Public Reception: T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Free public reception
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

 

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 work with 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.

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, Blue Poppy in a Blue and White Chinese Vase, 2018, 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)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/366882887261488/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: T.M. Glass, Blue Poppy in a Blue and White Chinese Vase, 2018, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to

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

Inuit Art Quarterly Profiles Edit-a-Thon

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
1 to 4 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

 

Join the Inuit Art Foundation, Onsite Gallery and Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 for an Inuit Art Quarterly Profiles Edit-a-Thon from 1pm – 4pm.

The Inuit Art Quarterly Profiles is the definitive online resource for artists, collectors, curators, gallerists and others to learn more about the diversity and talent of Inuit artists, working in all media. A free and publicly accessible platform produced by the Inuit Art Quarterly magazine, the IAQ Profiles features historical and contemporary artists from across Inuit Nunangat and southern Canada. Cataloguing artist exhibitions, publications, achievements and more, this unique resource is maintained by the Inuit Art Foundation but needs you to grow!

Join the IAF, Onsite Gallery and Indigenous Visual Culture staff on March 27 and contribute to this important resource! All public contributors from arts and culture professionals, to students, to those interested in Inuit art are welcome to help us create new entries or add to existing artist profiles. IAF staff will be available to assist artists in building their own profiles and provide tutorials to contributors.

Bring your own laptop please, or bring a friend and share resources! Wi-Fi is provided.

Register and access the database here:
https://iad.inuitartfoundation.org/register

About the Inuit Art Foundation
http://www.inuitartfoundation.org/about/

Onsite Gallery at OCAD University
www.ocadu.ca/onsite

Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University
https://www.ocadu.ca/admissions/programs/indigenous-visual-culture.htm

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Inuit Artist Database Edit-a-Thon

How to Breathe Forever Family Kit

Onsite Gallery Family Kit
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:15am

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University is happy to offer a free interactive guide for families and young visitors to creatively engage with our current contemporary art exhibition, How to Breathe Forever.

What is the family kit?

The family kit is a self-guided tour designed for families or younger visitors. It contains questions and activities to help younger audiences engage with the artwork within the exhibition.

The family kit has:

  1. A printed guide that includes questions and activities organized by artwork. It has three parts:
     
    1. Something to think about…
      This section has questions that makes the viewer have a closer look at the artwork in order to help them engage with the main ideas proposed by it. Great for any age from 3 up.
       
    2. Activity (each has its own name)
      These are didactic activities thought to stimulate the use of diverse senses as well as the imagination of the young visitors and their companions.
       
    3. Let’s continue the discussion!
      Questions with a higher level of complexity. They are meant for a teen audience and are critical-thinking oriented.
       
  2. Activity cards that have the same information in the guide, but that are easy to handle and carry along in the gallery.
     
  3. Family kit (the box) with diverse materials that should be provided for the activities.

 

Intended audiences

  • Children from 3 years old up, but toddlers may also join the fun.
  • Teenagers
  • Their companions and/or caregivers

How to access the family kit
Simply visit Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West) and ask for the family kit at the front desk.

 

The family kit was created by Karina Roman Justo and designed by Setayesh Babaei.

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. The exhibition brochure is available online here.

Support
How to Breathe Forever is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council 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

Exhibition Tour in Spanish

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

Exhibition Tour in Spanish
Sunday, April 7 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 Spanish, led by Karina Roman Justo, an emerging writer currently at her third year in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University.

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.

 

Karina Roman Justo is an emerging writer currently at her third year in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University. She also holds BA in Early Childhood Education. Her research focuses on the relation between pedagogy, identity and the arts. 
 

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: Karina Roman Justo.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exhibition-tour-in-spanish-tickets-57627287769
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Karina Roman Justo

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Noon to 4 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Onsite Gallery is pleased to participate in the annual international event, Slow Art Day.

What is Slow Art Day?
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. For more info, visit Slow Art Day's website here.

