The Leona Drive Project introduces and documents a site-specific exhibition of the same name, mounted in six abandoned bungalows in a cul-de-sac in Willowdale, Ontario. Curated by Janine Marchessault and Michael Prokopow, the exhibition used these six sites as experimental grounds to investigate the patterns of suburban life through their deterioration and disruption. The Leona Drive Project visually documents the work of 19 artists and collaborations across a range of media, alongside the artists’ written accounts of domestic memories and suburban life.
Artists featured in this exhibition include Arbour Lake Sghool, Thomas Blanchard, Daniel Borins + Jennifer Marman, Robin Collyer, Patricio Davila, Christine Davis, Anna Friz, Richard Fung, Michael Graham, John Greyson, David Han, Oliver Husain, Claire Ironside + Angela Iarocci, An Te Liu, Ryan Livingstone, Shana MacDonald + Angela Joosse, Kim Tomczak + Lisa Steele, Michael Taglieri, Claud Watson Arts Program / Earl Haig Secondary School.
“[…] anonymous history is conceived as a dynamic cultural ecology–history, and its archive, is a living thing. In this way, The Leona Drive Project was concerned with an archaeology of the anonymous and the forgotten.” - the editors