Artist and Curator's Exhibition Tour: T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:30pm

Artist and Curator's Exhibition Tour
Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Join T.M. Glass and Francisco Alvarez for a tour of T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers, while they discuss the artist’s process, interest in flowers and travels to international museums and gardens.

 

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.

T.M. Glass is a digital artist based in Toronto, whose practice explores the historical, technological, and aesthetic conditions of photography to stretch it beyond its traditional definition. The works have been showcased in multiple solo exhibitions and held in private collections in the Canada, the United States, Britain, France, and Australia. Glass turned to photography as the primary mode of production after studying sculpture at the Ontario College of Art and Design and pursuing a distinguished career in writing and production for film and television. Glass uses rapidly advancing digital technology to celebrate the beauty of nature.

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: T.M. Glass, Hydrangeas in a Dutch Tulipière, 2017, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 58" x 58". Courtesy of the artist.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
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Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
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Cost: 
Free
T.M. Glass, Hydrangeas in a Dutch Tulipière, 2017, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 58" x 58".

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Noon to 4 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Onsite Gallery is pleased to participate in the annual international event, Slow Art Day.

What is Slow Art Day?
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. For more info, visit Slow Art Day's website here.

What is happening at Onsite Gallery for Slow Art Day
Every hour on the hour (12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.), one artwork in our current exhibition, How to Breathe Forever, will be selected for focused viewing. Visitors will take 10 minutes to view the chosen artwork, which will be immediately followed by a group discussion led by one of our gallery staff members.

All are welcome to join the conversation!

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others  ̶including the ‘natural’ world  ̶as active and reciprocal. The exhibition invites you to consider an expanded personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with living things.

 

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.

Installation view: How to Breathe Forever, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Installation view: How to Breathe Forever, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Storytelling Night: Stories That Connect Us

Stories of Ours
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30pm

Stories That Connect Us
Co-presented by Stories of Ours

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Join us for an event where storytellers will share true stories inspired by the themes in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. Featuring exhibiting artist Flora Weistche, who will share the story behind the creation of her work, My Grandmother's Garden.

Also featuring stories from: Sienna Jeffers, Micaela Kong, Ella Qi and Kanwal Rahim.

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others  ̶including the ‘natural’ world  ̶as active and reciprocal. The exhibition invites you to consider an expanded personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with living things.

 

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.

 

Stories of Ours is a grassroots project based in Toronto that aims to deepen community, invite solidarity, and challenge dominant narratives through intentional acts of storytelling and creative arts. Through the power of storytelling, Stories of Ours bridges divides not only between people, but between movements. By sharing diverse, non-normative stories we challenge stereotypes and begin to eradicate the conditions for racism and oppression to exist, as well as creating spaces for people to reclaim and shape their own narratives. 

 

Image: Flora Weistche, My Grandmother’s Garden – Nuuhkim Unihtaauchihchikan, 2018, hide of the artist’s father’s last hunted Caribou, glass beads, thread, wood, 62.75” x 50.75” x 2” unframed. Installation view: How to Breathe Forever, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Flora Weistche, My Grandmother’s Garden – Nuuhkim Unihtaauchihchikan, 2018, hide of the artist’s father’s last hunted Car

Curator’s Tour and Neighbourhood Walk

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Curator's Tour and Neighbourhood Walk
Saturday, April 13. 2019
2 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Guided tour of the exhibition followed by a neighbourhood walk to meet local air, animals, land, plants and water

Lisa Deanne Smith, curator of How to Breathe Forever, will guide visitors through a tour of the exhibition, followed by a 30-45 minute walk in the local vicinity, paying special attention and attempting to shift perspectives of how to observe and respect local air, animals, land, plants and water.

Tour begins and ends at Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Light refreshments will be provided

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others  ̶including the ‘natural’ world  ̶as active and reciprocal. The exhibition invites you to consider an expanded personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with living things.

 

Lisa Deanne Smith is the curator of Onsite Gallery at OCAD University. Her practice includes curating, writing, community events and art that explore issues of voice, experience and power. Recent curatorial projects include How to Breathe Forever, The Sunshine Eaters, Objects for Listening: Cheryl Pope; Ads for People: Selling Ethics in the Digital Age and I Wonder: Marian Bantjes. She has previously held positions at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Gallery 44 and the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers. Selected exhibitions of her work include White Columns (NY), The New Museum (NY) and Mercer Union (Toronto). She earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1995 and an AOCA from OCAD University, 1993.

 

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.

 

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Curator’s Tour and Neighbourhood Walk

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