WNDW — Toronto : June 2012
— a CAROUSEL Magazine Special Project
Toronto / June, 2012
By flipping the concept of the art gallery inside-out, window galleries expose people of all ages, backgrounds and histories to a diverse selection of work utilizing a wide range of media. They allow the public to experience contemporary, experimental art comfortably and conveniently. The preconceptions of art gallery etiquette and protocol become non-issues at street level. There’s no threshold to cross. There’s no dress code in effect. The intimidation and boundaries of a traditional gallery disappear. Only the art remains.
— excerpted from “The Gallery is Always Open”
by Jason Paradiso / CAROUSEL 29
Participating Artists + Window Galleries:
Jun 09 – Jul 13
Robert Dayton @ Roadside Attractions (911 Davenport Rd)
May 31 – Jun 24
Larry Eisenstein @ Window Box at Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen St W)
Jun 01 – 30
Happy Sleepy @ Fine & Dandy (2017 Dundas St W)
Jun 01 – 30
Eunice Luk @ Howard Park Institute (2088 Dundas St W)
The latest installment of the Carousel Exhibition Series (occasional gallery shows that bring together groups of artists, who have, through their practice and aesthetic, strongly connected to the community developing around CAROUSEL magazine), WNDW is a multi-site project that links a cross-section of Toronto’s independent street-level window galleries for the first time, exploring how vacant windows in downtown cores are being transformed into unquestionably accessible, 24-hour walk-by galleries.
Taking place throughout June, artists Robert Dayton, Larry Eisenstein, Happy Sleepy (the collaborative duo of Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra), Eunice Luk and Magda Trzaski take on these playful and sometimes challenging spaces, presenting five solo artworks united under a common curatorial umbrella.
>>> An opening reception for this multi-site project will be held at Gallery 1313 on Thu May 31, 7pm!
>>> More info at: wndw-s.ca