TOWER AUTOMOTIVE Building exhibition

The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition, August 2013

In the historic Tower Automotive Building

August 29th - September 1st 2013

Built in 1920, the Tower Automotive building had an industrious history in aluminum, sheet-casting and automotive parts. In 2005 it was designated a heritage site and then shortly thereafter, closed. For years the ten story historic structure sat abandoned, occasionally accessed by trespassing graffiti artists, photographers and urban explorers alike. 

 

The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition took its cue from the building it occupied, featuring works that explore its industrial heritage and history of neglect and decay while highlighting the disappearance of Toronto’s industrial past. 

 

This group exhibition curated by Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta of Art Spin featured works in various mediums including site-specific installation, sculpture, painting, photography, new media, and performance art.

 

The Tower Automotive building is located at 158 Sterling Rd. (West of Lansdowne, North of Dundas).

 

Opening night reception from 7pm-1am on Thursday August 29th

Exhibition ran August 30th - September 1st.

Hours were 12pm-7pm Friday and Saturday, 12pm-5pm on Sunday.

Vuk Dragojevic • Martie Giefert • Mary Grisey • John Haney & Carey Jernigan • Markus Heckmann • Layne Hinton • Caroline Larsen • Celia Neubauer • Kal Mansur • Noel Middleton • John Oswald • Geoffrey Pugen • Lois Schklar • Jennifer Rose Sciarrino • Michael Toke • Elinor Whidden • Jinny Yu

Art performances by Rui Amaral and Derek Kwan (created by Derek Liddington) and by Johannes Zits. Large-scale outdoor projections by Dave Colangelo and Patricio Davila. With Faye Mullen and her nomadic studio crate, and Navid Taslimi with interactive bicycle races. Live music for the night by Programm.

Art Spin would like to acknowledge support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, as well as Castle Point Realty Partners and Kronenbourg. More thanks to Niki Dracos from General Hardware Contemporary, Daniel Faria from Daniel Faria Gallery, and Anne O’Callaghan.

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Invite to the Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition.

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The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition.

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Performance artist Faye Mullen with her piece commissioned for Art Spin, the Studio Crate, parked outside the Tower Automotive Building.

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Site-specific projections on the Tower Automotive Building by Dave Colangelo and Patricio Davila. Photo by Vic Gedris.

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Site-specific projections on the Tower Automotive Building by Dave Colangelo and Patricio Davila. Photo by Vic Gedris.

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Performance by Derek Kwan and Rui Amaral created by Derek Liddington. Photo by Vic Gedris.

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Interactive bicycle races, Goldsprints, by Navid Taslimi.

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Interactive bicycle races, Goldsprints, by Navid Taslimi.

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Music for the opening by Programm.

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Projections by Dave Colangelo and Patricio Davila.

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Viewers catch Markus Heckmann's installation in the old freight elevator shaft.

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People gather around Vuk Dragojevic's animation.

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The opening of the Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition.

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Folded Facet 2 by Jennifer Rose Sciarrino. Photo by Vic Gedris.

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The opening of The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition. Photo by Vic Gedris.

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The opening of The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition.

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The opening of The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition.

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The setting for a performance piece by Johannes Zits.

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'Abandon' - a performance piece by Johannes Zits.

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'Abandon' - a performance piece by Johannes Zits.

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The setting for Johannes Zits' performance.

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The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition.

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'Ghost Barn' by John Haney and Carey Jernigan.

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'Ghost Barn' by John Haney and Carey Jernigan.

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'Ghost Barn' by John Haney and Carey Jernigan.

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'OUT POST' by Kal Mansur in the foreground with 'Ghost Barn' by John Haney and Carey Jernigan in the background.

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'OUT POST' by Kal Mansur.

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'OUT POST' by Kal Mansur.

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Projection in the foreground, 'I,I,I,I,' by Vuk Dragojevic.

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'I,I,I,I,' by Vuk Dragojevic.

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The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition.

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'Untitled' by Jinny Yu.

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Caroline Larsen and Jinny Yu.

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'Sound the Alarm' a painting by Caroline Larsen.

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'Sound the Alarm' a painting by Caroline Larsen.

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The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition.

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Detail of Lois Schklar's 'Floating Into the Eye of the Storm'.

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Lois Schklar, Caroline Larsen and Jinny Yu.

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Detail of Lois Schklar's 'Floating Into the Eye of the Storm'.

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Martie Giefert, Celia Neubauer and Lois Schklar.

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