Recent Press Quotes | Selected Reviews | Books and Catalogues
|EYE Magazine,September 27, 2007
“Dyan Marie shines an artful light on her neighbourhood."
Nuit Blanche, Bloor NIGHT LIGHT.
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|EYE Magazine, March
“ A Greener Scene. Dyan Marie’s Vine People deepen our roots in the neighbourhood’
and Mail, Jan. 20, 2007
“ Painting the Town: At Bloor and Lansdowne, artist Dyan Marie sees the whole neighbourhood as a work of art”.
|Reading Toronto, January 3, 2007
“ Spot Culture….are initiatives that incubate art projects in spots that need attentions..”
And Environment, Fall , 2006
Transformation In Toronto: “Dyan Marie has created a series of public art projects to unite and activate her community…”
November 25, 2006
Audio cast... “Dyan Marie is making a tough part of town a smart part of own”.
Magazine, Fall Issue, 2006
Writes... “Dyan Marie has a simple plan for changing neighbourhoods. It starts by walking - in only four years she has already mobilized community residents to build this dream, titled Walk Here”.
|Toronto Star, November 25 and 30, 2006Audio cast... “Dyan Marie is making a tough part of town a smart part of own”.|
Mail, March 25, 2006
Writes...“Toronto-based artist Dyan Marie reserves her project space for the exhibiting of those all-too-rare emblematic moments in contemporary art where the visual world’s conventional aesthetic and sociological concerns are joined...”
Post, Jan. 8, 2004
Writes “... Dyan Marie makes the term “Multi - disciplinary artist” seem too easy. One gets the sense that her work is like a watering hole, providing a moment of pause for the tireless and wholly dedicated community master planner. She’s like a modest Jane Jacobs, armed with art supplies”
Nov./Dec.... Issue 2004
Writes “... Dyan Marie’s work lies at the junction of art and activism, in recent years, she’s acquired a reputation as one of the city’s fiercest community advocates.
|The Expositor, Oct. 21, 2004
Writes “... Dyan Marie has created a number of art Interventions – interactive exhibitions which tackle inner city ills. “I’m responsive to the environment around me,” she says of her extensive experience in public art, “and that informs the works I make.”
|Globe and Mail, Jan. 24, 2004
Writes “...energetic Toronto-based sculptor, photographer, urban activist and now painter Dyan Marie work relates, in varying ways, to the artist’s remarkably fierce and tireless dedication to urban reinvigoration.”
Jan. 8, 2004
Writes ...“Marie consolidates her exploration of the ramifications of development in her work, “Brilliantly and Everything Else”
Art Magazine, Winter Issue 2004
Writes... “A catalyst for social awareness in this urban intervention by artist Dyan Marie who brings the idea of community to the art world.”
Life, Neighourhoods, May 2004,
“ Dyan Marie’s passion for the community is contagious. She calls the proposed community walking system “Walk Here”, an “art-embedded” walking system, a sort of plein-air gallery with individual works created by local tradespeople and artists. “Our idea is that people can use the park and path as a community centre. It will be a source of pride and indigenous expression.”
Selected Articles and Reviews
Exhibition Catalogues and Books
"Cold City Years" The Power Plant, 2006