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September 30, 2010
New Toronto Sculpture Garden installation to be unveiled October 6
The Toronto Sculpture Garden (TSG) exhibition "Primary Prototypes" by Montreal artist Randall Anderson will be on display in the sculpture garden and temporarily positioned at other locations around the city. This exhibition will be presented from October 6, 2010 to April 15, 2011, with the official opening at the TSG on October 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The work, consisting of three primary-coloured sculptural elements, each positioned on a white trailer, will be anchored inside the TSG. At least once a month, one or more of the trailers will be temporarily removed and hooked to a white car and driven around the city and parked on the street at significant art events.

Anderson considers the time the work is on display in the sculpture garden, the time the trailers are moving, and the temporary display locations as equal parts of the exhibition. In this work, he is asking questions about "how we relate to the notion of the transitional as a finished state of being."

Randall Anderson studied at Concordia University (BFA, MFA) in Montreal, The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, and in the MFA program at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. He has exhibited, performed and screened work internationally at venues including Pryzmat Gallery, Krakow (Poland); Hinoemata Festival at Tajima and Gallery Space 21 in Tokyo (Japan); the Charles H. Scott Gallery, The Western Front, and The Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver); the Institute for Contemporary Art in Perth and the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide (Australia); Transmission Gallery in Glasgow (Scotland); Mercer Union (Toronto); and the Parisian Laundry (Montreal).

Anderson was a board member in numerous artist-run initiatives over the years, including The Western Front in Vancouver and Articule in Montreal, and he curated an exhibition of work by the pioneer performance artist Carolee Schneemann for Mois de la Photo in 2006. He writes regularly for Flash Art, Art Review, Art Papers, Canadian Art and Border Crossings. Anderson currently teaches art at John Abbott College in Quebec, and maintains a website at

Operated by the City of Toronto, the Toronto Sculpture Garden has featured more than 80 artists in over 60 exhibitions since it opened in 1981. The garden was developed through the sponsorship of the Louis L. Odette Family, the City of Toronto and the Ontario Ministry of Culture. Exhibitions are funded by the non-profit L.L.O. Sculpture Garden foundation and administered by the sculpture garden's director, Rina Greer, working with a volunteer art advisory board.

The Toronto Sculpture Garden is a park located at 115 King St. E., open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. Admission is free. More information is available at

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Media contacts:
Rina Greer, Director, Toronto Sculpture Garden, 416-515-9658,
Shane Gerard, Senior Communications Coordinator, City of Toronto, 416-397-5711,



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