Robert Cram divides his time thinking about space as a practicing landscape architect, artist and curator. Matthew is a self-taught artist that works primarily in mixed media collage and sculpture and is a accomplished singer song-writer. Jesse is a local musician and visual artist whose primary mediums are drawing and painting. All three of are members of the Toronto-based Heretical Objects arts cooperative.
Sticks and Stone has been created for Grow Op’s Equinosh event in the hotel’s ballroom. The work animates and contrasts visual transitions in the early spring forest and city scape. The immersive installation has been constructed from branches compiled from Prince Edward and Simcoe,Grey-Bruce Counties and cast concrete branches from High Park. The suspended branches celebrate the equinox with light and shadow, offering cues to the juncture before eruption, the moment prior to metamorphosis.
GROW OP will be on public display at the Gladstone April 24 – 27, 2014
Curated by Victoria Taylor, and featuring 26 new projects, Grow Op 2014 is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative landscape and urban design event, celebrating innovative ideas and conceptual responses to sustainable placemaking across a broad range of creative practices.
For press and media inquiries please contact the Gladstone Hotel’s Managing Director – Artistic Projects, Britt Welter-Nolan