And finally ...
1. Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, at Pari Nadimi: The Vancouver sculptural duo has been busy lately, most visibly at the Power Plant, where they're part of the very good Nothing to Declare show of new Canadian sculpture. Tonight they debut Flatlands, a piece amalgamated from previous works that renders an artificial landscape of cast-offs in crumbling papier-mache. Clever purveyors of humble materials and tricksters that fiddle happily with the inherent contradictions of the everyday, I'm expecting some quirky delight.
2. The Pinky Show at the Toronto Free Gallery: I've always had a soft spot for the unabashedly civic-minded work to which Toronto Free has been consistently devoted; tonight, from the description: "a collective of gently voiced cats produce and disseminate an educational project called The Pinky Show, intended to cultivate intellectual curiousity, openness and compassion." More later.
3. Jason De Haan at Clint Roenisch: The first Toronto show from Calgarian de Haan, whose abundantly clever "Where the Ocean Meets This Guy," a solo show at Calgary's Stride Gallery, revealed the artist's penchant for quixotic comic futility. De Haan, 28, works across media, taking in installation, photography, sculpture and peformance in his practice; he'll find ample community here, I'd think, many of whom should be present tonight. See you there.