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STUDENT AND ALUMNI WORK ON VIEW AT HAZELTON LANES ARTS FESTIVAL

Alexandra Louise Beriault with Dori J. Segal. Photo by Paul Savaria.
Alexandra Louise Beriault (Sculpture/Installation 2014 medal winner) with Dori J. Segal, President and CEO, First Capital Realty. Photo by Paul Savaria.
Adam Chapman (Drawing & Painting, 2013) with Dori J. Segal, President and CEO, First Capital Realty. Photo by Paul Savaria.
Adam Chapman (Drawing & Painting, 2013) with Dori J. Segal, President and CEO, First Capital Realty. Photo by Paul Savaria.

Reconstructing (S)P(L)ace, the second annual Hazelton Lanes Art Festival, featuring new work by 27 fourth-year OCAD U students and recent graduates, took over a boutique shop this year to display art in a unique way. Presented by OCAD U and First Capital Realty, and hosted by Hazelton Lanes, the festival runs until May 18 and features a schedule of talks, performances, tours and music in the space in addition to the showcase of jury selected works.

Pam Patterson, an art instructor at OCAD U and Vlad Spicanovic, the Dean of Faculty of Art, transformed a former retail space in Hazelton Lanes into a pop-up gallery featuring artworks in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installations and video. Mirrored changerooms are repurposed into 360 degree displays to view works from every angle. Elsewhere, a traditional-looking portrait of two lounging nude figures in a forest turns out to be an ironic commentary on modern life: the figures each grasp a mobile device and are looking intently at these, not each other. 

Some of the work was shown previously at the university’s 99th Annual Graduate Exhibition and at the 2014 Alumni Exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel. All the works explore notions of renovation, adaptation and location to match the major redevelopment underway at Hazelton Lanes. 

The festival opened with a reception on May 7, and continues with a panel on public art and the future of the city moderated by Spicanovic, a hands-on gesture lab workshop led by Kyle Duffield, a terrarium design workshop with LIFE and grOCAD artists, narrative and poetry workshops with OCAD U professor and dub poet Lillian Allen and artist talks by Fatimah Tuggar and Derek Liddington.

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Hazelton Lanes Arts Festival 

Background on the festival




Alexandra Louise Beriault with Dori J. Segal. Photo by Paul Savaria.
Adam Chapman (Drawing & Painting, 2013) with Dori J. Segal, President and CEO, First Capital Realty. Photo by Paul Savaria.

Reconstructing (S)P(L)ace, the second annual Hazelton Lanes Art Festival, featuring new work by 27 fourth-year OCAD U students and recent graduates, took over a boutique shop this year to display art in a unique way. Presented by OCAD U and First Capital Realty, and hosted by Hazelton Lanes, the festival runs until May 18 and features a schedule of talks, performances, tours and music in the space in addition to the showcase of jury selected works.

Pam Patterson, an art instructor at OCAD U and Vlad Spicanovic, the Dean of Faculty of Art, transformed a former retail space in Hazelton Lanes into a pop-up gallery featuring artworks in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installations and video. Mirrored changerooms are repurposed into 360 degree displays to view works from every angle. Elsewhere, a traditional-looking portrait of two lounging nude figures in a forest turns out to be an ironic commentary on modern life: the figures each grasp a mobile device and are looking intently at these, not each other. 

Some of the work was shown previously at the university’s 99th Annual Graduate Exhibition and at the 2014 Alumni Exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel. All the works explore notions of renovation, adaptation and location to match the major redevelopment underway at Hazelton Lanes. 

The festival opened with a reception on May 7, and continues with a panel on public art and the future of the city moderated by Spicanovic, a hands-on gesture lab workshop led by Kyle Duffield, a terrarium design workshop with LIFE and grOCAD artists, narrative and poetry workshops with OCAD U professor and dub poet Lillian Allen and artist talks by Fatimah Tuggar and Derek Liddington.

Find out more

Hazelton Lanes Arts Festival 

Background on the festival