Scott Scheidly‘s Pink Series…it speaks for itself.
- Food + Drink
By Stephanie Kruschen – Gladstone Gallery attendant
The Danish furniture company HAY recently released their 2012 catalogue, which takes a refreshingly quirky and artful approach to styling. Since the company’s furniture line was launched in 2003 they have been promoting the balance of simplicity with innovation and craftsmanship. Through the designs of their furniture, textiles and accessories, the company has remained committed to bridging design functionality with aesthetics.
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2012
Exhibition Dates: Nov 1, 2012 – Jan 27, 2013
Hard Twist, a juried show of work that celebrates the intimate, layered and complex relationship between people and textile, has become an important annual event within the Canadian fibre art community and a signature event for the Gladstone since 2006.
Participants range from established artists with impressive track records to students in the process of refining their focus. The works are tiny and huge, straightforward and complex, representational and abstract, and speak of things as disparate as biblical lyrics, global warming and the fate of dryer lint.
Each year, Co-curators Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell weave this wild diversity into a rich and complex tapestry inhabited by a powerful sense of human creativity.
Keita Morimoto‘s haunting portraits in which he has managed to perfectly harmonize the bizarre and the beautiful in his female subjects exaggerated features. Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, the recent OCAD graduate will be exhibiting in a solo show at the Gladstone in early 2013.
upArt at the Gladstone Hotel
Thursday October 25 to Sunday October 28, 2012 – Coincides with Toronto International Art Fair
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Gladstone Hotel is seeking innovative makers and thinkers to participate in our fourth annual contemporary art fair. Using the historic hotel as a platform for experimentation, upArt brings together local, national and international artists, curators, collectives, and galleries, to transform the space with site-specific installations and previously unseen work.
…Wendy W Fok (Artist, Architectural Designer and Urbanist) brilliantly crafted a series of simple sculptural elements, the ends of which cast shadows of some of the worlds best coastlines. It might have taken visitors to room 201 a little while to catch on but it was well worth the discovery.