‘Front of House’ is a cluster of hundreds of reflective cardboard takeout lids, suspended from the ceiling of the lobby of 2 St. Clair West. The reflective lids spin and ‘Front of House’ transforms an everyday material, normally discarded, into a shining beacon of light and motion that changes throughout the day with shifting natural light.
The work plays off of the architecture in unique ways, causing visitors to see the space through shifting perspectives. First developed as a part of the Wreck City residency in Calgary, Alberta, the installation was originally created site-specifically in a former restaurant and kitchen space as a part of a series of kinetic and light-based artworks called ‘The Electric Kitchen’.
This is the first time the work is installed in Toronto, and has been expanded upon, doubling in size, in response to the site in which it’s installed.