Interim Committee for Surface and/or Planar Re-adjustment

interim floorplan
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 5:00am

An exhibition of painting installations that investigate space, place, location and layout. Featuring work of recent OCAD Drawing & Painting graduates Charles Beamish, Cameron Buy, Stephanie Curtis, Randall Gagne and Karen Kraven.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Interim Committee for Surface and/or Planar Re-adjustment

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 5:00am

An exhibition of painting installations that investigate space, place, location and layout. Featuring the work of recent OCAD Drawing & Painting graduates Charles Beamish, Cameron Buy, Stephanie Curtis, Randall Gagne and Karen Kraven.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Interim Committee for Surface and/or Planar Re-adjustment

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 5:00am

Traditionally, painting completely obscures its ground, creating an
illusion that the support is not there at all. Framing delineates
between that which is painting and that which is supposedly neutral or
white cube space. The work in this exhibition will emphasize the
site and explore the experience of architectural strata, structure and
composition. Interim Committee for Surface and/or Planar Re-adjustment
is an installation-painting project with an interest in space, place,
location and layout featuring the work of recent graduates Charles
Beamish, Cameron Buy, Stephanie Curtis, Randall Gagne and Karen Kraven.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, 1st Fl., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

WITH YOU: An Interactive Stool Set For Children with ASD

ABSTRACT

WITH YOU is an interactive chair that was developed for children with Au- tism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is a vibrating responsive stool with lighting system that could be used with a set of stools and/or with a ‘smart’ carpet, for multiple users. It fosters social interactive experiences between mid- to high- functioning children from the ages of 5- to 9-years. It also promotes physical awareness and enhanced communication skills. 

Its design promotes the specific needs of child with ASD: 

  • visual and material sensory stimulation,
  • increased awareness of their body and the space, and 
  • a sense of control.

In conjunction with the above needs, WITH YOU was also originally designed in service of ASD music therapists’ goals to support the child’s ability to:

  • be calm and focused,
  • communicate through words, gesture, and pictures, and
  • develop social skills: be aware of other people and hold joint intention.

Through the recent cycle of observation, interviews and testing of the product, it became clear that the WITH YOU product has broader applications beyond music therapy. These include other therapy sessions such as play/social skill development, classrooms, other social environments, and as a standalone product for home use. 

Keywords: 
With You Banner
Image of children using the with you stool
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 5:45pm

Collaboration Mural Project at OCAD U

Wall Mural with colours of red and yellow
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 4:00am

On Saturday March 19th, Jon Todd – Assistant Professor from OCADU’s Illustration Program, led a Collaboration Mural Project Workshop for OCADU students. 

20 OCADU students participated in the four hour workshop which featured a presentation from guest speaker, Jacquelyn West, Agency Director & Strategist, Hermann and Audrey, who provided the students with important information on submitting mural pitches, networking and executing successful mural/urban installations.

Students were then divided into groups and had 3 hours to produce a large scale unified art piece, with help and support from Jon Todd and guest artist Tessar Lo (mixed media artist, Toronto Ontario).  

The workshop encouraged confidence, self-expression and collaboration. It also provided students with experience working with a team on a large-scale piece. 

Paintings from the workshop are currently on display in the 6th floor Open Studio.

Thank you to the following guest speakers and students for their participation in the project. 

Guest Artist: Tessar Lo

Guest Speaker: Jacquelyn West, Agency Director & Strategist Hermann and Audrey  

Group #1:  Jean Demers, Christopher Dupon-Martinez, Zachary Oliver Monteiro, Nicki Park, Kyle Stewart, Jinkie Wang

Group #2: Natalie Bochenska, Ramsay Mariah Drover, Courtney Gillatly, Adam Glowienka , Erin Mccluskey, Lily Taylor

Group #3:  Meghan Dearlove, Jennifer Victoria Fryer, Kaitlin Maclean, Shelby Mcleod, Sam Roe, Ann Phillips Somers, Meghan Way, Jenn Woodall

Jon Todd

CLTA Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design

OCAD University | www.ocadu.ca

jtodd@faculty.ocadu.ca

 

The Queer Publishing Project: Consultation Sessions

hand holding bright publication covers
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:30pm

A student-led project, with support from academic staff, faculty and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives

Envisioned by OCAD U Student Vicky Avramopoulos, Vicky is bringing together people from across campus alongside some of OCAD U’s most talented print-making students and alumni, including Eli Howey (2015 printmaking medal winner) and Taikun Kambashi (Printmaking, 2014), to help create a handbook on how faculty and peers can best support LGBTQQI2S students in classrooms and beyond. 

The handbook is being created based on 4 to 6 open consultation sessions that will be held inviting students and alumni to share their experiences, recommendations and best practices. The guide will break down basic vocabulary and concepts, along with vignettes of student experience and tips and strategies for inclusive and critical pedagogy in and beyond the classroom, as well as resources.

Most importantly, this project is imagined and led by students, and will feature content centring the voices of students.

