Objects for Listening: Cheryl Pope Public Conversation


Onsite Gallery invites you to a public conversation with Cheryl Pope. Pope will discuss her collaborative projects with youth that create objects for listening, utilizing design and art disciplines.

 
DateThursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:00pm to Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:30am

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Location

OCAD University’s Central Hall 100 McCaul St., Second Floor, Room 230

Onsite Gallery invites you to a public conversation with Cheryl Pope. Pope will discuss her collaborative projects with youth that create objects for listening, utilizing design and art disciplines.

As Pope is an artist and a designer, she will position half of the conversation through the lens of art and the other half through design.

Cheryl Pope is a Chicago-based artist focused in sculpture, installation and performance. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to the private and public self. For the past four years, her research has been centred on issues of power, inequality, race, gender and segregation in the U.S. This research includes several collaborations with Chicago youth through the intersection of poetry and the visual arts. These collaborations have surfaced as performances and special edition books as well as a team of young poets under the group name Just Yell. In 2015 she was the DCASE Artist in Residence at the Chicago Cultural Center and recently exhibited at the Kunsthalle Osnabrueck (Germany), The Poetry Foundation (IL) and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (CO). Also, Pope studied under the artist Nick Cave for twelve years and that experience has had a dominant influence on her practice.

Her upcoming exhibition with Onsite Gallery in OCAD University’s Great Hall is from June 8 to July 4, 2016, as part of OCAD U’s Major Cultural Partnership with Pride Toronto for Toronto’s first-ever Pride Month. This will be Pope’s first time exhibiting in Canada.

Event is FREE, all are welcome
The space is wheelchair accessible through use of an elevator from the ground floor
 

Onsite Gallery

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s public gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and digital media, fosters social and cultural transformations. In preparation for the launch of Onsite Gallery’s new location in May 2017, our 2016 ONSITE/ programming imagines and creates what a public gallery can be.

Onsite Gallery’s education program is generously supported by Nexus Investment Management.

Pride Toronto
Pride Toronto is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring people together to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of our community. June 2016 features Toronto’s first-ever Pride Month, culminating with the 36th annual Pride Parade on Sunday, July 3. 

Image Credit:

Cheryl Pope, A Silent I, 2010
Installation at Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago
Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago



Objects for Listening Poster
DateThursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:00pm to Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:30am

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website Location

OCAD University’s Central Hall 100 McCaul St., Second Floor, Room 230

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Onsite Gallery invites you to a public conversation with Cheryl Pope. Pope will discuss her collaborative projects with youth that create objects for listening, utilizing design and art disciplines.

As Pope is an artist and a designer, she will position half of the conversation through the lens of art and the other half through design.

Cheryl Pope is a Chicago-based artist focused in sculpture, installation and performance. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to the private and public self. For the past four years, her research has been centred on issues of power, inequality, race, gender and segregation in the U.S. This research includes several collaborations with Chicago youth through the intersection of poetry and the visual arts. These collaborations have surfaced as performances and special edition books as well as a team of young poets under the group name Just Yell. In 2015 she was the DCASE Artist in Residence at the Chicago Cultural Center and recently exhibited at the Kunsthalle Osnabrueck (Germany), The Poetry Foundation (IL) and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (CO). Also, Pope studied under the artist Nick Cave for twelve years and that experience has had a dominant influence on her practice.

Her upcoming exhibition with Onsite Gallery in OCAD University’s Great Hall is from June 8 to July 4, 2016, as part of OCAD U’s Major Cultural Partnership with Pride Toronto for Toronto’s first-ever Pride Month. This will be Pope’s first time exhibiting in Canada.

Event is FREE, all are welcome
The space is wheelchair accessible through use of an elevator from the ground floor
 

Onsite Gallery

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s public gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and digital media, fosters social and cultural transformations. In preparation for the launch of Onsite Gallery’s new location in May 2017, our 2016 ONSITE/ programming imagines and creates what a public gallery can be.

Onsite Gallery’s education program is generously supported by Nexus Investment Management.

Pride Toronto
Pride Toronto is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring people together to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of our community. June 2016 features Toronto’s first-ever Pride Month, culminating with the 36th annual Pride Parade on Sunday, July 3. 

Image Credit:

Cheryl Pope, A Silent I, 2010
Installation at Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago
Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University’s Central Hall 100 McCaul St., Second Floor, Room 230
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
FREE
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