Cold Frame

cold frame invite
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 5:00am

Linda Coates, Reba Forbes, Christy Kunitzky and Patrick Phillips present installations that challenge and discuss notions of the frame. This construct is re-evaluated through material and spatial explorations of permanence and transition in relation to painting, architecture and institutions.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Come Eat With Us

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:00am to Monday, November 17, 2008 - 5:00am

The inspiration for this exhibition is the everyday conscious and subconscious human interaction with material art and design through the utensils and materials related to the preparation or consumption of food.

Students from Jewellery, Fibre and Ceramics will participate in this juried exhibition.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
MAAD presents COME EAT WITH US poster with text on plates with forks and knives at side

r u part of the art?

R U Part of the Art
Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 10:45pm to Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 11:00am

A Conceptual intervention during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche by OCAD student Farah Yusuf and Alex Stephan.

Text 'yes' to 647-989-7707 The public is invited to subscribe to mobile text alerts that are sent to their cell phones at regular intervals over the course of the night. The text messages are instructions that they are asked to perform -- some will require acts that are social or demonstrative in nature, while other instructions are vague and introspective. By allowing the collaborative unpredictability of the user experience, the interpretation of the work is entirely in their domain. It is at once both public spectacle and private contemplation. "r u part of the art” investigates the social dimension of participation in this highly networked culture. The use of the cell phone and text messaging as the delivery medium provides an immediacy of execution that transcends spatial boundaries. Participation is a key element to the piece. Whether that participation is physical or symbolic, the goal is to blur the line between performer and audience. No premium mobile fees apply to use this service. Regular carrier charges apply as per your individual service contract. Limited Enrolment.

Venue & Address: 
40 King Street West 40 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Fundraiser Raffle: OneHourEmpire

OneHourEmpire
Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 2:00am

Students in Professor Eldon Garnet's class are launching a new cultural magazine entitled OneHourEmpire.

To raise funds, raffle tickets are available for $100 each to win one of eight works:

Edward Burtynsky
Shipyard #13, Mounted C Print 18x22 inches, edition 8/25

Noel Harding
Ecolamp, 1999, glass, wire, light parts

Ian Carr-Harris
Mind Reading, 1994, stainless steel, book, light

Suzy Lake
Beauty at a Proper Distance/In Song, 2001, C-print, framed, 23.5x26 inches

Micah Lexier
Virtrine Drawing (blue), 2007, Two-colour letterpress prints on Strathmore paper, 22x17 inches, edition 11/22

Nick and Sheila Pye
Musing, 2006, C-print, 20x20 inches, edition 1/5

Eldon Garnet
If Only for a Moment, 2006, stainless steel, 1.5x22x.125 inches, edition 2/5

Rirkrit Tiravanija
Saddle, 2008, light jet photographic print, mounted, 33.25x21.75 inches, edition 1/3

The work is on display at the Great Hall from Sunday September 21 to Friday October 3. Tickets can be purchased online at www.onehourempire.com

Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall 1087 Queen St. W, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Concurrence

Concurrence
Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 11:00pm to Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 11:00am

CONCURRENCE at Nuit Blanche 2008 will transform one of Toronto's hidden community gems into a multi-sensory exhibition. You will have the opportunity to see painting, sculpture, installation, film, dance and live music performances by Canada's emerging talent. Experience the meeting of cultures in a fusion of sights, sounds and flavors - all in the celebration of creativity. Our artists will amaze and surprise with their collective story.

Artists include OCAD students Chris Parker, Mack Ross, Julia Olesiak and Adam J Horodyski, as well as alumni Brett Despotovich and Elzbieta Krawecka.

Venue & Address: 
206 Beverley Street 206 Beverley Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Hard Cell

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 4:00am

Industrial Design students from the Ontario College of Art & Design address the future needs of cellphone users in this unique, process-based design exhibition, presented by TELUS. After the meticulous examination of keys, screens, materials, components and interfaces, 25 original concepts for a new TELUS handset came to life. Follow the journey of these design concepts from beginning to end.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union Board of Directors.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Before I Forget

Before I Forget Invite
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 4:00am

How do we consume our own memories?

Before I Forget... features the work of Integrated Media students Jo Alcampo, Liam Crockard, Dylin North, and Steve Shaddick as they survey the vagaries of memory via digital technology. Through web based archiving, live video environments, interactive sound sculpture, and video installation they probe a culture of mixed messages and malleable mediums. Curated by Matthew Williamson.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

When Lightening Strikes Twice

When Lightening Strikes Twice
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Who: Vladimir Spicanovic & Amanda Clyne / Lindsay Page & Alex Kisilevich / Wendy Cain & Katherine Dynes / Francis LeBouthillier & Dan Eylon / Nicole Collins & Jacob Horwood / Michèle White & Erin Siegel / Anda Kubis & Anna Pantchev /Jennifer Long & Katie Skene / Jack Cassady & Amanda Nedham /Alexander Irving & Rachel MacFarlane

What happens when an established OCAD faculty artists team up with emerging student talent? Witness this unique collaborative energy at XPACE's first annual fundraiser. With twenty artists and ten pairs of new work, this is your chance to purchase work by established artists while supporting emerging artists and helping XPACE deliver exciting and innovative programming.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
juli@xpace.info

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

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, August 15, 2008 - 4:00am

OCAD is proud of its collaboration with Relative Space, an up-scale floor works and furniture store located on Dupont Street. Mr. Fraser Greenberg, Artistic Director of Relative Space has graciously proffered his storefront gallery wall space to the students enrolled in the 4th year course Painting in the Expanded Field.
Under the direction of Associate Professors George Boileau and Colette Laliberté students enrolled in the course were invited, as part of their final term project, to submit a proposal for the storefront gallery of Relative Space. Two of the 17 submitted proposals will be produced within the next 4 months.

Alexa Ponomareff and Daniela Pettinato collaborated to create a stunning wall painting. The artists based their
intervention Birds of Paradise on “the plant diagonal form and its natural embodiment of the brilliant red, orange blue and green colours echoing the vivid colours of the furniture and the environmental awareness shown by Relative Space in their choice of and variety of eco-friendly wool carpeting”.
OCAD is grateful to Relative Space for their generous support.

Venue & Address: 
Relative Space storefront gallery 365 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
claliberte@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

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