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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.


Nature’s Wild Backyard

We’re pleased to announce that we’re creating a new public artwork for the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Our piece Animal Family will be integrated into the new Urban Barn as part of the zoo’s Nature’s Wild Backyard revitalization. The redevelopment’s design by the Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative has already won an award and the real thing will be well worth a visit once it’s complete. We’ll keep you posted as our project develops.


Artpark 16

We spent a fine Canada Day in Denmark in the company of our friends at Gaestatelier Hollufgard. We were there to mount our pieces A Veil of Skavgraes and A Bell Rings in the Forest (the latter with Floyd K. Stein). With carefully packed luggage in tow, the Veil made its way overseas with us for final assembly on site. The trip allowed us to realize the pieces we conceived at the previous summer’s Tilsynekomster (Appearances) symposium for the Artpark 16 exhibition. The outdoor show will run through November, 2016.


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.


Seeking Submissions

LeuWebb Projects is curating the upcoming Grow Op 2016 exhibition at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel. Grow Op is seeking proposals that employ the tools of art, craft and design to reframe our understanding of the shifting boundaries between urban and wild, culture and nature.

Can we use the lake to commute to work? Will local food be able to feed us all? What if pigs were our composters? How did that bear get into my backyard?

From community gardening initiatives to experimental landscapes to disruptive art projects, we seek proposals from individuals and collectives whose work engages with landscape, place and habitats with the goal of creating an experiential exhibition of high quality that is evocative and inspiring.

The historic Gladstone Hotel offers a unique venue to engage a large audience in a dialogue about the qualities and meaning behind the designed and altered landscape, from the condo balcony to the public square and territories beyond.

One of the most intriguing annual exhibitions in Toronto, Grow Op encourages an array of perspectives and dialogues that challenge our perceptions of nature, the built environment and our influences on both.

The submission call is open through to September 30, 2015.

 

 


Catylising Creativity

Our friends from Ross Curtner and Scott Baker from Adjacent Possibilities talked about working with LeuWebb Projects and offered lessons learned for models of engagement between artists and non-artists alike as part of their discussion at the Creative Catalyst Symposium on Art & Social Innovation.

In conversation with artist, researcher and professor Filiz Klassen, the Weathering Climate Change: Bridging Art and Innovation talk examined how we can meaningfully connect the worlds of innovation with art and culture to address complex social issues like climate change.

 


Opening Eyes in Toronto

A recurring aspect in our work is water, its liquid and fluidity, its presence and absence. We were invited to speak about this in pechakucha format at the Open Eyes Toronto event Water: Tiny Talks on Big Issues. The evening featured talks by artists, scientists and activists on/about/and related to water and its many forms.

Image by Joanne Frisch.



At the Melting Point

Tonight’s the big night in Toronto- Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014. After much preparation, Melting Point is ready.

Brave the cold and come to historic Fort York to experience our project live!

And if you can’t make it tonight, don’t worry, the piece has been selected for a special extended exhibition through to October 13th.


All Night, Alright

We’re happy to finally be able to share the news that we’ll be presenting Melting Point, a new responsive landscape art work at this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche!

The installation will be at Toronto’s historic Fort York, in a zone curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora.

We’re working with long time collaborators Jeff Lee and Omar Khan to put together this large scale piece that integrates light, sound and responsive technologies.

More details to follow…