Paris, Now & Then / Paris Patterns by Robert Lear & Road Trip by Doug Martin

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 8:15pm

OCAD U Professor Robert Lear and Illustrator Doug Martin are putting on a show featuring their work that is being shown from October 23 - November 3, 2019. 

Wed-Fri : 12 - 4:30 pm

Sat-Sun: 12- 4:00 pm 

Venue & Address: 
Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto
Robert Lear - Paris Patterns
Robert Lear - Paris, Now & Then
Doug Martin - Road Trip

Derek Sullivan, Faculty of Art, presents: On Filling In

books with white covers scattered on the floor around a low laying structure
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 5:00am

Please join us for the opening on Thursday, 20 October from 6 to 8 p.m.

For his first exhibition with the gallery, Derek Sullivan presents new drawings completed while on residency in Paris. Although not specifically ‘about’ the city, they do gesture towards the activity of walking, marching, approaching—extended processes of encounter with a specific environment, at a particular time. Each drawing depicts a could-be book, not likely a would-be book. Books of technicolour shapes and patterns; books of men sculpted either in marble or through the act of sport; books of the stuff of metro tickets and scraps of paper that float from our hands to the street; books that form an index of time spent reading, looking, and considering.
For Sullivan books are tools, able to both find and possess functions outside the intent of author, designer, printer, binder, publisher, distributor, seller, reviewer, and reader. Therefore, along with a site-specific installation, this exhibition explores the before-life and after-life of books to shift the emphasis towards a book’s circumstances and away from its contents. For while books may be both literally and figuratively heavy, they are also flexible. Their meaning and physicality mutates over time to perform a variety of roles: whether spatially as objects that occupy our environments; emotionally and intellectually as things that organize and enrich our lives; or professionally as bearers of legitimacy.

For more information please contact the gallery or visit our website.

Venue & Address: 
Susan Hobbs Gallery 137 Tecumseth Street Toronto, Canada M6J 2H2
416 504 3699

Lyla Rye: The Home Show

lyla rye invite
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 4:00am

Video Appart is an exhibition where 52 artists show videos in 15 different apartments over 3 different weekends in Paris. Lyla Rye's piece, The Home Show, will be exhibited April 3-6 in
case you're flying in for a quick meal.


Derek Sullivan, Faculty of Art, showing "Choices, choices, choices"

Photo of a hand holding up an artwork
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 5:00am

Derek Sullivan

Choices, choices, choices
16.09.- 12.11.2016
vernissage le 16 septembre, 16-21h00
opening September 16, 4 - 9pm



6 rue Jouye-Rouve
FR-75020 Paris
Tel +33 (0)9 51 10 96 58

Mercredi - Samedi / Wednesday - Saturday / Quarta - Sábado
14h00 - 19h00 / 2 - 7pm /

Venue & Address: 
GALERIE EMMANUEL HERVE 6 rue Jouye-Rouve FR-75020 Paris

Rephotographing Marville's Paris: A Study of Urban Change

Before and after pictures of Paris Streets
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:30pm

Peter Sramek, Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices

Illustrated lecture

Urban change is inevitable, as is our ambivalence towards modernization and the possible loss of heritage which accompanies it. During the second half of the nineteenth-century, Paris was re-imagined and a structure of wide boulevards constructed to crisscross the network of older streets. It was Charles Marville's task to document in photographs what Georges Haussmann slated for demolition. In this illustrated lecture, photographer Peter Sramek discusses his process of revisiting Marville's sites to record the changes of the past 150 years and to speak with today's Parisians about how the city continues to change in some of its oldest neighborhoods. 

The exhibition Charles Marville Photographer of Paris, is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from January 27 to May 4.

Peter Sramek studied photography at MIT under Minor White and has taught at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto since 1976 where he is currently Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.

Sramek’s work incorporates silver photography, digital imaging, handmade books and video installation. His works are in many collections, notably the Musée Carnavalet (Paris), Toronto Archives, Art Gallery of Hamilton, National Library of Canada, the Allan Chasanoff Collection (NY) and MOMA (NY). Exhibitions of his rephotographic projects include the French Institute of Prague and Gallery 345 (Toronto). Recent group exhibitions include the Korean Cultural Centre, Beijing and the New Delhi Art Fair.

Sramek's black and white silver photography currently explores European historical sites incorporating rephotographic strategies, working from historical archives. Piercing Time: Paris after Marville and Atget 1865-2012 is based primarily on the Marville collection at the Musée Carnavalet and has been supported by a Google Research Award, as well as funding under the GRAND National Centres of Excellence Research Network (Graphics Animation and New Media). A book of this title has been released by Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press.

Photo: Charles Marville's view of Rue Tirechappe from 1865 (left), which was replaced by Rue du Pont Neuf as seen in Peter Sramek's photograph taken from the same spot in 2009.

Venue & Address: 
La Maison Française New York University 16 Washington Mews New York, New York  

Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 10:00pm

Book launch of photographs by Peter Sramek, Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices

Join the author, see the exhibition, pick-up the book. Get it signed.

The book Piercing Time presents a rephotographic project which has examined the archive of topographic photographs of Paris made by Charles Marville between 1865 and 1877, first under Georges Haussmann and then under the Third Republic. The book addresses photographic representation of urban history from a number of angles through essays by three authors and contains over 450 reproductions of photographs and maps.

During the month of November, the Paris photographs by Peter Sramek are on display in the Anniversary Gallery – which is off the Great Hall (pass through under Gord Peteran's entrance sculpture). If the room is locked, please ask at Security to be let in to see the work.

416 977 6000 x206



Venue & Address: 
Anniversary Gallery, Room 265 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Piercing Time: Paris After Marville and Atget 1865-2012 by Peter Sramek book cover with photo of a street in Paris