Luminato on Parliament Street
Noted for his guerrilla-style street “interventions”—including the takeover and modification of commercial billboards and the application of larger-than-life photo-based portraits to outdoor walls—Dan Bergeron uses his art to question assumptions about so-called public space and to reclaim it for those who are excluded and ignored.
“Bergeron has to be living proof that the line between art and advertising isn’t so distinct, and so-called vandalism can be both a commercial force and a comment on the social conventions and rules that frame it.” -Carleton University Magazine In support of a City of Toronto commission to create permanent artwork for Regent Park’s new Big Park, Bergeron has worked with youth and other residents under the auspices of Luminato’s visual arts and educational and community outreach programs to explore themes of location and transformation. The result is a multifaceted series of projects along Parliament Street—starting at St. James Town, winding through Cabbagetown and ending in Regent Park. Commissioned by Luminato. Join us for a conversation with Dan Bergeron, Artist in Residence, June 14: see Lunchtime Illuminations event details.