber, Harry Houdini, 2004, Lightjet print. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Purchased with financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program and with the assistance of The Janet and Michael Scott Endowment Fund for Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, 2004, © 2007 Tim Lee.

Shary Boyle, Untitled

Shary Boyle (Canadian) Untitled, 2004, Porcelain, china paint and gilt. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Purchased with financial support of the Peggy Lownsbrough Fund and with Financial Support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program, 2006, © 2007 Shary Boyle.

Seth, Hush

Seth (Canadian, 1962-), Hush, 1999, India ink, graphic white, grease pencil and paste-in lettering, 49.5x 62.9 cm. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Purchased as a gift of the Trier-Fodor Foundation, 2005, © 2007 Seth.

Kori Newkirk, Younger

Kori Newkirk (American, 1970), Younger, 2004, Pony beads (plastic), synthetic hair, aluminum hardware, 228.6x 243.8 cm. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Purchased withthe assistance of Yvonne and David Fleck, the Janet and Michael Scott Endowment Fund for Acquisitions of Contemporary Art and with funds donated by AGO Members, 2005, © 2007 Kori Newkirk.

Mark Lewis, Algonquin Park, Early March

Mark Lewis (Canadian 1957-), Algonquin Park, Early March, 2002, 35mm film transferred to digital betacam videotape. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Purchased with financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program and with the assistance of the Estate of Christian Claude, the E. Wallace Fund and the Art Gallery of Ontario Contemporaries, 2005, © 2007 Mark Lewis.

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