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October 19, 2015
As the classic idiom goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Sculpting New Reads (The Word On The Street’s contemporary art program) calls upon artists to bring to life the art of storytelling.
For the second edition of Sculpting New Reads, we challenged four artists to create new installations inspired by the themes of four Canadian new releases. Featured books included: Alone in the Wilderness, an epic northern adventure by Adam Shoalts; Cauchemar, an eerie, romantic southern gothic by Alexandra Grigorescu; The Scorpion Rules, a futuristic sci-fi by Erin Bow; and Undermajordomo Minor, a surreal fable without a moral by Patrick deWitt.
Check out our picture gallery below to view the incredible work on display this year!
Missed the exhibition? Fret not! Sculpting New Reads will be remounted at the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront Centre (Oct 22 – Nov 1). As a bonus we’ll be including two amazing installations from last year’s exhibition into the program.