Exhibition Announcement: Braveland by Happy Sleepy part of WNDW

Bon Courage
"Bon Courage" detail from Braveland. Window gallery installation by Magda Wojtyra and Marc Ngui. Cardboard, acrylic gouache, textile, wire, gold spray paint, fishing line, 120" x 72" 38", 2012

“Bon Courage” detail from Braveland. Window gallery installation by Magda Wojtyra and Marc Ngui. Cardboard, acrylic gouache, textile, wire, gold spray paint, fishing line, 120″ x 72″ 38″, 2012

Happy Sleepy will soon have a new show! We are busy working on Braveland, an installation for the Fine & Dandy window gallery in June.

Braveland presents a pair of giant medals made of brightly painted cardboard and textiles and emblazoned with the phrases “Forza” and “Bon Courage”. Set in a fantastical, geometric landscape, the medals celebrate the viewer’s many daily acts of courage.

Fine & Dandy
2017 Dundas St West, Toronto, Canada
1 to 30 June 2012 | open 24 hours, 7 days

Opening Reception: Thursday, 31 May 2012
Gallery 1313
1313 Queen Street West | 7 pm

For more installation details: Braveland exhibition page.

WNDW, part of Carousel Exhibition Series

Curated by Marc Laliberte.

The Carousel Exhibition Series presents occasional gallery shows that bring together groups of artists who have, through their practice and aesthetic, strongly connected to the community developing around CAROUSEL magazine.

By flipping the concept of the art gallery inside-out, window galleries expose people of all ages, backgrounds and histories to a diverse selection of work utilizing a wide range of media. They allow the public to experience contemporary, experimental art comfortably and conveniently. The preconceptions of art gallery etiquette and protocol become non-issues at street level. There’s no threshold to cross. There’s no dress code in effect. The intimidation and boundaries of a traditional gallery disappear. Only the art remains.

– excerpted from “The Gallery is Always Open” by Jason Paradiso, CAROUSEL 29

WNDW is a multi-site project that links a cross-section of Toronto’s independent street-level window galleries for the first time, exploring how vacant windows in downtown cores are being transformed into unquestionably accessible, 24-hour walk-by galleries.

Braveland at Fine and Dandy, June 2012

Textiles used in the making of the sculptures.

Participating Artists

Each artist appears in CAROUSEL 29
Robert Dayton
Larry Eisenstein
Happy Sleepy (aka Marc Ngui and Magda Wojtyra)
Eunice Luk
Magda Trzaski

For more exhibition details: WNDW website

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