ESC was held in the Allen Lambert Galleria at Toronto’s BCE Place from March 10th to 21st. It was Pixel Gallery/TDAA’s first major exhibition and featured works by Toronto-based and international digital artists across a wide spectrum of processes and styles.
It was interesting to see the works of both international and local artist’s displayed together – work that I was familiar seeing and work that was entirely new to me.
The Allen Lambert Galleria inside Toronto’s BCE Place is a very cool mixture of old and new – the architectural history of Toronto melded with the present. The setting was perfect for Pixel Gallery’s first show, as the TDAA was created to introduce the public to new forms of art which traditional art processes don’t include.
The show utilized new Apple iMac’s positioned on specially designed booths to display moving and interactive pieces. The booths were also designed to hang printed digital works. The much anticipated show will hopefully kick-start a new movement/community in Toronto. As far as I could tell the public was very interested in the project.
Contributors include: Ben Radatz, Dean Di Simone, Kilar, Erik Natzke, Mikey, Hani Rashid, John Maeda, Magda, Nando Costa, Zack Booth Simpson
Date: March 10th – 21st, 2003
Place: Allen Lambert Galleria
Address: 181 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Tel: +1 416 889 6439
Text: Mikey Richardson
Photos: Mikey Richardson