The Scarborough Sign Project at Nuit Blanche
September 29, 2018 | 7 PM to 7 AM
Scarborough Civic Centre Library
156 Borough Drive
As part of Nuit Blanche 2018, Canadian multi-disciplinary artist MEDIAH activates The Scarborough Sign with his trademark painting style blending post-graffiti art and dynamic abstraction. The public is invited to witness a new creation unfold before their eyes in this street-performance-style public-art installation.
About the Artist
Evond Blake is a Canadian multidisciplinary visual artist who has worked under the pseudonym MEDIAH for 24 years.
An internationally renowned visual artist, MEDIAH is a trendsetter sparking new ideas and originality by blurring the lines between post-graffiti and dynamic abstraction. Blake’s work consists of weaving traditional street art forms with traditional painterly techniques and mixed media printmaking using many forms and approaches found in digital art and design. Heavily inspired by avionics, mechanical engineering and schematics, the artwork glorifies and captures the essence of speed, motion, dynamism and force to create movement on the image surface. Blake’s work provides the viewer with not only this glorification of speed relating to the thirst for a faster and more streamline world but also its unavoidable repercussions of collision, disaster and chaos.
MEDIAH is part of CBS – Can’t Be Stopped, one of the most prolific and respected international graffiti labels based out of Los Angeles.
About The Scarborough Sign
The Scarborough Sign is a community-developed public art initiative that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities through events, workshops, and a mobile art installation.
From June to October 2018, a life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to six different neighbourhoods across north and central Scarborough. At each location, the sign will engage local residents in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific art activities involving different art forms from textile arts, spoken word and poetry, calligraphy, and photography. All activities are free and open to the public.
Get your selfie sticks out! Travel with the SCARBOROUGH sign this summer and experience all that the Scarborough arts scene has to offer!