143 (I Love You) For All To See
Event Location: Downsview Park, Orchard Pavilion located at Keele St & Downsview Park Blvd, TorontoView event location on Google Maps
May. 29 2022, 2:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m
How to Attend
Pre-registration required. Register here
Join Curator Danilo Deluxo as he speaks with wan & photographers from 143.
Stop by to get your free portrait taken with your loved ones by a member of the 143 Photography team.
143 (I LOVE YOU) For All To See is a photography project that considers Black life at the level of loving relations, exploring various manifestations of love from the familial to the romantic. Black love is acknowledged, elevated and celebrated through images that are both testimony and inspiration. In this context, "I love you" is both a proclamation and declaration, revealing strength through vulnerability.
143 is a numerical shorthand in common usage during the early 1990s when pagers were ubiquitous as personal communication devices. With limited space to send a message, various codes were developed to communicate, such as and 411 (“send details”). 143 was shorthand for "I love you," each number corresponding to the number of letters in each word. The images in 143 I LOVE YOU represent meditations on what Black love means to Black people.
This current iteration of the 143 (I LOVE YOU) project is a part of ALL CITY SHINE: A BIPOC Street Art Exhibition curated by Danilo Deluxo. Utilizing the classic Street Art medium of Wheat-paste, we present these larger-than-life images of Black love for the Downsview community. This collaboration is a partnership produced by ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022.
Curated by Wan Lucas, this latest exhibition features photographers Brianna Roye, Wade Hudson, Ishmil Waterman and Adeyemi Adegbesan.
ArtworxTO Hub NORTH | Downsview - PAST EXHIBITION
This hub was located at 70 Canuck Ave, North York, ON
Curator: Danilo Deluxo McCallum
Across its natural settings, this vibrant urban park will host a series of new murals, graphic art, multimedia works, photo-based pieces, virtual tours, artist talks, and an exhibition titled "ALLCITY Shine," curated by Danilo Deluxo McCallum. At the Downsview Hub you will also find exhibitions by Jane Street Speaks, North York Arts, BSAM (Black Speculative Arts Movement) and Zahra Siddiqui.