Derek Sullivan in Since Then

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Since Then, Curated by Kegan McFadden

Kamloops Art Gallery 

September 23 to December 30, 2017

Rebecca Belmore, Garry Neill Kennedy, Justin Sorensen, Dana Claxton, Janet Kigusiuq, Derek Sullivan, Leah Decter, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Ione Thorkelsson, Demian Dinéyazhi', Kent Monkman, Rachael Thorleifson, Mark Emerak, Peter Morin, Chih-Chien Wang, Cliff Eyland, Lisa Myers, Christopher Wool, Félix González-Torres, Jude Norris, Helga Jakobson, Rúrí

Postulating what the future might hold, this exhibition looks to histories of survival as a starting point for a conversation about the possibilities of endurance, cross-cultural exchange and legacy. By looking at artwork that depicts survival, that alludes to hybridity and transformation, and that carries with it the physical markers of distress as part of their conceptual make-up, Since Then challenges preconceived notions of what it is to endure from both a historical and a contemporary point of view.

This sprawling, multi-faceted group exhibition poses questions about what it means to survive and how the markers of survival sometimes, necessarily, force a dialogue about its opposite.

Venue & Address: 
Kamloops Art Gallery 101 – 465 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC
abstract artwork with gradation of light to dark


Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:00am

Graphic Design Sessional Instructor, Susan Campbell will participate in the group exhibition entitled: Workaday, curated by Patrick Macaulay at Harbourfront Centre from Saturday, January 21 - Sunday, April 24, 2017. 

Workaday is part of the 2017 Toronto Design Offsite Festival. The opening reception is Friday, January 27, from 6-10 p.m. and coincides with four other exhibitions opening at Harbourfront Centre. 

Further information is available here.


Venue & Address: 
Harbourfront Centre. 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

P.U.P Contemporary: Superfluous Appetite

Black and White Woodcut, two hands extending from clouds and gripping
four portrait images in colour of humans and non humans
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 5:00am to Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:00am

P.U.P CONTEMPORARY: Superfluous Appetite November 3-30th @ The Gladstone Hotel, #208 (2nd Floor), 1214 Queen St. W, 12-5pm Daily.

P.U.P Contemporary is excited to show an amazing work of local printmaking artist duo,

Gideon Näf & Justin Labine of Free North Press.

For Superfluous Appetite, the duo has teamed up to present a survey of illustrative prints and drawings from the past three years. Whether in Justin's sprawling historically influenced drawings or Gideon’s dream inspired, tongue and cheek compositions; the pair use both the content of their imagery and the very essence of hand crafted work to present a critical response to the mania that is modern life. We invite you to take a bite.

Please find the press release attached for further show info.

Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel, #208 (2nd Floor), 1214 Queen St. W, 12-5pm Daily

Surendra Lawoti, Faculty of Art, to participate in Scope: The Nepal Issue, a group show

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:00am to Monday, November 7, 2016 - 5:00am

Surendra Lawoti, Faculty of Art, to participate in a group show

Scope: The Nepal Issue - part of PIX: A Photography Quarterly

Venue & Address: 
Aragon Museum, Boudhanath Sadak, Inside Hyatt Regency 44600, Nepal
Poster for Scope: The Nepal Issue, group show


Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 5:00am

Painters is an exhibition of new paintings by Sybil Goldstein, David Joron, Kristi Ropeleski and OCAD Instructor Natalie Waldburger. The four painters use their very developed and personal styles to create works that address the figure with an impetus towards a narrative.

All the artists have strong academic background and are currently teaching drawing or painting at various post secondary institutions. They are also being featured, in their respective categories, in the upcoming Carte Blanche volume on Canadian painters being released by Magenta Publishing for the Arts this November.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Ground Frame Released

Ground Frame Released
Friday, November 21, 2008 - 5:00am to Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 5:00am

Switch Contemporary in Toronto presents a group exhibition including work by alumni Alex McLeod.

Venue & Address: 
Switch Contemporary 2217 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Women’s Work

Portal, by Loree Ovens
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 4:00am

Women’s Work is an international washi exhibition on display until July 19, 2008 at the Rebecca Gallery. The show features work from Finland, South Africa, Iceland and Canada. Representing Canada are OCAD alumni Mary Jane Varro, Julia Prime and Loree Ovens as well as local artists Sigrid Blohm, Lynne Munro and Joyce Seagram.
This show was part of the first World Washi Summit organized by the Japanese Paper Place and the Japan Foundation. “Washi” is a term for handmade Japanese paper.

For more information about the summit visit

Image: Loree Ovens, Portal, a detail of a copper etching on washi, 2008.

Venue & Address: 
Rebecca Gallery 317 Grace Street, Toronto, Ontario


Friday, July 11, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 4:00am

OCAD alumni, Lex Buchanan,Rachel McFarlane,Reba Forbes, Karen Kraven, Christy Kunitzky, Dan Rocca and Natalie Stone present new work in a group exhibition entitled, Reveal whose work pertains to the diverse ideas of "revealing the unexpected" or "exposure of the forgotten."

