This should be invisible

BrianJungen01-Var.jpg

Brian Jungen Art Show


I won't lie. I am no art expert so I rely on my groovy art friends to let me know the inside scoop. Here is a show that I heard about recently that looks really interesting.

By using "readymade objects as devices to merge paradoxical concepts," Vancouver artist Brian Jungen attempts to transform these items into a new "hybrid object" that both "affirms and negates" their mass-produced origin, as well as "charts an alternative destination" for them other than a landfill. His solo exhibition, "Cetology," features a giant sculpture formed as the skeleton of the endangered bowhead whale, which is suspended from a ceiling and fashioned from plastic lawn chairs....Jungen has also created startling replicas of Northwest Coast native masks constructed from disassembled Nike Air Jordan training shoes. His contemporary works are among those in highest demand for loans from the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Canada Council For The Arts.

When: starts Tuesday, March 28th (runs for a week)
Where: Art Metropole, 788 King Street West. (416) 703-4400

Thanks to Tonik for the tip.

Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts

Toronto ranked one of world's best cities for creatives to live and work in

Toronto is getting a tribute to its most famous dead raccoon

Prince Harry's 'Spare' just became Indigo's fastest-selling non-fiction book ever

One Night Only is putting a much-needed spotlight on Toronto's emerging arts scene

People in Toronto really don't like the depressing art at Union Station

Reese Witherspoon is a fan of this NY Times bestselling author who is also a Toronto resident

Local bars take over Toronto contemporary art museum on free Friday nights

Toronto woman's Christmas charcuterie tree is the toast of the internet