Public Art Competition Open House at Gallery 1313

The City of Toronto will host an Open House at Gallery 1313 to exhibit submissions for the second phase of a public art competition. Councillors Perks and Giambrone will join City staff and the public to view the proposals by four short listed artists, Vera Frenkel (Toronto), Isabelle Hayeur (Montreal), Luis Jacob (Toronto) and Ken Lum (Vancouver) whose conceptual designs for the public art work proposed for the Dufferin Underpass will go to the Jury on May 22nd.

Date: Wednesday, May 13

Time: 5 – 8 PM Open House

Location: Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West

Light refreshments will be served.

The outdoor public art work or art work series was commissioned by Toronto Cultural Services. It was requested that the conceptual proposals address, from both a historical and contemporary perspective, the unique social and cultural characteristics of Parkdale and West Queen West, two vibrant neighbourhoods that have a rich and colourful shared history. The artists were also asked to take into account the nature of the railway underpass as an industrial structure that functions as an architectonic yet transitory public space that is experienced at various speeds by pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and passengers on public transit.

The public is encouraged to leave comments about the exhibited submissions.