903 Lansdowne Ave (garage via laneway entry), Toronto, ON, M6H 3Z2
Junction / Dupont Route
Tracings: Alyssa Alikpala
Exhibited artist: Alyssa Alikpala
Curated by: Danica Pinteric
For the first time, Joys will host an experimental residency program inviting an artist to engage the natural and fabricated ecosystems of the laneway the gallery is situated in. Interdisciplinary artist and designer Alyssa Alikpala will showcase the outcome of her research and experimentation with a three-week exhibition at Joys between September 21– October 8, 2023. Alikpala’s practice engages organic material and architectural elements in site-specific installations that evolve over time in relation to their environment. Addressing the passage of time as an ambiguous force of determination and collaboration with nature, works presented at Joys will explore connections between the laneway’s plant life and architecture.
Alyssa Alikpala is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher working across sound, sculpture, fibre, installation, and ephemeral forms. Focusing on process, cycles, and indeterminacy, her work explores the body’s interaction with, and traces left in, the environment.
Alyssa is currently based in Toronto, Canada and has recently exhibited at Open Studio, Myta Sayo Gallery, Project 107, Gallery TPW (Toronto), and participated internationally in residence at La Napoule Art Foundation (France). Her work has been included in Images Festival in partnership with Scotiabank Contact Festival and publications such as Studio Magazine and Newest Magazine.
The gallery is located in a garage accessible via the paved alleyway directly behind 903 Lansdowne Ave. You can enter the alley from the north (just south of Lappin Ave at Lansdowne), or from the south (north of Wallace ave). There is a distance of approximately 150 metres (110-120 steps) from the north-west entrance to the alley
Duration: 1 hour
In a public event, artist Alyssa Alikpala and Joys director Danica Pinteric will discuss the themes of the exhibition and residency.
Duration: 3 hours
A gathering to celebrate the opening of Alyssa Alikpala’s exhibition at Joys.