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Primp and preen all you want in this ornate, silk screened room–we think Model Citizen is sure to put the ruffle in your feathers.
Allyson Mitchell is a maximalist artist working predominantly in sculpture, installation and film. You may also recognize her work from room 304, the Faux Naturelle Room here at the Gladstone.
Since 1997, Mitchell has been melding feminism and pop culture to play with contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography, and the body, largely through the use of reclaimed textile and abandoned craft.
Her work has exhibited in galleries and festivals across Canada, the US, Europe and East Asia. She has also performed extensively with Pretty Porky and Pissed Off, a fat performance troupe, as well as publishing both writing and music. She is an assistant Professor in the School of Women’s Studies at York University.
Allyson Mitchell’s work has been generously supported by the Chalmers Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Designed by furniture maker and design consultant, Heidi Earnshaw, Sugar Bush Room 401 is a peaceful and contemplative room that brings the freshness of a snow blanketed late winter maple forest into the quietest corner of the hotel.
With flashes of earthy green hinting at the coming of spring and a diffused horizon line carried around the room to separate the earth from the sky, the Sugar Bush room is an inviting retreat for any season.
Get to know Lolli Ursomarzo, half of the design team (together with Daniel Riitano) behind the Art Nouveau/Deco room 418, New Nouveau.
Lolli Ursomarzo has been playing with interior design ever since her mom let her move the living room sofa in 1986. A full time Pilates instructor, Lolli still manages to always find time to obsess over design. Other lovely preoccupations include writing and photography. Keeping a keen eye for detail, she believes, is a way of life!