James Carl

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James Carl
Born1960 (age 60–61)
NationalityCanadian
Known forSculpture[1]
Public sculpture Things End by James Carl. Installed at the Festival Tower, Toronto.

James Carl (born 1960, in Montreal) is a Canadian artist known for his sculptural works.[2][3]

Life[edit]

James Carl was born in 1960 in Montreal.[4] He is a professor of studio art at the University of Guelph.[5]

Work[edit]

Carl's work often involves the use of materials recycled from the trash, such as cardboard[6] and discarded Venetian blinds.[7] His early works in cardboard were designed to be discarded after the exhibition.[8][9]

Public art[edit]

Carl's 1,400 pound public sculpture of a rubber band, titled Things End, is installed permanently outside of the Festival Tower in Toronto.[10]

Collections[edit]

Carl's work is included in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada.[11][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Sculptor James Carl Artist-in-Residence at York University". York University. Archived from the original on 29 June 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Artist/Maker Name "Carl, James"". Canadian Heritage Information Network. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  3. ^ "James Carl: Inner Space". Canadian Art. Archived from the original on 24 January 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Collections: James Carl". National Gallery of Canada. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  5. ^ "James Carl: Studio Art". School of Fine Art and Music. University of Guelph. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  6. ^ Dick, Terence. "What You See is What You Don't Get: The Art of James Carl". Border Crossings. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  7. ^ Whyte, Murray. "Turning trash into treasure". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  8. ^ Grande, John K. "James Carl". Sculpture. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  9. ^ C Magazine. C magazine. 2004.
  10. ^ White, Craig. "Daniels Unveils 'Thing's End' by Artist James Carl at Festival Tower". Urban Toronto. Archived from the original on 6 July 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  11. ^ "National Gallery of Canada: Annual Report 2009-10" (PDF). National Gallery of Canada. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 January 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2016.