Located at Scarborough Town Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre.
Curated by Alyssa Fearon, this exhibition features 10 projects.
The artists in STYLL disrupt boundaries and blur borders between downtown and suburbs, centre and margins, ourselves and each other. Each project exposes the unexpected and unplanned, making real again what was denied or written over.
Scarborough is a community of primarily working-class immigrants, Indigenous communities and first-generation Canadians. These historically underresourced, and often ignored, communities have used their collective action to influence the creativity of this place. STYLL illuminates the artistic production that has always existed, and continues to thrive, in Scarborough. Artists riff on suburban landscapes—strip malls, lush parks, ravines and postwar housing—to pose questions of our collective existence: What do we take with us and what do we leave behind when we go to a new place? How do we create borders, both real and imagined? Who gets to create them?
Each project in STYLL has been made by artists from Scarborough or in collaboration with members of Scarborough communities. Forest soundscapes, monuments to honour this community, live performances and light-based projections will engage people of Scarborough, this city’s creatives and beyond.
— Alyssa Fearon
With assistance from TD as part of The Ready Commitment
Alyssa Fearon is a curator, educator and arts manager. Raised in Scarborough, Fearon seeks new ways of organizing art projects within communities that have not traditionally been sanctioned as places of creativity and innovation. She has organized a range of projects, from large-scale performances by international artists to community-based youth-artist residency programs. She recently curated the exhibition No Vacancy (2017) for Myseum Intersections. Fearon holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an MA in art history from York University.