Glenn Chadwick

Glenn Chadwick
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 5:00am

A long awaited exhibition of recent paintings by Toronto artist Glenn Chadwick will be presented at Zilberschmuck Art &
Jewellery from October 14 to November 17 2007.
The paintings are a series of close examinations of the landscape encountered during travels and closer to home.
Glenn Chadwick graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1985 and recently returned to complete his degree (BFA 2007). For many years Glenn worked as an animation artist at
Nelvana Studios in Toronto and is also a well-respected jazz guitarist in Toronto. He currently teaches art and animation at Sheridan College in Oakville and Seneca College.
Zilberschmuck Art & Jewellery is located at 1852 Queen Street East (just west of Woodbine).

Venue & Address: 
Zilberschmuck Art & Jewellery 1852 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Flash Forward

Details from ( l to r ): Ice Fishing Two - Finn O'Hara, Backyard  Jan Letocha/Rii Schroer, Beyond the Runway - Landon Nordeman
Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 4:00am

Flash Forward is the Magenta Foundation's annual emerging photographers competition. Now in its third year, this compelling look at exciting new work from three countries brings to light the talent and promise of an exceptional group of photographers.

Flash Forward showcases the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that jurors have identified as having great potential. This small volume is essential for curators, collectors, advertising professionals and artists who wish to stay fully informed about up-and-coming photographers.

Includes work by OCAD alumni Darren Cerkownyk, Scott Chandler, Adrian Fish, Jaret Belliveau, I.M. Martinez, Jenna Edwards and Alysha Rajkumar, and OCAD Instructor Jennifer Long.

Hardcover, 7" x 9", 192 pages
190+ photographs, full colour throughout
ISBN # 978-0-9739739-2-1
Price: $30.00

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Flash Forward Book Launch

Details from ( l to r ): Ice Fishing Two - Finn O'Hara, Backyard - Jan Letocha/Rii Schroer, Beyond the Runway - Landon Nordeman
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 12:00am to Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 3:00am

Flash Forward is the Magenta Foundation's annual emerging photographers competition. Now in its third year, this compelling look at exciting new work from three countries brings to light the talent and promise of an exceptional group of photographers.

Flash Forward showcases the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that jurors have identified as having great potential. This small volume is essential for curators, collectors, advertising professionals and artists who wish to stay fully informed about up-and-coming photographers.

Includes work by OCAD alumni Darren Cerkownyk, Scott Chandler, Adrian Fish, Jaret Belliveau, I.M. Martinez, Jenna Edwards and Alysha Rajkumar, and OCAD Instructor Jennifer Long.

Hardcover, 7" x 9", 192 pages
190+ photographs, full colour throughout
ISBN # 978-0-9739739-2-1
Price: $30.00

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Connections: paintings by Shelley Beach

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 4:00am to Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 4:00am

The Workshop Gallery in Toronto presents new work by alumna Shelley Beach.

Venue & Address: 
The Workshop Gallery 1018 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Square Foot 2007

AWOL Gallery presents Square Foot 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007 - 4:00pm to Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 4:00pm

It is truly incredible when you walk in to the installation for the first time. There are so many pieces representing so many artists, and it's amazing how differently each individual artist has used their allotted space. There are so many variations of medium, materials, application, concept, and subject matter, it is somewhat overwhelming. But the longer you look, the more you start to detect common elements, themes and ideas that run like threads throughout the installation as a whole. It is a true visual representation of the sheer volume of diverse creative energy that is present throughout our community, and our city as a whole. With the presence of so many international artists that idea is not only limited to our city, but is a true representation of diverse global creative coexistence that equates an extremely unique visual art experience.'
Paul Robert Turner, Co-Founder & Co-Director of AWOL Gallery

Venue & Address: 
AWOL Gallery 100A Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Last Year's Winner

Fried 24 HRS by Gary Taxali.  Alkyd oils on plywood, 11 x 17.
Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 4:00am

Gary Taxali's work mixes vintage advertising vernacular with contemporary jest, simultaneously poking fun and embracing the sheer absurdness of human nature.
Taxali's original long forgotten characters are unearthed and altered through silkscreening, drawing and painting. The end result is an oddly nostalgic presence that evokes a disconcerting wit amongst layers of memory. The show also includes original collaborative art with musician pals Jad Fair, Aimee Mann and Danko Jones.
"The work of Gary Taxali takes a basically juvenile bibliophilic impulse - doodling in the leaves of borrowed books - to a more artistically sophisticated level. The books he appropriates aren't the precious kind one sees fashioned into delicate, romantic assemblage works but the thick, hardy sort that fill high school libraries and suffer the consequent abuse. He arranges their covers and pages in grids of varying sizes and embellished these grids with an entertaining cast of cartoonish characters, random words and phrases, and icons of one sort and another. There (sic) is an appealing sense of play, drawn from childhood but supported by a mature iconographic sensibility."
-Holly Myers, Art Critic, The Los Angeles Times

Venue & Address: 
Magic Pony 694 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
contact@magic-pony.com
Cost: 
Free

Grad Studies @ Nuit Blanche

Image of 'Human Heart' by Floria Sigismondi, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 4:00am

Among the hundreds of artists exhibiting throughout the streets for Nuit Blanche Toronto on October 1, 2016 from 7pm to 7am, are a collection of current and recent graduates of the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program.

