224 Wallace Ave., 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario

Making Room - at 224 Wallace - Dec 2

Making Room

In a fabulous 30,000 square foot open space, independent curator/ artist Heather Nicol is
producing “Making Room”, a weekend long event featuring major works by over 50
established and emerging artists. Coming together in an explosive artist driven spirit,
these artists share an ambition to interact with this amazing space, surely one of the
largest rooms in Toronto outside of the CNE grounds (see attached photos). Works address
notions of scale, architecture, gatherings, celebration and beauty.

Seizing a unique yet time sensitive opportunity, Nicol has operated on a shoestring
budget at lightening speed to coordinate this extraordinary event. A Canadian native who
spent over twenty years as a practicing artist, educator and independent curator in New
York City, this is Nicol’s inaugural project since moving to Toronto two years ago.

Making Room for you, making room for me, making room for more, making room for bigger,
stronger, sassier, sexier, making room for sculpture, installation, performance, new
media, making room for music, video, drawing and painting, making room for Dorkbot,
making room for eating and drinking beer and exchanging ideas, fan mail, phone numbers
and manifestos…

Major works by:
Shelley Adler
Barbara Astman
Josh Avery
Michael Bartosik
Bruno Billio
Adrian Blackwell
Paula Braswell
Bill Burns
Paul Campbell
Jennifer Cherniack
Carlo Cesta
The Deekons
Janis Demkiw &
Emily Hogg &
Olia Mishchenko.
Fran Freeman
Susan Rowe Harrison
Katharine Harvey
Barbara Kerr
Maria Legault
Dyan Marie
Jon McCurley & Amy Lam
Lisa Neighbour
Heather Nicol
John Oswald
Jess Perlitz
Ed Pien
Shelly Rahme
Tanya Read
JP Robichaud
Soft City
Jenn Sciarrino
John Smith
Ilona Staples
Gloria Stein
Orest Tataryn
Kristin Tretheweyj
Jennifer Wardle

Special guests from the USA:
Robin Kahn
Susan Chrysler White

A program of video by artists selected by Paulette Phillips
Katie Bethune-Leamen
Denise Hawrysio
Kelly Mark
Liss Platt
Sheila and Nick Pye
John Sasaki
Evan Tapper
Laurel Woodcock

Dorkbot Toronto presents:
David McCallum
Rob King
Gabe Sawhney
Nick Stedma

Saturday December 2, beginning at 7PM sharp:
Darbazi (Georgian Choir)
John Kameel Farah (NOW pianist of the year)
The Last Word Trio

Saturday December 2, 2006, 11AM – 11PM,
Performances begin at 7 PM sharp
Sunday December 3, 12 – 5 PM*
Vernissage, Saturday Dec. 2, 6-9 PM

*come and perform on Sunday, it’s open piano recital day with free coffee courtesy of

224 Wallace Ave., 2nd Floor
One block west of Lansdowne,
North of Bloor, south of Dupont

Admission: suggested donation $5.00

Please contact Heather Nicol for further information, or to arrange an interview and
preview of the space and plans.

(416) 948-6931
[email protected]

Added by cwhardwi on November 3, 2006