New Generation Photography Award Panel Talk

New Generation Photography Award
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

New Generation Photography Award Panel Talk
Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. W.

Join us for a panel talk with the three inaugural recipients of the New Generation Photography Award: Elisa Julia Gilmour, Meryl McMaster and Deanna Pizzitelli. Moderated by Bonnie Rubenstein, Artistic Director, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries. Welcoming remarks by Dr. Duke Redbird.

 

View an exhibition of the winners' work at Onsite Gallery from May 5 to June 17, 2018 as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. More info here.

 

About the Prize
The inaugural New Generation Photography Award prize was awarded by Scotiabank in partnership with the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada. The prize, designed to support the careers of young artists and to help them reach their infinite potential, recognizes three young Canadians working in lens-based art: Elisa Julia Gilmour (Toronto), Meryl McMaster (Ottawa), and Deanna Pizzitelli (Ottawa).

Each winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and be featured in a group exhibition at the Canadian Photography Institute PhotoLab, located at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, from April 13 to August 19, 2018. A second exhibition will follow, at OCAD University's Onsite Gallery, during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, from May 5 to June 17, 2018.

Award recipients will also be included in education programming and present artist talks on May 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the National Gallery of Canada. In 2015, Scotiabank became the Founding Partner of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada with a $10 million gift, the largest in the Bank's history. The New Generation Photography Award is part of the gift's continued legacy.

For more information about the New Generation Photography Award, presented by the Canadian Photography Institute and Scotiabank, please visit: http://www.scotiabank.com/arts.

 

2018 New Generation Photography Award Recipient Bios:

Elisa Julia Gilmour is an emerging Canadian artist producing still and moving images. Her work engages with the notion of ephemerality through gestural storytelling. Her most recent project, Éperdument (Madly) (2016), which included a three-channel video installation and a publication of short stories, investigates how a Corsican mythological figure has enlivened a contemporary sense of identity. She has exhibited at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Ryerson Image Centre and the Art Gallery of Mississauga.

Meryl McMaster is a Canadian-based artist and photography graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She was born and raised in Ottawa and is of Plains Cree/European decent. Her work explores questions of identity, representation, perception, myth, memory and the environment. Her distinct approach to photographic self-portraiture has been influenced by her experiences working in and exploring remote Canadian landscapes, as well as by contemplations over the complexities of her family heritage. Her solo exhibition Confluence (Curated by Heather Anderson and originating at Carleton University Art Gallery) is travelling to four more venues across Canada.

Deanna Pizzitelli is a Canadian photo-based artist and educator. She completed her BFA in Photography at Ryerson University, and her MFA at the University of Arizona. With an emphasis on the emotional landscape, Pizzitelli uses analogue processes to explore themes of fantasy, desire, longing and loss. Her practice is motivated by the act of travel, the visual residue of her many intersections with landscape, wildlife and culture. Pizzitelli's work was recently exhibited at AIPAD: The Photography Show, New York, and Paris Photo, 2017. She has attended residencies in Canada, Iceland and Portugal. She is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.

 

About Scotiabank:
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank's goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2017, Scotiabank contributed more than $80 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 89,000 employees and assets of over $923 billion (as at January 31, 2018), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

 

About the Canadian Photography Institute:
The Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada is a creative and innovative centre dedicated to sharing, collecting, and questioning photography in all its forms. It brings people and communities together at the museum, online, and around publications to see, appreciate, and study photography.

The Canadian Photography Institute was established in 2015 and officially launched in October 2016. Its collections build upon the National Gallery's Photographs Collection. The Institute benefits from the unprecedented support of CPI's Founding Partner Scotiabank, the Archive of Modern Conflict - the Gallery's partner, and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation. For more information, visit: gallery.ca/cpi and follow CPI @canadianphotoinstitute.

 

About the National Gallery of Canada:
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The Gallery also maintains Canada's premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st centuries, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. For more information, visit gallery.ca and follow us on Twitter @NatGalleryCan.

 

About Onsite Gallery:
Onsite Gallery, the flagship professional gallery of OCAD University, offers powerful, thought-provoking exhibitions of art, design and digital media to stimulate conversations on critical issues facing Toronto and the world.

 

Image (left to right): Elisa Julia Gilmour, Meryl McMaster and Deanna Pizzitelli.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Elisa Julia Gilmour, Meryl McMaster and Deanna Pizzitelli

Daan Roosegaarde, Artist Talk

Landscapes of the Future

Daan Roosegaarde: Landscapes of the Future

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Virtual floods, smart highways and smog sucking towers — Studio Roosegaarde examines and activates solutions to improve daily life in urban environments. In his interactive talk, Daan Roosegaarde explores the social role of design, the importance of Schoonheid (beauty and cleanliness in Dutch) along with his vision for the future.

 

Link to Studio Roosegarde: https://www.studioroosegaarde.net/

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Room 190 (Auditorium)
Website: 
https://www.studioroosegaarde.net
Cost: 
Free
Artist Talk, room 190, March 21 at 6:30 pm
Digital Screen: 

Colour: What Do You Mean By That?

