Lisa Klapstock / Paulette Phillips

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 5:00am

Programmed as part of the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid - one of Europe's most important new cinema and contemporary art events - (November 22nd - December 1st, 2007 in Paris), the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris presents the first large exhibition in France by Canadian artists Lisa Klapstock and Paulette Phillips. Composed of video installations and photographs, this exhibition brings together major works by these two Toronto-based artists.
Lisa Klapstock's work confronts the viewer with empty or occupied everyday places that are rendered eminently ambiguous. Her artistic practice investigates mechanisms of seeing and the role of the camera in affecting and challenging the way we view and experience our surroundings.
The exhibition is centred upon a series of five small video works entitled Ambiguous Landscapes (2003-2005) and Threshold (2001-2002), a photographic series revealing the hidden environment of Toronto's urban laneways, drawing attention to the fragile and mutable interface separating public and private realms. The Canadian Cultural Centre will also present the world premiere of Field Studies (2007) a video installation that plunges the viewer into a completely new visual and sound experience: a double projection creates an unsettling translation of the relationship between the individual and the crowd, in an abstract and blurred public space where the human figure is reduced to a shapeless blur of movement.
Paulette Phillips' video creations explore drifting behaviour and thought that transform everyday situations (walking through a crowd, observing a landscape, visiting a tourist site) into mysterious events. Paradox, trauma, displacement and discomfort are recurring elements in her work. Presented for the first time in France, four video works engage the viewer in latent dramas structured upon both perceptual and emotional tension: It's about how people judge appearance (2001), The Floating House (2002), Crosstalk (2004) and Monster Tree (2006) associate diverse forms of voyeurism with a paradoxical approach, bringing together urban indifference and non-differentiation, as well as a curiosity of the spectacular generally associated with suspense cinema.

Venue & Address: 
Canadian Cultural Centre 5, rue de Constantine 75007, Paris, France

Labyrinth of the heART

Labyrinth of the heART by Maria Gabankova
Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 5:00am

Loop Gallery is pleased to announce exhibitions by OCAD Professor Maria Gabankova, entitled Labyrinth of the heART.
Labyrinth of the heART is a selection of drawings and paintings featured in a recently published book body broken body redeemed on Maria Gabankova's art. Published by Piquant Editions in Great Britain, this second volume in the VISIBILIA series of 'visual biographies' features over 50 full-colour reproductions of paintings and installations by Czech-born Canadian artist Maria Gabankova. Introduction by John Franklin.
The exhibition presents a large copy (94" x 108") of the Crucifixion panel of the Issenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Gr'newald, a work which Gabankova travelled to Colmar, Alsace, France to study at the Unterlinden Museum in 2003. She was commissioned by the Biblical Museum of Canada in Vancouver, B.C. to paint a copy of the Crucifixion panel, which she completed in the summer of 2007. The painting has had a profound influence on Gabankova's work and its spiritual content and expressive power relates to the themes of her previous work.
The exhibition's title pays homage to a literary allegory Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart by the 17th century Czech philosopher, educator and theologian Jan Amos Comenius.

Venue & Address: 
Loop Gallery 1174 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

On the Mark!

Cathy Daley
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, February 1, 2008 - 5:00am

Drawing ... the term brings to mind formal concepts such as line, volume, shading, rhythm and images of delicately pencil-rendered scenes or maybe a heavy, charcoal, expressionistic rendering of the human form. These are important aspects of drawing but, like other media, it has expanded to include unusual materials and approaches. This exhibition focuses on contemporary artists for whom drawing is a major emphasis of their work, and a major goal of this exhibition is to present a wide range of approaches to drawing.
While researching this exhibition, the staff was inspired by the diversity of work - from the more explorative and experimental to the materials and techniques with which we were more familiar. Throughout the research we were constantly pleased to find skilled and creative artists continuing to make drawing a vital and dynamic approach to image making.
Includes work by Steven Robert Barich, Pat Brentano, Cathy Daley, Lori Field, Daphne Gerou, Paul Harcharik, Carol Hopper, Elizabeth Leger, Monika Malewska, Rob Matthews, Heeseop Yoon and Deborah Zlotsky.

Venue & Address: 
Turchin Center for Visual Arts Appalachian State University423 West King Street, Boone, North Carolina

Mirage( the Sudden Appearance of Many Marys)

Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 4:00am

instructor Vessna Perunovich will present her newest performance piece "Mirage( the Sudden Appearance of Many Marys)" at the Toronto International Art Fair, Opening Gala Event.The project has been developed in colaboration with choreographer Zoja Smutny and costume designer Vanja Vasic and is produced by Bjoranson Kajiwara Gallery from Vancouver, BC.

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Tickets: $185

Midnight Mirage, part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 11:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 11:00am

Instructor Vessna Perunovich presents her performance/video installation, Midnight Mirage in the parking lot between Prime Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario School of Art on McCaul Street. For the duration of the event the artist will be serving a humble Serbian "Bread & Bean" dish to a circulating 12-member audience in a night-long ritual of food consumption and conversation.

