Moving Stories

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 5:00am to Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 5:00am

Curator Kai Chan, an OCAD alumnus, brings together four artists who explore the theme of Moving Stories: Ingrid Bachmann, Integrated Media Professor Richard Fung, Diane Nasr and Joel Robson.

Venue & Address: 
York Quay Gallery 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Kai Chan: To Please the Eye

Kai Chan
Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 4:00am

David Kaye Gallery in Toronto presents new work by OCAD alumnus Kai Chan.

Venue & Address: 
David Kaye Gallery 1092 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Six Years Old

Six Years Old
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 4:00am

Gosia Komorska, Zlatka Kovac and Charlotte Mikolajewski will address issues of war and peace through painting. The work explores landscapes of war zones, dimensions of dreams, as well as haunting memories and longing. There is a thread of fear and restless anxiety in all the works. The exhibit is titled after a poem by William Wordsworth.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

In memory of Brian Kipping, 1953 - 2007

Brian Kipping
Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 4:00am

Kipping graduated from OCA and has exhibited with Bau-xi Toronto and Vancouver since 1974. This show includes Brian's final paintings, many of which were inspired by a visit to the Louvre. The collection offers a unique insight into the late artist's method by showing the paintings in varying stages of completion.

Venue & Address: 
Bau-xi Gallery Toronto 340 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Dorkbot, with Stan Krzyzanowski

Stan Krzyzanowski
Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 11:00pm

Dorkbot will be resuming Thursday, 4 Oct, 7:00 pm, at Interaccess, with what should be a very interesting set of work that examins natural/artifical, and urban/rural distinctions.
Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir (NYC) will be presenting their EcoArtTech (www.ecoarttech.net) project; Stan Krzyzanowski will present his Pine Cone Oscillator and Interval, his archive of work, and Patricia Rodriguez will be presenting her non-standard video work that examines urban and suburban spaces.

Venue & Address: 
Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Lyn Carter & Julie Voyce

Lyn Carter, Knit 1 (detail), 2003, fabric, fabricated & found objects,  H 57" x W 8.5" x D 5.7"
Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, December 21, 2007 - 5:00am

Toronto artist Julie Voyce has been developing her current series of abstract screen prints since 2000. Her challenge was to produce an entire body of work using the same three colours (transparent cyan / orange / black). Each abstract print was resolved using only two or three colours. Pre-computer paste-up drawings and repeatedly photo copied images are used to construct the images which are then printed. With precise orchestration Voyce deploys her deliberately limited pallette to read as rich, complex and varied compositions.
Lyn Carter's work disguises commonly found objects with carefully selected textiles that act as skins to create new forms with delicate surfaces. Pattern-object relationships suggest a codified language allowing for varied interpretations far from the original object's intended function.
Consistent within each artists practice is the disguising of self imposed limitations in the creation of the work. Where Voyce confines her palette to a maximum of three colours and a specific process of production, Carter transforms everyday objects into fanciful forms that defy recognizable functionality.

Venue & Address: 
Kenderdine Art Gallery 51 Campus DriveUniversity of Saskatchewan, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
kag.cbg@usask.ca
Cost: 
Free

Into the Pixel

Into the Pixel
Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 4:00am

Now in its fourth year, the video game industry's annual Into the Pixel is the world's only juried art exhibition uniting experts from the traditional fine art world and interactive entertainment industry veterans to explore the art of the video game. The exhibition will feature 32 pieces from both the 2006 and 2007 Into the Pixel collections, showcasing artwork from some of today's most popular and innovative video games. With work from Canadian artists Cheol Joo Lee, Daryl Mandryk, Nicolas Bouvier and Patrick Desgreniers, Into the Pixel also features works by artists from China, France, Iceland, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, UK and USA, stemming from such game titles as 300: March to Glory, Fable 2, and Guild Wars.
Into the Pixel was organized by the Entertainment Software Association, The Prints and Drawings Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Presented with the assistance of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), the Toronto exhibition is organized by Nicholas Pagee and will take place September 6 ' 9 and September 11 ' 15 in the Great Hall at OCAD, 100 McCaul Street.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
proffice@tiffg.ca
Cost: 
Free

