Our faculty are always up to exciting things! Barbara Astman‘s public art installation at The Murano building on Bay St (Toronto) is an excellent example of this. This integrated art and architecture, public art project, incorporates colour photographic imagery on 217 exterior windows surrounding the building.
Date: 2006 to completion in May 2010
Building: The Murano on Bay, Toronto, Ontario.
Client: Bay Grenville Properties Limited
Medium: Dupont SentryGlas Expressions/Glass
Architect: Peter Clewes, Architects Alliance, Toronto
Technical/Studio Support: Dave Trautrimas
Bio: Barbara Astman’s work has received national and international recognition. Since the 1970s she has explored a wide range of photographic and mixed media and her work is represented in many museum, corporate, and private collections in Canada, United States, and Europe. Astman has degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, and the Ontario College of Art. Active in the Toronto arts community, Astman has served on numerous boards and advisory committees and she was a Trustee on the Board of Trustees at the Art Gallery of Ontario. From 2009 to 2013, she was an appointed member of the AGO’s Canadian Curatorial Committee. Some of Astman’s recent photo-based exhibitions include dancing with che: enter through the gift shop, MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art) 2013, inclusion in Light My Fire Part I & II at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2014) and Herland at 60 Wall Gallery in NYC (on display until March 2015).
She is represented by the Corkin Gallery, Toronto.