The theme for February, March & April is Nature & Nurture. This is brought to life in the residency by Wild North Flowers. (@wildnorthflowers). A dynamic, living plant wall will live in the space using local Ontario blooms.
Here is their statement:
Living Wall is a plant-based installation that will be growing and breathing alongside lululemon staff and patrons until the end of April. It will evolve, mature, and bloom as we move through the winter months and enter the enchanting spring. It is the goal of Wild North Flowers to have created an interactive natural art piece that reflects seasonal beauty and to provide a place, a moment, for folks to relish in the whimsy of the natural world. Living Wall acts as a testament to the bounty of southern Ontario’s natural landscape.
Wild North Flowers is a local independent florist that uses 100% locally-grown flowers, all year round. We are proud supporters of the #slowflowers movement, and love creating innovative plant and flower-based installations.
Manny Trinh was born in Saigon City, Vietnam and is now based in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He works out of his studio in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto. His vivid memories of the human landscape of his homeland — dense yet sprawling, chaotic with an underlying order, decaying but full of life and growth — have become major influences on his work. After immigrating to Canada he became passionate about skateboarding, which provided another important influence. The culture of skateboarding was more than an outlet for physical creativity. Being outdoors allowed Manny to interact with human structures and inspired a fascination with the textures of different surfaces that permeates his work.
Manny's art has expanded to focus on the entanglement of fantasy and reality by encapsulating a recognizable human core within surreal technology and splintered mechanical landscapes.
Join us and learn more through various workshops and discussions held in this space.
Designed specifically for our partners and ambassadors, this space will offer daily drop-in classes such as yoga, meditation, reiki, circuit training, HIIT & dance.
sign up unpaid to secure your spot.