Spotlight on Project 31: A live auction in support of OCAD U students

Active community member and much loved faculty  April Hickox is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Living Laboratory on the Toronto Islands, where OCAD U students work in collaboration to produce site-specific artworks and design solutions while residing at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point.

April Hickox, Wood land pillar, Archival ink jet print, artist proof, 2014, 24" x 39", Courtesy of the artist & Katzman Contemporary, Estimate: $3,900

April Hickox, Wood land pillar, Archival ink jet print, artist proof, 2014, 24″ x 39″,
Courtesy of the artist & Katzman Contemporary, Estimate: $3,900

“Human intervention within a natural landscape is a central theme in my work, I examine issues of site and place within a constructed landscape. Invasive species continue to explore hidden tracts of land that have escaped development.”

Supported by all levels of funding throughout her career, Hickox has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is an active community leader, the founding director of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, a founding member of Tenth Muse Studio and a founding member of Artscape. A former Chair of Photography, Hickox is currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Art, and Curatorial Chair for Art with Heart auction for Casey House. Hickox is represented by Katzman Contemporary in Toronto.

To view more of April’s work, review the recent project on landscape photography curated by Scott McLeod for the  Ontario Arts Council or visit Lensculture.

The live auction will happen: 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Catalogue Preview