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April 25, 2007
Toronto Sculpture Garden unveils new installation Mist: from the Space Crystallization Cycle by Parisian-based artist Ludwika Ogorzelec
  
Parisian-based artist Ludwika Ogorzelec brings her latest installation - Mist: from the Space Crystallization Cycle - to the Toronto Sculpture Garden. For this work, a translucent web will be created to float above the garden site.

Ogorzelec’s work currently consists of two related sculpture cycles. Instruments of Equilibrium, begun in 1981, is a search for the moment of balance in these light, delicate, harmonious mobile structures, and Space Crystallization, begun in 1990, is a site-specific process employing intersecting lines that are ordered to modify the physical space and its customary use. The result is a space that is transformed into smaller components - "crystals" - with the purpose of interacting with the observer's consciousness and sub-consciousness to achieve a new aesthetic and psychological state.

Born in Poland, Ludwika Ogorzelec has lived and worked in Paris, France, since 1985. A recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Grant (2000) and the Prix du Conseil National de Monte Carlo (1991), her work has been shown around the world. Her work is included in the public collections of the Giffen Haus Factory, Austria; the Cat-Art Centre in Sainte Colombe, France; Slogo Island in Lisekil, Sweden; Memorial Park in Louisville, Kentucky; the Jardin De Grignon in Istres, France; Mamidakis Foundation on Crete, Greece; and the Museum of Modern Art in Lodz, Poland.

Mist: from the Space Crystallization Cycle opens May 9 at 4:30 p.m. and continues through September 15. The Toronto Sculpture Garden, at 115 King St. E., is a City of Toronto park and is open daily from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.

The Toronto Sculpture Garden has featured more than 75 artists in over 55 exhibitions since it opened in 1981. The site is operated by the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division. The garden was developed through the sponsorship of the Louis L. Odette Family, the City of Toronto, and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Culture. Exhibitions are funded and administered by the non-profit L.L.O. Sculpture Garden foundation and are organized by the Garden’s Director, Rina Greer, working with a volunteer Art Advisory Board. For more information, visit http://www.torontosculpturegarden.com.

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Media contact:
Rina Greer, Director, Toronto Sculpture Garden, 416-515-9658


 

 

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