Opening: Tuesday, November 19, 5 – 9 p.m.
Sara Angelucci, Barbara Astman, Adam David Brown, Michelle Gay, Ido Govrin, Vid Ingelevics, Jon Sasaki
In November 2013, the Koffler Gallery opens its highly anticipated new downtown venue at Artscape Youngplace with its inaugural exhibition – We’re in the Library.
School libraries are portals to new worlds of enchantment where some of our first journeys of discovery and self-awareness begin. Seven Toronto artists have been invited to create works responding to the history of the Koffler Gallery’s new exhibition space, formerly the library of the Shaw Street Public School. Exploring the notion of the school library as a place of exploration, intellectual inquiry, and social interaction, the artists articulate singular ways of engagement with the site’s context. With projects ranging from print to sculptural installation, sound, video and new technologies, they revisit childhood literary favourites and cultural icons, revel in the mysteries of encyclopedia illustrations, examine the communication of knowledge, and subvert idealized notions of education.
Curator: Mona Filip
The Koffler Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Image: Barbara Astman, The Fossil Book (detail), 2013.