Aug 20, 2012
By Michael Kramer
The Art Gallery Of Ontario will be the last stop for visual artist and punk-music pioneer Patti Smith’s photography exhibition. “Patti Smith: Camera Solo ” is scheduled to begin in February 2013. The AGO says it’s a collection of works celbrating a variety of artistic traditions and figures, while remaining staunchly original and personal. “Camera Solo” centres on Smith’s black and white photography, created with her vintage Polaroid camera. Smith’s accolades in recent years have included winning the 2010 National Book Award for Just Kids, an acclaimed memoir of her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, receiving the 2011 Polar Music Prize and induction into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has also released Banga, her first album of new material in eight years, in June.