CURATOR'S SELECTION:
I PLAY, THEREFORE I AM

If the Covid restrictions have told us one thing, it's that life isn't that fun if only our basic needs are met. And don’t take this the wrong way, gratitude is in place if all our basic needs are met, but what makes life worth living? What is there to life beyond survival?

Perhaps we should broaden the definition of basic needs. What if we think of play as an essential part of life? In 1938 the philosopher Huizinga coined the term Homo Ludens: the 'man player'. The human as a creative, playing person, free from work and free from boundaries. He argues that we should take play seriously (but not too seriously). Being a Homo Ludens means being free, because only in freedom can play unfold and culture develop.

Many artists have been inspired by the idea of ​​Homo Ludens. Katrin Korfmann for example, who used the term of Huizinga for a series of her assembled photographs. In this series you see children at play from above, running, jumping rope, or engaged in a ball game.

Play is often seen as a children’s activity, but it doesn’t have to be! This selection of artworks is an example of what it can look like now that we can slowly free ourselves from restrictions. Gathering with friends, going on a trip, and dancing at a party: this selection is about exorcising our Covid selves and channeling our inner artist. After years of restriction, it’s time for play!

72 X 48 in. - $9,200.00 CAD
Ted Fullerton Artwork | Contemporary, symbolic, mythic, gestural figurative and animal prints, sculptures and paintings inspired by mythology.
Katrin Korfmann Artwork | Vibrant, colourful, sometimes monochromatic, aerial composite photographs of human interactions in public spaces.
David Leventi Artwork | Dramatic detailed architectural photographs of opera houses, prisons, palazzos, and New York City.
Katrin Korfmann Artwork | Vibrant, colourful, sometimes monochromatic, aerial composite photographs of human interactions in public spaces.
60 X 65.75 in. - $6,400.00 CAD
Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
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6 X 9 in. - $1,440.00 CAD
Hugh Mackenzie artwork 'Pool Table' available at Bau-Xi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
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60 X 30.5 in. - $3,800.00 CAD
Michelle Nguyen Artwork | Dark, whimsical paintings of figures, foliage and plants that are dense with myth and symbolism.
36 X 48 in. - $4,850.00 CAD
Casey McGlynn Artwork | Colourful, symbolic, and autobiographical mixed media paintings that depict music icons, horses, boats, and numbers.
George Byrne Artwork | Colourful, bright, geometric architectural photographs of city streets in Miami, Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
8.5 x 11.5 IN. - $600.00 CAD
Sketch for Meetings and Mendings
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Katrin Korfmann Artwork | Vibrant, colourful, sometimes monochromatic, aerial composite photographs of human interactions in public spaces.
46 X 32 in. - $3,600.00 CAD
Luncheon in Room 206
George Byrne Artwork | Colourful, bright, geometric architectural photographs of city streets in Miami, Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
David Leventi Artwork | Dramatic detailed architectural photographs of opera houses, prisons, palazzos, and New York City.
18 X 5.4 X 14 in. - Edition of 15 - $15,000.00 CAD
Beach Ball Sculpture - Multicolour - 2 Sizes
48 X 60 - $7,200.00 CAD
Put My Life On A Rollercoaster
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