Painters

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
Cost: 
Free

Looking at Nature

Chinkok Tan
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 5:00am

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Art Centre presents an exhibition of paintings by Faculty of Art Professor Chinkok Tan.

Biography
When I began to paint over 40 years ago, the basic elements of art, as I view them, had not been established in books. Nor had I been taught them in a satisfactory manner.

Later, I discovered that it was because the elements themselves had not been understood or articulated in their simplest form. The basic elements of visual art should function much like musical scales do for the composer.
They establish a vocabulary by which the artist communicates. They provide a foundation that supports experimentation, enabling students/artists to create their subjects using a personalized style or technique. My strongest contribution as an artist and educator is that I have distilled the various elements of art, as I view them, into their purest expression, namely Shapes & Light Value.

Venue & Address: 
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Art Centre 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
todmorden@toronto.ca
Cost: 
Free

Composing Toronto

Composing Toronto
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 5:00am

The 4th annual Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program is a presentation of the Historic Houses of Old Toronto Board as part of City of Toronto Cultural Services, in partnership with the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) and with the support of Romspen Investment Corporation.

Venue & Address: 
Spadina Museum 285 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
spadina@toronto.ca
Cost: 
Free

Summer Smoke & Paint

Image for Ina Puchala
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 5:00am

Join OCAD alumna Ina Puchala for sparkling wine and chocolate truffles at the opening reception of "Summer Smoke & Paint."

“Being able to take the paint right to the hard edge and then over is exciting,” says Puchala about her leap to a larger format, and from mylar to wood panel.

Independent curator and art writer EARL MILLER references this “definitive notion of edge” in Puchala’s work by recalling how Pollack and DeKooning “attempt to visualize in abstraction the sensation of standing on the edge of an abyss.”

Gripping these peripheries, Puchala paints the power surge that connects the abstract to the visceral. “By doing so,” writes Miller, “Puchala proposes that the act of painting bears equal significance to the finished project,” noting also that in Puchala’s exposure of the underpainting, she reveals her connection to the work’s unique history and process.

About Puchala’s work, GARY MICHAEL DAULT writes: “Every smear, sweep, swirl, pool, puddle, coagulation, hook or eye of it, every impress of one hue upon another, every juxtaposition of one hue to the next hue, speaks to the whole work, and, ultimately, to the viewer.”

SUMMER SMOKE & PAINT is Puchala’s sixth solo exhibition in 12 years. She has exhibited at Mittica Gallery, Mercer Union, John B. Aird, Gallery 1313, and the Art Galleries of Mississauga, Peel and Woodstock [London, Ontario.]

The exhibition continues through Saturday, November 15, 2008.

Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council

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

STEVE DRISCOLL: Conversations

video still, credit Steve Driscoll
Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

STEVE DRISCOLL: Conversations surveys the work of OCAD alum Steve Driscoll, showcasing the changes and developments of his paintings from 2000 – 2008. Presented in full colour, the works are accompanied by text drawn from video interviews with artists, arts writers, gallerists, designers and friends of the artist. The collection of imagery, coupled with interview text edited by Laurel MacMillan, gives readers insight into Driscoll's creative visions and mild eccentricities.

A free PDF version of the book and highlights from the video interviews can be found at www.SteveDriscoll.com.

The artist will be in attendance at the reception.
The exhibition continues until October 6, 2008.

Venue & Address: 
David Mirvish Books 596 Markham St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Penance & Devotion

Penance & Devotion
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 4:00am

How Do You Cope With Environmental Guilt?
Would You Crawl Along The Street With A Field On Your Back In Penance?

In November 2007, OCAD alumnus Gareth Bate crawled along Toronto's Queen Street West from Soho Street to Spadina Avenue with a field of grass on his back. It was painful and tiring. This bizarre act of self-punishment and humiliation for the guilt of environmental destruction has been captured in the performance video Penance. The exhibition also features Bate's large-scale paintings. His Lament series deals with a sense of personal sorrow, loss and hope in relation to the destruction of the natural world.

Curated by Faculty of Art Professor Colette Laliberté.

Biography:
Gareth Bate graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2007. He is the winner of the 401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize, a 500 square foot studio given to one OCAD BFA graduate every year. He has won several awards for painting and art writing, and received an Ontario Arts Council Grant. He has shown at a number of Toronto galleries including Loop, Bau-Xi, Gallery 44, Gladstone Hotel and exhibited in Nuit Blanche.

Acknowledgements:
The artist would like to thank guest curator Colette Laliberté for all guidance and support. Glendon Gallery would like to thank its media partners: L'Express & Le Métropolitain newspapers, Radio-Canada TV & radio CJBC 860 AM, Première Chaîne and Clic Toronto. Special thanks go out to the Advising Committee: Marc Audette, Nadine Bariteau, Omid Fekri, Anna Husdon and Colette Laliberté.

Venue & Address: 
Glendon Gallery, Glendon College, York University 2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Silence

work by Lewarne
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 4:00am to Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 4:00am

The importance of silence is best summarized by the African proverb, "Much silence makes a mighty noise." On the activity of silence, the Zen Masters say, "In that which speaks in silence, nothing is left out."

When we find ourselves in solitude we feel familiar and at home. One is no longer isolated by the verbal chatter of others, which feeds and organizes our daily lives, keeping the silence at bay. The best information in our Information Age is no information at all. Silence tells all. It is the gentle inner peace of the here and now. It is a mystery.

Venue & Address: 
Jadite Gallery 413 West 50th. Street, New York, New York
Email: 
jaditeart@aol.com
Cost: 
Free

NC-17: Ted Tucker and Rory Dean at the Christopher Cutts Gallery

ttucker
Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 4:00am

OCAD alumni, Ted Tucker and Rory Dean, create wonderful images that flirt or directly relate to the Motion Picture Association's NC-17 rating for film themes and content deemed unsuitable for audiences under age 17.

Venue & Address: 
Christopher Cutts Gallery 21 Morrow Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Circles and Squares

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, April 4, 2008 - 4:00am

In The Loop Cafe in Toronto presents work by Robin Kingsburgh, Instructor in the Faculty of Liberal Studies.

Venue & Address: 
In The Loop Cafe 1024 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario

Our Space is Vast

Our Space is Vast
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, March 14, 2008 - 4:00am

An exhibition of wall work interventions from the students enrolled in the 4th Year course 'Painting in the Expanded Field' held in Transit Space and in Satellite Spaces on the second and third floor at 100 McCaul.
Called to the preposition of 'Painting in the Expanded Field,' a band of nascent explorers give sight to the vastness laid before them. Modulating place into conjunction, the collaborative tether of the shared experience unfurls the spatial referrant of the gallery; bridging sites of the greater institutional environment, satellite installations give presence to proposition that the expanse of the extra-disciplinary is one best travelled together. (Patrick Phillips)

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca/ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

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