Empty(ing) Nest: YARD SALE on DEC 30th (10am-2pm)

Empty(ing) Nest is a towering installation (doubling as a yard sale) constructed from the personal objects and belongings of one suburban family. Accumulated over the span of 25 years, transplanted from the artist’s childhood home, and installed in the gallery, this vast collection offers a static portrait of a family in transition. Now with their children fully grown and on their own, Mr. & Mrs. M. face the daunting task of purging their four-bedroom home.


Between Doors

Part installation, part sociological survey, Between Doors invites audiences into an evolving narrative on the nature of choice. What is choice? Are we the sum of our choices? Are we in control of the choices we make, or is choice merely an illusion?


The Things We Lose

The Things We Lose is a public art project that gives willing strangers the opportunity to reconnect with a long lost item or person of significance via Toronto’s subway system — a platform with access to over one million daily commuters.


Time Capsule Workshop

Time Capsule Workshop:
Psychogeography & Site/Social Art-Making


Led by John Loerchner & Laura Mendes of Labspace Studio
15 participants max, register by Oct 12 info@labspacestudio.com
Nov 2, 2014, 11am – 3pm
(Meet at Gibson House Museum)

Distance: 4.1 km one-way;
with a quick (5-7 minute) bus ride home to Sheppard subway station


Sculpting New Reads

Sculpting New Reads is the inaugural installation art program of The Word On The Street Toronto. This new visual arts program, curated by Labspace Studio, brings together Canadian artists and authors to explore how books can inspire new ways of thinking, creating, and innovating.

Five local artists have been paired with books released in 2014. Each artist has been challenged to create an art installation inspired by the themes of their book, applying their own unique practice to the creative process.



LAKE EFFECT: Architects Respond to our Access to Water
Curated by Patrick Macaulay

North Design Office
Public Work
Victoria Taylor
With a visual arts installation by Labspace Studio


Don Was Here

Eco-Art Festival at Todmorden Mills
Curated by No.9 Contemporary Art & the Environment
June 21 – September 10, 2014

No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment, in partnership with the City of Toronto, launches its three-month long outdoor summer art festival. Set in Toronto’s Don Valley, visitors will experience public art installations by leading Canadian artists, participate in art-based activities, enjoy live art and musical performances, and take docent-lead tours of the Don Valley Parkland.



Meet Arthur, a solitary but loveable creature living in a window vitrine on the Danforth. Unlike humans or animals, Arthur feeds solely off the affections of others. Without these affections, Arthur will shrink, weaken and wither away. Give him some love, though, and Arthur will thrive.

For 10 days, Arthur’s fate rests in our hands. Can we keep Arthur alive? The challenge and responsibility is ours.


P/A/P/E/R – Mark Laliberte

Join us for a private reception on May 29th (3-5pm) at Capital One’s Head Office. RSVP REQUIRED: info@labspacestudio.com

MARK LALIBERTE is a visual artist, designer, writer, curator and soundmaker with an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited and performed extensively in galleries and festivals across Canada and the USA; he is the managing editor and designer of Carousel.



A Hydro Picnic Under the Stars

By transforming the ubiquitous hydroelectric tower into a site of social activity, this immersive installation aims to playfully re-contextualize our relationship to the mundane, functional infrastructures around us, while simultaneously acknowledging our innate human need to connect, consume and modify our surroundings.

Interactive Installation By Labspace Studio (Laura Mendes & John Loerchner)