Thursday, October 27, 2011

Juliusson and Nurse at upArt: installation in progress

Installation is almost complete for our room at upArt, the alternative art fair opening tomorrow at the Gladstone Hotel. Lauren Nurse has made Habitat 67-inspired chrome birdhouse/condos, and Svava Thordis Juliusson offers a selection of her wall-and-ceiling-installed spikey, icy and pooling sculptures, upcycled from humble materials such as rope and cable ties. More to come, including icebergs, I am told.

All fitting for the theme of upArt 2011 : Nature/Culture

Opening Reception October 27 – 7-10pm
Exhibition Hours October 28-30 – 12-5pm
ArtStars* DVD Launch Party: October 29 – 7-10pm
Curators Talk and Tour Sunday October 30, 2pm
Admission $5

This year, upArt seeks to address interactions between nature and culture; offering an examination of the environmental chaos around us through a distinctly contemporary lens. The Gladstone’s annual contemporary art fair, upArt coincides with Art Toronto and has been a site of experimentation and emergent work for over 5 years. upArt offers visitors a fully immersive experience of site-specific projects by local, national, and international artists. upArt 2011 is curated by Laura Berzadi & Britt Welter-Nolan.

More info here.

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