OCADU Gallery Crawl

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit the OCAD University art district for the second annual Gallery Crawl!
Featuring special programming at our eight galleries. Artists and curators will be present to introduce their work.
Join a free guided tour departing from the 100 McCaul St. lobby at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. 
RSVP: tneuspiel@ocadu.ca

Gallery Crawl Locations:
The Great Hall, Ada Slaight Student Gallery 
and Anniversary Gallery (100 McCaul St.)
Learning Zone (113 McCaul St.)
Open Space Gallery (49 McCaul St.)
Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond St. W.)
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Ignite Gallery (165 Augusta Ave.)

 

Venue & Address: 
Tours meet in the 100 McCaul St. lobby at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Email: 
tneuspiel@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE!
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Artist and Curator's Exhibition Tour: T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:30pm

Artist and Curator's Exhibition Tour
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Join T.M. Glass and Francisco Alvarez for a tour of T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers, while they discuss the artist’s process, interest in flowers and travels to international museums and gardens.

 

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who manipulate pixels instead of oils.

T.M. Glass is a digital artist based in Toronto, whose practice explores the historical, technological, and aesthetic conditions of photography to stretch it beyond its traditional definition. The works have been showcased in multiple solo exhibitions and held in private collections in the Canada, the United States, Britain, France, and Australia. Glass turned to photography as the primary mode of production after studying sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design and pursuing a distinguished career in writing and production for film and television. Glass uses rapidly advancing digital technology to celebrate the beauty of nature.

 

Support
T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers is supported by Carlos Fernandez and Nexus Investments.

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the gallery construction project is 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; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: T.M. Glass, Hydrangeas in a Dutch Tulipière, 2017, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 58" x 58". Courtesy of the artist.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
T.M. Glass, Hydrangeas in a Dutch Tulipière, 2017, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 58" x 58".

Curator’s Tour and Neighbourhood Walk

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Curator's Tour and Neighbourhood Walk
Saturday, April 13. 2019
2 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Guided tour of the exhibition followed by a neighbourhood walk to meet local air, animals, land, plants and water

Lisa Deanne Smith, curator of How to Breathe Forever, will guide visitors through a tour of the exhibition, followed by a 30-45 minute walk in the local vicinity, paying special attention and attempting to shift perspectives of how to observe and respect local air, animals, land, plants and water.

Tour begins and ends at Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Light refreshments will be provided

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others  ̶including the ‘natural’ world  ̶as active and reciprocal. The exhibition invites you to consider an expanded personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with living things.

 

Lisa Deanne Smith is the curator of Onsite Gallery at OCAD University. Her practice includes curating, writing, community events and art that explore issues of voice, experience and power. Recent curatorial projects include How to Breathe Forever, The Sunshine Eaters, Objects for Listening: Cheryl Pope; Ads for People: Selling Ethics in the Digital Age and I Wonder: Marian Bantjes. She has previously held positions at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Gallery 44 and the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers. Selected exhibitions of her work include White Columns (NY), The New Museum (NY) and Mercer Union (Toronto). She earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1995 and an AOCA from OCAD University, 1993.

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

 

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Curator’s Tour and Neighbourhood Walk

Exhibition Tour in Farsi

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Exhibition Tour in Farsi
Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Join us for a free guided tour of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. This tour will be conducted in Farsi, led by Setayesh Babaei, multidisciplinary artist and designer in her final year at OCAD University in Environmental Design.

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, coral, humans, insects, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others — including the natural world — as active and reciprocal. The artwork invites you to consider a personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with all living things.

 

Setayesh Babaei is a multidisciplinary artist and designer in her final year at OCAD University in Environmental Design. She’s previously attended the University of Art in Isfahan, Iran and Community College of Art and Design in Liverpool, England. Currently, her area of focus is on Toronto’s ravine system and its relationship with the City’s urban fabric.

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Image: Setayesh Babaei. Photo by: Khadijah Morley.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exhibition-tour-in-farsi-tickets-53813853685
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Setayesh Babaei. Photo by: Khadijah Morley.

OCAD U Gallery Crawl

OCAD U Gallery Crawl
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

OCAD U Gallery Crawl

Saturday, March 10, 2018
2 to 5 p.m.

Free

 

Visit the new OCAD University art district at OCAD U's first annual Gallery Crawl, featuring special programming at our nine galleries!

 

Gallery Crawl Locations:

  • Ignite Gallery (165 Augusta Ave.)
  • Continuing Studies Gallery (285 Dundas St. W.)
  • Learning Zone (113 McCaul St.)
  • Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Anniversary Gallery and The Great Hall (100 McCaul St.)
  • Open Space Gallery (49 McCaul St.)
  • Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond St. W.)
  • Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

 

Ignite Gallery (165 Augusta Ave.)
You Done Taken My Blues and Gone
Artists Timothy Hunter and Erin Jones with speak about their Collective and work in the exhibition.

The title, You Done Taken My Blues and Gone, is a quote from Langston Hughes 1940’s poem ‘Note on Commercial Theater’ which speaks on the theft of Black cultures by white dominated markets. The poem, much like this show, remarks on the insidious ways in which Black art forms and material culture are co-opted and divorced from the distinct Black experience that produced them. Artists: Sydne Barnes Wright, Tim Hunter, Oreka James, Aaron Jones, Ekow Stone, Destiny Grimm.

 

Continuing Studies Gallery (285 Dundas St. W.)
Convergence: Works by Continuing Studies Instructors
Director of Continuing Studies, Evan Tapper, will speak about the exhibition and the Continuing Studies program.