Consultation sessions open to OCAD U students and alumni:

May 27, 3 to 5 p.m.
June 2, 1 to 3 p.m.
June 10, 3 to 5 p.m.
June 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This project was made possible by the OCAD U $1,500 Big Ideas Fund. Special shout outs to Anthea Black (Instructor, Faculty of Art), Nick Shick (Technician, Print-Making) & Mary Tremonte (Class Assistant, Print-Making) for on-going guidance and collaboration. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Room 187
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/groups/324015924435696   

Rosalie Sharp Pavilion Revitalization Project

Open House guests with a model of the revitalized Rosalie Sharp Pavillion
Open House guests at a presentation by Bortolotto Architects.
A detail of the Rosalie Sharp Pavillion model.

 

The revitalization project scheduled for the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion will turn the building at 115 McCaul Street into a multi-use OCAD U student-focused centre. Benefactors Rosalie and Isadore Sharp are contributing $3 million to the project that, when complete, will re-open in the fall of 2016 as the OCAD University Centre for Experiential Learning. 

According to Peter Sramek, Acting Dean, Faculty of Art, “The plans for the re-purposed Rosalie Sharp Pavilion will see a flexible, multi-use complex which supports student studio production, pop-up events, group collaborations, displays and engagements with visiting artists and designers. This building will be a hub connecting students with local organizations and communities.”

The proposed design opens up, repurposes and recycles much of the existing structure. A dramatic new façade will increase the visual impact of the building and contribute to the aesthetic conversation with the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Sharp Centre at 100 McCaul Street.

The proposed façade, a white metal scrim, would wrap the building and make it appear two levels taller. An intricate laser cut-out design in the façade represents a map of local arts venues. The scrim itself would serve to diffuse heat and act as a shading device while also providing natural light for the artists. At the corners, the scrim appears to peel away to reveal the interior and suggest that OCAD U students’ work will engage the community.

The proposed revitalization addresses environmental, energy and sustainability concerns. As well as recycling and reusing some of the interior materials and the scrim’s ability to minimize heat, light and heat sensors would adjust energy requirements according to whether or not a space is in use.

Working groups are ongoing throughout 2015 to discuss plans for the interior of the building.

Bortolotto Architects, the Toronto-based firm selected for the project, are conducting two open-houses to present their design to OCAD U and the public. The first was held on February 3 at Onsite Gallery. The second one is scheduled for Thursday, February 5, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., also at Onsite Gallery, 230 Richmond Street West, street level. A 45 minute presentation begins at 5 p.m. 

reMove

Reflective surface with red paper
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

 

A curatorial project for CRCP 3B06, Exhibitions: The Work of the Curator

reMove is an experiment in unraveling and redefining designated art spaces. It seeks to resolve issues of inaccessibility of existing exhibition spaces for young or un-established curators and artists by reexamining the physical and temporal boundaries of gallery space, and by reimagining available resources as manipulable frameworks within which these new boundaries can be actualized.

The three artworks chosen, work by Toronto artists and OCAD U students Robert Anthony O'Halloran, Connor Olthius, Katelyn Gallucci, approach art-making through methods similar to the exhibition’s retrofitting of a U-Haul truck into a gallery.

Image: Katelyn Gallucci, 2014

Venue & Address: 
52 McCaul St. South Parking Lot
Cost: 
Free

The Artist Project 2014 Art Chats

Event Poster
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Opening Night Party: Thursday, February 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Why We Ink

A talk between Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Art and recent OCAD U alumni

The Artist Project celebrates its 7th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 250 top contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a unique opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from artists from Canada and abroad.
Discover all mediums and experience special features, Art Chats and docent-led tours. The Artist Project takes place from February 20 to 23, 2014 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

OCAD Alumni: Navigating The Contemporary World
Vladimir Spicanovic, Artist and Dean of Art at the Ontario College of Art and Design, interviews and engages in a lively exchange with four recent OCAD University alumni to hear what they are doing now! This exciting group of graduates will present their recent work and discuss the meaning of their art practices in the context of our contemporary culture shaped by technological innovations, social media and hyper aesthetic images.

Venue & Address: 
Better Living Centre Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.theartistproject.com/art-chats-2
Cost: 
Free

The Artist Project 2014 Art Chats

image of Sarah Diamond
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:00pm to Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 12:00am

Opening Night Party: Thursday, February 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Why We Ink

Panel with President Dr. Sara Diamond moderated by Vandana Taxali

The Artist Project celebrates its 7th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 250 top contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a unique opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from artists from Canada and abroad.
Discover all mediums and experience special features, Art Chats and docent-led tours. The Artist Project takes place from February 20 to 23, 2014 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

From The Art Experts: Starting An Art Collection
Join moderator and art lawyer Vandana Taxali in conversation with a panel of arts professionals as they offer insights and expert tips on how to start an art collection and buy art as investment. Panel members include OCAD University President Dr. Sara Diamond, Vice President of Waddington’s Auctioneers Stephen Ranger, gallery dealer Powell MacDougall, art consultant Isa Spalding and arts educator Natalie Ribkoff. Why are Damien Hirst’s work priced in the millions and other artists in the thousands? By the end of the panel discussion, you will be a savvier collector.

Venue & Address: 
Better Living Centre Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.theartistproject.com/art-chats-2
Cost: 
Free

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