Off-shore

Sunday, June 8, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 5:00am

Edward Day Gallery is pleased to present a suite of new collograph prints on Kutorani #4 paper by Doug Guildford. The Off-shore Evidence series provides direct impressions of the artist’s crocheted colonies. Guildford states that his crocheted sculptural work "spills from an intuitive, obsessive place, and accommodates my need to task on an ongoing basis and is a means to contemplate, as I justify and record my life".
Guildford is an award-winning printmaker/installation artist who has exhibited his work extensively throughout North America and Europe including The Japan Foundation, Toronto, The Textile Museum, Toronto and the Toyota Gallery, Paris, France.

Venue & Address: 
Edward Day Gallery 952 Queen St. W., Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
eddaygal.toronto@sympatico.ca Mary Sue Rankin or Kelly McCray
Cost: 
Free

Spotlight on Ontario Artist: George A. Walker

Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Porquipines Quill is pleased to invite you to engage and learn more about the arcane craft of wood engraving with artist and OCAD printmaking instructor, George A. Walker. There will be an open studio, demonstration and artist's print sales. Book signing for Images from the Neocerebellum: The Wood Engravings of George A. Walker, shortlisted for a 2008 Independent Public Book Award.

Venue & Address: 
The Porqupines Quill 68 Main Steet, Erin, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Estisol Workshop with Mark Bovey

Etisol
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 1:00pm

On Tuesday, April 22, the Printmaking program at OCAD is conducting a workshop on the introduction of a new vegetable-based cleaning agent, Estisol, to replace the use of the traditional solvents currently in use. The introduction of Estisol at OCAD is a significant step in the "greening" of the Printmaking program.

Mark Bovey, Assistant Professor of Art, NSCAD University will be leading the workshop for all Printmaking Faculty and support staff. This initiative is supported in part by the office of the Vice-President Academic.

Venue & Address: 
Printmaking, Level 3, Nora E. Vaughan Wing 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Shannon Gerard: Playing Doctor

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Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:00am

Open Studio in Toronto presents work by Printmaking Instructor Shannon Gerard, bringing together components of her multimedia project, Boobs & Dinks: Early Detection Kits.

Venue & Address: 
Open Studio 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Natural Born Printers

Natural Born Printers
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 4:00am

They were born to print, or so the story goes. You've seen the blood. Now come see the people who did it. Fresh out of OCAD's Printmaking program, the 2008 thesis group will demonstrate that prints are more than just pretty pictures. Have a glass of wine and view the evidence on the wall.

Seventeen printmakers seek to make their mark on your imagination using conventional and non-traditional approaches to the idea of the
multiple. Utilizing screen-printing, intaglio, papermaking, lithography,
digital and relief printing, the natural born printers have set up the Lennox Contemporary to showcase their abilities from installation to serial printing.

Join them for a celebration on the 25th of April 2008 in their final days
as OCAD students. The show features Mike Bradbrooke, Jessica Brousseau,
Adrienne Costantino, Elaine Chan, Eric Euler, Hazel Eckert, Sue Goldstein,
Molly Grundy, Roman Kalyniuk, Paula Krochak, James MacDondald,
Annie Morrison, Amanda Nedham, Kerry Riordan, Simone Sicard,
Kaleena Stasiak, and Luke Wilson.

Special thanks to Paul Sergeant for the mugshots.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary 12 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
acostleeproductions@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Morphogenetic Fields

Morphogenetic Fields
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 4:00am

There will be approximately 15 mixed-media works (colour lithographs and acrylic painting, on fine archival paper); each work is 30” x 40” before framing. The works are named serially, “Morphogenetic Field No 1”, “Morphogenetic Field No 2”, and so on. As well, as a centerpiece for the show, there will be a large painting on canvas, entitled “Release,” which has been created in 2008 over the course of several months using Bikkers’ painstaking micro-brushstrokes and complex layering.

There is a marked consistency of project and sensibility that connects the dots of the graceful trajectory that is Rudolf Bikkers’ unique art. But the subject matter of his dreamings of the bio-fantastic has evolved. The preoccupation in earlier work tended to be with the inner life of the microscopic organism, including morphogenesis (intra-organism biological processes that generate tissue shape and biological form in plant and animal embryos). In the last several years, Bikkers has become fascinated by hypotheses that morphogenesis may either exist as a phenomenon, or be extended as a metaphorical idea, beyond the physical to the psychic realm and beyond the single organism to inter-organism connectedness. Influenced by the ideas and writings of biologist and philosopher Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Bikkers’ new series of work engages the premise that “morphogenetic fields” may explain how knowledge can be transmitted between organisms and why behaviour based on that knowledge can be quite suddenly widely emulated within a species, despite there being no known physical connection or communication linking an initial setting (in which knowledge and associated behaviour are first generated) and a new setting (in which they appear, inexplicably, to be replicated). At their most far-reaching, hypotheses of “morphic resonance” postulate not only spiritual interconnections between beings but also the cumulative development of a collective consciousness as morphogenetic fields interact – with existing fields folding into emerging fields and new fields building on older ones.

Rudolf Bikkers is a Toronto-based printmaker, painter, and Professor of Printmaking at OCAD. Born in Hilversum, the Netherlands, his arts education involved both the visual arts and music.

Venue & Address: 
Craig Scott Gallery 95 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
info@craigscottgallery.com
Cost: 
Free

7th International Print Exhibition & Exchange: Year of the Rat 2008

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Friday, March 7, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:00am

After a successful 1 month exhibition in Proof Studio Gallery in the Distillery District, studio of OCAD graduate Sheila Jonah, the Year of the Rat Print Exhibition has moved to OCAD! Come and enjoy the diverse examples of tradional printmaking from printmakers from all over Canada and international print and book artists.
This is the 7th year that OCAD students and staff have participated in the International Print Exhibition and Exchange co-ordinated by Sheila Jonah

Venue & Address: 
Printmaking Department 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Wendy Cain: Fluid Paper

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 6:00am to Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 5:00am

John M Parrot Gallery in Belleville presents new work by Chair, Printmaking, Wendy Cain.

Venue & Address: 
John M Parrot Gallery 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Enid Robbie - In Praise of Cities

Enid Robbie
Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:00am

City of Toronto Culture, through its Market Gallery program, presents:
"In Praise of Cities by Enid Robbie"
from December 1, 2007 to March 2, 2008.
This exhibit provides the viewpoint of a committed urban artist and is the first retrospective of Enid Robbie's work from 1952 to 1987.

Venue & Address: 
The Market Gallery, South St. Lawrence Market 95 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
marketgallery@toronto.ca
Cost: 
Free

SpeakEasy's Annual Holiday Sale

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 1:00am to 5:00am

Chestnuts roasting, sleigh bells ringing, and the season starts a-swingin'!
Join us for holiday cocktails, a few good tunes, and another fantastic show at The Gladstone.
The annual 'SpeakEasy Holiday Sale' will be held on Thursday, December 6th at The Gladstone Hotel, from 8 pm to midnight. It's an evening of arts, crafts and seasonal fun. It's a chance to shop for hand-crafted holiday gifts. It's an opportunity for the public to see the work of 40 local artists, ranging from quirky one-off ceramics to handmade soap, jewellery and hand painted Christmas cards.

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
david@blttogo.com
Cost: 
PWYC - $4 suggested donation

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