How I Learned to Jam with a Pansy: Talk with Bob Ezrin

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

How I Learned to Jam with a Pansy: Talk with Bob Ezrin
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Free event as part of Onsite Gallery's public event program for T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.


Celebrated Canadian music producer and musician Bob Ezrin discusses the organics of making music with plants, animals and humans

In a legendary career as a music and entertainment producer and entrepreneur that has spanned nearly 50 years, Toronto-born Bob Ezrin has worked around the world on recordings, TV, film and live event production with a wide variety of artists including Andrea Bocelli, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, KISS, Lou Reed, U2, Jay-Z, Peter Gabriel, 2Celllos, The Tenors, Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires, Deftones, Rod Stewart, Nine Inch Nails and Pete Seeger among many others.

He is a co-founder of Wow Unlimited Media Inc. and The Nimbus School of Media Arts, both in Vancouver, B.C., and 7th Level Inc in Richardson, TX and Enigma Digital in Los Angeles, CA, both seminal companies in interactive entertainment, education and social media. He also served as Co-Chairman of Clear Channel Interactive and Chairman of Live Nation Artists Records.

Mr. Ezrin was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in April 2004, and into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in March 2006. In 2012 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and in 2013 was inducted into Canada’s Walk Of Fame.

Currently he is a member of the boards of directors of In Place of War in Manchester, UK and The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation in Los Angeles; a Leadership Circle member of MusiCounts in Toronto, Canada; Chairman Emeritus of the Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership and, along with U2′s the Edge, a co-founder of Music Rising, an initiative to replace musical instruments that are lost in natural disasters.

Mr. Ezrin lives with his wife Janet in Nashville and Toronto.

 

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.

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. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the 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. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

T.M. Glass, Pansy with Midi Sprout Electrodes, 2019, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 14” x 14”.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery: 199 Richmond St. West
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2375452466112808/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
T.M. Glass, Pansy with Midi Sprout Electrodes, 2019, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 14” x 14

Artist and Curator's Exhibition Tour: T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:30pm

Artist and Curator's Exhibition Tour
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Join T.M. Glass and Francisco Alvarez for a tour of T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers, while they discuss the artist’s process, interest in flowers and travels to international museums and gardens.

 

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.

T.M. Glass is a digital artist based in Toronto, whose practice explores the historical, technological, and aesthetic conditions of photography to stretch it beyond its traditional definition. The works have been showcased in multiple solo exhibitions and held in private collections in the Canada, the United States, Britain, France, and Australia. Glass turned to photography as the primary mode of production after studying sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design and pursuing a distinguished career in writing and production for film and television. Glass uses rapidly advancing digital technology to celebrate the beauty of nature.

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. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the 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. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: T.M. Glass, Hydrangeas in a Dutch Tulipière, 2017, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 58" x 58". Courtesy of the artist.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artist-and-curators-exhibition-tour-of-tm-glass-the-audible-language-of-flowers-tickets-60710218899
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
T.M. Glass, Hydrangeas in a Dutch Tulipière, 2017, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 58" x 58".

Urban Animal Ecology: Mary Anne Barkhouse in conversation with Susan Fleming

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm

Urban Animal Ecology
Wednesday, March 6
6:30 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Presentations and conversation with artist Mary Anne Barkhouse and nature filmmaker Susan Fleming
Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever

A new carnivore has slipped unnoticed into cities across the Eastern seaboard from Toronto to Montreal to Boston and even New York. Scientists say it is one of the most adaptable mammals on the planet but what surprises them most is how this remarkable creature manages to live right alongside us but just out of view. We share our parks, our streets even our backyards with these wild animals, that both fascinate and baffle scientists, but few of us have ever seen a coywolf.

Please join us for a public conversation between exhibiting artist Mary Anne Barkhouse and nature filmmaker Susan Fleming, on the topic of urban animal ecology.

Mary Anne Barkhouse's work examines ecological concerns and intersections of culture through the use of animal imagery. Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Barkhouse creates installations that evoke considerations of the self as a response to history and environment.

Susan Fleming is an award-winning nature filmmaker with expertise on animal wildlife. Her 2014 documentary, Meet the Coywolf, addresses the coywolf: a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf which is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. 

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others  ̶including the ‘natural’ world  ̶as active and reciprocal. The exhibition invites you to consider an expanded personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with living things.

 

Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in Vancouver, BC but has strong ties to both coasts, as her mother is from the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation of Alert Bay, BC and her father is of German and British descent, from Nova Scotia. As a result of her personal and family experience with land and water stewardship, Barkhouse’s work examines ecological concerns and intersections of culture through the use of animal imagery. Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Barkhouse creates installations that evoke consideration of the self as a response to history and environment. She currently resides in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario.

 

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. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

 

Installation view: Mary Anne Barkhouse; Treats for Coyote; 2018; bronze, wood, velvet, glass and porcelain; 74” x 22” x 42”. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2275097336036896/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Installation view: Mary Anne Barkhouse; Treats for Coyote; 2018; bronze, wood, velvet, glass and porcelain; 74” x 22” x 42”. Pho

Barbara Astman, Artist Talk: Speaking for Herself

photo of Barbara Astman & Rosalie Favell
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Barbara Astman

Artist Talk: Speaking for Herself Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7 PM– 9 PM

Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario

What are the concessions, accommodations, declarations or rebellions made by women-identified artists in response to the biases of the art word? How have these responses changed over the decades? Please join Barbara Astman, Rosalie Favell and other artists from Speaking For Herself exhibition take part in a panel moderated by AGH Senior Curator Tobi Bruce.
  
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Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Hamilton 123 King Street West Hamilton, ON
Website: 
https://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/exhibition/speaking-for-herself/

Artist Talk: Michael Turner - thoughts on practice -

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Michael's talk begins at a fall dinner held at the “recreational residence” of a middle-aged couple who patronize the arts not as venture philanthropists but as quiet no-strings-attached art collecting board members who give generously of their time and, when asked, their expertise (but also their money). On this occasion the couple had placed a number of high circular café tables in what might be called their ballroom. After filling our plates at the buffet table, we gathered at these smaller tables and ate, drank and chatted. The table Michael joined included a private collector, a senior manager at a public gallery and an independent curator -- all of whom Michael is acquainted with, all of whom know him as a writer. The topic of conversation he walked into was the Vancouver Art Gallery’s recently opened Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube exhibition.

(con’t)

Michael Turner is a writer of fiction, criticism and song based in the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. His books include Hard Core Logo (1993), The Pornographer's Poem (1999), Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs (with Grant Arnold) (2007), 8x10 (2009) and, most recently, 9x11 and other poems like Bird, Nine, x and Eleven (2018), while reviews and features have appeared in magazines and journals such as Art 21, Canadian Art, Mousse and Modern Painters. He has contributed essays to anthologies Intertidal: Vancouver Art and Artists (Belkin Gallery/MuHKA, 2006), Vancouver Art & Economies (Artspeak, 2007), Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties (Belkin, 2009), and to exhibition catalogues on the work of artists such as Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Brian Jungen and Ken Lum. Curatorial projects include "to show, to give, to make it be there": Expanded Literary Practices in Vancouver, 1954-1969 (SFU Galleries, 2010); Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry (Belkin, 2012), with Scott Watson; A Postcard from Victoria (AGGV, 2013); and Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 (PHG/Satellite, 2015), with Allison Collins. A frequent collaborator, Turner has written scripts with Stan Douglas (Journey into Fear, 2001; Suspiria, 2002), poems with Geoffrey Farmer (Broadsiding, VPL, 2010) and songs with recording artists such as cub, Dream Warriors, Fishbone and Kinnie Starr.

Venue & Address: 
RM 511 at 205 Richmond St. W.
Cost: 
Free
am I thinking what you think I a t in ing?
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Panel Talk: Collaboration as Process

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

Collaboration as Process
Saturday, January 19 at 1 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Panel talk with exhibiting artists Maryanne Casasanta, DaveandJenn and Pejvak (Rouzbeh Akhbari + Felix Kalmenson)
Moderated by Lisa Deanne Smith

Collaboration is the keystone of many of the exhibiting artists’ practices in Onsite Gallery's Winter exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. Taking place at Onsite Gallery, the artists will share their perspective on what collaboration means to them and their practice.

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, coral, humans, insects, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others — including the natural world — as active and reciprocal. The artwork invites you to consider a personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with all living things.

 

Maryanne Casasanta (Toronto, Ontario)
Maryanne Casasanta is an artist educator working in photography, video and performance. Central to her practice is the relationship between art and home, and art and life. Often documented through photos or video, performances of light gestures and subtle interventions propose ways of transforming a routine experience, promoting an active immersion—and reconsideration of—small, ordinary events. Maryanne observes other areas of research such as, process-based learning and art making, co-creation, and movement, which she explores by working alongside artists across a number of fields. She has exhibited widely and her projects have been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Maryanne earned a BFA from OCAD University (Integrated Media, 2005) and holds an MFA from the University of Guelph (2014). She is currently a Master of Education candidate in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning program at the University of Toronto.

