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The Power Plant – Sunday Scene

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Please join Betty Julian as she responds to the current exhibition The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding at the Power Plant for Sunday Scene.

*Free Admission 

About Sunday Scene:  Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.

When: Sunday March 29th at 2:00pm

Where: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay W., Toronto, On., M5J2G8

Sunday Scene Link:  http://thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Sunday-Scene/Betty-Julian.aspx

Exhibition Link:  http://www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2015/Winter-Spring/The-Unfinished-Conversation–Encoding-Decoding.aspx

Bio:  Betty Julian is a curator of contemporary art and professor at OCAD University in the Photography program. Since 2000, she has been a member of the curatorial council at Prefix ICA. Her multi-disciplinary critical and curatorial practice concentrates on the aesthetic, critical and cultural interrogation of still and moving images with emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives, ideologies of gender, human difference(s) and representation(s).

Congratulations Johanna Householder!

Congratulations to Johanna Householder for her mention in the Metro Paper today!  Professor Householder is involved in a project that gives Female Canadian Artists more presence on Wikipedia.  This event takes place at the AGO in celebration of International Women’s Day.

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Off Balance – Ivan Capote, Yoan Capote, Omar Gámez

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Omar Gámez, Omar (Self Portrait), 2007-2010, C-Print, 26 x 1/2 x 39 1/2 in

Julie M. Gallery is pleased to welcome guest artists Ivan Capote, Yoan Capote and Omar Gámez. The exhibition marks the first professional collaboration between curator Magda Gonzalez-Mora and newly appointed gallery manager, Rodrigo Barriuso.
Off Balance emanates from the curators’ observation of what often disrupt our emotional and psychological stability, and the intuitive impulse to develop coping mechanisms to front this adversity. Using the poetic and metaphoric interpretation of the Capote brothers and Gámez, this exhibition comprises a number of pieces that, together, delineate a unified psychological journey.
Where:  Julie M. Gallery 15 Mill Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3R6 When: February 5 – March 16, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS JENNIFER LONG!!!

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Congratulation to Assistant Professor Jennifer Long on receiving an Ontario Art Council – Visual Artist: Mid-Career Project Grant!!!

Jennifer will be producing a new body of research that deals with constructed narratives through a feminist lens.  Please see excerpt below.

For the past fifteen years, my artistic practice has explored issues of doubt, vulnerability, perceived ideals, and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships.  Working with constructed narratives and a Feminist lens I describe the emotions and quiet moments of everyday life.  Touch, gesture and gaze all play significant roles as conduits of conscious and unconscious modes of communication.  Since 2009 my artwork has concentrated on issues surrounding pregnancy and motherhood through the series Swallowing Ice (2009), Fold (2011-date), and Imminent (2012-2014).  Linking all of these works are prominent themes of identity loss, self-reflection, isolation and ambivalence.  This new imagery continues my commitment to the investigation and documentation of the lives of women, advancing my past work on mothering, the gaze, one’s sense of self, societal expectations, intimacy, and routine.

 

CONGRATULATIONS SURENDRA LAWOTI!!!

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Congratulation to Instructor Surendra Lawoti on receiving an Ontario Art Council – Visual Artist: Mid-Career Project Grant!!!

Surendra will be continuing his research project “This Country is Yours”.  Please see description below.

I will be using the grant to fund my on-going project ‘This Country is Yours.’ I will be traveling to Nepal in July/August to photograph for the project. The work focuses on activists of six social and political movements including women, indigenous nationalities and LGBT community during the writing of Nepal’s new constitution. The above-mentioned groups lacks tremendous representational deficit in governance, judiciary, legislature, leadership of mainstream political parties, security sectors, intelligentsia, media and bureaucracy. My work aims to provide a visual representation of the actors and the issues they champion during the crucial moment of writing Nepal’s new constitution.

Winter Opening Party – The Power Plant

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Winter Opening Party at The Power Plant.

Join us for a FREE party to celebrate the opening of the major group exhibition, The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding on view from 23 January 2015 until 18 May 2015.

*Free Admission 

When: Friday January 23rd at 8:00pm

Where: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay W., Toronto, On., M5J2G8

The Power Plant – Sunday Scene

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Installation view of Spectres by Sven Augustijnen

Please join Marvin Luvualu Antonio, 4th year OCAD U Photography Thesis Student, as he leads a discussion inspired by the new exhibition The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding at the Power Plant for Sunday Scene.  Congratulations Marvin!

*Free Admission 

About Sunday Scene:  Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.

When: Sunday February 1st at 2:00pm

Where: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay W., Toronto, On., M5J2G8

Sunday Scene Link:  http://www.thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Sunday-Scene/Marvin-Luvualu-Antonio.aspx

Exhibition Link:  http://www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2015/Winter-Spring/The-Unfinished-Conversation–Encoding-Decoding.aspx

George Whiteside Talks Photography

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WHEN: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 – 6:45

After graduating OCA in 1979, George Whiteside started his career as an artist regularly showing in galleries across Canada and internationally.  He was a founding member of YYZ gallery in 1979. By 1981 commercial work began taking up the majority of his time, contributing to most major magazines and fashion advertising campaigns in Canada as well as the U.S.  He has also managed to continue to exhibiting personal work from the last 4 decades and in the last 5 years began focusing on fine art.  He is in the permanent collection of the AGO and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

WHERE: OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 McCaul Street – Auditorium, Room 190

Check out his site here: http://www.georgewhiteside.com/

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