IMAGINED SPACES : SPACES IMAGINED
July 14 - August 22 2016 • Markham House City Building Lab • 610 Markham St. Toronto
This exhibition explores 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 highlight 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 they programmed site-specific works in this iconic venue built on artificially constructed islands, a space currently in transition and calling out for ways in which it too can be re-imagined, they have been considering ideas of utopias, future visioning, nostalgia, urban design and city planning that have served as the seeds for this exhibition.
Max Dean, Sarah Graham, Annyen Lam, Bogdan Luca, Luke Painter,
Alex McLeod, Tom Ngo, Lyla Rye, Jennie Suddick and Jay Wilson.
Westbank Corp, Markham House City Building Lab, Wavelength Music
Photos by Priam Thomas.