MAX STREICHER @ THE SPOKE CLUB
January 22 - February 28, 2014
Opening reception: January 22
The Spoke Club uses it’s heritage facade to showcase the sculptures of renowned Canadian artist Max Streicher.
The Globe and Mail has called them “masterpieces.” New York Arts has said they were “overwhelming.” De luca fine art and The Spoke Club are pleased to present the first sculptural work to be installed on the façade of The Spoke Club's 100-year old heritage building. Canadian artist Max Streicher, best known for his large-scale kinetic installations, is creating Giants Ascending, a remodelled, site-specific work that will dramatically transform the building’s space. Exploring themes of humanity, creativity, and growth, Max’s work touches on issues at the heart of The Spoke Club’s philosophy of community outreach and creative exploration.
The exhibition is put together by Corrado De Luca and Raji Aujla, Cultural Curator at The Spoke Club. It will be the first marquee event that celebrates The Spoke Club’s 10-year anniversary. In addition to presenting Max’s work on the façade of the building, Raji has programmed another installation, Giant Babies, to pay homage to the club’s humble creative beginnings when introduced by Galen Weston Junior in 2004, and how they’ve blossomed into artistic giants over the past 10 years. Constructed in the club’s Gallery, the GIant Babies exhibition presents a customized space that viewers may enter to explore the fertile relationship between art, space, and its appreciation.
Location: 600 King Street West, Toronto