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Opening Reception – Farihah Aliyah Shah: Billie Said “Strange Fruit”

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD U congratulates Farihah Aliyah Shah on this photography exhibition as the recipient of the 2016 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher prize.

Using self-portraiture and simple installations, Billie Said ‘Strange Fruit’ aims to respond to the current Black Lives Matter movement and past civil rights movements advocating for justice and equality whilst commenting on the lack of representation of black bodies in the history of photography. The series reflects on the significant history of still-life photography and botanical objects and challenges the viewer to elevate fragmented or disenfranchised bodies to the same respect as the popularly photographed succulent. The series lends its name from the 1930s poem “Strange Fruit” which was popularized by Billie Holiday. The poem speaks about the common practice of lynching in the American South. Despite the literal disappearance of this act, the figurative and systemic lynching of black bodies from the contemporary socio-political discourse remains. The series is dedicated to my Uncle Bob, a civil rights activist.

Exhibition – Farihah Aliyah Shah: Billie Said “Strange Fruit”

January 26 – February 11, 2017 | Exhibition by Farihah Aliyah Shah in the Second Floor Hallway Galleries

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

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD U congratulates Farihah Aliyah Shah on this photography exhibition as the recipient of the 2016 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher prize.

Using self-portraiture and simple installations, Billie Said ‘Strange Fruit’ aims to respond to the current Black Lives Matter movement and past civil rights movements advocating for justice and equality whilst commenting on the lack of representation of black bodies in the history of photography. The series reflects on the significant history of still-life photography and botanical objects and challenges the viewer to elevate fragmented or disenfranchised bodies to the same respect as the popularly photographed succulent. The series lends its name from the 1930s poem “Strange Fruit” which was popularized by Billie Holiday. The poem speaks about the common practice of lynching in the American South. Despite the literal disappearance of this act, the figurative and systemic lynching of black bodies from the contemporary socio-political discourse remains. The series is dedicated to my Uncle Bob, a civil rights activist.

Exhibition – Career Launcher 2016: Photography Exhibition

Career Launcher 2016: Photography Exhibition

July 7 – July 28, 2016 | Third Floor Hallway Galleries

Hours: Monday to Sunday 8 AM – 9 PM, Closed Statutory Holidays

The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCADU is pleased to present a Photography Exhibition of recipients of the 2016 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher.

The exhibition will be held on the 3rd floor of Artscape Youngplace and presents work by the artists: Mara Gajic, Antonio Giacchetti, Farihah Aliyah Shah, Nicholas Aiden, and Maddie Alexander.

Opening Reception – All At Once. Artists Teddy Dinsmore, Marissa Da Silva, Sooyeong Lee, Jessica Rysyk and Laura Wood

All At Once

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Exhibition: March 22 – April 2, 2016 | Studio 109 | Open Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 5 pm

Artists: Teddy Dinsmore, Marissa Da Silva, Sooyeong Lee, Jessica Rysyk and Laura Wood

 

OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Angell Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Gallery 1313, Koffler Centre of the Arts at Artscape Youngplace and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled All At Once, taking place from March 2 to April 24, 2016. This series of seventeen exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. ocadu.ca/allatonce

Exhibition – All At Once. Artists Teddy Dinsmore, Marissa Da Silva, Sooyeong Lee, Jessica Rysyk and Laura Wood

All At Once

March 22 – April 2, 2016 | Studio 109

Open Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 5 pm

Artists: Teddy Dinsmore, Marissa Da Silva, Sooyeong Lee, Jessica Rysyk and Laura Wood

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Angell Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Gallery 1313, Koffler Centre of the Arts at Artscape Youngplace and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled All At Once, taking place from March 2 to April 24, 2016. This series of seventeen exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. ocadu.ca/allatonce

Homework – Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition from OCADU
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Homework – Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition from OCADU

March 21 – March 26 | Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm, except Saturday Mar 26, 8am – 2pm

Informal artist reception – Wednesday, March 23, 7 – 9pm

Students from OCADU’s Illustration Program exhibit twelve independently curated exhibitions developed in their Illustrative Painting course.

Opening Reception – All At Once. Artists Jacqueline Brum, Brittany Closs, Robert Anthony O’Halloran, Julian Reeves, Sheldon Storey, Raymond Vidal

All At Once

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

March 9 – 19, 2016

Studio 109 | Free | Open Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 5 pm
Third Floor Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

Artists: Jacqueline Brum, Brittany Closs, Robert Anthony O’Halloran, Julian Reeves, Sheldon Storey, Raymond Vidal

OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Angell Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Gallery 1313, Koffler Centre of the Arts at Artscape Youngplace and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled All At Once, taking place from March 2 to April 24, 2016. This series of seventeen exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. ocadu.ca/allatonce

Exhibition – All At Once. Artists Jacqueline Brum, Brittany Closs, Robert Anthony O’Halloran, Julian Reeves, Sheldon Storey, Raymond Vidal

All At Once

March 9 – 19, 2016

Studio 109 | Free | Open Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 5 pm
Third Floor Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

Artists: Jacqueline Brum, Brittany Closs, Robert Anthony O’Halloran, Julian Reeves, Sheldon Storey, Raymond Vidal

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Angell Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Gallery 1313, Koffler Centre of the Arts at Artscape Youngplace and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled All At Once, taking place from March 2 to April 24, 2016. This series of seventeen exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. ocadu.ca/allatonce