Multidisciplinary artist Harley Valentine frames his site specific sculpture installations and collaborative performances featuring company dancers from The National Ballet in this dynamic photo exhibition. Valentines performance stills capture the moment of creation when sculpture, dancer and location blend to create a seamless gesture of limitless space and motion.
Works in this exhibit feature some of Toronto’s top photographers including Sian Richards, George Whiteside and Daniel Eherenworth. In addition to personal iPhone captures by the artist himself.
Spring 2017-Spring 2018
Terrazzo Tower, 2017
Terazzo Tower, 2017 Photo: Harley Valentine
Cast in the earth as a concrete boulder, this architectural relic was exhumed from the brown fields of Toronto’s historic Tower Automotive site. Valentine has carved into its rugged surface a polished staircase that neither begins nor ends. Terrazzo Tower, paired with his signature stainless steel Cordian work, represents an imaginative concept of “future drawing on the stairs of time”.
Positioned as a sculptural intervention at the focal point of Campbell House’s garden, Terrazzo Tower causes an aesthetic disruption to the symmetry of the Georgian Architecture while creating a dialogue on architectural conservation.
Harley Valentine explores the intersection of technology, architecture, performance and sculpture in monumental works and immersive installations.