Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:30pm to Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
An exhibition featuring artists who have completed a Continuing Studies certificate at OCAD University.
The Office of Continuing Studies offers six certificates that provide formal recognition of completed qualifying courses. Students must complete five courses within three years to qualify for the certificates to qualify for the Digital Media Skills Certificate, Art and Design Studio Skills Certificate, Photography Studio Skills Certificate, Web Design and Development Skills Certificate, Theory and Criticism in Art and Design Certificate, or the Certificate in Business Skills for Creative Professionals.
Works in the exhibition include Paintings, Drawings, Photography, Digital Design, and Video.
Open Mon- Fri, 9am-5pm
Reception: Thursday, February 4th, 5:30 - 7pm
Venue & Address:
Office of Continuing Studies @ OCAD University
285 Dundas Street West
Not being able to travel out of the country for over a year has made road trips to local destinations a must. As much fun as those local trips have been, I still miss being able to visit our neighbours to the south to enjoy Bodega beers and supersized Big Macs.
Out of the Blue
A Sliver of River
Warm and Fuzzy
Over the past year I started digitally illustrating in a paper cutting-like style (using the app Procreate), as designing and creating art extensively improves my mood. I utilize colour, texture, and shading to achieve the effect of genuine paper cutting, which I have always loved for its dimensionality and tangible nature.
Sitting on a fold out chair in my snow pants, toque, and new hiking boots, muscles aching from a two-hour trudge through the woods, I was treated to this beautiful, tranquil view. Naomi helped me through a very difficult day, sharing her happy place with me, with love, compassion, and a socially distanced pot of tea.
When my career as a performing violinist was muted by the closure of concert halls, video unexpectedly became an important lifeline for my artistic practice. Filming in my small apartment and neighbourhood venues, I aimed to capture the curious attentiveness to space which came when the radius of my daily travels collapsed to a single point.
Kiran Sohi is a Toronto-based artist who works primarily with oil and acrylic paint on canvas. Her current practice encompasses landscape paintings in oil and abstract paintings in acrylic. She is also venturing into digital art and existential videos of nature that aim to explore existence perceived outside the self.
Playgrounds in a city are the best. But what if they are closed?! 2020 changed everything.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Ebru Winegard is a filmmaker, graphic designer, and visual artist. She earned her master's degree in digital and media art at Istanbul University. Ebru is now based in Toronto and works as a freelance graphic designer.
Artwork exploring the personal, with reflections and introspection that open a door to home life in its many different forms.
Featuring work from students in the School of Continuing Studies at OCAD U.
Hello to unspoken secrets, mixed media on canvas, 90cm x 66cm (a series of 9 artworks, each 30cm x 22cm), 2021
As Sadegh Hedayat says, “In life, there are certain sores that, like a canker, gnaw at the soul in solitude and diminish it.” The story of my private life begins when I remove the bandages stuck on my wounds.
My 2013 poetry collection, Professional Poetry, featured poems intended to speak to how private citizens/individuals in the US are viewed through the lens of their working identity (their “day” jobs). As a poet and artist, I found myself struggling to localize my place in this structure. I examined the commodification of poetry and the absurdity of “marketing” in this space. This poem was originally not included in the collection, but it seemed a fitting piece to illustrate the metaphorical tug between “contributing” (economic) member of society (consumer) and a waning citizen (unidentifiable in a petri of metrics and forced identity).
Combining my recent thoughts about personal reflection and using my identity as a third culture kid, I wanted to use two clichéd elements to represent my western and eastern culture. The decorative art of the frames and the exported image of Chinese porcelain serves as an exploration of the assemblage of narratives that interplay with my physical and mental landscapes.
Moon, wood, cast concrete and twine, 21” x 17” x variable length
The sculptural installation draws attention to the predominant theme of balance to show many independent objects can work together to produce a functioning whole; one that could not exist if even one segment was missing. This method of precariousness balance allows for objects that appear sturdy from materialistic description to become delicate while commenting further on form and function.
Otino Corsano’s Ocean Course Films presents “Rosso” at Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto
496 Huron Street, Toronto from September 4 to October 2, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm.
Contact Adalgisa Rosmini, Events & Communications, email@example.com, for more information.
“Rosso” is an exhibition comprising an HD video installation attempting to evidence a contemporary passion still lingering from the 1982 FIFA World Cup on an international, local and personal level. It could be argued this signature sporting event initiated the notion of Toronto as a world-class city. The project was directed by New Genres artist and OCAD U Continuing Studies instructor Otino Corsano for Ocean Course Films, a collaborative entity he established, comprised of a specialized core production team.
The imagery focusses on a tapestry of Southern Ontario environments in order to present a narrative delineating the influence of a specifically Italian natured globalism on Canadian soil. A new contemporary aesthetic is presented, reflecting the earlier eighties fusion of Italian and Canadian cultures and how this melding has activated poignant perspectives and discourses on immigration, diaspora and multiculturalism.
Composer John Mark Sherlock orchestrated the musical soundtracks for each of the three chapters featured in “Rosso”. The video also features an Italian narrator, played by voice actor Alex Martinelli, reflecting poetically on various stages of his life in three cyclical chapters. The first chapter traces his first memories as a youth hearing the voice of his father as if in a waking dream. The second chapter weaves a romantic narrative from seemingly unrelated location imagery - vineyard, autobody shop, factory and sports fields. The final third chapter concludes with an optimistic view of national unity paradoxically built from both a highly personal vision and a global mosaic of perspectives.
Otino Corsano is an international New Genres artist who established Ocean Course Films as an umbrella entity for the artwork he produces in collaboration with a selected core team. He has taught at the University of Toronto and continues to teach at OCAD University in Canada.
Composer John Mark Sherlock has built the moving soundtrack for “Rosso”. Sherlock’s works have been played by many of Canada’s finest performers and ensembles including Arraymusic, the Burdocks, Critical Band, The Ergo Ensemble, Eve Egoyan, Linda Catlin Smith, Stephen Clarke, and Ensemble KORE.
Special thanks to Alessandro Ruggera, editor Jeff Hamill, Alexandra Landon Richardson, Manuel De Luca, R. Ferri Automotive, European Auto Body, J.R. Martino, Budds’ Group of Companies, and The York School. “Rosso” is lovingly dedicated to Otino Corsano Sr.
For professionals who want to learn how design can be used as a tool to create social change, this 10-day international course is for you. Learn to apply design thinking and the participatory design process to co-create solutions to challenges faced by local residents in Quepos, Costa Rica.
February 15 to 25, 2019 in Quepos, Costa Rica
Online course with a 10-day field immersion experience in Costa Rica Instructor: Sarah Tranum, MDes
This unique course, offered by OCAD University, is an opportunity for students to delve into the world of social innovation design while travelling abroad to beautiful Quepos, Costa Rica, for 10 days. Through direct community engagement, students will use design thinking and the participatory design process to co-create solutions to challenges faced by local residents. Revenue from this course will go to support undergraduate students in a similar credit course abroad from the Faculty of Design at OCAD University.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
Nino Ardizzi, Lori Beckstead, Myra Burney, Kevin Cherry, Gerardo Correa, Prerana Das, Sylvia Galbraith, Anne Hanrahan, Megan Irwin, Caroline Scott-Charles, John Severino, Ann Marie Stasiuk, Karin Tang, Stephanie Thompson, Aina Tilups, Bahar Toussi