ENVELOPMENT(S): Paths Taken and Not Taken, IAMD First Year Exhibition

Poster for Development
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 9:00pm

Envelopment(s) invites viewers to contemplate the rigor and dynamic processes of artistic practice. The artworks included in this special exhibition, from the 1st year Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design cohort at OCAD University, reveal that intentionality in art-making often moves in more than one direction. Through the envelopment of artistic practice we summon new potentials and create opportunities to direct or redirect lines of investigation towards sometimes-unexpected resolutions.

Opening Reception: April 2, 7 to 10 p.m.

Featuring:
Esmaa Adam
Valerie Carew
Jay Irizawa
Wensi Li
Bindu Mehra
Amy Meleca
Yasemin Oncu
Ryan Pechnick
Eli Schwanz
Tamara Skubovius
Ashley Snook
Sandra Van Ruymbeke
Kimberley White
Jennifer Wigmore
Richard Williams
Garnet Willis w/ Max Streicher

Venue & Address: 
Robert Kananaj Gallery 172 St. Helen's Avenue, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.envelopment.ca/
Email: 
dbank@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 X4366
Cost: 
Free

Sea Change: Artworks from the Perspective of a Transracial Adoptee

Poster of An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 4:00am to Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:00am

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin

Opening Reception Friday April 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours: noon to 5 p.m.

Sea Change: Artworks from the Perspective of a Transracial Adoptee is the title of the thesis exhibition by IAMD MFA candidate Omar Badrin. Badrin, who was born in Malaysia but raised in Newfoundland, uses his own autobiography to explore race and cultural identity. His crocheted artworks act as signifiers for Newfoundland culture by referencing the province’s lively craft tradition. Badrin initially incorporated craft as a way of finding a sense of acceptance into said culture. Over the course of his art-making practice, however, he realized that the desire to belong is perpetual one, with no permanent resolution. As a result, rather than questioning where he belonged, Badrin decided it would be more productive to examine where he is now and to embrace this space as an Otherness.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
omarbadrin@gmail.com
Poster of An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Omar Badrin
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Engaging Ethnography: creative fieldwork in the everyday

Image of a roll of paper
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 4:00am

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Miranda Whist

Opening Reception Thursday April 9th from 6 to 10 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours: 2 to 8 p.m.

Engaging Ethnography attempts to address the everyday with a more fluid understanding of representation. By allowing the tacit and the intuitive to be components of anthropological research, my intent as artist-ethnographer is to communicate the affective and aesthetic nature of the everyday through more corporeal and visually explorative means.
This attempt to visualize the presence of the everyday has come in the form of audiovisual installations. Through projecting small-scale videos onto objects and spaces, Engaging Ethnography offers new (yet familiar) views of the everyday. I want to see how ethnographic consideration and artist engagement can craft a depiction of the everyday that speaks to its embodied, aesthetic and expressive qualities. Ultimately, these works are an attempt to convey a more experiential and perceptive form of communication; the goal being to highlight those understood or implied, yet not stated understandings that contribute to our awareness of the everyday.

Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace, 110-180 Shaw St. Toronto, Ontario. Room 109
Email: 
mirandawhist@gmail.com, mw13gm@student.ocadu.ca

Navigating Uncertainty

Wooden blocks with text
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:00am to Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:00am

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Lindsay Holton

Open Gallery Hours:
Tuesday March 24th from 12 -4 p.m. and
Thursday March 26th from 12 -4 p.m.

Uncertainty can be said to be one of the defining features of the modern era. There is a connection between this uncertainty and the anxiety the artist experiences because of living in the contemporary world. With a series of text-based drawings and installations, Navigating Uncertainty explores the implications of inhabiting an unpredictable universe

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
lh08ko@student.ocadu.ca
Wooden blocks with text
Keywords: 

Anthropomorphic Objects

Photograph of a woman controlling a life-sized marionette
Image of two people, one masked, facing each other
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 4:00am

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Ana Jofre

Opening Reception Thursday April 2, 6 to 9 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This thesis exhibition is the culmination of an exploration of the uncanny through sculptures that evoke the sensation of a living presence. My sculptures are based on the human form because I believe that figurative imagery constitutes a universal visual non-verbal vocabulary. Though they are human sized, the sculptures function as puppets in that they are posable and can be used for performance, but they are also robotic in that they have some autonomous motion and some reactive motion. Another goal, in addition to conveying the illusion of presence, is to convey character or personality in each sculpture. As such, the works can be described as life-sized puppet characters, and I was able to use these characters to create playful interactive experiences for viewers, experiences that hinged on the uncanny and the illusion of presence.

Venue & Address: 
OnSite [at] OCAD U, 230 Richmond St. W. Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
aj13mj@student.ocadu.ca, dreamsofrevolution@gmail.com
Keywords: 

Transmissions from the Technological Sublime

Image of a car's brake lights at night
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:00am to Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:00am

An OCAD U Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design Thesis Exhibition By: Michael Trommer

Opening Reception March 19, 7 to 10 p.m.

