Art Spin exhibition displays winning CBN poster
Words and photos by David Keogh
The seemingly abandoned Tower Automotive building at 158 Sterling Road, came to life Thursday, August 29 as the Fourth annual Art Spin Exhibition rolled into this ten-story gem in the west-end.
Michael Toke’s “We are Happy” video- sculpture’s echoing voices were made possible by the building’s spiraling stair case.
“Floating in the Eye of the Storm,” a mixed-media wire installation by Lois Schklar could not keep these four friends from discussing things up close.
Bradley Emsley’s Pen and Ink bicycle (below) took first place in the Community Bike Network (CBN) Poster Project. Our entire city was drawn in the bike, complete with the cranes that have become a constant feature of the Toronto skyline. All of the works were then raffled off by tickets sold at the bar.
Things spilled outside where throngs of people and bikes mingled. Bike parking was at a premium and everywhere you looked more bikes rolled in.
The Tower Building made a great screen for Dave Colangelo and Patricio Davilla’s projection of B&W industrial films.
Organizers thanked the large crowd and acknowledged the many artists and volunteers that worked on this year’s event.
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