2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series: Whatchamacallit

helmet full of fruit loops
white hammock structure
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 4:00am

Whatchamacallit: Tara Korkmaz, Rachel Lott, Michael Pecherle, Xander Sallese

March 9 –March 19

Opening: Thursday, March 10, 6 – 9 pm

Wed – Sat, 12 pm – 5 pm

Whatchamacallit is a group exhbition that intersects body and object through various artistic practice. The work in this exhibition pulls from various style and frameworks, from object based sculptures to material installations. Emerging artists Korkmaz, Lott, Percherle, and Sallese present an alternate view of the body in contemporary art and culture.

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program is presenting a series of seventeen exhibitions featuring the multi-media artworks of its 4th-year Thesis students in professional galleries in Toronto. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fun

 

Venue & Address: 
BEAVER HALL GALLERY 29 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://beaverhallgallery.blogspot.ca
two soap like sculptures
sculpture of a scuba suit
"All at once" text on grey background

2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series: Interference

images from a group show
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 5:00am

Interference: Melanie Billark, Anusheh Daanish, Tracy Goldfarb, Charlotte Lung, Jess Smith and Whitney Wong

March 3 – March 13, 2016

Wed – Sun, 11 am – 5 pm

Opening: Saturday March 5, 2 - 5 pm

 

Interference is a group show that will feature six graduating thesis students including work from Melanie Billark, Anusheh Daanish, Tracy Goldfarb, Charlotte Lung, Jess Smith, Whitney Wong from OCADU’s Sculpture and Installation program. This show will be featured at Lonsdale Gallery (410 Spadina Road). The opening reception is Saturday, March 5th from 2pm-5pm, running through until March 14th.

Interference explores a variety of visual processes and mediums such as textiles, ceramics, fabricated interactive objects, site-specific interventions, performance work, as well as labor-intensive processes. This body of work explores social, physical, and environmental interferences that we encounter within our daily routines. 

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program is presenting a series of seventeen exhibitions featuring the multi-media artworks of its 4th-year Thesis students in professional galleries in Toronto. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

 

Venue & Address: 
LONSDALE GALLERY 410 Spadina Road
Website: 
http://lonsdalegallery.com
"All at once" text on grey background

2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series: Current

photo of a woman involved in artwork
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 4:00am

Current: Kristina Guison

March 3 - March 19, 2016:

Wed to Sat, 12 pm to 5 pm

Opening: Friday, March 4, 7 – 9 pm

Current: a static moment of “now” and a fleeting state of constant “motion”. Two seemingly paradoxical definitions, specific to the context where they are applied. Current refers to the flow of fluid entities: water, air and electricity between multiple points in space with a significant degree of distance apart from each other. Distance between time and space, past memories and present moments, compress and contract in response not just to an individual’s immediate environment but also to the peripheral environments.

Globalization as it exists in the 21st century, emerges from a network of interactions between multiple geographical spaces and time periods. Current is an investigation of the socio-political relationships that engender technological inventions we utilize to perceive, extend and limit human experiences.

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program is presenting a series of seventeen exhibitions featuring the multi-media artworks of its 4th-year Thesis students in professional galleries in Toronto. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

Venue & Address: 
ANGELL GALLERY 1444 Dupont St. Unit 15
Website: 
http://angellgallery.com
photo of a narrow boat
geometric shapes
"All at once" text on grey background

2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series: Get a Load

textile artwork with figure
figurative sculpture
textile artwork with figures
female figure
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 5:00am

Get a Load:  Mallory Rose Bogaert, Ziyin He (Serena He), Nazanin Khani and Iona MacLeod

A curated experience from four artists that approach socially constructed concepts of the body, its actions and resonance.

March 2 - March 13, 2016

Opening: Thursday, March 3, 7 – 10 pm

GALLERY 1313

1313 Queen Street West                        

Wed to Sun, 1 pm to 6 pm

 

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program is presenting a series of seventeen exhibitions featuring the multi-media artworks of its 4th-year Thesis students in professional galleries in Toronto. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

Venue & Address: 
GALLERY 1313 1313 Queen Street West
Website: 
http://G1313.org
artwork with figures
artwork with colourful bikini tops
"All at once" text on grey background

2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions' Series: Spolia by Rouzbeh Akhbari

Image of a building
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 5:00am

Spolia: Rouzbeh Akhbari
March 2 to March 12, 2016
Opening: Thursday, March 3, 6 - 9pm
Wed to Fri, 10 am – 6 p.m.
Sat, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Within the domain of architecture, Spolia refers to the practice of repurposing ancient building stones for new construction or monuments. Similarly, In the field of forensics, Spoliation refers to the destruction or material alteration of evidence, or to the failure to preserve property for another’s use as evidence, in pending or reasonably foreseeable litigation. This exhibition aims to bear witness and trace the declaration and demise of twenty nine shipping skids as vernacular institutional stabilizers for the Art Gallery of Ontario and Bank of Nova Scotia.

