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Simon Glass Installation at FENTSTER

Simon Glass, "Aleph," detail of Jeremiah: ha'aretz, 2016 “Aleph,” detail of Jeremiah: ha’aretz, 2016 © Simon Glass

Congratulations to Simon Glass on his installation, Jeremiah: ha’aretzat FENTSTER! This new work is from his series exploring the land through the lens of Biblical prophet, Jeremiah. Please join him for the opening reception where he will give an artist talk.

Where: FENTSTER @ Makom, 402 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S8
When: May 25th – August 29th, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 7th, 7 pm-9 pm, Artist Talk 7:30 pm

For more information, see the gallery website.

Meera Margaret Singh at Surrey Art Gallery

Lalbagh, 2015, video still (detail) © Meera Margaret Singh

Lalbagh, 2015, video still (detail) © Meera Margaret Singh

“Explore the boundary between theatre and real life in this three-channel video of India’s Lalbagh.”

Must-see video work from Meera Margaret Singh is on view now at Surrey Art Gallery. The exhibit is presented as part of the explorASIAN festival.

Where: Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 – 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC
When: Apr 22, 2017 – Feb 18, 2018

For more information, visit the City of Surrey website.

Miles Collyer Featured CONTACT Exhibition at Open Studio

Mike Brick, 2015 © Miles Collyer

Mike Brick, 2015 © Miles Collyer

Join Miles Collyer at his featured CONTACT exhibition, ‘The Inhabitants of Space’, on view soon at Open Studio. He will be showing work alongside Derek Coulombe, Erika DeFreitas, and Alexis Dirks.

When: May 13–June 10
Where: Open Studio, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104, Toronto, ON
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 6:30pm–8:30pm

For more information, visit the CONTACT website.

Meera Margaret Singh at Zalucky Contemporary

Bound, 2012 © Meera Margaret Singh

Bound, 2012 © Meera Margaret Singh

Kick off CONTACT Photography festival with Meera Margaret Singh at her featured exhibition, “Jardim”. Work on display at Zalucky Contemporary will be from her 2012 residency in Brazil. Don’t miss the artist talk for this!

Where: Zalucky Contemporary, 3044 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
When: May 6–June 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 4pm–6pm
Artist Talk:  Saturday, May 27, 3 pm

For more information, visit the CONTACT website.

Phoenix, 2012 © Meera Margaret Singh

Phoenix, 2012 © Meera Margaret Singh

Gateway, 2012 © Meera Margaret Singh

Gateway, 2012 © Meera Margaret Singh

Photo Students in CONTACT Show at Fleishman Gallery

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Sensitive Souls, from the series ‘A Place to Call My Own’, 2016 © Meghan Boyle

Congratulations to current students Lesia Miga, Morgan Sears-Williams, Nazila Niazi, and Meghan Boyle for their CONTACT exhibition “Bed of Roses” at Fleishman Gallery! Check out their show opening on May 2nd to hear more about the work.

Where: Fleishman Gallery, 25 Baldwin Street, Toronto, ON
When: May 2–30, 2017
Opening Reception: May 2, 6pm–9pm

For more information, visit the CONTACT website.

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WDIWTBWIGU2, from the series, ‘What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?’, 2016 © Lesia Miga

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Forbidden Love, 2017 © Morgan Sears-Williams

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Transposed, 2017 © Nazila Niazi

Free Hot Docs Films!

Hot Docs Festival, Culture and Creativity

Hot Docs Festival, April 27 – May 7, 2017

Students with valid ID can take advantage of free admission to films that start before 5:00 p.m. Pick up your tickets at the screening venue’s box office on the day of the screening, subject to availability.

Festival Dates: April 27 – May 7, 2017

Art Highlights

  • Hondros: In the aftermath of 9/11, award-winning Getty Images conflict photographer Chris Hondros became driven by a commitment to capturing the agony of war.
  • Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World: A vivid picture of an economy that runs contrary to any rules and regulations while laying bare a system that has converted canvases into commodities.
  • More Art Upstairs: Part classy game show, part engaging art exploration, More Art Upstairs captures the debates ArtPrize has intentionally (or inadvertently?) triggered: Can culture be democratized? Do artists need or want to connect with audiences? And is the canonical art establishment on its way out?

For more information, visit the Hot Docs website.

Scotiabank and Dream Office Reit Competition – DUE TOMORROW!

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to design and build an installation to be displayed in the lobby of Scotia Plaza located at 40 King St. W, Toronto. Partnering with Scotiabank and Dream Office Reit to sponsor the competition, the installation will celebrate, draw attention for and create an impactful and positive conversation about diversity, equality and inclusion.

Installation
The installation is to occupy a 10’ x 10’ space, approximately 10 feet high to be located in the lobby of 40 King St. West in the walkway from ground floor Adelaide St. entrance that leads to Starbucks. The installation is to be a physical display (no digital image). The material would have to be hard and durable to withstand public access.

Prizes
Finalist – $5,000 prize + $10,000 production (includes materials and installation)
Award for 2 Honourable Mentions – $500 each

Eligibility

Faculty of Art graduating students and/or student teams (maximum 3 students, at least 2 participating in Grad Ex) must be participating in Grad Ex 2017.

Submission

  • 250-word creative/artistic proposal
  • 4 images of existing work (In PDF form or digital documentation)
  • Student number and telephone number
  • Submit to: Vivian So, Program Assistant, Faculty of Art at vso@ocadu.ca

Good to know

  • Strategically important to the diversity & inclusion (LGBT+) goals
  • Once on site, you may need help to construct/install the project, which must be part of the budget
    Providing real quotes from fabricators in your budget is encouraged
  • Please consider your audience as they are primarily from corporate Toronto, it must be professional, inappropriate content will result in your submission being disqualified.
  • Project Timeline:
    Outline launch: April 20, 2017
    Proposal deadline: April 28, 2017
    Jury Day: During GradEx (May 3 – 7, 2017)
    Award Announcement: TBA
    Creation of Project: May 7 – 30, 2017
    Delivery date: May 31, 2017
    Installation date: June 1, 2017 (revealed at Scotiabank / DREAM Pride Kick-off event June 2nd) Duration of display: several months

Questions or concerns for applicants can be directed to the Project Coordinator:
Rob Nicholls, Sessional Instructor, Drawing and Painting rnicholls@faculty.ocadu.ca

Apply now!

OCAD Alumni Featured in CONTACT Photography Festival

Left: Sebastian Benitez, Untitled (from the series Not This Way Either), 2012; Right: Josée Pedneault, NÆVUS, 2013–in progress

Left: Sebastian Benitez, Untitled (from the series Not This Way Either), 2012; Right: Josée Pedneault, NÆVUS, 2013–in progress

Be sure to check out the upcoming exhibition SIGNALS & SENTIMENTS, a featured CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition, showing at the Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC). Curated by Katelyn Gallucci, the show includes work from OCAD alumni Sebastián Benítez, Petar Boskovic, Shelby Fenlon, and Jimmy Limit.

Where: Suite 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON
When: April 27–June 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27th from 6–9 pm

For more information, visit the Critical Distance website.

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