Celebrating 40 years of OCAD University's Florence Program, showcasing the work of the class of 2013/2014
Opening Reception: Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in The Great Hall
Lo Studio Divino unveils the work produced by the 2013/14 graduates from OCAD University's Florence Program.
While approaches to art making drastically differ, they are joined by their beginnings- in a studio in the heart of a sacred and crumbling city. This shared experience follows a forty year trajectory of OCAD University's presence in Florence, Italy, which Lo Studio Divino aims to celebrate.
Since 1974, an annual group of OCAD U art students travel to Florence to study Italian art history and work in a communal studio set amidst a landscape of Renaissance architecture and Tuscan hillside.
It cannot be helped, Florence's impact is persistent.
Traces of her influence may be found here in the works of 2013/14 Florence Program class. Lo Studio Divino is a showcase of creative achievement; it is also a celebration of a cherished city and a special link across borders. If one looks carefully enough, the Ochre hues of Florence or the opaque Venice waters appear; and if lucky, one may hear the lasting tune of cathedral bells and street sounds.
Curated by Sara England, Keight Maclean and Sophie Paas-Lang
Featuring work by: Meaghan Barry, Jessica-Anna Crupi, Sara England, Gabby Frank, Abbey Gagnon, Amy He, Tuesday Heenan, Maxwell Hyett, Nadia Kuzmicz, Keight Maclean, Liam M. Marshall, Erin Milks, Allison Morris, Sophie Paas-Lang, Samantha Robbie-Higgins, Erin Shadoff, Liana Tarantini, Leila Tisdall, Scott Thatcher, Nick Vo, Alexandra Votsis