Cirrostratus at the Ontario Crafts Council Gallery
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 4:00am to Monday, September 24, 2007 - 5:00am

Cirrostratus is an exhibition showing the work of faculty members from OCAD's Material Art & Design department.
Alluding to the translucent and ephemeral cloud formation common in the summer months, the exhibition reflects personal moments of rejuvenation and creative production. In other words, the cirrostratus cloud is an apt metaphor for personal contemplative periods when thoughts are not anchored in day-to-day constraints but have a chance to soar.
Like rapid change in weather conditions, what links the exhibitors is the knowledge that the time for creative production is transitory, yet that the outcome can be magnificent and unexpected.
When illuminated by the long wavelengths of the setting sun, cirrostratus fills the sky with the brilliant colours of fire, belying its seeming fragility in a resplendent display. Shortly thereafter the formation will shift and the reflection will subside, making way for any number of new weather conditions. Accordingly, Cirrostratus presents the opportunity to experience a collection of inspired works born out of respite and reflection.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario Crafts Council Gallery 990 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario

Other Worlds on display at Lieutenant Governor’s suite

Group photo of artists and Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00am

An exhibition of works by OCAD University faculty and recent graduates has opened at Queen’s Park. Other Worlds includes media froom photographs and paintings to sculpture and fibre art. It features the work of 19 artists:

Omar Badrin, Kotama Bouabane, Jessica Bromley Bartram, Trudy Erin Elmore, Michelle Forsyth, Mara Gajic, Chung-Im Kim, Nancy King (Chief Lady Bird), Jean-Luc Lindsay, Dorie Millerson, Yasemin Oncu, Luke Painter, Doug Panton, Alejandro A. Rebollar Heres, Andrew Rucklidge, Farihah Aliyah Shah, Amy Swartz, Laura Thipphawong, Janine Wheeler.

From the catalogue:

“The placement of this exhibition of contemporary artworks within the Lieutenant Governor’s suite at Queen’s Park embodies a rare and unusual meeting between these two worlds. Highly experimental contemporary works brush up against an important ceremonial location of historical significance.”

Members of the public are able to view the exhibition in person on selected days (Monday to Friday) during tours of the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park. To enquire about visiting, please call the Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch at 416-325-0061 or visit the website of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Faculty of Art faculty Rae Johnson participating in: Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00am

Curated by internationally renowned Toronto-based artist Luis Jacob, Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto concentrates on a period of more than fifty years to consider the ways in which artists visualize Toronto. Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, the exhibition is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures – mapping, modelling, performing and congregating – serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America’s largest cities.

Venue & Address: 
University of Toronto Art Centre University College 15 King’s College Circle Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7

Jennifer Long to participate in "TERRITORY//SPACE" exhibition at Odesa//Batumi Photo Days

Photographic portrait of a woman behind a desk
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 4:00am

TERRITORY//SPACE, a feature exhibition at Odesa//Batumi Photo days 2016:  A selection of 30 photographers from around the world, curated by Dr. Charles Merewether (Curator, Contemporary Art Gallery, Georgian National Museum) and Ana Riaboshenko (Director of Cultural Popularization Department at the Ministry of Culture and Monument  Protection of Georgia)


The subject of TERRITORY//SPACE is a broad topic that involves several dimensions: private, social or political. Every territory has its own borders, either conventional or clearly marked on the global political map. However, are these borders the same for everyone, or do they represent taboo or the forbidden to be crossed? …

The TERRITORY//SPACE — is one the strongest instincts of the human race. We create our own spaces, fight for them and protect them.


Jennifer Long is an artist and educator holding a BAA from Ryerson University and a MFA from York University. Long’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and been published in numerous Canadian and European books and magazines. Long has been the recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for The Arts and is currently working at OCAD University as an Assistant Professor and the Associate Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.



Venue & Address: 
TBC Bank Gallery, Batumi, Georgia

James Maxwell, Art Exhibit

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:15pm to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:15am

Sessional Instructor, James Maxwell is an artist who works primarily in metal.

"This show presents a body of work that attempts to mediate the confrontation between object and representation. Objects flattened, and drawings expanded, as governed by the application of systems, are executed in steel and corrugated cardboard. I employ systems as a way to lose my self during the creative process in order to allow another self to surface and work unimpeded" - James Maxwell 


Venue & Address: 
1351 Queen Street West, Toronto
James Maxwell poster with examples of his metalwork


Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00pm

STRETCHED PAINTING explores contemporary works that push beyond the flat rectangular format to occupy space and new materials. Featuring Toronto artists that are expanding painting’s conventions, the exhibit brings new works that merge painting into the realm of sculpture and installation. 

