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

The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception

The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a free party to celebrate the opening of the newest exhibition at Onsite Gallery, The Sunshine Eaters!

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018:

  • The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception: 8 to 10 p.m.
    Onsite Gallery
    199 Richmond St. W.
     
  • Come early and hear:
    Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    OCAD University
    100 McCaul St., Auditorium, Rm 190
    ASL interpretation provided

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.

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.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

 

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.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new 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.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/193684211188640/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
The Sunshine Eaters

Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation

The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join esteemed international artists Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson for a free public talk to kick off the newest exhibition at Onsite Gallery, The Sunshine Eaters. Moderated by curator Lisa Deanne Smith.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018:

  • Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    OCAD University
    100 McCaul St., Auditorium, Room 190

    ASL interpretation provided
    No RSVPs are required, however, we recommend you arrive early as seating will be limited.
     

  • The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception: 8 to 10 p.m.
    Onsite Gallery
    199 Richmond St. W.

Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. Cave exhibits internationally and recently presented a massive immersive installation Until at MASS MoCA (MA). His works are in many collections including at the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian. Cave is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery.

Jamaican-born artist Ebony G. Patterson’s works employ opulent surfaces and brightly colored patterns to seduce the viewer into confronting the profound social realities contained at their core. Often addressing the use of feminine gendered adornment in the construct of urban masculinity within popular culture, Patterson embellishes photographic tapestries by hand with beading, sequins, fabric and jewelry. Patterson’s aesthetic pulls the viewer in and forces them to bear witness to problematic social conflicts experienced by her subjects. Her works command the viewer to look past the façade – of their rich formal characteristics, of the fabricated fantasies increasingly traded in our consumer and social media-centric culture – and to acknowledge the realities of those not touched by the glitter and gold. The paradoxical means the artist uses to convey this message only emphasizes its urgency and weight. Patterson has had solo exhibitions and projects at many US institutions including The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (2016); Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, GA (2016); Museum of Art and Design, NY (2015); and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2016). In 2018, Patterson will have a large-scale solo exhibition at Pérez Art Museum, Miami. She is presented by Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

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.

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.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

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.

 

Images: (left) Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2015, mixed media including vintage toys and globes, wire, fabric, metal and mannequin, 104" x 50" x 44." © Nick Cave. Photo by James Prinz Photography. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. (right) Ebony G. Patterson, Bad Pickney from the Fambily series, 2013, mixed media on hand-embellished, jacquard woven tapestry with 56 fabric balloons, dimensions variable. © Ebony G. Patterson. Collection of Dr. Paul Marks, Toronto.Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new 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.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University (100 McCaul St., Auditorium, Rm 190)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2433691070189486/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson

Plaza Dance is on the move on Thursday, December 7

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Come and get your groove on with Dean Dori Tunstall and friends to celebrate the last days of the “raise a flag: Works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)” exhibition at Onsite Gallery.

 

Bringing your dancing shoes or moccasins. Everyone Welcome.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond Street West
plaza dance

Raise a Flag

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:30pm

Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard.

 

raise a flag presents selected works from a national heritage collection representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis art. Housed in Ottawa, managed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Indigenous Art Collection is one of the most important and comprehensive art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada and beyond. In light of and in tandem with Canada’s 150 commemorations, raise a flag represents alternative discourses and uncovers missing narratives from the framework of a national identity. The works in raise a flag focus on recent acquisitions, obtained from 2000 to 2015, which chronicle recent significant national narratives reflecting upon Canadian heritage, diversity and collective memory.

 

Also on view is For This Land: Inside Elemental featuring Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers.

 

Education Guide

An Education Guide to accompany raise a flag is available online as a free PDF. This interpretive document is written and developed by Farah Yusuf and has been designed to enrich the visitor's experience of the artworks in the exhibition, and aid in interpreting the meaning of Indigenous art forms in the context of tradition, contemporary art and today’s society. The Guide is available online here.

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond Street W.

Onsite Gallery is Hiring Student Monitors

Onsite Gallery is currently recruiting international and IWSP-eligible students to join their on-call Student Monitor team. These students would work as special event assistance and on an as-needed basis.

Onsite Gallery is Hiring Student Monitors

Onsite Gallery
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:45pm

Onsite Gallery is OCAD University’s flagship professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and digital media. Fostering social and cultural transformations, Onsite serves the OCAD U community and the general public. A completely new Onsite Gallery opened in September 2017 at the centre of OCAD University's Creative City Campus. The expanded Onsite Gallery is a stunning 8,000 square-foot space located at 199 Richmond St. W. 

 

Onsite Gallery is currently recruiting international and IWSP-eligible students to join their on-call Student Monitor team. These students would work as special event assistance and on an as-needed basis. When shifts become available, the team of on-call Student Monitors are emailed with a list of shifts available, which are then assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reporting to the Programs Coordinator, Onsite Gallery, the Onsite Gallery on-call Student Monitor will

  • Provide staffing assistance for public programs and events, such as the opening reception, where duties may include: setup and takedown of chairs and tables, serving food, selling drinks and taking photographs.
  • Assist with installation and de-installation of exhibitions, as needed, which may include: light lifting and moving of objects, installing hanging material, moving plinths, patch/repair and paint walls and hanging wall labels.
  • Greet visitors as they enter the gallery and provide information on present and upcoming exhibitions, public events and general gallery and OCAD U information.
  • Supervise the entrance and all areas of the exhibitions to enhance visitor experience, encourage conversation and engagement and enforce gallery rules and etiquette.
  • Replenish gallery material, such as exhibition brochures, at the front desk and other areas as needed.
  • Attend Student Monitor orientation meeting prior to the opening of an exhibition, and any other meetings as called by the Programs Coordinator or Curator. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Programs Coordinator and senior management. 

Requirements

  • Eligible for either the Institutional Work Study Plan (ISWP)* or International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP)**
  • Currently enrolled as an OCAD University student
  • Interest in contemporary art and design
  • Ability to work under general direction and in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working with the public
  • Must be able to work flexible hours for public event shifts 

Assets

  • Ability to operate audio/visual and office equipment
  • Smart Serve certified 

*Institutional Work Study consists of part-time employment for students on or near campus while they are enrolled in a program of instruction, to supplement OSAP assistance received by students, or to assist other students with demonstrated financial need.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the IWSP:

  • Be a full-time Undergraduate or Graduate student at OCAD U during the 2017/18 academic year (as defined by OSAP)
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person
  • Be an Ontario resident and have submitted an error-free OSAP application for 2017/18
  • Demonstrate financial need (priority is given to OSAP students; out-of-province students will only be considered if funds are available)
  • Note: if you are an out-of-province student, you must attach a copy of your loan/student aid assessment document showing the
    federal/ provincial funding for the 2017/18 academic year

**The International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP) is a work/study program designed to provide international degree-seeking students with financial assistance through part-time paid employment on campus.

To be considered for the ISWEP, you must:

  • be an international degree-seeking student (Exchange Students and Special Students are not eligible)
  • have a valid Study Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada
  • be registered in full-time studies in 2017/2018 fall/winter session

Duration: early January until April 2018, with possibility of renewing for the following exhibition period 

Rate of pay: including benefits in lieu - $15.68/hour (anticipated, dependant on OCAD U's confirmed 2018 Student Monitor rate)

Vacancies: 3-6 on-call Student Monitors for special event assistance and on an as-needed basis 

Please submit the following to Linda Columbus, Programs Coordinator, at lcolumbus@ocadu.ca:

  • a cover letter
  • resume

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., December 7, 2017

The Sunshine Eaters

The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:00pm to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Sunshine Eaters
January 10 to April 15, 2018

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
Winnie Truong

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

 

The Sunshine Eaters exhibition highlights how contemporary artists and designers look to the land, plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of crises. The exhibition brochure is available online here.

The Sunshine Eaters

Free Public Events

  • Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Nick Cave and Ebony G. Patterson in Conversation
    100 McCaul St., Auditorium, Rm 190
     
  • Wednesday, January 10, 8 to 10 p.m.
    The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception
    Many artists and designers will be present
     
  • 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
     
  • Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Tony Matelli Artist Talk
     
  • Wednesday, March 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
    *CANCELLED* Exile Series = Rising Sadness - Ali Asgar Performance and Artist Talk
    Presented by Art and Social Change, The President’s Office and Onsite Gallery
     
  • Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Treaty No. 9 and Daniel MacMartin Diary Discussion with Alanis Obomsawin
     
  • Wednesday, April 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    True Stories Toronto
    Inspired by themes in The Sunshine Eaters, storytellers share true, personal stories of nature as a symbol of hope. Part of the ongoing True Stories Toronto event series. Organized and hosted by Storytelling Coach Marsha (of YesYesMarsha.com).
     
