Paulette Phillips

Paulette Phillips works in Europe and Canada in film for installation and also with audio, performance, electro-magnetism, digital photography, video, light and mechanics. During her career she has established an international reputation for her tense, humorous and uncanny explorations of the complexity of social and physical energy and contradictions that play out in our construction of stability.

I’ve Been Shot

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 5:00am

A video installation by Rob Lendrum that pokes fun at Hollywood machismo and excruciating pain. The installation is in XBASE.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Obsolete Concepts

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Friday, May 9, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, June 13, 2008 - 4:00am

A Space Gallery in Toronto presents "Obsolete Concepts", a group show featuring seven artisits, including OCAD alumnus Adam Brown.

Adam received his MFA from the University of guelph and his BFA from OCAD. He has exhibited video installations, films and sculpture projects in Canada, Europe and the United States.

Venue & Address: 
A Space Gallery 401 Richmond St. W. Suite 110, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Paulette Phillips: "History appears twice, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce."

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Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:00am

Diaz Contemporary is pleased to announce artist Paulette Phillips' second solo-show with the gallery. Phillips has established an international reputation for her tense, humorous and uncanny explorations of the phenomena of conflicting energies. This highly anticipated installation, features new work in sculpture, photography and video that documents residual emotion and presence. The work continues Phillips_ interest in the contradictions that play out in our construction of stability.
_History appears twice, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce._ is inspired by the poetically tragic aura that surrounds E 1027, a villa on the Cote d_ Azur built by architect and designer Eileen Gray for her lover Jean Badovici in 1929. Having built the house as a romantic getaway, Gray eventually walked away from her labor of love. For a period of time it then became known as Le Corbusier_s house, while Gray languished in obscurity.
Shell, a thirty-two minute video shot on location by Phillips and Robert Lee, contains traces of Gray_s original vision. In tracing the evidence of abuse the house has endured since its sensuous beginning, the video captures an emotional topography that lies beneath the villa_s structure to renegotiate the enduring legacy of Gray_s modernist gem. This extensive footage captures the house before it underwent the contested renovation that restored Le Corbusier_s controversial murals.
The Egoist/Lover, is an elegant reworking of Gray_s original Satellite mirror that she designed for Badovici_s bedroom. Phillips_ motorized mirror shies away from the viewer_s gaze. Touché traps two magnetized books, Le Corbusier_s The Poetics of Metaphor with Gray_s monograph Eileen Gray within a cage. One book hovers over the other repelled by its negative energy field. Knock Knock is a series of three gyclee prints produced from collaged photographs that document the complexity of presence still evident in the villa. The Rubber House is a tactile and mutable model of the villa that sits on two dissonant colour fields.
The exhibition draws from the personalities, emotions and histories that surround both architects by heightening the covert and inherent tensions that defined their practices and mark this house as a haunted site. The works in the installation align to narrate the faded tenets that fueled this vision of modernism, capturing on video and through objects, the idea of the house as a ruin wrought by conflicting energies.
Paulette Phillips_ work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Danielle Arnaud contemporary art; The Oakville Galleries; Cambridge Galleries and The Ottawa Art Gallery. Recent group exhibitions include: Gallerie Chomette, Paris; The Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris; The Power Plant, Toronto; ZKM, Germany; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany, Ludwig Museum, Hungary and the Palazzo della Papesse, Italy. Phillips teaches film and installation at The Ontario College of Art and Design. Upcoming commissions include: The Walking Fern, solar powered robotic ferns to be installed at the Tatton Park Biennale, Britain, May _ September 2008; and Fashion and Crime that will premiere at a screening at The Tate Modern on May 10th 2008.
This work was made possible by the support of the Ontario Arts Council_s Chalmers Arts Fellowship, the Canada Council for the Arts and The Toronto Arts Council.

Venue & Address: 
Diaz Contemporary 100 Niagara Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 to 6 or by appointment
Cost: 
Free

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
Email: 
patricia.quevedo@www.canada-culture.org
Cost: 
Free

OCAD University's Florence Program Visiting Artist + Speaker Series welcomes ANNA ROSE

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:00am to Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University's Florence Program Visiting Artist + Speaker Series welcomes ANNA ROSE

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OCAD University's Florence Program is hosting a Visiting Artist + Speaker Series which brings six international artists, critics and gallerists to our international campus to engage in artist talks, critiques and individual studio visits. This unique opportunity offers students insight into how a successful international practice is developed as well receiving critical feedback on their independent studio work. 

Anna Rose (b. 1982, Massachusetts, USA) has lived and worked in Florence, Italy since 2004. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. Her work spans video, photography, costume and installation with a sensibility towards the relationship between body and environment, entering into conversation with historical, psychological, and cultural mythologies of place. She has recently exhibited her work in Munich (Das KloHäuschen), Salzburg (Periscope), Prato (Tuscan Art Industry), and Denver (Center for Photographic Arts Center) among others, and has been awarded artist residencies in Iceland (Gamli skóli) and Hungary (D’clinic).  www.annamrose.com

The Series is organized by Linda Martinello, Assistant Professor / CLTA, Faculty of Art, OCAD University

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Florence Campus
Website: 
http://www.florenceprogram.com
Email: 
lmartinello@faculty.ocadu.ca
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A Riveder le Stelle: Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 5:00am

A Riveder le Stelle | Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean
January 22 – February 22, 2015

TYPOLOGY is thrilled to announce the launch of our guest curating program with the two person exhibition, A Riveder le Stelle. Featuring rarely seen works on paper by the late New York painter Mary Hambleton, and a video installation by Toronto-based Sara MacLean, the exhibition is curated by interdisciplinary artist and independent curator Heather Nicol.

