King East Design District Life.Style.Fair is a festival celebrating contemporary design.
This year’s event was last Saturday and these are some of the things I saw as I walked King Street East that day:
below: Frederick Street painting collaboration, organized by George Brown College School of Design students.
below: What do you like about Toronto? This man was writing “Rob Ford” as I took the picture.
In hindsight, maybe I should have written something like “is not the mayor” beside it?
Some of the other things people wrote include, coffee shops, bikes, freedom, trees, TTC and lovebot.
below: The Beauchamp Art Gallery had strips of dried acrylic paint hanging from the ceiling that you could walk through.
below: Also at the Beauchamp Gallery, artist Mike Hammer was creating a colourful painting consisting of blobs of acrylic paint. The blobs flattened as additional drops of paint were added on top. The paint flowed over the edge and created stripes.
below: Cubeworks studio demo. Yes, she really does hand twist each Rubiks Cube into the colour pattern needed for the artwork. This particular picture, of a gnome face, requires 500 cubes. The algorithms for solving the cube are online so you can teach yourself and become a Rubiks Cube artist!
below: Painting by Jessica Gorlicky. The easel spins to make the painting easier.
below: Lovebots to colour
below: Pizza carpets outside and pizza making inside, at the corner of King and Parliament.
below: The store Relative Space displayed three pieces by Stan Olthuis made from flooring materials that they sell. This one is called ‘Dance Like No One’s Watching’
below: Will Graham and the beginnings of his sidewalk dragon.
below: And last but not least, we can’t forget – neon signs by Gary Taxali. This is one of two that were on display at DOM Interiors.