Thursday, July 27, 2006

square foot IV


I miss this event every year and always regret it. Don't be like me! Make sure to check out Square Foot IV, "a dynamic annual art exhibit, which showcases the work of hundreds of artists from the professional to novice" presented by AWOL Gallery.

Here's the concept:

Each participating artist creates a work in a 12x12 inch format (square foot, dig?). Then they are hung in a grid formation "of overwhelming proportions", which is what happens I guess when you hang 450 disparate objects d'art on the wall side-by-side. This is a non-juried exhibition and this year's show features artists from Canada, United States, Italy, The Netherlands as well as the U.K.

I asked AWOL about the craft factor, and they said that they have "a number of artists working in a crafty dimension with numerous textile and ceramic pieces included in the show." In past shows they've even had handmade jewellery incorporated in artworks. A couple of the crafty pieces in this year's show are made by Magda Trzaski ( and Jocelyn DeBackere (

See you there! (Perhaps this public declaration shall make it so!).

August 4th to 27th, 2006
Opening reception: Friday August 4th at 6pm
AWOL Gallery and Studios 76 & 78
Ossington Avenue, 1 block North of Queen Street West


Blogger krissy said...

i've missed this show everytime too! thanks for the heads-up.

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