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Green Hills Discovery – Alex McLeod
Green Hills Discovery Alex McLeod Toronto-based digital artist Alex McLeod uses 3D software to create hyper-real images mixing dense woodland and over-built structures into blended new landscapes. The still and animated scenes he creates are both familiar and fantastical, challenging perceptions of what is real versus imagined. In Green Hills Discovery, McLeod melds time as well as space to create a place between two worlds. Skyscrapers are planted into the earth as closely as the stylized spruce trees that tower…
The Gardiner Expressway, Lakeshore Boulevard, and the Bentway, 2018 – Michael Awad
The Gardiner Expressway, Lakeshore Boulevard, and the Bentway, 2018 Michael Awad Monumental, efficient, controversial – for the last sixty years the Gardiner Expressway has meant many things to Toronto, as a structure that both connects and divides. This contentious piece of concrete has been endlessly driven, debated, and deconstructed, yet never visualized as a whole until now. The Gardiner Expressway, Lakeshore Boulevard, and The Bentway, 2018, is the latest addition to Michael Awad’s Entire City Project, an intensive photographic exploration…
Iconic Site (#5) – Sans façon
Iconic Site (#5) Sans façon Sans façon is an international art practice via Calgary that responds to the ever-changing relationship between people and place. Their neon piece Iconic Site was created as a response to the situation of many cities, where massive waves of new developments have changed the face of our urban environment, often replacing the character of the place with hollow words and meaningless sentences. Originally developed as a commission for the Centre for the Urban Built Environment in…