Heavy Metal: First Look
by sabine7 / January 26, 2010


Paul Petro Special Projects Space may be small in size, but currently features a heavyweight exhibition of nine new cast metal objects by a group of Toronto-based designers.



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Relief by Rob Southcott

The exhibition was conceived to explore some of the specific formal properties of various metals used in design.


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Iron Table by Derek McLeod

The words used to describe its characteristics are strong: mass, heft, density, solidity, substance, darkness, power, permanence, and authenticity. The exhibition's atmosphere can be described as quietly confident.


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Heavy Light by Dieter Janssen

There is nothing flashy about the pieces on display; if anything, they evoke a sense of calm. The metal's heft is played up and its presence is imposing.


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New & Improved Chair by Chromoly

The cast metal items in the show include domestic objects, furniture, lighting and conceptual explorations.


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Great Lakes by Joy Charbonneau & Ed Zec

Heavy Metal continues at Paul Petro Special Projects in Toronto through January 30, 2010.

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