Inside and Out

We had a blast in ushering in the celebrations around this year’s Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival by creating an installation for the Launch Party in collaboration with multimedia artist Roxanne Luchak.

Held at the St. James Cathedral Centre, the event was followed later in the month by the Opening Party, where we mounted a variation on our piece again with Roxanne, this time at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s Malaparte.

May 27 2016

Cultivating Curiosity

This week spring has finally arrived in Toronto, just in time for the Gladstone Hotel’s Grow Op exhibition. The fourth annual landscape, ecology and art show that we’re co-curating with Graham Teeple promises to be a thought provoking ensemble of works that seek to make sense of our unprecedented ecological present.

We’ll be present throughout the exhibition and will be participating in the Grow Op Talks and several workshops over the course of the show.

Exhibition Hours:
April 21: 11am – 8pm
April 22: 11am – 10pm
April 23: 11am – 10pm
April 23: 10am – 5pm

Special Events:
April 20: Grow Op Talks: Cities of Alchemy, Ballroom, 8-10pm
April 21: Grow Op’s Alternative Food + Drink Show, Ballroom, 7-10pm
April 22: Opening Reception, 2nd Floor Gallery, 7-10pm | After Party, Melody Bar, 10pm-late
April 23: Offsite Installation by Robert Cram + After Party, OCADU Gallery, 7-10pm
April 24: Gladstone Flea Goes Green, Melody Bar, 10am – 4pm

Image: Twig Chair by Shelly Dwyer

April 18 2016

in/FUTURE

Our proposal Flotsam/Jetsam was selected for the groundbreaking exhibition in/FUTURE: A Transformative Art Experience to take place at Ontario Place this fall.
From September 15-25, 2016, the west island of Ontario Place will be transformed into a hub of artistic and performance activities. Located on the pebbled shore of the island will be Flotsam/Jetsam, a series of cast future relics and fragments of Ontario Place – invoking the park’s past as a utopian dream and the potential future of the island as an archaeological ruin.
March 14 2016

Winter Pecha Kucha Stations

In her role as co-curator of Grow Op 2016, Christine spoke about several of the selected Grow Op artist projects as part of the rapid fire Winter Stations PechaKucha format evening at the Gladstone Hotel.
Her slides complemented the evening’s other presentations on the Winter Stations designers and their works, a series of temporary installations on the Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches of Toronto by designers from around the world and students from OCAD, Laurentian, and Ryerson universities.
February 28 2016


On Collaboration

We recently shared our perspectives on collaborating as part of the 2016 Toronto Design Offsite Festival’s TO DO Talks: Collaborate and Listen Thursday, January 21st, in The Gladstone Hotel’s Ballroom. Central to our conversation was the piece we created for that space in 2011, The Ballroom of Sounding Light.
Along with Symon Oliver (Also Collective), Stanley Sun (Mason Studio), Steven Beites (Studio Kimiis), Viz Saraby (Invention Squad), and  William Haskas (+Collective), we chatted about the enriching and sometimes challenging processes involved in successful collaboration.

 

January 28 2016

Radiantactivity at the Drake Devonshire

We recently mounted our piece ‘Radiantactivity’ at the Drake Devonshire Hotel in Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario. The commissioned work integrates with the hotel’s cladding and fronts onto a soon-to-be poured skating rink to take advantage of the joys of winter. Stay tuned for ice skating updates!

Image by Johnny Lam

 

 

 

December 20 2015

Walrus Talking Resilience

Ross Curtner of Adjacent Possibilities delivered an impassioned and thought provoking account of our involvement in the Art + Energy exhibition for The Walrus Talks Resilience, presented November 2, 2015 at the Theatre Junction Grand in Calgary.

“Resilience Lies Between the Artist and the Engineer” described how the inspired pairing of artists (us) and clean tech energy entrepreneurs (Hydrostor) yielded unexpectedly rich results.

See and hear Ross speak here.

November 8 2015

Artists Selected

We’ve completed our final project selections for Grow Op 2016 and to say we’re excited about the collection of work would be an understatement. Collaborating with a diverse jury and co-curator Graham Teeple, we’ve assembled a broad range of projects from artists working in the fields of landscape architecture, horticulture, painting, photography, sculpture, community engagement and all combinations in between. Stay tuned for details as we gear up to the April 2016 exhibition!

Image by D+S Projects

October 30 2015

Skulptursymposium, Denmark

LeuWebb Projects was recently invited to Denmark to participate in the Gaesteatelier Hollufgard’s Tilsynekomster International Sculpture Symposium 2015. The intensive 10 day forum provided lively discourse and a fertile environment to develop project ideas for site-based works that will be further gestated leading to installation within the grounds of Hollufgard in June, 2016.

An exhibition of the project sketches and models is on view at the Gaesteatelier through October, 2015.

Additional documentation of the symposium’s proceedings are now online.

August 11 2015