Colour: what do you mean by that? Mar 7 to 25 at Propeller Gallery
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Colour Research Society of Canada presents an exhbition at Propeller Gallery March 7 to 25, with an International Colour Day Curators' Talk & Socia: Wednesday March 21 7-9pm and Artist Talks Sunday March 25 2-4pm.

This cross-disciplinary exhibiton presents work by artists, designers and scientists using or investigating colour phenomena, qualities and meanings. What is colour: frequency, wavelength, energy...resonance, material, sensation...perception, illusion, association...emotive embodied experience? The question opens up connections between diverse understandins and ways of knowing.

Venue & Address: 
Propeller Gallery, 30 Abell Street
Email: 
dbalabanoff@faculty.ocadu.ca
Digital Screen: 

Trick or Treaty? Film Screening & Discussion on Treaties with Alanis Obomsawin

The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Please join us for a free screening and discussion of Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary film, Trick or Treaty?, which inspired The Sunshine Eaters exhibition. The film explores Treaty No. 9 of Northern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec and related activism. In addition, available for public viewing on a special one-night loan will be the 1905 written Treaty No. 9 and diary of one of Treaty No. 9’s commissioners, Daniel MacMartin. This diary provides insights that raise questions surrounding the verbal and written treaty.

Timing of event:

  • 6 to 6:30 p.m.: Viewing of the written Treaty No. 9 and the Daniel MacMartin diary (1905 Ontario Treaty Commissioner)
  • 6:30 to 6:40 p.m.: Blessing with Elder Whabagoon
  • 6:40 to 7:55 p.m.: Screening of Alanis Obomsawin’s film Trick or Treaty?
  • 7:45 to 8:10 p.m.: Discussion with Alanis Obomsawin

 

Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers. Obomsawin’s award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long fallen on deaf ears. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has received multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

 

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.

 

Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/704948256366341/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

*CANCELLED* SUSANNA HELLER: ARTIST TALK

abstract cityscape
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

**PLEASE NOTE:  UNFORTUNATELY THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

SUSANNA HELLER: ARTIST TALK

Please join us for Susanna Heller’s Artist Talk Thursday February 8th in room 230

6:30-8:00 PM

All welcome!!

Susanna Heller was born in New York, NY in 1956. She is a Landed Canadian Immigrant who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Heller received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1977. She currently teaches at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The metropolis has long been the primary source of inspiration for Susanna, often navigating her surroundings from a variety of perspectives, including bridges, skyscrapers, tunnels and scaffolding. In 1998, Susanna was invited to work from a studio space on the 91st Floor of the former World Trade Center Tower, resulting in a birds-eye vantage of the energy, excitement and overall chaos of the city below. In the days after 9/11, she returned to that site to begin a process of drawing and documentation, which led to a new series of paintings surrounding the themes of absence, fragility and destruction. Her work is represented in both public and private collections including: The Art Gallery of Ontario, Air Canada Corporation, Canada Council Art Bank, The Donovan Collection, Mcmillan, Binch, Museum London, National Bank Financial, Oakville Galleries, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto Dominion Bank, Torys and The Woodbridge Group.

Susanna’s exhibition at the Olga Korper Gallery opens Feb. 10

Susanna Heller 2018

February 10 - March 17, 2018

Opening Saturday, February 10th 2pm-5pm

http://www.olgakorpergallery.com/exhibitions/view?id=101

 

 

Venue & Address: 
**PLEASE NOTE:  UNFORTUNATELY THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED** OCAD U 100 McCaul St. Room 230 (Central Hall) Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://www.olgakorpergallery.com/exhibitions/view?id=101

Tony Matelli Artist Talk

The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm

Tony Matelli, an exhibiting artist in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, The Sunshine Eaters, will speak about his art practice.

Tony Matelli's sculptures exhibit a sophisticated technical execution and aim to create psychological spaces that draw our attention to the sentient where wonder, sadness, empathy and hope develop. He has had solo exhibitions at Leo Koenig (NY), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Uppsala Konstmuseum (Sweden) and a mid-career survey at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Denmark). Matelli is represented by Marlborough Contemporary (NY).

 

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.

 

Image: Tony Matelli, Arrangement 6, 2013, painted bronze and MDF, 28" x 14" x 14." Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Contemporary.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/147543202620170/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Tony Matelli, Arrangement 6

Shary Boyle Artist Talk

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Thursday, January 25, 1 to 2 p.m.
Shary Boyle Artist Talk 
Presented by the MAAD Speakers Series
100 McCaul St., Room 230
Light reception at Onsite Gallery following talk

 

Shary Boyle is well-known for her bold, fantastical explorations of the figure. Highly crafted and deeply imaginative, her multi-disciplinary practice mines the social history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and folk art forms to create a symbolic, politically charged language uniquely her own. Boyle splits her time between her Toronto studio and collaborative projects with artists and musicians from the Arctic to Asia.

Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, painting, installation and performance, and is exhibited and collected internationally. Shary Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2015 she performed at the Luminato Festival and the National Gallery of Canada and in 2016 exhibited in Ceramix : Ceramics and art from Rodin to Schutte, organized by the Bonnefantenmuseum in the Netherlands and touring to Cité de la Ceramique in Sevres, France. In 2017, Boyle curated and participated in the Esker Foundation-produced touring exhi bition Earthlings, while her sculptures were featured in South Korea’s Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale and the Suzanne Bierderberg Gallery exhibit Slipper in Amsterdam, NL. Shary Boyle’s first public art commission will be installed in Spring 2018 at the Gardiner Ceramic Museum in Toronto.

 

New work by Shary Boyle is on view at OCAD University’s Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.) from January 10 to April 15, 2018 as part of The Sunshine Eatersan 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.

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.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University (100 McCaul St., Room 230)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Shary Boyle Artist Talk

ARTIST TALK: Siwa Mgoboza: "Once Upon A Time In Africadia" Nov. 9

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

Multidisciplinary artist Siwa Mgoboza, known for his signature bold textile and photographic works, joins us from South Africa to talk about his solo exhibition at the Matter Gallery, "Once Upon A Time In Africadia," which runs November 8- January 7th at Matter Gallery 344 Westmoreland Ave N, Toronto.

More about the exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/873863476123808/

OCAD U Talk: Thursday, November 9th 6:30PM @ Room 2301 100 McCaul St.

Mgoboza was a finalist in Sasol New Signatures (2015), Barclay’s L’Atelier top 100 (2016), and SA Taxi Awards top 30 finalist at Lizamore & Associates Gallery. He was featured at the PGH Photo Fair at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, USA and his work was included in the !Kauru Contemporary African Art Project: Being and Becoming, at the UNISA Art Gallery in Pretoria, South Africa.

Siwa Mgoboza holds a BA Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, where he graduated with a distinction and dean’s list in 2015. He was awarded the Eduard Louis Laden Art Bursary at The Michaelis School of Fine Art and the Cecil Skotnes Award for most promising artist from the school (both 2015). He was named the 2015 Young + African Visual Artist of the Year by Creative Nestlings.

Mgoboza exhibited his first solo project at WHATIFTHWORLD Gallery (Cape Town) in June 2016 and first international solo at Semaphore Gallery in Switzerland. He has exhibited in Istanbul with NoLab Gallery, Lagos Photo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria; the first edition of AKAA (Also Known As Africa) in Paris, France; Nanjing International Arts Festival in Nanking, China in the 2016, the Iziko National Gallery in Cape Town and the first edition of Art Africa Fair 2017.

 

Venue & Address: 
Room 230 @ 100 McCaul St.
Cost: 
Free
Siwa Mgoboza Talk

Tree temporality: multi-species research on time, territory and public art practice

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Tree Temporality: multi-species research on time, territory and public art practice

Presented by Onsite Gallery

Curated by Ala Roushan and Maiko Tanaka
In collaboration with Patricio Davila, Ali Qadeer and Shaheer Tarar

With support from Public Visualization Lab

Featuring performances and talks by Tsēma Igharas, Natasha Myers with Ayelen Liberona and Zoe Todd; with contributions from Natalie Jeremijenko and FRAUD (Fran Gallardo & Audrey Samson)

View one aspect of the Tree Temporality project, its digital platform, here.

 

Public event:

Saturday, November 25, 2017
1 to 5 p.m.

OCAD University’s Great Hall
100 McCaul St., Second Floor

 

Tree Temporality is a speculative project exploring more-than-human considerations of public art in our natural and urban environments, practicing methodologies that unlearn colonial, academic and scientific approaches to research. Through the tree and other intelligent entities, we hope to acknowledge existing sentient relations and agencies, from soil and skin, to technology and synthetic-life, to animals and organisms, to law and territory. 

The project has been initiated through a series of internal gatherings led by a group of artists that presented their perspective on this topic and its critical role in their practice, addressing the research questions: If we reflect on the tree’s relation to time and territory, might it perform as precedent in how we regard resilience, permanence, ephemerality, legality and land within public art practice? How does thinking through time of a tree address other temporalities that may exist?

The content and connections that emerged from these sessions have shaped the performative public event through which recommendations for a more-than-human public art practice will unfold.

Collectively we will continue to reflect on the boundaries between the artificial and the organic implied by shifts in technology, impacting connectivity, perception and more-than-human interactions.

 

Join us for our public event on Saturday, November 25th from 1 to 5 p.m, to experience and participate in the following happenings:

  • Generative projection, animating multi-species characters through live-sensors
  • Live publishing of recommendations, producing responsive prints 
  • Performative artist contributions by Tsēma Igharas, Natasha Myers and Zoe Todd (between 1 and 4 p.m.)
  • Panel discussion with the artists and curators (4 p.m.)

Order of presentations:

  • Zoe Todd
  • Natasha Myers
  • FRAUD (Fran Gallardo & Audrey Samson)
  • Tsēma Igharas
  • Panel Discussion

 

Audiences are welcome to come and go as they please during the public event.

 

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council for their support through the Culturally Diverse Curatorial Project program.

 

Image credit: Patricio Davila

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U's Great Hall (100 McCaul St., Second Floor)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Tree temporality

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