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 21-24 (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 – in a full-building takeover inspired by art and design. Let’s get to know each artist and their vision, shall we?
Meet Susan Dobson and Simone Ferkul | Equivalents | Room 207
This immersive mixed-media installation, inspired by photographer Alfred Stieglitz’s series Equivalents, encourages visitors to linger and embrace the act of slow looking. The use of projection, reflection, and mirroring takes visitors on a journey through time and space, evoking perceptual and environmental awareness through the act of concealing and revealing.
Susan Dobson is a photo-based artist. She is best known for her photographs and installations, many focusing on the theme of urban and suburban landscape. Simone Ferkul is an interior designer. She is passionate about expanding her definition of design beyond the physical space to become more multidisciplinary in nature.
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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