Friday, January 22, 2016

Exhibit: Lucky 13 for CUTMR!

Gladstone Hotel's Come Up To My Room 2016 Art & Design Event Review

Last night I was thrilled to attend Gladstone Hotel's Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) media opening reception. CUTMR is one of my favourite annual art exhibition events at one of my favourite places in Toronto.

Life Moves Fast (Ferris Beuller's Bedroom) by The Racket Club from Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters
Life Moves Fast (Ferris Bueller's Bedroom) by The Racket Club
I'm always excited to see the new and unique ways artists and designers have transformed the Gladstone Hotel's rooms, hallways and open spaces. And I certainly wasn't disappointed this year.

Now in its thirteenth year, CUTMR has become a staple of the Toronto Offsite Design Festival and Toronto's alternative design scene. As always, both local and international artists are represented as well as established and emerging. Which is one of the reasons I love CUTMR - it's an event where all levels of artists and designers can participate which leads to a very interesting exhibition merging different artistic styles and ideas.

Life Moves Fast (Ferris Beuller's Bedroom) by The Racket Club from Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters
Life Moves Fast (Ferris Bueller's Bedroom) by The Racket Club
Life Moves Fast (Ferris Beuller's Bedroom) by The Racket Club from Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters
Life Moves Fast (Ferris Bueller's Bedroom) by The Racket Club
Style & Profile by Chinedu Ukabam from Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters
Style & Profile by Chinedu Ukabam
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters, Untitled, Idolization Space, Sara Nickleson, Studio Woolf
Untitled (Idolization Space) by Sara Nickleson and Studio Woolf
Several artists and designers are present during the event and visitors are encouraged to ask them questions and open a dialogue. Several of the highlights of the event was an exact replica of Ferris Beuller's bedroom from Ferris Beuller's Day Off as well as The tranquil Equivalents room, (The Moon Room). The exhibition spans the second, third, and fourth floors, as well as outside the hotel.

Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters, Overworld, Taxa Work
Overworld by Taxa Work
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters, Restoration Mediation, Michael Neville
Restoration Mediation by Michael Neville
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters, Equivalents, Susan Dobson, Simone Ferkul
Equivalents by Susan Dobson and Simone Ferkul
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters, Paper City, IALC
Paper City by IALC
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR2016) at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Culture, Art, Design, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Artmatters, Christine Kim
By Christine Kim
Come Up To My Room only runs until January 24, 2016 and general admission tickets start are $10. Please visit Come Up To My Room 2016 for more info.

P.s!: There are several talks and parties held at the Gladstone Hotel in conjunction with CUTMR2016 and TODO! Want to see more? Take a look back at CUTMR 2015 and CUTMR 2014!

P.s,
Melanie!

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