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Photo: Rick Simon

David Mirvish Books

Kelly Jazvac - London, Canada

Bringing the scale of outdoor signage indoors, Jazvac has wrapped and animated the inside of the former David Mirvish Books with a massive collage of salvaged billboards.

The new collage is kept in motion by a network of industrial fans and blowers typically used in building restoration. Asking viewers to come inside to think about outside, 
Browsing considers past and future uses of cultural space in downtown Toronto. 

This playful installation offers an homage to a neighbourhood’s beloved art bookstore where Jazvac used to work part-time. She considers that work experience to have been a valuable part of her own cultural education. 

Working often with salvaged plastic, Kelly Jazvac’s artwork probes the permanence of disposability. 



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David Mirvish Books

596 Markham Street (Storefront gallery), 416

Suitable for all ages

This project is indoors.