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See The Forest Through The Trees: Illustrative works of Cleopatria Peterson

See The Forest Through The Trees, Cleopatria Peterson, 2018

See The Forest Through The Trees is a series of illustrations and zines by Cleopatria Peterson, which spans her creative career.

Cleopatria enjoys diverse storytelling using detailed ink and pen illustrations in her artwork and zines, exploring the complexities of experiencing trauma, and of healing through nature, from a perspective of a marginalized person.

Each meticulously inked piece touches back to nature; and how it can heal you. Pages are stand-alone illustrative works or taken from narratives

Cleopatria Peterson Zines, 2018

Zines on Display:

Haunted House Call No. PER112M
Kingston is for Lesbians Call No. PER113M
Intrusive Thoughts Call No. C381M
Resin Call No. C380M
Pact Call No. C379M
Illustrated Works Call No. A222M
Weeds Call No. C175S
Illustrations Call No. A193S

Cleopatria is a Toronto based Illustrator and comic artist studying Publications at OCAD University.

On at the Learning Zone Gallery until October 27

Cleopratria Peterson Exhibition, 2018

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10 2018

Student Profile: Tom Colleran

Tom Colleran, 2016

Those who have visited the Learning Zone would have met Tom Colleran, one of our many talented LZ Student Monitors who have provided valuable services for us. Tom will be graduating from the Drawing & Painting program this summer. Tom’s main focus with his artwork has been portraiture and figurative paintings and drawings. Coming to OCAD U was a natural fit for Tom as he grew up drawing.

I spent a lot of my childhood on a farm, a farmhouse and we did not really have cable or internet, we had very slow internet. We would spend most of our time drawing. My grandfather would have a lot of photocopied articles and the backside were always blank so we would get big stacks of paper that we could draw on. My grandpa, when he saw me draw he would be pulling me aside to show me the great masters. I got more interested in pursuing it more seriously later on.

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LZ: What 2 art supplies could you not live without?

TC: A good supply of Willow charcoal and a good kneading eraser.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?

One of my favourite authors is Kurt Vonnegut. I like his blend of humour, satire, history and science fiction.

Goldfish. Tom Colleran, 2015

What do you do to relax?

I play a lot of guitar. I am in a band with my sister.

Do you have a favourite contemporary artist who you appreciate a lot?

The one artist that got me excited was Eric Fischl. He also works from photographs. Fischl was part of the Neo-expressionism movement that popularized working with the figure again in the late 60s. His paintings have some dark and perverted imagery—and he does some really nice portraits too.

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Is there anything else you want to share with us, any final thoughts?

Take your time at school. When I started I was really concerned with getting through everything and taking as many classes as possible then I slowed down. Give your self enough time to do things. Having less projects gets you excited by the projects you do have and that is a big help. That is one of my many experiences from OCAD that I will transfer to my art practice.

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08 2018

OCAD University Zine Library Open House

 

Art Book Week. OCAD U Zine Library Open House promo

Come visit and browse a collection of over 2500 zines, from uniquely handmade multiples, minicomics, poetry chapbooks, perzines, and much more! We will have a special display of recent acquisitions with a focus on Indigenous voices, decolonization and multilingual publications.

When? Tuesday July 10, 10 am to 6 pm at the Learning Zone located at 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1, also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.

This event is part of Art Book Week, a week-long series of events and activities that parallels the Toronto Art Book Fair. Art Book Week 2018 takes place from July 4 – 11 at various locations across the city. The goal of Art Book Week is to celebrate the unique artists’ book community in Toronto, as well as increase the visibility of new and exciting projects, spaces, and artists. www.torontoartbookfair.com/art-book-week-2018

 

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06 2018

Perspectives Exhibition

Perspectives Exhibition, 2018

The Learning Zone Gallery presents a group exhibition called Perspectives.

This exhibition was organized by International Eyes, a student group which represents a community of students from culturally diverse backgrounds. It includes work in a variety of mediums, from painting to photography.

Contributors: Kalore Jingmei Cao, Raquel Gouvea Jose Felicia da Costa, Tim Hu, Nataly Kais, Ji Woo Lim, Kaylee Meyer, Tony Mulo, Ehiko Odeh, Michelle Scholz, Zhiyi Qian and Chenjun Zhu.

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‘Perspectives’ is an exhibition showcasing the work of international students at OCAD U. While being international means different things to each student, it is oftentimes a big part of one’s identity. This is a small insight into the diverse body of work that international students are creating that highlights their abilities, personalities and passions.

Chenjun Zhu. Perspectives Exhibition, 2018

 

 

 

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03 2018

Notes From the Wind Exhibition

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This month starts with a new exhibition at the Learning Zone Gallery called Notes From the Wind.

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation student, Kenny Tran and Drawing & Painting student, Emily Zou curated this exhibition, highlighting artworks of 19 OCAD U students from the Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Futures, and Environmental Design programs.

A collection of artworks using mixed media and techniques, ranging from digital photography, sculptural installations to illustrations rendered in graphite pencil or ink are on display.

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A unifying theme of this exhibition is nature in greyscale or minimal colour. Using a palette of black and white or greyscale excluding aspects of colour offers collectively an exploration of nature in terms of visual form and tone.

This exhibition aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the interpretation and portrayal of ‘nature’ in a new lens—through black and white/greyscale artworks (including artworks with minimal colour). The de-emphasis of colour as the primary artistic medium promotes an examination of the subject matter based on the emphasis of form, design, and values seen in nature, while interpreting the perpetuity of black and white imagery in relation to current developments of the world within a collective context …Kenny Tran & Emily Zou

Samaa Ahmed, Bahrain (series) 2017, digital photography

Participants: Samaa Ahmed, Alyssa Mae Bernardo, Shelby Doerfler, Sara Dubé, Melissa Eaton, Dave Foster, Sohae Jeong, Reyhane Khonsari, Shannon Leigh, Karen Joyce Li, Vincy Lim, Donny Nie, Cleopatria Peterson, Michelle Rosen, Mikhail Shchupak-Katsman, Ron Siu, Prateek Verma, Xulin Wang and Yina Wang.

 

 

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02 2018


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