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program is presenting a series of seventeen exhibitions featuring the multi-media artworks of its 4th-year Thesis students in professional galleries in Toronto. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation program and of the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

 

Venue & Address: 
BIRCH CONTEMPORARY 129 Tecumseth Street
Website: 
http://birchcontemporary.com
Image of a building
Image of a building
"All at Once" text on grey background

AWARDS -MFA Thesis Exhibition

Five Miss Toronto Pageant Girls in Bathing suits - 1926.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:00pm to Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:00pm

AWARDS  MFA Thesis Exhibition

Curated by Jennifer Lorraine Fraser

Awards is an MFA Thesis exhibition curated by Jennifer Lorraine Fraser from March 4-10, and falls on International Women's day March 8th, 2016. Awards is held in the OCAD University Graduate Gallery. 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor.

Artists featured in Awards include:

Ana Cop - http://anacop.com/

Anna Copa Cabanna - http://www.annacopacabanna.com/

Britta Fluevog - http://brittafluevog.blogspot.ca/

Gillian Dykeman - http://www.gilliandykeman.com/

Jamey Braden - http://jameybvm.com/

Kristina Guison - http://kristinaguison.net/

Paddy Jane - http://www.fiftytwopinups.com/

Rene Vandenbrink - http://renevandenbrink.com/home.html

This curatorial project reconceptualises the lives of women in Toronto incarcerated under the Female Refuges Act (FRA). The project offers in depth research into the period following the revision of the FRA, (1919) outlining the systemic oppression young women faced when they were asylumed against their wills, and how they were disciplined for reasons such as feeblemindedness, deviance and incorrigibility. Historical information of their incarceration is difficult to attain, lacking or non-existent. However, former inmate Velma Demerson documents her confinement in the 2002 publication Incorrigible. This project utilizes the subsequent research that arose from Demerson’s personal narrative of incarceration, and highlights the lack of supporting documentation of the exploitation and innocence of young women.

By revealing this lack, the resulting exhibition, Awards, incorporates archival reproductions with contemporary artistic practice used to inform the limited presences remaining in their absences; it raises general questions about societal expectations of women and of their disciplining.

Included, are 8 artists, all of which have been chosen to respond to the research I have conducted. The artists are: Ana Čop, Anna Copa Cabanna, Britta Fluevlog, Gillian Dykeman, Jamey Braden, Kristina Guison, Paddy Jane, and Rene Vandenbrink. Awards, is a co-construction of research, contemplation and response to the history of women being unethically incarcerated; their subsequent forced labour within asylums, and their lifestyle choices which led to their incarceration.

For more details visit Jennifer Lorraine Fraser's AWARDS facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1548514755473322/?fref=nf

The Event on the OCADU Graduate Gallery Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/535856556597191/

Venue & Address: 
OCADU Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond Street West, Ground floor
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/gallery/graduate-gallery
Email: 
gradgallery@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977 6000 x423
Awards Poster. Curated By Jennifer Lorraine Fraser
Keywords: 

3 Minute Thesis Competition

3MT
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition is a fast paced and exciting competition that challenges graduate students to distill the significance of their thesis work/research project to three minutes for a panel of judges and a diverse audience.

The Competition will be held on March 9th beginning at 9am sharp in the Student Gallery at 52 MCCAUL STREET. 

ELIGABILITY:

OCAD U Master's students who have  an approved Thesis  or Major  Research Project (MRP) proposal on file with the Office of Graduate Studies.
Deadline for Submissions is: Wednesday March  2nd, 2016

THE CHALLENGE:

In three minutes or  less convey the  essence  and  significance of your  Thesis  or  MRP research using  only  a single slide. The best presentation will go on to represent OCAD University at the provincial finals to be hosted at Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, on Thursday April 14, 2016.

THE PRIZE:

  • The   top   presenter  will   receive $750  as  well   as  training  and travel support to  attend the regional competition at Wilfred Laurier  in April.
  • The  runner up  will  receive $500 and travel support to attend the provincial event.
  • The "People's Choice" award winner will receive a $100 gift  card, this award is voted on by the audience.

