Swing by the Classic Wing Lobby of The Drake Hotel for an eyeful of new art.
Guest-curated by Regional Archive, Inverted Topographies is a collage-based mural by Renée Mathews that features a fusion of mixed media – including found materials from the hotel’s construction and archives. The expansive piece explores a post-apocalyptic planet where new forms of flora and fauna rise above discarded materials of the Anthropocene. Mathews offers up a futuristic lay of the land, drawing from an interdisciplinary artistic practice that often revolves around concepts of time, spirituality and inner worlds.
Renée Mathews is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice that taps into drawing, sculpture, collage, writing, photography, and movement. Currently living in Montreal, Matthews is driven by an insatiable and often childlike curiosity, her thoughts and therefore her work tend to revolve around concepts of time, spirituality, and inner worlds. Born in Toronto and raised in Mississauga, Renée now lives in Montréal where she is pursuing a BFA in Studio Art at Concordia University.
Regional Archive is a creative studio providing Art Consultancy & Production services. Built from a place of discovery, the studio is inspired by the creative output of artists, designers & makers at the local and regional scale. The studio’s mission is to support creation, share the stories of the creative process and in turn deepen our connection and regard for the work.