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Antonio Giacchetti at Gallery 44

Antonio Giacchetti detail from Sense and Sentiment, 2017 Liquid light, polyurethane on cold rolled steel

Antonio Giacchetti
detail from Sense and Sentiment, 2017 Liquid light, polyurethane on cold rolled steel

Congratulations to Photo alumni and 2016 Verant Richards Award Recipient Antonio Giacchetti on the opening of Sense and Sentiment at Gallery 44!

Opening Reception June 9,6:00PM to 8:00PM
Friday, June 9, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
401 Richmond St W, ste 120, Toronto

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Drawing influence from the history of non-representational photography, and recent practices by the artist in this field of production, this series serves as an active rejection of sensibility and sentimentality. Using steel, a material foundational to the social and economic structure of the artist’s hometown Hamilton, Giacchetti creates images that are fundamentally reductive in both form and meaning; offering up the representational history of photography in exchange for a photograph that essentially refers to and depicts nothing but itself. After sensitizing plates using a silver-gelatin emulsion, the plates are then exposed to ambient light in Giacchetti’s hometown. Although definitive in intention and execution, this work embraces objectivity in its purest form, reducing an image of the artist’s history to a flat black plane.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with OCAD University.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

Antonio Giacchetti is a writer and visual artist practicing in Southern Ontario, and has recently completed a BFA in Photography at OCAD University. His practice includes a variety of experimental image making methods, conceptual and studio based photography as well as short performative and experimental films. Recent works have explored visual articulations of existential philosophy, deconstructions of the photographic image, mark-making, and notions of home, memory and formative experiences from the context of the male form. His work has been exhibited at various locations in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario as well as internationally in Tampere, Finland and Berlin, Germany.

Napier, OCAD and Ryerson Universities collaborate:

Photo by Ava Cochrane, A Chair for My Mother, 2017

Photo by Ava Cochrane, A Chair for My Mother, 2017

Please join us on International Women’s day, Wed, March 8th, from 5-7pm for the opening of the Gender & The Lens exhibition at:

Ada Slaight Student Gallery, OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, 2nd floor (North side)
Wheelchair accessible

Artists Include: Maddie AlexanderYuling ChenClea Christakos-GeeAva CochraneMara Gajic, Antonio GiacchettiRaelene GiffinAshley HiltzJesse King,  Morgan Sears WilliamsMichael SeleskiFarihah ShahAlia Youssef Curated by Jennifer Long and Clare Samuel

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L to R:  Farihah Shah, Laden Hands, 2017, Michael Seleski, Spectrum, 2016, Alia Youssef, Rayhanah, 2016

The exhibit runs from Mon, March 6 to Sat, March 11 and showcases artworks by feminist-minded students and recent graduates from Ryerson and OCAD University whose artwork explores themes of gender through lens-based mediums.  Within this installation is a slideshow entitled When The Light Shifts, by members of WildFires: Women Photographers Network in Scotland.  This initiative is part of an  ongoing series of research and networking events  between Napier (Edinburgh) University,  Ryerson University and OCAD University that focus on gender and photography.  

Photos left to right: Ashley Hiltz, selections from A Woman's Guide manual, 2016, Clea Christakos-Gee, Alexandra Rose, 2016

L to R: Ashley Hiltz, selection from A Woman’s Guide manual, 2016, Clea Christakos-Gee, Alexandra Rose, 2016

In Fall 2016, a collaboration was formed through faculty members Mary-Ann Kennedy (Napier University), Jennifer Long (OCAD University), Katherine Parhar (Napier University) and Clare Samuel (Ryerson & OCAD University). With a focus on research and creating networks to explore current trends in gender and photography, we began piloting projects in Edinburgh and Toronto with the goal of sharing information and providing opportunities for art creation and dialogue.  The Gender & The Lens exhibition is the first public presentation of this network and in May 2017, we begin our first collaborative project, Create & Converse.  This research hub will be an online platform dedicated to artworks and dialogue by lens-based artists exploring themes related to gender.

