TORONTO, April 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Concord Adex, Canada's largest residential developer, is pleased to announce the unveiling of SPRING, a large-scale public art installation at Concord Park Place in North York. Designed by acclaimed Toronto artist James Lahey, SPRING consists of a series of large format photographs embedded into glass panes and incorporated into the new Tango building.
SPRING is a feature designed to be appreciated from the inside of Tango, as well as from the outside. Comprising photographs of flowers in full bloom, the piece runs vertically from the ground floor to the top of Tango, where it transforms into a purple mosaic. From the inside, a portion is visible at the end of the hall on each floor; from the outside, the entire piece is visible.
"We believe that 'SPRING brings renewed vibrancy to Concord Park Place," said Gabriel Leung, Concord Adex's Vice President, Development. "This piece is an expression of the diversity, colour and optimism that characterizes the Concord Park Place community, and demonstrates Concord Adex's commitment to world-class public art."
"The images are from that brief period, early spring when the apples, mock orange, and magnolia bloom," said Lahey. "This very brief period – the halcyon call of renewal – seemed so right for the renewal undertaken by Concord Adex for an area of our city that thousands of Torontonians are choosing to call home."
Gabriel Leung, Vice President, Development and James Lahey will be available for interview.
About Concord Adex
Concord Adex is the largest residential developer in Canada specializing in urban communities. Over the past two decades, Concord Adex and its parent company Concord Pacific have built (and continue to build) the 200-acre Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver, the 47 acre Concord CityPlace in downtown Toronto, and the 45 acre Concord Park Place in North York.
About James Lahey
James Lahey is an accomplished painter and an important figure in the Canadian arts scene. He began his career preserving art and artifacts in various museums across the country, and then moved on to create art himself. As a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Lahey has achieved much critical acclaim for his masterful paintings on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from hothouse orchids to human skulls. Lahey is represented in galleries across Canada, in Britain and the United States where his work can be found in numerous private and public collections. His work has been shown at the University of Toronto Art Centre and Museum London, among other locations.
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