James Maxwell

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, James Maxwell has been working as an artist and operating Maxwell Design since 1985. Though working primarily in a variety of metals, his work also includes the use of wood, glass and found objects. James has been commisioned to make many diverse works for private and public space, from sculpture to residential furniture and architectural details including railings and gates. His designs have been featured in numerous publications such as Canadian House and Home, and Better Homes and Gardens. 


Metal Arts Guild of Canada AGM & Weekend Workshop

MAG AGM, Workshop
Friday, October 3, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 4:00am

The Metal Arts Guild (MAG) is the member-based organization for silversmiths, jewellers and metal artists in Canada. Since 1946, this non-profit organization has been committed to encouraging the appreciation of Metal Arts through the exchange of information and ideas.

Come to MAG's 2008 Annual General Meeting! Find out what we're planning for the 2008-2009 season. Our AGM 2008 speaker, Jeff de Boer, will talk about "Life on the Outside": his career and his thoughts on contemporary art and craft.

Jeff teaches at the Alberta College of Craft and Design, and has an extraordinary body of inventive, imaginative work – from samurai armour for cats and medieval armour for mice, to 'steam punk'-inspired sculpture and personal objects.

Chasing and Repoussé Workshop with Jeff DeBoer
Our first event of the 2008-09 Program year is a chasing and repoussé workshop, taught by the renowned Calgary-based metalsmith Jeff de Boer. Jeff has an international reputation for his samurai and medieval armour for cats and mice, Jules Verne-inspired 'rocket' lamps and exquisite abstract works. Registration is $120; to register visit https://metalarts.wufoo.com/forms/program-registration/

Venue & Address: 
Rm 240 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
contact program@metalartsguild.ca

Mixed Metal/Media Objects

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 5:00am to Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 5:00am

Includes work by Anne Barros, alumna Suzanne Carlsen, Shelley Gaffe, Andrew Goss, Vivienne Jones, Barbara Klunder, Van McKenzie and Lily Yung.

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

James Maxwell, Art Exhibit

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:15pm to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:15am

Sessional Instructor, James Maxwell is an artist who works primarily in metal.

"This show presents a body of work that attempts to mediate the confrontation between object and representation. Objects flattened, and drawings expanded, as governed by the application of systems, are executed in steel and corrugated cardboard. I employ systems as a way to lose my self during the creative process in order to allow another self to surface and work unimpeded" - James Maxwell 


Venue & Address: 
1351 Queen Street West, Toronto
James Maxwell poster with examples of his metalwork

Pedro Reyes: Humour as Agent

Image of a metal stringed instrument
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Faculty of Art of OCAD U is pleased to present a public talk by artist Pedro Reyes, the university’s 2014 Nomadic Resident.

In 2008, Reyes initiated the ongoing Palas por Pistolas where 1,527 guns were collected in Mexico through a voluntary donation campaign to produce the same number of shovels to plant 1,527 trees. This led to Disarm (2012), where 6,700 weapons were transformed into a series of musical instruments. In 2011, Reyes initiated Sanatorium, a transient clinic that provides short unexpected treatments mixing art and psychology. Originally commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Sanatorium has been in operation at Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); and The Power Plant, Toronto (2014). Reyes lives and works in Mexico City.

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University

Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.

Image: Disarm (Violin), 2013, Metal, Approx dimensions: 67 x 23 x 13 cm, Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, London

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Auditorium, Room 190 100 McCaul Street

Material Innovation Centre - Lunch & Learn

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 5:30pm

Make it Metal -- Dave & Ryan Peters; February 3rd Room 530 12:30 pm

The Material Innovation Centre will host a Lunch & Learn

Make It Metal - Dave & Ryan Peters
Come and hear about this versatile product that transforms surfaces to have the look and feel of solid metal.

Venue & Address: 
Room 530 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario