Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, August 15, 2008 - 4:00am

OCAD is proud of its collaboration with Relative Space, an up-scale floor works and furniture store located on Dupont Street. Mr. Fraser Greenberg, Artistic Director of Relative Space has graciously proffered his storefront gallery wall space to the students enrolled in the 4th year course Painting in the Expanded Field.
Under the direction of Associate Professors George Boileau and Colette Laliberté students enrolled in the course were invited, as part of their final term project, to submit a proposal for the storefront gallery of Relative Space. Two of the 17 submitted proposals will be produced within the next 4 months.

Alexa Ponomareff and Daniela Pettinato collaborated to create a stunning wall painting. The artists based their
intervention Birds of Paradise on “the plant diagonal form and its natural embodiment of the brilliant red, orange blue and green colours echoing the vivid colours of the furniture and the environmental awareness shown by Relative Space in their choice of and variety of eco-friendly wool carpeting”.
OCAD is grateful to Relative Space for their generous support.

Venue & Address: 
Relative Space storefront gallery 365 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
claliberte@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Gareth Bate: Lament

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Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 4:00am

2007 Drawing & Painting graduate Gareth Bate, recipient of the 401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize in 2007, will showcase his work completed over the course of the past year at Gallery 260, in the 401 Richmond Street West building.

The Career-Launcher prize is offered annually to an OCAD graduate, allowing the recipient free use of a 500 sq. ft. studio in 401 Richmond Street. The opportunity allows the winner to establish her or her practice through connections made with other 401 Richmond artists and designers.

Bate’s exhibition Lament, which reinvigorates Canadian landscape painting in the face of 21st century climate change and environmental destruction, will open on Saturday, May 24 from 2 to 6 pm, and runs May 24 to June 21.

Lament “is an existential contemplation, a meditation on place our within nature, and our effect on the world.”

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 260 (Level 2) 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
garethbate@rogers.com
Cost: 
Free

Ornaments of Suffering

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 4:00am

LE Gallery in Toronto presents the first solo exhibition of work by OCAD alumnus and 2006 Drawing & Painting medal winner Nigel Nolan. This ambitious and engaging project makes use of both gallery spaces. Ornaments of Suffering, produced
between Buenos Aires and New York City highlights Nolan's ability
to explore multiple facets in his personal practice as well as looking
at the impact on his subjects across international experience.

Nigel Nolan's work is included in the collection of the Agnes of
Etherington Museum and has been selected to be a part of Carte Blanche
Volume 2, a survey of contemporary Canadian painting by the Magenta
Foundation. Ornaments of Suffering marks Nolan's first solo exhibition
with LE Gallery.

Venue & Address: 
LE Gallery 1183 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 4:00am

Glenbow museum in Calgary presents a group show, "Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art" which includes a video piece Nimin o aya’n / I have recovered by OCAD Drawing & Painting Instructor, Tannis Nielsen.

"In Nimin o aya’n / I have recovered, the disappearance and reappearance of my body reads as a metaphor of survival. The black paint spread over flesh - combined with the sounds of the train, serve as reference points of colonial westward expansion, and the intended erasure of My People.
The blackness of the paint transforms itself into oil, (a metaphor of blood), and my arms begin to echo the movements of vigorously, rotating steel wheels. The screaming sound of the train (in the first half of video) is made to be painfully un-bearable. The harshness of the pitch of sound, does not allow for anyone, else or “other” to be heard.
The latter half of this video depicts (our / my) recovery– I recover; reclaim my physical my thoughts, my spirit. Here - there is a profound silence; as winter blankets sound so too does this white paint - that allows for the act of remembering.

Poka Laenui, in his article titled “The Processes of De-colonization” teaches; that there are “five distinct phases of a peoples decolonization. They are (1) rediscovery and recovery, (2) mourning, (3) dreaming, (4) commitment, and (5) action.”

Rebirth, recovery, revitalization; this is my story and so it is titled Nimin o aya’n / I have recovered."

