Nick Sweetman: Digital Adaptations 

blue and red artwork
installation view of artwork Object Pop1
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 5:00am

Nick Sweetman's Digital Adapatations

January 2014

What are the qualities of a successful representation and how does it lead the viewer to interpret the image as plausible? The work in "Digital Adaptations" can be seen as an attempt to picture this process - as a pictorial metaphor for the role of individual visualization in seeing, interpreting and making representative images.

 

Each artwork in Digital Adaptations begins from an image - a photograph taken of the surface of a found object. Through various material translations, the picture is continued onto a new surface and extended beyond the boundaries of the photo into an imagined larger composition that incorporates the image seamlessly. How is plausibility achieved in representing beyond the limited field of the image?

 

One side of the gallery was arranged to display the objects I found, collected, examined, photographed, and elaborated upon during my thesis work. They were presented with didactic panels describing the object, as well as when, where and how each was found. Directly across from each object, on the opposite wall, was hung the mixed media artwork that it inspired, each one containing a photographic sample of the corresponding object’s surface.

 

The work drew on my interdisciplinary research completed in the IAMD program, which merged my painting practice and new material explorations with text-based research into aesthetic philosophy, art history, theories on cognition and the neurobiology of vision.

blue and red sculptural object

Congratulations to Katrina Tompkins

Katrina Tompkins - Cork / Corian Board - Paddle Cork, Corian
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

Katrina Tompkins, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program, is the 2015 recipient of the Kingcrafts/Lady Flavelle Scholarship awarded by Craft Ontario.

For full announcement/award details, please visit the Craft Ontario website: https://craftontario.com/exhibitions/online-gallery/awards-2015/katrina-...

 

More about the designer: tinselandsawdust.com

More about IAMD: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/interdisciplinary-masters...

Garnet Willis: SO LATE SO SOON

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 11:00pm

SO LATE SO SOON by Garnet Willis

An Interdisciplinary Art and Media Design MFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition Hours

April 12, 7-10pm

April 13-16, 12-7pm 

(Closed Thursday April 14)

Venue & Address: 
OCADU Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/OCADUgraduategallery/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Email: 
gw14la@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000
SO LATE SO SOON by Garnet Willis
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Valerie Carew: Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment

Body Coiling
Gall Bodies
Cocooning (Headpiece)
I Am A Wooly Aphid (Headpiece)
Moth Balls
In Private
Media Room Installation View
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:00pm

Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment
Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 18-25, open daily 12-5pm
Performaces on Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23 between 1-2pm

This thesis postulates contemporary domestic spaces as spheres which may be experienced as isolating and compartmentalized units, which enable forms of detachment and reenforce reclusive behaviour. As our global population rises, the construction of these zones continues to consume natural ecosystems. My work conceptualizes the home as a practise-led research site in which to investigate a mergence between the interior domestic realm and the outer natural world. Hand fabricated wearable textile forms express this interplay with the use of reclaimed household fabrics. These pieces are developed as hybrid forms which combine sensory isolation as a metaphor for reclusion, with biomimetic role-play featuring neighbouring organisms in fallow farm field ecosystems, which exhibit insulating behaviours similar to our human domestic versions. These objects become activated by means of embodiment and performance. This work is a practise in comparative dwelling which considers the implications of persistent housing development in southern Ontario, and describes an effort to navigate the constructed notions of the ideal nuclear home and family. It represents an ongoing endeavour to find emergence from social and environmental dissociative ways of being.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/OCADUgraduategallery/
Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment  Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition

Marina Fathalla - Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Marina Fathalla: Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes
March 28 - April 3
Opening Reception: Thursday March 31, 8-11pm

Un-registered Affects is an experimental project in search of alternative modalities of siting practices. It examines the un-registered, marginalized and ephemeral (flowering vs dormant vegetation, feelings, the passage of water) in the landscape. This meta-methodology views the land as an archive and archeological material.

Taking two peri-urban sites in Mississauga linked together by the Credit River, I engage in processes of archival mining and haptic history/geography. The Credit Indian Reserve (CIR) property line cuts through the site of my work titled "CIRiver." Merging distant and proximal histories, CIRiver places Aboriginal and ‘newcomer’ narratives into relation. Prior to development, the sites are under impending threat of erasure. The installation counters architectural clearing of place as a tabula rasa. I retain what escapes archival preservation via records of vegetation and topography to reconnect the body to the layered histories of land and location. 

