Look behind storage locker doors to discover immersive art projects...
OCTOBER 11 - 21
1655 DUPONT st.
Curated by Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta
Presented by Art Spin in partnership with TAS
Holding Patterns, an exhibition curated and presented by Art Spin will transform the Planet Storage facility at 1655 Dupont St. from October 11th - 21st. The exhibition, presented in partnership with TAS will animate a series of storage lockers with commissioned and site-specific art projects.
Recognizing the shifts and upheavals often associated with storage lockers, Holding Patterns explores movement, space, belonging, material culture, and transition. The exhibition investigates consumerism and the glorification of materialism, and touches on forms of marginalization in reference to issues of site-lessness, connoted by storage facilities. Storage lockers often house a unique range of objects from the precious to the useless, their contents acting as a metaphor for memory and forgetting, or the conscious and unconscious. Drawing together these varied realities of space, storage, excess, and access, Holding Patterns examines not only the personal stories, but the histories of urban development and community migration that accompany them.
In 2010 Art Spin presented their first-ever group exhibition in the same industrial building where Holding Patterns will be presented, animating a 10,000 sq ft. space. This time they are opting for a smaller footprint through a series of 5x5 to 10x20 units, and are excited to revisit this building in their tenth year of programming.
Opening Night: Thursday October 11th, 6-11pm
Roll-a-thon: Guided tours for mobility-device users
Thursday October 11th, 5pm & 6pm
Artist & Curator Talk and Tour: Saturday October 20th, 3pm
Exhibition runs: October 12th - October 21st
Exhibition Hours: Sat & Sun: 12pm - 6pm
Mon & Tues: Closed
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 3pm - 9pm
Exhibition and related events are all FREE!
Art Spin will be accepting PWYC donations at the door to assist
with exhibition costs
Mitchell Akiyama & David Bobier presented by the Deaf Culture Centre
The Dream Video Project
Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea
Kristina Guison presented by SAVAC
Danielle Hyde presented by Creative Users Projects
Taimaz Moslemian & Naomi Dodds
Heather Nicol and Rebecca Campbell
PALACIT Design Studio
Lejb Pilanski & Sean Wainsteim
Michael M Simon
Catherine Telford-Keogh presented by Bunker 2
aislinn thomas presented by Tangled Art & Disability
talk and tour
SATURDAY OCT. 20th
3pm - 4:30pm at Planet Storage
1655 Dupont St. Toronto
Join Art Spin curators Layne Hinton & Rui Pimenta, guest curator Sean Lee, and artists Valentin Brown, Serena Lee, Taimaz Moslemian & Naomi Dodds, and Roula Partheniou for a special tour of the show and a talk about selected projects
SATURDAY OCT. 20th
12 - 2pm at Tangled Art & Disability, 401 Richmond St. W, Suite S-122
Visit our friends at Tangled Art & Disability for an artist talk by aislinn thomas, and learn more about both her project 'Three Windows' that is a part of Holding Patterns and the exhibition Flourishing at Tangled Arts.
presented by Creative Users
Friday, Oct. 19: 3-9pm
Sunday, Oct. 21: 12-6pm
presented by SAVAC
Saturday, Oct. 20: 12-6pm
Sunday, Oct. 21: 12-4pm & 4:30-6:30pm