  • Confirmed date will be posted on our website
    *CANCELLED* Gallery Conversation with Brian Jungen

All events are at Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W., unless otherwise noted.

 

Shary Boyle’s practice integrates the personal and the political; the emotional and intellectual; the expansive and focussed; and the abject and mainstream. A winner of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, Boyle was shortlisted for the 2009 and 2011 Sobey Art Awards and has exhibited at the Centre Pompidou; the National Gallery of Canada; the Art Gallery of Ontario; the 2010, 2014 and 2017 Canadian Biennials; and represented Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost, a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. Cave exhibits internationally and recently presented a massive immersive installation Until at MASS MoCA (MA). His works are found in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian. Cave is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery.

Robert Holmes (1861 – 1930), a botanist, flower painter and master of watercolours, spent a lifetime drawing and painting Canadian wildflowers. The collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario include notable wildflower watercolours by Holmes. He taught for eighteen years at the Ontario College of Art.

A member of the Doig River band of the Dane-zaa First Nation, Brian Jungen employs repurposed materials with contemporary and traditional techniques. The resulting works often prompt viewers to consider the distances and proximities between cultures and between humans/nature. Jungen won the inaugural Sobey Art Award in 2002 and received the Gershon Iskowitz Prize in 2010. He has exhibited internationally including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and at dOCUMENTA 13. Jungen is represented by Casey Kaplan (NY) and Catriona Jeffries (BC).

Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga is an artist working through drawing, movement and video. She has presented her work at the Art Museum at University of Toronto (2017) Art Gallery of Ontario (2016) and Goldsmiths, London (2016). She has performed lectures for The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum as well as Harvard University and Tisch School of the Arts at NYU’s Black Portraitures Series. Her writing has been published by BlackFlash Magazine and C Magazine.

Alexandra Kehayoglou creates wool carpets in large immersive formats. Her work investigates and documents the landscapes that the artist has once visited—forests, desert islands, Patagonian glaciers, and pastizales (grasslands), which she desires to preserve throughout time. Kehayoglou has made a carpeted runway for fashion designer Dries Van Noten and has exhibited at NGV Triennial 2017 in Melbourne and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her work became established worldwide as an outcry against deforestation and devastation, calling for environmental awareness, as well as a forensic document for massive landscape changes in the Anthropocene Epoch.

Nina Leo’s work explores the sentient nature of the human condition and has been shown internationally in the Beyond/In Western New York, 2010 Biennial, Kunsthaus Santa Fe (Mexico) and Lobby Gallery (IL). Over the past five years, her olfactory research has developed through associations with the Monell Chemical Senses Center (PA) and the Institute for Art and Olfaction (LA). This art and research has been presented/published in Canada and abroad.

Moez Surani’s writing has been published internationally, including in Harper’s Magazine, Best American Experimental Writing 2016, and the Globe and Mail. He has been an artist in residence in Burma, China, Finland, Italy, Taiwan and Switzerland. He is the author of three poetry books: Reticent Bodies, Floating Life, and most recently, Operations. In investigating language and perception, he is collaborating with Nina Leo on a collection of work, including their Heresies project.

Tony Matelli's sculptures exhibit a sophisticated technical execution and aim to create psychological spaces that draw our attention to the sentient where wonder, sadness, empathy and hope develop. He has had solo exhibitions at Leo Koenig (NY), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Uppsala Konstmuseum (Sweden) and a mid-career survey at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Denmark). Matelli is represented by Marlborough Contemporary (NY).

Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers. Obomsawin’s award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long fallen on deaf ears. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has received multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

Jamaican-born artist Ebony G. Patterson’s works employ opulent surfaces and brightly colored patterns to seduce the viewer into confronting the profound social realities contained at their core. Often addressing the use of feminine gendered adornment in the construct of urban masculinity within popular culture, Patterson embellishes photographic tapestries by hand with beading, sequins, fabric and jewelry. Patterson’s aesthetic pulls the viewer in and forces them to bear witness to problematic social conflicts experienced by her subjects. Her works command the viewer to look past the façade – of their rich formal characteristics, of the fabricated fantasies increasingly traded in our consumer and social media-centric culture – and to acknowledge the realities of those not touched by the glitter and gold. The paradoxical means the artist uses to convey this message only emphasizes its urgency and weight. Patterson has had solo exhibitions and projects at many US institutions including The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (2016); Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, GA (2016); Museum of Art and Design, NY (2015); and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2016). In 2018, Patterson will have a large-scale solo exhibition at Pérez Art Museum, Miami. She is presented by Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (IL).

