• Artist: Patrick Cruz
  • Medium: Exhibition
  • Project Type: In the Aggregate
  • Curator: Noa Bronstein
  • Neighbourhood: Scarborough

Inspired by the anxieties of our modern world temporarily arrested by capitalist desires, the hanging installation acts as a placeholder for the abstraction of modernization.

Location

Scarborough Town Centre, Entrance 4

  • Address: 300 Borough Drive
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Advisories: Everyone
  • Content: Family friendly

The Project

In this installation, Cruz presents multiple double-sided paintings hung by chains, S hooks, and grommets painted at different timelines. Inspired by the anxieties of our modern world temporarily arrested by capitalist desires, the hanging installation acts as a placeholder for the abstraction of modernization. Similarly, the mall is a site of mixed and constructed temporalities where desires are carefully crafted, manipulated, and curated.

The Artist

Patrick Cruz creates installations that draw on aspects of diasporic experience, play and folk spirituality. He received the Thirteen Artist Award from the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2021, was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2019  and won the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2015. Cruz is co-founder of the Kamias Collective and Ben Flores Fan Club Collective and  an Assistant Professor in Studio Art at the Arts, Culture and Media department at the University of Toronto's Scarborough and Daniels campuses.  

Acknowledgements

  • Exhibition Sponsor