Deep Woods: Visual Arts Exhibitions Winter/Spring 2015
Opening: Friday, January 23, 6-10 pm (Free)
Show runs: January 24-June 14, 2015


Darren Rigo. selfie (detail), 2014. C-print.

Over 30 artists look to the woods to negotiate how the great Canadian landscape continues to inspire art in a contemporary context. From surprising selfies and artistic shenanigans in the Photo Gallery to installations addressing carefully manufactured wilderness in the Architecture Gallery, this series of exhibitions will take you beyond the Group of Seven to explore and redefine how the deep woods might currently inform our national identity.

Also on display, for one night only, in the west bays of the Bill Boyle Artport, isTexting Syria, a photographic exhibition by Liam Maloney.

As part of this event, OCAD U alumni Darren Rigo presents a funny thing, Curated by Patrick Macaulay

Bio: Darren Rigo is a Toronto-based artist who spends his time creating images inspired by the ways we connect with natural environments. His practice is built upon his experiences with the rural landscape growing up, his return to the land, and his collaborations with the natural elements in these surroundings. He received a BFA from OCAD University where he majored in photography.

These exhibitions are part of Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2015.