I can’t wait for July! I’ll be love lettering at the Art Now stage at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (one of the best weekends in Toronto all summer!) Such an honour!
I’m a huge fan of the Art Now project, ranging from sculpture to performance, that re-imagine the role of art as a connecting node between publics and spaces, as a form of creative engagement with our everyday lived experiences. YES PLEASE!
I’ll have a table at the stage at Nathan Phillips Square from 12:30-4:30 on Saturday July 5 and Sunday July 6. C’mon by and write a letter to the incredible art scene in this town.
More about the Art Now project:
Exploring the relationships between art, the quotidian, and public spaces, artists have been invited to create innovative site-specific projects that offer a sense of critical play between the audience, and the civic square and outdoor art fair environment. By simply situating less conventional, disenfranchised art disciplines within the more familiar context of a commercial art fair, Art Now inevitably encourages its audience to think about the meaning of art itself.
The works assembled participate in ongoing dialogues surrounding the current issues shaping contemporary art, and the role of art fairs as agents in the commercialization of art. These projects, ranging from sculpture to performance, reimagine the role of art as a connecting node between publics and spaces, as a form of creative engagement with our everyday lived experiences. Provocative, challenging, and stimulating, these original interdisciplinary projects animate Nathan Phillips Square by pushing the scale and artistic rigor of an art fair beyond a 10’x10’ tented space.