Summer Chat: Hello Couch Monster

Brian Jungen, Couch Monster, bronze sculpture

Brian Jungen, Couch Monster: Sadzěʔ yaaghęhch’ill (2022). Bronze. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Commission, with funds from the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program, The Renette and David Berman Family Foundation, Charles Brindamour & Josée Letarte, Bob Dorrance & Gail Drummond, Angela & David Feldman, Hal Jackman Foundation, Phil Lind & Ellen Roland, T. R. Meighen Family Foundation, Partners in Art, Paul & Jan Sabourin, an anonymous donor, and with funds by exchange from Morey and Jennifer Chaplick, 2022. © Brian Jungen

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@ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is a free event

Summer Chat: Hello Couch Monster

Wednesdays until September 1, 5 - 6 pm, Corner of McCaul St. and Dundas St.

Join our Gallery Guide to learn more about the Couch Monster: Sadzěʔ yaaghęhch’ill every Wednesday evening at the corner of McCaul St. and Dundas St. This is a free event for everyone.

About The Artwork

An artist of Dane-zaa and European heritage, Brian Jungen (b.1970) is internationally renowned for his sculptures and installations made from repurposed consumer goods. In his extensive body of work, Jungen engages with both Indigenous materials and traditions as well as Western art history and popular culture.

Entitled Couch Monster: Sadzěʔ yaaghęhch’ill Jungen’s new sculpture for this outdoor space is a monument to creative form and engineering. In his first large-scale work in bronze, Jungen has constructed the figure of an elephant from discarded leather sofas. 

About the Let’s Chat Program 

Free with admission

Tuesday to Sunday 1 - 3 pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays 6 - 8 pm

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The Gallery Guide Program at the AGO fosters a peer to peer volunteer learning environment focused on sharing personal perspectives on art. We know people have a vast range of experiences and opinions on art: what's yours? Borrow from popular culture and news or mythical stories and fantastical ideas… who knows where it might take you. Guided by a combination of art world ideas and other perspectives, our passionate volunteers – Gallery Guides -- shine at helping us all see our world in new ways through art. Keep your eye out for a Let's Chat floor dot and let's get chatting!

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