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Art Walk & Talk | Guild Park & Gardens and Doris McCarthy Gallery

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Guild Park and Gardens

201 Guildwood Parkway

Toronto, ON M1P 4N7

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Join us for an afternoon of art at Guild Park & Gardens and the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough!

The program begins at 2 pm at Guild Park & Gardens (201 Guildwood Parkway), where curator Bojana Videkanic and John Mason (Friends of Guild Park & Gardens) will lead a guided walk, focusing on the site’s art and architectural features, and its role in the development of the Doris McCarthy Gallery exhibition 'Unsettling'. Following the walk, visitors are invited to the Doris McCarthy Gallery to view the exhibition, and for an artist talk by Duorama at 4:15 pm.

A free shuttle bus will run between the DMG and Guild Park – visitors may join the shuttle bus at either location (there is free parking available at Guild Park). See the full schedule below. Space on the bus is limited, first come, first served.

The walk at Guild Park will go forward rain or shine. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather.

Registration for this program is appreciated, but not necessary.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

1:30 pm -- Pick up at U of T Scarborough (Scarborough Circle, pick up/drop off loop), depart to Guild Park
3:45 pm -- Pick up at Guild Park, depart to U of T Scarborough (DMG)
5 pm -- Pick up at U of T Scarborough, depart to Guild Park

Presented in conjunction with the Doris McCarthy Gallery exhibition ‘Unsettling’.

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

‘Unsettling’
September 5 – October 21, 2017
Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough

Works by Basil AlZeri, Lori Blondeau, Duorama (Paul Couillard & Ed Johnson), Terrance Houle, Lisa Myers

Curated by Bojana Videkanic

‘Unsettling’ seeks to trouble the narrative of the 150th anniversary of Canada by presenting alternate stories of national identity. The artists in ‘Unsettling’ -- Basil AlZeri, Lori Blondeau, Duorama (Paul Couillard & Ed Johnson), Terrance Houle and Lisa Myers -- offer subtle and not so subtle gestures of reversal, of questioning, of disturbance, inviting viewers to pause and think about the space and place they occupy. The exhibition explores themes ranging from the Indigenous history of Scarborough to the proliferation of Modernism, from immigration to urban sprawl, and the underlying tensions between ecology and human intervention, with works that stand perhaps in opposition to presumptive understandings of what Canada is, and the land on which we live.

Generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts and U of T's Affinity Partner TD Insurance.

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