Full Circle

Detail of work
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 4:00am

The Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts in Toronto presents a collaborative celebration of the circle using natural materials and encaustic, by OCAD alumni Daniel Beirne and Andrea Bird, who combine their mediums to push into new territory, both as individuals and together.

Artists will be present on October 19.

Venue & Address: 
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts 984 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Rosalind Nashashibi: Bachelor Machines

Bachelor Machines
Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 4:00am

The exhibition Rosalind Nashashibi: Bachelor Machines, curated by OCAD Curator Charles Reeve, tours to Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver.

"We expect movies to tell stories — these groundbreaking works both confirm and disrupt that expectation," said Reeve. "And the fact that they're on celluloid emphasizes the differences between digital and conventional technologies. Film, video and DVD are complements, not competitors."

Bachelor Machines Part I (2007) premiered at the Scottish pavilion in last year's Venice Biennale. The 16mm work was filmed on an Italian freighter sailing from Italy to the Baltic Sea. "Bachelor Machines I portrays the single-sex society of men aboard a cargo ship, and describes the machine that they serve as much as the men themselves," said Nashashibi, who calls the ship "a bachelor-maker, for the way of life it imposes."

Bachelor Machines Part II (2007) comprises two simultaneously screened projections. On the left appears artist Thomas Bayrle and his wife Helke, while on the right are interwoven altered scenes from Nashashibi's earlier works. The soundtrack plays Bayrle's voice describing his apocalyptic vision of our machine-dominated world. Nashashibi describes the term 'Bachelor Machines' as encompassing something sexual — simultaneously masculine and emasculating.

About Rosalind Nashashibi
Group interactions and social rituals are the starting points for Rosalind Nashashibi, who primarily uses 16mm film. She is concerned with portraying the psychological atmosphere of locations and detecting subconscious projections, beginning from scenes filmed of everyday life. Born in Croydon in 1973, Nashashibi studied at Sheffield University and Glasgow School of Art, where she completed her MFA in 2000. Based in London, she is represented by Harris Liebermann, New York and doggerfisher/Susanna Beaumont, Edinburgh.

Venue & Address: 
Presentation House Gallery 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Profil Canadien

Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 4:00am

Espace 72 in Dison, Belgium presents an exhibition of work by Faculty of Art Professor Ginette Legaré & Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron.

Le profil de l’exposition, c’est l’exposition du profil de travaux faisant l’objet d’études 3D. Le repère initial est dicté par des objets ou attitudes qui s’inscrivent dans le bon ordre des choses.

L’individu se voit impliqué dans une prestation où sont pressentis les sens dans tous leurs états. Il y a ébauche d’action et de la fonction de profil. On y extrait là une composante selon une rotation ou une tangente sur l’objet 3D. On modélise de là une forme riche et de là une expression et la génération de phonèmes. On recrée une surface de vie avec ces points de contrôle en poly-surface. Il y a lieu d’écouter, de consentir et d’en parler pour en dire les méandres et sentir les nuances pour en mieux cerner le profil.

Venue & Address: 
Espace 72 rue de mont 72 - 4820, Dison, Belgium

Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future

Karim Rashid
Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, October 31, 2008 - 4:00am

Domoteka in Warsaw, Poland, hosts “Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future” by internationally renowned designer Karim Rashid, an exhibition originating at the OCAD Professional Gallery and curated by Charles Reeve.

Venue & Address: 
Domoteka CWW DOMOTEKA03-286, Warsaw, Poland

Face Forward

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 5:00am

This special exhibition features sixteen established and emerging
contemporary artists and their approach to the genre of portraiture.

Face Forward presents a selection of drawings, paintings, photography,
sculpture and mixed media works by Natalka Husar, Gordon Becker,
OCAD Professor Maria Gabankova, Olexander Wlassenko, Marianne Reim, Eliza Griffiths, Yin-me Yoon, Srdjan Segan, Deborah Colvin, Teodoro Dragonieri, Vincent Pietropaolo, Henry Regehr, Gili Cohen, Jenny Wing-Yee Tong, Victoria Cowan and Erik Jerezano.

Venue & Address: 
The Varley Art Gallery 216 Main St., Unionville, Ontario

Doug Martin Illustration: A Retrospective 1975 - 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 4:00am

All are invited to this exhibition by OCAD alum Doug Martin.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday to Friday: 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

Venue & Address: 
The Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario

38 at 888

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Elizabeth Russ, a graduate of OCAD, presents an exhibition of works by 38 members of the Café Society in her gallery, Gallery 888.


Jocelyn Ball
Sharon Barr
Luc Bihan
Linda Kristin Blix
Peter Bouffard
Heidi Burkhardt
Celine Cimon
Jennifer Cline
Irene Faiz
Gillian Fishman
Marina Hanacek
Karen Harkins
Annette Hansen
Ruth Hayes
Nell LaMarsh
Pat Leary
Charmaine Lurch-Gilmore
Carmen McCabe
Sheena Fraser McGoogan
Carolyn Megill
Ivan Miletic
Pam Mingo
Allan O'Marra
Marlene Pape
Christine Pensa
Patricia Riach
Linda Roy
Kate Ryan
Dianne Shackel
Jerry Silverberg
Marion Spanjerdt
Lucie Sparham
Joanna Strong
Marta Szalay
Verena Trautwein-Maranger
Charles Wakefield
Gerry Withey
Donna Volden

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 888 888 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario

History of Violence II

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 4:00am

LE Gallery in Toronto is pleased to present new works from Amanda Nedham, the 2008 OCAD Printmaking Medal winner. Exploring history through image, Nedham's work explores and disrupts the traditional linearity of history through a method of integrating both analog drawing and digital printing. Through a process of abstraction based on the collaging of drawings, largely from television and internet sources, she attempts to focus on those moments that create tension as they challenge the governing voice of history.

Venue & Address: 
LE Gallery 1183 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Book of Hours

walker invite
Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Lennox Contemporary Gallery in Toronto proudly presents an exhibition by OCAD instructor George A. Walker featuring his new book: Book of Hours, a tragic New York novel told with 99 wood engravings. The world is now split into two timelines: the world before 911 and the world after. The Book of Hours takes us from September 10th 2001 until the morning of September 11th. We see the office workers as they go about an average day unaware of the history they will make and the life changing world that will follow. No words can describe the impact of such devestating transformation that day that marks in our history.

Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12 - 5 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary Gallery 12 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Artscape at the Gladstone

Artscape at the Gladstone
Friday, July 11, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 4:00am

Artscape at the Gladstone is a group exhibition showcasing the works of eleven visual artists representing Artscape Distillery District Studios, Artscape Liberty Village, Artscape West Queen West and the Parkdale Arts & Cultural Centre.

Artists Exhibiting:
Anne-Marie Cosgrove
Mark Critoph
Sybil Goldstein
Helena Frei
Nicole Katsuras
Eva Lewarne (OCAD alumna)
Joseph Muscat (OCAD alumnus)
Sophia Lada
Sylvia Singer
Ruth Tait
Cosmina Ionescu Vaccarino

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