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April Hickox // Index: Works from the Permanent Collection

April Hickox, Echo, 2010-2012, chromogenic prints, 35.5cm x 28cm

April Hickox, Echo, 2010-2012, chromogenic prints, 35.5cm x 28cm

April Hickox // Index: Works from the Permanent Collection
June 22, to September 17, 2017
Opening June 22nd at 6:30 
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Over the course of over 35 years, April Hickox has mined the distinctions between personal and public sites through film, video, photography and installation. Her work is rooted in the narrative histories that individuals accumulate throughout their lives and the ability of inanimate objects to shape memory.Index will feature a selection of works by April Hickox donated to the Permanent Collection in 2012. Representing three distinct photographic series – Vantage Point, Portholes Glance, and Echo – these works convey Hickox’s interest in the aperture as both a mechanical and symbolic device. Also included in the exhibition is a new body or work from Provenance Unknown, Cancelled Paintings 2017. This work begins to question issues of value, providence, authorship.

Making its KWAG premiere, the Echo series serves as a poignant counterpoint to present-day selfie culture.  Here, Hickox creates a taxonomy of hand-mirrors, a traditionally-female heirloom which is representative of what is often thought to be a simpler time in history – a point in which self-reflection and personal actions existed largely between individuals, rather that the post-privacy milieu in which we  currently live. The mirror, for Hickox, reflects an image of how we want ourselves to be seen; it does not reflect the truth of our emotional lives, or who we think we are. Hickox’s mirrors lack a reflective surface, the result of a digital scanning process that renders each mirror as a sea of black, with a scarred and aged surface, and ultimately incapable of reciprocating our interest.

April Hickox is a lens-based artist, teacher and independent curator who lives on the Toronto Islands. Her work was been exhibited internationally and can be found in numerous Canadian collections. Hickox is currently associate professor of photography at the OCAD University in Toronto.

https://www.lensculture.com/search/projects?q=april+hickox

https://vimeo.com/aprilhickox

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/aprilhickox

Information session: Gibraltar Point: A Living Lab: April 11th

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Want something different this Summer/Spring Term?
Consider CROS 3003 – 
Gibraltar Point: A Living Lab
May 17 to June 3, 2017

Gibraltar Point: A Living Lab, is a unique interdisciplinary course open to students in all program areas including graduate studies. This week long residency embraces collaborative and community building methodologies within studio production. Students taking this course will live and work for one week at the Artscape Gibraltar Point Arts Centre, located in the Toronto Island Park, 230 hectares of unique and diverse Carolinean forest, with a community of 750 residents, located minutes from downtown Toronto by boat.

Students interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity should come to the Information Session on Tuesday, April 11th from 12 noon to 1:30. The session will take place in room 284 of 100 McCaul.

     Some subsidies are available for assistance with the accommodation fees, please enquire!

For more information Email: April Hickox, Course Leader  aprilhickox@gmail.com   

 

Project 31 – Thank you!

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Thanks to the Project 31 organizing committee, the generous artists who donated artwork and the  eager bidders who came out on Wednesday night to support the OCAD U community!  

The Photography Program would like to extend an extra special thank you to:

Kotama Bouabane, Acacia Johnson, Hugh Martin, & Tek Yang  who are directing the auction proceeds from their work to the Photography Special Projects Fund, which supports guest lecturer visits, special workshops, events, and residency programs, enriching student experience and professional opportunities.

April Hickox is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Living Laboratory at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point. This unique course includes a one week residency where OCAD U students collaborate to produce site-specific artworks and design solutions in the environment of the Toronto Islands.

Peter Sramek is directing the auction proceeds from his work to student travel for the Photography International Collaboration Studio; providing third & fourth year students the opportunity to collaborate with various universities around the world, creating artworks and new networks.

April Hickox Presents…

April Hickox, 2016

April Hickox, 2016

Please join us for the Faculty of Art Sabbatical Presentations on:

Tuesday February 28th, 2017, 12:00 –2:00 pm
OCAD U, 100 McCaul,  r
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From 12-12:30, Photography faculty April Hickox will be speaking about her 2015-2016 leave and the many projects that kept her busy during that time!  Following April’s presentation, learn what amazing things  Simone Jones and Claire Brunet on their sabbatical!

