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A Look at Sculpting New Reads 2016

October 24, 2016

Sculpting New Reads, The Word On The Street’s annual contemporary art exhibition, calls upon visual artists to bring to life the art of storytelling. 

For our third edition, we challenged four local artists to create new sculptures inspired by four Canadian new releases. 

Featured books included: Olive Senior’s Pain Tree, a stunning collection of short stories set in Jamaica; Job Shadowing, a debut novel by Malcolm Sutton that explores our 20th-century desires torn asunder by the new millennium; Guy Gavriel Kay’s newest epic Renaissance fantasy Children of Earth and Sky; and Mona Awad’s award-winning debut novel 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, an intimate, shocking and humorous story of struggle and transformation.

Check out our photo gallery below to view the incredible work on display at this year’s festival!

Missed the exhibition? Sculpting New Reads 2016 will be remounted at the Toronto Reference Library in the new year! (Date: TBA). 

Thank you to our participating artists: Diana Hosseini, W.W. Hung, Mark Laliberte, and Shannon Scanlan

Curators: Labspace Studio (John Loerchner & Laura Mendes)


 

Sculpting New Reads 2016 Promo

 


Diana Hosseini: The Pain Tree by Olive Senior

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(From Left) Olive Senior and Diana Hosseini (The Pain Tree) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood

 

Diana Hosseini (The Pain Tree) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood

Diana Hosseini (The Pain Tree) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood

 

Passages – To/From/Within by Diana Hosseini, an interpretation of Olive Senior's The Pain Tree. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

“Passages – To/From/Within” by Diana Hosseini, an interpretation of Olive Senior’s The Pain Tree. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

 

W.W Hung: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

W.W. Hung and Guy Gavriel Kay (Children of Earth and Sky) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

W.W. Hung and Guy Gavriel Kay (Children of Earth and Sky) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

 

"The Girl with Paper Boats" by W.W. Hung ( Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

“The Girl with Paper Boats” by W.W. Hung, an interpretation of Guy Gavriel Kay’s Children of Earth and Sky. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

 

"The Girl with Paper Boats" by W.W. Hung

“The Girl with Paper Boats” by W.W. Hung, an interpretation of Guy Gavriel Kay’s Children of Earth and Sky. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

 

 Mark Laliberte: Job Shadowing by Malcolm Sutton

(From Left) Malcolm Sutton and Mark Laliberte (Job Shadowing) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

(From Left) Malcolm Sutton and Mark Laliberte (Job Shadowing) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

 

"In, Visible" by Mark Laliberte, an interpretation of Malcolm Sutton's Job Shadowing. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

“In, Visible” by Mark Laliberte, an interpretation of Malcolm Sutton’s Job Shadowing. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

 

"In, Visible" by Mark Laliberte, an interpretation of Malcolm Sutton's Job Shadowing. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

“In, Visible” by Mark Laliberte, an interpretation of Malcolm Sutton’s Job Shadowing. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

 

 

Shannon Scanlan: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad

Shannon Scanlan (13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

Shannon Scanlan (13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl) at Sculpting New Reads. Photo Cr. Frank Wood.

 

"The Many States of Lizzy" by Shannon Scanlan, an interpretation of Mona Awad's 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. Photo Cr. Frank Wood

“The Many States of Lizzy” by Shannon Scanlan, an interpretation of Mona Awad’s 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. Photo Cr. Frank Wood

 

"The Many States of Lizzy" by Shannon Scanlan, an interpretation of Mona Awad's 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. Photo Cr. Frank Wood

“The Many States of Lizzy” by Shannon Scanlan, an interpretation of Mona Awad’s 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. Photo Cr. Frank Wood