Site Visits: Investigating Intersections Between Visual Art and Architecture

Taking place from July 4 to August 16, 2008, this exhibition features projects by over a dozen artists, architects and designers spanning two galleries. The exhibition includes a multidisciplinary range of photo and video documentation, installations, drawings, multiples, and mixed-media constructions that have been inspired by, or created in direct response to architecture. The exhibition proposes that architecture be viewed not only as a built form, but as a cipher that can be used to examine a wide range of pertinent issues; from social policy to the appropriation of public space, from icons of Modernism to sites of catastrophe, from the rise of global development to urban nomadism. Architecture forms the lens through which we can examine the urgency and often the unease that underlines contemporary culture.

Featured at Queen’s Square will be the work of Adrian Blackwell (Toronto), Electroland (Los Angeles), In-Sun Kim (Kitchener), Julian Montague (Buffalo), Ana Rewakowicz (Montreal), Frank Shebageget (Ottawa) and Boja Vasic (Toronto). This collection is curated by Ivan Jurakic.

Featured at Design at Riverside is the work of Boym Partners (New York), Brad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg (Toronto), John Massey (Toronto), Paulette Phillips (Toronto), Penelope Umbrico (New York). This grouping is curated by Esther E. Shipman.

And lastly, the Design at Riverside windows features the work again of Adrian Blackwell (Toronto).

Cambridge Galleries exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours at Queen’s Square are Monday to Thursday from 9:30am to 8:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00pm. Gallery hours at Design at Riverside are Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

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