Sunday, June 2, 2013

Great pairing: Dark Horse cafés and artist Matt Durant

Hot coffee and cool art combo

Matt Durant' mixed media work can be admired in all the Dark Horse espresso bars throughout Toronto. I never tire of contemplating his artwork while sipping my americano. 
Dark Horse on 684 Queen West is part of TRINITY-BELLWOODS Artsy Stroll
in walking guide Toronto Urban Strolls 1 by Nathalie Prezeau  

Riverdale Art Walk
Today, June 2, we can still meet Matt Durant at his booth at the Riverdale Art Walk (Jimmie Simpson Park in Leslieville, along Queen Street East). The closest Dark Horse is a 5-min. walk west of the park at 682 Queen East. 

Visit his website to get an idea of his original mix of reclaimed wood and whimsical patterns. Matt Durant is a grad from OCAD where he focused on woodworking, video and audio sculpture. I don't know what "audio sculpture" is but you can definitely picture sound waves in some of his work.  

His large pieces look great on a wall but he sometimes turn them into tables, which would become the instant focal point in any room. (All his artwork has a glossy durable finish.)

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