The interior lines art shed is a popular place for artists to display their work.
(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)Art deco-era decorators like Louise Leclerc would paint on the walls to make a cohesive design, while contemporary artists use art deco style to create more dramatic interior lines.
The art shed has been home to many of Toronto’s most popular artists, including Louise LeClerc, David Zwirner, Michael O’Connor and James Larkins.
“I am very happy with my work here.
It’s an art space that is a refuge for me,” said LeClero, who also has a mural on the wall.
LeClero said she is happy with the quality of the art in the shed.
“It’s not something that’s done to look great,” she said.
The art decos are also used by artists in other parts of Canada.
A mural in the basement of the Art Gallery of Ontario is called the art shed and it features a group of four artists.
The mural is about “the art of love, of community, of generosity,” said Amanda Boudreau, who has worked on the mural for seven years.
Boudreau said the artists have also been inspired by the work of the artist-in-residence, Johnnie Walker.
Walker is the first Canadian artist to be awarded the National Medal of Arts for a mural he created in Toronto’s downtown core.
Walker said his work is meant to “reinvent the word art,” and that he was inspired to create his mural by a series of texts he read as a child.
“We all have the same desire to have a conversation, and the one thing that comes up over and over again in a conversation is that we need a new language, a new way to communicate,” he said.
“To me, the best language is the one that has the greatest effect on people.”
Walker is still writing his first draft of his mural.