Cliff Eyland: Librarians, Books, and Clouds
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17th 6-9pm. Exhibition Dates: November 17 - January 15, 2017 Location: Project Studios, 184 Munro St - back entrance)
Librarians, Books, and Clouds is Cliff Eyland's first solo exhibition in Toronto since 2009. The show includes 300 works, all 3"x5" acrylic and/or mixed media paintings.
Since 1981 Cliff Eyland has been making art the size of the traditional 3" by 5" library catalog card. His paintings, drawings, and photographs are shown in both libraries and art galleries. He has also inserted thousands of original drawings in library books in Canada and the United States.
Several major Canadian art galleries have mounted solo exhibitions and installations of Eyland’s work, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada's Library & Archives, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, The New School University, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He has also participated in group exhibitions in many venues, and his work is in many public and private collections.
Eyland's public commissions include a 600 piece installation at Edmonton's Meadows Library, a 5000 workpiece at Halifax's Central Library, a 1000 workpiece for the Winnipeg Millennium Library, and an 8 painting per room set of works at Winnipeg's Alt Hotel.