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In the Queen Street Alcove of the Edward Day Gallery at 952 Queen St. W.
Returning for a second year, artists Rebecca Houston, Doris Purchase and Adriana Monti use the Canadian-made Northern Beaver Vending Machines to play with light. Houston sets the vending machine aglow, a mother ship that will birth a wearable spark for you to carry off into the night. Purchase asks the question “Whose Art Is It?”, highlighting
craft and the work of the hand with a glow-in-the-dark button. Monti using the pages of an English Thesaurus plays with words and Le Siècle des Lumières ideas. For $2, you can participate in disseminating light, seeding the dark as the installation gradually
relinquishes the torch to be carried by many hands.
The next installation of the Northern Beaver Gallery will be at Sign/Signified, the juried art show for students of York’s Fine Arts Program. A group of very talented students will fill pods for the machine. You could own a piece by an up and coming artist for just a few bucks!
At Artscape Triangle Gallery, March 1st to 18th, reception March 8th, 6-9pm.
Here are some pics from “My Show” up at York that included the vending machines as well as other sculpture:
Please come help empty the vending machines and get a nice stocking stuffer with a story behind it. The vending machines will be at City of Craft on Saturday and Sunday, and I’ll be hanging around too, so come say hi!