The Artist Project @ The Queen Elizabeth Building-April 21-24, 2022
Artist Project returned April 21-24, 2022 to Toronto, bringing together over 200 Canadian independent artists showcasing their work under one roof. The yearly event was held at the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place, the art fair invited visitors to meet artists, learning the stories behind their artworks with opportunities to buy directly from them and support the next generation of culture in Canada. Attracting curators, gallerists, designers, seasoned collectors and first-time art buyers, Artist Project always creates an amazing gallery-style experience that invites the public to discover new talent. The event programming included interactive installations, an emerging artist competition and, for the first time, a live fashion show featuring local fashion designers in collaboration with Fashion Art Toronto.
This year, Artist Project chose Nathan Eugene Carson to create an entrance installation consisting of a 40 ft long salon of hanging artwork. The art form morphed and change as patrons could purchase Carson’s art directly from the installation while new works were added, creating a dynamic experience for all who pass through the doors. Carson is a Canadian Artist from Hamilton, Ontario who draws and paints works on paper, populated with richly pigmented figures and animals, often presented in fields of black. Inspired by life growing and transforming around him, Carson translates personal observation into visual sensation.
Live Fashion Show by Fashion Art Toronto
Unique to this year’s Artist Project, Fashion Art Toronto debuted works from 2 emerging designers during a live fashion show on Thursday April 21, at 7:00 PM. The chosen designers included Ayimach, led by Artistic Director Jason Baerg, who used cultural references of Indigenous materials and pallets and Meesh, by Micheline Wedderburn.
We would like to thank Faulhaber Communications for the invitation to The Artist Project.