What is the role of intimacy within the art gallery? How do specific practices use closeness as a means for communication? The exhibiting works engage in a conceptual tenderness that elevates foreign objects into sites for personal exchange.
Bunker 2 is a new project space that responds and is responsive to contemporary cultural, artistic, and local milieu. As the hyper-commodification of real estate in Toronto continues to mount, alternative venues must evolve in order to continue creating unrestricted exhibition areas for artists and cultural producers. Although this may seem like a basic tenant of curatorial practice, Bunker 2 was born out of this emphasis on the lack of said spaces.
Casual Encounters questions viewing rituals and invites each artist to display works that responded to both the space (or the lack there of) and other artists. This resulted in both a literal and figurative “closeness” that ties together each unique practice and the multitude of themes.