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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.

Gallery 44 workshops

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Gallery 44 is offering some amazing workshops that will certainly interest many members of our community!  Additionally, they are offering OCAD U students, staff and faculty the discounted members price!  Check out their upcoming workshops and make sure to note: 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 –12:00 TO 15:00
$ 50.00 CAD (member/OCAD U price)

A workshop designed to introduce participants to artist residencies, application procedures and tips, strategies for securing funding and helpful resources when considering national/international residencies.

Residencies are a fantastic opportunity to challenge an artist’s practice in a manner that is both stimulating and focused in a unique environment. It allows one travel, to meet artists, curators and other cultural practitioners, and time to research, experiment and reflect upon one’s artistic practice. This three-hour workshop led by artist and educator Elise Rasmussen will provide participants with an overview of various types of artist residencies available, resources of where to look for residencies, and considerations in finding a residency appropriate for one’s needs. The group will be given tools for putting together a strong application as well as avenues to explore when trying to secure funding. Participants are encouraged to bring past/current applications and/or a work sample of 10-15 images and an artist statement to share with the group and receive personalized feedback.

Instructor: ELISE RASMUSSEN
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016 –18:00 TO 21:00
$ 50.00 CAD (member/OCAD U price)

This workshop is designed to guide and outline the basic requirements of Graduate Schools in Fine Arts/Visual Arts in various Canadian post-secondary institutions. As one of the key components in the grad application is your visual support material, the workshop will focus on how to compile visual documentation in order to prepare comprehensive and focused visual representation of participants’ art practices. In addition, instructor June Pak will discuss some of the necessary elements in writing a concise letter of intent.

This workshop will be a great opportunity for participants to share information on different graduate schools. Prior to attending the workshop, participants should make sure to do some research on the schools that they are interested in, such as articulating what they are looking for in a graduate program, and why they are interested in that particular program.

Things to bring:

– Participants are encouraged to bring a draft copy of their letter of intent (this could be in point form as well).

– Digital versions of participants’ artwork  (.jpg, .mov, .wav. etc.)

*Students will receive member’s rates for this workshop

Instructor: JUNE PAK

Thinking about Grad School? Check this out!

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GRAD SCHOOL APPLICATIONS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016 , 6-9 pm

$50 – (OCAD U students, alumni & Gallery 44 members)

This workshop is designed to guide and outline the basic requirements of Graduate Schools in Fine Arts/Visual Arts in various Canadian post-secondary institutions. As one of the key components in the grad application is your visual support material, the workshop will focus on how to compile visual documentation in order to prepare comprehensive and focused visual representation of participants’ art practices. In addition, instructor June Pak will discuss some of the necessary elements in writing a concise letter of intent. 

This workshop will be a great opportunity for participants to share information on different graduate schools. Prior to attending the workshop, participants should make sure to do some research on the schools that they are interested in, such as articulating what they are looking for in a graduate program, and why they are interested in that particular program.

Things to bring:

– Participants are encouraged to bring a draft copy of their letter of intent (this could be in point form as well).

– Digital versions of participants’ artwork  (.jpg, .mov, .wav. etc.)

*Students will receive member’s rates for this workshop

Instructor: JUNE PAK was born in Seoul, South Korea, and now lives in Toronto, Canada. By utilizing the assumed functions of hyphenation, as to both connect and divide two (or more) entities, she investigates different means to articulate visualization of ethnicity. She resists the prescribed ethnic subject’s positioning in the current universalized and institutionalized construction of ethnic work. Her multi-disciplinary works (photo, video, sound, text, installation, performance and writing) have shown around nationally and internationally. She received numerous grants from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council for her projects, and was a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award (Visual Arts) in 2004. She holds a BFA from York University, a MFA from University of Windsor, and a PhD (Practice-based in Visual Arts) from York University. She currently teaches as a sessional lecturer in Visual Studies program at University of Toronto. http://www.junepak.ca/

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Residency Opportunity

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SEPTEMBER 4 – 7, 2015
$400.00 / $350.00 (G44 MEMBERS)

 The second annual residency held at Artscape Gibraltar Point will once again be lead by OCAD U faculty April Hickox over 4 days on Labour Day weekend. It will allow you to focus on intensively exploring new ideas or finding direction for projects in progress.  

This residency explores the representation of place and the artist’s relationship to landscape through the lens. Our interactions with the environment will be examined. Participants will be able to work independently with daily group and independent critiques, workshops as needed and power points exploring diverse artistic practice. Participants will explore the expanded image, the notion of vantage point, repetitive shooting and landscape and performance.

Price includes: Presentation, group and individual critiques from April, private accomodation and shared studio space at Artcape Gibraltar Point for 3 nights/4 days, free access to G44 rental equipment and AGP’s darkroom, 3 group dinners.

 3 spaces are still available!

If you are interested, a $200 deposit is required to secure a spot. Final date for registration is August 21st, 2015.

Registration Form and more info at Gallery 44

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