Gallery Summer Hours

The gallery will be open by appointment only this summer. You can reach us by email (, or by phone at (204)510-0088. 

We will reopen September 2 with Neil Farber's solo exhibition, 9 Paintings. This exhibition marks the first Canadian solo for the artist in over a decade. This exhibition will be followed by a solo show of beloved outsider artist, Daniel Johnston- the inaugural solo exhibition of Johnston's work in Canada. Thank you for the support through our first year. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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The Long Weekend at CONTACT Photography Festival (Toronto)


Coming Attractions

The Long Weekend: Paul Butler, Galen Johnson, Julia Anne Leach, Guy Maddin, Caelum Vatnsdal, with special guests Jonah Corne, Simon Hughes, Alicia Smith

April 27–May 31

The Long Weekend is a collective of Winnipeg artists, filmmakers,and designers who, working under the aegis of Paul Butler’s enduring Collage Party practice, have produced movie posters that imagine an alternate history of cinema. The Collage Party, started by Butler in 1998, is an experimental studio where artists are invited to work alongside each other in a social setting, often for days on end. The posters that comprise Coming Attractions depict a fanciful Hollywood realm, one presided over by movie moguls who never quite finalized their plans for global domination, never quite mastered their formulas for churning out blockbusters, never once dreamed of rewiring and homogenizing the public’s perception of itself.

Covering the street-level windows of TIFF Bell Lightbox—the epicentre of the Toronto International Film Festival—Coming Attractions creates the appearance of a welter of one-sheets plastered in the style of advertisements found on construction site hoarding. The montage of posters creates a direct confrontation between The Long Weekend’s specifically contrived film world and the corporate hegemonies of the real film world. These movie-industry détournements, fashioned from advertisements and illustrations cut and recontexualized from old books and magazines, were created in the convivial freedom of near-utopian Collage Party environments. But The Long Weekend has no utopian vision, no illusions about their political impact, no nostalgia for avant-garde movements of the past. The simple act of artmaking in the present is its way of engaging with questions that preoccupy its members, both individually and collectively.

Presented in partnership with TIFF 


Curated by Bonnie Rubenstein

Guy Maddin at CONTACT Photography Festival (Toronto)


Ransom Notes from the Lavender Underground

Guy Maddin

April 27–June 22

May 12, 6pm–8p

Filmmaking, like a lot of lens-based artwork, is frequently driven by new developments in the medium, where aesthetics evolve in step with new technologies. Guy Maddin challenges that notion, bringing the viewer back to a time when images were processed by hand with results that often included unpredictable effects. His celebrated films recurrently evoke dreamscapes from the past while addressing contemporary issues of identity and memory. The artist brings a similar approach to his collage practice, and it is this work that grounds his solo exhibition. Maddin brings a narrative approach to these works, and has written of his collage process: “I suppose the playroom of this gluey and scissory medium is where I find refuge whenever cinema’s laws feel too literal-minded, where I can secretly fashion the blueprints for the little visual collisions I hope will work on the big screen.”

Curated in partnership with TIFF, this exhibition brings together original work and mural-sized reproductions that invite the viewer to revel in the subtle details and layered imagery of Maddin’s vision. An installation of his 11-channel film Hauntings, commissioned on the occasion of the opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox in 2010, rounds out the exhibition.

Curated by Laurel MacMillan and Mia Nielsen

Temporary Closure

We are disappointed to announce the gallery will temporarily be ceasing operation at 171 McDermot.  As the ongoing construction concerns have made it impossible to maintain regular hours, we have no choice but to close the doors. While the current exhibition of Erica Eyres' has been cut short, we will work at remounting the work in the near future. For those lucky enough to see it, thank you. To those unable to make it in, we have added installation and detail images to the website.

We are still available to meet outside of the gallery on a consultation basis, as we did from January to June. Our website remains an excellent resource for viewing current works, information about our artists, and upcoming projects and events. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates about our re-opening dates. 

In the meantime, please enjoy the current show, opening this evening at 84 1/2 Albert Street. We will also be in Toronto for Feature Contemporary Art Fair from October 21 - 25, more details to follow shortly.

Thanks again for continuing to support our gallery, our commitment to important contemporary art, and most importantly, the artists. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Gallery Hours

In an effort to present the current, exceptional exhibition under the best possible conditions, for the month of September, LKAP will be operating under BY APPOINTMENT ONLY hours. We hope that by the end of this month to be able to resume regular hours, and thank you in advance for your continued patience. 

Please contact the gallery to arrange a viewing. (204)510-0088, or