Sunday, November 2, 2008

City Renewal

Though we're settling into our beautiful new space nicely, we haven't forgotten about our old hood, so it's exciting to hear about a new show about to open on Lisgar Street: A CITY RENEWAL PROJECT:

November 4 - 23, 2008
Opening November 7, 7 - 11 pm

Red Bull 381 Projects is pleased to announce a large-scale, site-specific collaborative installation by fauxreel and Specter. A City Renewal Project blends the wallpapered photography techniques of fauxreel with the graphic and painterly approach of Specter as they recreate a neighborhood full of abandoned storefronts inside a 4000 square foot warehouse at 39 Lisgar Avenue in Toronto. The project focuses on the state of decay within the city, renewing these dilapidated buildings as artistic monuments and documenting their history amidst the gentrified frenzy of urban change.

In addition to the exhibition, Red Bull will be hosting Marc & Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective for a talk at the Red Bull 381 Projects gallery space, 381 Queen Street West, Suite 200, on Saturday November 8, 2008 from 7 - 10 pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to ensure a spot.

For more information or to make an appointment for an advance viewing please contact Elissa McGillivray •

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