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, Observation, Photograph on archival paper, edition 1 of 5 2015, 16” x 30” Courtesy of the artist and Katzman Contemporary. Estimate: $3,000

April Hickox, Observation, Photograph on archival paper, edition 1 of 5
2015, 16” x 30” Courtesy of the artist and Katzman Contemporary. Estimate: $3,000

Gibralter Point: A Living Laboratory (CROS 3B90) will be running May 2016.  This half credit course runs Tuesdays and Thursday 8:30am to 2:30pm starting May 17th  with a week residency from May 23rd -29th. This is a cross-disciplinary studio based course and registration is open to all  third  and fourth year students.

For more information please contact aprilhickox@gmail.com

April Hickox’s work is based in narratives, the passage from one experience to another in the life process, encompassing history, memory and site. Her After Colville series represents a new direction in her work where she begins to exploring women in natural environments with referenced to the viewing lens,
the process of observation, and the history of image making.

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.

“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.”

Hickox is represented by Katzman Contemporary in Toronto. You can view more of her work on LensCulture and Heist.


The live auction will happen:

Thursday, March 24, 2016
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Reception & Silent Auction: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

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