Bio: April Hickox is a lens based artist, teacher and independent curator who lives on Toronto Islands. She has been producing for over 35 years, her work includes photography, film, video and installation works. April’s work is based in narratives, the passage from one experience, to another in the life process encompassing history, memory, and site. She has been supported by all levels of funding throughout her career and has exhibited nationally and internationally. An active community leader, the founding director of Gallery 44 Center For Contemporary Photography, and a founding member of Tenth Muse Studio, and Artscape.

https://www.lensculture.com/search/projects?q=april+hickox

https://vimeo.com/aprilhickox

Instagram: aprilhickox

SPOTLIGHT on Photosequence

April Hickox, from the series Echo, 2010

April Hickox, from the series Echo, 2010

If you are looking for a Fall 1.0 credit studio-based Photo course, look here:  PHOT 3017 – Photosequence: Multiples & Text with April Hickox

This course is for intermediate students interested in combining photographs. Students will be exposed to the history, concepts and practice of image sequencing. A wide variety of approaches to image making are covered. Including, the visual narrative, image formatting, text/image relationships, book and film works. Assignments are varied and student driven. Areas that have been explored in the past include Stop animation, book binding, installation and 3 dimensional works, fiber base printing, historical practices, collage, and the intersections of digital and analogue technologies.

Prerequisites: PHOT-2002 or PHOT-2008 and 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements

For more information contact:  ahickox@faculty.ocadu.ca

At the conclusion of this course students will:

  • become familiar with current and historical trends in narrative, sequenced and text-based photographic works
  • explore step animation
  • master skills needed to do multiple printing, masking and black border printing
  • become familiar with different printing styles and other formal concerns
  • gain a general understanding of the history and contemporary practice and skills necessary to incorporate text with image in both digital and analogy systems
  • gain a general understanding of the use of the process camera, copy stands and 8×10 enlarger
  • gain an awareness of the book work as a format
  • develop skills and an understanding of the potential of combining analogy and digital applications

 

Island Sun: CROS 3003

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Summer course on the Island

Looking for an interesting 0.5 studio credit in 3rd year…  LOOK HERE

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Course Description: CROS 3003 – Gibraltar Point, A Living Lab
May 17 to June 30th, 2016 

Students come from all areas of OCAD University to work in collaboration or independently to producing site-specific artworks or design solutions. During the course, students conduct research with the support of day trips and tours on the island. Evening programming supplements the day’s activities through the coordination of meals, screenings, lectures, readings and discussions. students participate in workshops and group critiques with visiting artists. This interdisciplinary initiative embraces collaborative and community building methodologies within studio production. There is potential to partner with the island parks department to work on permanent and temporary projects.

The student residency takes place at the Gibraltar Point Art Centre on Toronto Islands from May 24th to June 30th.  Students from across the university curriculum work and live together to create a dynamic residency. This is a half credit course. The first class is at OCAD U in Room 543 on May 17 the second class is on May 19th and will be a day trip to the Island.

There is an additional fee for accommodation fee at the Art Centre, there are also camping sites available.

If for some reason you have issues registering or questions about this course for please let me know.

Faculty: April Hickox:  aprilhickox@gmail.com

The course includes up to three spaces for graduate students. If a graduate student is interested, they will need to speak to me and their graduate supervisor about additional course content to meet the graduate level criteria.

 

CROS 3003: Summer Residency Course with April Hickox

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CROS-3003 GIBRALTAR POINT: A Living Lab, an artist residency on the Island May 17 to June 3, 2016

Students taking this course will live and work for one week at the Artscape Gibraltar Point Arts Centre, located in the Toronto Island Park, 230 hectares of unique and diverse Carolinean forest, with a community of 750 residents, located minutes from downtown Toronto by boat. (Please Note: there is an additional fee for your accommodations at Gibraltar.)

Students interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity should come to the Information Session on Wed, April 6 at 12 NOON in Room 258

For more information Email: April Hickox, Course Leader aprilhickox@gmail.com

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