Free Contemporary Art Bus Tour

Blackwood Gallery, Art Gallery of York University, and Doris McCarthy Gallery


FREE Contemporary Art Bus Tour
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12-5pm | FREE

The tour picks up at 12pm at Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) then departs for Blackwood Gallery, Art Gallery of York University, and Doris McCarthy Gallery and returns to Gladstone Hotel at 5pm.

To RSVP: email or call 905-828-3789 by November 8 at 5pm.


Logics of Sense 2: Implications
Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Beatriz Santiago Mu√Īoz, Miles Rufelds, YangMing
October 28-December 7, 2019
Curated by Christine Shaw

Although the worlds we inhabit are invariably composed of sensations and sense-makings, it is a peculiar challenge to perceive ourselves sensing. Because our human-centred sensory habits are so difficult to discern, we can often mistake them for natural tendencies. As an attunement to the aesthetics of sensation, the exhibition Logics of Sense‚ÄĒpresented in two parts at the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga‚ÄĒexamines sense-in-the-making, from the surface of incorporeal events to a multiplicity of decentralized perceptions, and from itinerant geo-methodologies to the various disciplinary frames and frameworks that artistic intelligence retrofits for emergent social and political realities.

Logics of Sense 2: Implications includes works by Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Beatriz Santiago Mu√Īoz, Miles Rufelds, and YangMing. Among their videos, sculptures, and screenings, visitors are implicated in both seeing like a state and sharing in ecological complicity through colonial pasts and capitalist futures. As geopolitical backstories unfold to reveal an entropic obsolescence of objects, a storm builds toward the moment of its explosive release.


Caecilia Tripp: Going Space and Other Worlding
September 11-December 1, 2019
Curated by Emelie Chhangur

Paris- and New York-based artist Caecilia Tripp creates immersive film, participatory performance, and sculptural installations that transgress notions of fixed identities and bounded geographies. Going Space and Other Worlding is the culmination of two years of residencies, research, and experimentation at the AGYU. Through film, performance, and sculptural installation, Tripp uses forms of reenactment and rehearsal to conjure alternative modes of freedom, utopia, and civil disobedience at the crossroads of globalization and cultural hybridity.

Jae Jarrell
September 11-December 1, 2019
Curated by Candice Hopkins and Tairone Bastien

Jae Jarrell began working professionally on Chicago’s South Side in the early 1960s and is a co-founder of AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists). Jarrell’s works disrupt the boundaries between fashion and sculpture, merging art and design with Black liberation politics. This installation gathers sculptures, garments, and archival material, representing almost fifty years of radical practice. This exhibition is co-presented by AGYU and the Toronto Biennial of Art.


9 Bats
Jalani Morgan
September 24-November 30, 2019

9 Bats builds on Jalani Morgan‚Äôs life-long love for, and personal commitment to, baseball. In a large-scale installation and photographs set at Scarborough Village Park‚ÄĒMorgan‚Äôs childhood baseball diamond‚ÄĒMorgan’s five-year old nephew Cordell embodies the character of Devon C. Jones, a fictional future Hall of Fame player. Playful, yet inherently political, 9 Bats explores both the auto-biographical and fantastical to provide content and representation for Black communities, and to continue to build a world where kids like Devon/Cordell engage at the centre, and not on the margins.

IMAGE CREDITS: (clockwise from left) Jalani Morgan, 9 Bats, 2019; Miles Rufelds, Two or Three Saprophytes (video still), 2019; Caecilia Tripp, Even the Stars Look Lonesome (installation view), 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. N.
Mississauga, ON

Art Gallery of York University
Accolade East Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON

Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON

While all stops on the tour are accessible and free of physical barriers, we regret that the shuttle bus is not accessible. If you have questions about accessibility accommodations, please contact a Blackwood Gallery staff member at or 905-828-3789.