Winnie Truong is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize and the BMO 1st! Art Award for Ontario. Winnie has exhibited internationally in galleries across Toronto, Los Angeles, Copenhagen and in New York where she was also featured VOLTA, NY Art Fair. She is in the collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (KA). Truong is represented by Erin Stump Projects (Toronto).

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new 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.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
The Sunshine Eaters
Keywords: 

Plaza Dance

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Plaza Dance is on the move on Thursday, December 7th for its weekly noon hour of choreographed simple line dancing and collective joy.

Come and get your groove on with Dean Dori Tunstall and friends to celebrate the last days of the 'raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)' exhibition at Onsite Gallery

Bring your dancing shoes or moccasins. Everyone welcome. 
 

 

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015)
Curated by Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD U

Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard.

raise a flag presents selected works from a national heritage collection representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis art. Housed in Ottawa, managed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Indigenous Art Collection is one of the most important and comprehensive art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada and beyond. In light of and in tandem with Canada’s 150 commemorations, raise a flag represents alternative discourses and uncovers missing narratives from the framework of a national identity. The works in raise a flag focus on recent acquisitions, obtained from 2000 to 2015, which chronicle recent significant national narratives reflecting upon Canadian heritage, diversity and collective memory.

 

Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery, located at 199 Richmond St. W., is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. On view at the gallery are two inaugural exhibitions in our new expanded space: raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)and For This Land: Inside Elemental.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1515648385187784/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Plaza Dance

Indigenous Art Today: Lindsay Nixon & Ryan Rice

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Indigenous Art Today: Lindsay Nixon & Ryan Rice

Sunday, December 3, 2017
2 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. W. (Ground Floor)

Free

Lindsay Nixon, Indigenous editor-at-large at Canadian Art Magazine, in conversation with Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD U and curator of raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015), offer a lively dialogue and their perspectives on critical issues facing Indigenous art today.

 

Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, editor, award nominated writer and self-loathing art history grad student. They currently hold the position of Indigenous Editor at Large for Canadian Art, and are the editor of mâmawi­-âcimowak, an independent art, art criticism and literature journal. Nixon’s writing has appeared in Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, Mice, esse, The Inuit Art Quarterly and other publications. Their forthcoming creative non-fiction collection, tentatively titled nîtisânak, is to be released in spring 2018 through Metonymy Press. Nixon currently resides in Tio’tia:ke/Mooniyaang, unceded Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe territories (Montreal, QC), where they co-founded the Black Indigenous Harm Reduction Alliance and Critical Sass Press.

Ryan Rice, Kanien’kehá:ka, is an independent curator and the Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University. His curatorial career spans 20 years in museums and galleries. Rice served as the Chief Curator at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and also held curatorial positions at the Aboriginal Art Centre (Ottawa, ON), named curatorial fellowships with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria, BC) and the Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff, AB), and Aboriginal Curator-In-Residence at the Carleton University Art Gallery. He received a Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York; graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and received an Associate of Fine Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rice’s writing on contemporary Onkwehonwe art has been published in numerous periodicals and exhibition catalogues, and he has lectured widely. Some of his exhibitions include raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015), ANTHEM: Perspectives on Home and Native Land, FLYING STILL: CARL BEAM 1943-2005, Oh So Iroquois, Scout’s Honour, Hochelaga Revisited, Soul Sister: Reimagining Kateri Tekakwitha, Counting Coup, and Stands With A Fist: Contemporary Native Women Artists. Rice was also a co-founder and former director of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective and currently sits on the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Education Council, Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Native American Arts Studies Association board.

 

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015)
Curated by Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD U

Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard.

raise a flag presents selected works from a national heritage collection representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis art. Housed in Ottawa, managed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Indigenous Art Collection is one of the most important and comprehensive art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada and beyond. In light of and in tandem with Canada’s 150 commemorations, raise a flag represents alternative discourses and uncovers missing narratives from the framework of a national identity. The works in raise a flag focus on recent acquisitions, obtained from 2000 to 2015, which chronicle recent significant national narratives reflecting upon Canadian heritage, diversity and collective memory.

 

Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery, located at 199 Richmond St. W., is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. On view at the gallery are two inaugural exhibitions in our new expanded space: raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)and For This Land: Inside Elemental.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
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