Complexity versus Simplicity: Historic Influences on the Contemporary Work of T.M. Glass
Thursday, August 8, 2019
199 Richmond St. West
Free event as part of Onsite Gallery's public event program for T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.
Jennifer Franks will discuss the pendulum swing between complexity and simplicity throughout art history, while highlighting the historic influences in the contemporary work of T.M. Glass.
Jennifer Franks is an art historian specializing in Decorative Arts, specifically Ceramics and Glass (1600 to present), with a MA in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies via Parsons, The New School for Design (New York). She has worked for Christie’s (New York), Waddesdon Manor (Buckinghamshire, UK) on behalf the National Trust and Rothschild estate, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among other leading art institutions as museum Researcher, Chief Curator, and Executive Director.
T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019
Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries
T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.
Image: Installation view: T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.