January 15-21, 2018

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Infill

Dates

Mon, Jan 15, 2018 —

Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Type

Window Installations


Location

Opticianado Eyewear

2919 Dundas Street West

Accessible

Admission

Free


Participants

Chris Foster

Description

‘Infill’ is a series of small sculptures and prints developed over the last two years. Inspired by urban decay and development in Toronto’s core, the works start with building debris from Tommy Thompson Park – the man-made peninsula, also known as the Leslie Street Spit, where the city of Toronto dumps surplus fill from development sites within the city. Artifacts collected from the spit are used as a foundation for miniature to-scale scaffolding, working off of the patterns, colours and forms in each of the objects. These architectural additions frame and compliment the objects, elevating them through a shift in context and scale. The works have a tongue in cheek sense of humour, wandering the line bordering serious and absurd, investigating banal subject matter from daily life. They allow an entry point for the viewer into broader conversations about development, reuse and renewal at a time when urban development and regional demographics are in rapid transformation.

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