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Grow Op 2016—Cultivating Curiosity

April 21 - April 24, 2016
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto

Gladstone Hotel Presents: Grow Op 2016 CULTIVATING CURIOSITY

An Exhibition on Urbanism, Landscape & Contemporary Art

April 21-24th, 2016

Opening Reception: April 22nd, 7-10pm

The Gladstone Hotel’s 4th annual Grow Op exhibition greets Earth Day and Spring with open arms from April 21st to 24th, 2016. Curators Christine Leu, Graham Teeple and Alan Webb shed new light on Grow Op 2016, with over 30 works that cultivate curiosity across a broad range of disciplines examining how humans and other species live within, without, and despite natural systems of growth and abundance, scarcity and decay.

This year’s Grow Op 2016 exhibition brings together a thought-provoking set of possibilities that reframe our understanding of the relationship between the urban and wild, culture and nature, and continues to look at urbanism and landscape through the trope of contemporary art and design. Building upon the foundation developed by landscape architect and Grow Op co-founder Victoria Taylor, Grow Op 2016 expands in its fourth year to feature collections of ecological curios from explorers, artists, farmers, landscape architects, anthropologists, advocates, historians, and healers.

The Gladstone Hotel’s position in Toronto as a cultural hub and creative incubator provides the exemplary environment for this 4-day exhibition which will include affiliated evening programming as well as on and off-site participatory activities.

Grow Op 2016 seeks to instigate a dialogue with guests with the intention of helping us make sense of our rapidly changing landscapes and identify nature’s persistence within our cultural environments, and to recognize how culture frames our very ideas of nature.

Grow Op 2016 Participants:

Adam Biehler, Rui Felix, Alan Poon + Noah Scheinman; Anna Bowen + Christina Kingsbury; Robert Cram; Daniel Griffin Hunt + Tiffany Schofield; Djuna Day; Deena DelZotto and Victoria Taylor; Design Build Grow Studio; Micah Donovan; D&S Projects; Shelly Dwyer; Jasmine Frolick + Robynne Redgrave; Stefanie Gogan; LandArtDesign Landscape Architects Inc.; Becky Lauzon; Ayelen Liberona + Natasha Myers; Michael Rennick; Michaela MacLeod; Monique Resnick; Nomadic Vision Studio; Kelly Norman of Dopamine Collective; David Perrett; Shari Kasman; Kara Stone; Toronto Flower Market; Quadrangle Architects (Ted Shore + David Takacs), [R]ed[U]x Lab, Wabi Sabi Collective


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