Venue & Address: 
Whippersnapper Gallery, 594B Dundas St. West
Website: 
http://www.whippersnapper.ca/exhibitions/three-theses/
Email: 
mf13rm@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000
Marina Fathalla - Un-Registered Affects: Archiving Dormant Landscapes
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Yasemin Oncu: de•monstra•tion

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 9:00pm

Yasemin Oncu: de•monstra•tion
April 6-10, 1-5 PM daily
Opening Reception: April 6, 6-9 pm

The entry monster in The New Webster Dictionary reads as follows: ‘A plant or animal of abnormal structure or greatly different from the usual type; an animal exhibiting malformation in important parts; a person looked upon with horror on account of extraordinary crimes, deformity, or power to do harm; an imaginary creature, such as the sphinx, mermaid, etc.’ ‘Monster’ entered English in late medieval times from the old French term monstre, which in its turn originated from the Latin root monstrum. The Latin word is derived from the root of 'monere', which means ‘to warn.’ Related to this primary meaning, monere is thought to be also referring to ‘that which teaches’ or ‘that which instructs.’ The latter connotation forms the basis of the current English word 'demonstrate', which is used interchangeably with "to point out, indicate, show or prove."

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 50, 50 Gladstone Avenue
Website: 
http://www.yaseminoncu.com/
Email: 
yo14on@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000
exhibition postcard - de•monstra•tion
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Ashley Snook: Intraspeciation

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 2:30pm to Monday, April 18, 2016 - 8:30pm

Ashley Snook: Intraspeciation 
Gallery Hours: April 15 – 18, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Thesis Defense: Monday, April 18, 10:30 AM

Intraspeciation is an exhibition consisting of a body of artwork in support of my written Master’s thesis, titled Intraspeciation Within the Ontological Biosphere.

The works displayed in this exhibition investigate the intuitive connection between human and animal. Ideas of human animality are explored through the innate affinity for other living organisms seen in the concept of biophilia. By examining the relationships between human and nonhuman animals and vegetal/botanical life, my work considers a removal of barriers from preexisting dichotomies between species through notions of interconnectivity. This trajectory of biological exploration aims to establish intimacy and animalism between the human, animal and surrounding biosphere by the use of organic and synthetic material through sculpture, installation and drawing.

Venue & Address: 
Allan Gardens Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto
Website: 
http://ashleysnook.ca/
Email: 
as14qh@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000
Ashley Snook: Intraspeciation
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Robert Cram: To Ash: A Critical Landscape

Robert Cram: To Ash: A Critical Landscape
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 9:00pm

To Ash: A Critical Landscape
Exhibition hours: Friday April 22nd 10am - 5pm, Saturday April 23rd 7pm - 12pm, Sunday April 24th 10am - 5pm.
Opening Reception: Saturday April 23rd 7pm - 12am 

Robert Cram's IAMD MFA thesis exhibition explores the development of the critical landscape through art, design and literary practice. The show will feature the site-based work Ash. Theoretical and sculptural works overseen by Eldon Garnet and Paulette Phillips.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery, 52 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.rmcram.com/
Email: 
rc13oi@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000
Robert Cram: To Ash: A Critical Landscape
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Jennifer Wigmore: REFLEX

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 10:00pm

Jennifer Wigmore: REFLEX
April 9-16
12-6 PM daily (except for April 11 when the gallery will be closed from 2-5 PM)
Opening reception: Saturday, April 9th, 4 - 8pm

If you're going to teach spontaneity, you'll have to become spontaneous yourself. 

-  Keith Johnstone, Impro for Storytellers, 55.

Materials become scene partners in a maximalist process rooted in painting that enables reflexive exploration. Mis-tint house paint is a symbol of our detachment from materiality and of our avaricious consumption habits. Their hides are the skin of consumerism’s tailings. By collaging, sculpting, weaving and draping them, I allow these skins to embody materiality and explore the dimensions we ascribe to painting.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery, 52 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://jenniferwigmore.com/index.html
Email: 
jw12nl@student.ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000
Jennifer Wigmore: REFLEX
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Hello from Richmond 205

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 4:00am

Playfully, hello = hi = hey = how are you = what’s up = friends...

HELLO acknowledges that this is the first cohesive introduction of the 2015 /2016 MFA and MDES Interdisciplinary program’s work to the larger OCAD student body and faculty.
Initially considered to be a shout to attract attention, the word “hello” continues to grow in its potential to signify inclusivity as well as speak to the wonderful diversity of knowledge, skill sets, and perspectives represented through the work.
We invite you to engage with the show and then say “hello” so that we can continue the conversations that work to inform our evolving practices.

Written on behalf of IAMD first year cohort by
Jill Price (BFA 93, OT 2007, MFA 2017)

Exhibiting Artists and Designers

  • Fallon Andy
  • Carlina Chen
  • Tom Feiler
  • Quendrim Hoti
  • Karina Iskandarsjah
  • Iveta Karpathyova
  • Pascaline J. Knight
  • Max Lupo
  • Mariam Magsi
  • Annette Mangaard
  • Alexandra Majerus
  • Julian Majewski
  • Jill Price
  • David Constantino Salazar
  • Eli Schwanz
  • Samantha Sherer
  • Katrina Tompkins
  • Mel Worku

 

Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall - 100 McCaul
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/interdisciplinary-masters-in-art-media-and-design.htm
Cost: 
Free
Poster for 1st Year IAMD Student Exhibition Hello From Richmond 205

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