face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition, as part of O-DAYS! (OCAD University orientation) is a new student's opportunity to participate in their first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce themself to the OCAD U community.

Students create a self-portrait postcard to show us who they are. It could be a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!

Whether it be drawing, painting, collage or photography, traditional or digital, students are encouraged to have fun and play around with the idea of self-image and how they would like to be seen.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Ada Slaight Gallery Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
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CALL FOR ENTRY: face2face postcard exhibition 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:45pm

CALL FOR ENTRY!
Are you a new undergraduate student who has accepted your offer to study at OCAD University, starting in September 2018? Congratulations!

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition is your opportunity to participate in your first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce yourself to the OCAD U community as part of O-DAYS! 2018.

HOW: Create a self-portrait postcard and show us who you are. Make it a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation! Draw, paint, collage, or photograph yourself. Or create it digitally. Have fun! Play around with the idea of your self-image and how you would like to be seen. Be modest, outrageous, fanciful, or elegant!

For more information and detailed instructions, visit www.ocadu.ca/face2face

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: Monday, July 16, 2018
FINAL DEADLINE: Monday, August 27, 2018

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
www.facebook.com/face2facePostcardExhibition/
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Dragon Tank

exhibition poster
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Inspired by the entrepreneurial television series’ Shark Tank and Dragons’ Den, Dragon Tank aims to reproduce the absurd products pitched within them. With humour in mind, the artworks will function as vestiges of the most needed and most useless consumer products. In a time when ridiculous and nonsensical has become the norm, we are critical of the enigmatic ‘North American Dream’ capitalism offers to consumers and entrepreneurs alike. And question who this ‘dream’ is really for, in the context of race, gender, sexuality, and class.

Dragon Tank price list

Opening Reception: August 23 @ 7-10

 

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Ave
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery/current-exhibition.htm
Email: 
ignitegallery@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
free
Exhibition application

Diagrams of Power showcases the politics of data visualization

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Opening July 11, Onsite Gallery’s newest exhibition, Diagrams of Power,features art and design works that use data, diagrams, maps and visualizations to challenge dominant narratives and support the resilience of marginalized communities. 

The expansive exhibition features the work of eighteen prominent artists, designers, researchers, cartographers, activists and collectives: Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'études, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz and Visualizing Impact.

Curated by Patricio Dávila, Associate Professor in OCAD University’s Faculty of Design, the exhibition makes visible both ‘what’ gets represented, and ‘who’ is doing the representing. “Maps, diagrams and visualizations are both artifacts and processes — they are tools that tell a story,” said Dávila. “They create ways to bring people and objects together in the telling of that story, with the outcomes made available to be viewed and inspected, and also performed so they can be heard and felt. Each creator uses this mode to tell inconvenient stories that upset and resist the status quo.”

Diagrams of Power opens with a free, public reception on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., and continues through to the early morning of September 30, 2018, including the evening of Nuit Blanche Toronto (Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 30). 

A complete list of participating creator biographies is available at https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/diagrams-of-power.

About Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery (www.ocadu.ca/onsite) is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD University, and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8pm; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7pm; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 pm.

Support
Diagrams of Power is produced with the support of OCAD University's Faculty of Design Office, Public Visualization Lab, Multi Touch Digital, Microsoft and Nexus Investments.

Diagram of Power's public workshops and research engagement events are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction was 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. Gallery furniture was supplied by Nienkämper. The Onsite Gallery logo was created by Dean Martin Design.

About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research, and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. 

Media inquiries:

Sarah Mulholland
OCAD U Communications
416-977-6000 x1327
smulholland@ocadu.ca

Refiguring Worlds

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Refiguring Worlds

Sarah Davidson, Brendan George Ko (OCAD U Photography alum), Ginette Legaré (OCAD U Professor), Maryse Larivière, Ed Pien

Curated by Rebecca Travis  

July 19 – August 25, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 8 pm

BIRCH CONTEMPORARY, 129 Tecumseth Street, Toronto. 416.365.3003

BIRCHCONTEMPORARY.COM

 

While ‘knowing’ suggests a fixed, established set of facts, ‘curiosity’ alludes to a perceptive and evolving inquiry. It is an open curiosity about the world, our connection to it and to each other that feeds the works in this exhibition. The works in Refiguring Worlds are anchored with references to traditional systems for knowledge and understanding –taxonomies, categorisation, documentation – but use these points of familiarity as a means to venture to more surreal, freely unchartered realms. In the process, we are invited to undo what we think we know about objects and representations of the natural world, allowing for new material and ecological narratives to emerge.

