Wild Things


Thesis Exhibition for Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design Masters Candidate Vanessa Lee Jackson

 
DateMonday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

Website

www.vanessaleejackson.com

Location

Ignite Gallery

Wild Things is a collection of domestic designs that follow the principles of biophilic design, anti-design and post-disciplinary craft processes. Designed in the spirit of experimentation and imagination, this work taps into the phantasmagorical properties that our everyday furniture and objects can hold, if thought of outside the constraints of modernism and mass production. Using visuals borrowed from the natural world, Wild Things examines the outcome when biophilic design is placed within a handmade design process.

 

Vanessa Lee Jackson is a designer and maker who creates furniture and objects which exist at the intersection between display and use. Her works showcase the properties that a practical object can hold through the use of conceptual forms. Vanessa’s intent is to open up the participant’s perception into the realm of the possible, rather than settling on a fixated meaning. She succeeds at this by integrating imaginative ornamentation into her furniture forms, highlighting that their aesthetics are just as important as their function.

 

Vanessa is currently pursuing her MDes at OCAD University and is an instructor in the Craft & Design Furniture program at Sheridan. She lives and works in Toronto.

 

Instagram:

@vvvllljjj



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DateMonday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

Website

www.vanessaleejackson.com

Location

Ignite Gallery

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
On Saurday March 23, guided tours will visit all 8 of OCADU's galleries. 
Visit the OCAD University art district for the second annual Gallery Crawl! Featuring special programming at our eight galleries.
Thesis Exhibition for Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design Masters Candidate Vanessa Lee Jackson
Please join the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies for two Sabbatical Talks: “Extending the Meaning of “Genetic” in Medicine in Canada and Mexico to include ‘Related to Chromosomes and Genes’” by Dr. Bill Leeming and "Cinematic Life in the Anthropocene" by Dr. Selmin Kara. Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in 205 Richmond St. W., Room 320.
OCAD University’s Faculty of Art, in collaboration with Another Story Bookshop, is pleased to present returning 2018 Global Experience Project artist-in-residence Maria Thereza Alves for the launch of her new book. With special guest Lisa Meyers.
Part of a two-year research project out of OCAD University that is looking at how we as citizens can make change happen to build community and turn forgotten places into vibrant spaces in Toronto. How can design and art support community-based place-making?
The Scarborough forum is set for March 26th from 6:00–8:00 pm. It will be held at the East Scarborough Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Ave E. Join in the conversation—share your story of how you made your community stronger.
Associate Professor Jean-Christian Knaff in our Illustration Program has been selected to part of the OSA 14th Annual Juried Exhibition.
Amanda Kung, Alexandru Stratulat, Micketty, and Robin Love present: side effects may include part of the SCIN 2019 Thesis Exhibitions 'For External Use Only', a special presentation highlighting graduating students from OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation Program.
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Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

Wild Things is a collection of domestic designs that follow the principles of biophilic design, anti-design and post-disciplinary craft processes. Designed in the spirit of experimentation and imagination, this work taps into the phantasmagorical properties that our everyday furniture and objects can hold, if thought of outside the constraints of modernism and mass production. Using visuals borrowed from the natural world, Wild Things examines the outcome when biophilic design is placed within a handmade design process.

 

Vanessa Lee Jackson is a designer and maker who creates furniture and objects which exist at the intersection between display and use. Her works showcase the properties that a practical object can hold through the use of conceptual forms. Vanessa’s intent is to open up the participant’s perception into the realm of the possible, rather than settling on a fixated meaning. She succeeds at this by integrating imaginative ornamentation into her furniture forms, highlighting that their aesthetics are just as important as their function.

 

Vanessa is currently pursuing her MDes at OCAD University and is an instructor in the Craft & Design Furniture program at Sheridan. She lives and works in Toronto.

 

Instagram:

@vvvllljjj

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery
Website: 
www.vanessaleejackson.com
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