What is happening at Onsite Gallery for Slow Art Day
Every hour on the hour (12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.), one artwork in our current exhibition, How to Breathe Forever, will be selected for focused viewing. Visitors will take 10 minutes to view the chosen artwork, which will be immediately followed by a group discussion led by one of our gallery staff members.

All are welcome to join the conversation!

 

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.

 

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.

Installation view: How to Breathe Forever, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Installation view: How to Breathe Forever, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Storytelling Night: Stories That Connect Us

Stories of Ours
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30pm

Stories That Connect Us
Co-presented by Stories of Ours

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Join us for an event where storytellers will share true stories inspired by the themes in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. Featuring exhibiting artist Flora Weistche, who will share the story behind the creation of her work, My Grandmother's Garden.

Also featuring stories from: Sienna Jeffers, Micaela Kong, Ella Qi and Kanwal Rahim.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Stories of Ours is a grassroots project based in Toronto that aims to deepen community, invite solidarity, and challenge dominant narratives through intentional acts of storytelling and creative arts. Through the power of storytelling, Stories of Ours bridges divides not only between people, but between movements. By sharing diverse, non-normative stories we challenge stereotypes and begin to eradicate the conditions for racism and oppression to exist, as well as creating spaces for people to reclaim and shape their own narratives. 

 

Image: Flora Weistche, My Grandmother’s Garden – Nuuhkim Unihtaauchihchikan, 2018, hide of the artist’s father’s last hunted Caribou, glass beads, thread, wood, 62.75” x 50.75” x 2” unframed. Installation view: How to Breathe Forever, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Flora Weistche, My Grandmother’s Garden – Nuuhkim Unihtaauchihchikan, 2018, hide of the artist’s father’s last hunted Car

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

Urban Animal Ecology: Mary Anne Barkhouse in conversation with Susan Fleming

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm

Urban Animal Ecology
Wednesday, March 6
6:30 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Presentations and conversation with artist Mary Anne Barkhouse and nature filmmaker Susan Fleming
Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever

A new carnivore has slipped unnoticed into cities across the Eastern seaboard from Toronto to Montreal to Boston and even New York. Scientists say it is one of the most adaptable mammals on the planet but what surprises them most is how this remarkable creature manages to live right alongside us but just out of view. We share our parks, our streets even our backyards with these wild animals, that both fascinate and baffle scientists, but few of us have ever seen a coywolf.

Please join us for a public conversation between exhibiting artist Mary Anne Barkhouse and nature filmmaker Susan Fleming, on the topic of urban animal ecology.

Mary Anne Barkhouse's work examines ecological concerns and intersections of culture through the use of animal imagery. Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Barkhouse creates installations that evoke considerations of the self as a response to history and environment.

Susan Fleming is an award-winning nature filmmaker with expertise on animal wildlife. Her 2014 documentary, Meet the Coywolf, addresses the coywolf: a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf which is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. 

 

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.

 

Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in Vancouver, BC but has strong ties to both coasts, as her mother is from the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation of Alert Bay, BC 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 culture 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.

 

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.

 

Installation view: Mary Anne Barkhouse; Treats for Coyote; 2018; bronze, wood, velvet, glass and porcelain; 74” x 22” x 42”. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2275097336036896/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Installation view: Mary Anne Barkhouse; Treats for Coyote; 2018; bronze, wood, velvet, glass and porcelain; 74” x 22” x 42”. Pho

Exhibition Tour in Spanish

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00pm

Exhibition Tour in Spanish
Wednesday, February 27 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 Spanish, led by Karina Roman Justo, an emerging writer currently at her third year in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University.

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.

 

Karina Roman Justo is an emerging writer currently at her third year in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD University. She also holds BA in Early Childhood Education. Her research focuses on the relation between pedagogy, identity and the arts. 
 

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: Karina Roman Justo.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exhibition-tour-in-spanish-tickets-55077785138
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x265
Cost: 
Free
Karina Roman Justo

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