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.