Venue & Address: 
Glenbow Museum 130 — 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta
Email: 
glenbow@glenbow.org
Cost: 
Free

Gary Taxali: Originals

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Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:00am

And now for something completely different... we welcome Gary Taxali to the Project Room at Drabinsky Gallery. Drabinsky Gallery is pleased to present a discrete collection of Taxali's distinctive paintings on board, in a show called Originals.

Gary Taxali, an artist and professional illustrator, is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (1991).
A fabulously successful illustrator with clients such as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Esquire, and Bonny Doon Vineyard, Taxali immediately began showing in exhibitions and galleries throughout North America and Europe as well as undertaking to return to his alma mater and assume an Assistant Professor at the renamed Ontario College of Art & Design.

Venue & Address: 
Drabinsky Gallery 122 Scollard Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Call for Submissions: Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program – Spadina Museum

Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, April 25, 2008 - 8:00pm

The Museum Board of Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House and Spadina Museum, as part of Toronto Culture, City of Toronto, and in partnership with the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) and Romspen Investment Corporation is pleased to present the third annual Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program.

The residency is open to emerging artists creating two-dimensional paintings or drawings.

The 2008 residency will run from September 28 to November 2, 2008, at Spadina Museum.

The successful candidate will be required to be on site each Sunday September 28 to November 2, and present at an exhibit opening within two weeks of the end of the residency.

The program provides an opportunity for an emerging artist to explore the legacy of the museum site and express his or her vision for a 21st century audience.
The successful applicant can be any age, but may not be a student.

The program has been developed with the assistance of faculty and staff of Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD). The program's jury will include representation from OCAD.

The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2008. Please note email or late submissions will not be accepted.

The recipient will be awarded:
- An honorarium of $2,500
- The use of a studio during museum hours
- Exhibition space for work already completed (subject to review), in addition to the work being produced for this award and
- Promotion of the final exhibition

This annual program commemorates Lynn Donoghue, who was a respected and critically acclaimed artist and portraitist. A member of the museum board, Ms. Donoghue was a strong supporter of the three historic houses – Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House, and Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens. The Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program continues the legacy initiated by John Howard of Colborne Lodge, founding member of the Society of Artists and Amateurs (1834); William Lyon Mackenzie’s printing endeavours; and the Austin women of Spadina through their patronage of the arts as members of The Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto.

Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens was built in 1866 and occupied by the Austin family until 1982. The house is set on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds including rolling lawns, an intimate orchard and one of Toronto’s finest restored Victorian and Edwardian Gardens. The furniture, art and decoration are original to the house and reflect the Toronto art scene of the late 19th and early 20th century and its Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau influences.

The requirements, obligations and parameters of the program are outlined in detail in the Call for Submissions document. The Call for Submissions document may be requested by email to spadina@toronto.ca or by phone by calling Karen Edwards at 416-392-6910 x303. Spadina Museum is located at 285 Spadina Road, Toronto next to Casa Loma. A guided tour of the site can be arranged by calling Spadina Museum.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
spadina@toronto.ca

Natalka Husar: Not A One Night Stand

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Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 4:00am

Paul Petro gallery in Toronto presents new work by OCAD Drawing & Painting Instructor Natalka Husar.

Venue & Address: 
Paul Petro 980 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Sarah Nind: Mnemonic Structures

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 4:00am

Leo Kamen gallery in Toronto presents new work by OCAD Drawing & Painting Instructor, Sarah Nind.

Venue & Address: 
Leo Kamen Gallery 80 Spadina Ave., Suite 406, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Laura Millard: Precipitate

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 4:00am

Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto presents new work by OCAD Drawing & Painting Chair Laura Millard.

Venue & Address: 
Leo Kamen Gallery 80 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Kathleen Vaughan: Finding Home

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, February 29, 2008 - 5:00am

TYPE Books presents Finding Home: a Collage Installation about Self, Place, Community and Belonging by Kathleen Vaughan, OCAD Drawing & Painting Instructor.

Venue & Address: 
TYPE Books 883 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
kathleen@akaredhanded.com
Cost: 
Free

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