Photos left to right: Yuling Chen, still from Adios, Catalonia, 2016, Morgan Sears Williams, still from Stop, 2017

L to R : Yuling Chen, still from Adios, Catalonia, 2016, Morgan Sears Williams, still from Stop, 2017

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L to R:  Raelene Giffin, Gatherer, 2016, Mara Gajic, Untitled, from The Room series, 2014

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Maddie Alexander, Antonio Giacchetti, & Jesse King, still from Interaction, 2016

 

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NEW CENTURY Exhibition

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AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

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Thanks to the generosity of Epson Canada and our supportive local representative Andrew Patrick, OCAD U’s Photography Program is pleased to announce the 2016 Epson Awards have been granted to:  Antonio Giacchetti and Michael Seleski!

Antonio Giacchetti, Mark #8, 2016

Antonio Giacchetti, Mark #8, 2016

Antonio Giacchetti is a writer and visual artist based in Southern Ontario, currently completing a BFA in Photography at OCAD University. His practice includes a variety of experimental image making methods, conceptual and studio based photography as well as short performative and experimental films.

Recent works have explored visual articulations of existential philosophy, deconstructions of the photographic image, mark-making, and notions of home, memory, and formative experiences from the context of the male form.

His work has been exhibited at various locations in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario as well as internationally in Tampere, Finland and Berlin, Germany.

 

Michael Seleski, Spectrum, 2016

Michael Seleski, Spectrum, 2016

Canadian-born, Toronto based fashion photographer, director  and image-maker Michael Seleski seeks to explore  individuality and identity through high impact visuals.  Seleski pursued their BFA in photography at Toronto’s OCAD University and was accepted into the Mastered Photography Program with Nick Knight in 2015.  Their work showcases their ability to shoot both fashion and  portraiture to a consistently innovative and modern effect. With a bold aesthetic and refined use of lighting Seleski looks to the future of fashion image making while challenging notions of the gender binary and beauty.   Seleski’s inspirations are varied, culled from contemporary art, design, music, and literature.

ART CAMP Exhibition: Oct 22nd

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ART CAMP Exhibition at Ryerson Artscape:
October 22nd – November 15th, 2015
Opening Reception: October 22nd, 7 – 10pm

An exhibition exploring our contemporary understanding of reality from the context of the physical and digital spaces that collectively constitute our world.

Featuring work from 13 Ryerson + OCAD U photography students & alumni:
Andrea Chartrand ● Mauricio Estrada ● Abigail Lomboy ● Antonio Giacchetti ● Jesse Marcelo Sarkis ● Allison Morris ● Manuela Morales ● Hilary Riem ● Camille Rojas ● Evan Roy ● Farihah Shah ● Morgan Sears-Williams ● Cassandera Xavier

Part of the first ART CAMP Residency in collaboration with OCAD U & Ryerson University that took place at the Ryerson Artspace from May – October 2015.  Art Camp brings together 13 students from OCAD U’s Photography department and Ryerson’s School of Image Arts to collaborate on community building and art creation.  The ART CAMP Residency was founded by  Robyn Cumming, Marc Losier & Jennifer Long.

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Ryerson Artspace 
1214 Queen St. West
(416)-538-3100 

Media Contact: ryersonartspace@gmail.com

Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Friday: 1 – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12 – 5pm

HERE: opens Feb 5, 7pm

Abigail Lomboy

Abigail Lomboy

Opening Reception: Thurs, Feb 5, 2015, 7pm
Exhibition Runs: Tue, Feb 3 -Feb 15, 2015

A photography exhibit showcasing work from 10 emerging OCAD U artists exploring the self as a performative subject within the photographic frame.  Curated by: Madelyn Alexander

Featuring: Madelyn Alexander Sebastián Benítez Mara Gajic Antonio Giacchetti Abigail LomboySheana KanthanDainesha Nugent-PalacheNaz Niazi, Karella Mara Raffinan & Victoria Wojtan

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