Yellow Staircase Project Reception

yellow staircase
Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 9:30pm to 11:30pm

The Yellow Staircase Project, a student initiative with full administrative support, launched officially last September. To free the Yellow Staircase of its yellowness--and replace it annually with colourful paintings and murals--students were asked to submit proposals.

Now that the commissioned student works are complete, it's time to celebrate with the artists!

Refreshments will be served.



Venue & Address: 
Room 187, Level 1 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

Re/Constructed NATURE - Opening Reception

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:00pm to Friday, September 23, 2016 - 1:00am

Please join us for the opening reception of Re/Constructed NATURE, an exhibition visualizing three practices enlightened by the Renaissance, Material Culture and Florentine landscapes.

Artist talks by Jill Price, Annette Mangaard and David Salazar: 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street
Exhibition Poster for Re/Constructed NATURE

Susan Campbell: Zonification

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 9:00pm

Gallery A Art Lab Artist in Residence

Art Lab: July 13 - September 6

Gallery A: July 27 - September 6

Reception: RMG Fridays; August 5, 7 - 10 p

Artist Talk: August 7, 1 - 3 pm

Venue & Address: 
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3

Reflections on Culture and Identity opening reception

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 1:00am

For the final week of the acclaimed exhibition Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization, the Gardiner Museum will mount a lobby display of works by students in the Sheridan College Ceramics Program and in the Bead & Read Group and Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University.

Join us for the opening of an exhibition of works by students from the Sheridan College Ceramics Program, and a collaborative project created by students from the Bead & Read group and the
Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University, in response to workshops led by artists Joanna O. Bigfeather and Jim Rivera from the Institute of American Indian Arts (Sante Fe, NM) and Kent Monkman’s The Rise and Fall of Civilization. This project was made possible with the generous support of the US Consulate General in Toronto.

Inspired by Kent Monkman’s large-scale diorama highlighting the decimation of the North American bison population, the lobby installation, entitled Reflections on Culture and Identity, was created in collaboration with two artists from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Sante Fe, New Mexico—Joanna Bigfeather and Jim Rivera. Funded by the US Consulate of Toronto, Bigfeather and Rivera led workshops where students were able to explore the commonalities and differences between Indigenous visual arts practices in Canada and the United States. The results reflect a rich exploration of identity, shared history, and artistic expression.

Reflections on Culture and Identity will be on display in the lobby from January 5 to 12, 2016. Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization closes January 10, 2016.

Venue & Address: 
Gardiner Museum 111 Queen's Park Crescent Toronto ON M5S 2C7

We did everything adults would do. What went wrong? Johanna Householder and Frances Leeming

black and white photo of a young girl
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 5:00am

Opening Reception November 13th 6 - 8 PM
Curator Taryn Sirove
Panel Discussion Saturday Dec 12th 3-5pm
With Ian Carr-Harris and Dr. Hannah Dyer, moderated by Taryn Sirove

Titled after a misquote commonly attributed to William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, the exhibition, We did everything adults would do. What went wrong? can be understood as a single, collaborative installation by Frances Leeming and Johanna Householder. In a large-scale video projection at the center of the exhibition, the artists consider adult representations of children in conflict in two twentieth century films: Wee Willie Winkie (1937) and Lord of the Flies (1963). Reworking footage from these allegories for expansionist promotions of “civilization,” the artists put the two iconic protagonists—Winkie (Shirley Temple) and Piggy (Hugh Edwards)—into dialogue. Householder and Leeming tease out a pattern of similarities across shifting articulations of the original literature, isolating narrative constructions that betray the way we as adults symbolically project our own anxieties and ambitions onto figures of children, in these stories, using Western colonial vocabularies around conflict and war.

Johanna Householder has been working at the intersection of popular and unpopular culture in performance, dance, video and intermedia art since the late 1970s. Shaping plundered source material in order to talk back to mass forms, Householder practices her own brand of cultural detournement, often in collaboration with other artists. She recently performed at Performancear o Morir in Chihuahua, at undisclosed territory in Java, and at M:ST in Calgary, AB. She is one of the founders of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art and with Tanya Mars she edited Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women (YYZ Books, 2005) - and they are currently at work on Volume Two.

