Forty artists from around the world met at the Fair of Alternative Art Sudbury to illustrate creativity in the confines of a 64-square-foot cage.
From May 9 to 11, the artists created their exhibits — on May 12, they presented the completed works to the community.
One of the hometown artists showcasing her work at the third bi-annual FAAS is Mercedes Cueto.
“I like the idea of being able to exhibit work, not in the confines of a gallery,” Cueto said. “You’re challenged by this other space.”
Her piece was showcased outside Market Square, where they lay in a culvert covered by a pile of black rock. The project was intended to “make a statement about mining,” she said.
The exhibit included a “quiet cocoon” made from inflated rubber gloves, a “maze” of ribbon and a black light show projecting photos taken in and around the city.
The project was hosted by La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario — every other year, they host a similar type of exhibition.
“Will they be limited by this constraint, or does it become a source of inspiration?” GNO asked the community.
For more information, visit gn-o.org.
- Posted by Jenny Jelen