Please join us for the opening of an exhibition of sculpture by the members of the studio. May 10th, 6-8:30PM, at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, 500 Church Street, Toronto
Dear friends and colleagues,
During the past few months I’ve been busy creating an ambitious new work that I will be showcasing in my upcoming solo exhibition at New Art Project in London, England.
I’m delighted to be opening my studio doors to share my project with everyone here in Toronto before my creation is crated and shipped off to the UK. Please join me on Sunday March 4 from 12:00 – 3:00pm to visit, chat and see what I’ve been up too.
When Phyllis Lipman joined the studio in 2003, she was not only immediately hooked by the studio and it’s members, but she also enlivened the space with her grace, talent, good humour, and beauty. Phyllis was one the most expressive sculptors I have encountered, who possessed an innate talent for sculpture. She mined her her own life to create works with a vigour that was enviable at any age. Phyllis was an inspiring woman, who infused everything with her zeal for life. Even after her diagnosis Phyllis chose to host a party for the studio members which sadly was the last of the many occasions we enjoyed in her company. She shall be dearly missed.
The Art Gallery of Ontario is deeply grateful to The Lindy Green Family Charitable Foundation for naming the Al Green Gallery – an extraordinary gift in honour
of her father and his meaningful legacy at the AGO.
The second tour took place at Zahner. “For over 120 years Zahner has pushed the limits of metal craft and design. Truly at the intersection of art and architecture their team of expert artisans, engineers, and craftspeople bring decades of knowledge to each project with a focused, collaborative approach.” They have worked with such architects like Frank Gehry and the late Zaha Hadid, along with numerous sculptors ie: Jan Hendrix, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Anthony Howe, Suikang Zhao and the late Sol LeWitt. Their concerns go beyond the fabrication and Installation with Metalabs a Zahner affliliate to ensure the longevity of their metal works through maintenance and restoration services. They are in the final phase of their new office building. Not ones to do anything in a less than extraordinarily innovated way, they willingly test their new concepts on themselves with the aluminum and zinc clad structure. The interior space is spectacular with an exposed sculptural structure, raised metal rimmed compressed concrete tiles that hide wires, heating etc. that can be reconfigured if needed. Unfortunately my pictures do not do the exterior justice, as the shadowed ripples were not visible to the naked eye. Coincidentally the president of the company parents live in Toronto around St Clair Avenue West. azahner.com