Built in 1920, the Tower Automotive building had an industrious history in aluminum, sheet-casting and automotive parts. In 2005 it was designated a heritage site and then shortly thereafter, closed. For years the ten story historic structure sat abandoned, occasionally accessed by trespassing graffiti artists, photographers and urban explorers alike.
The Fourth Annual Art Spin Exhibition takes its cue from the building it will occupy, featuring works that explore its industrial heritage and history of neglect and decay while highlighting the disappearance of Toronto’s industrial past.
This group exhibition curated by Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta of Art Spin features works in various mediums including site-specific installation, sculpture, painting, photography, new media, and performance art.
The Tower Automotive building is located at 158 Sterling Rd. (West of Lansdowne, North of Dundas).
Opening night reception from 7pm-1am on Thursday August 29th
Exhibition runs August 30th – September 1st.
Hours are 12pm-7pm Friday and Saturday, 12pm-5pm on Sunday.
John Haney & Carey Jernigan
Jennifer Rose Sciarrino
Art performances by Rui Amaral and Derek Kwan (created by Derek Liddington) and by Johannes Zits. Large-scale outdoor projections by Dave Colangelo and Patricio Davila. With Faye Mullen and her nomadic studio crate, and Navid Taslimi with interactive bicycle races. Live music for the night by Program.
Art Spin would like to acknowledge support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, as well as Castle Point Realty Partners and Kronenbourg. More thanks to Niki Dracos from General Hardware Contemporary, Daniel Faria, and Anne O’Callaghan.
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