Catherine Heard: Darkness

photo of a sculpture of a head
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:45am to Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Darkness – Catherine Heard

Feb 17- March 11-2018

Catherine Heard uses medical imaging technologies and remarkable sculptural facility to integrate the histories of science, medicine and the museum. Simultaneously attractive and repulsive, her works delve into primal anxieties about the body.

Venue & Address: 
Georgian College 1 Georgian Drive Barrie, ON
705.728.1968, ext. 5322

Transfixing Bodies

Poster with text and image of nightsky in the background
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Transfixing Bodies

The exhibition is part of the Criticism & Curatorial Practice thesis project, curated by Irina Tomshinsky.

The show includes works by Faculty members: Catherine Heard and Francis LeBouthillier as well as Alumni and 2014 Sculpture/Installation Medal Winner: Alexandra Beriault

February 14th - 19th

Reception:  February 16th, 5:00-7:00 pm

Meet the Curator:  February 18th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
Anniversary Gallery OCAD University 100 McCaul St.

"Monsters" in The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate

Illustrations of Monsters
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 5:00am to Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:00am

The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate is an artist’s multiples project that distributes works by Canadian creators and makes art affordable for everyone.

"Monsters" by 3rd Year illustration students: Bree Main, Shevon J. Lewis, Wenting Li, Natalia Nowacki, Jenna Piechota, Dalbert B Vilarino, Vicky To, Mary Kate Spencer & Aliya Ghare  is the 18th edition released via The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate.

Look for "Monsters" in the gumball machine at the top of the spiral staircase at 100 McCaul – get 'em while they're hot!

The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate is curated by Prof. Catherine Heard.  Proposals from students and faculty are welcome!

Venue & Address: 
the gumball machine at the top of the spiral staircase at 100 McCaul

Catherine Heard's "Errata" and "Symmetries" on view at McMaster Museum of Art exhibition

distorted bust of a child
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:00am

Catherine will be representing OCADU at the panel discussion, Wellness on Campus: The University, the Museum and the Health Sciences, Thursday Feb 25, 2016

January 5 – March 26, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 14, 6 - 8 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Thursday, February 25 at 6 pm, full details below
Picturing Wellness is a two-part exhibition with complementary education programming that focuses on a medical humanities perspective as the bridge between understanding resilience through treatment, care and social action.
Picturing Wellness I: From Adversity to Resilience
Visual Literacy with the Health Sciences
Coordinated by Nicole Knibb, Education Coordinator, MMA,
and Christine Wekerle, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, McMaster University
A didactic exhibition which examines how visual literacy skills may be employed by health professionals in order to develop their observational and empathetic skills as well as various self-care practices. The exhibition includes works from the McMaster collection by: David Blackwood, Blake Debassige, Betty Goodwin, Tadashi Kawamata, Tony Scherman and Michael Thompson.
This exhibition sprang from two collaborative programs developed by McMaster Museum of Art and the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences: Engaging and Educating in Child Maltreatment and The Art of Seeing™.
Picturing Wellness II: Museums and Social Engagement
Michelle Bellemare (Toronto)
Rebecca Belmore (Montréal)
Nancy Kembry (Toronto)
Catherine Heard (Toronto)
Yvonne Singer (Toronto)
Picturing Wellness Part II is not meant to be a didactic illustration of Part I. Rather, it presents artworks that ponder, in broad scope, issues related to trauma, the body, memory, history, medicine, health and the museum. What is consistent, throughout all of the works, is a consciousness of an “impact” on the individual and on the role that art can play in interpretation, processing, or healing. The impact could be either physical or mental, individual or societal. The project examines the museum at the crossroads of healthcare and personal well-being.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Thursday February 25 at 6 PM
Wellness on Campus: The University, the Museum and the Health Sciences
Presented in partnership with MSU Mental Health Strategy
Moderator: Christine Wekerle
Catherine Heard, Artist, Assistant Professor, OCADU
Olaf Kraus de Camargo, Associate Professor. Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University
Anne Niec, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University
(image attached –– Errata, 2006, Pigmented Beeswax over plaster.)