The Living Room is the name for a new interactive, evolving installation in the Young Gallery, situated on the main level of the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Meant to loosely replicate the function of a family living room—comfortable seating, reading material, music, screens, toys, etc.—the space is re-invigorated throughout the year by invited artists, design teams, and/or community groups. Informal, unstructured, creative, and accessible to all ages, The Living Room is targeted to families and is unlike other exhibition spaces in the gallery.
Subject. Object. Verb is the title given to The Living Room’s first manifestation. The exhibition is anchored by a selection of photographs from Canadian artist Susan Kealey, whose work frequently contemplates the significance of the tiniest, seemingly most insubstantial of everyday objects. Hamilton writer, poet and author Gary Barwin is contributing an interactive component responding to these works, one which will allow patrons to reflect upon and contribute stories, objects, words and drawings of their own.
Header Image: Installation view of The Living Room: Subject. Object. Verb., 2016