APPLICATION:

  • Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies to request an  application form.
  • You  must  submit a completed 3MT   application form to the Office of Graduate Studies (digi­tally) no later than Wednesday March  2nd, 2016
  • Please contact the  Office of Graduate Studies with any  questions
  • A single, static PowerPoint slide is permitted
    • no animation or movement
    • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files)
    • No additional props (e.g. costumes or instruments)
  • Must present in-person
  • Must relate directly to student’s thesis/dissertation research
  • Presentations limited to 3 minutes
  • Adjudicating panel decisions are final

 

To learn more about 3MT, visit  their website www.threeminutethesis.org

Check out UBC’s 3MT page with tips on competing in 3MT: http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/participate/
Check out the 3MT videos from around the world here: http://threeminutethesis.org/3mt-showcase

 

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 52 McCaul Street
Email: 
gradstudies@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x 423
Cost: 
FREE
3MT Poster

Solid Waste: Jp King

Solid Waste poster with image of garbage
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:30am to 2:00am

Free Public Screening:

Solid Waste
A Film by Jp King (IAMD '15)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Doors at 7:30pm, Film starts at 8pm
Cinecycle - 129 Spadina Ave.

Solid Waste is a cinematic experience grounded in surrealist ethnographic techniques, which juxtapose the abject with the sublime in search of meaning in the waste-stream. This 28-Minute experimental documentary is the culmination of Jp King's graduate research in Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design at OCAD University, and was produced with assistance from The City of Toronto, Solid Waste Management Services, Nuit Blanche, and Sean Martindale, an IAMD OCAD Alumni. Absent of a narrator and relying on sensuously-grounded observation, this film goes behind the scenes of industrial-scale waste management processing facilities to make visible the underworld of garbage. Despite sharing an aesthetic sensibility with the recent photographic trend of ruin porn, Solid Waste seeks to go beyond surface representation of urban decay in search of a lively dismantling of social constructed perceptions of waste-matter. Like a mirror held up to the audience, Solid Waste offers a mortality tale in which we learn about the second-lives of our everyday objects.

Jp King acknowledges the support of SSHRC, OCAD U, and The City of Toronto, and thanks both Paulette Phillips and Michael Prokopow for their guidance.

Venue & Address: 
Cinecycle - 129 Spadina Ave.
Website: 
http://www.jpking.ca/
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Call for Submissions: Modern Laundry

Modern Laundry text on cloudy background
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:00am

Call for Submissions
Open: November 2
Submissions Close: January 15
Mediums: Open to artists and designers working in visual art, design and writing (fiction and non-fiction).
Send submissions or questions to: modernlaundrymag@gmail.com

PUBLICATION DESCRIPTION:
Modern Laundry is an art publication I will be curating and designing for my Curatorial thesis at OCAD University. The project is centred around the site of ruin and how it is perceived, and will be largely submission-based. Here are some topics I’ll be covering:
In the case of architectural ruin, there exists a double state between nostalgic monument to the past and revolutionary allegory for change and rebirth. Ruins are therefore caught between life and death, reminding us of the splendour of the past but also its resultant failures and shortcomings.
The concept of the ruin is complicated further when we look at the relatively recent development of planned obsolescence, in which the ruin is built into the design of consumer products, creating an endless cycle of consumption and excretion. Perceived obsolescence on the other hand does not even rely on the physical breakdown of the object, only the replacement of its sense of newness with another product, casting the first into a grey half-life.
The publication is therefore a comparison between classic and modern conceptions of ruin. How does garbage and the undead object act in relation to the architectural ruin? How do we live both functionally and aesthetically in an undead landscape, caught between growth and decay?
Topics explored include:
Architectural Ruin / Haunted sites
Planned / Perceived Obsolescence
Re-adaptation of objects / garbage
Undead objects / architecture
Relationship between growth and decay
Trash aesthetics / Kitsch

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
FOR IMAGES: Submit 1-5 high quality images (jpeg or PDF only). Black and white images are preferred.
FOR WRITING: Submit up to 1400 words (Pages or Microsoft Word files only)
Send all submissions to modernlaundrymag@gmail.com, including your name and title of work.
To see some of my own work and the projects I’m involved in, visit www.benoneil.comand www.day-trip.ca

Ben O'Neil
modernlaundrymag@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/136707363353062/

Secret Lives

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:00am

Secret Lives
A Group Art Show
Illustration Thesis Graduates:
Rosena Fung; JW Pang; Derrick Chow; Gracia Lam; Suharu Ogawa; Dallas Conte; Michael Pitropov; Ana Altamira; Hudson Christie; Sophia Feesh; Stephanie Kenzie; Brandon Celi; Orlando Grunewald; Aaron Millard

Venue & Address: 
Steam Whistle Brewery Roundhouse Park 255 Bremner Blvd.
Colourful illustrations of ghosts

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