FIERCE EXPRESSION: the work of Tony Calzetta
Bloor Street Diner
In 1980 Tony Calzetta was commissioned to create a series of mural paintings for the Bloor Street Diner restaurant in Toronto. His concept was to wrap the walls with huge canvases, applied directly onto the surface. Then the paintings would blend seamlessly with the interior spatial design. With the help of scale model drawings, he worked directly on the canvases - drawing and painting the works entirely in situ.
The theme of the work, says Calzetta, "was the mood of the city at night". In this sequence from Fierce Expression we share "fifteen minutes" of fame for the Diner in the emerging Toronto art scene of the early 1980's.
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