IMAGINED SPACES : SPACES IMAGINED

July 14 - August 22 2016   •   Markham House City Building Lab   •   610 Markham St. Toronto

This exhibition explored notions of placemaking and how this impacts us in a time of accelerated change. Through photographs, drawings, animation, paper works, painting, and sculpture, the works in this show highlighted how artists have been inspired by architectural practices, urban planning and the sheer force of their imaginations, as a means to explore both real and impossible spaces.


Later in 2016 Art Spin presented in/future, a multidisciplinary art and music festival on the West Island of Ontario Place. As we programmed site-specific works in that iconic venue built on artificially constructed islands, a space in transition and calling out for ways in which it too could be re-imagined, we had been considering ideas of utopias, future visioning, nostalgia, urban design and city planning that served as the seeds for this exhibition.

ARTISTS

 

Max Dean, Sarah Graham, Annyen Lam, Bogdan Luca, Luke Painter,

Alex McLeod, Tom Ngo, Lyla Rye, Jennie Suddick and Jay Wilson

PARTNERS

Westbank Corp, Markham House City Building Lab, Wavelength Music, Staropramen, CycleTO

PHOTOS

Photos by Priam Thomas.

(left) Crystal Palace Warehouse by Luke Painter and (right) Greenblackslick by Jay Wilson

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Greenblackslick by Jay Wilson

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Greenblackslick by Jay Wilson

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Greenblackslick by Jay Wilson

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Eaves (selection of 5, various dimensions) by Lyla Rye

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Eaves (selection of 5, various dimensions) by Lyla Rye

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Eaves (selection of 5, various dimensions) by Lyla Rye

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(left) Eaves (selection of 5, various dimensions) by Lyla Rye, (centre) The Prototype by Bogdan Luca, (right) Rowhouse by Tom Ngo

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(left) The Prototype by Bogdan Luca, (right) Rowhouse by Tom Ngo

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Rowhouse by Tom Ngo

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(left) Rowhouse by Tom Ngo, (centre) Mountain, and Dropping In, by Max Dean, (right) Crystal Palace Warehouse by Luke Painter

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(left) Mountain, (right) Dropping In, by Max Dean

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(left) Rebuilding Toronto (Yorkville) and Rebuilding Vancouver (West End) by Sara Graham, (right) Magic Eye 3 by Alex McLeod

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Magic Eye 3 by Alex McLeod

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Atwater by Luke Painter

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Querent by Bogdan Luca

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(left) Building Forms / Parts of Things by Annyen Lam, (centre) Floor Plans: The Phaeton, The Barouche, The Stanhope and the Cabriolet by Jennie Suddick

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Floor Plans: The Phaeton, The Barouche, The Stanhope and the Cabriolet by Jennie Suddick

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Floor Plans: The Phaeton, The Barouche, The Stanhope and the Cabriolet by Jennie Suddick

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Building Forms by Annyen Lam

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Building Forms by Annyen Lam

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Malibu, by Luke Painter

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Malibu, by Luke Painter

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(left) Floor Plans: The Phaeton, The Barouche, The Stanhope and the Cabriolet by Jennie Suddick, (right) Malibu, by Luke Painter

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PARTNERS

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