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CHELSEA HOTEL, TORONTO DISPLAYS ARTISTIC SIDE
Artist in Residence – Harry Enchin

27 March 2014

TORONTO –Toronto's Entertainment Hotel, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is pleased to introduce the hotel's "Artist in Residence", Harry Enchin and his memory-evoking vintage images which are now on display throughout the newly renovated lobby. The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto will launch Enchin's art on Thursday April 3, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with an event in the lobby - including an opportunity to meet the artist and tour with him as he showcases how Toronto has changed over the last century.

Award winning photographer Enchin's TorontoTIME is a series of photo-based collages that digitally combine City of Toronto Archive source material from the first half of the twentieth century with modern day images of identical locations. "With a reference 'old' image in hand, I revisit the exact spot where the original image was taken. I find the same perspective, lining up the 'old' and 'new' and then capture a 'new' image," said Enchin.

Enchin's photographs show transformation and likeness in tandem through the merging of imagery, both past and present. He references historical images of industrialized Toronto and seamlessly integrates them with his own visual record of the city in its current post-modern state. The end result is a series of insightful, informative and introspective images that possess an aura of personal familiarity.

The April 3rd event also marks the launch of the hotel's corporate social responsibility efforts for 2014 with Enchin donating an "artist proof" in support of SickKids Foundation.

For more information about Harry Enchin and his art at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, please visit http://chelsea.eatonhotels.com/recreation-services/chelsea-artist-in-residence.htm

About Harry Enchin
Award winning photo-based artist, Harry Enchin uses archival city images to create new moments in time which bridge decades together. His photographic collages combine the vintage image with his present-day photography. The work has received extensive media coverage and has been exhibited at Scope New York, Aqua Art Miami, the Toronto International Art Fair, Scotiabank's CONTACT Photography Festival and the Affordable Art Fair in Mexico City. Enchin's work in public, private and corporate collections and is supported by government Arts Councils. For more information about the artist, visit http://www.torontomomentsintime.com

About Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
As Canada's largest hotel with 1,590 guest rooms, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just steps from the city's best shopping districts, world-class theatres, vibrant nightlife and exciting attractions. A full-service urban resort, Chelsea Hotel has room types to suit everyone and the hotel offers four restaurants and lounges, separate adult and family recreation areas and pools – including the "Corkscrew" - downtown Toronto's only indoor waterslide. As a premier family destination, the hotel offers a full range of services including the Family Fun Zone with Camp Chelsea, Kid Centre and Club 33 Teen Lounge. For more information or to make reservations, please call 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or visit www.eatonchelsea.com. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube.

 
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto   TorontoTIME Series by Harry Enchin



Media contact:
Tracy Ford
Director of Public Relations
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
Tel: +1 416 585 4396
Email: tracy.ford@eatonhotels.com