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Opening Reception – Winter Island 2018 Exhibition

Winter Island 2018 Exhibition

Artscape Gibraltar Point

May 24, 2018 6-9pm

Refreshments and Snacks served.
Opening Remarks: 7:30PM

This winter, five artists, working in a diverse range of media, from across Canada, joined the island community at Artscape Gibraltar Point to create new, participatory and, engaging artworks inspired by the the unique built, sonic, socio-cultural and environmental landscapes of the Toronto Islands, as part of the Third Annual Winter Island Artist Project Residency Series.

We invite you to experience for the first time, relive the memories of, and celebrate with all of us, what was an incredible four months of winter programming at Gibraltar point at the easily accessible, no ferry required, Artscape Youngplace.

 

Opening Reception – Mindset 2018: Exposure

Mindset 2018: Exposure

Workman Arts

Opening Reception: Wednesday May 23 | 7:00-9:00PM

Exhibition runs from May 20-June 9, 2018

Hours: Monday – Sunday 8am – 9pm

Workman Arts presents MINDSET 2018 : EXPOSURE. Artists respond to the theme of EXPOSURE from the standpoint of its formative effects/affects, whether from the point of view of having been exposed to external factors or influences, or assertively self-disclosing, exposing, and bringing to light.

Curated by Claudette Abrams
Juried by David Hlynsky & P Elaine Sharpe
Contact Photography Festival – Mindset 2018: Exposure

Mindset 2018: Exposure

Workman Arts

May 20-June 9, 2018

Hours: Monday – Sunday 8am – 9pm | Opening Reception: Wednesday May 23 | 7:00-9:00PM

Workman Arts presents MINDSET 2018 : EXPOSURE. Artists respond to the theme of EXPOSURE from the standpoint of its formative effects/affects, whether from the point of view of having been exposed to external factors or influences, or assertively self-disclosing, exposing, and bringing to light.

Curated by Claudette Abrams
Juried by David Hlynsky & P Elaine Sharpe
Exhibition – Hillary Matt: Vitrine works 2016

Hillary Matt: Vitrine works 2016

January 17 – January 27, 2017 | Exhibition by Hillary Matt in the First Floor Vitrines

Hours: Building Hours are everyday 8am-9pm except Statutory Holidays

Hillary Matt (b. 1990, Peterborough, Canada) holds a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Her process involves art-based research that follows phonetic, metaphoric, and poetic associations across pop culture. Visual content for often large-scale, flat work is generated from her findings. Matt recently had her first solo exhibition Chances and Dangers which featured a dozen new works that included painting, drawing, collage, plaster works, and found objects in Gallery A at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, Canada). She has also shown her work with Carrier Arts Organization (Toronto, Canada). In the spring of 2017, Matt will begin a project surrounding a Hollywood film titled 3 Women, written and directed by Robert Altman in 1977. She will travel to the Palm Springs area of California, USA to search for and document two mural paintings created for the film.

The artist would like to thank and acknowledge Shannon Lea Doyle for organizing Vitrine works 2016.

Artscape Award Recipient Solo Exhibition: Katrina Jurjans, “for a moment it all comes together (and you’re the only one)”

Katrina Jurjans

for a moment it all comes together (and you’re the only one)

November 13, 2017 – November 24, 2017

Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-9pm, 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday November 16, 2017 | 6-9pm 

Katrina Jurjans was awarded the fourth annual Artscape Award at the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.The award includes a residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point and exhibition at Artscape Youngplace.

Katrina’s paintings rely on the visual language of colour, pattern, layering and spatial tension to explore intimate relationships and ideas of loss, memory, love, grief, instability and transition. Formed by blurring these concepts, her work breaks free from a fixed meaning, instead becoming a layered solidification of thoughts and feelings.

Opening reception – Soft: transformative queer love and care

Soft: transformative queer love and care

Opening Reception: Thursday November 2, 2017 6pm-9pm 

Exhibition Dates: November 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017

Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-9pm

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD U congratulates Morgan Sears-Williams on the creation of this new photo documentary series and installation as the recipient of the 2017 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher prize.

SOFT: transformative queer love and care explores the different manifestations of love and care and the intersections with politicized bodies, protest and reclamation of space. Where are the unexpected spaces where love and care manifest? What spaces are seen as more ‘legitimate’ than others? How can we challenge the idea of legitimacy of love and care within an intersectional queer lens?

As part of this Career Launcher, Madison Leeson, a graduate of OCAD U’s Curatorial and Criticism Practice program was commissioned to conduct an interview with the artist as well as a small essay to accompany the solo exhibition.

The artist would like to acknowledge the Mississaugas of New Credit, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, the original keepers of this land, for hosting us during the reception and for the duration of the show. We are very grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on this land.

