Public Art

Katharine Harvey: Gardiner Streams, 2013
Gardiner Streams, 2013, Quartz Condominium Towers, Toronto, Dupont window film, 35 x 74 feet (during construction)

This colourful billboard window seen from the Gardiner Expressway was commissioned by Concord Adex for the façade of Quartz Condominium Towers at 75 Queens Wharf Road and Dan Leckie Way in downtown Toronto. The artist photographed blurred car headlights on the highway and collaged these images together to create dramatic red, yellow, and blue vertical bands. The design was enlarged to 35 by 74 feet onto transparent Dupont window film and embedded in between layers of glass. The three storey tall public artwork is located at Concord CityPlace beside the eight-acre park designed by Douglas Coupland which features his famous red canoe.

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