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Finishing Touches

We’re putting the finishing touches on our very rare limited edition of seven unique bronze pieces of our Flotsam Particles series. We’ll be unveiling the seven sculptures at Swipe Design, 401 Richmond, as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, January 14th through January 21st.

Please contact us directly for purchase.

Thanks to Maker Technical Sculpture Services for their skilled foundry work.


Lighting the Winter Night

We recently mounted our Shine & Shimmer installation at Ontario Place for the inaugural Winter Light exhibition taking place from December 8th to March 18th. The West Island of Ontario Place will be home to 12 illuminated exhibits by 20 local artists. Woven through the fabric of the landscape, the exhibition will guide visitors through a journey of exploration all while enjoying the beautiful winter setting.

 



Site Visiting

We had a good trip out to Edmonton and Calgary to connect with our colleagues at the Edmonton Arts Council, Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative, and Heavy Industries as we prepare our Animal Family piece for installation at the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s award-winning new Urban Barn, currently under construction. Of course Sylvester the resident zoo cat was welcome for the meeting, he just wasn’t allowed outside!


Closer to the edit

We’ve created a kinetic sculpture that recalls the spirits of vanished means of production for EDIT: Expo for Design Innovation & Technology, at the former Lever Soap factory on the Don River in Toronto. Running from September 28 to October, 2017, the show seeks to provide a platform for ideas that can feed the planet sustainably, build more resilient cities, expand education access, and deliver innovative healthcare solutions to all corners of the earth.

With thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support of this project.


What comes after the flood?

We’re back curating the sixth edition of Grow Op at the Gladstone Hotel in April 18-22, 2018. In the upcoming exhibition, we contemplate AFTER THE FLOOD. What lies beyond once the floodwaters recede? What emerges once the smoke clears? As cataclysmic climate events multiply in tandem with our species’ continuously expanding footprint, we are re-conceiving our relationships with the organic and inorganic world around us in unprecedented ways. The call for submissions closes September 30th.

Image by Drew Desharnais Photography




Art Underground

Join us June 5th for a Public Art Concept Presentation of our proposal Outside the Lines for Wilson Station on the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway system. The proposed project seeks to capture the site’s capacity for dynamic movement through bursts of colourful sculptural forms. Rather than a singular static art piece, Outside the Lines is playfully fluid. Popping out of walls, shooting through floors and coiling around columns, it flows through the sprawling station in the form of ten vibrant installations.


Grown Op

The fifth annual Grow Op 2017 wrapped up earlier this month, an incredible exposition of contemporary art exploring themes of landscape, ecology and design that we co-curated, taking over all 4 floors of the Gladstone Hotel. Thanks to the amazing work of the 39 participating artists who created 30 innovative projects that engaged and enlightened visitors over the course the show.

Catch up on some of the coverage in Azure Magazine, Toronto Life, GROUND, and Canadian Architect.

Image: ‘Extreme Cloud Gazing’, Julie Gladstone (photo by Gabby Frank)