We’ve got your love-day gift giving covered with our next GH Marketplace: Objects of Desire. Curated by Uma Vespaziani, the market will feature more than 20 artists who work at the intersections of art, design, craft and fashion. Blurring the boundary between artwork and object, these artists demonstrate a unique balance between aesthetics and utility. Skip the generic roses, mass-produced jewellery and artificial chocolates and give an object of desire this February!
The presenting artists work in a range of mediums too; some identify more as designers and makers while others identify as artists who typically create non-functional works as photographers or painters. The goal of the market is to unpack the divides that typically stand between art and craft as well as utility and aesthetics, featuring works that blur these boundaries.
A notable vendor is our cover artist Leia Bryans, who primarily works in painting and drawing but will be featuring her hand-rendered work on tote bags sewn by the artist.
Another talented vendor is the collective Buddy Bodega (Kyle Berger, Joshua Advincula, Jalil Bokhari and more), who typically work across photography, fashion, and painting to produce functional objects outside of their typical mediums– from towels and bags to candles and puzzles.
We are also excited to include several artists from Montreal! Slow-fashion clothing line Hannah Isolde by Hannah Goodman and fashion and fibre art project Number Sixteen are among some of the Montreal-based artists who will be travelling to Toronto for Objects of Desire!
Come check out Objects of Desire and get your special someone an original gift that supports local makers.