Taking its name from the final line of Dante’s Inferno (1314), A Riveder le Stelle, “to gaze once more upon the stars,” is conceived as a virtual conversation between two artists, separated by time, place, and practice, whose work nevertheless manifests striking formal and conceptual correspondences. Among the many such convergences are a mutual interest in the body, the scientific gaze (particularly as it relates to diagnostic medicine), relationships between the infinitesimal and the celestial, and the sense of wonder such scrutiny engenders.

Public opening reception: Thursday, January 22nd from 6–8 pm
Join us for an opening reception with guest curator Heather Nicol and artist Sara MacLean (same night as Koffler Gallery’s opening for Kristiina Lahde downstairs). Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

About the Curator and Artists
Toronto-based guest curator Heather Nicol received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts (NY), MA in art education from NYU, and interdisciplinary MFA from OCADU. Her curatorial projects often engage conditions specific to decommissioned and repurposed sites, and have fostered opportunities for large groups of artists working across a wide range of disciplines.

Mary Hambleton (1952–2009) was based in Brooklyn and exhibited her work in the US and abroad at venues including Leslie Heller Gallery, Littlejohn Contemporary, and Pamela Auchincloss Gallery (New York), and the Machida City Museum (Tokyo). Her many honours include the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial, Adolph Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and two Pollock-Krasner awards.

Toronto-based Sara MacLean (b. 1974) employs embodied camera techniques, darkroom experiments, sculpture, and set design to create subtly choreographed encounters with her time-based media projections. She has exhibited in North America, Europe, and Asia at festivals and venues including Anthology Film Archives (New York) and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Venue & Address: 
TYPOLOGY Projects No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Website: 
http://typology.ca/exhibition/a-riveder-le-stelle/
Email: 
info@typology.ca
Phone: 
647-930-6930
Cost: 
Free

Nuit Rose: A Queer Contemporary Art Event Celebrating World Pride 2014 Toronto

Text reading: Nuit Rose. A queer contemporary art event celebrating WordPride 2014 Toronto
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 11:00pm to Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:00am

Featuring Walls Becoming Windows, a video installation created by Evan Tapper in collaboration with Scott Sørli

About
Nuit Rose is a queer focused contemporary art event in celebration of World Pride 2014 in Toronto. This late night event will be held on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 from 7pm until 4am in two areas: Queen Street West and Church Wellesley Village.

Events include:
art installations
artist exhibitions
art marketplace
performance, theatre and music
film, video and digital art
audience participation

Featured Artists
Jessica Valme – SIKA
Elizabeth Sweeney – UNLIMITED EDITION
Roxanne Luchak – PULSE
John Simone – LEGENDS & N.Y. NITELIFE & EXPLODING PINK INEVITABLE
Roy Mitchell – ROYNATION & NEIGHBOURLY ADVICE
Natalie Wood – BANANA/BAKERGRAM
Michael Venus – ICONS & DEMI-GODS
Adam Moco – TRYST PIC
Ariel Len of Zoey’s Projects – TRIBUTES TO MARYLIN MUNROE & ELLEN DEGENERES
Seamus Butterly – RAINBOW EXPERIENCE
Evan Tapper – WALLS BECOMING WINDOWS
Pearl Van Geest – KISS UP
Humboldt Magnussen – EXPERT ART NAILZ
Joe Bruni – COCOONS (LIGHT PARADE)

Special Feature Performance by the Counterpoint Orchestra

Independent Artists
Michael Thompson (ft. Roxxie Terrain) – THE FRUIT MACHINE
Link Tong – LA NUIT EN ROSE
HΩLY JÅCKÅL (Holly Timpener and Jack Bride) – CO-FUSION
Anna Malkin (AKA Lulu Laru) – EXCERPTS FROM A QUEER STORY ARCHIVE
Phenomenon Theatrix – THE COMMON GROUND: A MUSICAL DISSERTATION
Nigel Nolan – FED, JOEL, OMAR & SEB
Robert Donnelly – RACK & PINION, & LIGHTS, CAMERA
Shawn Dall – ILLUMINALITY
Lishai & David Brame – TRANSLATION TESSALATION
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay – Videos
Tanya Read – VS
Rachelle Lee Smith – SPEAKING OUT: QUEER YOUTH IN FOCUS
The Reading Salon – PULP LOUNGE
Ruben Llanillos – SILENCE OF THE FEMMES
Sly Maria – BALLOON ROOM
Sarah Hunter – ALL ABOUT QUEER FILM & QUEER PORTRAITS
Morris Fox and Brian Schirk – RAINBOW 1.3 KILOMETERS
Sue Lloyd – FIERCE
Sonny Bean – OTHER
Israel Vazquez & Eliud Cruz – PAINTED VOICES
Matt Hovey – I FUCK FAT HAIRY DUDES BECAUSE I LIKE FURRY ROUND THINGS
Christos Pantieras – I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE GOING WHERE I’M TREADING WITH YOU
Adam Quang – # 1000 ACTS OF KINDNESS
Beau Coleman – LET ME TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOU
Anthea Black and Mikiki – PASS

Confirmed partners (to date): The Gladstone Hotel (Nuit Rose hub), MOCCA, Artscape Youngplace, CAMH, The Drake Hotel, The Theatre Centre, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, City of Toronto, Ontario Arts Council.

About Throbbing Rose Collective:
Nuit Rose is organized by the Throbbing Rose Collective, a Toronto-based non-profit group of independent LGBTI artists, curators and arts producers who want to create opportunities for local and international queer artists to reach the large audience expected for WorldPride.

Founding members are:
Francisco Alvarez
John Rubino
James Fowler
Syrus Marcus Ware
Javier Espino
Kaleb Robertson
Christina Zeidler
Britt Welter-Nolan
Michael Thompson
Rune Madsen

Website: 
http://nuitrose.ca/artists
Cost: 
Free