Diagrams of Power

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00am

Diagrams of Power
July 11 to September 29, 2018

Group exhibition featuring work by Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, DataMade, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Margaret Pearce, Philippe Rekacewicz, Visualizing Impact, and more.

Curated by Patricio Dávila

Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

 

Support
Diagrams of Power is produced with the support of OCAD University's Office of the Faculty of Design, Public Visualization Lab and Nexus Investments.

Diagram of Power's public workshops and research engagement events is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: Forensic Architecture, The Ayotzinapa Case: A Cartography of Violence (still), 2017. Video, 18 min. 24 sec.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
 Image: Forensic Architecture, The Ayotzinapa Case: A Cartography of Violence (still), 2017. Video, 18 min. 24 sec.
Supporters

Grine Kuzine OPENING EVENT

Grine Kuzine
Friday, December 2, 2016

Using recycled cardboard and faded memories; Evan Tapper recreates his grandmother’s 1930s kitchen in Winnipeg to reflect on past and present hardships of starting life anew as an immigrant.

Website: 
http://fentster.org/#/grinekuzine/

MICHAEL ANTKOWIAK, FACULTY OF ART, PRESENTS: WHAT RIGHT HAS MY HEAD TO CALL ITSELF ME

abstract figurative work, predominantly blue
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 4:00am

WHAT RIGHT HAS MY HEAD TO CALL ITSELF ME

MICHAEL ANTKOWIAK

OCTOBER 7TH - 29TH, 2016

RECEPTION OCT 7TH 6-9PM

 

“At what precise moment...

...does an individual stop being who he thinks he is?

You know, I don't like complications.

Cut off my arm. I say, "Me and my arm."

You cut off my other arm. I say, "Me and my two arms."

You...take out...

...take out my stomach, my kidneys,

assuming that were possible...

And I say, "Me and my intestines."

Follow me?

And now, if you cut off my head...

...would I say, "Me and my head" or "Me and my body"?

What right has my head to call itself me?

What right?”

Excerpt from the film “The Tenant”, 1976, by Roman Polanski.

 

Michael Antkowiak (Warsaw, 1977) is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and completed his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2003. He has since exhibited in public and commercial galleries in Canada and abroad, including the Queens Museum of Art, in New York City, and Carrie Secrist Gallery, in Chicago, Il. Michael is a recipient of several artist’s grants and residencies, including the Toronto Arts Council Grant, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Michael lives and works in Toronto, and in addition to his studio practice, teaches as a drawing and painting instructor at OCAD University.

 

 

Blue, oil on canvas 12”x16” 2016

Venue & Address: 
WIL KUCEY GALLERY 1183 DUNDAS ST. W. TORONTO CANADA M6J 1X3
Website: 
http://www.wilkuceygallery.ca
Phone: 
416.532.8467

Black Future Month art exhibition returns to OCAD University

Black History month art call banner
Black History month art call banner
group of people, some holding hands
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 5:00am

We are excited to inform you that the Black Future Month art exhibition will be returning to OCAD University for 2016 as part of the Black History Month Program at OCADU.

The 4th Annual BLACK FUTURE MONTH 3016 Art Exhibition will be spread across campus between the Ada Slaight Gallery Space (Transit Space) in 100 McCaul, the Open Gallery Space in 49 McCaul St. and the Graduate Gallery at 205 Richmond st. The Exhibit will consist of OCAD U students, alumni, staff and Faculty along with select artists from the Black Community.

EXHIBIT INFO:
The 4th Annual BLACK FUTURE MONTH 3016 Art Exhibition is a professional curated platform that was created in 2012 by OCADU alumna Danilo McCallum. Now in its 4th edition of the exhibit, it is dedicated to showing work of artists who identify as being of African decent to explore the infinite expressions of Afrofuturism, Black speculative fiction, Afro-Surrealism and other expansive themes like Black identity, culture and existence in the future, real or imagined.

Submission Deadline: January 8th, 2016

Submission guidelines are the following:
• Contact Info and area of study
• Brief reason of interest (300 words or less)
• Brief Artist statement or Short proposal (150 words or less) including specification on work dimensions and any installation specification
• Digital Images – Jpeg Format less than 5mb, Audio – Mp3, Video – Still image + online link
All mediums will be accepted
But space is limited.

Send Submissions to Blackfuture3015@gmail.com
Installation begins February 1st and exhibit will run to March.
Selected artists will be notified within a weeks of the application

For more information visit: www.blackfuturemonth.com

Website: 
http://www.blackfuturemonth.com
Email: 
Blackfuture3015@gmail.com
Phone: 
We are excited to inform you that the Black Future Month art exhibition will be returning to OCAD University for 2016 a part of the Black History Month Program at OCADU.
poster for the call for submissions

Notes From The Wind

Images of the flower Chrysanthemums painted on wood.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

This month starts with a new exhibition at the Learning Zone Gallery called Notes From the Wind.  

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation student, Kenny Tran and Drawing & Painting student, Emily Zhou curated this exhibition, highlighting artworks of 19 OCAD U students from the Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Futures, and Environmental Design programs. 

This exhibition aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the interpretation and portrayal of ‘nature’ in a new lens—through black and white/greyscale artworks (including artworks with minimal colour). The de-emphasis of colour as the primary artistic medium promotes an examination of the subject matter based on the emphasis of form, design, and values seen in nature, while interpreting the perpetuity of black and white imagery in relation to current developments of the world within a collective context. 

Image credit: Woman in Chrysanthemum Forest Under Full Moon: Part 1 by Sohae Jeong

On until February 24

Participants:

Samaa Ahmed

Alyssa Mae Bernardo

Shelby Doerfler

Sara Dube

Melissa Eaton

Dave Foster

Sohae Jeong

Reyhane Khonsari

Shannon Leigh

Karen Joyce Li

Vincy Lim

Donny Nie

Cleopatria Peterson

Michelle Rosen

Mikhail Shchupak-Katsman

Ron Siu

Prateek Verma

Xulin Wang

Yina Wang

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/359485321194228/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception

The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a free party to celebrate the opening of the newest exhibition at Onsite Gallery, The Sunshine Eaters!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018:

  • The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception: 8 to 10 p.m.
    Onsite Gallery
    199 Richmond St. W.
     
  • Come early and hear:
    Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    OCAD University
    100 McCaul St., Auditorium, Rm 190
    ASL interpretation provided

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/193684211188640/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
The Sunshine Eaters

Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation

The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join esteemed international artists Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson for a free public talk to kick off the newest exhibition at Onsite Gallery, The Sunshine Eaters. Moderated by curator Lisa Deanne Smith.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018:

  • Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    OCAD University
    100 McCaul St., Auditorium, Room 190

    ASL interpretation provided
    No RSVPs are required, however, we recommend you arrive early as seating will be limited.
     

  • The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception: 8 to 10 p.m.
    Onsite Gallery
    199 Richmond St. W.

Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. Cave exhibits internationally and recently presented a massive immersive installation Until at MASS MoCA (MA). His works are in many collections including at the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian. Cave is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery.

Jamaican-born artist Ebony G. Patterson’s works employ opulent surfaces and brightly colored patterns to seduce the viewer into confronting the profound social realities contained at their core. Often addressing the use of feminine gendered adornment in the construct of urban masculinity within popular culture, Patterson embellishes photographic tapestries by hand with beading, sequins, fabric and jewelry. Patterson’s aesthetic pulls the viewer in and forces them to bear witness to problematic social conflicts experienced by her subjects. Her works command the viewer to look past the façade – of their rich formal characteristics, of the fabricated fantasies increasingly traded in our consumer and social media-centric culture – and to acknowledge the realities of those not touched by the glitter and gold. The paradoxical means the artist uses to convey this message only emphasizes its urgency and weight. Patterson has had solo exhibitions and projects at many US institutions including The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (2016); Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, GA (2016); Museum of Art and Design, NY (2015); and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2016). In 2018, Patterson will have a large-scale solo exhibition at Pérez Art Museum, Miami. She is presented by Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

The Sunshine Eaters is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Nexus Investments.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Images: (left) Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2015, mixed media including vintage toys and globes, wire, fabric, metal and mannequin, 104" x 50" x 44." © Nick Cave. Photo by James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. (right) Ebony G. Patterson, Bad Pickney from the Fambily series, 2013, mixed media on hand-embellished, jacquard woven tapestry with 56 fabric balloons, dimensions variable. © Ebony G. Patterson. Collection of Dr. Paul Marks, Toronto.Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University (100 McCaul St., Auditorium, Rm 190)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2433691070189486/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson

ZINE POWER Exhibition

Photograph of Zine Power Exhibition sign. Metal letters on burgandy paper.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Zine Power is the current exhibition at the Learning Zone Gallery.

This exhibition features zine work by 14 creators from OCAD University and Toronto zine community.

On display are completed publications including rough notes, sketches, and other process documents that were generated in the making of a zine to give viewers a deeper insight to the experiences of zine creators.

On until December 2

Creators:

Sahar Abdallah

Pauline Aksay

Tal Sofia Braniss

Carrying Root Collective

Donny Nie

Eunice Lai & Friends

Lindsay Gibb

Tara Krebs

Kai Lumbang

Natalie Mark

Yahn Nemirovsky

Donny Nie

Tami Poliwoda

Lina Wu

 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/494235560976479/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

Exhibition Opportunity and Job Opportunity

Exhibition and Job Opportunity
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:15am to Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:45pm

This year OCAD University is hosting the 2017 Manning Innovation Symposium on November 30 in the Great Hall. We'd like to display 2D student artwork in the space during the event, already existing artwork is welcome.

Please send your online submissions to Karen Kwon at kkwon@ocadu.ca.

Submission deadline is November 20 at 11:59pm.

Job opportunities for student monitors during the event on November 30, please contact kkwon@ocadu.ca if you have any questions.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, The Great Hall, Room 270
Email: 
kkwon@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416)977-6000 ext. 4782

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