Every Little Thing

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, August 29, 2008 - 4:00am

Created primarily in acrylic on canvas and board, the series explores in depth the effects of colour, formal composition and materiality. Though abstract in nature, Steele's paintings are often partially representative of actual scenes or contain visual elements recollected from first encounters.

April Steele is an emerging visual artist and curator from Peterborough, and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design's drawing and painting program. She has also lived and studied in Florence and Venice, Italy, where she specialized in fine art and art history, and has exhibited her work internationally.

Venue & Address: 
Peterborough Arts Umbrella 378 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Explores and Dandies in an open letter to Canada Post

Explorers and dandies
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 4:00am

Through Canada Post's process of approving postage stamp imagery, and the works of artists Frederick Hagan and Kent Monkman, this exhibition asks "who has the authority to officiate over our history?" Critical examination and cheeky humour reveal the history-of-our-history, that is, how institutions determine and prescribe the standard version of history.

Frederick Hagan's (b. 1918, d. 2003) works have had the honour of being sanctioned to represent Canadian history. Issued from 1986-89, the Explorations of Canada postage stamp series was commissioned by Canada Post to honour select explorers. Although bestowed the honour of the commission, under the direction of Canada Post, Hagan's original designs did not wholly emerge. Unable to satisfactorily realize his conceptual ambitions through the commission, Hagan was compelled to continue production on the theme of exploration. Amending the Explorations of Canada title from the stamp series to simply Exploration, the artist encompassed broader connotations through this ambitious series of lithographs.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Mississauga 300 City Centre DriveGround floor, South east corner, Mississauga, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Boreal Baroque

Boreal Baroque
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 4:00am

A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), OCAD alumna Mary Anne Barkhouse is a recognized Canadian artist who lives in Haliburton County. This installation is a stunning display of Barkhouse's belief and understanding of nature juxtaposed into our domestic surroundings. She describes the work as follows: I will be doing sculptural works that combine the ideas of both baroque and boreal to look at issues of survival and sovereignty in a northern climate...so I am using animals that have developed specific survival strategies for living in this delightful climate that we have and then putting them in a baroque living room setting...
A partnered exhibition with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Art Gallery of Sudbury; Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo; Thames Art Gallery, Chatham. Sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council

Venue & Address: 
Agnes Jamieson Gallery 176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, Ontario

Subliminal Spaces

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:00am

Gallery 44 in Toronto presents new work by OCAD alumni Scott Chandler. Chandler' work is primarily documentary based, and examines the constructed environment and its effects on its inhabitants. He recently exhibited at the Edward Day Gallery and the Outdoor Art Exhibition, and in 2007 was one of the winners for Canada in the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward emerging photographers' competition. Chandler resides in Toronto and will be attending graduate school in the fall to pursue a Master of Fine Arts.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 401 Richmond Street West, Suite #120, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Various States of Undress: Construction and Repair

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Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 4:00am

Solo Exhibit by OCAD Alumus, Jason Gringler, featuring new symmetrical paintings using acrylic and spray paint on Plexiglas and mirror.

Venue & Address: 
The Proposition 559 West 22nd Street, New York, New York
Cost: 
Free

Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What if there were movies made the same way as suits, custom fitted, each one tailored for one person? Some of the brightest stars from Toronto's fringe film and video scene--including OCAD alumni Midi Onodera, Jubal Brown, Su Rynard and OCAD Professor Richard Fung--will show dazzling and mysterious short films, and then discuss the genesis of their projects with Mike Hoolboom, editor of the collection, Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists (Coach House Books).

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom 1214 Queen Street W, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
info@gladstonehotel.com
Cost: 
Free

Obsolete Concepts

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Friday, May 9, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, June 13, 2008 - 4:00am

A Space Gallery in Toronto presents "Obsolete Concepts", a group show featuring seven artisits, including OCAD alumnus Adam Brown.

Adam received his MFA from the University of guelph and his BFA from OCAD. He has exhibited video installations, films and sculpture projects in Canada, Europe and the United States.

Venue & Address: 
A Space Gallery 401 Richmond St. W. Suite 110, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Jung Guns

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Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Whippersnapper Gallery in Toronto presents a group exhibition including work by OCAD alumni Scott Chandler, Kara Kirsh, Andrea Raymond and Zoe Jaremus.

Venue & Address: 
Whippersnapper Gallery 587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Flop House Rules

Gary Taxali
Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 4:00am

Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona, Spain presents new work by alumnus and OCAD Instructor Gary Taxali.

Venue & Address: 
Iguapop Gallery C/ Comerç, 15, Barcelona, Spain
Cost: 
Free

EveryTING Irie - waves, braids & line-ups

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:00am

The National Film Board Mediatheque presents EveryTING Irie, including work by alumna Christina Lesile.

Leslie's photographic portraits mimic the jacket covers of Jamaican records and reggae and ska posters from the early 60s and 70s. Leslie's insertion of Jamaican text offers intimate reflections of migration and notions of settlement and a reimagined past. Waves, Braids and Line-ups uses documentary-style photography to explore the shared histories of those who visit the Black barbershops of Toronto.

Part of CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival.

Venue & Address: 
National Film Board of Canada Mediatheque Centre 150 John Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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