DaveandJenn (Calgary, Alberta)
DaveandJenn (David Foy and Jennifer Saleik) have collaborated since 2004. Foy was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1982; Saleik in Velbert, Germany, in 1983. They graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2006, making their first appearance as DaveandJenn in the graduating exhibition. Experimenting with form and materials is an important aspect of their work, which includes painting, sculpture, installation, animation and digital video. Over the years, they have developed a method of painting dense, rich worlds in between multiple layers of resin, slowly building up their final image in a manner that is reminiscent of celluloid animation, collage and Victorian shadow boxes. They have been shortlisted for RBC’s Canadian Painting Competition (2006, 2009), awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Biennial Emerging Artist Award (2010) and longlisted for the Sobey Art Award (2011). Their work can be found in both private and public collections throughout North America, including the Royal Bank of Canada, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Calgary Municipal Collection and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Pevjak — Rouzbeh Akhbari (Tehran, Iran/Toronto, Ontario) and Felix Kalmenson (St. Petersburg, Russia/Toronto, Ontario)
Pejvak (Rouzbeh Akhbari & Felix Kalmenson) is the long-term collaboration between Felix Kalmenson and Rouzbeh Akhbari. Through their multivalent, intuitive approach to research and living, they find themselves in a convergence and entanglement with like-minded collaborators, histories and various geographies.

Rouzbeh Akhbari is an artist working in video installation and film. His practice is research-driven and usually exists at the intersections of political economy, critical architecture, and planning. Through a delicate examination of the violences and intimacies that occur at the boundaries of lived experience and constructed histories, Akhbari uncovers the minutiae of power that organize and regiment the world around us.

Felix Kalmenson is an artist whose practice navigates installation, video and performance. Kalmenson’s work variably narrates the liminal space of a researcher’s and artist’s encounter with landscape and archive. By bearing witness to everyday life, and hardening the more fragile vestiges of private and collective histories through their work, Kalmenson gives themselves away to the cadence of a poem, always in flux.

 

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. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

 

Image: DaveandJenn; No Horizons; 2017; polymer clay, acrylic paint, silicon carbide, fibre, wire, acetate and dichoric film; 8.5” x 11.25” x 19.75”. Courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of Glenbow Museum, photo by Owen Melenka.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/panel-talk-collaboration-as-process-tickets-53442108786
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
DaveandJenn; No Horizons; 2017; polymer clay, acrylic paint, silicon carbide, fibre, wire, acetate and dichoric film; 8.5” x 11.

Artist Talk: Abdullah Qureshi

CharBagh (20118), Abdullah Qureshi, mixed and multi-media installation, dimensions variable/exhibited at Uqbar, Berlin
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Abdullah Qureshi is an artist, educator, and cultural producer. Through his research and production, he interrogates ways that queerness and resistance manifest within Muslim contexts. Qureshi’s work has been exhibited internationally, and he has held numerous positions at cultural and educational institutions including British Council and the National College of Arts, Lahore. In 2017, Qureshi received the Art and International Cooperation fellowship at Zurich University of the Arts and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University in Finland and Research Fellow at the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research, Boston.

This talk presents an overview of Qureshi's practice, and he will share selected curatorial projects, along with his on-going doctoral research on LGBTIQ Muslim Migrants in Finland.

Presented by the Cotnemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Program (CADN)

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University RHA 511, 205 Richmond St. W.
Cost: 
Free

The Verbal and the Visual

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Verbal and the Visual
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Peggy Gale and Francesca Valente
Bill Burns, Barry Callaghan, Carlo Cesta, Gary Michael Dault, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Francesca Vivenza

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 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.

 

Image: Barry Callaghan, Off the Wall Horseman, 2015, mixed media, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Barry Callaghan, Off the Wall Horseman, 2015, mixed media, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Photography in the Third Millennium

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Photography in the Third Millennium
Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Marc Glassman and Francesca Valente
Edward Burtynsky, Suzy Lake, Rita Leistner, John Oswald, Vincenzo Pietropaolo

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 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.

 

Image: Suzy Lake, Thin Magenta Line, archival ink print, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Suzy Lake, Thin Magenta Line, archival ink print, 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Central and Eastern Canada: A Cultural Laboratory

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Central and Eastern Canada: A Cultural Laboratory
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. 

Moderators: Murray Whyte and Francesca Valente
Bonnie Devine, nichola feldman-kiss, Vera Frenkel, Jamelie Hassan, Graeme Patterson, Lisa Steele

 

Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, Imago Mundi -- Great and Northfeaturing works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island. Exhibition runs October 24 to December 16, 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.

 

Image: Bonnie Devine; Royal Proclamation; 2015; graphite, ink, cotton, thread and glass beads on paper; 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luciano Benetton Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Bonnie Devine; Royal Proclamation; 2015; graphite, ink, cotton, thread and glass beads on paper; 10 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the Luc

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