Phil Irish holds degrees from York (MFA) and Guelph (BA). He has exhibited at artist-run, public, and commercial galleries. His work was featured at the Quebec City Biennial, and shortlisted for the Kingston Prize. He has developed new work at residencies in Quebec, Newfoundland, and most recently The Banff Centre.
Ascent occupies the entire grand stairway, culminating on the 4th floor. The images of mountains and pipelines, sublime peaks and peak oil are drawn from research at The Banff Centre and the oil sands. The rugged paintings are sliced and spliced, evoking the struggle of societal and personal transformation.
Come Up To My Room 2015 (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s 12th annual alternative design event. 25 installations, 40 artists, and 4000 visitors, and with an extended run of 10 days! 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. The exhibition, curated by Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Caitlin Plewes, as been running for over a decade and was voted the People’s Choice for the 2014 Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
CUTMR’15 runs from January 16th to 25th, 2015 / $10 General of $15 Festival Pass / Monday to Friday from 12pm to 5pm / Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm
Design Pirates: Thursday Jan 15th 8pm *
Opening Party: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015 from 7pm – 10pm
Music Events: Friday Jan 16th & Thurs Jan 22nd, 9pm – 2am *
Closing Party: Saturday Jan 25th, 7pm – 10pm
Love Design Party: Saturday, Jan 24th, 10pm – 2am
*Additional entry fees may apply.