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Month: January 2015 (page 3 of 3)

Peter Sramek Exhibition

Piercing Time Paris after Marville and Atget – 1865 –2012
by Peter Sramek


From January 7 to January 31, 2015
Opening Wednesday January, 7th – 7pm

Spadina Galerie Pierre Léon
24, Spadina Road
Free entrance

This exhibition compares different photographs of Paris from the nineteenth century to nowadays: photographs from Charles Marville, who worked under Georges Haussmann; from Eugène Atget, talented photograph from the early twentieth century; and from Peter Sramek himself. This project highlights the wealth and history of Paris’ urban planning, its continuity as much as its shortages by juxtaposing 183 contemporary “rephotographs” taken by the author with images taken by Charles Marville and by Eugène Atget.  Learn more

Peter Sramek’s exhibition will be preceded by a lecture in English at 6pm about Parisian urban design, hosted by Keith Bresnahan, teacher at OCAD University.

Alliance Francaise Toronto
24 Spadina Road
TorontoON, M5R 2S7

Bio: Currently Interim Dean of the Faculty of Art, Peter Sramek has taught photography at OCAD U since 1976 during which time he has also assumed various administrative roles including Acting Head of Photography, Acting Chair of Technological Studies, Assistant Dean and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Art. He has been Co-ordinator of the Florence Off-Campus Studies Program 3 times, most recently in the fall of 2007. He was a founding member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and carries on an active practice in both photography and book arts which encompasses film-based and digital processes, as well as excursions into video installation, audio and sculpture.

Call for submissions






OCAD U Photography Students,

We are starting an Instagram account for the Photography Department at OCAD U  this year.  The concept for this account is to showcase the works of our students and department in an on-line portfolio.  It will act as a tool to help promote our students outside the university while also representing the strength of our program.

The account will go live sometime next week.

Please follow and tag us @ocadu_photo

Call for submission:

Open to all students in the Photography Department regardless of year or stream. Please submit your works!

What We Need:

-We are requesting you send us 5 images for us to select from.

-file size 10 by 10 inches at 100 dpi

-file type .jpg

please caption your images as follows:

Artist Name, Title of work, Year of work, Year of study, @insta user name      

example: Joe Brown, Untitled, 2015, 4th year photo, @joebrown

-if your images are landscape or portrait format please adjust the canvas size and include a white border.

-Images should be colour corrected and sized appropriately.  We will not make any aesthetic decisions on your behalf.

When Do We Need It?

Deadline for the first round of submissions is Thursday January the 15th at 5pm.  Sooner is better!

please send submissions to npye@faculty.ocadu.ca

Florence Exhibit Opens Tonight

Join us tonight in celebrating both Peter Porcal and the wonderful artwork produced during the 2013-14 Florence Program.  This group exhibition showcases three of our current Photo Thesis students: Gabby Frank, Allison Morris, &  Nicolas Vo

The Great Hall, 2nd Floor of 100 McCaul St
Reception begins at 6pm on Tues, Jan 6th.
Lo Studio Divino continues to Jan 12, 2015



Ragnar Kjartansson and Davíð Þór Jónson present: An Evening of Misery


Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson is one of the most acclaimed performance artists of his generation. His work, characterized by durational experiments, employs the language of art, music, and theatre while playing on contradictory emotions. Inspired by classical and popular musical traditions and accompanied by his musician friends, Kjartansson will create a unique performance not to be missed. The event coincides with the opening night of Villa Toronto, an innovative international art project organized by Raster Gallery based in Warsaw, Poland.

Performance presented in partnership with i8 Gallery.

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, Walker Court                                                        

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015, 9 pm – midnight

Free tickets are required and will be available January 2, 2015 at 10 am.


Meet Miranda July in Toronto



Join award-winning filmmaker and artist Miranda July, in conversation with Sheila Heti, as they discuss her spectacular debut novel, The First Bad Man.

Learn more about the book: http://books.simonandschuster.ca/The-First-Bad-Man/Miranda-July/9781439172568

Date:  January 29th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Location:  The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge, Toronto, Ontario m4w 2g8

April Hickox Exhibition Extended!

April Hickox’s exhibition at Katzmen Contemporary
has been extended until Jan 10, 2015

April Hickox, "Invasive Landscape" (OCAD U Photo Faculty)

April Hickox, “Invasive Landscape” (OCAD U Photo Faculty)

Katzmen Contemporary is located at: 

86 Miller St  Toronto  M6N 2Z9
Tuesday-Thursday 11-5
Friday- Saturday 11-6
or by appointment

To get to the gallery via TTC, take the 168 Symington bus north from Dundas West Station to the stop at Osler and Davenport; the gallery is one street west of the stop.



Hello 2015!

Cailen Speers, Installation at Union Station Holiday Marketplace, 2014

Installation photos, student exhibition at the Union Station Holiday Marketplace, Toronto, 2014, Photo by Cailen Speers

Exciting things are happening at OCAD University !

Our Photography Program is filled with students, faculty, technicians and alumni who are constantly engaging with the community on a local and global level. In celebration of the great things that are going on here, we have decided to create a hub to share news about the art exhibitions, lectures, publications, awards, and all sorts of other related items that our group is celebrating and offering!

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