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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:00pm to Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

A Riveder le Stelle

Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean Curated by Heather Nicol

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 22nd from 6–8 pm
Show: January 22 -- February 22, 2015

TYPOLOGY is thrilled to announce the launch of our guest curating program with the two person exhibition, A Riveder le Stelle. Featuring rarely seen works on paper by the late New York painter Mary Hambleton, and a video installation by Toronto-based Sara MacLean (OCAD U MFA '13), the exhibition is curated by interdisciplinary artist and independent curator Heather Nicol (OCAD U MFA '13).

Taking its name from the final line of Dante’s Inferno (1314), A Riveder le Stelle, “to gaze once more upon the stars,” is conceived as a virtual conversation between two artists, separated by time, place, and practice, whose work nevertheless manifests striking formal and conceptual correspondences. Among the many such convergences are a mutual interest in the body, the scientific gaze (particularly as it relates to diagnostic medicine), relationships between the infinitesimal and the celestial, and the sense of wonder such scrutiny engenders.
About the Curator and Artists

Toronto-based guest curator Heather Nicol received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts (NY), MA in art education from NYU, and interdisciplinary MFA from OCADU. Her curatorial projects often engage conditions specific to decommissioned and repurposed sites, and have fostered opportunities for large groups of artists working across a wide range of disciplines.

Mary Hambleton (1952–2009) was based in Brooklyn and exhibited her work in the US and abroad at venues including Leslie Heller Gallery, Littlejohn Contemporary, and Pamela Auchincloss Gallery (New York), and the Machida City Museum (Tokyo). Her many honours include the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial, Adolph Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and two Pollock-Krasner awards.

Toronto-based OCAD U Alum Sara MacLean (b. 1974) employs embodied camera techniques, darkroom experiments, sculpture, and set design to create subtly choreographed encounters with her time-based media projections. She has exhibited in North America, Europe, and Asia at festivals and venues including Anthology Film Archives (New York) and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

TYPOLOGY is a not-for-profit project space devoted to curatorial and artistic experimentation in the production of exhibitions, editions, and related events.

Providing opportunities for independent curators and participating artists to mount fully realized exhibitions within a critical framework, TYPOLOGY seeks to build curatorial community and resources for the exchange of ideas on art and exhibition-making as a way to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life.

For more information and submission guidelines for artists and curators, please visit www.typology.ca. Subscribe to our blog for updates and invites to future exhibitions and events atwww.typology.ca/blog

Venue & Address: 
No. 302 -- Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto | Ontario | M6J 2W5 Gallery / Office Hours When exhibitions are on, our hours are Thursdays 5–8 pm, Fridays + Sundays 12–5 pm, and by appointment.
647 930 6930

Insite Exhibition Tour: No Dull Affairs

Image: Karen Lofgren, Stabilizer #1, 2012
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:30pm

Presented by Onsite [at] OCAD U gallery

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 19, 6 to 10 p.m.


Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m.
Artists panel with Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Curator’s Tour with Lisa Deanne Smith

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Exhibition Tour with Lucas Soi, Director/Curator at Soi Fischer

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
Insite Exhibition Tour with Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean, OCAD University’s Faculty of Art

Balls out confidence is needed to make art work an aesthetic event. In saying “balls out,” Curator Lisa Deanne Smith isn’t referring to a macho practice, but to the origin of “balls out” which refers to running a steam engine train at maximum speed via a governor or a speed limiter — when going full out without crashing, the balls rise to the top. It is this kind of confidence and balance found in the work of artists Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald in No Dull Affairs. The relationships they create with their materials, site and audience are bold.

All of the work in No Dull Affairs references historical predecessors, seduces with craftsmanship and ultimately includes the viewer in its completion, creating a moment difficult to pin down with language without making it disappear — a balls out balancing act.

Karen Lofgren is a Toronto-born Los Angeles-based artist who received her MFA from CalArts and an AOCAD from OCAD University. Solo exhibitions include Machine Project, Pitzer Art Galleries, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, royale projects : contempoarary art and Armory Center for the Arts. Group exhibitions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, High Desert Test Sites and Human Resources for Pacific Standard Time. Her work has been featured in Artforum critic’s picks, LA Weekly, and the LA Times, as well as books, catalogues, and album covers. Awards include Canada Council for the Arts and Durfee Foundation grants.

Vanessa Maltese lives and works in Toronto and holds a BFA from OCAD University. The National Winner in the 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, she has presented two solo exhibitions at Toronto's Erin Stump Projects. Maltese will soon be exhibiting in a group show at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver.

Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist living in New York. Her work was featured in a 2013 radio documentary by Paul Kennedy on CBC's Ideas, titled Valley of the Deer; has been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Art Papers, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and Border Crossings; and appears in several books including Better Off Dead edited by Sarah Juliet Lauro. In 2012 she represented Canada at the Glenfiddich international residency in Dufftown, Scotland.

Lisa Deanne Smith is engaged in a cultural practice that moves between multiple mediums — art, events, curation, writing and arts administration — exploring issues of voice, experience and power. Recent curatorial projects at Onsite [at] OCAD University include Ads for People: Selling Ethics in the Digital Age and I Wonder by Marian Bantjes.

Presented with support from Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whiskey.

Thanks to Andy Fairgrieve at Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence and Beth-Anne Thomas at William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd; Rick Royale at royale projects : contemporary art; Erin Stump at Erin Stump Projects; the Onsite Advisory Board chaired by Michael Haddad; Lucas Soi at Soi Fischer; Vladimir Spicanovic at OCAD U; Erin Smithies; Rouzbeh Akhbari and especially the artists: Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese and Jillian McDonald.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

Admission to the gallery and all related events is free.

Image: Karen Lofgren, Stabilizer #1, 2012


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Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD U 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario