Review: Losing Parkdale at the Ontario Crafts Council.

February 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Dennis Lin

Even though the Ontario Crafts Council sits right on the periphery of the Parkdale neighbourhood, the gallery’s current exhibition, which is aptly tiled Losing Parkdale, readily calls attention to an issue that has become so commonplace in Toronto, that it tends to fly under the radar. The point of departure for Losing Parkdale is the urban gentrification of one of the city’s most diverse areas and the subsequent movement of Toronto based artists out of studio spaces that they’ve occupied for years. The exhibition’s pieces are not explicitly linked to the problem of workshops being disturbed, as curator Joel Robson instead aims to show off the woodworking talents that these studios have fostered. « Read the rest of this entry »

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