Various States of Undress, Construction and Repair

Jason Gringler
Friday, January 11, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 5:00am

Angell Gallery in Toronto presents new work by OCAD alumnus Jason Gringler, which addresses various states of undress, construction and repair.
Fresh from New York City, Gringler returns to Toronto with six new paintings to remind us of his formidable talent.

Something faster, darker, deadlier'

These words sound as if they describe the latest sci-fi blockbuster, but they could equally describe Gringler's newest and most accomplished paintings to date. The dizzying spatial divisions, frenetic urban energy, industrial palette of silver and black (offset by high-keyed accent colours) have always characterized Gringler's abstractions. With this newest body of work, however, Gringler recombines these signature elements, while toning down the colour, and looks to his new neighbourhood as source material.

Venue & Address: 
Angell Gallery 890 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Painting Hybrids

Painting Hybrids
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, February 1, 2008 - 5:00am

Gerald Grison, Stef Pete and Rebecca Simonetti present a collection of work that investigates formal hybridisms as a contemporary painting practice. Utilizing a variety of mediums, from the three-dimensional to the electronic, the artists in this show explore the possibilities of painting in a postmodern context.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca/ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Enid Robbie - In Praise of Cities

Enid Robbie
Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:00am

City of Toronto Culture, through its Market Gallery program, presents:
"In Praise of Cities by Enid Robbie"
from December 1, 2007 to March 2, 2008.
This exhibit provides the viewpoint of a committed urban artist and is the first retrospective of Enid Robbie's work from 1952 to 1987.

Venue & Address: 
The Market Gallery, South St. Lawrence Market 95 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
marketgallery@toronto.ca
Cost: 
Free

Liminal Spaces

Erin Ruttan, White Walls and Cheap Hotels, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 5:00am

In Liminal Spaces Jane Derby, Christina Kostoff, Agnes Niewiadomski, Kayli Rogers, Erin Ruttan, and Jackie Timpener present painting, photographic, and sculptural installations examining the nooks and crannies of structures, spaces, and psyches. From the 'bricked' entrance to the gallery, to lathe infused paintings, to a miniature library, the concept of the interior is illustrated through these artists' works.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Superplastic

Superplastic
Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 4:00am to Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 4:00am

Drabinksy Gallery in Toronto presents a group exhibition of work by alumni Jay Gazley and Amanda Reeve, and faculty members Vlad Spicanovic and Anda Kubis. The exhibition is curated by Anda Kubis.

"'Going Superplastic!' is what my 4 year
old son exclaims when he wants to go
faster. We all need to go faster ' there's just not enough time.
At the Ontario College of Art & Design
expansive thinking has embraced the community. Superplastic reflects this shifting attitude ' where dissolving disciplinary boundaries are causing students and faculty to exchange learning and look outward in the advancement cultural understanding. With this exhibition I wish to reveal an existing dialogue between artists that has grown out of a time of change within OCAD's long history. Amanda Reeves and Jay Gazley are former
students of Vladimir Spicanovic and mine
at OCAD. From the beginning, our conversations always revealed a belief in painting as a platform for worldly investigation and an understanding of painting as a model for contemporary experience.

Venue & Address: 
Drabinsky Gallery 122 Scollard Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Interim Committee for Surface and/or Planar Re-adjustment

interim floorplan
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 5:00am

An exhibition of painting installations that investigate space, place, location and layout. Featuring work of recent OCAD Drawing & Painting graduates Charles Beamish, Cameron Buy, Stephanie Curtis, Randall Gagne and Karen Kraven.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Interim Committee for Surface and/or Planar Re-adjustment

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 5:00am

An exhibition of painting installations that investigate space, place, location and layout. Featuring the work of recent OCAD Drawing & Painting graduates Charles Beamish, Cameron Buy, Stephanie Curtis, Randall Gagne and Karen Kraven.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

In memory of Brian Kipping, 1953 - 2007

Brian Kipping
Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 4:00am

Kipping graduated from OCA and has exhibited with Bau-xi Toronto and Vancouver since 1974. This show includes Brian's final paintings, many of which were inspired by a visit to the Louvre. The collection offers a unique insight into the late artist's method by showing the paintings in varying stages of completion.

Venue & Address: 
Bau-xi Gallery Toronto 340 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Almost Eighty

Hugh Mackenzie
Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 4:00am

Mackenzie switches easily between representational and abstract images, from figure to landscape, and from painting to etching. Mackenzie taught at OCAD for over twenty years, and exhibited extensively across Canada. Almost Eighty showcases his newest work.

Venue & Address: 
Bau-xi Gallery Toronto 340 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Interim Committee for Surface and/or Planar Re-adjustment

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 5:00am

Traditionally, painting completely obscures its ground, creating an
illusion that the support is not there at all. Framing delineates
between that which is painting and that which is supposedly neutral or
white cube space. The work in this exhibition will emphasize the
site and explore the experience of architectural strata, structure and
composition. Interim Committee for Surface and/or Planar Re-adjustment
is an installation-painting project with an interest in space, place,
location and layout featuring the work of recent graduates Charles
Beamish, Cameron Buy, Stephanie Curtis, Randall Gagne and Karen Kraven.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Fl., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

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