Summer Arts Line-up In Shopping Centres Across Canada
Toronto, Canada – June 27, 2013 – Pattison Onestop announces the summer arts line-up playing in shopping centres across Canada with photography series, Girls from July 1 – July 14, 2013 followed by Cutting up Culture, a collection of contemporary collage works from August 5 – August 25, 2013.
“We have received such positive responses from communities across Canada about the Art in Transit programmes. I’m pleased to present this new summer shopping mall series, helping to energize and transform some of our public spaces,” said Sharon Switzer, Arts Programmer and Curator, Pattison Onestop.
The July exhibition Girls, reveals Canadian artist, Janieta Eyre’s new photography series exploring the promise of girls to the society in which they live. Eyre’s black and white portraits, in which the girls are the focus and subject paired with a shifting landscape, capture moments of transition, the hidden potential of girls just before they reach adulthood, and the sense of hope or possibility. Eyre has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. Upcoming exhibitions include “I should have begun with this” photo-paintings at Galerie Samuel Lallouz (Montreal, QC) and “Selected Poems” at Mulherin + Pollard Projects (NYC, NY).
Throughout August, Art in Transit presents Cutting up Culture an international exhibition of collage by artists – Beth Hoeckel (Baltimore, MA), Andre Bergamin (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul), Sandra Chevrier (Montreal, QC), Erin Case (Midland, MI) and Randy Grskovic (Toronto, ON).
Using popular media images sourced from cartoons, advertisements, journalism and fashion spreads, these five artists have shown how playful pastiche can be created through collage. Their diverse aesthetics, when combined with imagination, brings new meaning to these images, whether it is iconic, ironic, retrograde or obscure.
Cutting up Culture presents a selection of works that showcase the ways in which media imagery can manifest itself both conceptually and stylistically in contemporary collage practice. Curated by Sharon Switzer and Art in Transit intern, Zoé Noble Fox.
About Art in Transit – www.artintransit.ca
Art in Transit represents Pattison Onestop’s ongoing arts and culture programme, presenting thought-provoking projects that enhance our shared environment and transport commuters, shoppers and city-dwellers, if only momentarily, out of their daily routines.
Art in Transit programmes and initiatives currently running cross Canada include,
Poetry in Transit the newly launched year-long program on buses and Dear City, a community twitter project on billboards and mall screens. Continuing throughout the summer months on Pattison Outdoor’s largest Toronto media beacon are the winning entries from the inaugural OCAD U Student Billboard Competition, and on Pattison Onestop’s Toronto subway screens are Stroll City (June/July), Advice for the Living (July) and Art Responsibly, in partnership with Arts for Children and Youth (August).
Coming up in September – The 7th annual TUFF showcasing unique silent, one-minute films, videos and animations on Pattison Onestop’s Toronto platform subway screens. Named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s ‘20 Coolest Film Festivals’ in 2012, TUFF is North America’s largest commuter film festival. http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com
About Pattison Onestop – www.pattisononestop.com
Pattison Outdoor Advertising is Canada’s largest Out-of-Home advertising company, serving over 100 markets coast-to-coast. Pattison Onestop, a division of Pattison Outdoor, is a world leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH) for mass transit, mall, retail, hospitality, residential, office, and outdoor environments.
For more information contact:
Marie Nazar, Arts Publicist