Standing Still (Walking Composition): Shay Salehi

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 9:00am

“Standing Still” will ask viewers to question repetition—both as individuals and as a community. Being creatures of habit, humans can often find themselves in unproductive patterns. And these patterns can lead to labour without progress. This installation will follow a narrative of day-to-day repetition. But this story will be set within a distorted version of the familiar. Torontonians’ lives are embedded with access to endless information—now, we are faced with the choice of how to move forward.

Shay Salehi is an artist based in Toronto. Her current work focuses on destructive patterns and everyday objects. Salehi explores bonds between internal and external patterns, as well as links between personal and societal cycles. Shay is a 4th year Sculpture/Installation student at OCAD University. 

Shay Salehi would like to thank Adam Giroux for help with technical support, and Mosaic Yoga Toronto for allowing the use of their space.

Venue & Address: 
Mosaic Yoga Studio 225 Sterling St. Fully barrier-free and wheelchair accessible
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Craft Ontario recognizes members of OCAD U community

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Students, faculty and alumni were recognized at the Craft Awards on October 12, taking home five awards for their work in the fields.

From the Craft Ontario website:

“Craft Awards recipients are accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. From makers that create innovative and exceptional work to curators, administrators, writers and volunteers who support the craft community, each recipient is recognized as an important contributor to contemporary craft practice. Since 1981 the program has recognized over 500 emerging and established professionals for their outstanding work and contributions.”

Congratulations to the 2017 recipients from OCAD U:

Lacy and Co. Ltd. Jewellery Supply Grant:
Alex Kinsley (Material Art & Design Instructor, Jewellery)

Helen Frances Gregor Award:
Elycia SFA (Material Art & Design 2015/Class Assistant, Textiles)

James H. McPherson Award in Woodworking:
Shay Salehi (Sculpture/Installation Student)

Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Award:
Katrina Tompkins (IAMD student)

Mary Diamond Butts Award in Embroidery and Needlecraft:
Elizabeth (Liz) Pead (Drawing and Painting 2007)

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that promotes professional craft and advocates for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.