Adam David Brown

Adam David Brown is a multidisciplinary artist living in Toronto, Canada. His work is guided by the principle of –less is more–, and is frequently generated by his interest in science, language and the passage of time. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University of Guelph in 2007. Adam David Brown has exhibited work in Canada, Europe, Central America and the United States.

Launch: Solar Collector

Solar Collector
Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 12:30am

Come celebrate the summer solstice at the launch of the Solar Collector, a sculpture designed by artists Matt Gorbet, Susan LK Gorbe(both Instructors in the Faculty of Design) and their collaborator Rob Gorbet. Bring an evening picnic out to the grassy lawn under the apple trees, and enjoy live music to accompany the sculpture's performance.

In a collaboration between the community and the sun, Solar Collector gathers human expression and solar energy during the day, then brings them together each night in a performance of flowing light.

Twelve aluminum shafts rise from the grassy hill in front of the Waterloo Regional Operations Centre. Their graceful shape reflects the angles of the sun through the year. The tallest shaft is perpendicular to the sun at winter solstice, when the sun is low in the sky. The flattest shaft faces the high sun at summer solstice.

Each shaft has three sets of lights, along with three solar panels. During the day, the solar panels collect the sun's energy in a battery within each shaft. At the same time, the Solar Collector website collects light compositions -- patterns in light that are created by the community through a simple web interface.

Each night at dusk, a performance begins of all the compositions collected that day. The flowing waves of light are a visual reflection of the sine waves that describe the sun's movement through the sky.

When the day's patterns are through, the performance moves on to a series composed collaboratively from all the patterns ever created. The length of the performance is a reflection of the weather and the seasons, as the shafts use up their energy and fade out late in the evening, one by one.

Join us for an evening launch party & performance on June 21st, 8:30 pm (the sculpture comes to life at dusk at approximately 9:30 pm) at 100 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario.

Venue & Address: 
Waterloo Regional Operations Centre 100 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario
Email: 
gorbets@gorbetdesign.com
Cost: 
Free

Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, August 1, 2008 - 5:00am

The 2008 summer edition of the annual Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project marks the 7th anniversary of the Perth based site-specific sculpture project. For the past six years artists have been invited by Edward Day Gallery owner, Mary Sue Rankin to create sculptural installations with the assistance and support of Paul Loiselle, owner of Kiwi Gardens.

Faculty of Art Instructor Christian Bernard Singer mounts his environmental intervention in the Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project.

The ongoing theme expressed by the artists for the 2008 Kiwi Project relates specifically to the natural environment within which they are created, but also speak to global concerns of the alteration of the earth’s natural condition. Reinhard Reitzenstein* states that his use of tree imagery through his work "has become a marker of the ravages upon, and attempts at reconciliation with the natural world". His installation of two conjoined bronze trees, Curl, represents the simple gesture of reaching for light and its sustaining energy. Ania Biczysko, represents the hope for a "clean and unpolluted atmosphere" through her 9’ x 13’ cloud of stainless steel strips and ribbons, suspended above our "radically changing environment".

Denise Atkinson looks to powerful totems relayed through the symbol of her wire crow’s head and wings, mounted on a 6’ high steel rod. Worn during major tribal ceremonies, the crow keeps an omnipotent eye on the world and the environmental rituals conducted throughout. Also looking to bird and sky motives, Christian Bernard Singer’s Nest Hotel, will nestle throughout the Kiwi foliage as an environmental intervention.

Co-curator, founder of the Tree Museum, Ann O’Callaghan installs a stainless steel box and glass rods in a Kiwi brook to investigate how the "natural surroundings soften and transform the hard static object into an active changing element" while Penelope Stewart suspends an image of a glass bell jar laminated to a transparent image of Kiwi trees in situ, overlooking the state of the planet. Known for his glass installations, Mark Thompson has constructed a glass Adirondack chair that reminds us of our Canadian cottage heritage and traditions, as well as the fragility of our environment inherent in both.

Venue & Address: 
Kiwi Gardens 687 Harper Road, Perth, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Freeze

Freeze
Monday, June 16, 2008 - 4:00am to Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 4:00am

In a sculptural collaboration, Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero use ice to make an artwork melted over the duration of the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s CASHRA conference. A large block of ice signifies a life-size form, the body absent, as evidence that it too will disappear. This work symbolically suggested the frozen land of Canada in winter. To be left outside for too long is to die.

last seen alive in police custody
under the influence
found 5 days later frozen to death in a field
wearing one shoe
marks on his body likely caused by handcuffs

aboriginal teenage boy
dropped off and walking to where?

In memory of Neil Stonechild (1973-1990)

This is the second installation of Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero’s temporal sculpture, Freeze. An anti-monument, its power relies on the memories and associations that linger well beyond the physical fact of its disappearance. As ice melts into air over the two days of the human rights conference, the aspiration is that the weight of oppression, personal and systemic, begins to evaporate as well.

Multidisciplinary artists Rebecca Belmore (Anishinabe) and Cuban-born artist Osvaldo Yero currently live and work in Vancouver.

Rebecca Belmore, who represented Canada at the 2005 Venice Biennale, has long been creating work about the plight of the disenfranchised and marginalized in society. In her poignant and dramatic performances, the artist's own body becomes the site of historical, cultural and political investigations as she explores the world of myth and community, boundaries between public and private, chaos and linear narrative.

Osvaldo Yero is best known for dealing with the vernacular culture and political climate of his homeland by incorporating emblems of religion, sexuality, nationalistic crests and symbols in his work with irony and affection.

The installation Freeze is a public art project of the convenience curatorial collective.

Support of the Ontario Human Rights Commission is gratefully acknowledged.

Venue & Address: 
Niagara College Courtyard, Main Building, Niagara-on-the-lake Campus, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario
Email: 
rebeccabelmore@yahoo.ca

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The second exhibition of this series takes place at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and features the work of 4th-year Thesis student, Maria Flawia Litwin.
Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects 1080 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The first exhibition of this series takes place at InterAccess and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Kentaro Ikegami and Melissa Fisher.
Gallery hours are: Wednesday to Saturday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
InterAccess 9 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The fifth exhibition of this series takes place at Gallery 1313 and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Lauren Casey, Jennifer Degan, Laird Henderson, Christina Spina. Gallery hours are: Wednesday to Sunday 1-6 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 1313 1313 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The fourth exhibition of this series takes place at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and features the work of 4th-year Thesis student, Agnes Niewiadomski.
Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects 1080 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD ON QUEEN

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

The Faculty of Art Sculpture/Installation Program, in collaboration with InterAccess, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Lennox Contemporary and Gallery 1313 is pleased to announce its 2008 Exhibition Series "OCAD ON QUEEN". This series of five upcoming exhibitions is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program. For a period of a month, it features the multi-media works of our 4th-year Sculpture/Installation Thesis students in professional gallery contexts, located in the dynamic Queen Street West area.
The third exhibition of this series takes place at Lennox Contemporary and features the works of 4th-year Thesis students, Carmen Albano, James HB Estrin, Jake Cutone, Christopher Gordon Laycock, Tinka Magocsi, Kayli Rodgers, Kirsten Rohloff, Catherine Wong. Gallery hours are: Thursday to Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Sculpturama

Sculpturama
Monday, January 14, 2008 - 5:00am to Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 5:00am

Work by Third-year Sculpture/Installation students.

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

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