For the fifth year, OCAD University’s First-Generation Program has assembled an exhibition of work by students who are the first in their families to attend a post-secondary institution.
This year’s exhibition (and accompanying publication) is called Reflection. The show presents art, design and writing by 28 first-generation students from various programs at OCAD U. Some contributors reflected on political issues, such as the environment, racism and LGBTQ concerns. Others reflected on memories and personal narratives. And some explored the theme formally with self-portraits and reflections in nature.
Reflection is an initiative of OCAD U's Writing & Learning Centre. The exhibition was curated by students involved in the exhibition, led by Claire Bartleman, program assistant, First-Year Student Initiatives. Jasmin Liu, an Industrial Design student, designed the accompanying publication.
Exhibition: March 10 to 17 at the OCAD University Student Gallery (52 McCaul St.).
Public launch: Friday, March 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Alexander Da Costa-Furtado (Sculpture/Installation), Rumen, 2015 (plaster)
Jacob Sal Willow (Inclusive Design), Homeless LGBTQ Youth, 2015 (markers on paper)
Quentin Lindsay (Drawing & Painting), Kabaka George, 2014 (acrylic, aerosol, ink on watercolour paper)
L.E. Frost (Cross-Disciplinary Art – Publications), In My Mind, 2015 (digital print)
Michelle Beck (Photography), Rorschach, 2015 (digital photography)
Nazanin Khani (Sculpture/Installation), Mom and Dad, not very Equally Treated, 2015 (installation)