Desire Lines

Desire Lines is a visual art exhibition showcasing notable regional artists presenting artwork from a wide variety of disciplines and curated by Art Spin’s Layne Hinton & Rui Pimenta, organized by Art Spin in partnership with Waterfront Toronto.

This exhibition responds to themes that deal with the highly nuanced dynamic of placemaking and what constitutes the concept of home, as well as exploring our complex and storied relationship to our waterfront. Desire Lines is curated in both a massive 8000 sqft. warehouse and retired condo presentation centre with many works responding to the unique features of the space itself.

291 Lake Shore Boulevard East (just west of Parliament St.)
Look for a painted white warehouse. The exhibition is fully accessible. The space, which is just south of the Distillery District, can be accessed easily by bicycle from the Waterfront Trail, or by car via Queens Quay, there is a paid parking lot available on site.

Opening Night Reception & Party: Thursday, August 24, 7 pm – 1 am
Exhibition Runs: August 25 – September 3
Exhibition Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 pm – 8 pm, Sundays 12 pm – 6 pm

Karen Miranda Abel
Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins
Kaitlyn Bourden
Hannah Busse
Paul Chartrand
Nicole Clouston
Naomi Dodds
Anna Eyler
Chris Foster
Young & Giroux
Sarah Kernohan
Alex McLeod
Daniel Rotsztain
Sheldon Storey
Jessica Thalmann
Tough Guy Mountain

Opening Night Party – Thursday August 24, 7 pm – 1 am
Opening night features a unique screening of a film program, 7a*md8 On-Screen, programmed by Golboo Amani and Fransisco-Fernando Granados, along with a musical performances by T.Dot BANGERZ Brass programmed by Art Spin’s partners at CDR and a dance-floor friendly set by DJ General Eclectic.

Curator and Artist Talk – Saturday August 26, 3 pm – 4 pm
Join Art Spin curators Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta to walk through the exhibition and discuss some of the curatorial themes. Artists joining us to talk about their work – to be announced.

Presenting Partners:
Waterfront Toronto
Myseum of Toronto

Funding Partners:
Toronto Arts Council
Ontario Arts Council

In-Kind Partnerships:
Ed Video Media Arts Centre
Bike Pirates
Hoop Driver
Trip To The Moon
Everything but the Band

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