Storying Online Exhibition

A photo of a group of people standing in three rows with their backs to the camera
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 9:00am to Monday, June 1, 2020 - 9:00am

Visit the exhibition at https://ocad.libguides.com/storying_exhibition

 

Over the winter semester 2020, OCAD U faculty Penelope Smart and Pam Patterson and 25 students of CROS 2002 Contemporary Issues: Art Today met on Thursday afternoons to explore the concept of identity — the solid, evaporating, congealing, fractured, token, sincere question of Who am I? within contemporary art practices. Our inquiry took on many forms: personal writings and responses on issues of representation and difference, memory and imagination, and the mediation of the world through technologies. Together, we mapped frameworks of the self through readings, peer discussions, presentations and gallery visits, working toward a fluid, unscripted, collective expression of our findings: a group exhibition of individual works that speak to identity as a myriad of stories we tell ourselves (or are told) about who we are. 

“Storying”-as-exhibit was set to open in the Learning Zone on April 2nd, 2020. As Covid-19 became a reality for the OCAD U community and across the globe, we pivoted to the OCAD U Library's digital platform. It is exciting and meaningful for us to share these works — as self-expression in the here and now — with online audiences during this extraordinary time. It has never been more important to stay connected and curious about other people. How do our personal experiences, histories, creative talents, and daily hopes and fears work to both keep us apart and bring us closer?

This website serves as an online exhibition and creative portfolio of the course. Please explore the multidisciplinary works — spanning painting, drawing, textile, sculpture, animation, music, AI tech and video — of students by navigating to the online exhibition and Facebook page. On the exhibition site, you can also read short artist statements including poems, lyrics and creative texts, which accompany and illuminate each work.

Thank you for visiting.

-- Penelope Smart, curator and tutorial leader

 

Exhibition Statement: “Storying” is an exhibition by students in CROS 2002 Contemporary Issues: Art Today. Individual works spanning a variety of media query identity as a creative act — a thing to be made, re-made, told, written, erased, re-written, documented and performed. Works consider how questions of authorship and authority shape the stories we tell about who we are.

Exhibiting Artists: Anam Feerasta, Bernobayobaylee/ Lee Reid, Carla Sierra Suarez, Carmen Mahave, Chris Mullrooney, Emily Flynn, Esther Liang, Fabina Germain, Fuyu Liu, Jerry Zhou, Kaia Fortis Scott, Lou Davis, Lucas Kim, Madison Burke, Philberta Mak, Raf Dan McEwan, Tony Leung, Violet Liepins, Zhenhao Sun

Professor: Pam Patterson 

Project curator: Penelope Smart, Tutorial Leader

Assistant curator: Temple Marucci-Campbell 

Web design: Marta Chudolinska

A special thank you to Marta Chudolinska, of the OCAD U Learning Zone, for her positivity, helpfulness and technical and administrative knowledge and support.

Venue & Address: 
https://ocad.libguides.com/storying_exhibition
Website: 
https://ocad.libguides.com/storying_exhibition
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
free

LIGHT & SHADOW: A SHOWCASE OF STUDENT WORK

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 11:00am to Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Associate Professor Ron Wood is pleased to showcase a set of student work from the two Fall 2019 B&W Camera & Darkroom classes. These photographs are from the 3rd assignment which is all about “Light & Shadow." 

The students used analogue cameras, developed their own film and worked in wet labs to produce their prints. Link to work above on FLICKR .

 

 

Website: 
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJM1LpD
B&W  photo of window in an empty room

LIGHT & SHADOW: A SHOWCASE OF STUDENT WORK

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 11:00am to Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 11:00am

Associate Professor Ron Wood is pleased to showcase a set of student work from the two Fall 2019 B&W Camera & Darkroom classes. These photographs are from the 3rd assignment which is all about “Light & Shadow." 

The students used analogue cameras, developed their own film and worked in wet labs to produce their prints. Link to work below on FLICKR:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJM1LpD 

 

 

Website: 
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJM1LpD
B&W  photo of window in an empty room

Depth of Field: A Showcase of Student Work

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am to Monday, December 2, 2019 - 6:00pm

Associate Professor Ron Wood is pleased to showcase a set of student work from the two Fall 2019 B&W Camera & Darkroom classes. These photographs are from the second assignment which is all about “Depth of Field." 

The original work is on display until December 2nd in the corridor leading to Photography, 4th floor, 100 McCaul, next to the old elevator.

The students used analogue cameras, developed their own film and worked in wet labs to produce their prints. Link to work below on FLICKR.:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJrgZLm

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U, 100 McCaul St., Photography, 4th floor, Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJrgZLm
black and whit photo of underside of table with chairs

TORO

An abstract watercolour monotype print titled Tuna by Donnie Nie
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:45am to Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

This month, the Learning Zone Gallery presents TORO, a solo exhibition by Donny Nie showcasing recent paintings and prints. Donny Nie references the sensations and processes of consuming food, to embody the continuous, and subtle shaping of an individual through the accumulative effect of innocent routine.

Nie’s paintings and prints in Toro underline the exhaustion and exuberance, of the overwhelming possibilities in mundane, with anxious or curious surfaces.

On through March 29

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A STUDENT: A SHOWCASE OF STUDENT WORK

Black and white close up photo of grass
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:30am to Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 6:30pm

A Day in the Life of a Student, a showcase of student work

Associate Professor Ron Wood is pleased to showcase a set of student work from the Fall 2018 B&W Camera & Darkroom course. This assignment is called “A Day in the Life of a Student". The students use analogue cameras, develop their own film and work in wet labs to produce their prints. For most of the students, this class is their 1st time in the darkroom. The originals of this work are showing in the display cases 4th floor, Photography Department, 100 McCaul Street 

Link included to the work on FLICKR.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrgUno9

 

Venue & Address: 
Photography Department 4th floor (display cases), OCAD U, MCA 100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrgUno9

Proud At OCAD U Art Show

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:00pm

Proud at OCAD U coordinators, Casey Helm and Teddy Schaub curated this exhibition and here is their perspective on this art show:

The PROUD at OCAD U Exhibition features the work of LGBTQ+ identifying students here at OCAD. Art Exhibition spaces can be inaccessible spaces, especially for those whose identities intersect in different ways. The theme is simple: there is none! The participants were encouraged to bring in work they felt like showing off. PROUD is a community space and focuses on claiming our own space here at OCAD. Copies of the PROUD Community Zine are also available for free in the Learning Zone!

List of participants:

Casey Helm
Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez
Rachel Finlay
J. Lee Bertram-French
Heidi Ku
Abigail LaChapelle
Vincy Lim
Rachel McCormick
Emily Saunders
Teddy Schaub

On until April 23

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/proud.ocadu/
Email: 
Proud at OCAD U@proud.ocadu
Cost: 
Free
Photograph of poster for the Proud At OCAD U Art Show exhibition.

DEPTH OF FIELD: A SHOWCASE OF STUDENT WORK

black and white close shot of cactus like plant
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:45am to Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:45am

Associate Professor Ron Wood is pleased to showcase another set of student work from my B&W - Camera & Darkroom (Intro Black & White Photo class) (Ron Wood, Associate Professor). This 2nd assignment is called “Depth of Field”. The students use analogue cameras, develop their own film and work in wet labs to produce their own prints. For most of the students, this class is their 1st time in the darkroom. The originals of this work are showing in the display cases 4th floor, Photography Department, 100 McCaul Street until March 26th.

Link included to the work on FLICKR.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmehaJ2P

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street 4th floor, Photography Department, the display cases in the corridor leading to Photography Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmehaJ2P