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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.

Simon Glass: Project 31

Photo Faculty, Simon Glass, is directing Project 31’s auction proceeds from his work to fourth-year awards for Photography students.

Simon Glass, Sunset, Metzuqeh Dragot Giclée print, artist’s proof 2008, 24” x 30” Courtesy of the artist Estimate: $1,600

Simon Glass, Sunset, Metzuqeh Dragot Giclée print, artist’s proof 2008, 24” x 30” Courtesy of the artist Estimate: $1,600

This photograph was taken in 2008 at the edge of the Judean Desert. It was inspired by a short text from
the Book of Jeremiah in which the prophet sees birds eeing and the skies darkening. The lighter sections of the image were shot about 20 minutes before sunset, and the darker section about 20 minutes after sunset.

In his artistic practice, archival and original photographic imagery is combined with mystical, biblical and liturgical Hebrew. Recently, his work has gravitated toward installation and examines prophecy in the context of the possibilities and impossibilities of translation, the philosophy of language and the conflation of future and past.

Simon is currently an Artist in Residence at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

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.

Barbara Astman: Project 31

Spotlight on Project 31: A live auction in support of OCAD U students.

Active community member and OCAD U Faculty, Barbara Astman is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Photography Program Special Projects Fund.

Barbara Astman, It’s all about style #38, Mixed media on stonehenge paper 2014, 22” x 30” Courtesy of the artist and Corkin Gallery. Estimate: $5,000

Barbara Astman, It’s all about style #38, Mixed media on stonehenge paper 2014, 22” x 30”
Courtesy of the artist and Corkin Gallery. Estimate: $5,000

Barbara Astman’s fascination with newspapers and media is an ongoing obsession, but, with the It’s all about style series, Astman is exploring new approaches to producing artworks whose meaning and essence are partially revealed through the tactility of the materials from which they are made.

This shift to working primarily with non-traditional and lo-tech, handcrafted image making introduces a resourcefulness which also informs the concept.

Barbara is an OCAD U Alumni and Faculty since 1975. She is one of Canada’s most highly acclaimed artists whose work has received national and international recognition. She is represented by the Corkin Gallery in Toronto.

“I love photography for its tenuous relationship to reality. There’s a kind of realism there – whether it is reality or not, but it connects us to it. So even if I’m creating these strange installations with coffee mugs, and key chains, and all of that, there’s still this image, and this image then does connect you to reality” 

She is one of 46 donor artists for Project 31, OCAD University’s faculty art auction to support student programming.

 

Check out: This beautiful series of artists statements + photographs of Barbara captured by Photojournalist, Marta Iwanek, on Wonderer and this recent interview from The Artful City.

 

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

Elaine Waisglass: Project 31

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

Peter Sramek: Project 31

Spotlight on Project 31: A live auction in support of OCAD U students

Peter Sramek, The Courtyard of the Bargello, Archival pigment print, ed. 1 of 5, 2007, 18" x 44" Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Bulger Gallery Estimate: $3,350

Peter Sramek, The Courtyard of the Bargello,
Archival pigment print, ed. 1 of 5, 2007, 18″ x 44″
Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Bulger Gallery Estimate: $3,350

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Art and cutting-edge educator Peter Sramek is directing the auction proceeds from his work to international collaborations for the Photography Department, including student travel.

The Courtyard at the Bargello comes from Sramek’s Italia Panoramica series and was made during his last tenure as Florence Program Coordinator in 2007. This series captures the rich history of the Italian architecture and countryside in black and white. Sramek is Acting Dean in the Faculty of Art and has taught in the Photography program since 1976. His recent work explores photography’s ability to represent sites of cultural history and the ambience of these architectural spaces.

The live auction will happen: 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Catalogue Preview

April Hickox: Project 31

Spotlight on Project 31: A live auction in support of OCAD U students

Active community member and much loved faculty  April Hickox is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Living Laboratory on the Toronto Islands, where OCAD U students work in collaboration to produce site-specific artworks and design solutions while residing at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point.

April Hickox, Wood land pillar, Archival ink jet print, artist proof, 2014, 24" x 39", Courtesy of the artist & Katzman Contemporary, Estimate: $3,900

April Hickox, Wood land pillar, Archival ink jet print, artist proof, 2014, 24″ x 39″,
Courtesy of the artist & Katzman Contemporary, Estimate: $3,900

“Human intervention within a natural landscape is a central theme in my work, I examine issues of site and place within a constructed landscape. Invasive species continue to explore hidden tracts of land that have escaped development.”

Supported by all levels of funding throughout her career, Hickox has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is an active community leader, the founding director of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, a founding member of Tenth Muse Studio and a founding member of Artscape. A former Chair of Photography, Hickox is currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Art, and Curatorial Chair for Art with Heart auction for Casey House. Hickox is represented by Katzman Contemporary in Toronto.

To view more of April’s work, review the recent project on landscape photography curated by Scott McLeod for the  Ontario Arts Council or visit Lensculture.

The live auction will happen: 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Catalogue Preview

Elaine Waisglass: Project 31

Spotlight on Project 31: A live auction in support of OCAD U students

Elaine Waisglass, "Hibiscus" (Rose of Sharon “David”) Limited edition ink jet print, archival inks on archival Arches Watercolour Paper, edition 1 of 12 2014, 42 x 42 inches Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Gallery Estimate: $5,500

Elaine Waisglass, “Hibiscus” (Rose of Sharon “David”) Archival Inkjet Print, 2014, 42″ x 42″, Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Gallery, Estimate: $5,500

Talented artist and supportive alumni Elaine Waisglass is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Photography program!

“I grew up in a bleak Toronto suburb in a house where the garden consisted of a bit of grass front and back, a skinny maple tree in the front yard and a wire fence. My grandmother, on the other hand, had a very different kind of garden. It had beautiful colours and perfumes, flowers for vases, fruits and vegetables for dinner. To me, that little garden was paradise. From the time I was a very little girl my greatest wish was that one day I would have my own garden just like hers. Many years later my dream came true. The only problem was winter, when there were no flowers at all, only a thick blanket of snow. The solution was to photograph the flowers so I could see them all year round.”

“More than anything I must, must have flowers, always, always.” – Claude Monet

The live auction will happen: 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Catalogue Preview

 

Keesic Douglas: Project 31

Keesic Douglas, "Fracture", 2014

Keesic Douglas, “Fracture”, 2014

Spotlight on Project 31: A live auction in support of OCAD U students

We are thankful for the generous support of faculty & alumni like Keesic Douglas.  Keesic is directing the auction proceeds from his work to special projects in the Photography Program.

“My work explores ways of knowing and ways of being through an Indigenous lens. I question historical inaccuracies and beliefs about First Nations experiences on Turtle Island (North America) and look at the environment and people’s relationships with the earth.”

The live auction will happen: 

Thursday, March 26, 2015
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Artwork Preview: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Catalogue Preview

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