room installation by derrick hodgson

the come up to my room exhibit gives a talented crop of artists and designers a chance to showcase their work through a series of unique installations inside toronto’s gladstone hotel. the installations are spread throughout the hotel, including inside the rooms, the hallways and even some of the bathrooms. there were 23 artists and designers included in this year’s show. this edition of come up to my room marks the sixth anniversary of the show and the first for the curatorial team of katherine morley, caroline shaheed, jeremy vandermeij and deborah wang.

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come up to my room: part 2   more roomsroom installation by derrick hodgson

toronto based illustrator and artist derrick hodgson described his room very simply ‘a box filled with mania…creatures, things and stuff’. while very broad this description definitely fits. the room featuressmall wooden characters climbing the walls and floors, flying around on a mechanical zipline and painted onto the wall and mixed media artworks.

come up to my room: part 2   more roomsroom installation by derrick hodgson

come up to my room: part 2   more rooms‘suspect: a masquerade of objects, materials and functions’ by david chang, andrea chin and amrita takhar

this group room installation features the work of three designers from the ontario college of art and design. the central piece is an accordion like table which can expand in and out. hanging above is a collection of ceramic lights cast in a variety of flashlight forms and below is a multi-textured carpet which look like a hardwood floor. over on the wall, a series of racquets have been outfitted with two-way mirrors, while a collection of ceramic animal parts serve as a strange array of hooks.

come up to my room: part 2   more rooms‘suspect: a masquerade of objects, materials and functions’ by david chang, andrea chin and amrita takhar

come up to my room: part 2   more rooms‘suspect: a masquerade of objects, materials and functions’ by david chang, andrea chin and amrita takhar

come up to my room: part 2   more rooms‘suspect: a masquerade of objects, materials and functions’ by david chang, andrea chin and amrita takhar

come up to my room: part 2   more roomsroom installation by studio junction

the most aromatic installation features a exploration of light and space bt his local architecture firm known for their use of wood. the room was clad in recycled wood, which was formed into a bench that curved into the ceiling. a drop ceiling hung on the other side with a channel running through it that featured a moving light.

come up to my room: part 2   more roomsroom installation by andrew macdonald   artist andrew macdonald created a collection of figurative and abstract sculptures for his room installation. the works are all knitted textiles produced using a low-tech knitting machine. macdonald uses knitting in his work because of its haptic qualities and the range of forms and colours it makes possible.

come up to my room: part 2   more roomsroom installation by eric mathew and andrew ooi presents by MADE

these two designs have been collaborating for only a short while, creating designs using paper. their works draws inspiration from japanese paper techniques, contrasting the public conception of paper as a disposable resource. their latest work is a series of folded paper lamps, including rectangular table lamps and hanging lamps which have complex geometric forms.

come up to my room: part 2   more roomsroom installation by eric mathew and andrew ooi presents by MADE

come up to my room: part 2   more roomsroom installation by laura mckibbon and jasna sokolovic

using the second floor bathroom for their installation, ceramic artists laura mckibbon and jasna sokolovic have created an indoor oasis. using ceramics, the two outfitted the bathroom with ceramic animals lamps and water drop curtains to emphasize the sanctuary-like quality of the room.

come up to my room: part 2   more roomsroom installation by laura mckibbon and jasna sokolovic