Adrienne Hall is an artist and designer whose practice takes the form of installation, making and social research. Her work explores individual and collective relationships with place and landscape, investigating perception, experience, self and sense of place. Adrienne is a graduate of the landscape architecture program at the University of Guelph.
Place is a malleable and relative concept. As we experience a place, our body registers a range of sensory stimuli – scents in the air; the temperature on skin; sounds far and distant; the ground’s texture underfoot. We identify a place because of what it imparts to our senses and the emotional responses associated.
Visitors are invited to experience a forest as it is smelled, heard and felt, but not seen. Independent of visual cues, visitors may recollect experiences in similar geographies and are asked to question the difference between the lived experience of place and place as it is remembered and imagined.
Gladstone Hotel is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Gladstone Grow Op, a five day exhibition celebrating innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape, gardens, art and place making under the theme: culture of landscape. Grow Op 2015 will facilitate a cross-disciplinary forum across a broad range of creative practices within the vibrant setting of Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. Grow Op, as one of the most intriguing annual exhibitions in Toronto, encourages a wide range of perspectives and dialogues around landscape and place; challenging our understanding of nature and the built environment around us. #GROWOP2015
Thursday, April 23rd – Sunday, April 26th, 2015 | Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-10pm, Sat. and Sun. 11am-5pm | Opening Reception: Friday, April 24th, 2015 | $10
For all Grow Op events and parties see our Grow Op event page.