• Susan Schelle, Mark Gomes

    Toronto Sculpture Garden

    For the past few years, the Toronto Sculpture Garden has been a testing ground for public sculpture in the city. Its program gives younger, gallery-based sculptors a chance to show their work in a prominent public site. Although gallery sculpture has shifted toward documentary and representational issues over the past decade, it doesn’t necessarily follow that this “public” tilt translates into work that would benefit a public space. Expectations and interest have been high for the garden, yet it has seen a lot of weatherized indoor art—wrong for the site both in scale and intensity (too small,

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