‘Come Up To My Room’ Art Exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel

This is an art exhibition not to be missed! Gladstone Hotel’s 11th annual Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) – running January 23rd through 26th – enters its second decade as Toronto’s biggest alternative design event.

Curated this year by Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram, Elise Hodson and Britt Welter-Nolan, CUTMR is the Gladstone’s marquee, self-produced design event that bends disciplinary boundaries and explores new ground each year. A surprise until the day before it opens, the show inspires over 4,000 attendees with mind-bending and awe-inspiring works of creativity.

This year’s exhibition includes…

  • Taking inspiration from the Gladstone itself, Nathan Whitford and Sarah Keenlyside illuminate the façade to reveal the architectural bones beneath
  • Rollout confronts the constraints of a historic building where their wallpaper cannot go on the walls
  • Throughout the building, Sisley Leung’s mouse-sized hotel amenities and Ana Jofre’s life-sized marionettes question who else makes use of the hotel
  • A secretive collaboration between resident artist Bruno Billio and studio resident, the Department of Unusual Certainties, is bound to surprise with new sounds
  • The Torontonians, the Teenagers in Residence, and Mammalian Diving Reflex present a manic, hyper teen aesthetic in ‘GET OUT OF MY ROOM’
  • Experiences of fantasy and reality, inside and out, private and public are mediated by the Escapespace installation that emerges onto Queen Street, Currentform’s responsive hotel entrance, Natasha Basacchi + Aliya Tejani’s interactive bathroom, and A Zero’s Fall of the Walled Garden
  • Connect to other times and places with Victoria Taylor and Linda Dervishaj’s Emergent Structures, SPAM Collective’s Touched, and Andrew Foerster’s city of ramshackle sheds and raw mean villains
  • Installations by Jordan Evans, Ryla Jakelski + Evan Jerry with Lois Weinthal (RSID), KRDW, Kathleen Wicks, Shannon Scanlan, Claire Scherzinger, and Christine Kim and Vanathy Ganesharajah (pictured below) explore materiality and sense of place
  • ‘Making’ is celebrated in furniture and lighting throughout the hotel by Wayne Muma, Jennifer Rong, Sheridan College, Bettie Cott and Megan Blake, Hilary Hayes and Tim Richards
  • The ‘making’ continues with Collage Parties hosted by the Collage Collective

The Come Up To My Room schedule also includes a special events including….

  • Eyes on Design w/ Stephen Eyes: Thursday, January 23rd, 8pm in the Ballroom, Admission is $10
  • Collage Party in the Melody Bar: Saturday, January 25th, 10am to 4pm
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 25th, 7pm to 11pm
  • Love Design Party: Saturday, January 25th, 10pm to 2:30am, Free Admission
  • Collage Party in the Melody Bar: Sunday, January 26th, 3pm to 6pm

The Gladstone Hotel is located at 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto. For full details  on this upcoming exhibition please visit www.comeuptomyroom.com

 

CHRISTINE KIM AND VANATHY GANESHARAJAH

CHRISTINE KIM AND VANATHY GANESHARAJAH

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