Orest Tataryn is a practicing artist / designer / curator who has developed a specific path in the direction of using light as his expressive medium. This occupation started in 1988 with a neon shop which became the foundation for the guerrilla art collective “Skunkworks / Outlaw Neon”. Most of his early mandate revolved around elevating the reputation of neon light work in the art/design community as well as being a resource for the execution of projects involving different forms of lighting. That adventure brought about the blending of two technical disciplines; neon lampworking and Venetian glass blowing.
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event. CUTMR invites artists and designers to show us what goes on inside their heads. Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imaginations, making CUTMR one of the most exciting shows in Toronto. January 24 – 27, 2013.