Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Exhibit: Gladstone Hotel Gets A Makeover, Again!

Gladstone Hotel's CUTMR 2015 Art &Design Event Review

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Gladstone Hotel's annual alternative design event Come Up To My Room 2015 (CUTMR 2015), which runs in conjunction with the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TODO) and the Interior Design Show (IDS).

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Look Into My Room by Bruno Billio
Now in its 12th year, CUTMR 2015 has become one of Toronto's premiere design events boasting over 4000 attendees and 140-character-inspiring-works of creativity.

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Ascent by Phil Irish
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Ascent by Phil Irish
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ALULA by Jacky Lac, Priscilla Lee, Julian Paulo Rodrigues
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ALULA (detail) by Jacky Lac, Priscilla Lee, Julian Paulo Rodrigues
New this year, CUTMR 2015 has extended its run to ten days with special events and exhibition hours throughout the duration. The event has also taken over all four floors of the hotel, including stairways and The Melody Bar, showcasing some of the city's most innovative contemporary art and design talents.

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From Now Until The End, And Now Again by Fareena Chanda
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From Now Until The End, And Now Again (detail) by Fareena Chanda
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X by Annie Tung
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X (detail) by Annie Tung
The Gladstone Hotel is one of my favourite places in Toronto, and CUTMR is one of the reasons. I loved CUTMR 2014 and this year's event has surpassed my expectations. From the thought provoking to the tantalizing, CUTMR 2015 has it all. A definite must see!

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Common Thread (detail) by Sander Freedman, Andrew Chernykh, Riyad Bacchus
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Fibre Optic/Radiant Light (detail) by Lizz Aston
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It's Cold! It's Cold! Caged and Breezy by MAW Collective
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In A Space (detail) curated by Carla Poirier
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Orange Crush by  DTAH
Come Up To My Room 2015 runs until January 25, 2015 and admission is $10. Please visit CUTMR 2015 for more information and event schedule.

P.s!: Can't make it to CUTMR before January 25th? Don't worry, you can visit the installations on the 3rd and 4th floors until March 29, 2015, daily from 12pm - 5pm!

P.s,
Melanie!

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