- OCAD Photo Thesis: ‘The Fortune of Having Been There’
27 emerging artists from OCAD University’s photography thesis program present their graduate work in the exhibition, The Fortune of Having Been There, as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Toronto, ON, April 13, 2014 – The exhibition, The Fortune of Having Been There (The Project Gallery, May 14 to June 10, 2015) – showcases the work of 27 graduates of OCAD’s photography thesis program. This month long exhibition, curated into three distinct shows by students from OCAD’s Criticism and Curatorial Practices program, introduces the next generation of local artists and curators.
Volume I (May 14 – 24), curated by Tori Maas. This exhibition brings together images and objects from artists’ interactions with space and site, the landscapes they inhabit, and the tension created by the collision of public and private lives. Opening Friday May 15, 5-8pm.
Volume II (May 25 – June 2), curated by Sara Nicole England. The gateway into this exhibition is the idea of “doubling.” Included works incorporate subject matter that mirrors the “double nature” of photography; twinning, duplication, generation, imagined selves and masquerade are all at play. Opening Thursday May 28, 5-8pm.
Volume III (June 3 – 10), curated by Stephanie Peikert. As humans, we often associate ourselves with external entities in order to ground us in our journey. Exploring the relationship between individuals and objects, works in this exhibit reveal the associations, tensions and struggles inherent to identity and self-discovery. Opening Friday June 5, 5-8pm.
These events are open to the public and press. The artists and curator of each volume will be in attendance during the respective opening reception. For a full list of participating artists please view the exhibition website: ocadphotothesis2015.tumblr.com.
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Exhibition Title: The Fortune of Having Been There Details: The Project Gallery, 1109 Queen St. E. May 14 to June 10, 2015. Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 2 pm to 8 pm. Saturday to Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm Gallery Website: projectgallerytoronto.com Gallery Contact: Devan Patel (416) 315-1192 firstname.lastname@example.org Student Contact: Lucas Johnson (647) 832-6915 email@example.com Exhibition Website: ocadphotothesis2015.tumblr.com Contact Exhibition Page: scotiabankcontactphoto.com
- OPAS Annual Show: Nov 20 – Dec 3 PHOTO ALBUMARTWORK CATALOG
Opening Reception: Saturday Nov 22nd (1-5pm)
Exhibition Dates: November 20 – December 3, 2014
‘Visions in the Open Air’
This exhibition will feature approximately 100 paintings, done on location, by 28 unique artist members of the Ontario Plein Air Society. The subjects vary from landscapes, urban-scapes, country-scapes, harbours and more. This exhibition shows that new twists on traditional styles such as post-impressionism, impressionism, Fauve, Canadian Impressionism are emerging in new artists as well as more seasoned artists. You’ll see paintings ranging from highly realistic to almost abstract. In all cases, there were painted sitting right in front of the subject, rain or shine.
Join us at the Artists’ Reception between 1pm and 5pm Saturday, November 22. Many of the artists will be in attendance for the reception, and there will also be prizes awarded for the top works in our show, as judged by Dalibor Dejanovic, a splendid, plein air, pastel painter.
OPAS is a young organization, formed 5 years ago by Zan Barrage. For the last 3 years it has been run by Keith Thirgood and a volunteer Board of Directors. Its mandate is to promote plein air painting in Ontario. The Society is a non-commercial group dedicated to serving its artist members and educating the general public about plein air painting.Opening Reception: Saturday Nov 22nd (1-5pm) Exhibition Dates: November 20 – December 3, 2014 ‘Visions in the Open Air’ This exhibition will feature approximately 100 paintings, done on location, by 28 unique artist members of the ...
