Titles 7, Carnegie Days Festival, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie (photo from Titles 6)
September 16 to October 31, 2010
MacLaren Art Centre and Kerry’s Book Store (25 Dunlop Street West, Barrie)
Organized by the WayUpWayDown Collective
Titles 7 is comprised of seventy bookworks created by artists, architects and designers at the request of the WayUpWayDown Collective for this ongoing, nomadic and cumulative project. This is its seventh iteration since inauguration in 2007. The artists’ books will be exhibited for public browsing at the MacLarenArtCentre and integrated among the display racks and shelves of Kerry’s Book Store in downtown Barrie. Titles reflects the curatorial interests of the WayUpWayDown Collective (Sunny Kerr, Yam Lau and Tania Ursomarzo) to facilitate tenuous and fluid relations between exhibitions, artworks and communities by manoeuvring an itinerant exhibition structure. The collective extends invitations to participants on the basis of respect. Its sole curatorial injunction is to adhere to the existing categories of the host bookstore. For the presentation of Titles 7, a mobile display unit has been created by Montreal artist Alexandre David.
Yam Lau is an artist and educator living in Toronto. He is on the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University and represented by Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto. Sunny Kerr is an artist, curator and educator living in Toronto. He manages student and educational programmes at the University of Toronto Art Centre. Tania Ursomarzo is an artist and architect based in Toronto. She is an architectural designer at Stantec Architecture and curator of the Stantec Window Gallery.