August 2021 - Toronto ON
Last summer’s global uprisings for Black lives sparked a wave of public awareness and inspired widespread calls for social change. Since then, protests resulting in toppled colonial statues have been commonplace in the headlines (see Ryerson).
While removing these symbols of racism is a step in the right direction, the real question on the horizon is: what should be erected in their wake? Through his important public practice, leading contemporary artist Thomas J Price is answering this question. In July on the corner of Dundas and McCaul Streets, in collaboration with ArtworxTO, the AGO proudly revealed Within the Folds (Dialogue 1) – an original nine-foot bronze cast sculpture made by Price.