press release

Opening Party: October 24th, 8pm Artist talk by Michel de Broin: 7:00pm

The just-announced winner of the 2007 Sobey Art Award Michel de Broin presents "Shared Propulsion Car", an '86 Buick Regal stripped of its engine, suspension, transmission and electrical system and outfitted with 4 independent pedal and gear mechanisms. The vehicle retains the illusion of the mass-produced luxury automobile, but is reduced to a shell that now has a top speed of 15km per hour. Presented in the gallery as a sculptural work, the car is accompanied by a video of the work in action. Periodically it will leave the gallery space and passersby will be invited to help pedal the car through traffic.

A few weeks after transforming the building at the top of our street for Nuit Blanche, Janet Morton returns to create a dense ivory mass of plush tangled vines a foot deep, clinging to the back gallery wall. With monochromatic materials varying in tone and texture, the artist creates a seductive wall garden that combines gentle humour with subtle critique.

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Michel de Broin / Janet Morton

Front Gallery: Shared Propulsion Car Michel de Broin
Back Gallery: overgrown Janet Morton