CV3 /Clay Vista 3/
Ever laid eyes on Eglinton Cinema? College Park? How about Maple Leaf Gardens? These are some of the many Art Deco relics found in Toronto. Art Deco was a prominent design style of the 1920’s and 1930’s, influencing the design of furniture, architecture, jewelry, fashion and visual art. Art Deco was largely characterized by geometric shapes and bold colours.
CV3 is a clay vista comprised of 13 clay forms. Objects of CV3 reference windows, arches, corners, and flare from architectural motifs belonging to Art Deco’s renowned buildings. These forms interact with one another, they create levels and reference one another through their colour and style. Labelled 1 through 13 - each piece is situated at different sites in the window of Cutler & Gross - a numerical map of our clay edifices to reference the markings of hypothetical city divisions.
This project was created in collaboration with designer and maker Leah Lavergne of High Noon.