DYLAN GLYNN SOLO EXHIBITION
Workflow presents The Garden of Hedon a solo exhibition by Dylan Glynn, 7PM_10PM
"The Garden of Hedon '' explores the site of Canada's first Pride celebration and oldest surviving queer space, Hanlan’s Point clothing-optional beach. Perhaps it is this legacy that elevates the space from safe to sacred. A veritable queer utopia where the laws of our unnatural world are rewritten by queer fantasy. This body of work depicts gay men* stripped of the context and costume of urban living, instinctively returning to the primordial Hunter and Hunted. This ancestral chase and embrace across generations spanning more than a century constitutes its own modern mythos, reflected in the mythological imagery used in the series.
The Garden of Hedon acts as a contemporary myth, a spiritual snapshot of a legendary landscape, a record of a ritual of the practice of preservation. A different kind of oral history.
*gay men and relatively adjacent identities
Dylan Glynn is a painter, author and animator based out of Toronto, Canada. His multidisciplinary practice which includes a broad selection of traditional media (watercolour, oils, pen and ink, collage), 2d cel-animation, and Photoshop is unified by Glynn’s signature application which they describe as “one-shot, first-thought best-thought, perfectly imperfect”. In effect, Glynn brings the decisiveness and vitality of a 30-second gesture drawing to every medium they explore. The resulting images have a sense of raw energy and fresh colour as opposed to feeling muddy and overworked
Add your energy to the creative process as innovative artists from multiple disciplines showcase and discuss their work in the cozy confines of the lobby-turned-studio space.