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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


Planting Seeds for Grow Op

We’re back curating the upcoming installment of Grow Op 2017, now entering its fifth year at the Gladstone Hotel. The exhibition occupies a necessary place at the intersection of landscape, ecology, art and design, providing new ways of articulating our relationships to the urban, wild and rural world around us. The call for submissions closes in September!


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


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.

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.

 


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


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.

 

 



Reflections on 125 years

LeuWebb Projects was commissioned by the Gladstone Hotel to create the inaugural installation for their Melody Bar’s new revitalization. Coinciding with the hotel’s 125 year anniversary, our piece “Reflections on Rotation” draws on the Gladstone’s rich history for its inspiration while suggesting portals to new possibilities and unforeseen outcomes.

The work will be in place for the next several months but the public unveiling “125 THEN/NOW/NEXT” takes place tomorrow!

While in the bar, just look up and you will see it…

 

 


Cascadia at Grow Op

LeuWebb Projects will be presenting Cascadia, a sound-based installation at Grow Op: Exploring landscape and place, a four-day event that celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape and place across a broad range of creative practices.

Embedded into the Gladstone Hotel and its environs, from adventitious niches to feature rooms, Grow Op 2014 presents work that explores new territories. The projects symbiotically connect to tell stories about water, memory, urbanism, natural process, public space, everyday materiality, hunting, urbanism and rural food economies.

Opening reception is Friday, April 25, 2014,  7pm – 10pm. Be there and listen for Cascadia, washing down the hotel’s central staircase!

Special thanks to Bay Bloor Radio.