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New exhibitions for 2023 will be announced shortly.

Aba Bayefsky

The Streets of Italy / The World of Tattoos

  • August 11 – September 8, 2022

We invite you to experience this extraordinary collection of paintings from the artist’s ‘Italian Series’ and ‘Tattoo Series’, created during the 1970s and 1980s.


Aba Bayefsky (1923-2001) was a Toronto-based artist who began drawing at the age of 16 in Toronto’s Kensington Market. He became an Official War Artist with the RCAF in 1944 and an instructor with the Ontario College of Art (now known as OCADU) from 1957 to 1989, influencing and inspiring generations of Canadian artists. Bayefsky was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1979.


Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery,
Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. West

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Presented in collaboration with Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, University of Toronto and sponsored by The Lindy Green Family Charitable Foundation.

Mimmo Baronello: Sustenance

  • Opening Reception: October 27, 7:00pm

Sicilian-born and raised artist Mimmo Baronello explores the morphing of nature through painting, drawing, and installation applying classical symbols and styles in a contemporary perspective. Baronello graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan before moving to Toronto in 1998. He paints the tensions he observes in our modern environment, where pristine nature is slowly contaminated by industry and consumer culture, and nature’s response — adapting and morphing beyond human intrusions. His paintings blend the mannerist and baroque style present in Sicilian culture and architecture, with contemporary imagery from Canadian natural richness.


Exhibition continues until Saturday, December 3, 2022


Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

For further information about the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, please contact:


Angelita Papa
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 248