Mammalian Diving Reflex uses social relations as material to create socially engaged art. Our critically acclaimed works include Haircuts by Children, All the Sex I’ve Ever Had, and the Torontonians, our youth-succession division. Sanjay Ratnan, the founding member of the Torontonians, has collaborated with Mammalian on many projects such as Night Walks with Teenagers in Leeds and New Castle, UK.
Textures of Toronto is a collection of geological material from nine Toronto neighbourhoods (Jane and Finch, Lawrence Heights, Parkdale, Lakeshore, High Park, Danforth, Kensington Market, Malvern, Scarborough Village). With a team of local youth, we’ve investigated the cracks of sidewalks, the deepest ditches, and the dead cockroaches in the gutter, to show the unique textures of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods.
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.