MAAD Speaker Series

Mary Anne Barkhouse
Heather Goodchild
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Presentations will be held in rm. 230 from 1:00-2:00 pm and are open to all. Posters for both talks are attached.

 

The presentation by Mary Ann Barkhouse will be followed by a light reception and tour of the exhibition

How to Breathe Forever at the Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. West.

Venue & Address: 
199 Richmond St. West
Digital Screen: 

MAAD Speaker Series: Mary Anne Barkhouse

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

Thursday, March 7, 2019
1 to 2 p.m.

100 McCaul St., Room 230

Presented by the MAAD Speakers Series
Light reception at Onsite Gallery following talk

Free

Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in Vancouver, B.C. but has strong ties to both coasts as her mother is from the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation of Alert Bay, B.C. and her father is of German and British descent from Nova Scotia. As a result of her personal and family experience with land and water stewardship, Barkhouse's work examines ecological concerns and intersections of cultre through the use of animal imagery.

Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Barkhouse creates installations that evoke consideration of the self as a response to history and environment. She currently resides in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario.

 

Mary Anne Barkhouse's work is currently on view at Onsite Gallery, as part of the exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. 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.

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: 
100 McCaul St., Room 230
Cost: 
Free
Mary Anne Barkhouse MAAD speaker series

Shary Boyle Artist Talk

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Thursday, January 25, 1 to 2 p.m.
Shary Boyle Artist Talk 
Presented by the MAAD Speakers Series
100 McCaul St., Room 230
Light reception at Onsite Gallery following talk

 

Shary Boyle is well-known for her bold, fantastical explorations of the figure. Highly crafted and deeply imaginative, her multi-disciplinary practice mines the social history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and folk art forms to create a symbolic, politically charged language uniquely her own. Boyle splits her time between her Toronto studio and collaborative projects with artists and musicians from the Arctic to Asia.

Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, painting, installation and performance, and is exhibited and collected internationally. Shary Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2015 she performed at the Luminato Festival and the National Gallery of Canada and in 2016 exhibited in Ceramix : Ceramics and art from Rodin to Schutte, organized by the Bonnefantenmuseum in the Netherlands and touring to Cité de la Ceramique in Sevres, France. In 2017, Boyle curated and participated in the Esker Foundation-produced touring exhi bition Earthlings, while her sculptures were featured in South Korea’s Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale and the Suzanne Bierderberg Gallery exhibit Slipper in Amsterdam, NL. Shary Boyle’s first public art commission will be installed in Spring 2018 at the Gardiner Ceramic Museum in Toronto.

 

New work by Shary Boyle is on view at OCAD University’s Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.) from January 10 to April 15, 2018 as part of The Sunshine Eatersan 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.

Featuring work by: 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.

The Sunshine Eaters is produced with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Nexus Investments.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
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.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University (100 McCaul St., Room 230)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Shary Boyle Artist Talk

MAAD Speaker Series: Shary Boyle

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Boyle splits her time between her Toronto

studio and collaborative projects with artists and musicians from the

Arctic to Asia.

Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, painting, installation

and performance, and is exhibited and collected internationally.

Shary Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence

at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. In 2015 she performed at

the Luminato Festival and the National Gallery of Canada and in 2016

exhibited in Ceramix : Ceramics and art from Rodin to Schutte, organized

by the Bonnefantenmuseum in the Netherlands and touring to

Cité de la Ceramique in Sevres, France. In 2017, Boyle curated and

participated in the Esker Foundation-produced touring exhibition

Earthlings, while her sculptures were featured in South Korea’s Gyeonggi

International Ceramic Biennale and the Suzanne Bierderberg

Gallery exhibit Slipper in Amsterdam, NL. Shary Boyle’s first public art

commission will be installed in Spring 2018 at the Gardiner Ceramic

Museum in Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, 100 McCaul
Cost: 
Free
Shary Bolye