Our Space is Vast

Our Space is Vast
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, March 14, 2008 - 4:00am

An exhibition of wall work interventions from the students enrolled in the 4th Year course 'Painting in the Expanded Field' held in Transit Space and in Satellite Spaces on the second and third floor at 100 McCaul.
Called to the preposition of 'Painting in the Expanded Field,' a band of nascent explorers give sight to the vastness laid before them. Modulating place into conjunction, the collaborative tether of the shared experience unfurls the spatial referrant of the gallery; bridging sites of the greater institutional environment, satellite installations give presence to proposition that the expanse of the extra-disciplinary is one best travelled together. (Patrick Phillips)

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

UnconventionArt

UnconventionArt
Monday, February 4, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, February 15, 2008 - 5:00am

Throwing out conventions about art by picking up the trash. This is an exhibition of everyday objects, much of it found in the garbage, that have been transformed and put on display. Come one, come all, and see just how freaky art can be.

Works by Emily Colquhoun, David Contin, Yvon Julie, Eric Jackson, Betty Clemo, Bradford Wilson, and Lex Buchanan.

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

line of thought

line of thought invite
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 5:00am

From surrealist vignettes on paper to dissected memoirs derived from personal photographs, Samantha Chiusolo, Melissa Fisher, Nahum Flores, James Hajime Murai and by invitation, the Z'otz* Collective enliven the contemporary drawing genre.

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

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

Night of the Living Artists

Florence exhibition
Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:00am to Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 5:00am

An exhibition of contemporary art by students of the Ontario College of Art & Design in Florence (drawing, painting, photography, animation, sculpture and installation).

Venue & Address: 
OCAD Florence Campus. 3rd Flr. Via Nazionale 7, Florence, Italy
Cost: 
Free

Landscape Reflections: Interpretive Views

Antonella Clemenzi
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 5:00am to Friday, December 14, 2007 - 5:00am

The students in this exhibition revisit the rich historical tradition of landscapes. The artists aim to interpret the ideology of landscape through various elements of composition, perspective, styles, mediums and techniques. The artwork is a collection of personal, emotional responses. Exhibitors include Madiha Ahmed, Antonella Clemenzi, Rosine Cubitt, Melissa D'Souza, Karine Khochakjian, Maria Kotenko, Hanna Lee, Jin-Suk Noh, Priya Patel, Jessica Rod, and Natalie Stone.

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

Recent work from the OCAD Florence Program

XPACE
Friday, October 26, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 5:00am

Featuring work by Jocelyn De Backere, Xenia Benivolski, Nadine Klaeger, Christy Kunitzky, Bogdan Luca, Jennifer McGregor, Laura Millard, Amanda Nedham, Jonathan Nicolaou, Anastasiya Sukhina, Andrew Waite and Nikki Woolsey.
For thirty-three years OCAD's art students have traveled abroad to study in Florence, Italy. Originally the primary focus of the Florence Off-Campus Studies Program was drawing and painting in the figurative tradition. In recent years, this has changed drastically. Students from all areas of the arts are taking part in the Florence Off-Campus Studies, transforming OCAD's Florence studios into a vibrant site of critically engaged contemporary practice.
Since its inception the OCAD Florence Program has provided students with a unique and challenging working environment. The Florence Program offers a facilitated, but ultimately self-directed study approach, affording students the opportunity to work independently in a studio setting. The centre of OCAD's Florence community lies in the studio, located atop an unassuming building near the train station:
Via Nazionale 7, Firenze, Fl, 50123, Italia. For many students, this program is the first opportunity to have a focused studio based practice. Via Nazionale 7, Firenze, FI, 50123, Italia: Recent work from the OCAD Florence Program, is a collection of artistic output from this specific space.
Twelve artists, each a participant in the Florence Program between
2003 and 2007, contribute a wide variety of work to the exhibition, working across varied media; painting, drawing, material arts, installation, book works photography, and video. When looking at this selection of work, the breadth, depth and variation suggests that perhaps its strongest commonality lies in the site of production: the shared studio space in Florence, Italy.
In association with:
PRONTO: Student Work from the OCAD Florence Program 2006-2007 Oct. 19 - Nov. 2, 2007
Ontario College of Art and Design
Great Hall, 100 McCaul St

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
claire@xpace.info
Cost: 
Free

Georgian College and OCAD Printmaking Exchange Exhibition

Eric Euler, The Silence Between Us
Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 5:00am to Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 5:00am

This exhibition will showcase a wide variety of traditional and contemporary print methods and media. In 2006 both schools exhibited a print exhibition at The Campus Gallery in The Helen & Arch Brown Centre for the Visual Arts at Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Art.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
wcain@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Pronto: Florence Program 2006-07 Exhibition

Florence, photo by Professor Peter Sramek
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 4:00am to Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 5:00am

This exhibition is comprised of the diverse student work completed in OCAD's
Florence Program during the 2006-07 academic year, under Professor
Sarah Nind's guidance in the Fall Semester 2006 and taught/coordinated by Ron Shuebrook in the Winter Semester 2007.
A limited number of copies of the
full color publication, PRONTO, that was produced by the students will be
available for purchase at approximatel $20 per copy. The publication includes short essays by Professor Nind,
Professor Peter Porcal, and an introduction by Professor Ron Shuebrook. In addition, each student
participant has two pages of reproductions and explanatory text dedicated to their work in the program. As their instructor and advisor to the project, Ron Shuebrook has
also contributed examples of his paintings completed while in Florence.

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

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