Regular Gallery Hours: noon to 5 p.m.

Transmissions from the Technological Sublime is an audio-video installation employing 3D animation and multi-channel sound in order to experiment with textured and durational evocations of acoustic and pictorial space. It is a recursive wandering through the darkened landscapes of the technological sublime – the urban conurbations, war machines and vast systems of production and communication that simultaneously seduce and terrify us.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Black Box, 49 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
mt13mm@student.ocadu.ca, michaeltrommer@gmail.com
Keywords: 

An Art Practice of Everyday Life

graphic image of intersecting shapes
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 4:00am to Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:00am

Reception March 26 - 5pm-9pm

Hours: 12pm - 5pm daily

2014 IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Trent Hunter

Please join the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Program and the Graduate Studies Department in celebrating the IAMD Thesis Exhibition of MFA candidate Trent Hunter.

Throughout spring and summer 2014 graduating candidates from OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program will present their thesis work in galleries across Toronto. These exhibitions explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary subject matter and media including, drawing & painting, video, performance, ceramics, printmaking, digital technology, sculpture and installation.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery 205 Richmond St West Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
<p><a href="mailto:arowe@ocadu.ca">arowe@ocadu.ca</a></p>
Phone: 
<p>(416) 977-6000 ext 436</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Go Hard Or Go Home

figures running through pink clouds
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 4:00am to Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00am

2014 IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Humboldt Magnussen

Please join the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Program and the Graduate Studies Department in celebrating the IAMD Thesis Exhibition of MFA candidate Humboldt Magnussen.

"Go Hard Or Go Home" is an exhibition containing Humboldt's recent work that reflects on own identity and understanding of traditional versions of masculinity displayed in sport. He has created sculptures, photos and performances that counter and subvert ideas of manliness. Through ornamentation and the insertion of his own own queer body into a hyper masculine context he attempts to expand existing notions of masculinity, into more inclusive ones.

Bio: Humboldt Magnussen is an emerging artist from Saskatchewan who is currently completing his Master’s of Fine Arts degree at OCAD University in the Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design Program. He completed his BFA with distinction at Concordia University, including a year abroad studying at the Malmo Art Academy in Sweden.
His exhibition history includes shows at the Hermitage Museum in Russia, the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, as well as Toronto’s Xpace Cultural Centre, where he currently works. He has performed as part of Regina's Queer City Cinema’s Performance Festival, Art Spin bicycle art tour, Art Now at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, and the 35th Rhubarb Festival.

Throughout spring and summer 2014 graduating candidates from OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program will present their thesis work in galleries across Toronto. These exhibitions explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary subject matter and media including, drawing & painting, video, performance, ceramics, printmaking, digital technology, sculpture and installation.

Image
Documentation of "We Are The Champions" interactive performance by Humboldt Magnussen
30 minute duration, July 2012
Photo By Priam Thomas

Venue & Address: 
Videofag, Kensington Market 187 Augusta Avenue Toronto, Ontario &nbsp;
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm
Email: 
arowe@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977-6000 ext 4366
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Visual Verses: From The Form of Spirit to the Spirit of Form*

Visual Verses: From The Form of Spirit to the Spirit of Form*
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 4:00am to Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 4:00am

Reception: Friday March 14, 6:30pm

Exhibition hours: 11:00am-5:30pm daily

2014 IAMD Thesis Exhibition by student name Rawa'a Adel Bakhsh

Please join the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Program and the Graduate Studies Department in celebrating the IAMD Thesis Exhibition of MFA candidate Rawa'a Adel Bakhsh.

Throughout spring and summer 2014 graduating candidates from OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program will present their thesis work in galleries across Toronto. These exhibitions explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary subject matter and media including, drawing & painting, video, performance, ceramics, printmaking, digital technology, sculpture and installation.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery 205 Richmond St West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm
Email: 
arowe@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977-6000 ext 4366 <p>&nbsp;</p>
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

abandoned homes and haunted houses

Image of an old house
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 4:00am to Monday, March 24, 2014 - 4:00am

Reception Sunday March 16, 1pm-7pm

2014 IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Brette Gabel

Please join the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Program and the Graduate Studies Department in celebrating the IAMD Thesis Exhibition of MFA Candidate Brette Gabel.

Throughout spring and summer 2014 graduating candidates from OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & Design (IAMD) program will present their thesis work in galleries across Toronto. These exhibitions explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary subject matter and media including, drawing & painting, video, performance, ceramics, printmaking, digital technology, sculpture and installation.

Brette Gabel is an interdisciplinary artist who currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Through the use of video and/or performance, and/or thread and/or fabric her work explores home hauntings, nightmares, the uncanny, weird feelings and bad jokes.

Exhibition Hours: 1:00 - 6:00 PM, daily

Venue & Address: 
2186 2186 Dundas St West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm
Email: 
arowe@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416 977-6000 ext 4366</p>
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

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