|Gas Up!: Dundas and Acorn by Liis Toliao and Paola Poletto, 2014|
|Gas Up!: Eglinton and Alameda by Liis Toliao and Paola Poletto, 2014|
|Gas Up!: Finch and Birchmount by Liis Toliao and Paola Poletto, 2014|
Matthew Blackett, Taylor Bosada, Department of Unusual Certainties, Sarah Dicks, Callan Field, Mark Kasumovic, Paola Poletto with Liis Toliao, Sarah Virag
Curated by Patrick Macaulay
Some might try to escape the angst of the inner city with the belief that the suburbs offer the space to achieve our dreams, but often end up with a long commute and a long driveway exactly like our neighbours’. Despite being surrounded by the conventions of suburban living, there are also the nonconformists who direct our attention to the changing dynamics of these communities. The artists in this exhibition challenge our presumptions of suburban sprawl. There is beauty to be found in the cul de sac, the loops and lollipops of the suburban streetscape, all of which contain the optimistic possibilities of vibrant street life, comfort and visual complexity.
– Patrick Macaulay, Director, Visual Arts