House of Oriental: Northern Style

House of Oriental: Northern Style promotional material, 2019

Natalie Mark and co-curators Yasmin Emery and Samiya Karim deliver a new flavour of an exhibition in the Learning Zone Gallery – House of Oriental: Northern Style on through May 27.

Natalie Mark, Yasmin Emery, Samiya Karim
House of Oriental: Northern Style Exhibition, 2019

Mark describes House of Oriental: Northern Style, as an exhibition of works exploring pan-Asian Canadian foods: recipes developed from hybridity, alienation, assimilation, survival, and poverty. The works in this exhibition aim to explore not the most “authentic” or “real” ethnic foods, but to present the foods and experiences born out of the land’s rich (or poor) newcomer history. The exhibition includes works ranging from paintings to photography as well as a recipe book, compiling the foods behind the art.

Artwork by Lenora Huynh, 2019

Featuring artwork by:
Abbey Chong @eggba
Natalie Chuck @natachuk
Tina Chu
Kai Lumbang kai.en.tai
Mel Lou @otaku.mel
Natalie Mark @yakult.man
Loretta Miauw @loretta.miauw
Noelle Mok
Pauline Nguyen @lenorahuynh
Becky Wu beckywu.format.com

 

 

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05 2019

OCAD U Zine Fair: 11th Anniversary

Zine-Fair!

Last March 13 and 14, the OCAD U Zine Fair took place at the lobby of 100 McCaul Street. This year, the event had its 11th anniversary.

The Learning Zone -as part of the OCAD University Library- has been an active space for the promotion and growth of a unique publication known as zines. The OCAD Zine Library houses and provides access to over 2500 zines and the collection is developing every year. By organizing the Zine Fair, the OCAD offers another initiative to inspire students.

11 years have passed since the first edition of the Zine Fair but the goals have remained the same. It is definitely a great opportunity to not just celebrate the creation of zines, but also to recognize and acknowledge the multiple aesthetic versions of these alternative publications. Different subjects and concepts were presented in the zines exhibited, from comics, art, fashion and politics, to sex, sexuality, and queer zines, among others.

Surrounded by music and stimulating energy the public engaged with creators/vendors. They asked questions and chatted about some techniques and formats of zines. One of the highlights of the event during all these years has been the opportunity of “Make a button”. Of course, this time it was not an exception and art lovers, creators, and the public, in general, were enchanted with the process and steps of creating their own buttons. Last but not least, it has been a tradition to create a poster in order to promote and provide an identity to the event, and this year it was designed by fourth-year student Natalie Mark.

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Here, find the vendors and participants of the Zine Fair in its 11th edition:

Rebecca Suzanne Michie https://www.instagram.com/nausicaa.art/; Old Growth Press www.oldgrowthpress.ca; Rachel McCormick https://www.instagram.com/ayoitsrachelo/; Myshka instagram.com/mishsmam; Elise Conlin www.eliseconlin.com; The Blues https://akpaillustration.com/; Salisa Jat salisajat.format.com; Alyssa Pisciotto www.instagram.com/that_glitter_chick; Dalbert B. Vilarino www.dalbertbv.com; Project 40 Collective www.p40collective.ca; Clairandean www.instagram.com/clairandean; Gwendolyn McLuhan https://www.instagram.com/grendelline/; Kelly K www.okaykellyk.com; Kimberly Edgar www.kimberlyedgar.com; Isa  www.instagram.com/carefultarot; Zoë Martin a.k.a. Zome Loam www.kzoemartin.wix.com/zomeloam; The Sunday Night Bombers https://sundaynightbombers.com; Dairysam http://www.instagram.com/dairy.sam; Andre Freitas https://www.facebook.com/ozman.hq/; Cleopatria www.instagram.com/cleopatriia; Emily Fay Fin www.fayforest.com; Casey E Helm – VESTAIS www.instagram.com/vestais; Clara Lynas https://www.instagram.com/claralynas/; daikonbaby www.instagram.com/daikonbaby; Xiaoxiao Li. www.instagram.com/xiaoxli; Lina Wu https://www.instagram.com/linaw_u/; Madcrush.co  madcrush.co; Jercy Dee www.instagram.com/jercydee; Rabeea Syed https://www.instagram.com/rabeeasyed/; Maradecartoons www.instagram.com/maradecartoons; Kai Lumbang kailumbang.com; Emma Percy http://www.instagram.com/emmalucillepercy; creepazoidMonster https://www.instagram.com/creepazoidmonster/; Toadstool Illustrations https://linktr.ee/toadstoolillustrates; Nati Romero www.natiromero.com; Chuddi Collective https://www.instagram.com/bodoodley/https://www.instagram.com/monsterjuice/;   https://www.instagram.com/sylvianowak/

ocad-u-zine-fair-poster-small  Poster design by Natalie Mark

 

 

 

 

 

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04 2019

TORO: A Solo Exhibition by Donny Nie

Image detail Toro by Donny Nie, 2019

This month, the Learning Zone Gallery presents Toro, a solo exhibition by Donny Nie showcasing recent paintings, prints and digital animation.

Donny Nie references the sensations and processes of consuming food, to embody the continuous, and subtle shaping of an individual through the accumulative effect of innocent routine. Nie’s paintings and prints in Toro underline the exhaustion and exuberance, of the overwhelming possibilities in mundane, with anxious or curious surfaces.

On through March 29

 

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03 2019

Monsters and Clothing Exhibition by Eunice Lai and Becky Wu

Monsters and Clothing Exhibition by Eunice Lai and Becky Wu, 2019Monsters and Clothing, featuring new works by OCAD U Illustration Students, Eunice Lai and Becky Wu.

Monsters and Clothing Exhibition by Eunice Lai and Becky Wu, 2019

Come and see the unique character designs from the imagination of two OCAD illustration students, Eunice Lai and Becky Wu. Enter their world of wonderful monsters and creatures, and an array of extravagant and modern outfits. This exhibition also features a collaborative four piece painting of two giant monsters!

Monsters and Clothing Exhibition, Eunice Lai and Becky Wu, 2019

On at the Learning Zone Gallery until March 2

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02 2019

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An exhibition of works in progress (perpetual or otherwise) using all mediums. See unfinished sculptures, abandoned paintings, rough layout sketches and more, curated by Salisa Jatuweerapong.

Every artist has that work that they’ve lost inspiration for or simply ran out of time to do and never finished; this exhibition aims to shine a light on those neglected pieces. It’s a sort of ode to the constantly – travelling, fickle mind of the artist; the unconventional processes; the abandoned.

Within/Without Progress Scale: 2 by HollyJo

The exhibition also aims to explore the true concept of “finished”, and it’s finality – how does one decide that? Is an artist’s “unfinished” another viewer’s “finished”?

Fingerprints, "[Lack of] time" Progress Scale; 6 byMaryam Zaraimajin

Featuring artists: Petra Alexson, Gregorio, HollyJo, Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez, Salisa Jatuweerapong, Eunice Lai, Par Nair, Moira Ness, Em Ratkovsky, Mikhail SK, Janet Tran, Aghavni Vardanyan, Emilia Wilson, Maryam Zaraimajin.

On until January 21

Opening Reception

January 17

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

 

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01 2019


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