The Drake’s permanent art collection has been lovingly and meticulously assembled by our curatorial team, led by Mia Nielsen.
Faile, Untitled, 2014, mural, 300 x 240in/762 x 609.5cm
Blurring the boundaries that separate street and fine art, Brooklyn-based duo Faile bring their innovative high/low mash-up of imagery sourced from billboard, advertising posters and the street through a distinct pop art lens. The floor-to-ceiling mural can be seen in our pavilion.
Kirsten Hassenfeld, Cabin Fever (detail pictured), 2010-2014, mixed media with vintage paper, variable dimensions
Using the simplest materials, NYC's Kirsten Hassenfeld created this monumental installation that fills the atrium at the entrance. Catch it first thing in the morning when the light pours in through the window.
Gordon Monahan, Piano Listening to Itself, 2010-2014, modified piano, electronics and hardware
Legendary composer and sound artist, Gordon Monahan, brings his piece, Piano Listening to Itself to the Devonshire's garden, it will be there in all seasons providing ghostly sounds of Chopin to all who stroll by.
Team Macho, Terminette, Vintage painting updated in 2014, oil on canvas, 20 x 16in
Toronto collective, Team Macho made a special contribution to the Devonshire. With sly wit and a deft hand, the painters lovingly 'improved upon' 30+ vintage paintings. Most are tucked away Behind Closed Doors, but Terminette was one of our favourites and holds court on the second floor.
Jennifer Murphy, Bird, 2010, printed paper, thread, pins, 77 x 68in/195.58 x 172.72 cm
In collaging hand-cut photos culled from old nature magazines and text books, Toronto artist Jennifer Murphy transforms an array of animal kingdom creatures into a large-scale, hybrid bird spirit. The framed work hangs in our lobby, and subtly recalls the County's spring and fall migrating birds.