Fever Dreams: New Photographic Works by Laura-Lynn Petrick

Fever Dreams: New Photographic Works by Laura-Lynn Petrick
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 4:00am to Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 4:00am

Opening Reception:
August 22, 8 p.m. to midnight

Curated by Shauna Jean Doherty

Fever Dreams is an exhibition of new works by photographer Laura-Lynn Petrick. A collection of unedited 35mm photographs that document this summer; a kaleidoscope of sun-soaked crystal visions, abstract landscapes and intimate portraits.

Wrought with deceptive light sources, Laura-Lynn's images are as mystical as they are sublime. This artists work seems to occupy a space between photography and painting, creating optical impossibilities through the developing process. This collection captures coincidental moments of transcendence, expressed through a blurred spectrum of colour. Its vibrant hues and washed out yellows seem to imply the possibility of another world.

Fever Dreams is an intimate investigation into the personal and chance encounters of this young photographer, seen through the lens of an analogue camera.

Curated by Criticism & Curatorial Practice graduate student Shauna Jean Doherty.

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
2186 Gallery 2186 Dundas St. W. Toronto, Ontario

Exposé 2

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:15pm

Faculty of Design Student and Faculty Exhibition

The first Exposé was run as a photoshow and contest. This exhibition will feature work by students and instructors as part of the new Faculty of Design photographic initiative.

 

Free

 

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Expose 2 poster with event info, OCAD U logo and warped photograph of woman's head

Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:00pm

Book launch of photographs by Peter Sramek, Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices

Join the author, see the exhibition, pick-up the book. Get it signed.

The book Piercing Time presents a rephotographic project which has examined the archive of topographic photographs of Paris made by Charles Marville between 1865 and 1877, first under Georges Haussmann and then under the Third Republic. The book addresses photographic representation of urban history from a number of angles through essays by three authors and contains over 450 reproductions of photographs and maps.

During the month of November, the Paris photographs by Peter Sramek are on display in the Anniversary Gallery – which is off the Great Hall (pass through under Gord Peteran's entrance sculpture). If the room is locked, please ask at Security to be let in to see the work.

416 977 6000 x206

www.sramek.ca/marville

psramek@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
Anniversary Gallery, Room 265 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012 by Peter Sramek book cover with photo of a street in Paris

Vanishing Into Thin Hair

Happy Together, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 4:00am to Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 5:00am

Opening Reception Friday, September 20, 6-10pm
curated by Patrick Macaulay

Work by OCAD alumnus Alex Kisilevich

Photography can often be illusion aspiring to the level of the mythical. Alex Kisilevich attempts to dissemble those notions, not by belittling the illusory, but by using the falseness of the studio to play on the tropes of studio photography. Kisilevich’s photographs divulge the constituent parts and backdrops of the photograph. The image consists of both the illusion and also the construction of the trickery. Much like a magician who shows how the trick is done while showing us the trick, Kisilevich let’s the cat out of the bag or – to stay metaphorically consistent – the rabbit out of the hat. That sounds risky for an artist, but Kisilevich is a consummate creator and showing the secret is not all he has up his sleeve. The imagery grows more expansive and evocative with the inclusion of the composites. He is safe in showing us the tricks, because that’s the fun bit. Not to hide behind the illusion, but to unveil the whole reason we love magic and these photographs are magic.

Alex Kisilevich is an artist living and working in Toronto. His work has been featured in publications such as Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward, BlackFlash Magazine and Canadian Art. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including a recent exhibition at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan. Kisilevich is represented by Angell Gallery.

Image Credit: Happy Together, 2013

www.alexkisilevich.com

Free

Venue & Address: 
Harbourfront Centre, Photography Gallery 235 Queens Quay West Toronto, Ontario

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