Friday, November 19, 2010
lisangart @ Methinks' HOLIDAY POPUP ART SHOP VILLAGE
December 10 - December 27
165 Augusta Ave
Project 165 is thrilled to present Methinks’ Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village: a contemporary art and craft showcase housed inside a life-size diorama, curated and art-directed by Ryan Ringer.
Shop Hours: December 10 - 27, 12 - 6pm daily
Closed: December 25, 26
Press Preview: Friday, December 10, 6 - 8pm
...Holiday Party: Friday, December 10, 8pm - 12am
This playful space of curiosity and wonder, featuring the work of 50-plus local and international creators, promises to take the drudgery out of the holiday gift-seeking experience, making it fun and memorable while giving new meaning to the term “presentation is everything.” More than an art and craft sale, the Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village is a conversation about quality, craft and the business of persuasion in Toronto’s art scene. Says Ringer: “This is a rare and special opportunity for a general audience not just to find a special stocking-stuffer but to consider the exhibition as a work of art. Moreover, it challenges traditional art sale formats and raises the bar for anyone working with the popup shop concept.”
Past Holiday PopUp Art Shop Projects include a replica of the livingroom-museum of the fictional curiosity collector Uncle Ronnie Graham (one of Ringer’s many alter egos), and a faux-stone-and-mortar Chris’mas cottage made of cardboard and papier-mâché. This year, Ringer and his specially chosen crew of collaborators will build not just one popup shop but an entire village of popup shops inside Project 165’s storefront exhibition space in Kensington Market.
For sale will be artist books, painting, ceramics, illustration, sculpture, dollies, greeting cards, fashion and home accessories, artist-performed dinners-for-two, dioramas, hand-printed t-shirts, posters and other one-of-a-kind finds.
Dana De Kuyper (Damned Dollies)
Eric Cheung (Orphans)
The Larry Sanders Collective
The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club
$20.00 - $200.00 (with some exceptions). New goodies will be added regularly.