Mono Sonic


How can something be recorded and materialized that is in itself ephemeral, and constantly evading being shaped?

‘Mono Sonic’ is a drawing archive of sounds I have never heard before. This body of work is a personal investigation into finding new forms of translating sound into graphic notations on paper and canvas.
 

 
DateThursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:15am

Email

Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Location

165 Augusta Ave

How can something be recorded and materialized that is in itself ephemeral, and constantly evading being shaped?

‘Mono Sonic’ is a drawing archive of sounds I have never heard before. This body of work is a personal investigation into finding new forms of translating sound into graphic notations on paper and canvas.

Opening Reception: Thursday August 8th 6-10pm
Workshops: August 10th 11th
Location: Ignite Gallery 165 Augusta Ave

Werbel's graduate thesis has been an evolving process of re-learning how to listen, and how to develop a new drawing system to translate my findings. Invisible connections, overlaps, and fusions of soundscapes have become an integral component in developing my drawing practice.

“Start by listening to the sounds of your body while moving. They are closest to you and establish the first dialogue between you and the environment. If you can hear even the quietest of these sounds you are moving through an environment which is scaled on human proportions. In other words, with your voice or your footsteps for instance, you are "talking" to your environment which then in turn responds by giving your sounds a specific acoustic quality.”
-Hildegard Westerkamp

Justyna Werbel works both as an active visual artist and curator. She received her BDes in Industrial Design and is currently perusing her masters in the IAMD program at OCADU. Werbel’s MFA thesis explores sonic awareness by interpreting audio recordings of sonic masses in motion, into large and small scale drawings to create a new way of investigating her drawing practice. She is exploring this practice through inhabiting and becoming sonically aware of her invisible topography, focusing on the body in a space that receives and produces sounds. Werbel transcribes minimally edited mono recordings made using a mobile phone, which documents the everyday experiences of the recordist. The transcriptions are made with tools and materials she has acquired and developed over several years of research and studio based practice. She has both exhibited and presented in Poland, Germany, Israel the Czech Republic, Uruguay, Brazil, India and Canada.

Previously Werbel led the head of the productions department in Poland's newest Centre for Contemporary art TRAFO, where she spearheaded and curated the Plug In Project Room, an experimental space dedicated to supporting both local and international emerging artists.

Werbel has been the recipient of numerous grants, including support from the Adama Mickiewicz Institute, the Polish Institute in New Delhi, the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv as well as the outstanding scholastic achievement grant from the Polonia Centre in Canada.

For inquires please contact justynawerbel@gmail.com



MFA Show
DateThursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:15am

Email

Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Website Location

165 Augusta Ave

OCAD U Professor Gord Peteran is part of a group exhibition called Undomesticated.  Through critical investigations of the domestic realm, Undomesticated considers the psychological, political and emotional layers that shape our sense of home and belonging.
Among All These Tundras features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world.
Free public reception of Onsite Gallery's newest exhibition, ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ Among All These Tundras
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Arctic/Amazon Symposium 
12 Degrees is pleased to exhibit a new work by acclaimed artist Colette Laliberté. From September 20 to December 26, 2019, Laliberté’s site specific installation of three-dimensional works on paper will be on display at 12 Degrees, Monday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. 
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join Inuk artist, writer, curator, throatsinger, spoken word poet and Onsite Gallery exhibiting artist, Taqralik Partridge, for a spoken word performance and writing activity.
Piranha, Comic Art and Political Cartoons by the Union Art Service.
Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award-winning poet SONNET L’ABBE returns with her third collection in which a mixed-race woman decomposes her inheritance of Shakespeare.
Mono Sonic
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:15am

How can something be recorded and materialized that is in itself ephemeral, and constantly evading being shaped?

‘Mono Sonic’ is a drawing archive of sounds I have never heard before. This body of work is a personal investigation into finding new forms of translating sound into graphic notations on paper and canvas.

Opening Reception: Thursday August 8th 6-10pm
Workshops: August 10th 11th
Location: Ignite Gallery 165 Augusta Ave

Werbel's graduate thesis has been an evolving process of re-learning how to listen, and how to develop a new drawing system to translate my findings. Invisible connections, overlaps, and fusions of soundscapes have become an integral component in developing my drawing practice.

“Start by listening to the sounds of your body while moving. They are closest to you and establish the first dialogue between you and the environment. If you can hear even the quietest of these sounds you are moving through an environment which is scaled on human proportions. In other words, with your voice or your footsteps for instance, you are "talking" to your environment which then in turn responds by giving your sounds a specific acoustic quality.”
-Hildegard Westerkamp

Justyna Werbel works both as an active visual artist and curator. She received her BDes in Industrial Design and is currently perusing her masters in the IAMD program at OCADU. Werbel’s MFA thesis explores sonic awareness by interpreting audio recordings of sonic masses in motion, into large and small scale drawings to create a new way of investigating her drawing practice. She is exploring this practice through inhabiting and becoming sonically aware of her invisible topography, focusing on the body in a space that receives and produces sounds. Werbel transcribes minimally edited mono recordings made using a mobile phone, which documents the everyday experiences of the recordist. The transcriptions are made with tools and materials she has acquired and developed over several years of research and studio based practice. She has both exhibited and presented in Poland, Germany, Israel the Czech Republic, Uruguay, Brazil, India and Canada.

Previously Werbel led the head of the productions department in Poland's newest Centre for Contemporary art TRAFO, where she spearheaded and curated the Plug In Project Room, an experimental space dedicated to supporting both local and international emerging artists.

Werbel has been the recipient of numerous grants, including support from the Adama Mickiewicz Institute, the Polish Institute in New Delhi, the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv as well as the outstanding scholastic achievement grant from the Polonia Centre in Canada.

For inquires please contact justynawerbel@gmail.com

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Ave
Email: 
Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca
MFA Show
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