Dianne Davis, Untitled from ‘green, dripping, glistening, gorgeous’, 2016, 11” x 8.5”Salon 44
GALLERY 44 CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY – SALON 44
Friday, Mar 4-Sun, Mar 20th
Opening Reception, Mar 4, 6-10pm
Salon 44 is Gallery 44’s annual fundraising exhibition in support of their education and exhibition programs. Representing the best in Canadian photography, Salon 44 brings together an incredible collection of over 70 established and emerging artists with works priced for both new and seasoned collectors alike.
OCAD U is prominent in the selection of artists, this includes:
Kotama Bouabane (Faculty & Alumni)
Miles Collyer (Alumni & Career Development Coordinator)
Nathan Cyrpys (Alumni)
Dianne Davis (Alumni)
Jonathan Groeneweg (Faculty)
April Hickox (Alumni, Faculty & Founding Member of Gallery 44)
Brendan George Ko (Alumni)
Surendra Lawoti (Faculty)
Jennifer Long (Faculty)
Darren Rigo (Alumni)
TEK (Alumni & Photo Technician)
Lauren Vaile (Alumni & Admissions and Recruitment Assistant)
Nicholas Vo (Alumni)
Additional artists Please see salon44.tumblr.com for online gallery.
401 Richmond Street West Suite 120
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices.
Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.
Opening: Friday February 12 at 6:00 to 900 PM.
Artist Present: Saturday February 13, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
April Hickox, Untitled From “Provenance Unknown”, Chromogenic print, 2016
April Hickox: Provenance Unknown
Provenance Unknown brings together seven interlocking bodies of work that explore providence, authorship, and the structures in place for the teaching of art. This series begins to question how we determine what is “art” … the final product that artists present to the world … what has value in the cultural market … and what remains unseen within the artistic process. Provenance Unknown will be paired with new works by James Gardner.
86 Miller Street
Toronto ON M6N 2Z9
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 11-4:30, Friday- Saturday 11-6
Bio: April Hickox is a lens based artist, teacher and independent curator who lives on Toronto Islands. She has been producing for over 35 years, her work includes photography, film, video and installation works. April’s work is based in narratives, the passage from one experience, to another in the life process encompassing history, memory, and site. She has been supported by all levels of funding throughout her career and has exhibited nationally and internationally. An active community leader, the founding director of Gallery 44 Center For Contemporary Photography, and a founding member of Tenth Muse Studio, and Artscape.
April is currently associate professor of photography at the OCAD University in Toronto.
April Hickox, Invasive Species Series
BEYOND THE PINES: HOMER WATSON AND
THE CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN LANDSCAPE
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOMER WATSON HOUSE & GALLERY
Contemporary Artists include Jason Brown, Jennifer Carvalho, April Hickox (OCAD U Photography faculty & alumni), Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, Gavin Lynch, Reinhard Reitzenstein, & Monica Tap .
On now at The Art Gallery of Mississauga until –January 1, 2016
Bus Tour: Saturday, October 3, 12–6 pm
FREE bus tour from Toronto to AGM, Hamilton Artists Inc. and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Registration required. RSVP at email@example.com. Detailed schedule available online.
Catalogue Launch: Thursday, November 26, 6 pm
In the late 19th and early 20th century, Homer Watson brought the Canadian landscape to the attention of the art world, and artists are still drawn to the subject today. Together in this exhibition, the workof Watson and contemporary Canadian artists illustrates the universality of our quest to appreciate and capture the truth of the landscape in which we live.
A special acknowledgement and thank you to AGM Board Chair, Robert Tattersall and the Community Foundation of Mississauga for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition.
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
An amazing and very unique summer course you should know about!
Artist Residency Gibraltar Point: A Living Laboratory (CROS 3003)
Photo by: CROS 3003 Faculty, April Hickox
May 2015: This half credit course runs Tuesdays and Thursday 8:30am to 2:30pm starting May 19th with a week residency from May 23-30th . This is a cross-disciplinary studio based course (CROS 3003) and registration is open to all third and fourth year students.
The Toronto Island park is a 230 hectares of unique and diverse Carolinea forest with a small community of 750 residence, located minutes from downtown Toronto. Students taking this course will live and work for one week at the Artscape Gibraltar Point Arts Centre. Students interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity should come to the Information session on. April 14th at 4:00 pm in Room 258
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view student works go to: http://livinglaboratory.tumblr.com/archive
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
“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.
Congratulations to Professor April Hickox
on receiving an Ontario Arts Council: Senior Artist Grant!
This funding will help support the continuation of April’s series Invasive Species. Following is an excerpt from her artist statement:
“Human intervention within a natural landscape is a central theme of my work. Through photography, I begin to examines issues of site and place as linked to the constructed landscape and its various uses. This latest body of work is inspired by lifelong connection to Toronto Island and its immediate environment. Like most urban parks, the Toronto Island Park, has been constructed over time as a stylized wilderness environment for the public. Here, as elsewhere, there has been a movement away from formal parks towards more naturalized landscapes which allow for pockets of “urban wilderness.” As the population of Toronto grows, and the waterfront becomes home to a large community of people, the Island Park is being used in different (and sometimes more intense ways). This work documents the traces and interactions of park users −abandoned objects and remnants, ranging from a hammock suspended over a lagoon to Christmas trees hung from a linden tree.”
April Hickox’s exhibition at Katzmen Contemporary
has been extended until Jan 10, 2015
April Hickox, “Invasive Landscape” (OCAD U Photo Faculty)
Katzmen Contemporary is located at:
86 Miller St Toronto M6N 2Z9
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.