Elicser – Future Fantasies and Memory PlaybackTuesday, October 14, 2008
Elicser’s art consists of free form collages, grounded in structure and form using characters. At times the pieces are experimental, using available materials and experience, always based on life in the city; the artist’s muse.
For almost 12 years, artist Elicser has been producing and showing work in Toronto. From working with local underground artists on murals and art shows, to producing work for clients such as Society Skateboards, Vestal Watches, Brahma Beer and the Toronto Jazz Festival, Elicser’s work has been featured and reviewed in publications such as Mix Magazine, The Globe and Mail and NOW Magazine. A participant in the recent Manifesto Arts Festival and the artist who brings Toronto the HUG tree installation on Queen Street West, Elicser remains an active figure in the local street art scene.
Elicser’s most recent body of work, Future Fantasies and Memory Playback is a reflection on a city that is changing by the minute. Using old found images of Toronto, the pieces draw on history, showing a contrast between the old and the new, between cobblestone and concrete, flat brims and top hats, reminding us to see the future, and remember the past. You can check it out at the Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. The opening of the show will be held on Friday October 17 6 – 11pm. If you can’t make that, the show will be up until November 9th.