Tour with Artist Nadia Belerique at Castle Frank Station
Join artist Nadia Belerique for an informal tour and conversation at the site of her new public photo installation, above and below and so on forever, on view on the bus terminal windows of Castle Frank Station. We will meet outside of Castle Frank Station for an introduction to the project and walk around the station exploring different vantage points.
In her work Nadia Belerique complicates the way we look at images. She often alters conventional photographic perspectives or re-photographs prints in her studio to create multi-layered images that conflate places and moments. For above and below and so on forever, Belerique brought her studio outdoors in October 2018, composing and shooting a series of still life photographs in the Don River. Many of the objects in the photographs were collected from the Don River itself, with the help of artist Seth Scriver, who has for years dredged centuries-old bottles from the river and its banks. Belerique and Scriver uncovered bottles, shoes, shopping carts, dishes, tires, and golf balls—traces of the Don River’s history as a former dump site and evidence of the river’s trajectory through downtown Toronto and along the Don Valley Parkway.
The installation surrounds the viewer in a landscape that is as natural as it is altered, inhabited, and manipulated.
above and below and so on forever is Belerique’s first public art project in Toronto. It is presented at Castle Frank Station through June 9, 2019. For more information, please visit www.donrivervalleypark.ca.
About the Don River Valley Park Art Program:
Co-presented by Evergreen with the City of Toronto and TRCA, the Don River Valley Park Art is a series of temporary, site-specific public art projects sited along the Lower Don River, curated by Kari Cwynar.