Surendra Lawoti, Faculty of Art, to participate in Scope: The Nepal Issue, a group show

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:00am to Monday, November 7, 2016 - 5:00am

Surendra Lawoti, Faculty of Art, to participate in a group show

Scope: The Nepal Issue - part of PIX: A Photography Quarterly

Venue & Address: 
Aragon Museum, Boudhanath Sadak, Inside Hyatt Regency 44600, Nepal
Poster for Scope: The Nepal Issue, group show

Benjamin Edwards

BenEdwards
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 11:30pm

Painter Benjamin Edwards has spent the last several years exploring what he calls "the architecture of suburbia"---the structural and design forms found in strip malls, fast-food joints, gas stations, motels and other familiar citadels of consumerism. Accompanying the architecture is what Edwards refers to as "the iconography of the roadway"---those commercial signs, symbols, colors and artificial elements juxtaposed with the natural scene or environment.

In order to gather material for his work, Edwards has taken a number of cross-country automobile trips, searching out the "roadside life that almost exists in a separate channel." Along the way, he takes photos with his digital camera and keeps detailed logs and diaries containing "location notes," recording where he stops, where he stays, and what he buys.

The digital photos are loaded into his computer. He subsequently selects various elements in the photos, isolates them, and reduces them to the basic geometry found in the subject. Once he makes his selections, he projects the design elements onto a canvas, incorporating as many as three hundred separate photos into a single painting. The result is a conflated composition which becomes emblematic of what he refers to as the "American consumerist utopia."

Benjamin Edwards (b. 1970, Iowa City, Iowa) attended the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (MFA 1997); the San Francisco Art Institute's graduate painting program (1992); and the University of California, Los Angeles (BA, 1991). He is represented by Artemis Greenburg Van Doren Gallery, New York City (solo exhibitions - 2006, 2004, 2001). His recent solo exhibitions include Ether Studies, Galerie Jean-Luc et Takako (2007) and T)he Sorrows of Democracy, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2008). He participated in the Prague Biennale, in the Czech Republic (2003); and his work has been in numerous group exhibitions in venues such as The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (2003); Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Gallerie Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark; and P.S.#I/MoMA Center for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, New York; Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2008). Edwards lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Youth

Youth image
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, September 26, 2008 - 4:00am

This show of paintings and photographs by Evin Collins, Nathan Cyprys, Cody Elliot Smith, Joshua Leema, Odran McAtamney, and Jarrod Wilson deals with the theme of youth as fit can be accessed by those immersed in the arts entering early adult life. The pieces in this show are highly personal yet universally accessible; they are items of refuge, reflection, recollection and reinvention.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor (outside of Rm 230), Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

hunter/gatherer

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 4:00am

Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound proudly presents new photographs by OCAD Instructor, Vid Ingelevics.

Ingelevics is a photographer based in Toronto and Heathcote, near Owen Sound, who investigates human presence in, and cultural imposition on, the landscape. His large-scale photographs of rustic hunting platforms and common woodpiles, separate on-going projects, expose viewers to human-made structures that are so ubiquitous to our region of the province we rarely think about them. This exhibition draws our attention to what Ingelevics’ calls “two of humankind’s oldest survival strategies,” hunting and gathering. At the same time, most of us will have no clear idea of the exact location of any one of these platforms or piles, and this has the interesting effect of transforming both structures into aesthetic objects. An exhibition catalogue will be produced in collaboration with the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.

Venue & Address: 
Tom Thomson Art Gallery 840 First Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Gallery 44 Centre of Contempary Photography presents: Proof on site residency talk

Keesic
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 1:00am

Join Gallery 44 Artists in Residence Keesic Douglas and Susan Blight in conversation with ImagineNATIVE's Artistic Director Danis Goulet and Drake Hotel Curator Mia Nielson.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 44 401 Richmond St. W, suite 120, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Double Double

Double Double
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 4:00am

The North York Central Library presents work by third-year photography student Joseph Cheung.

"'Double double' is a common phrase uttered in Canadian coffee shops. In life there are many doubles too, such as double rainbows, double trees, double crosses...

If there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, for two rainbows you can have two pots of gold. But how about one pot of happiness and one pot of good health?

You can see two distinct trees emerging from the ground. But are their roots in fact united as one?

The two crosses look like a spear and a shield. Symbolically they can represent for materialistic and spiritual, acting and thinking... Which one would you choose? Or choose both of them and put them to good uses?"

Venue & Address: 
North York Central Library, North York Civic Centre 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
joseph_w_cheung@yahoo.com
Cost: 
Free

Subliminal Spaces

chandler
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:00am

Gallery 44 in Toronto presents new work by OCAD alumni Scott Chandler. Chandler' work is primarily documentary based, and examines the constructed environment and its effects on its inhabitants. He recently exhibited at the Edward Day Gallery and the Outdoor Art Exhibition, and in 2007 was one of the winners for Canada in the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward emerging photographers' competition. Chandler resides in Toronto and will be attending graduate school in the fall to pursue a Master of Fine Arts.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 401 Richmond Street West, Suite #120, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Passing

April Hickox
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 4:00am

This summer the MacLaren is featuring three consecutive exhibitions of artwork from its Permanent Collection. The first in this series highlights the work of senior Canadian photographer and OCAD Photography program Chair April Hickox, followed by artist David Bolduc, May 29 to June 22, and abstract painter William Ronald, June 26 through July 27.

