Nobuo Kuboto: Hokusai Revisited

Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 6:00am

Faculty of Art Associate Professor Diane Pugen has curated a retrospective of work by former OCAD faculty Nobuo Kubota.

Venue & Address: 
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery 72 Queen StreetCivic Centre, Oshawa, Ontario

Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 9:30pm

Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin is a festival presenting film, video, installation, net art, and concerts by 150 artists and filmmakers from all-over the world.

Professor Paulette Phillips will screen her film Marnie's Handbag (2008) at Centre Pompidou.


Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 5:00am

Loop Gallery in Toronto presents new work by Faculty of Art instructor J.J.Lee.

Venue & Address: 
J.J. Lee at Loop 1174 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Looking at Nature

Chinkok Tan
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 5:00am

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Art Centre presents an exhibition of paintings by Faculty of Art Professor Chinkok Tan.

When I began to paint over 40 years ago, the basic elements of art, as I view them, had not been established in books. Nor had I been taught them in a satisfactory manner.

Later, I discovered that it was because the elements themselves had not been understood or articulated in their simplest form. The basic elements of visual art should function much like musical scales do for the composer.
They establish a vocabulary by which the artist communicates. They provide a foundation that supports experimentation, enabling students/artists to create their subjects using a personalized style or technique. My strongest contribution as an artist and educator is that I have distilled the various elements of art, as I view them, into their purest expression, namely Shapes & Light Value.

Venue & Address: 
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Art Centre 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario

Profil Canadien

Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 4:00am

Espace 72 in Dison, Belgium presents an exhibition of work by Faculty of Art Professor Ginette Legaré & Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron.

Le profil de l’exposition, c’est l’exposition du profil de travaux faisant l’objet d’études 3D. Le repère initial est dicté par des objets ou attitudes qui s’inscrivent dans le bon ordre des choses.

L’individu se voit impliqué dans une prestation où sont pressentis les sens dans tous leurs états. Il y a ébauche d’action et de la fonction de profil. On y extrait là une composante selon une rotation ou une tangente sur l’objet 3D. On modélise de là une forme riche et de là une expression et la génération de phonèmes. On recrée une surface de vie avec ces points de contrôle en poly-surface. Il y a lieu d’écouter, de consentir et d’en parler pour en dire les méandres et sentir les nuances pour en mieux cerner le profil.

Venue & Address: 
Espace 72 rue de mont 72 - 4820, Dison, Belgium

Shipwreck Dreaming

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 4:00am

Wendy Cain is one of Canada's best printmaker/papermakers and is also the Chair of Printmaking at OCAD. This series of lithographs on handmade paper explores the artist's curiosity, juxtaposing classical images with objects of everyday life.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Northumberland 55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario


Sunday, June 8, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 5:00am

Edward Day Gallery is pleased to present a suite of new collograph prints on Kutorani #4 paper by Doug Guildford. The Off-shore Evidence series provides direct impressions of the artist’s crocheted colonies. Guildford states that his crocheted sculptural work "spills from an intuitive, obsessive place, and accommodates my need to task on an ongoing basis and is a means to contemplate, as I justify and record my life".
Guildford is an award-winning printmaker/installation artist who has exhibited his work extensively throughout North America and Europe including The Japan Foundation, Toronto, The Textile Museum, Toronto and the Toyota Gallery, Paris, France.

Venue & Address: 
Edward Day Gallery 952 Queen St. W., Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario
Email: Mary Sue Rankin or Kelly McCray

Launch: Solar Collector

Solar Collector
Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 12:30am

Come celebrate the summer solstice at the launch of the Solar Collector, a sculpture designed by artists Matt Gorbet, Susan LK Gorbe(both Instructors in the Faculty of Design) and their collaborator Rob Gorbet. Bring an evening picnic out to the grassy lawn under the apple trees, and enjoy live music to accompany the sculpture's performance.

In a collaboration between the community and the sun, Solar Collector gathers human expression and solar energy during the day, then brings them together each night in a performance of flowing light.

Twelve aluminum shafts rise from the grassy hill in front of the Waterloo Regional Operations Centre. Their graceful shape reflects the angles of the sun through the year. The tallest shaft is perpendicular to the sun at winter solstice, when the sun is low in the sky. The flattest shaft faces the high sun at summer solstice.

Each shaft has three sets of lights, along with three solar panels. During the day, the solar panels collect the sun's energy in a battery within each shaft. At the same time, the Solar Collector website collects light compositions -- patterns in light that are created by the community through a simple web interface.

Each night at dusk, a performance begins of all the compositions collected that day. The flowing waves of light are a visual reflection of the sine waves that describe the sun's movement through the sky.

When the day's patterns are through, the performance moves on to a series composed collaboratively from all the patterns ever created. The length of the performance is a reflection of the weather and the seasons, as the shafts use up their energy and fade out late in the evening, one by one.

Join us for an evening launch party & performance on June 21st, 8:30 pm (the sculpture comes to life at dusk at approximately 9:30 pm) at 100 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario.

Venue & Address: 
Waterloo Regional Operations Centre 100 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge, Ontario


M. White
Friday, June 13, 2008 - 4:00am to Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 4:00am

Michèle White’s Planet is a speculation on the surface of Venus as an allegorical site. Through series of explorations in wax, the orb and the crater as form contain both the possibility of presence and absence, of love and its loss. Extruding colours through feminine matrixes, the artist manufactures an imaginative realm, where science is reformulated through the female hand.

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

One Dimensional Space

Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 4:00am

Modern Fuel Artist-Run-Centre in Kingston presents the work of OCAD Faculty of Art instructor, June Pak, in a group show with 3 other artists titled "One Dimensional Space".
In One Dimensional Space, Modern Fuel presents the work of four artists, Melanie MacDonald (St. Catharines, ON), Leigh Mayoh (Ymir, BC), June Pak (Toronto, ON), and Kathleen Ritter (Vancouver, BC), offering the promise of other dimensions.

Making reference to Herbert Marcuse’s One Dimensional Man, the exhibition tests the thesis that the total administration of the life-world in capitalist society leads to the complacent consumption of a homogeneous culture.

June Pak is a visual artist who works closely with time-based and digital media. While her work utilizes the technological means, her subject matter deals with the human-ness in the multiple/fragmented existence of the Self. She teaches Time-Based Media and Interdisciplinary Studio courses at the University of Western Ontario in London and Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Modern Fuel Artist-Run-Centre 21A Queen Street, Kingston, Ontario