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Gallery Space: Store Window Holiday Hacks

December 29th: This Week in the Gallery Space -

As we hover in the limbo between Boxing day and New Year's -- now dubbed "Boxing Week" by retailers -- every shop window has got some kind of flashy sign annoucing their big holiday blow-out (say what?) deals. Enough so, that it's inspired artists to get into a little window decorating themselves.

Two notable windows to check out this week are:

Sleepwalker Projects by Toronto artist, Fedora Romita. On now, 'til January 5, 2007 at 787 Queen W (street level, beside Dufflet Pastries)

In this exhib, Romita returns every night, after dark, to re-poster the Sleepwalkerer space with new work and a different textual message for the day.

Vid Ingelevics' Inconvenience Store, 2006, on now until Jan 18.
This short, looped video work is being shown in the window of the 24/7 Convenience Gallery (58 Lansdowne Ave, 1 block N of Queen). The work looks back to the history of local convenience stores in T.O., which were once found amidst residential neighbourhoods, but have since moved out onto the main streets.

See you in 2007. Happy New Year everyone.


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