Valerie Carew, Anna Kovler, and Garnet Willis (alumni) have work included in the Fly By Night exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St.). This exhibition “will showcase temporary installations with a particular focus on adaptive and ephemeral performance and installation.”

Current IAMD student Julian Majewski’s #TeeterTotter will be installed on the front lawn at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw St). Majewski’s “main interest in this project is how the #teetertotter encourages interaction while spreading a subtle yet powerful message towards celebrating DIY culture and aesthetic realization through recycling, repurposing, and scavenging.”

In addition, Michael Prokopow, Interim Dean, Graduate Studies is co-curator alongside Janine Marchessault of OBLIVION, one of the four city-produced exhibitions. Located in Nathan Phillips Square and City Hall there are three featured projects by Philip Beesley, Director X, and Floria Sigismondi (also an OCAD U alumni).

For more on Nuit Blanche Toronto @ OCAD U: http://www2.ocadu.ca/event/16321/nuit-blanche-toronto-at-ocad-university

For more on Valerie Carew’s work: http://valeriecarew.com/

and Anna Kovler’s work: http://annakovler.com/

and Garnet Willis’ work: http://www2.ocadu.ca/event/14071/garnet-willis-so-late-so-soon

and Julian Majewski’s work: http://www.arthappens.ca/

For more on the IAMD program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/interdisciplinary-masters-in-art-media-and-design.htm

 

Image: https://nbto.com/project.html?project_id=18

Holomentis: A Sculpture Installation by DF Graduate Student Marcus A. Gordon

Marcus A. Gordon and his sculpture: Holomentis
Computer rendering of neural activity
Creating the Holomentis shell using a mold
Holomenits shell side view
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 4:00am

Marcus A. Gordon, MFA Digital Futures (DF) Candidate, was tasked by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to collaborate with Cerebral Diagnostics and OCAD University’s PHASE Lab to create 3D neural imaging geometry, which lead to the production of a digital hologram of brain activity. Marcus’ inspiration came from a desire to create physical objects from his experience with digital technology. He refers to this process as digital physicality; where objects and structures that exist within our physical world are derived by digital means.

Holomentis is a sculpture representing Marcus’ interests in working with holography as a medium where digital is used in the production process. “I want to see more creations that intuitively occupy space but are driven by digital thinking. Holomentis is an example of this process, but what makes Holomentis unique, is it’s fusion of an acrylic sculpture with a digital hologram. Holomentis doesn’t require a digital technology tool for interaction, simply move around the Holomentis sculpture and experience its dimensionality,” says Marcus Gordon.

Holomentis was curated by Anda Kubis. Special thanks to Michael Page, John Kuisma, Natalie Logan, Steve Richards, Ashley Snook and Claudette Abrams.

More about the artist: www.marcusgordon.com

More about the Digital Futures Graduate Program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/digital-futures.htm

Gord Peteran: Re-Assembled History

Gord Peteran Re-Assembled History
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 2:00pm to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm

OCAD U Graduate Gord Peteran is an artist that operates on, in, or often near the territory of furniture. 

His work will be presented in the exhibit "re-assembled history" at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery from August 9 to October 1, with an opening reception and artist talk on August 13 from 1 PM to 3 PM. 

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"I suspect that our built environment is patterned after the subconscious. My work relies on excavating some of these "symptoms of life" from the kinds of space and objects we place between us and our architecture. The intimate domain of the home is a fertile landscape to draw from when assembling my ideas.  Furniture is often my subject, due to its close proximity to the body. 

Not being a fan of "new" I target the very old vices and virtues we harbour.

This exhibition will dig into the historically familiar, . . .to produce even more familiar things, sometimes difficult things we've seen many times but refuse to recognized.

Through a combination of overt re-pairs or subtle re-inventions my goal is to coax them back into the present visible." 

-Gord Peteran

 

Venue & Address: 
Agnes Jamieson Gallery 174-176 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden, ON. K0M 2K0
Website: 
http://mindenhills.ca/art-gallery/gallery-programming/
Cost: 
Members & Children under 10 - Free Centre-wide Admission, Section Admission - By Donation

Chromatic Festival

Image of a mirrored disk with lights and symbols
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 4:00am

Experience art in a unique environment featuring new and innovative creative work from Montreal and Toronto’s rising artists as well as from the intentionally renowned Daniel Iregui and Mike Pelletier. Combining innovative initiatives, new media, digital art installation, painting, video projection, street art, and music, Chromatic Toronto is in the city at Rally Ossington for a two-day event only!

Be part of the Chromatic Night on May 27 for a celebration of both burgeoning art scenes with DJ sets and a live mural painting, or experience the Chromatic Day in a family friendly atmosphere.

Venue & Address: 
Rally Ossington 12 Ossington Ave.
Website: 
http://www.chromatic.ca
Cost: 
CHROMATIC NIGHT Fri. May 27 7:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door CHROMATIC DAY Sat. May 28 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 door, free for children 12 and under

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