Posts Tagged ‘collage’

Far Out Exhibition at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library

Far Out Exhibition

OCAD U Library presents FAR OUT Exhibition, curated by Emily Harrison and Marta Chudolinska featuring weird and bizarre artworks exploring unconventional and alternate realities.

It’s a multidisciplinary exhibition that includes everything from sculpture, photography and video, to collage and paintings, by a diverse group of OCAD U students and alumni artists — Adrienne Crossman, Ana Jofre, Andre Kan, Emily Waknine, Lucas Johnson, Marta Chudolinska, Petar Boskovic, Sam Pedicelli, Sarah Munro, Tara Dorey and Yan Wen Gillian Chang.

Poster for Far Out featuring Lady Fingers by Sarah Munro

This diversified collection of artwork attempts to extend the boundary of creative communication which reflects the OCAD U Library environment, which encourages the investigation, questioning, and challenging of traditional forms of information and knowledge.

On until October 3rd.



06 2014

Working Title

A diverse collection of original artwork; collage, painting and screenprints is on display at a group exhibition titled, Working Title, here at the Learning Zone. Featuring works by Josh Apostolopoulos, Tiffany Pang, Sam Pedicelli, Emily Waknine including Sab Meynert who has recently earned her OCAD U Bachelor of Design in Illustration.

Emily Waknine curated Working Title, because of her interest in seeing artwork that her co-workers at the Learning Zone were making and thought that it would be cool to see everyone’s work exhibited together, looking at the similarities and contrasts in their artwork.

On until August 15th.

Josh Apostolopoulos

Where do you get your inspirations from?

Visually, almost anything I see, but the stuff that inspires me conceptually is more accidental. I collect images both physical and digital that inspire me visually and kind of amass a collection, but with conceptual inspiration I tend to keep written notes about what exactly I experienced and the thoughts that followed.

What process or methods were you studying at the time that may have influenced you to create these images?

All of my work in the show was made during a screenprinting course I took this summer, so these pieces are my first explorations into some of those methods.

Do you have a summer reading list?

Right now I’m reading Design as Art by Bruno Munari, as well as This Means This, This Means That by Sean Hall, I’ve got tons of other books sitting on shelves waiting to be read. No list, just whatever I’m compelled to read.

Tiffany Pang

Where does your inspiration come from?

My inspiration comes from people with the mastery of their craft. On a personal level, I’m impressed with the shop technician’s knowledge and expertise. I aspire to be like them one day.

What process or methods were you studying at the time that may have influenced you to create these images?

I like the visual aesthetics of the nude female form, so I spend my off-time drawing and painting the female form, especially on found objects like cardboard from shoe boxes or wood which has a collage appeal.

Do you have a summer reading list?

Besides design books, I’m really into two books right now, The History of the World in 100 Weapons by Chris McNab and Making Things Move by Dustyn Roberts.

Sam Pedicelli

Where does your inspiration come from?

I take a lot of my inspiration from feminist artists, some contemporary, some historical, both stain painters and artists that work with embroidery, something that I try to combine in my work. My interest in embroidery has inspired me to study fibre based art.

What process or methods were you studying at the time that may have influenced you to create these images?

It was from my first abstract painting class at OCAD, which provided me with the basis to understand abstract art better.










Do you have a summer reading list?

No, I’ve only been reading artists interviews as in the case of sculptor and installation artist Jessica Stockholder.

Emily Waknine

Where does your inspiration come from?

Pictures, paintings, painters, drawings, materials, films, photographs.  A lot of my work comes out of exploring  and playing with materials.

What process or methods were you studying at the time that may have influenced you to create these images?

I am very interested in collage for the past year as my means of expression. I was fixated on images of body builders with defined muscles, and I wanted to incorporate biology textbook illustrations of functions of the body with machine imagery. I have been obsessed with grid systems which is why I use isometric and grid paper as the base of my drawings and collages. For these works I wanted to explore the similarities between bodies and machines, functions of the brain and computer processor.










Do you have a summer reading list?

I’m currently reading Just Kids by Patti Smith. I like it a lot.

Sab Meynert

Where does your inspiration come from?

Right now from the people that I create with. I have noticed that its not a specific thing but the people around me that have amped me up to be passionate.

What do you enjoy most about studying art?

I can translate what I learned into life experiences and it seems to be a sustainable thing because it comes from within.

What are your plans when you graduate?

Move to San Francisco, be famous and go to Iceland.

To learn more about Sab, please read her student profile.



07 2013

Celebrate International Zine Month at the LZ

Sam Pedicelli


July is International Zine Month! Let’s celebrate — read a zine each day to keep the summertime blues away.

Join us at the Learning Zone in celebration of International Zine Month and make a page for our Summer Memories Zine!







07 2013

Encountering Diverse Communities

Encountering Diverse Communities artivism collage work, created by Pam Patterson’s Art & Design Education Lab Advanced Class of Summer 2013, is presently on exhibition at the Learning Zone.

These collages reflect the students’ experiential response to their placement within a cultural institution involving OCAD U learning partners – AGO, Regent Park Community Centre, Clinton Street Junior Public School and Gilda’s Club, exploring themes of dignity/respect, hope, understanding, and change.

“The following collages incorporate themes which were essential to facilitating a healthy and constructive learning/social environment” — CROS 4B02 Art and Design Education Lab

Contributors to the artivism collage work: Astha Bhatia; Jasmine Buckingham; Hudson Christie; Megan d’Angelo; William Hollingshead; Nazil Nahidi; Hareen Qureshy; Julia Sardinha; Natascha Shena; Angelina Stoikova; Cassidy Tam; Pam Patterson; Peter Rahul.




06 2013

COLLAGE THIS WALL: Interactive Installation

A Big Thank You to all of the creative minds who participated in this summer’s interactive installation experiment, Collage This Wall, installed by the Learning Zone.



10 2012

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