- Deck the Walls: Dec 6-31
Opening Reception: Saturday Dec 6th, 2-6pm
Festive Reception: Thursday Dec 11th, 6-10pm
Exhibition: Dec 6-31, 2014 *EXTENDED until January 7th, 2015
Project Gallery will be hosting it’s second large-format salon style exhibition of contemporary artworks from Dec 6-31, 2014 entitled DECK THE WALLS. There will be an opening afternoon reception on Saturday Dec 6th from 2-6pm, and an evening reception the following Thursday Dec 11th from 6-10pm. The Salon exhibition style was established in 1667 in France by the Academie des Beaux-Arts and held in the Louvre. To accommodate the vast quantity of work submitted by students of the Academie, artworks were displayed from floor to ceiling with little space separating frames. This style has since been incorporated throughout history in museums and galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario’s display of its European collection. Project Gallery will be integrating this historic exhibition style for the second time with the gallery’s walls strategically filled with over 500 artworks that are 12” x 12” or smaller.
Featuring over 850 artworks by 156 artists:
Edward Abela Antonio Afable Carlene Allen Marley Allen-Ash Neal Armstrong Chris Austin Claire Bartleman Yolaine Bastien Vincent Leslie Becker Sebastian Benitiez Wendy Berrmingham Marko Bertuzzo Loredana Blandisi Katherine Blaszczak Vera Bobson Jen Bolt Dean Bradley Alexander Bregman Monika Brigitta Gado Lex Buchanan Rebecca Cairns Rebecca Cairns Matthew Catalano Emma Chadwick Cameron Chalmers Chen Chao Nelson Cheng Ka-Eun Choi Kevin Columbus Kevin Compuesto Graham Curry Lesja Cymbaly Susan Dain Colin Davis Gregory De Lisle Shannon Dickie Zara Diniz Tara Dorey Barabara Eguchi Josh Emiter Elisabeth Ergaten Laura Fedynszyn John Filin Krvg Natalijia Fischer Agnieszka Foltyn Maya Foltyn Michelle Foran Becky Gaber Project Gallery Steph George Mark Gleberzon Kat Gomboc Scott Goudie Tania Guzman Madelayne Hajek Jennifer Han David Harcombe Philip Hare Matt Harley Laura Harrison Brian Harvey Laura Heaney James Hewitt Jane Hur Jane Hur Tiffany Huta Eric AG Jackson Lisa Johnson Andre Kan Patricia Kirinkov Puneet Kohli Marzena Kotapska Bridgit Lanni Magdalena Lesniak Christopher Lim Helena Lindala-Hamart Erin Loree Claudette Losier Les Luxemburger Lorette Luzajic Mayra Majano Devon Marinac Christina Mazzulla Vernon Mccombs Michael McGlennon Mike McGlennon Cate McGuire Jordan McKie Sharon Mendonca Tamar Meshel Sandy Middleton Loraine Mohar Allen Moore Catherine Morelli Joseph Muscat Julien Nema Lisa Ng Phouong Nguyen Michele Niffeler Ramona Nordal James Nye Komi Olaf Ruthia Pak Regis Lorraine Parrow Hirshen Patel Devan Patel Sara Pearson Chris Perez Francis Pratt Katerina Pravdiviaia Roslyn Ramsay Ryan Rivando Pamela Rojas Emily May Rose Monika Rosen Kendra Sartorelli Joel Sartorelli Callen Schaub Oriah Scott Kate Simerson Shawn Skier Lorie Slater Jennifer Smithwell Rachel Stec Cortney Stephenson Karen Taylor Tony Taylor Doug Temple Danilo The Artist Keith Thirdgood Colton Thomas Gilson Quinn Thurston Michelle Tourikian Sustai Ulanbaagen Lauren Vaile Ilana Van Zyl Adina Ana Vomisesuo Angela Walcott Helen Walter Matt Waples Richard Warner Kristyn Watterworth Krystn Watterworth Jenn Weber Bradford Wilson Tian Yu Selene Yuen Selene Yuen Shaheer Zuzai Billy Franklin & Jordan McKie Goonone Kathy Marlene Bailey Jon Fox Spencer Robertson Amy Roger Ann Somers