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Closing Reception – Not Sad Cold And Dead (like you thought)

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 6–9 PM | FREE

Organized by An Dy and Emma Steen

From an Art College consistently defined by phrases such as struggling, underfunded, rising tuitions, financial woes, mitigating the debt, and so on, we see people ask—here directly pulled from one 2012 Art Threat article —“what’s the value in art school?”

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, or NSCAD, an opportunity to showcase the work coming out of a school whose students continues to thrive under less than ideal circumstances.  A university the size of NSCAD can take a lot of hits as the public eats up the drama in the death of an institution. While the administration peters around doing what it can to stop money leaking out of every crack and crevasse, we continue to see NSCAD students reacting to this environmental pressure and pressing on, creating work that has a distinct air of enthusiasm under what is now the fleeting passé that there’s not much happening east of Montréal.

Closing Reception – Plastic Coated (2017)

Plastic Coated (2017)

Closing Reception: Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 6–9 PM | FREE

On view July 31 – August 25, 2017 | 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery

Hours: Open Daily 8 AM – 8 PM

Over the last century plastic has taken over the planet. Our modern day living is easy, disposable, and plastic coated.  The material under fire is labeled both a miracle and a curse, saving lives in the medical industry while causing havoc in our oceans.  Plastic Coated is an exhibit by multidisciplinary artist Anya Mielniczek which explores garbage and plastic pollution through material collages that bring awareness to environmental degradation our consumeristic tendencies have.

About the Artist

Mielniczek takes easily discarded materials such as plastic bags and candy wrappers adding value to what is otherwise considered trash. Inspired by waste and the treatment of our natural resources her pieces are emotionally charged, experimental and compiled of layers, textures, and the energy felt in unaltered lines. Decidedly forming a greater narrative pertinent to environmental change –informing herself as well as viewers, of the obstacles our finite world faces in light of our hyper consumption.

Closing Reception – Supermarket

Supermarket

April 6 – 9, 2017 | First, Second and Third Floor Hallway Galleries, Flex Studios 107 & 109

Hours: Open Daily 8 AM – 8 PM

Closing Reception: Saturday, April 8 | 5:00-8:00 PM | Free

Image: Jiayi Luo, (digital print), 2017

SUPERMARKET is an exhibition of photography, video, sculpture, installation, performance, painting, and works on paper by senior students in the Studio program, Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (ACM) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).

For more information about this exhibition:

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or contact Juliana Pivato juliana.pivato@utoronto.ca or Alexander Irving airving@utsc.utoronto.ca

The Studio program (B.A.) in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough offers students a rigorous academic and interdisciplinary setting to explore photography, video, animation, sculpture, installation, performance, drawing, and painting. We offer specialized courses in digital imaging, kinetic sculpture, sound art, and thematic seminars that explore the relationship between art and globalization, art and politics, and time-based art practices. UTSC Studio students develop a rich combination of technical, theoretical, conceptual, and critical skills that enable them to communicate in a variety of visual languages. Our students explore art as a tool to examine and intervene in visual culture, and to consider the role of creativity in shaping communities locally and globally. This exhibition includes works from senior students in Advanced Studio Practice.

Participating Artists | Patrick “P-Trizzle” Atienza | Syeda Bristy | Cao Cao | Siyuan Cheng | Carol Cheong | Allison Clayton | Idil Djafer | Rachella Du | Kelly Dundas | Roxanne Garcia | Zoe Harvey | Shelley Gu | Jin Li | Zhida Lu | Jiayi Luo | Sally Pang | Mavigail Sergio | Andy Shi | Yi Shi | Xinqi Tian | Claudia Wong | Micah Wong | Valerie Xu | Jingyao Yan | Kristina Zaja | Maggie Zhang | Ming Zhang | Yuxuan Zhu

Closing Reception – Pixelation

Pixelation 

Closing Reception: August 22, 7 PM – 9 PM

Pixelation 2.0, curated by Zviko Mhakayakora, features 9 artists who explore the ways in which Black identity has been formed, shaped or erased through visual culture. As a grouping, the works in Pixelation highlight the multifarious nature of Black contemporary art and provides a glimpse into what it means to be Black in the context of contemporary Canadian society.

The exhibition will be held on the 3rd floor of Artscape Youngplace and presents work by the artists:

Danièle Dennis (Toronto, ON)
Audrey Hudson (Toronto, ON)
Evan Jerry (Toronto, ON)
Alexandra Johnston (Toronto, ON)
Jessica Karuhanga (Toronto, ON)
Setti Kidane (Toronto, ON)
Anna J McIntyre (Montreal, QC)
Shantel Miller (Toronto, ON)
Bidemi Oloyede (Toronto, ON)

Closing Reception – Lethologica

Saturday April 9, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, refreshments and cash bar available.

Lethologica is an interdisciplinary exhibition of conceptual art, created by fourth year students, from the Studio program at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus.

What does ‘lethologica’ mean? Lethologica is an unofficial word describing the phenomenon of “losing” a word as you’re about to say it.

Artists:
Andy AQUINO, Daniel BERNAL, Pedro CHAN, Young Soo CHO, Celeste HAMILTON, Meena Harry PERSAD, Sarah LACASSE, Monika LATIF, Audrey MANUEL, Dhanisha MISTRY, Jes MULI, Chantal NABERT, Olivia WALLACE, Kristina ZAJA, Muzhen ZHANG, Yiling CHEN, Jason CHONG, Elvina CHU, Yi CHU, Emily Minjoo JUNG, Elyse LEDREN, Sharon LIN, Megan Francis MACDONALD, Ping YUAN, Peter WANG, Karen WONG, TJ Haoxuan. YANG, Alma YUAN, Mao Mao ZHAO, Runxin ZHENG, Desheng ZHONG