Monday, May 21, 2012

Contact at the Alliance Française Gallery


Far Between
Elisa Julia Gilmour / Gemma Warren

May 1–June 1

Alliance Française Gallery
24 Spadina Rd
Toronto M5R 2S7

Mon–Thu, 9:30–6:30pm
Fri, 9:30–4pm

Simultaneously form and space, water is a tangible element that—through light, time, and motion—is subject to temporal and spatial transformation. The human body can displace water but is also vulnerable to its force. This slow and meditative installation creates a space in which both co-exist, one continually disrupting the other, each equally malleable and fragile in its own way.

Visually enveloping, the installation removes the viewer's awareness of the outside world by transforming the white cube into a swimming tank. Five projections play simultaneously as a figure moves through the water, never appearing in more than one location at the same time. The submerged form—an extension of the viewer—symbolizes the unpredictability of human experience. The artists make compelling use of the grainy and unrefined aesthetic of 16mm film to create a dark, cyclical, and immersive viewing experience.

This exhibition is the result of an award program presented in partnership with Ryerson University, Alliance Française and CONTACT. Far Between was selected by a jury from proposals by third and fourth year Ryerson University Image Art students. Gilmour and Warren were subsequently mentored by CONTACT’s Artistic Project Manager, Persilia Caton.

All the Photography Festival here !

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Luis Jacob's Spirits of the Grotto

You are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting event of Luis Jacob's new installation for the Dufferin Underpass!

Here are the details:

Luis Jacob - Spirits of the Grotto
Dufferin Underpass Public Art Installation
City of Toronto Dedication Event

Date:               Friday, May 18
Time:              5:00 - 5:30 pm
Place:              Dufferin Amphitheatre (parkette), 1266 Queen Street West

City of Toronto Councillors Ana Bailão (Ward 18) and Gord Perks (Ward 14) join internationally renowned Toronto artist Luis Jacob for a dedication of his new Dufferin Underpass public art project, Spirits of the Grotto. The public is also invited to this event.

Part of Toronto's Public Art program, the work consists of 34 perforated-metal panels bearing colourful mosaic designs in the shape of eyes gazing down on passing cars, cyclists and pedestrians. For more information on this project please visit:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

More Piet Oudolf's: The Boon Family Garden

Piet Oudolf's idealized nature

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