Artists and designers: Adrian Bica, David Griffin, Thomas Hendry, Karen Justl, Chung-Im Kim, Olenka Kleban, Gideon Näf, Fritz Park, Lauren Schaffer, Janice Schulman, and Cortney Stephenson

 

Learning Zone (113 McCaul St.)
Perspectives
Exhibiting artists Nataly Kais, Ehiko Odeh and Kaylee Meyer will speak about the exhibtion and their work.

Perspectives is an exhibition showcasing the work of international students at OCAD U. While being international means different things to each student, it is oftentimes a big part of one's identity. This diverse body of work that international students are creating that highlights their abilities, personalities and passions. Artists: Chen Luo, Chenjun Zhu, Ehiko Odeh, Ji Woo Lim, Kalore Jingmei Cao, Kaylee Meyer, Michelle Scholz, Nataly Kais, Qirou Yang, Raquel Gouvea, Jose Felicio da Costa, Rui Kang, Tim Hu, Tony Mulo, Zhiyi Qian.

 

Ada Slaight Student Gallery (100 McCaul St.)
Consciousness: The Embodied Space of Isolation
Consciousness: The Embodied Space of Isolation
is curated by Emma-Kate Deuchars, Avery Geboers, Jamie Park and Dana Snow, students of the 3rd year Curatorial and Criticism Practice course, The Work of the Curator. Artists: Ron Siu, Janica Olpindo, Morris Wazney, Michelle Homonylo, Hana Elmisry and Michelle Cieloszczyk.

In Flux
Curated by Sanjit Dhillon, Alessia Dowhaniuk, Abby Ho and Meredith Wood, students of the 3rd year Curatorial and Criticism Practice course, The Work of the Curator. In Flux explores idleness and the fluidity between production and rest. Artists: Lamont Abramczyk, Gabrielle Leighton, Sam McGuire, Jeremy Saya. 

 

Anniversary Gallery (100 McCaul St.)
Wandering Ground: Finding Paths
Four OCAD U students who were part of last year's Global Experience Project, with artist Isaac Julien, reflect on their experiences. Artists: leaf jerlefia, Yuling Chen, Aaron Robert Morre, Justyna Werbel.

 

The Great Hall (100 McCaul St.)
Festival of the Body
The Festival of the Body is a showcase of the best Student work that engages with the notion of body/figure through a wide range of concepts and media. Artists: Kelly Adams, Noor  Awan, Rebekah Bowen, Alexandria Boyce, Marli Davis, Hana Elmasry, Jonathan Fong, Zamila Islam, Kate Kilty, Ante Benedict Kurilić, Gabrielle Leighton, Amanda Lindenbach, Toni  Lomax, Clara Lynas, Noah Melrose, Janica Olpindo, Kelly O'Neill, Mira Marie Pedari, Emma Russell, Jeremy Saya, Suzanne Simoni, Janine Steeper, Ahlena Sultana-McGarry, Josiah  Tsang, Kristin Thorlaksdottir, Teresa Williams, Qirou  Yang.

 

Open Gallery (49 McCaul St.)
The Opioid Crisis: Naloxone Kits for Public Spaces 
This project developed product responses to the opioid crisis for the treatment of overdoses, making available the drug Naloxone in public spaces. Three systems to make Naloxone kits visible, accessible, and to break stigma, were developed by industrial design students for the undergraduate studio course, Design for Health and Wellness. Team Restrooms: Zoe Trommer, Lucas Bruketa and Perry Miller. Team Bars/Restaurants: Winnie Chen, Yifei Li and Madeleine Bailey. Team Libraries: Chris Cimini, Murtaza Kerani and Connor Novac.

Exploratory Interactions Between Spatial Platforms
Dr. Claire Brunet and Digital Future Graduate student Thoreau Bakker experiment with Virtual Reality and 3D data capture technologies to convey meaning inside digital sculptural referents. The researchers are studying interactions between spatial platforms that stimulate and challenge artists’ perceptions and relationships to space, time, and materiality. This research explores artistic interactions with digital modes of production. 

 

Graduate Gallery (205 Richmond St. W.)
Ukiuktaqtumi
Ukiuktaqtumi is a 30 min. film by Montreal-based Inuk artist, Stephen Agluvak, using video images sourced from the internet. Puskas presents a self-determined and consenting outlook of life in the North. The film is shown in conjunction with the 2018 Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories Graduate Student Conference "un-histories: art and the unconcluded", which seeks to seeks to counter history’s containment and to foreground its continuing relevance in the present. 

Hunter's Moon
Artists Sarah Carlson and Kirstie McCallum with speak about their work.

Through photography, installation, and video, Hunter’s Moon explores the complex ethics of getting close to nature as a post-industrial person. The artists engage with hunting culture while raising ethical questions about interspecies relationships. Carlson and McCallum are graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program at OCAD University. Their practices interrogate the conceptual systems through which humans embrace or separate themselves from “nature”.

 

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
The Sunshine Eaters
Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan, Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries will speak about the gallery and exhibition. Artist Jessica Karuhanga will be present and speak about her work.

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises. Artists: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Venue & Address: 
Multiple venues (see below)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1775794086050926/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
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Look Inside: OCAD University’s Open House

OCAD U Sharp Building
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Look Inside Canada’s largest university of art and design. Bring your friends, family and supporters and take a studio tour, watch students as they work, or talk with faculty and staff. OCAD University will provide a glimpse of emerging trends, and where art and design practice is making new connections. Imagine yourself here. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Main Building - 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://join.ocadu.ca/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=4f40f971-2776-e711-803b-0050569735d6
Email: 
admissions@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free