RYAN GANDER: Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making

photo of a tent sculpted of marble
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:00pm to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:00am

NOMADIC RESIDENT STUDENT PROJECT EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016, 6 – 8 P.M.
**Artist in attendance
ADA SLAIGHT GALLERY
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET – 2nd floor

During the residency, Ryan will be working on a collaborative project with students exploring the idea of enforcing a methodology to art making ‘Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making’ is about finding systems and devices that exist in the everyday world that create art through happenstance.

About Ryan Gander – Ryan Gander’s complex and unfettered conceptual practice is stimulated by queries, investigations or what-ifs, rather than strict rules or limits. For example, what if a child’s den of sheets were remade in memorialising marble (Tell My Mother not to Worry (ii), 2012)? What if all the pieces in a chess set were remade in Zebra Wood, so that neither side was entirely black nor white (Bauhaus Revisited, 2003)? Gander is a cultural magpie in the widest sense, polymathically taking popular notions apart only to rebuild them in new ways – perhaps by refilming the same ten-second clip 50 times over, as in Man on a Bridge (A study of David Lange), 2008. Language and storytelling play an overarching role in his work, not least in his series of Loose Association lectures or in his attempt to slip a nonsensical, palindromic new word, ‘mitim’, into the English language. Born in Chester in 1976, Ryan lives and works in London. Ryan Gander is represented by Lisson Gallery, London.

http://www.lissongallery.com/artists/ryan-gander/

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
The Nomadic Residents program was launched in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012), Candice Breitz (2013) and Pedro Reyes (2014). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.

For more information please contact:

Derek Liddington
Coordinator, Impact Exchange
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers 
Sessional Faculty
Faculty of Art
416.977.6000 x3844
dliddington@ocadu.ca  

 

Christine Crosbie
Media Relations Officer, OCAD University

416-977-6000 Ext. 4849 Cell 647-473-7778
ccrosbie@ocadu.ca

 

 

Venue & Address: 
ADA SLAIGHT GALLERY OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET – 2nd floor

ENVELOPMENT(S): Paths Taken and Not Taken, IAMD First Year Exhibition

Poster for Development
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 9:00pm

Envelopment(s) invites viewers to contemplate the rigor and dynamic processes of artistic practice. The artworks included in this special exhibition, from the 1st year Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design cohort at OCAD University, reveal that intentionality in art-making often moves in more than one direction. Through the envelopment of artistic practice we summon new potentials and create opportunities to direct or redirect lines of investigation towards sometimes-unexpected resolutions.

Opening Reception: April 2, 7 to 10 p.m.

Featuring:
Esmaa Adam
Valerie Carew
Jay Irizawa
Wensi Li
Bindu Mehra
Amy Meleca
Yasemin Oncu
Ryan Pechnick
Eli Schwanz
Tamara Skubovius
Ashley Snook
Sandra Van Ruymbeke
Kimberley White
Jennifer Wigmore
Richard Williams
Garnet Willis w/ Max Streicher

Venue & Address: 
Robert Kananaj Gallery 172 St. Helen's Avenue, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.envelopment.ca/
Email: 
dbank@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 X4366
Cost: 
Free