MDM Makes Art
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MDM Makes Art

Torontoist sent Boy Reporter out to the Untitled Art Awards last night. It wasn’t the idea of boozing with Toronto’s visual arts elite that had him excited but the chance to meet Mayor David Miller. The crowd treated MDM like he was a Kennedy. Women wanted to have their photos taken with him, one young lady seemed on the verge of swooning. Men wanted to shake hands and shoot the breeze with the Mayor. And if there were babies in the audience, they undoubtedly would have been kissed. MDM was also a good enough sport to take part in the festivities, sitting down and having some “Polyrhythmic Salad” and “Milk in a Green Light” while being ‘serenaded’ by local jazz group/performance artists the Woodchoppers.
And oh yes, there were awards being handed out too.

Best Solo Exhibition in a Public Gallery
David Rokeby, David Rokeby [Oakville Galleries]
Best Solo Exhibition in a Private Gallery
– John Oswald, Instandstillnessence [Edward Day Gallery]
Best Solo Exhibition in an Artist-Run Space
– David Hoffos, Scenes from The House Dream [Gallery TPW]
Best Solo Exhibition in an Alternate Space
– Peter Kingstone, The Strange Case of Peter K [195 Bellwoods Ave., Toronto]
Best Exhibition/Project in Virtual Space
– Vera Frenkel The Institute™
Emerging Curator Award
– Jessica Wyman
Best Curated Exhibition
– Jessica Bradley, Rodney Graham: A Little Thought [Art Gallery of Ontario]
Best Art Writing
– Philip Monk
Lynn Donoghue Award – Best Friend of the Arts
Margie Zeidler
Emerging Artist Award
– Maria Legault
Artist of the Year
–Tanya Mars
Long Haul Award
– Lisa Steele