Frances Leeming's performance, film and installation projects exploring the relationships between gender, technology and consumerism have been presented in Canada, Quebec, the U.S., Britain, Poland and Italy. Her feminist satire film animations The Orientation Express (1987) and Genetic Admiration (2005) have been showcased via film festivals and television broadcasts. Genetic Admiration is featured in Jackie Stacey's book The Cinematic Life of The Gene (2010). Leeming's performance history includes collaborations with Johanna Householder and Clive Robertson and kinetic installation works include Endeavour (2010) commissioned by the Media Gallery, Concordia University. Frances currently teaches Film and Media Studies at Queen's University, Kingston.

Taryn Sirove is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. Her writing on the Ontario Censor Wars can be found in Explosion in the Movie Machine: Histories of Toronto Moving Image Culture (Images Festival, LIFT and YYZ Books, 2013). Sirove has completed curatorial projects for such institutions as A Space Gallery and Vtape Distribution Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, and written about media art for such publications as Fuse Magazine and (with Erin Morton) Postscript.

Venue & Address: 
A Space Gallery 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 110 Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8


Image of a cityscape with the letter T superimposed
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:00pm to Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

A Riveder le Stelle

Mary Hambleton and Sara MacLean Curated by Heather Nicol

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 22nd from 6–8 pm
Show: January 22 -- February 22, 2015

TYPOLOGY is thrilled to announce the launch of our guest curating program with the two person exhibition, A Riveder le Stelle. Featuring rarely seen works on paper by the late New York painter Mary Hambleton, and a video installation by Toronto-based Sara MacLean (OCAD U MFA '13), the exhibition is curated by interdisciplinary artist and independent curator Heather Nicol (OCAD U MFA '13).

Taking its name from the final line of Dante’s Inferno (1314), A Riveder le Stelle, “to gaze once more upon the stars,” is conceived as a virtual conversation between two artists, separated by time, place, and practice, whose work nevertheless manifests striking formal and conceptual correspondences. Among the many such convergences are a mutual interest in the body, the scientific gaze (particularly as it relates to diagnostic medicine), relationships between the infinitesimal and the celestial, and the sense of wonder such scrutiny engenders.
About the Curator and Artists

Toronto-based guest curator Heather Nicol received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts (NY), MA in art education from NYU, and interdisciplinary MFA from OCADU. Her curatorial projects often engage conditions specific to decommissioned and repurposed sites, and have fostered opportunities for large groups of artists working across a wide range of disciplines.

Mary Hambleton (1952–2009) was based in Brooklyn and exhibited her work in the US and abroad at venues including Leslie Heller Gallery, Littlejohn Contemporary, and Pamela Auchincloss Gallery (New York), and the Machida City Museum (Tokyo). Her many honours include the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial, Adolph Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and two Pollock-Krasner awards.

Toronto-based OCAD U Alum Sara MacLean (b. 1974) employs embodied camera techniques, darkroom experiments, sculpture, and set design to create subtly choreographed encounters with her time-based media projections. She has exhibited in North America, Europe, and Asia at festivals and venues including Anthology Film Archives (New York) and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

TYPOLOGY is a not-for-profit project space devoted to curatorial and artistic experimentation in the production of exhibitions, editions, and related events.

Providing opportunities for independent curators and participating artists to mount fully realized exhibitions within a critical framework, TYPOLOGY seeks to build curatorial community and resources for the exchange of ideas on art and exhibition-making as a way to engage and inform audiences from all walks of life.

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Venue & Address: 
No. 302 -- Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto | Ontario | M6J 2W5 Gallery / Office Hours When exhibitions are on, our hours are Thursdays 5–8 pm, Fridays + Sundays 12–5 pm, and by appointment.
647 930 6930

Graduate Studies Welcome Reception

Graduate Studies Welcome Reception
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 10:30pm

Party Down with all the New Grad Students at the Rex!

Please join us in welcoming our 2013 cohort of New Graduate Students!

When: Tuesday September 3rd, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Rex, 194 Queen Street West

Refreshments will be served
Cash Bar and Dj

If you stay on for the band after 9:30 there is a small cover charge

Hope you will be able to join us!


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Venue & Address: 
The Rex 194 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario