New Exhibitions at Gallery 1313

 New Exhibitions at Gallery 1313
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 6:45pm

Thursday, August 22, 7-10 p.m.

A series of exhibitions featuring recent OCAD U graduates

Main Gallery & Process Gallery : REPOSITION

A group exhibition from the graduates of the graphic design program at OCADU

Artists / Designers:
Preethi Jagadeesh
Emily Soo
Susan Wang
Andrew Tsan
Robert Tu
Sayeda Akbary
Tim Bettridge
Jocelyn Cheung
Maggie Chan
Ayeshah Ijaz

REPOSITION is a curated collection of ten graphic design thesis projects from recent graduates of OCAD University. After participating in OCAD U’s successful 2013 Gradex, our group has decided to initiate another exhibition outside of the institution in order to reach out to new audiences.
As a group, we strive to create beyond graphic design’s limitations and challenge the status quo. Our projects are attempts at redefining and revolutionizing the discipline of graphic design in the eyes of the public and our own, through the marriage of critical theory and design experimentation. Each piece in this collection questions tacit social norms and recodes conventions of design through different media. The projects come together as an array of critical inquiries into both personal and public experiences. Together, the exhibition is an assemblage of poignant investigations into differing aspects of our society through design.

Cell Gallery: CANVAS TAR PAPER & CEDAR an exploration of meaningful materials by Jo Anne Maikawa

Window Box Gallery: SOMEHOW CONNECTED Installation by Shannon Lea Doyle
Conceptual material processes allow Shannon Lea Doyle to create sculptures that express her interest in physical and psychological connections between people. Her work is often motivated by images found in news media that are then merged with images from her personal life during the process of creation.
Doyle’s work is concerned with suspensions of truth between the multiplicities of time and space. Somehow Connected has strong ties to contemporary narratives of disaster as well as August Strindberg’s A Dream Play. For Doyle, the process of beading with black is simultaneously an attempt at erasure and a meditative process of embellishment. The beads in Somehow Connected form shadows of figures that seem to be ascending or descending.

Shannon Lea Doyle is an artist from Toronto working in sculpture and performance. She holds a BFA from OCAD University and won the Sculpture and Installation Medal in 2013. Shannon is a member of Soulpepper Theatre Company’s Academy where she works as a designer.

Window Box Exhibit curated by Tara Bursey.

Gallery Hours Wed - Sun 1-6 p.m.

 

416-536-6778

 

www.g1313.org

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 1313 1313 Queen St. West Toronto, Ontario

Insite Exhibition Tour: No Dull Affairs

Image: Karen Lofgren, Stabilizer #1, 2012
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:30pm

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U gallery

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 19, 6 to 10 p.m.

Events:

Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m.
Artists panel with Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Curator’s Tour with Lisa Deanne Smith

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Exhibition Tour with Lucas Soi, Director/Curator at Soi Fischer

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Exhibition Tour with Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean, OCAD University’s Faculty of Art

Balls out confidence is needed to make art work an aesthetic event. In saying “balls out,” Curator Lisa Deanne Smith isn’t referring to a macho practice, but to the origin of “balls out” which refers to running a steam engine train at maximum speed via a governor or a speed limiter — when going full out without crashing, the balls rise to the top. It is this kind of confidence and balance found in the work of artists Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald in No Dull Affairs. The relationships they create with their materials, site and audience are bold.

All of the work in No Dull Affairs references historical predecessors, seduces with craftsmanship and ultimately includes the viewer in its completion, creating a moment difficult to pin down with language without making it disappear — a balls out balancing act.

Karen Lofgren is a Toronto-born Los Angeles-based artist who received her MFA from CalArts and an AOCAD from OCAD University. Solo exhibitions include Machine Project, Pitzer Art Galleries, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, royale projects : contempoarary art and Armory Center for the Arts. Group exhibitions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, High Desert Test Sites and Human Resources for Pacific Standard Time. Her work has been featured in Artforum critic’s picks, LA Weekly, and the LA Times, as well as books, catalogues, and album covers. Awards include Canada Council for the Arts and Durfee Foundation grants.

Vanessa Maltese lives and works in Toronto and holds a BFA from OCAD University. The National Winner in the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, she has presented two solo exhibitions at Toronto's Erin Stump Projects. Maltese will soon be exhibiting in a group show at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver.

Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist living in New York. Her work was featured in a 2013 radio documentary by Paul Kennedy on CBC's Ideas, titled Valley of the Deer; has been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Art Papers, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and Border Crossings; and appears in several books including Better Off Dead edited by Sarah Juliet Lauro. In 2012 she represented Canada at the Glenfiddich international residency in Dufftown, Scotland.

Lisa Deanne Smith is engaged in a cultural practice that moves between multiple mediums — art, events, curation, writing and arts administration — exploring issues of voice, experience and power. Recent curatorial projects at Onsite [at] OCAD University include Ads for People: Selling Ethics in the Digital Age and I Wonder by Marian Bantjes.

Presented with support from Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whiskey.

Acknowledgments:
Thanks to Andy Fairgrieve at Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence and Beth-Anne Thomas at William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd; Rick Royale at royale projects : contemporary art; Erin Stump at Erin Stump Projects; the Onsite Advisory Board chaired by Michael Haddad; Lucas Soi at Soi Fischer; Vladimir Spicanovic at OCAD U; Erin Smithies; Rouzbeh Akhbari and especially the artists: Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

Admission to the gallery and all related events is free.

Image: Karen Lofgren, Stabilizer #1, 2012

 

416-977-6000 x265

 

www.ocadu.ca/onsite

onsite@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD U 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario

Fly By Night

Broken City Lab, 2012
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30pm to Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:00am

A Scotiabank Nuit Blanche independent project with alumni Chiho Tokita, Brian Donnelly and Stephen Seguin

Alexa Hainsworth - Saskatoon, Canada
Amy Ash - Brixton, UK
Chiho Tokita - Toronto, Canada
Brian Donnelly - Toronto, Canada
Theater Brouhaha - Toronto, Canada
The Directors Collective - Toronto, Canada
Debbie Danbrook - Toronto, Canada
Ebonnie Hollenbeck - Toronto, Canada
Jessica Runge - Toronto, Canada
Sonia Tyagi - Toronto, Canada
Vera Greenwood - Cantley, Canada
Stephen Seguin - Toronto, Canada
Analog Analogue

Fly By Night features installations, performance, sculptural works, painting, photography, and projections.

The Gladstone's Fly By Night exhibit brings together the raucous creations of makers from all disciplines. Temporary and site-specific installations by dozens of artists, designers and performers are showcased throughout the hotel in this 12-hour tour-de-force exhibition. The installations offer a uniquely participatory and interactive experience that engages all audiences.

The Gladstone's Fly By Night exhibit brings together the raucous creations of makers from all disciplines for an immersive & participatory experience.

Broken City Lab, 2012

 

www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1242

 

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario

No Dull Affairs: Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald

Image: Karen Lofgren, Stabilizer #1, 2012
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 4:00am

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U gallery

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 19, 6 to 9 p.m.

Events:

Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m.
Artists panel with Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Curator’s Tour with Lisa Deanne Smith

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Exhibition Tour with Lucas Soi, Director/Curator at Soi Fischer

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Exhibition Tour with Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean, OCAD University’s Faculty of Art

Balls out confidence is needed to make art work an aesthetic event. In saying “balls out,” Curator Lisa Deanne Smith isn’t referring to a macho practice, but to the origin of “balls out” which refers to running a steam engine train at maximum speed via a governor or a speed limiter — when going full out without crashing, the balls rise to the top. It is this kind of confidence and balance found in the work of artists Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald in No Dull Affairs. The relationships they create with their materials, site and audience are bold.

All of the work in No Dull Affairs references historical predecessors, seduces with craftsmanship and ultimately includes the viewer in its completion, creating a moment difficult to pin down with language without making it disappear — a balls out balancing act.

Karen Lofgren is a Toronto-born Los Angeles-based artist who received her MFA from CalArts and an AOCAD from OCAD University. Solo exhibitions include Machine Project, Pitzer Art Galleries, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, royale projects : contempoarary art and Armory Center for the Arts. Group exhibitions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, High Desert Test Sites and Human Resources for Pacific Standard Time. Her work has been featured in Artforum critic’s picks, LA Weekly, and the LA Times, as well as books, catalogues, and album covers. Awards include Canada Council for the Arts and Durfee Foundation grants.

Vanessa Maltese lives and works in Toronto and holds a BFA from OCAD University. The National Winner in the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, she has presented two solo exhibitions at Toronto's Erin Stump Projects. Maltese will soon be exhibiting in a group show at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver.

Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist living in New York. Her work was featured in a 2013 radio documentary by Paul Kennedy on CBC's Ideas, titled Valley of the Deer; has been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Art Papers, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and Border Crossings; and appears in several books including Better Off Dead edited by Sarah Juliet Lauro. In 2012 she represented Canada at the Glenfiddich international residency in Dufftown, Scotland.

Lisa Deanne Smith is engaged in a cultural practice that moves between multiple mediums — art, events, curation, writing and arts administration — exploring issues of voice, experience and power. Recent curatorial projects at Onsite [at] OCAD University include Ads for People: Selling Ethics in the Digital Age and I Wonder by Marian Bantjes.

Presented with support from Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whiskey.

Acknowledgments:
Thanks to Andy Fairgrieve at Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence and Beth-Anne Thomas at William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd; Rick Royale at royale projects : contemporary art; Erin Stump at Erin Stump Projects; the Onsite Advisory Board chaired by Michael Haddad; Lucas Soi at Soi Fischer; Vladimir Spicanovic at OCAD U; Erin Smithies; Rouzbeh Akhbari and especially the artists: Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

Admission to the gallery and all related events is free.

Image: Karen Lofgren, Stabilizer #1, 2012

 

416-977-6000 x265

 

www.ocadu.ca/onsite

onsite@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD U 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario

John Gould (1929 - 2010)

Image: John Gould, QUIXOTE ONE 22.75 x 17 Inches, Conté
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 4:00am

Opening Sale and Reception
Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m.
i Gould will be present at the opening reception from
11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

A celebration for an extraordinary artist

A retrospecitve exhibition of former OCAD U faculty member and almnus, John Gould.

Image: John Gould, QUIXOTE ONE
22.75 x 17 Inches, Conté

 

416-924-8731

 

www.robertsgallery.net/

requests@robertsgallery.net

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Roberts Gallery 641 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario

Remembering Dennis Burton

Remembering Dennis Burton
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 4:00am to Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5th, 2 – 6pm
Remarks at 4pm

Dennis Burton (1933-2013) An Exhibition Commemorating His Six Decade-Long Career

On July 9, 2013, Canada lost an important Canadian artist: Dennis Burton. Painter. educator, musician, wordsmith, Burton, played an integral role in a very exciting period of Canadian cultural history, – Toronto’s vibrant and expanding Art Scene during the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Embracing the ideas and freedom of visual and painterly expression, Burton was part of “a group of eclectic and innovative Toronto artists, whose rebellious nature and exuberance was expressed in making art that challenged current paradigms.

Burton’s passion for painting, his dedication to contemporary art practices and his dissatisfaction with the status quo of art education led to his involvement with alternative post seconary art institutions, forming with Robert Hedrick, The New School of Art and later founding Arts'Sake Inc, The Institute for Visual Art with colleagues Graham Coughtry, Diane Pugen ,Gordon Rayner, Robert Markle Robert Hedrick, Ross Mendes, David Bolduc, Paul Sloggett, and others .

An exhibition celebrating Dennis Burton’s painting, will be held on in Toronto, Saturday Oct 5th -30th at the Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow St
Opening: 2-6pm, reception.
During the opening Saturday Oct 5th, friends and colleagues are invited to gather at 4pm and share their remembrances of him

 

416-532-5566

 

cuttsgallery.com

info@cuttsgallery.com

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Christopher Cutts Gallery 21 Morrow Avenue Toronto, Ontario

Figure Drawing Marathon

Figure Drawing Marathon
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:30pm

In support of the annual OCAD U Figurative Exhibition

We are once again hosting this very popular event with the hope of raising money to support the creation of a publication documenting the annual OCAD U Figurative Exhibition. This event is open to drawing enthusiasts from the artistic community at large. Join us and practice your life drawing chops!

There will be short poses in one of the rooms and extended poses in the other.

 

The cost is $30 per day.

Venue & Address: 
Rooms 488 and 484 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Figure Drawing Marathon

Figure Drawing Marathon
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 5:30pm

In support of the annual OCAD U Figurative Exhibition

We are once again hosting this very popular event with the hope of raising money to support the creation of a publication documenting the annual OCAD U Figurative Exhibition. This event is open to drawing enthusiasts from the artistic community at large. Join us and practice your life drawing chops!

There will be short poses in one of the rooms and extended poses in the other.

 

The cost is $30 per day.

Venue & Address: 
Rooms 488 and 484 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

We’re in the Library

Barbara Astman, The Fossil Book (detail), 2013.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 5:00am

Opening: Tuesday, November 19, 5 – 9 p.m.

Sara Angelucci, Barbara Astman, Adam David Brown, Michelle Gay, Ido Govrin, Vid Ingelevics, Jon Sasaki

In November 2013, the Koffler Gallery opens its highly anticipated new downtown venue at Artscape Youngplace with its inaugural exhibition – We’re in the Library.

School libraries are portals to new worlds of enchantment where some of our first journeys of discovery and self-awareness begin. Seven Toronto artists have been invited to create works responding to the history of the Koffler Gallery’s new exhibition space, formerly the library of the Shaw Street Public School. Exploring the notion of the school library as a place of exploration, intellectual inquiry, and social interaction, the artists articulate singular ways of engagement with the site’s context. With projects ranging from print to sculptural installation, sound, video and new technologies, they revisit childhood literary favourites and cultural icons, revel in the mysteries of encyclopedia illustrations, examine the communication of knowledge, and subvert idealized notions of education.

Curator: Mona Filip

The Koffler Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Image: Barbara Astman, The Fossil Book (detail), 2013.

Free

Venue & Address: 
Koffler Gallery, Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto, Ontario

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