Penance & Devotion

Penance & Devotion
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 4:00am

How Do You Cope With Environmental Guilt?
Would You Crawl Along The Street With A Field On Your Back In Penance?

In November 2007, OCAD alumnus Gareth Bate crawled along Toronto's Queen Street West from Soho Street to Spadina Avenue with a field of grass on his back. It was painful and tiring. This bizarre act of self-punishment and humiliation for the guilt of environmental destruction has been captured in the performance video Penance. The exhibition also features Bate's large-scale paintings. His Lament series deals with a sense of personal sorrow, loss and hope in relation to the destruction of the natural world.

Curated by Faculty of Art Professor Colette Laliberté.

Gareth Bate graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2007. He is the winner of the 401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize, a 500 square foot studio given to one OCAD BFA graduate every year. He has won several awards for painting and art writing, and received an Ontario Arts Council Grant. He has shown at a number of Toronto galleries including Loop, Bau-Xi, Gallery 44, Gladstone Hotel and exhibited in Nuit Blanche.

The artist would like to thank guest curator Colette Laliberté for all guidance and support. Glendon Gallery would like to thank its media partners: L'Express & Le Métropolitain newspapers, Radio-Canada TV & radio CJBC 860 AM, Première Chaîne and Clic Toronto. Special thanks go out to the Advising Committee: Marc Audette, Nadine Bariteau, Omid Fekri, Anna Husdon and Colette Laliberté.

Venue & Address: 
Glendon Gallery, Glendon College, York University 2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Doug Martin Illustration: A Retrospective 1975 - 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 4:00am

All are invited to this exhibition by OCAD alum Doug Martin.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday to Friday: 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

Venue & Address: 
The Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario


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

Barbara Klunder: A Retrospective Exhibition

Barbara Klunder Mural
Monday, November 3, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, January 9, 2009 - 5:00am

FCP Events proudly presents the first-ever retrospective exhibition showcasing works OCAD alumna Barbara Klunder.

Whether designing her own fonts or handmade sweaters and carpets, illustrating children’s books or Jazz Festival posters, creating an embroidered book for the Dalai Lama or a Rolling Stones T-shirt, Barbara Klunder has explored and mastered many artistic categories with ease.

Presented in association with David Kaye Gallery.

The FCP Gallery is located on the street level in the retail area of the First Canadian Place Complex.
FCP Gallery viewing hours are 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue & Address: 
FCP Gallery 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

We regret to inform you...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 4:00am

Maria Litwin, a 2008 graduate, writes and presents a variety of role reversal rejection letters.

Rejection letters in an artist's life are a symbol of the complicated relationship post-industrial capitalism has with art. The complication results in a clash of two fundamental concepts with the Western world: the notion of individuality and freedom of expression versus the market and its ability to determine value.

Venue & Address: 
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects 1086 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario


Monday, August 4, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 4:00am

Alumna Yechel Gagnon exhibits plywood bas-reliefs and works on paper.

Venue & Address: 
Society of development for arts and culture of Longueuil 340 Rue St-Charles Ouest, Longueuil, Quebec

Fragments: recent collages

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 4:00am

Hand-torn pieces of tar paper, shaped and painted, find their way into woven collages, each a random arrangement, telling a story or prompting an image. Each one offers a filigree of colour, texture and structure, combining representation with abstraction. For alumnus Joseph Muscat they become a throwback to childhood memories of broken treasures restored, a parody on dreams waiting to be realized, and a metaphor of current events of matters on life and death.

Venue & Address: 
David Kaye Gallery 1092 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

38 at 888

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Elizabeth Russ, a graduate of OCAD, presents an exhibition of works by 38 members of the Café Society in her gallery, Gallery 888.


Jocelyn Ball
Sharon Barr
Luc Bihan
Linda Kristin Blix
Peter Bouffard
Heidi Burkhardt
Celine Cimon
Jennifer Cline
Irene Faiz
Gillian Fishman
Marina Hanacek
Karen Harkins
Annette Hansen
Ruth Hayes
Nell LaMarsh
Pat Leary
Charmaine Lurch-Gilmore
Carmen McCabe
Sheena Fraser McGoogan
Carolyn Megill
Ivan Miletic
Pam Mingo
Allan O'Marra
Marlene Pape
Christine Pensa
Patricia Riach
Linda Roy
Kate Ryan
Dianne Shackel
Jerry Silverberg
Marion Spanjerdt
Lucie Sparham
Joanna Strong
Marta Szalay
Verena Trautwein-Maranger
Charles Wakefield
Gerry Withey
Donna Volden

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 888 888 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario


work by Lewarne
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 4:00am to Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 4:00am

The importance of silence is best summarized by the African proverb, "Much silence makes a mighty noise." On the activity of silence, the Zen Masters say, "In that which speaks in silence, nothing is left out."

When we find ourselves in solitude we feel familiar and at home. One is no longer isolated by the verbal chatter of others, which feeds and organizes our daily lives, keeping the silence at bay. The best information in our Information Age is no information at all. Silence tells all. It is the gentle inner peace of the here and now. It is a mystery.

Venue & Address: 
Jadite Gallery 413 West 50th. Street, New York, New York

Working Title: Monique Mouton, Mina Totino & Sally Spath

Working Title
Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 2, 2008 - 4:00am

Working Title explores the ways in which these artists deal with the matter of painting. The elements with which the paintings are composed - including the size and direction of the brush marks, the visible layers of colour, the viscosity of the paint, the negotiation of the edges and the idiosyncrasies of format – are the subject of the work.

Spath’s paintings are a temporary and intuitive response to the site: the site being the space where they are exhibited. She uses standard sized vellum to create a composition in the space.

Venue & Address: 
Diaz Contemporary 100 Niagara Street, Toronto, Ontario