Giant paintings and neon lights captured your sightline as soon as you walked in. This past weekend we were invited to check out ‘This is some louvre sh*t,’ presented by New Auction. A completely immersive and interactive exhibition by artist Thrush Holmes. A part of DesignTO Festival, the Toronto-based artist moved through each medium effortlessly.
The neon and paint were perfect as Holmes took his second-ever 3D collection to a whole other level. With his bold and captivating use of colour, Holmes sprayed a total of 200 15.5” cubes with recharged fire extinguishers of heavily pigmented paint. The result stacked a monumental installation, as each cube was used to form a pyramid. White neon lighting suspended from the ceiling over top of the pyramid mirrored a view of the Louvre itself.
The individual works that comprise the central installation in ‘This is Some Louvre Sh*t’ are part of a series of unique editions by Thrush Holmes titled Cube. Cube is a functional sculpture: part art, part furniture.
This work was exclusively made for something new in Toronto’s emerging design scene, New Auction. The exhibition and new auction platform is the brainchild of Colen Colthurst (Owner, Porch Modern) and Derrick Martin (Founder, East Room).
Together, their aim is to build awareness and engagement in Toronto. Look to New Auction to purchase beautifully designed, well-made, tactile pieces. It is a new way to access contemporary art and design beyond the typical auction experience offered in the current exclusive realm of today.
This alluring event captured the message perfectly and needless to say, we are sold. We will be future anticipating New Auction events.
Each Cube is available for purchase through New Auction’s website. There are a limited number of cubes available. This exhibition will be open by appointment from now until January 25th, 2020.