Lex Buchanan paints with the view of someone walking through the city as a contemporary flaneur, noting piles of garbage, construction refuse and pylons. In his translation hazardous waste comes alive as a wondrous playground of colour.

In Rachel McFarlane's use of multi-media, illusionary settings allow material to transcend their original capacities, sometimes becoming weightless, anthropomorphic, and grandiose.

Reba Forbes creates paintings that are wooden constructions, which reference and transform the idea of framing. She uses these wooden structures to define interior spaces, transforming what is already present.

Karen Kraven creates installations which use materials normally associated with a hardware store. She defines and transforms interior spaces with very specific and restricted formal sensibilities. Her work demands a slow and attentive eye.

Christy Kunitzky is concerned with drawing our attention to the residues of human existence in spaces. She uses common materials to point out visual details in interior spaces that marks minute and seemingly insignificant acts.

Daniel Rocca is an interdisciplinary artist. He appropriates visual language from multiple points in history, using their synthesis to stew up new realizations and mythologies.

Natalie Stone makes paintings of suburban settings. She uses a muted palette, crude impasto mark making, and aggressive gestures. Her work simultaneously references the mundane and banal, and the monstrous and daunting of skyscrapers, maps and houses.

Venue & Address: 
Beaver Hall Gallery 29 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario


Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 4:00am

Loop Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by OCAD alumna Dawn Stafrace, Scott Ireland and Catherine Telford-Keogh entitled labouriously_.

Dawn Stafrace's site-specific installations reflect her interest in line, the hand, the maker and learning through touch and making. Using hand-worked sticks, sometimes whittled from wood, other times formed of clay or paper pieces, she creates three-dimensional linear textures that respond to the architecture of the gallery and reflect her intuitive responses to the structure of the work as it develops. The works are literal experiences of line in space. There is a definite focus on labour in the handmade quality of the works; Stafrace chooses not to mechanise the process so that there is physical evidence of presence left on the work. This is done partly out of the desire for the lines to be organic, showing evidence of the hand, but also as an exercise in labour reminiscent of the production potter in which the marks of the hand visually leaves time instilled within its parts. The fragility of the material highlights the fleetingness of Stafrace's efforts and time.

The idea for the works in Scott Ireland's exhibition initially came from urban telephone poles postered with ads. Ireland's process involves the deconstruction and reconfiguration of the Bible, pulling pages from antique books and stapling them to plywood in the pattern of Renaissance wallpaper. The patterns allude to past Renaissance artists who embedded Christianity into their neo-pagan art. By combining the wealthy Renaissance wallpaper pattern, with the message and physicality of the biblical text, Ireland's work comments on current changes and differences in culture and society. By 'posting' the Bible, Ireland aims to interweave the sacred into the fabric of life and society.

Employing habitual repetition of symbolic and bodily processes, the orifice-like sculptural works in Catherine Telford-Keogh's exhibition are constructed using materials laden with cultural and religious myths of the feminine, such as hair, fur, textiles and natural materials. Through sewing, braiding, weaving and wrapping - actions traditionally ascribed to the realm of femininity - as well as repetitive additive and subtractive methods, each sculpture references the bodily construction of the gendered self. Drawing upon a drag and camp aesthetic, she uses over-the-top materials to reveal the performative nature of femininity. The work focuses on revealing and disrupting the repetitive and idealized acts that intelligibly feminize the body. The blatant visibility of these obsessively repeated acts, the oddity of the objects as well as the overt feminine material reveal gender as a pariodic performance rather than something innate and abiding.

Dawn Stafrace is a graduate of OCAD and Sheridan College, and completed her Master's degree in the University of Waterloo's Fine Arts Studio program in 2007. She is currently a resident artist at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Scott Ireland and Catherine Telford-Keogh are 2008 graduates of the Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts Studio program at University of Waterloo.

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

Vaeltava Metsä / Nomadic Forest

Vaeltava Metsä / Nomadic Forest
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 4:00am

Vaeltava Metsä is an artistic and social reflection on the preservation of nature and a study of environmental problems. It brings together twenty professional members of the Atelier de l’Île of Val-David and nine Finnish printmakers. The show includes work by OCAD faculty member Claire Brunet.

In its fragility, this installation witnesses the precarious equilibrium of woodland resources, the haunts of stories and legends.

As the image of the living forest, the installation presents printed tree scrolls of suspended Japanese Baïka paper supporting plant boxes like fragile gondolas. Architectural wooden structures hold digital images nestled in paper boxes symbolizing buds of life, continuity and our connection with technology.

Vaeltava Metsä uses traditional and new techniques of printmaking including etching, collography, silkscreen, monotype, typography, xylography, digital and computer numerical control technologies.

The Atelier de l’Île is an artist run studio of sixty professional artists. Established in the Laurentians in 1975, the studio offers local as well as international artists, facilities for research, creation and production of contemporary prints while favouring the use of non toxic materials and techniques.

Venue & Address: 
Canada Science & Technology Museum 1867 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario