During Out of Site, business along Queen St. West between Simcoe and Bathurst will be featuring art in their establishments. Below are some of the planned art windows, performances and installations in the BIA. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
354 Queen St. West
Kari Serrao, “beef”
Kari has always been drawn to creating in a tangible form what she can see in her ever muddled mind. Whether it is finding an antique button and turning it into a piece of jewelry or laying down brush strokes of melted wax, it is the process of creating something where nothing was that she finds most enjoyable. For her installation at BQM Burger Kari creates encaustic bovine portraits celebrating all that is beautiful about beef.
Bovine Sex Club
542 Queen St. West
Vamps Like Us with art by Terje Fistvatn of Volunar metal Studios
Hitting the ground running from a successful premier event (The Great, Sleazy, Speakeasy Stripteasy) as the most talked about girls in Burlesque Entertainment, Vamps like Us creators, Laura Desiree and Megan Oldfield are at it again, this time to take on the city’s biggest night for art- Nuit Blanche/Out of Site.
The Bovine Sex Club reigns as the scrap-metal mecca for alternative music events, and has notably housed some of the most exclusive after parties and obscure art events. To honour the Bovine’s legacy as the well-oiled queen street machine for the rock music scene, Vamps, with their back-pockets full of the city’s best-in-burlesque, have set out to create the ultimate amulet for the atmosphere. Wrought iron creatures, will be created by metal artist Terje Fistvatn of Volunar metal Studios in advance of Nuit Blanche/Out of Site. On the event night, Vamps Like Us will dress the creatures as they perform through out the night. The combined piece will become part of the permanent art collection at the Bovine. The piece will incorporate classic red-light district visuals and horror movie anticipation.
Come one, come all,…To the greatest show on Queen Street!
552 Queen St. West
Matt Cottrell, Obscurus
DUSK presents Matt Cottrell’s Oscurus. Obscurus is a contemporary art performance that brings to life play piercing. The use of play piercings in this show brings a new light to how piercing can be used to add a certain look and feel tosomeone’s body and beyond.
Lomography Gallery Store Toronto
536 Queen St. West
Lomography will be hosting an independent event on the night of September 29th. Starting at 4pm we will be operating an instant portrait studio at the Lomography Gallery Store Toronto – 536 Queen St. West. Stop by and sit for a one of a kind portrait: bring your friends, pets, partners, grandparents or just yourself! The store will close its doors at 7pm but the entertainment will continue all night in the form of a special projection animating the front windows of the shop.
393 Queen St. West
bizou is featuring two pieces of art created by Ellen B. (assistant manager) and Carmela M. (sales). They chose to sketch their favourite pieces of jewelry from the store, which only stocks pieces from Canadian designers.