April Hickox has lived much of her life on one of the Toronto Islands. She has moved off the island several times but continually returns. This series, Passing, documents the change of seasons on the islands, as well as a time when Hickox was returning to the islands after a period away. The photographs express new beginnings, yet reminisce about the comforts of home. The artist develops these visual stories from her own experiences and invites the viewer into a domestic space that is clearly lived in: an unmade bed; a tea cup left on the kitchen table; a house plant with a string of lights, perhaps acting as a Christmas tree. Hickox has carefully chosen which moments to portray and the sequence of these moments.

The blurred focus in some images expresses a sense of movement between moments, aiding the audience in a journey determined by Hickox. However, by picking and choosing these images, the artist reinvents this series of photographs as fiction, allowing the viewer to transport him or herself into these familiar scenes.

April Hickox lives and works in Toronto and is the Chair of Photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She continues an active schedule of solo and group exhibitions of photography, installation and film work. Her work is included in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, MacLarenArtCentre, Royal Bank of Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery and others. Hickox is represented by Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto.

The second artist in this series features a selection of paintings by Canadian artist David Bolduc (1945–) on view in the Molson Gallery May 29 through June 22. These vibrant watercolours contrast with Bolduc’s recent abstract and playful, collage-based work. The paintings appear, at first, to be documenting scenes from the artist’s extensive travels but a sense of seriousness and mystery unfolds as the viewer realizes these streets and landscapes are void of people. The opening reception takes place Thursday, June 12, 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the MacLaren.

The final exhibition in this series features the work of one of Canada’s most well-known abstract painters, William Ronald (1926–1998). On view in the Molson Gallery, June 26 to July 27. The small, energetic oil on canvas sketches made shortly before the artist’s death, are juxtaposed with earlier, large-scale abstract work. Ronald had a strong connection to Barrie, having spent his final years living and working in the old Bell building on Dunlop Street. The opening reception takes place Friday, June 27, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the MacLaren.

Venue & Address: 
MacLaren Art Centre 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Memory Box (part of Contact 2008)

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:00am

Toronto photographer Ron Wood explores the power of collected objects as
touchstones for memory and history. Each photograph in the exhibition invites the viewer to look inside a memory box, and into a deeply private area in the life of its owner.

The collected objects reverberate with meaning. Some are talismans of luck,
while others speak of rites of passage, people, places and events. They
transcend the obvious: They are signifiers of concepts such as love, possibility, growth and loss.

Since collecting objects is a shared universal experience, the exhibition asks viewers to consider the meaning of the objects that they also collect and
preserve.

The Photographer and Curator
Ron Wood and Angela Wood are the photographer and curator of Memory Box.
Both graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design and they have
collaborated on numerous projects throughout their careers. History and
memory are recurring themes in their creative work.

Ron is a Professor of Photography at the Ontario College of Art & Design as
well as the Founder & Principal Photographer of Heartline Pictures, his commercial photography studio. The company provides services to cultural clients including The Bata Shoe Museum and McMichael Canadian Art Collection. His commercial work has appeared worldwide and in many publications. Ron’s previous Contact exhibition entitled Globalization at the Altar received critical acclaim. Ron was interviewed by Andy Barrie on CBC’s Metro Morning. Andy said, ‘If pictures were ever worth a thousand words, yours certainly are!’ Angela is the founder and creative lead of Circle Media, a design firm that specializes in interactive media and graphic design for museums. She is also the
founder of Inventive Women and Inventive Kids, both of which provide online information about Canadian inventiveness. The Inventive Kids website was chosen as one of the top ten sites for 2006 by the American Library Association.

Angela curated and produced the heartfelt exhibition From Baba’s Hope Chest: Macedonian Treasures in Canada for the Textile Museum of Canada.

Venue & Address: 
The Roastery Cafe 401 Richmond St W, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Hotshots

hotshots
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:00am

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD),in conjunction with Steam Whistle Brewing, is proud to present “Hotshots” as part of Toronto's Annual Photography Festival - Contact 2008.

The show is comprised of 7 Third Year Photography students: Marino Imperio, Lee Kellough, Alex Kisilevich, Stella Mandrak-Pagani, Raffy Ochoa, Amanda Rataj & Kirk Wynter, whose work was selected through a juried committee. Grouped together based on artistic merit rather than overriding themes, these up-and-coming young artists offer unique insights into issues pertaining to the reinvention of the document, exploration of identity and historical vs. contemporary processes.

Venue & Address: 
Steam Whistle Brewing The Roundhouse 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
info@steamwhistle.ca
Cost: 
Free

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