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One of our feature works for this years Nuit Blanche at the Gladstone Hotel is by Broken City Lab, who will be taking over the Gladstone facade.
No Rights / No Wrongs by Broken City Lab– No Rights / No Wrongs will aim to highlight and articulate a series of indecisive statements on ideas of civic responsibility, community development, and political participation through large-scale projections on the side of the Gladstone. Broken City Lab is an artist-led interdisciplinary collective and non-profit organization working to explore and unfold curiosities around locality, infrastructures, education, and creative practice leading towards civic change. Founded in 2008, BCL has exhibited, presented, and discussed their work across Canada.
By Jessica Baldanza – Gladstone Gallery intern
Valeriya Volkova is a relatively unknown illustrator, emerging as an artist through her website and blog. Viewing Valeriya’s artwork is like stepping into the charmingly colourful mind of a child. Her illustrations are intricate works depicting bizarre scenes, which evoke in the viewer humor, and maybe a little fear. Her works contain fantastical wizards, odd beasts, bizarre portraits, and whimsical landscapes. There is much to her work that leads me to believe that she won’t be unknown for much longer.
And in room 207 for this years year’s Nuit Blanche celebration at the Gladstone Hotel…
Archaean by Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea, Tahireh Lal, Marian Wihak – An immersive environment that explores the dense and evocative relationship between the city of Toronto and its glacial past, Archaeantraces the unfathomably vast history of our planet through a series of haunting interactive projections. Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea is a multidisciplinary Colombian-Canadian artist. His practice includes video, animation, painting, and drawing. Tahireh Lal’s works are primarily experimental narratives in video through which she explores identity, awareness, spiritual and physical energies. Marian Wihak is a multidisciplinary artist-designer working in film, television, theatre and visual art. Her work explores physical, psychic and symbolic phenomena. All three are currently completing the Interdisciplinary Masters of Art, Media and Design at OCAD University.
Also at this year’s Nuit Blanche celebration at the Gladstone Hotel, Amanda Nunes and her project Fortune-Ate.
Gladstone Gallery: Fortune-ate by Amanda Nunes – Traveling through the hallway at Gladstone, you will have the chance to explore the ideals and realities of others fortunes through a series of hanging fortune cookies. At 2am, the installation turns interactive. You will have the chance to tear down a fortune, break it open and see what’s in store. Get involved! Submit your own fortune at www.fortune-ate.com and have it be part of the exhibition. Amanda has always been fascinated by fortunes and the possibility of the future. She graduated from OCADU with a BDes in Illustration. As well as being a freelance illustrator, Amanda also facilitates art workshops, dabbles in web design and draws comics.