Come Up To My Room is Toronto’s biggest alternative art and design event, and it’s coming to the Gladstone for the 13th year in a row from Jan 21-41 (RSVP on our Facebook Page Here!) We’re inviting everyone to come inside the hotel’s storied suites and see them transformed by the vision of each artist/designer. It’s what the Gladstone is all about – collaboration, alchemy, trust + risk and community. Let’s get to know each artist and their vision, shall we?
Galerie Youn presents Dear Human, Jay Dart and Christine Kim | Fourth Floor Public Space
Galerie Youn focuses on building bridges between local, national and international emerging to mid-career contemporary artists. It is located in the dynamic and creative Mile End district of Montreal. Director Juno Youn, originally from South Korea, is a graduate of OCAD who previously ran SPIN Gallery in Toronto, 1999-2007.
Jay Dart recently begun creating installation pieces based on his two-dimensional narrative works, the most recent of which can be seen in his recent book Wanderer of Yawnder from Galerie Youn. He received a BA from the University of Guelph’s Fine Art programme. Jay lives and draws in Ashburn, Ontario.
Dear Human – Montréal-based Dear Human was founded by Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell in 2011. The studio works in various domains that include public space projects, product design and the applied arts. The collaboration is rooted in their common interests in craft traditions, sustainable making, and unconventional material (re)use.
Christine Kim is a Toronto-based artist who works primarily in illustration and cut paper collage, such as the paper dodecahedrons exhibited at CUTMR.. Her work explores issues of boundaries. Through her artwork she speaks to a sense of being uprooted, displaced, circling around borderlines both permeable and permanent.
Come Up to My Room (CUTMR) was conceived in 2004 by Christina Zeidler and Pamila Matharu as a vehicle for experimentation and interaction within the fields of art and design. In it’s 13th year, new curators Jana Macalik and Nuria Montblanch have reengaged with the heritage of CUTMR, focusing on the spatial sensory experiences and design as the medium. #CUTMR2016 will be exhibiting on all four floors of the historical Gladstone Hotel from January 21st to 24th. More details about this year’s show and events Here!
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