For three years Nicholas Malcolm has picked, pulled and cut paper off poles, plywood fencing and unused buildings on Queen Street, almost all of which has come from University to Roncesvalles. Nicholas believes that Queen Street long ago became the most vibrant street in Toronto and that the feel of the street is constantly evolving. He is fascinated with the ever changing collage of advertisements and personal anecdotes that appear at random, without any money changing hands. It is an open forum of expression. Anyone, from individuals to major corporations, can use street poles, plywood fencing and unused buildings to try and make their point. It is, in a real sense, anarchistic. Text and images are constantly being layered, one on top of the other. The competition for space is fierce. The result is a series of “living walls” of expression that are in continuous flux. In STREET LIFE Nicholas has captured this anarchistic form of expression through his own “living walls” that have been frozen in time.
The exhibit is up at Rumi Galleries from Oct 1st- 15th, 2011. Simply fascinating. Go check it out. Don’t forget The Wine Ladies Holiday Mix n Mingle will be taking place Nov 17th, 2011 at Rumi Galleries. For more information and tickets Click Here. We invite you to watch the video invite here: