A Carousel Magazine Special Project
WNDW, curated by Mark Laliberte, is a multi-site project that links a cross-section of Toronto's independent street-level window galleries for the first time — exploring how windows in downtown cores are transformed into 24-hour walk-by galleries.
Taking place throughout June, artists Robert Dayton, Larry Eisenstein, Happy Sleepy (the collaborative duo of Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra), Eunice Luk and Magda Trzaski take on these playful and sometimes challenging spaces, presenting five new, solo artworks united under a common curatorial umbrella.
WNDW is the latest installment of the Carousel Exhibition Series — occasional gallery shows that bring together groups of artists, who have, through their practice and aesthetic, strongly connected to the community developing around Carousel magazine — and each of the artists involved in this project appears in the pages of Carousel 29, out on newsstands in June. The article "The Gallery is Always Open" by Jason Paradiso appears in the issue as an accompaniment to the exhibition.
May 31 – Jun 24 WNDW1: Shadow God by Larry Eisenstein
@ Window Box at G1313 — 1313 Queen St W
While the ubiquitous Damien Hirst 'dot' eclipses all other marks, the Shadow God implodes the cannibalization of method and returns light to the medieval laboratories of craft.
Jun 01 – Jun 30 WNDW2: Braveland by Happy Sleepy
@ Fine & Dandy — 2017 Dundas St W
Braveland presents a pair of giant medals made of brightly painted cardboard and textiles and emblazoned with the phrases 'Forza' and 'Bon Courage'. Set in a fantastical, geometric landscape, the medals celebrate the viewer's many daily acts of courage.
Jun 01 – Jun 30 WNDW3: New Crust by Eunice Luk
@ Howard Park Institute — 2088 Dundas St W
New Crust describes the eruption of new land as a fantastical phenomenon. Mapped by imagery of creation, pseudo biology and extraterrestrial matter, Luk constructs a new landscape through painting and fugitive sculptures.
Jun 09 – Jul 13 WNDW4: The Canadian Romantic's Window Display by Robert Dayton
@ Roadside Attractions — 911 Davenport Rd
'The Canadian Romantic' is a larger-than-life character by artist and entertainer Robert Dayton that explores the grey area of impossibilities that intersect with Canada and romance. The Canadian Romantic's Window Display will revolve around these notions and this persona.
Jun 14 – Jul 27 WNDW5: Pulled Apart By Horses by Magda Trzaski
@ *Queenspecific — 787 Queen St W
Nature, mortality, still life composition and fairytale culture inform and inspire Magda Trzaski's mixed media work. For her *Queenspecific window exhibit, Pulled Apart By Horses, Trzaski will create one of her stylized, anthropomorphic figurative works at large-scale — a first for an artist who is well known for her petite, 'narrative-noir' shadowbox scenes.
Project Site: wndw-s.ca
Artists: euniceluk.com | happysleepy.com | larryeisenstein.com | magdatrzaski.com | robertdayton.com
Curator: marklaliberte.com | marklaliberte.tumblr.com
Venues: g1313.org | queenspecific.com | weseeinc.com
Carousel Magazine: carouselmagazine.ca | blog.carouselmagazine.ca | facebook.com/Carouselmagazine | twitter.com/CAROUSELmag
Media Inquiries: Mark Laliberte | 647.984.6946 | firstname.lastname@example.org