Monday, 19 December 2011
Coming After is a collaborative exhibit featuring both local and international artists. The works focus on queer time.
Entertainment: Selections from Midcentury Studio features the works of artist Stan Douglas
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Thursday, 15 December 2011
When:Â Gifts By Artists is running from December 10-23, 2011 + January 4-28, 2012.
Where: Art MetropoleÂ is located atÂ 788 King Street West 2nd Floor, Toronto.
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For more info and to preview some of the gifts, click away:
Just in time for the holidaze, pick up great handmade items from local artists. There will be zines, comics, bookworks, prints, knit and crochet items, crafts aaaand incredible edibles. etc etc etc! neat stuff.
Also to delight your senses, musical stylings by:
DJ taz's_mom_butters_ (Sarah Butterill)
DJ AS IS (Cameron Lee)
MC Escher (Arielle Gavin)
COME on down! We got what you need.
Opening Reception: Thursday 15 December, 7 PM
Where: Mercer Union atÂ 1286 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
Front Gallery: A Fundraising Sale of Limited Edition Posters by Artists
Back Gallery: Archival Show of posters from the collection of Michael Parke-Taylor
Monday, 12 December 2011
Open call: XPACE/IMAGES festival is seeking proposals from Undergraduate and Graduate student artists working in and responding to forms of media. Proposed work should suggest a relationship with technology, communication, time-based or new media while considering the space in which it will occupy.
Submissions may include, but are not limited to:
-Â Â Â Â Â Â video art, sound art (recorded or appropriated)
-Â Â Â Â Â Â performance (documented or live)
-Â Â Â Â Â Â animation
-Â Â Â Â Â Â web-based or internet art
-Â Â Â Â Â Â computer graphics
-Â Â Â Â Â Â interactive art
-Â Â Â Â Â Â sculptural installation
-Â Â Â Â Â Â robotics
-Â Â Â Â Â Â biotechnology
Electronic submissions only. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: January 9th, 2012
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
p|m Gallery is showing Amanda Clyne's solo exhibit, "Borderline."
On exhibit from December 8, 2011Â to January 28, 2012.
p|m Gallery statement:
"Images breed images in me."Â â€“ British painter Francis Bacon
Inspired by fashion and the history of painting, Clyneâ€™s work examines the image as a mirror of our desires. Amidst todayâ€™s cultural fascination with beauty and persona, her paintings critique our digital obsession and question the consequences for human intimacy.Â
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
CADSA Exhibition Exchange is a terrific opportunity to have your work on display for a week on the ACAD campus and a week on the NSCAD campus. The work will be experienced by a variety of members from the ACAD and NSCAD community. Submissions will now be accepted at the OCAD SU office, 51 McCaul st.Â The first exhibition will be at ACAD from January 29th- February 4th in Gallery 371. Then the work will travel across Canada to NSCAD and will be in the 2nd exhibition in March.
Submission Guidelines: Â Â Â
CUT AND PASTE your way to fame, right this way,
XPACE will be hosting an afternoon of Collage and Mail Art making this Saturday. Totally broke for the holidays? No problem! Make something special to give to your people, or send some REAL mail to friends and family far away. We will provide some scissors, glue sticks, paper and source material, as well as envelope templates and stamps!
We will be screening 'How to Draw a Bunny' a documentary about the legendary collage and mail artist Ray Johnson. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We encourage you to bring:
MAGAZINES, BOOKS, PHOTOCOPIES, FOUND GARBAGE, FABRIC, GLUE STICKS, EXACTO KNIVES, SCISSORS, ENVELOPES, PAPER etc
*Value Village, Salvation Army, the Toronto Reference Library used book store (at Bloor and Yonge), St. Lawrence Antique Market and garage sales are all great places to find magazines and books to cut up!
Happening at XPACE Cultural Centre at 58 Ossington,
on Saturday, December 10th from 1pm to 6pm.
Saturday, 3 December 2011
To watch a video of the Window Space exhibit, click here.
Here is an interview between Gwendolyn Bieniara and Laura Paolini... Â
For more information on the event and to view some of the works present, click here.
When: December 2 - December 10, 2011
Where:Â 56 Ossington Avenue Toronto
Air Creebec and True North Aid have donated transport to the site.
More information regarding this can be found here and here.
We can ship anything so anything from the following list will be helpful:
-clean blankets, preferably new
-winter sports equipment
-boxes: if you bring something, bring a box with it for shipping!
-medical supplies, first aid supplies
The collections assembly will occur on Sunday December 3rd and Monday Dec. 4th. Contributions can be dropped off between 10am and 4pm.
Thank you for your support.
Friday, 2 December 2011
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MOCCA's most recent exhibition, "Ineffable Plasticity" examines the role of nature in our lives and takes the stance that "all human attributes and activity are an expression of nature...an unstoppable force that governs and defines us, challenging the notion that anything could be construed as unnatural, whether psychological or physical."
Susy Oliveira'sÂ work addresses this often complicated relationship between what we consider "natural" and what we consider artificial. She uses "unnatural" elements, like the chromira prints and foamcore that make up her sculptures, to represent the "natural," simultaneously addressing humans' repeated efforts to control and reproduce nature. The pieces at the MOCCAÂ all reference traditional notions of nature, either by using photographs of plants, or in the case ofÂ Petal Piece, reproducing the structure of a flower. These elements, however, are shaped and sculpted into harsh, 3-D, geometrical forms that jut out, with sharp angles, towards the viewer. What results is a hybrid of technological and biological impulses that aptly address humans' contemporary relationship with nature, in an age of genetic modification, biotechnology, and amplified efforts to both alter and contain the world around us.