Exhibit curated by Emily Harrison.

Opening: Thursday, Sept. 8th 2016
OCADU Student Gallery (52 McCaul)
7-10 pm
Wallis Cheung makes paintings at the intersection of sculpture and collage. Her 3-dimensional work questions the limits of pictorial space, intervening physically with the room. Cheung is a member of the Toronto-based collective, VSVSVS, and is nominated for the 2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. 

Michelle Foran transforms found objects, such as industrial steel, plastics and piping, into materials with vibrant colour, texture and painterly composition. Her abstract immersive environment, “Half a Grapefruit is a Full Circle,” was recently displayed at Birch Contemporary.

Heavily influenced by her surroundings, Emily Harrison’s practice examines everyday materiality, consumer culture and tropes of the artist studio. Her humorous, site-specific installations have been apart of festivals with the Bata Shoe Museum, Strangewaves and Camp Wavelength.

Jennifer Wigmore is a graduate from OCADU’s MFA program and a founding member of Blunt Collective. She describes her painting process as having an “experimental maximalist approach.” Playing with chance and spontaneity, she pushes the limits of materials, creating process-oriented abstractions.

Venue & Address: 
52 McCaul Street Student Gallery Toronto
416-977-6000 Ex262
Emily Harrison. “Sunny Side Up.”

HEADS UP Exhibition

Illustrator JC Knaff along with Claude Miceli's exhibit will take place June 23 to July 10
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, July 11, 2016 - 12:00am

Illustrator JC Knaff along with Claude Miceli's exhibit will take place June 23 to July 10, with the Artist's Reception Thursday, June 30th, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm


Venue & Address: 
Mirvish Village 588 Markham Street, Toronto

Collective Creation Project - Indian Giver

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, June 20, 2016 - 1:00am

MAAD Alumni Erika Iserhoff's "The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator is thrilled to announce the opening exhibition of its inaugural Collective Creation Project – Indian Giver. In partnership with Craft Ontario and Culture Storm, this exhibition of commissioned works addresses issues of cultural appropriation through fashion, textiles and wearable art with curatorial vision by Erika Iserhoff and Sage Paul, founders and directors of Setsuné.

Location: Gallery 1313 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L8

Phone:(416) 536-6778

Exhibition dates: June 8 to June 19th

Opening Reception: June 9 from 6:30-10pm

Cultural Appropriation Panel Discussion: June 18 from 2-4pm, moderated by Denise Bolduc with a panel of artists from the exhibition

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1pm-6pm

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 1313 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M6K 1L8


Sonny Assu, Billy and the Chiefs: Potlatch House #1, #2, #3 (triptych), acrylic on elk-hide, wood, 12” diameter, 2013
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 4:00am

Image: Sonny Assu, Billy and the Chiefs: Potlatch House #1, #2, #3 (triptych), acrylic on elk-hide, wood, 12” diameter, 2013

Curated by: Dr. Gerald McMaster
Artwork by: Sonny Assu, Nicholas Galanin, and Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) 

Curatorial Statement:
Three Indigenous Artists Making the Past Relevant in the Present Tense

“The federal legislation that dictated the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada — and, to some extent, those in the United States — was, for all intents and purposes, a form of cultural annihilation. At the same time, the recent report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes it clear that Canadian society remained surprisingly oblivious when it came to the nihilistic authority enshrined in the Indian Act. Confoundingly, despite the fact that the Act was essentially an existential threat to Indigenous peoples, its tangential impact currently is being addressed in art. In this exhibition, three young artists — Sonny Assu, Nicholas Galanin, and Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) — explore a legacy that continues to reverberate among Indigenous peoples, both individually and collectively.” 

Venue & Address: 
KATZMAN CONTEMPORARY 86 Miller Street Toronto, Ontario, M6N 2Z9

Chromatic Festival

Image of a mirrored disk with lights and symbols
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 4:00am

Experience art in a unique environment featuring new and innovative creative work from Montreal and Toronto’s rising artists as well as from the intentionally renowned Daniel Iregui and Mike Pelletier. Combining innovative initiatives, new media, digital art installation, painting, video projection, street art, and music, Chromatic Toronto is in the city at Rally Ossington for a two-day event only!

Be part of the Chromatic Night on May 27 for a celebration of both burgeoning art scenes with DJ sets and a live mural painting, or experience the Chromatic Day in a family friendly atmosphere.

Venue & Address: 
Rally Ossington 12 Ossington Ave.
CHROMATIC NIGHT Fri. May 27 7:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door CHROMATIC DAY Sat. May 28 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 door, free for children 12 and under