Sisley Leung is a designer, architectural technologist, illustrator, and model maker who is inspired by simple, relevant sustainable designs that set high standards in craftsmanship. As a child, Sisley loved spending time at her desk creating “art” with anything she was able to find. Today, you will find her collaborating with different designers and going on adventures around the city to find inspiration.
Creatures of Comfort is a series of tiny installations peaking through the nooks and crannies of the Gladstone, suggesting that it is not only humans who reside in the historic hotel. Each object reveals something of the whimsical lifestyle of these tiny residents who live a parallel existence in the same space. They use hot air balloons to go to the next floor, gondolas to cross halls, and they have concerts on the mouldings of the archways. But each and every element represents something more – each is a metaphor for Sisley’s life. The hot air balloon represents love, the gondola represents friendship, the doors represent opportunities, and much more. This installation can be found scattered throughout the ground and second floors.
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) Toronto’s largest alternative design show enters a new decade with new initiatives and a diverse lineup of local and national talent: 25 installations, 60 artists, and 4000 visitors, all in under 4 days. Gladstone Managing Director of Art, Britt Welter-Nolan is joined by three new curatorial forces: Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Elise Hodson.
CUTMR11: Thurs Jan 23 – Sun 26, 2014
- Opening Reception: Sat Jan 25, 2014 | 7-11pm
- Hours: Thurs 6-8pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm
- Price: $10 ($5 for students on January 24th)