MIRROR DRAWING, featuring Anthea Black and Thea Yabut

two rows of accordion folded paper with shapes cut out
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, April 14, 2017 - 6:00pm


Anthea Black (Toronto)

Thea Yabut (Montreal)

Exhibition from March 17 to April 14, 2017
Opening Friday March 17, 6pm to 9pm
Artist Talk 7pm

Singularity is always already plural; individuals are at once unique in their differences and relational to others. Anthea Black and Thea Yabut create drawings, book works, prints, photographs, and composite films simultaneously together and individually, each mimicking the other’s movements and marks on the surface or page. This repetitive relationality has an allegory in pattern, which is a succession of singularities brought together and recapitulated in all directions. The uneven quality and weight of the lines registered in their Mirror Drawings allows difference and uncertainty to slip into repetition. The gesture of each artist is the same but the effect is not. Every movement contains its own possibility. Repetition and mirroring are processes that don’t disappear into the image; rather Black and Yabut’s images make these processes visible, registering the hands—the materiality—of the artists together and differently.  -Jen Kennedy

Anthea Black is a Canadian artist, writer, and cultural worker. Her studio works in print, textiles, performance and video have been exhibited in Canada, the US, and Europe and her writing has been published by Bordercrossings, No More Potlucks, Carleton University Art Gallery, TRUCK: Contemporary Art in Calgary, and FUSE Magazine. She is the co-editor of Craft on Demand: The New Politics of the Handmade, with Nicole Burisch. In 2012, she was Viola Frey Visiting Artist-Scholar at the California College of Art and is current faculty at OCAD University in Printmaking, Publications, and Art and Social Change.
Thea Yabut a Canadian visual artist primarily working in drawing. Her recent solo-exhibitions include, Latticework at Open Sesame (Kitchener-Waterloo), Striations Over the Lattice Site at Line Gallery (North Bay, ON), Lines of Necessity at McIntosh Gallery (London, ON), and two-person exhibition, LIVE FROM PATTERN HUT in collaboration with Anthea Black at Forest City Gallery (London, ON). She holds an MFA from The University of Western Ontario in 2013 and a BFA with Distinction from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2007. From 2013 to 2016 she worked as the Gallery Manager and Curator of DNA artspace in London, ON. She is currently based in Montreal, QC.

Exposition du 17 mars au 14 avril 2017
Vernissage Vendredi 17 mars, 18h à 21h
Présentation d'artiste 19h

La singularité est toujours plurielle; les individus sont à la fois uniques dans leurs différences et dans leurs relations avec les autres. Anthea Black et Thea Yabut créent des dessins, des livres, des gravures, des photographies et des films composites, simultanément et individuellement, chacune imitant les mouvements et les marques de l'autre sur la surface ou la page. Cette relation répétitive crée un motif allégorique, qui est une succession de singularités rassemblées et récapitulées dans toutes les directions. La qualité inégale et le poids des lignes enregistrées dans leurs Mirror Drawings permettent à la différence et à l'incertitude de se glisser dans la répétition. Le geste de chaque artiste est le même, mais l'effet ne l’est pas. Chaque mouvement contient sa propre possibilité. La répétition et l'effet de mirroir sont des processus qui ne disparaissent pas dans l'image; plutôt, les images de Black et Yabut rendent ces processus visibles, en enregistrant les mains - la matérialité - des artistes ensemble et différemment.

- Jen Kennedy

Anthea Black est une artiste canadienne, écrivaine et travailleuse culturelle. Ses oeuvres d’impression, de textile, de performance et de vidéo ont été exposées au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe et ses écrits ont été publiés par Bordercrossings, No More Potlucks, Carleton University Art Gallery, TRUCK: Contemporary Art in Calgary et FUSE. Elle est co-éditrice de Craft on Demand: The New Politics of the Handmade, avec Nicole Burisch. En 2012, elle a été invitée à titre d’artiste-chercheure dans le cadre du programme Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor du California College of Art et est actuellement professeur à l'Université OCAD en Printmaking, Publications, et en Art and Social Change.

Thea Yabut est une artiste visuelle canadienne travaillant principalement le dessin. Ses récentes expositions solos incluent Latticework à Open Sesame (Kitchener-Waterloo), Striations Over the Lattice Site à la Line Gallery (North Bay, ON), Lines of Necessity à la McIntosh Gallery (Londres, ON) et une exposition duo, LIVE FROM PATTERN HUT en collaboration avec Anthea Black à la Forest City Gallery (Londres, ON). Elle est titulaire d'un MFA de l'Université Western Ontario (2013) et d'un BFA avec distinction de l'Alberta College of Art and Design (2007). De 2013 à 2016, elle a travaillé comme galeriste et commissaire à la DNA artspace à London, ON. Elle est actuellement basée à Montréal, QC


Venue & Address: 
LA CENTRALE galerie Powerhouse 4296 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec

Working Title Press STUDENT Residency Program: Call for Applicants

Students working in Print studio
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

STUDENT Residency Program: Call for Applicants

Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Working Title Press (WTP), an initiative of the Publications & Printmaking Programs at OCAD University, is a multidisciplinary, in-studio, research-based residency for artists, faculty and students that draws upon the political territory of publication and the formal flexibility of print media to facilitate new knowledge creation and to extend ideas through strategic dissemination. WTP publishes and disseminates editions by faculty, students and artists-inresidence with a focus on collaborative publications, limited editions and artist’s multiples.  Within our versatile print and publications studios, participants have access to analog and digital reproduction technologies and to the expertise of a master printer (Nick Shick), two faculty project directors (Alison Judd and Shannon Gerard), and student assistants who help to guide multiple projects from planning, through production, to dissemination.

We are pleased to invite proposals for our Student Residency Program at Working Title Press to take place between July 17-28, 2017. The residency provides an opportunity to realize a creative project within the scope of our mission. Previous exposure to print media is an asset but is not required. Students from all University program areas are encouraged to apply; groups of students may also submit proposals for collaborative projects.

A jury will evaluate proposals considering the following criteria; the project’s artistic contribution to the field of publications / contemporary print media & the viability of the project within the given set limitations of the residency.

The successful applicant(s) will participate in a 2-week intensive residency to produce an edition of prints or a small publication in July 2017. The research and creation of new artwork will take place in OCAD University studios and will be supported by the Faculty Coordinators of Working Title Press, the Lead Printer and project interns, including student assistants.

Successful applicant(s) will receive an honourarium (up to $600, to be confirmed upon acceptance). All costs of production will be covered by WTP, within a set budget for materials (up to $500, to be confirmed upon acceptance). Editions produced are split 50 / 50 between the artist and WTP. Student Residents will give a public presentation of works produced in the form of an exhibition and artist talk in the Fall of 2017.

Residents will be available throughout the duration of the residency and participate in most stages of the project’s development and fulfillment. All printing and project co-ordination will be completed under the direction of the Lead Printer. We strive to achieve the highest technical standards while providing experiential learning opportunities for students.

To apply, or for more details, email the address listed to receive a ‘Project Description Form.’

Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Isaac Julien: Rethinking Space

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum and Images Festival, OCAD University Graduate Studies presents a public screening of "Isaac Julien: Rethinking Space". 

Isaac Julien is a multi-award winning British artist and filmmaker based in London. Many of his films, including the two screened, are immersive multi-screen experiences that reflect on the past and project the future, touching on themes of identity, diaspora, memory, and representation.

With support from Isaac Julien's studio, this event will feature two short films, Baltimore (2003) and Fantôme Afrique (2005), followed by a panel discussion.

Venue & Address: 
Room 190 (Auditorium), Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Rethinking Space image graphic

OCF: Taco Night

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The OCAD U Christian Fellowship invites you to bring Taco stuffings and friends and partake in Taco Night!

Affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the OCF cultivates spiritual growth and fosters community through prayer meetings, community meals, and art discussion groups. An affiliation with the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada allows members to participate in events such as retreats, seminars and conferences. Christian and non-Christian students, faculty and staff interested in participating amongst an OCAD U community of believers are welcome.


Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Taco Night poster

OCAD U Multi-Faith Space Opening

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

Student group Muslim Student Association at OCAD U (MSA) is hosting the opening of the University's new Multi-Faith Space!


> Genesis (Korean Christian Group)
> Muslim Student Association at OCAD U
> OCAD Mandarin Christian Campus Fellowship
> OCAD U Christian Fellowship
> OCAD U Jewish Club


Venue & Address: 
Room 657/Open Studio Space, Level 6, 100 McCaul Street

MSA: Nintendo 64 Night

Nintendo 64 logo
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Student group Muslim Student Association at OCAD U (MSA) invites you to join them for a Nintento 64 game night!

The OCAD U MSA is here to provide and facilitate for Muslims on campus. We’re here to raise awareness about Islam and maintain a peaceful prayer space for Muslims. All Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff are welcome. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS GROUP AND OTHERS: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 600, Level 6, 100 McCaul Street

MSA: Aga Khan Museum Trip

Image of front entrance, Aga Khan Museum
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Student group Muslim Student Association at OCAD U (MSA) invites you to join them on a trip to the Aga Khan Museum.

The OCAD U MSA is here to provide and facilitate for Muslims on campus. We’re here to raise awareness about Islam and maintain a peaceful prayer space for Muslims. All Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff are welcome. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS GROUP AND OTHERS: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

*Travel costs (transit) are being covered by OCAD Student Union. Admission to Museum is free after 4:00 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
77 Wynford Drive

Portraits - CONTACT Photography Festival

by Nino Ardizzi
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:00pm to Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Portraits is a group exhibition exploring portrait photography by OCAD U Continuing Studies students. It features a wide range of subject matter.

Please join us for the opening of Portraits on April 27, 2017 from 5-7pm at 285 Dundas Street West.

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery, 285 Dundas Street West
416-977-6000 x 2321

VERNACULAR: weekly meetings

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00pm

Stop in and attend our weekly meetings. All are welcome, regardless of writing experience!

Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:00 PM

Vernacular is a creative writing and publishing collective dedicated to poetry and other experimental approaches to language. We meet often to share prompts, new works, and develop our language-based practices. Curated works will be distributed through periodic publications, podcasts, and events. By fostering a community of writers, speakers, and signers, Vernacular provides a platform for linguistic agency and innovation.

Find out more about this student-run group and others: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 668, Level 6, 100 McCaul Street
Vernacular group poster

TERRA INCOGNITA: submission call

Thursday, February 16, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017

Terra Incognita can be defined as "an unknown territory, an unexplored country or field of knowledge". Artists may want to consider or reflect on the colonial historical narrative enforced through the celebration of Confederation. It is important to note that the exhibition will run concurrently with Canada's 150th anniversary.

This call is open to all Black, Indigenous, People of colour (BIPOC) students across the country!
The Indigenous Student Association (ISA) is looking for two-dimensional, three-dimensional and mixed media work for an exhibition that will run from July 6, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

Submission deadline: March 31, 2017.

All submissions must be made through Submittables: 
https://torontoartscape.submittable.com/submit/75958/call-for-submissions-terra-incognita and must include 3 to 5 images, a short biography and artist statement. For more details, see exhibition call poster or send us a message via Facebook or e-mail if you have any questions!

Please like and share widely and if you would like us to send you an image file so that you may print out the poster and display it at your institution please do not hesitate to send us a message.

We are so excited to share this with you, it is a long time coming! Please consider submitting!

The Indigenous Student Association (ISA) is a group of students from OCAD U who wish to create a positive, nurturing, and inclusive community. The ISA strives to collaborate and unify perspectives and thoughts, through our artworks, community involvement, and exhibitions. We are active within our communities individually, but by coming together in the IASA, we can contribute collectively and work towards a common goal.

Find out more about this and other OCAD U student-run groups: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Artscape's Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON
Terra Icognita poster