Archive for the art and design Tag

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Toronto Design Week 2015 begins with CUTMR

I only have time for some photos, but it should give you a sense of tonight’s preview of the Gladstone Hotel’s annual design exhibition, Come Up To My Room. Every year, the show (a significant part of Toronto Design Week, along with the TO DO Festival and IDS) showcases some of the city’s most innovative artists and designers. Toronto Design
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Grow Op: Meditations on Landscape at the Gladstone Hotel, Part One

I stopped by the Gladstone Hotel‘s latest design exhibition last night. Curated by landscape architect Victoria Taylor, it’s the inaugural year of Grow Op, a landscape-based exhibition of experimental works that seek to ‘uncover new ways of expression and meaning through projects that represent a wide range of approaches from the prosaic to the poetic, the elemental to the ephemeral.’
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Maria Fernanda Cardoso: Emu Wear

Check out my article in this month’s issue of Azure magazine, on the incredible Emu feather concoctions by Colombian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso. One of Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s Emu Wear pieces. Image: ifoundsometreasure.com Cardoso decided to investigate the Emu – the Australian, ostrich-like bird – as a way of relating to her new homeland, Australia. She began with feather sculptures
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Art and Design: Dealers who collect and artist Tony Oursler

Matthias Arndt and Tiffany Wood in their Berlin apartment. Image: artinfo.com This article about art dealers who collect design (is there anyone who doesn’t, anymore?) may leave you with a case of the too-coolies. Check out the article at ArtInfo HERE. VoCA thinks it’s time for a little (non-ironic) bad taste.