Wallpaper as Evidence at the City of Toronto’s Historic Sites
A program of Robert Fones: Signs | Forms | NarrativesWednesday, July 18, 2018, 6pm
In response response to Robert Fones’ artworks, Neil Brochu will discuss how wallpaper and other interior finishes were used as primary-source research materials at the City’s historic sites.
Neil Brochu is the Supervisor, Collections & Outreach for City of Toronto, Museums & Heritage Services. He acts as both supervisor at The Market Gallery, St. Lawrence Market and as curator of the City of Toronto Art Collection. A keen student of local history, material culture and fine art, Neil has worked with the City’s art and artifact collections since 2004. Over the years he has steered numerous curatorial projects resulting in furnishing plans for period interiors at the City’s historic sites.
University of Toronto Art Centre
Image:Robert Fones, House Viruses (detail), 1979.
floor element: wood and paperboard structure with three icosahedrons with reclaimed wallpaper.