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Akin at The Collage Party

  • Division Gallery 45 Ernest Avenue Toronto, On Canada (map)

Saturday June 4 / 2-4pm / Division Gallery - 45 Ernest Avenue / everyone welcome! / FREE

This Saturday come join Akin at Division Gallery for THE COLLAGE PARTY. Scissors, tape, glue and all other collage materials are provided. Come out for a casual afternoon of cut-and-paste, create and enjoy in Paul Butler's beautiful collage paradise!

Akin Collective members and friends will be gathering between 2-4pm but feel free to show up earlier and stay later as it is the LAST DAY to enjoy the collage fun at Division Gallery.

The Collage Party is a touring studio open to the public, where people come together and make art in a social setting. Over the past two decades, Butler has staged The Collage Party throughout North America and Europe, in museums, private residences, public schools, universities, hospitals, department stores, and community centres. Butler considers The Collage Party as his studio, where he is able to draw from participants’ ideas, energies, and more specifically, the scraps they produce. Butler invites participants (friends, artists, community groups), supplies materials (magazines, scissors, adhesives), and leaves out instruction. Display and production synchronize in a choreography of tearing, pasting, shuffling, searching, tacking and ripping that negates the precincts of personal space or private ownership. For this iteration at Division Gallery, Butler has restaged his Winnipeg studio in the gallery so that disparate realms—Winnipeg and Toronto, studio and gallery, labour and commerce—are folded into one another, cancelling the gulf that once maintained their seeming separation.