Exhibition – Soft: transformative queer love and care

Soft: transformative queer love and care

November 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017

2nd Floor Hallway Gallery

Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-9pm

Opening Reception: Thursday November 2, 2017 6pm-9pm 

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD U congratulates Morgan Sears-Williams on the creation of this new photo documentary series and installation as the recipient of the 2017 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher prize.

SOFT: transformative queer love and care explores the different manifestations of love and care and the intersections with politicized bodies, protest and reclamation of space. Where are the unexpected spaces where love and care manifest? What spaces are seen as more ‘legitimate’ than others? How can we challenge the idea of legitimacy of love and care within an intersectional queer lens?

As part of this Career Launcher, Madison Leeson, a graduate of OCAD U’s Curatorial and Criticism Practice program was commissioned to conduct an interview with the artist as well as a small essay to accompany the solo exhibition.

The artist would like to acknowledge the Mississaugas of New Credit, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, the original keepers of this land, for hosting us during the reception and for the duration of the show. We are very grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on this land.

Exhibition: Ontario Tire Stewardship’s Rethink Tires Student Design Challenge

ONTARIO TIRE STEWARDSHIP’s RETHINK TIRES STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE

September 17 – September 23, 2017 | First Floor Hallway Gallery

Hours: Open Daily 8 AM – 9 PM

After three months of construction, Artscape Youngplace is thrilled to reveal its new exterior space!
In June of 2016, OTS hosted the 3rd Ontario Tire Stewardship Student Design Challenge at Artscape Youngplace. Thirty-two students from 5 post-secondary schools competed to have their landscape and industrial designs selected to form the redesign of our community entrance, using sustainable products made from recycled tires.
The newly enhanced outdoor area of the winning designs features added seating, more trees, and a large performance space. This space was redesigned for the community to enjoy, and uses creativity in the form of the student designs and recycled rubber materials.

OTS is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the responsible recycling of Ontario’s scrap tires. This site was redesigned for the community to enjoy, and used over 850 recycled tires in its landscape and seating elements.

Opening Reception – FUTURE LEGACY DESIGN FOR CANADA’S NEXT 150 YEARS | THE SITE MAGAZINE

FUTURE LEGACY

DESIGN FOR CANADA’S NEXT 150 YEARS | THE SITE MAGAZINE

September 8 – September 15, 2017 | 3rd Floor Hallway Gallery

Hours: Open Daily 8 AM – 8 PM

Opening reception Friday, Sept 8th, 7–9 pm

Featuring Competition winners: Ali Navidbakhsh, Evan Wakelin, Karan Manchanda, Sarah Gunawan, and Shelley Long; plus Runners-up: Anna Longrigg + Jason McMillan, Fionn Byrne, Kyung-Kuhn Lee + Mamata Guragain + Nubras Samayeen, Mitchell Gray, and Rob McIntosh; and Honourable mentions: Dominique Cheng, Émélie Desrochers-Turgeon, Emma Mendel, Stephanie Mauer, and Studio Ha-ha

Future Legacy: Design for Canada’s Next 150 Years is an exhibition featuring winners of The Site Magazine’s inaugural design competition. In the context of Canada’s sesquicentennial, entrants were challenged to develop proposals that considered the relationship between the nation’s history, current context, and possible future trajectories. The submissions, which came from across the nation, as well as seven different countries internationally, reflect the spectrum of Canadian geography, culture, population, and politics, and raise pertinent questions to be considered as we move forward collectively.
The winning projects, selected by a jury of Canadian and international designers and thinkers, represent a diverse range of notions of Canada’s identity and legacy, ranging from the scale of the entire country to that of a suburban single-family home. Along the third-floor hallway of Artscape Youngplace, images and text by the five competition winners, five runners-up, and five honourable mentions will be presented along with commentary from jury members and the editors at The Site Magazine. Together, this material presents not only a critical perspective on how legacy shapes the direction of political and ideological undertakings but also a window into the possibilities for architects, landscape architects, and designers to imagine alternative Canadian futures.

The Site Magazine is the current iteration of Canada’s longest running independent architecture magazine. Written by, and for, emerging designers and thinkers, we publish two volumes a year of original writing, design, and art from new voices with fresh ideas. By bringing a Canadian lens to pressing global issues, we aim to cultivate a community of creative and critical thinkers who can influence design futures in Canada and abroad. We are supported by funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and regular partners, including Arts Everywhere. Special thanks to Critical Distance for their support in facilitating this exhibition. Competition image by Shelley Long.

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CRITICAL DISTANCE CENTRE FOR CURATORS / WWW.CRITICALDISTANCE.CA / INFO@CRITICALDISTANCE.CA