Trellis: Constructions for Growth

This exhibition runs from March 18 to April 8, 2006 at Dyan Marie Projects located at 1444 Dupont Street, Unit 31 in Toronto. The show features the work of landscape architect Janet Rosenberg, public art artist John McKinnon, painter Douglas Walker, sculptor Mike Murphy, and digital media artists Napoleon Brousseau and the Seed Collective, acknowledging the city’s fragile green space and presenting imaginative contributions.

Rosenberg directs one of Canada’s leading landscape architecture firms, and has produced innovative landscape ideas that focus on possibilities for parks and gardens in the show. A founding member of the Mercer Union Gallery, McKinnon is responsible for numerous public art works in Toronto, and has contributed trellis drawings and a model to this exhibition. Walker’s landscape paintings explode the idea of the brush stroke to produce images of plants held up by armatures. Murphy combines plastic, wires, coloured mirrors, pipe cleaners and other sundry materials to make sculptures seemingly as temporary and fragile as the plant life they propose to support. Brousseau and Seed present an interactive work in which you can grow a tree with your cell phone. Additionally, on Saturday, April 1st at 2:00pm, the artists will give an artists’ talk and a presentation of their work. And finally, on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00pm, Mike Murphy and Gord High will perform Clockdinner: some sonic aspects of cooking purple vegetables.

Dyan Marie Projects presents curated and solo exhibitions that explore urban issues, ideas and reflections on contemporary culture. For more information, please visit, e-mail or call 416.536.4017.