Monday, October 1, 2018
Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017 review
ON THE COVER (Oct. 2017): Transitory night
November 2nd, 2017 · No Comments
The Annex played host to several installations late last month for Nuit Blanche Toronto. Nine artists contributed to OnePath Toronto, a group exhibition that explored ideas of identity and nationhood through large-scale and interactive installations on the grounds of Spadina Museum. In Ephemerality (above), a multi-media installation founded on the Greek concept of all things being transitory, Barbara Cook asks if our efforts to improve the environmental condition of Canada and the earth ultimately be transitory.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Nuit Blanche 2018
at Spadina MuseumSeptember 29, 2018
Sunset to Sunrise
This evening dress is created from many miniature female sculptures in various clothing, costumes, body shapes, colour, race, classes, cultures, religions and ethnicities. These labels are brought together into one item, this dress to represent women. One item of equity through fields of endeavor, accomplishments and ideals; our lives as human beings.
barren Paper Mâché sculpture represents what we feel inside ourselves as
humans. Beyond our makeup, earrings, hair colour and even our style. Who are we
but our thoughts and deeds!
MASKS represent the many
faces a person may wear in their lifetime and sometimes in just one day. But
like anything else, they can be removed and stowed away for another day.
Barbara Cook is a multimedia
artist working out of her studio in Toronto. She has been involved in Nuit
Blanche on the grounds of the Spadina Museum as artist/curator/manager from
2008 to 2018. Barbara exhibits her art in and around the Toronto area. More
recently, she has made sculptural contributions to the Toronto Zoo in support
of their conservation efforts.
Sadrolhefazi, is a Mosaic and Stained Glass Artist, as well as an art instructor and art lover. She is the creator of
these MASKS and the other
work in mosaic and stained glass in the greenhouse south of this museum house.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
part of OnePath Toronto
on the grounds of the Spadina Museum
Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017
The Ephemerality is a multi-media installation founded on the Greek concept of
all things being transitory, existing only briefly. Will our efforts to improve the
environmental condition of Canada, and ultimately the earth, be transitory? This
installation can be seen as capturing an instant in the ever-changing landscape
and environmental state of Canada.