Emblems of the Enigma

Borderless
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 4:00am

Instructor Vessna Perunovich opens "Emblems of the Enigma" at the Art Gallery of Peterborough. This is the first stop in her 6-stop touring survey exhibition, curated by Donald Brackett. The exhibition will travel to Art Gallery of Mississauga, Art Gallery of Algoma and Cambridge Galleries in 2008, and Saint Mary's University Gallery in Halifax and Art Gallery of Kelowna in 2009.

Venue & Address: 
rt Gallery of Peterborough 250 Crescent Street,, Peterborough, Ontario

Currents

Craft Year 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 4:00am to Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 4:00am

In welcoming back OCAD's Material Art & Design, Applied Art & Design, Material Arts alumni for a weekend of programming earlier in September, OCAD presents an exhibition of work by alumni and faculty in OCAD's Great Hall, curated by Professor William Hodge.
Currents features the work of Beth Alber, Mildred Avendano, Patricia Bentley, Lois Betteridge, Carolynn Bloomer, Suzanne Carlsen, Ruth Chambers, Ying-Yueh Chuang, Ian Chung, Alissa Coe and Carly Waito, Marta Dal Farra, Jocelyn De Backere, Angelo di Petta, Michael Doxey, Martina Edmonson, Eva Ennist, William Hodge, Kate Jackson, Michael Jaroszewicz, Arounna Khounnoraj, Chung-Im Kim, Margaret Lim, Susan Low-Beer, Rory MacDonald, Michelle Mendlowitz, Dorie Millerson, Robert Mitchell, Julie Moon, Joni Moriyama, Kathleen Morris, Ken Nicol, Michele Perras, Anrea Piller, Greg Sims, Greg Sloane, Don Stuart, Mary Jane Varro, Ken Vickerson, Sarah Washbush Byrne, Laurie Wassink, Andr'e Wejsmann, Robert Wylie, Lily Yung, Susan Warner Keene, and Cybele Young.
Presented in partnership with the OCAD Alumni Association, as part of Canada's 2007 Year of Craft: www.craftyear2007.ca

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Karim Rashid: From 15 Minutes into the Future

Karim Rashid; photo by Milovan Knezevic
Friday, November 9, 2007 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 5:00am

Karim Rashid is one of the most significant cultural shapers in the world today. He is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior design, fashion, furniture, lighting and art, known for his uncanny ability to visually describe our contemporary culture with his democratic design sensibility.

The OCAD Professional Gallery will showcase a selection of Rashid's more than 2000 designed objects that have been put into production, as well as custom-designed ceiling and wall treatments created especially for the gallery and the exhibition.

Born in Cairo, half Egyptian, half English, and raised in Canada, Karim now practices in New York. Designing for an impressive array of clients from Alessi to Georg Jensen, Umbra to Prada, Miyake to Method, Rashid is radically changing the aesthetics of product design and the very nature of consumer culture. In addition to his many designed and produced products, Rashid has successfully entered the realm of architecture and interiors as evidenced by the design of the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel in Athens, which won a Sleep05 European Hotel Design Award.

OCAD recognized Rashid's extraordinary career with an Honorary Doctorate in 2006. Other awards include the 2005 Honorary Doctorate from Corcoran College, 2005 Pratt Legends Award, 2004 A.D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction from Carlton University's Alumni Association, 2002 ID Magazine Annual Design Review Best of Category, and 2003 best Retail Store in the USA. His work is in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Rashid has taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, and OCAD, and is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally. He has published several books; his most recent entitled Design Your Self is published by Regan Books.

All are welcome; admission is free. Presented with the generous support of M.C. McCain.
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays to Fridays, 1 to 7 pm; Saturdays and Sundays noon to 6 om; closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.

Venue & Address: 
Professional Gallery (Level 2), 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

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