This week we will be showcasing the artworks being donated to Project 31 by OCAD U Photo Faculty and Alumni, starting with Elaine Waisglass!

Toronto based photographer and OCAD U alumni, Elaine Waisglass is directing the auction proceeds from her work to equipment for the Photography Program.

Elaine Waisglass, Historic Italian Pharmaceutical Vessel with Anemones Canadensis, Archival pigment print, edition 2 of 12 2016, 40 x 40 inches Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Gallery Estimate: $5,500

Elaine Waisglass, Historic Italian Pharmaceutical Vessel with Anemones Canadensis, Archival pigment print, edition 2 of 12 2016, 40 x 40 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Gallery Estimate: $5,500

What Elaine Waisglass was most excited about when she was working on this picture was the opportunity to combine the latest digital technology with painting techniques that are centuries old and for the most part long forgotten. For the past sixty years, contemporary visual art has been about attening and minimizing. Waisglass’ intention was to venture into the very opposite – conjuring up the illusion of depth and nding complexity within the image.

Elaine serves on board of her local Historical Society and is a current member and former board member of the William Morris Society of Canada. She has worked as a broadcast journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and is an avid organic gardener. Elaine is represented by Roberts Gallery in Toronto.

Over the past six years, OCAD University’s Project 31 auction has been a tremendous success, raising over $400,000 for OCAD University projects and programs, including student scholarships, awards and bursaries, program materials and equipment, and much more. The 2016 edition the biggest to date, with 46 pieces produced by Canada’s most impressive artists and designers, including some of our very own Photography Faculty.

 

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.

Catalogue Preview