1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Gladstone Hotel's 5TH Annual Alternative Design Event
Friday February 22 - Sunday February 24, 2008
(Event coincides with IDS)

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W
Toronto, ON

Thursday February 21 PRESS PREVIEW 4-8pm
Friday February 22 12-8pm
Saturday February 23 12-10pm

OPENING RECEPTION 7-10pm • 2nd Floor
Feat. DJ Equinox Forward sponsored by Mill St. Brewery
LoveDESIGN Party 10pm 'til late • Ballroom
Feat. DJ Version Excursion FREE ADMISSION
Sunday February 24 12-5pm
Exhibition Entry $6.50 (includes catalogue)

LoveDESIGN Party Free

Come Up To My Room is an alternative design show focusing on the diverse practices that work outside the norms of traditional design: multidisciplinary, independent, emerging and self-taught, all within the backdrop of our historic 119 year old hotel. Now in its 5th year, Come Up To My Room continues to generate excitement in the Canadian design community. Come Up To My Room is timed to coincide with IDS, drawing from the curators experience with the contemporary art world tradition of off-sites which accompany all larger shows. Come Up To My Room is an alternative event that allows "artists" to showcase their ideas, free from the constraints of commercial considerations. Visitors will find temporary room installations in 13 exhibition rooms plus public space projects in the hotel's lobby, stairwell and 2nd floor reception gallery. The three day family-friendly gathering is an opportunity for the general public to see and experience the work of Toronto's most innovative artists, and meet and talk to the designers. Don't miss the free LoveDESIGN Party on the Saturday night! To learn more about CUTMR visit http://www.gladstonehotel.com/cutmr


Room Installations:
Pietro Gagliano, Peter Wehrspann, db Johnson, Jeremy Cox, Lucas Brancalion, Bruno Billio, Mahan Javadi, Jacques Bilodeau, Brothers Dressler, Dennis Lin, Patty Johnson, Magic Pony, Souvenir Shop, This Is Collective, Heather Nicol

Public Space Projects:
Castor, Adrianne Rubenstein, Eric Chan, Covello Reesor, Niki Lederer, Tahir Mahmood, Clayton McMaster, Martin Rosen, Susan Rowe Harrison, Jade Rude, Britt and Jay Olauson

Come Up To My Room is one of several annual exhibitions/events produced by The Gladstone Hotel. The hotel produces these events in order to showcase artists, community groups and like-minded local businesses. These events are also meant to inspire other individuals, groups, and organizations to bring their creative ideas and cutting edge events to the Gladstone Hotel's multi-functional venue spaces.

For curatorial information contact:
Pamila Matharu, Curator | 416 846 6230 | [email protected]
or Christina Zeidler, Curator | 416 531 4635 ext. 7102 | [email protected]

For press information contact:
Chris Mitchell, Marketing and Exhibition Coordinator
416 531 4635 ext. 7105 | [email protected]

Design Lines, EYE WEEKLY (exclusive urban weekly sponsor), and Mill St Brewery

Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON www.gladstonehotel.com

Official Website: http://www.gladstonehotel.com

Added by cwhardwi on February 19, 2008