The Eyesore Store
"Conduit Street, once a tailoring beehive, has a fly-blown air – hard times and rent rises drove Cyril Castle to the rear of his shop, with the front sub-let, and Sammy Stewart was likewise forced to retreat from a rather grand street-front location to the second floor of the building next door; across the street, Castle’s friend and rival, Anthony Sinclair, ended his career in more humiliating circumstances, at the rear of a novelty store decked out with false bottoms and other rubber obscenities."
Extract from Savile Row, An Illustrated History, by Richard Walker
Adrian Norvid, born in London (U.K.), lives and works in Montreal (QC). He received his M.F.A. in Studio Arts and his B.F.A. in Music from York University, Toronto (ON). Norvid has exhibited and performed widely in Canada including at Centre Clark, Montreal (QC); FOFA Gallery, Montreal (QC); The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec (QC); The Molinari Foundation, Montreal (QC); The Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette (QC), AXE Neo7, Gatineau (QC); ODD Gallery, Dawnson City (YT); and The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (QC). His solo exhibition Showstoppers, Whoppers, Downers and Out of Towners traveled to The McIntosh Gallery, London (ON), The Rooms, St. Johns (NL), The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (ON) and the Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor (ON). Norvid’s book Nogoodniks was published by Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal.