Right now the Housepaint art exhibit (click HERE for previous post) I was invovled with this past summer has been installed in the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum)
If street art is found within the walls of a museum, can we still find something in this vibrant international art movement that can be respected as critical and exceptional art? This exhibition, driven by the street artists themselves, is a distillation of the spontaneity, spirit of collaboration, accessibility and social consciousness from which street art has emerged. Housepaint at the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the ROM is the first exhibition of street art in a major Canadian museum, an open-ended exhibition and experiment. Through the run of the exhibition, every month-and-a-half another street artist will be invited to respond and add to the canvas houses from Tent City and the previous art work in the sequence -- layering the exhibition with meaning and building organic connections between the works.
At the end of the exhbition the canvas houses will be auctioned for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. Please register at http://www.housepaint.ca for programming updates.
STARSHIP / GENE PENDON (HVW8) | SPECTER / GABRIEL REESE | ROYAL / DIXON / JUAN CARLOS NORIA | OTHER / DEREK SHAMUS MEHAFFEY | LEASE / LISA MANSFIELD | FAUXREEL / DAN BERGERON | EVOKE / PATRICK THOMPSON | ELICSER ELLIOT | EGR / ERICA GOSICH ROSE | DSTRBO / DAN BULLER (HVW8) | CASE / RYAN MACKEEN | CANT 4 / AMANDA MARIE
ICC Guest Curator
Starting December 13th, 2008
Institute for Contemporary Culture - Roloff Beny Gallery
4th Floor, Royal Ontario Museum
Free with ROM Admission
Roloff Beny Gallery, 4th Floor, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
I happen to have two panels in this installation(unofficially), so I am very excited and proud to have my work showing in one of the largest galleries in Canada alongside these amazing artists. There has been additional work created since the original installation took place at The LuminaTO event this summer, so even if you saw that, you should definitely come see this second viewing of the work. If looks amazing!
-here is some really great press from the facebook group as well
Street art exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum looks at poverty, homelessness - Yahoo! Canada News
Azure :: The House Painters
There is a facebook group for it HERE