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    Nuit Blanche

    • Sat Oct 1st @ Dusk 'til Dawn
    • The Drake Hotel
    • All Ages
    • FREE

    Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s all-night celebration of contemporary art returns on Saturday, October 1st. From dusk ‘till dawn, stop by The Drake Hotel take in Malik McKoy’s 'The Fourth Wall' installation. 

    Created with vibrant video projection, McKoy’s piece features other-worldly characters that exists in a fantastical environment. The playful character engages with the audience, causing them to question whether they can feel their presence.

    Reflecting on our human fascination with observing others, McKoy's work examines how this interaction changes when the audience is presented with mundane moments. 

     

    About Malik McKoy

    Malik McKoy is a multimedia artist based in Ajax, Ontario. McKoy recently graduated from OCAD University with a BFA from the Drawing and Painting program. McKoy has also recently graduated from Seneca’s Game Art and Animation program. These programs have influenced McKoy’s practice to consist of painting and producing computer-generated 3D visuals. Straddling the line between analog and digital, McKoy attempts to create a visual world that lives across both practices . The subject matter of the work is a reflection of the banal qualities of where he is currently based, while translating it with a vibrant and playful lens. Some artists McKoy pays close attention to are Devan Shimoyama, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Boldtron, and Tahnee Lonsdale.

    Recently, McKoy had work featured in this year’s Momenta Biennale in Montreal. McKoy’s work has also been featured in public screenings as part of Artworx TO with InterAccess and Toronto Animated Image Society. An additional feature in ArtworxTO through What We Like’s Project Reframed is on the way. Lastly, McKoy will have work in the upcoming group exhibition Lose Your Illusion at Ignite Gallery.