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Niagara Falls makes a splash on Queen West

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Niagara Falls makes a splash on Queen West

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 6:00pm


Type Books Queen West
883 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1G5


TYPE Books is proud to introduce the latest installment in its occasional Platform Series. "Niagara File" is a project by Ian Phillips featuring the work of Grant Heaps, Alexx Boisjoli, and Sonja Ahlers. The artists will transform the window of Type's Queen Street store with a Niagara Falls quilted by Grant Heaps, porcelain barrels by Alexx Boisjoli, and bunnies by Sonja Ahlers. A companion exhibition in Type’s gallery, “A Tour Under the Falls” by Thomas Blanchard and Ian Phillips, features photographs and projections evoking the sensation of standing under the famous Falls.

Type invites the public to meet the artists at a reception on Tuesday, July 14, 6 – 8pm, where Pas de chance Press will launch “Niagara File,” the catalogue for this show. The hand printed and bound book features cover art by Thomas Blanchard; “Tightrope, ”a short story by Mexican/American author Elissa Joy; a selection of found photographs from Grant Heaps’ collection; and additional art by illustrator and Pas de chance publisher Ian Phillips. “Tightrope” will be read by Erin McMichael.

Conceived and curated by Derek McCormack, the Platform Series transforms the Type Queen Street store’s window into an exhibition space for contemporary artists, and for books that have inspired and informed their work. Each installation is accompanied by an artist talk.

“Niagara File” and “A Tour Under the Falls” run at Type Books, 883 Queen Street West from July 1 until July 31.

More info: http://ianphillipsillustration....


Type Books Queen West
883 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1G5 43° 0' 0" N, 79° 0' 0" W

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