ERA Architects

I thought there were limits: An art show

This month and next, ERAer Josh Thorpe is participating in a group exhibition at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Toronto’s Hart House.

The show, I thought there were limits, curated by Julia Abraham, brings together five Toronto artists whose work plays with space and architecture: Karen Henderson, Yam Lau, Gordon Lebredt, Kika Thorne, and Josh Thorpe.

In assembling the show, Abraham sought a range of more and less site-specific works that engage the space in different ways: “Like a perpetually falling apple and the expanding ground beneath it, the artworks form a responsive relationship to their site and in so doing reveal specific architectural, temporal and virtual properties of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.”

Works in the show include subtle interventions into the wall, a photographic mural, proposals for strange architectural forms, a large fabric installation in tension, an audio recording, a painting of a toga, and temporary tattoos, among other things.

I thought there were limits runs until May 18, 2013, 12 to 5pm M-F, and 1 to 5pm Saturday.