When bikes become art: Toronto gallery Hermann & Audrey pays tribute to the two-wheeler with a stylish photo exhibit

Life Cycles Photo Exhibit

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If you weren’t already aware, June doubles as Toronto’s Bike Month. So what are you doing to celebrate one of the city’s most celebrated two-wheeler friend?

If art bring people together emotionally and bikes do physically then why not combine the two? That’s exactly what west end gallery Hermann & Audrey are doing with the presentation of Life Cycles, an interactive, engagement-based art showcase and community event program about bicycles and the people who ride them.

The weekend-long showcase involves nine participating artists who will be displaying a variety of installation and interactive artwork at the Hermann & Audrey space. The artworks explore the bicycle as a vehicle for expression of personal style, as well as an action towards a sustainable future and unifier of community. Among the artists involved in the event includes photographer Steve Carty, whose portrait photography includes subjects such as Colin Firth to Michael Sheen. Joining Carty is internationally published fashion photographer and filmmaker Cory Vanderploeg, whose work has recently been shortlisted for Milan’s International Upcoming Fashion Filmmakers. Danielle DaSilva, the woman behind Photography Without Borders, is also on the list of participating artists. DaSilva’s not-for-profit organization sees the arts as an effective strategy for sustainable development and tool for communication. Other artists on the roster for the three day affair include Blood of the Young, Max + GNA, Doug Brown, Wade Hudson, Chelsea Roisum and Susie Julia Zmyslowski.

The event spans June 7 to 9, kicking things off with a launch party this Friday. Saturday and Sunday promise family-friendly bike programs with gallery shows in between. Come out and celebrate life on two wheels!

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