Architecture Parallax Through the Looking Glass
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
Curator: Mona Filip
Based in Montreal, Brazilian-Canadian artist Alexander Pilis investigates the nature of visual perception and the sensory ways of understanding architecture. Taking as guiding principle the notion of parallax – the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the observer’s position – Pilis argues for a methodology of spatial exploration that dislocates the monocular point of view and embraces difference and anarchy of perspective. For this exhibition, he develops a series of minimalist yet playful installations that dismantle the Modernist Western-European models of thought regarding projection, distance, movement and reflection.
This exhibition is on until the end of the month. If you are visiting Toronto, don't miss it! And, if you are available this weekend, see the artist in conversation with David Ben at the Koffler Conversation Event, "Trick of the Eye and Sleight of Hand" on August 30, at 2PM.