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Eidolon Point: David Trautrimas

March 18 – May 5, 2015
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

February 20, 2015

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Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present "Eidolon Point," an exhibition of recent sculptural and photo-based works by Canadian artist, David Trautrimas.

The exhibition includes two bodies of work which explore the afterlives of abandoned or destroyed architecture and manmade structures.

One Empire Wide

The series of sculptural works resurrects icons of the Canadian past by reinterpreting discarded Canadiana as architectural models of ice fishing huts. Cultural and social fragments from defunct government commissions, abandoned corporate branding, outdated military technology and disposable fast food containers have been reborn in delicate constructions using precious materials including Japanese paper as seasonal structures which are themselves icons of the wintery north.


Generated from photographs of urban ruins in Detroit and inspired by visits to the Ishinomaki disaster area, the second body of work expresses how the post-Tsunami Japanese landscape and the North American industrial ghost town share in a state of aftermath. These photo-based interpretations of languishing monuments are created through spontaneous digital processing; each step further removes the image from its source material as it approaches abstraction, symbolically contemplating the spirit of architecture as it depreciates into an imagined afterlife.

By combining digital prototyping processes with traditional fabrication methods, Toronto-based David Trautrimas continues to explore new territory in his practice. Focusing on themes relating to architecture, Trautrimas uses everyday objects and cultural artifacts to explore urban living and industrialization, do-it-yourself buildings and the afterlife of architecture. His work has appeared in both group and solo exhibitions around the world, including the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (Toronto), the Korean Arts Centre (Seoul), photo-eye Gallery (Santa-Fe) and Klompching Gallery (Brooklyn).


Date: March 18 – May 5, 2015

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Wednesdays 10:00-20:00
  • Closed on weekends, April 3, 6 and May 4

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

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