The Illustrator's Process - 6th Floor Display Case

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30am

This month features the work of Jon Todd. Jon is an internationally recognized artist and illustrator working in a wide variety of mediums. As he creates his work he deliberately breaks from the standard process and rules associated with various media. This display looks at a number of different techniques and processes that Jon uses to create his innovative work.


Jon's work will be on view until November 20th. 

OCADU Illustration Podcast - episode 2

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:30pm

The OCADU Illustration Podcast (our working title) is a joint initiative of OCADU Illustration instructors Lauchie Reid and Christina Sealey. Through studio visits and free-form conversations with faculty members and alumni of the university’s program, the podcast aims to illuminate and familiarize our listeners with the ins and outs of the illustration industry, the realities and challenges of studio and professional practices, and a more casual insight into best practices and the personalities of some of Canada’s best illustrators.


For our second episode, we join Assistant Professor Jon Todd and thesis instructor Shea Chang in their studio.

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to Monday, November 23, 2015 - 10:00pm

Rally is a group exhibition made up of newly created works and treasures from Yves Laroche’s Gallery vault. It’s the second art show to be hosted at 12 Ossington, a new meeting place and rallying ground for Toronto’s growing creatives and innovators. The show will run from November 6 to 23, 2015

Following a sold out first exhibition at 12 Ossington that welcomed Chicago’s Hebru Brantley for Coffee Makes you Black, a 22 piece show, artist residency and outdoor mural work, comes Rally - a curated show for Toronto by artist Jon Todd, Yves Laroche Gallery and Hermann & Audrey. It’s a showcase of some of their favourite contemporaries and a rare access to Yves Laroche’s vault.

“I was a bit selfish. For Rally I decided to choose my favourite works from artists that I have respected and admired for many years, and in some cases requested new pieces” says Jon Todd, Toronto based mixed media artist and leading curator for this show. “Across geography, these artists share a similar illustrative upbringing and at times draw from similar motivations and inspirations. This is a collection that brings international game-changers and vaulted works to Toronto’s consciousness, a rare occasion.”

The group of artists from across the globe, from Brooklyn, to Berlin, to Paris, to Montreal and Toronto, share a common ground as image storytellers and execute with hyper-rendered detail, folky and at times absurdist sensibilities, all while sharing a fine art focus rooted in illustration. A style of artistic expression that was once regarded as low brow in comparison to museum works, has in recent years emerged with momentum into the contemporary art market, capturing imaginations and paving the way for a new, more inclusive, collector segment.

Art lovers will get to see works from international leading artists’ Jon Todd, Beau Stanton, Gary Taxali, Jean Labourdette, Max Wyse, Lauchie Reid, Marco Wagner, Shea Chang, Other, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo and Miss Van. They will also benefit from the opportunity to purchase a rare collection of artwork that has not been shown together before.

Media preview is being held on Friday, November 6 from 4-6pm, with the public opening from 6-9 pm. The exhibition will run from November 6 to 23, 2015 at 12 Ossington, Toronto, from Monday through Friday, 12-5pm and by appointment by contacting Free admission to show.

Venue & Address: 
Yves Laroche's Gallery vault. 12 ossington