Venue & Address: 
Parking Lot Parking lot between Prime Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario School of Art, on McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

Lyn Carter & Julie Voyce

Lyn Carter, Knit 1 (detail), 2003, fabric, fabricated & found objects,  H 57" x W 8.5" x D 5.7"
Friday, September 28, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, December 21, 2007 - 5:00am

Toronto artist Julie Voyce has been developing her current series of abstract screen prints since 2000. Her challenge was to produce an entire body of work using the same three colours (transparent cyan / orange / black). Each abstract print was resolved using only two or three colours. Pre-computer paste-up drawings and repeatedly photo copied images are used to construct the images which are then printed. With precise orchestration Voyce deploys her deliberately limited pallette to read as rich, complex and varied compositions.
Lyn Carter's work disguises commonly found objects with carefully selected textiles that act as skins to create new forms with delicate surfaces. Pattern-object relationships suggest a codified language allowing for varied interpretations far from the original object's intended function.
Consistent within each artists practice is the disguising of self imposed limitations in the creation of the work. Where Voyce confines her palette to a maximum of three colours and a specific process of production, Carter transforms everyday objects into fanciful forms that defy recognizable functionality.

Venue & Address: 
Kenderdine Art Gallery 51 Campus DriveUniversity of Saskatchewan, Toronto, Ontario

Works by Saskia van Kampen

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 4:00pm to Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00pm

Drop by and see SHED: patterns of lives by Graphic Design Faculty Saskia van Kampen.

Opening reception is: Thursday, July 7, 7:00 to 9:00 pm


Venue & Address: 
Graven Feather 906 Queen St. West Toronto
Graphic Design Faculty Saskia van Kampen.

Shaman Dream in Colour – Exhibition by Robert Houle

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 4:00am

You are invited to meet painter, curator and writer Robert Houle, 2015 winner of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Houle is a member of the Saulteaux First Nation and taught at OCAD U for more than 15 years. His recent works include an installation in the AGO’s Walker Court entitled Seven Grandfathers.

Artist Reception: Saturday, April 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
Opening remarks by John Kearsey, Vice-President (External),
University of Manitoba

Exhibition runs April 23 to May 14, 2016

The exhibition's 24-page colour catalogue features an introduction by OCAD U associate professor David McIntosh.

Venue & Address: 
Kinsman Robinson Galleries 108 Cumberland St., Toronto
Circular painting by artist Robert Houle

Sessional Instructor Ilene Sova presents: To Be

Portrait Painting of Alex Pangman
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Sessional Instructor Ilene Sova presents:  To Be, an exhibition in partnership with the Ontario Gift of Life Network for organ donation awareness month

You are invited to the special reception for the opening of 'To Be' an exhibition in partnership with the Ontario Gift of Life Network for organ donation awareness month.  

Enjoy a wine reception with Ilene Sova in attendance along with the portrait subjects and their families, Saturday April 2nd from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

In partnership with the Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Network

Regular gallery hours -  Wed to Sat - 1 to 6 pm | or by appointment

For the past year and a half Ilene Sova has been working with the Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Network to create a portrait project around Organ Donation Awareness Month. This show will include 10 large scale portraits of both recipients and donors who's lives are affected by organ donation. Through this unique exhibition the Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Network would like to encourage Canadians to see the human stories behind the people who give and receive organs. To register to be an organ donor online click here.




Venue & Address: 
Walnut Contemporary 201 Niagara Toronto ON

Staged Standards, by Sessional Instructor Kip Jones

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 4:00am to Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 4:00am

loop gallery presenting: staged standards, by Sessional Instructor Kip Jones

Opening Reception:  Saturday, April 2, 2-5 pm

loop Gallery is pleased to announce Staged Standards, a new exhibition by kipjones.


Staged Standards is a response to an ongoing study into architectural iconography as a sculptural gesture. The work consists of a series of materially aesthetic investigations of formally staged wooden fabrications and their echoed forms.  These austere scaled assemblies of an architectural vernacular address the notions of permanence and transformation as a reflective relationship between the elements.


The latex rubber forms act as dualistic moments in an inter-connected relationship with their mirrored wooden original. Pragmatically this work utilizes the inherent properties of latex rubber, its skin like qualities and it structural integrity, as containers of forms and icons.  The hard surfaced reality occupies a antipodean position in relation to the soft skinned latex empty vessels, constituting a connective bridging of the organic and the man-made – the mind and body – nature and culture.


Staged Standards are formal self-reflective acts of inherent tension and linked associations, a redefined vocabulary of form.


kipjones is an active and experienced Toronto public artist, sculptor and instructor. His artistic research addresses the complex potentialities of space through site-specific installations, public art and object making. He graduated 2011 with an MFA: sculpture from Concordia University in Montreal.  He has exhibited and participated in residencies nationally and internationally.  His public art can be engaged with in Kelowna BC, Calgary AL, Moncton NB, and most recently Gambrel Journey for the City of Markham Ontario.


Venue & Address: 
loop 1273 Dundas St. W
poster for staged standards by Kip Jones image of 3 dimensional wall artwork and text with details of show