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location: Toronto, Canada







A series of site-specific temporary sculptural installations utilizing the ubiquitous condo sandwich board advertisements found on street corners throughout the city of Toronto.

These works, installed along Parliament Street between St. Jamestown and Regent Park, playfully nod to the current state of affairs in Toronto's overheated condo and housing market, reference the plywood material that the sandwich boards are comprised of through the design and execution of the works, and also mash and rehash the existing ads to comment on the role of advertising in public space.

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artist: Fauxreel
location: Toronto








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artist: Jerm IX
location: Toronto, Canada



I've frequently featured Dan Bergeron/ Fauxreel's street work on unurth, partly because I love his aesthetic, but I'm also really into his thought process: he engages the city, its people, communities and the fabric of the buildings. You can read about his approach in the interview I did with him recently.

I'm really happy the 'Face of the City' series that's worked so well outside has successfully made the leap into a gallery context; Dan's created a series of portraits enhanced by the color and character of the underlying wood.

The show opens today (Sep 10th) at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto.








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artist: Dan Bergeron / Fauxreel
location: Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto (details here)



















Fauxreel's latest project is a great fusion of art with its environment & the community:

"The Don Valley Brickworks operated for nearly 100 years and provided bricks used to construct many well-known Toronto landmarks such as Casa Loma, Osgoode Hall, Massey Hall and the Ontario Legislature. In 1928 the factory was sold and the name changed to the Toronto Brick Company. This change in ownership also saw the factory reach peak production of 25 million bricks per year.The kilns have been closed since 1984 and the property is currently owned and being revitalized by Evergreen.

With some initial leads thanks to filmmaker Catherine Annau, I was able to make contact with some of the former workers who were employed when the factory shut down in 1984.
I visited each subject at the their home and I shot portraits of these proud men and installed their images in the factory's Kiln Building.

To create the brick pattern, I worked with my assistant, Joe Cornfield, to cut everything out on-site as the bricks were of different sizes and the mortar various widths and heights. An arduous task for sure, but a testament to the men who helped to build Toronto, brick by brick."


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artist: Fauxreel
location: Toronto



 
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