Beneath the Surface
October 06, 2012 to October 14, 2012
Toronto subway platform screens
Celebrating WORKMAN ARTS 25th Anniversary and World Mental Health Day
Beneath the Surface is a collection of artist projects exploring what is hidden,
sublimated, or just out of reach, to mark World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
In the very public milieu of the subway platform, visual stories created by 6 Toronto-based artists will play
every 10 minutes on the network of Pattison Onestop’s TTC subway platform screens throughout Toronto from October 6 to October 14, 2012.
With an aim to change the public’s perceptions of mental health each participating artist has created a
series of 8 or 9 sequential images that tell a particular story, or express their personal interpretation of the project’s theme. Beneath the Surfacereveals real and imagined moods, states of mind, obsessions, fears, and joys lying beneath the surface of our individual and collective urban experience.
An unearthly cartoon character, surreal digital landscapes, delicate illustrations, a photo-story,
still-life paintings and a powerful collage depict themes of trauma, memory and
ideas, the relationship between order and chaos, isolation and
These thought-provoking, emotionally charged image series are
Pattison Onestop - www.onestopmedia.com
Pattison Outdoor Advertising
is Canada's largest Out-of-Home advertising company, serving over 100 markets
coast-to-coast. Pattison Onestop, a division of Pattison Outdoor, is a world
leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH) for
mass transit, mall, retail, hospitality, residential, office, and outdoor
Art for Commuters - www.art4commuters.com
Art for Commuters is a
non-profit curatorial collective that initiates unique, thought-provoking
projects in the public realm. As Pattison Onestop's arts programming partner,
they bring urban art festivals and exhibitions to over one million people daily
on the network of TTC subway platform screens. Art for Commuters was founded in
2007 by Sharon Switzer.