Venue & Address: 
Birch Contemporary
Website: 
http://birchcontemporary.com/exhibition/refiguring-worlds-sarah-davidson-brendan-george-ko-ginette-legare-maryse-lariviere-ed-pien
Image of Sarah Davidson, the secret life of plants (detail), 2017.

World Cup Match Poster Exhibition

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

32 Days, 32 Nations, 64 Games, 12 Venues, Only 1 Winner! 
48 Posters by Designers from 18 Countries, 16 Posters by Local Toronto Designers.

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery - 285 Dundas Street West
Website: 
https://continuingstudies.ocad.ca
exhibition poster

Community

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

Nino Ardizzi, Lori Beckstead, Myra Burney, Kevin Cherry, Gerardo Correa, Prerana Das, Sylvia Galbraith, Anne Hanrahan, Megan Irwin, Caroline Scott-Charles, John Severino, Ann Marie Stasiuk, Karin Tang, Stephanie Thompson, Aina Tilups, Bahar Toussi

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery 285 Dundas Street West
Website: 
https://continuingstudies.ocad.ca
Email: 
continuingstudies@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x 2321
Poster - Community Exhibition

Traces Retraced: Reconstructing Identity

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

A quite whisper between two old men in the corner of the room belies a word you’ve never heard before, but somehow it sounds familiar. The crows caw at the sounding of a bell and the smell of burning firewood fills the room, they trigger a memory that oddly, you can’t recall ever experiencing - so you retrace your steps.

 

Traces Retraced is an autoethnographic study comprising installations of burnt wood objects, wood prints, charcoal drawn projections and an Camera Obscura with its eye on the world. The works investigate notions of coming to know my Indigenous identity through the lens of my own journey from unconscious to consciously knowing who I am in relation to my Métis and Anishinaabe roots. The works ponder and comment on memories both real and imagined, evoking archetypes of my ancestry in an contemporary context. 

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W.
Traces Retraced

Ceramic 3D Printing and Up-Cycling: Imagining the Possibilities

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

 

“We are living in strange times indeed; evil clowns prowl the streets, lurk in dark alleys and lead our governments.  Yet, I’m convinced that we have an opportunity, right now, to make a change.  Combinations of 3D Printing, Hackerspaces, the Maker Movement and Upcycling provide the tools, locations, partnerships and motivation to create an alternative economy.  As we stand on the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we have an opportunity to move beyond simple (and sometimes deceptive) Sustainable Design, towards genuinely holistic Regenerative Development.      Together, we can do it.” 

 

Samantha Sherer is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Master of Design candidate at OCADU.  Her interdisciplinary career in arts-based psychotherapy, studio ceramics and development work with artisans has led Samantha to investigate the intersection between Design and Community health. Her practice led research includes assembling an open source Ceramic 3D printing system to serve as appropriate technology for the Maker Movement.  She is intent on sowing open source Additive Manufacturing technology in the Global North and fostering its transplantation to the Global South, so that it will seed community and stimulate Regenerative Development.

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Ave
Ceramic 3D

Coenesthesia: Affect as an Aesthetic of Healing Through Hybrid Reality Art

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

Coenesthesia pairs, a virtual reality (seen through an HTC headset) in which the immersant explores an organic space of internal body parts, spatialized sound and proprioceptive aesthetics (the aesthetic of one’s sense of embodiment, motion and position), with an interactive environment of projection in which a meditation pod acts as a tool for channelling positive energy into the virtual world, creating a positive feedback loop of affect. Coenesthesia aims at forming a connection between a VR immersant, their internal organs and their internal sense of self while enabling another player to connect to the system and the immersant. By incorporating key elements from cognitive neuro prosthetic studies, which include touch synchronisation, paired with visual and auditory synchronisation and proprioceptive alignment, the work explores the aesthetics of the senses and the roles of synaesthesia and analogy, interpreted through affect, this work explores how hybrid multi modal media art can enable the exploration and affective engagement with one’s embodied interiority?  It aims at empowering people to feel a connection with their internal physiological and psychological being. 

Venue & Address: 
The Open Space Gallery, Black Box Lab, 49 McCaul St.
Coenesthesia

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