For two weeks in May, a 1280-cubic-foot shipping container at an as-of-yet-unannounced location along Queen Street West will serve as the temporary home for Jeremy Lynch‘s fascinating Containers exhibit.
The Canadian-raised Lynch’s “individual art project, free from any Institutional or Corporate participation” is relatively straightforward but utterly unique: he makes hundreds of “3d street art from used 35mm film containers and plastic toy figures” and places them around the streets of Toronto and Berlin. The plastic toys, thus far, have included a gorilla, a family of tigers, a lizard, a hippopotamus, a chicken, a pig and a car (pictured), and some soldiers.
Says Lynch on his website: “These tiny Containers are stuck to walls with the aid of super strong industrial construction adhesives, lasting potentially for years or until someone steals the piece or rips it down. Any reaction is a reaction. If the work stays up, is taken down in disgust or heading for someone’s collection, it makes no difference to me. I have no control; it’s street art!”
On May 1, Lynch excitedly declares, “a 20ftx8ftx8ft shipping container will be dropped in the heart of Queen Street West art district. For 2 weeks only, this shipping container will act as a street art gallery space for the exhibit Containers.” The exact location hasn’t been (and likely won’t be) disclosed—but hunting around for the exhibit sounds like part of the fun.
Image (“Consume, Consumer, Consume.”) from Jeremy Lynch’s site.