Memories of Utopia

This weekend has a couple of things happening on my end, both of which involve Doors Open Waterloo Region. The first is the Doors Open event itself which is far and away my favourite local event. The second is an exhibit involving myself and a few other local artists. 

This exhibit, called Memories of Utopia, will be held at NEO Architecture in downtown Kitchener which also happens to be one of this year’s sites. Along with eight of my own photographs of some local buildings, the show will also include work by Brian Douglas, Melissa Doherty, Heather Kocsis, and Michelle Purchase. It’s a pretty eclectic group of artists so there’s plenty of work to check out. The physical space at NEO looks pretty tight from the outside but there’s a surprising amount of space on the inside. You can read about Heather’s work here.

Laird Robertson, NEO’s President and Creative Director, curated the work and I know he’s pretty excited about it. During the hanging he seemed almost giddy that they finally had some work on their office walls. Each artist has their own space to the office with Melissa, Heather, and Michelle on the main floor, and Brian and myself splitting the space upstairs. Be sure to check out Brian’s massive piece as you go up the stairs. It’s hard to miss!

The show runs from the start of Doors Open this coming Saturday, September 15, and runs every Saturday from 11:00am–3:00pm until October 20. 

And I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t do one final plug for the Doors Open Instagram feed that myself, Brian, and Nick Stanley will be curating the day of. Give us a follow!

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