Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone A Exhibition - (Curated by: Candice Hopkins)

Jason de Haan, 100 Ages

Queen's Park, SW corner
Queen's Park Crescent West
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100 Ages, 2011

Jason de Haan - Calgary, Canada


Throughout the course of the evening, the artist will follow a marked route and place a gold ring onto an upper twig of each of 100 trees in Queen's Park Garden. Like a ring that grows snug on a slowly swelling finger, this band will affect and be affected by the tree's eventual growth. The potential result is unpredictable and may take years to reveal itself. Each twig might eventually break free from its shackle, be strangled to death, or swallow the ring, incorporating it into its own natural growth rings. A person of the future may find evidence of a golden period within the cross-section of a found twig. An invitation announcing this action will also be distributed throughout Toronto. Like several of the artist's previous projects 100 Ages allows for a naturally unfolding system to determine the life of the work.

This project involves the placement of small rings on the tips of branch ends which will not damage the trees. 

Jason de Haan is an artist living and working in Calgary. He has presented solo projects at Stride Gallery, Galerie Sans Nom, Lump Gallery/Projects, Museo Regional Queretaro, Galleri Kling & Bang Reykjavik, Clint Roenisch Gallery, ODD Gallery and at Access Gallery as part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Jason has participated in residencies at the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture and The Banff Centre. He is represented in Canada by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Suitable for all ages