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Drake Lab Update: Cameron Lee's Instant Fashion Show

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 7 months ago

On Jul 21, the Drake Lab played host to Instant Fashion Show, an event that’s part of the public programming coinciding with Cameron Lee’s behind the curtain Drake Lab residency. Our assistant curator, Rea McNamara, provides a recap of the event.

Cameron Lee Instant Fashion Show Group

Marlon Griffith Kicks Off Drake Lab Summer Artist in Residence Programme

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 8 months ago

In 2012, we launched the Drake Lab, which expanded upon our Artist in Residence programme in providing free street-side open studio to artists and collectives to create, play and explore. This summer, we’re very excited to re-launch our pop-up space with Marlon Griffith.

Marlon Griffith Powder Box Documentation

Five Questions: Guy Maddin

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 11 months ago

Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, whose Seances, a tribute to the lost films of silent cinema, is part of our current winter exhibition, discusses the concept of loss in cinema, Seances's ultimate fate, and where his relationship with his storied hometown currently stands.

Guy Maddin

Five Questions: Danielle Meder

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 11 months ago

Just in time for World MasterCard Fashion Week, we spoke to local fashion illustrator Danielle Meder about her involvement in our Winter 2014 exhibition, as well as her upcoming fashion lecture in the Drake Underground.

Danielle Meder, Silhouettes and Signals, 2014. This site-specific installation is part of the Drake's current Winter exhibition.

Turning Ten: Shannon Gillette Discusses our Birthday Piñata

Posted by Drake, 4 years ago

Pinatas, for all their outlandish, paper mache glory, represent a celebration of life.

Behind the glass: Shannon Gillette's Drake Turns Ten Piñata.

Kris Knight Makes Good With Gucci

Posted by Drake, 4 years, 1 month ago

Local Queen West portrait master turns heads in Milan.

Kris Knight's "Spook," from 2008.