Sunday, January 29, 2012

Radiant Dark - Catalogue and Interview

This has been such an exciting weekend! Im sooo glad to have been a part of both Radiant Dark: The Devil is in the Details and Harbourfront Centre's LOOKout. It's been three long weeks of 16 hour work days, and months of preparation in making new work for each of these diverse shows.
This past week my furniture partner, Jean Willoughby and myself were interviewed about our collaboration for Radiant Dark in Now Magazine. Here is a link to that interview:

Design // Jean Willoughby & Lizz Aston | NOW Magazine


We will also be present at the gallery tomorrow - 859 Dundas st. w. from 1pm to talk a bit further about our collaboration and process, along with designers, Yvonne Ip, Evan Bare and Ryan Legassicke.. Please feel free to drop by and participate.

Finally, here is a copy of the lovely catalogue put together by MADE, for the show:

Friday, January 27, 2012

OPENING: LOOKout @ Harbourfront Centre

Come check out our show opening tonight at Harbourfront Centre! Here is a link to the exhibition on the Harbourfront webpage. The reception is tonight from 6-10pm at York Quey Gallery and runs till April 15th!


An exhibition by nine artists positioned on the vanguard of contemporary craft practice.

To “look out” could be a command to get out of the way or it could describe a vantage point to see a long distance. This is an apt title to describe the exhibition of these nine artists. The work is both aggressively big and bold and the thinking and making behind it is pioneering and forwardly looking.
The creative process is reciprocal, part introversion and extrospection. Artists look within for meaning and without for inspiration. From their perspective, new directions, modes of thinking and approaches to making are constantly being explored. Although the works in LOOK out do not strictly adhere to specific readings, they were perceived through a literal or abstract lens juxtaposing ideas about process, materials, value and scale.
What happens when we take the time to look? What resonates within us? So many things are not what they seem and a mere glance is just not enough.

George Cho 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Radiant Dark: The Devil is in the Details

Just a quick post, while im still finishing up some last minute touches for another show...
I will be participating in two seperate exhibitions as a part of the Toronto International Design Festival this weekend. the first is Radiant Dark: Devil is in the Details put on my MADE Design, and the second exhibition LOOKout a craft Biennial at Harbourfront Centre.
Here is the invite to Radiant Dark, I will be posting more after i'm finished my installation later today!