Friday, January 22, 2016

Contemporary Art: Come Up To My Room 2016 #CUTMR2016 January 21 to 24 at the Gladstone Hotel Toronto


Contemporary Art:
Come Up To My Room 2016 #CUTMR2016
January 21 to 24, 2016
at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Check the link for Exhibition hours, parties & other events and tickets

You don't really need an excuse to visit the hip grandeur that is the Gladstone Hotel or any of its fine drinking and dining establishments but you might want to make a special point of visiting Parkdale's grande old dame this weekend for Come Up To My Room, an immersive art and design experience.

Come Up To My Room takes over parts of four floors of the hotel, featuring the work of both emerging and established artists, designers and collectives for a show that is fun and interactive.

Ambient by Mario Sabljak
Some of the highlights:

Virginiga Melnyk's fabulous tetrahedral sculptures in some of the open spaces of the hotel. They use reflective fabrics and nest along the ceilings.

Philaphobia, where you can explore nooks and crannies and you are invited to add to a modular sculpture.

The bright, beautiful reimagined objects of Carl&Rose, the brainchild of Suzanne Carlsen and Noah Rosen, award-winning artists who add texture, colour and fun to fans, vases, lamps and other household objects.

Equivalents, a lovely mixed media installation by Susan Dobson that immerses you in the slow movement of the clouds and sky.

Shelter Bay, a collection of stylish pendant lights by Rob Southcott and Sarah Cooper.

Style & Profile by Chinedu Ukabam
Style & Profile, artist Chinedu Ukabam's takeover of the bathroom. Inspired by his Nigerian roots, he highlights the crucial role of the African barber in shaping identity with playful touches like glasses that let you see "correctly" and looping African movies.

The Save Ferris Room - a loving recreation of Ferris Bueller's bedroom.

CUTMR 2016 Featured Artists
Bruno Billio, Carl&Rose Chiho Tokita; Chinedu Ukabam; F_RMlab; Galerie Youn; Iaboni Priftaj Design Associates; ialc; Interactive Arts; Invention Squad; Jessica Bromley Bartram; Lamers Bramm Design / LBD; Mario Sabljak; Matt MacDonald; Michael Neville; Nicole Beno; Plus Farm Collective; [R]ed[U]x Lab; Shelter Bay; Ryerson Artspace presents Archestra; Sara Nickelson & Studio WOOLF; Susan Dobson & Simone Ferkul; TAXA WORK; KLAUS presents Tom Dixon; The Racket Club; University of Waterloo School of Architecture / Prof. Elizabeth English and 3rd-year Architecture Students; Uufie; and Virginia Melnyk.

Exhibition Admission:
$10 | General admission (per day)
$25 | School groups book tours with lukus@gladstonehotel.com.
$5 | Student day on Jan 22  (with student id)

Paper City by IALC
The Save Ferris Room
Dodecahedrons by Christine Kim

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