Public Presentation by Etienne Zack

Poster with Etienne Zack's name in white type against background of printed sheets of paper
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00pm


Contemporary Painting and Print Media, Faculty of Art, is proud to present a public presentation by Etienne Zack, recent paintings and and research practices.


Etienne Zack had his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Canada (with catalogue) in spring 2010. His work has also been shown in numerous solo exhibitions including Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England; Marina-Miranda, Madrid, Spain; Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada. Zack’s work was also been included in East International 2004 (selectors: Neo Rauch and Harry Gerb Lybke), Norwich, England; The Model, Sligo, Ireland; the National Gallery of Canada; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, United States; Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna, Austria, and was part of the 2008 Quebec Triennial at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Canada. 

In 2012, Etienne Zack’s was included in Oh, Canada, at Mass. MoCA, USA, the largest survey of Canadian art in the US. The Oh, Canada exhibition will be touring until 2015. 

Etienne Zack is the 2005 winner of the RBC Painting Competition, the 2008 City of Montreal's Pierre-Ayot prize and the recipient of the 2014 Emily Award in Vancouver, Canada. 

His work is collected by major institutions and museums, including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, National Fine Arts Museum of Quebec, Montreal Fine Arts Museum, Surrey Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum and The Model, Ireland. His work can also be found in corporate and private collections in the United States, Europe, Scandinavia and the UK. 

Etienne Zack’s work uses fictitious possibilities and historical moments that are staged into paintings that are reminiscent of fabricated environments. Each painting operates within its own systems and logic. A painting is made up of a succession of ideas that are performed using paint. In effect, the paintings function as a way to activate and pry open different pictorial, cultural, and historical forces in order to experience them yet again in unique ways. 

Etienne Zack lives and works in Los Angeles, USA since 2010. 





Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Auditorium 100 McCaul St.


Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:00am


OCAD U Faculty of Design instructor Jon Todd presents his latest show Outsider

Gallery: Hermann & Audrey. 1506 Dundas St West, Toronto, Ontario.
Date: October 16th– 26th, 2014
OUTSIDER, the latest exhibition by contemporary painter Jon Todd, will be on display for public viewing at Hermann & Audrey from October 16th - 26th, 2014.
Inspired by naïve artist values discovered in Central America, OUTSIDER is multi-layered
portraits adorned in symbolic imagery and presented in light box, lenticular installation, collage and mixed media. Jon Todd has revealed his artistic process by unveiling abstractions and expressed brush strokes within each of the pieces.

Venue & Address: 
Hermann & Audrey Gallery 1506 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario


Friday, October 17, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 5:00am


SHEA CHANG | INTRINSIC |Opening Reception

Referencing time lapse footage of growing plants, of underwater life forms in movement, this painting series aims to condense naturally existing forms and their movement into one image frame. Abstractions of feathers, jellyfish, tsunamis or overgrown foliage, these constructed forms describe the lapse between disparate natural environments and bring to focus what is inherent in all of nature.

ARTiculations | Earl Selkirk Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 12 - 5 PM

2928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8

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Please join us for the Opening Reception of "INTRINSIC" Friday October 17th 7-10pm.

Venue & Address: 
Earl Selkirk Gallery 2928 Dundas St. W. Toronto, Ontario

Scott Sawtell: There is a light that never goes out

Painting of an alligator hanging from vines.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 4:00am to Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 4:00am

Reception: Friday, June 13, 7 to 11 p.m. during art crawl)

OCAD U alumnus exhibition

B Contemporary presents their first solo exhibition of recent paintings by Scott Sawtell. Each painting in the series “there is a light that goes out” shows a majestic animal in situ, with flowers blooming from them.

The paintings are purposefully uncanny. The animals might be sleeping or they might be waking. They might be alive or they might be dead. The flowers might be growth or funereal flowers placed upon them. The animals could be metaphors for people, or they might just be animals. Sawtell’s goal is for them to exist in no particular space which allows the viewer to place them wherever they imagine.

About the Artist:
Scott has an M.F.A from the University of Waterloo and is a graduate of OCAD University. As well as maintaining a vital artistic career showing work across Canada and the United States, Scott has previously curated exhibitions for The Town of Newmarket, the City of Kitchener and Oakville Galleries. He also organized and participated in 60 Painters; an ambitious exhibiton of contemporary Canadian painting which was held at Humber College in May of 2012.

Scott Sawtell is also an art instructor at Brock University in St. Catharines, as well as Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. He previously taught at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario.

Image: Hidden Behind Moonlight. 2014. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas. 47 x 63.5 inches.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The second Friday of the Month (Art Crawl)
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 to 11 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
b contemporary 226 James Street Toronto, Ontario
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Friday, September 6, 2013 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 4:00am

Opening Reception, Friday September 6th, 6-9pm

Luke Painter

Luke Painter’s new solo exhibition, titled Rebound, investigates the dramatic and often-bizarre ways in which historical styles are translated through design and architecture practices. Investigating specific revivalist trends in his ink on paper works, Painter digs into Louis Comfort Tiffany’s resuscitation of medieval glass techniques in late 19th century commercial applications; the 1980’s filtering of Art Deco, Pop and Minimalism in the work of designer and architect Michael Graves; and the continual mutation of Gothic architecture in the 20th century. In his new body of work including ink drawings on paper and stained glass sculpture, Painter both references and re-contextualizes these chameleonic sources. Recent exhibitions of his work include numerous exhibitions throughout Toronto, Montreal, Par Nature at Bonneau-Samames Art Contemporain in Marseille, France (solo 2009), Pulse New York Art Fair (2009), Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (2009) and the Athina Art Fair in Greece (2009). Luke has received numerous research and artist grants from Hexagram/Concordia, Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. His work has been reviewed by many notable publications including: Canadian Art, Border Crossings, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post.

Visit Studio Beat at the link below to view a great studio visit with Luke Painter:



Venue & Address: 
LE Gallery 1183 Dundas St. W. Toronto, Ontario

A Place of Refreshment

A Place of Refreshment
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:00am to Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 5:00am

Opening reception with DJ Ad Run, October 17, 7-10 p.m.
Sign up for Movember 2013 on opening night and receive a reward!

New paintings by 2012 Illustration Medal Winner, Mark O'Brien

Pinched between reality and fantasy is a place where uncertainty is king. A place where being lost is the only way to see death, hope, luxury, anxiety and masculinity all making out with each other.

In support of Movember Canada. 100% of proceeds will be donated in funding men's heath initiatives.



Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario