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Grow Op 2018



The Gladstone Hotel’s 6th Annual Urbanism, Landscape and Contemporary Art Exhibition
April 18-22, 2018

Get the ultimate Grow Op 2018 experience. Book an artist designed hotel room using code GROWOP from April 18-22 and get two complimentary Grow Op tickets and breakfast on us! Book now.

Grow Op at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel celebrates its sixth year in the spring of 2018 as an exhibition of art and design that cultivates ideas across a broad range of disciplines, examining how humans and other species live within and without natural systems of growth, change, abundance, scarcity, decay and life. In 2018, we contemplate AFTER THE FLOOD.

What lies beyond once the floodwaters recede? What emerges once the smoke clears? As cataclysmic climate events multiply in tandem with our species’ continuously expanding footprint, we are re-conceiving our relationships with the organic and inorganic world around us in unprecedented ways.

The Gladstone Hotel is also pleased to announce it’s First International Artist Residency as part of Grow Op 2018. Residency Created and supported by the Gladstone Hotel, in partnership with Artscape Gibraltar Point Funded in part by Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts (TFVA) “Founders Achievement Award”.  Beginning on Toronto Island (at Artscape Gibraltar Point) and then fully-realized in the Gladstone’s 2nd floor Gallery, the residency welcomes Emily Jan (California, USA), and Adrian Stimson (Siksika / Blackfoot Nation, Alberta). The residency is specifically aimed at supporting the creative exploration and collaboration between a Canadian and an International artist in response to the curatorial theme for Grow Op 2018.

Grow Op 2018 Participants: +AB (Allison Home-Douglas + Bohden Tymchuk), Laura Berman, J. Damron, Dawn George, Emily Guo, Emily Jan, [R]ed[U]x Lab, Eureka League (Doug Donald, Claire Ironside + Ruth Spitzer), Teresa Mak, Annette Hegel + Deborah Margo, Hana Rotchild, Tammy Salzl, Lauren Schaffer, Adrienne Scott, Adrian Stimson, Ryan Phyper, Nadia Galati, Jennie Suddick and Sara Udow (Crazy Dames), Claire Kurtin + Sneha Sumanth, Sean Tamblyn, Jill Price, Ryan Van Der Hout

Grow Op 2018 Curators: LeuWebb Projects (Christine Leu & Alan Webb) with Lukus Toane

Grow Op 2018 Jurors: Victoria Taylor; Landscape Architect, Grow Op Co-Founder Karen Miranda Abel; Artist, three-time Grow Op award winner Ben Watt-Meyer; Landscape Architect + Grow Op award winner Andrea Mantin; Instructor and landscape architect Lukus Toane; Director of Exhibitions (Gladstone Hotel): Ex-officio

Wed April 18: 7–9pm
Thurs April 19: 11am–8pm
Fri April 20: 11am–10pm (Opening Party 7-10pm)
Sat April 21: 10am–9pm
Sun April 22: 10am–5pm
ADMISSION: General: $10 / Student: $5 (Friday only with valid student ID) / Free School Groups sponsored by Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect (April 19+20 Advance booking only) / Family of 4: $25
Grow Op Artist Talks: Thurs. Apr. 19, 8-10PM Opening: Fri. Apr. 20th, 7-10pm
Grow Op Clothing Swap: Sat. Apr. 21st, 10am-3pm
Gladstone Earth Day Flea: Sun. Apr. 22, 10-4pm

See highlights from Grow Op 2017 + Grow Op 2016 , 2015, 2014