Sculpting New Reads is the annual installation art program at The Word On The Street Toronto - Canada's biggest book and magazine festival.
Four contemporary artists have been paired with four Canadian new releases with the challenge to create new works inspired by the themes of their books.
Toronto-based artist, Nicholas Crombach, has been paired with the book "Deer Life" by Ron Sexsmith.
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Nicholas Crombach has a BFA from OCAD University with a major in Sculpture and Installation. In 2016-17 he participated in a year-long studio residency at The Florence Trust in London, UK. Nicholas has been awarded The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Hayden Davies Memorial Award, Samuel Lazar Kagan Award, Abraham and Malka Green Award, and a BMO 1st Art Nomination. His work has been exhibited at The Florence Trust, London (UK), Art Mur, Montreal (CA), Angell Gallery, Toronto (CA), XPACE, Toronto (CA) and Whippersnapper, Toronto (CA). nicholascrombach.com/
Deer Life by Ron Sexsmith
A humorously dark fairy tale, wherein young Deryn Hedlight (mistakenly) kills a dog that belongs to a witch, setting into motion a series of unexpected events. It’s a wicked fairy tale of witchcraft, bullying, revenge, and a mysterious bowler hat. Mostly though, it’s all about patience, friendship, and heroism where you least expect it.