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Reception – Lost and Found, Paperhouse Studio Members Show

Paperhouse Studio: Lost and Found, Members Show (August 2018)

Hallway Gallery 1st Floor

Exhibition dates: August 5th –September 1st 2018

Hallway Gallery hours: 8am-9pm Monday-Sunday

Reception: August 16th 6pm-9pm

What is the significance of the material things we keep? What do objects mean to us? Objects can simultaneously represent a presence and an absence, hold memories, and sentimental value to people and times which have passed. Using the medium of the paper arts, Lost and Found touches on the body and memory, and calls attention to the emotional value and impact of found objects. Through the acts of making and re-contextualization, the significance and value of these found objects shifts. Hosted in Artscape Youngplace’s first floor Hallway Gallery, Lost and Found features the work of three artists who are a part of Paperhouse Studio’s  Membership Program. The artists have incorporated found footage, experimental photography processes, metal and wire, handmade papers, and more.

Lost and Found is Paperhouse Studio’s first Members show. Paperhouse Studio’s Membership Program aims to encourage diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility, following a pay-what-you-can model. Members have access to studio facilities, discounts on supplies and classes, access to Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists’ Guild’s Open Studio workshops, and more.

Paperhouse Studio offers a Work Exchange Membership, a volunteer-for-rent program. The goal is for volunteers to develop arts based work experience and have access to studio space. For every 2 hours of volunteer time, members get 1 hour of personal studio time.

Image: Elspeth Wood “Facts and Fiction” Van Dyke photo prints, 2016 

 

Featured Artists:

Elspeth Wood

Jill Smith

James Spyker

About Paperhouse Studio

Paperhouse Studio is an experimental arts studio rooted in paper as the medium. We strive to create an approachable, educational, and playful environment for artists, to encourage accessibility and inclusiveness, and to share our space and expertise in order for artists to experiment and explore new ideas in their work.

For more information visit: https://paperhousestudio.com

Paperhouse Studio Membership Program: https://paperhousestudio.com/membership/become-a-member/

Artscape Youngplace: http://artscapeyoungplace.ca

 

Artist Biographies

Elspeth Wood –

I am a part time student at OCADU and at the Toronto School of Art. I have a small darkroom in my basement in Muskoka. When I first moved out of the city, I took many shots of old farm buildings in various states of decrepitude. I thought about the narrative of the families that had lived there.

More recently I am interested in making photos in the sunlight or in the full moonlight.

Jill Smith –

Jill Smith is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Ontario (b. 1995). Her most recent work explores everyday absurdity, as well as the connective possibilities of materiality. By re-contextualizing familiar motifs with organic, bodily forms, her work calls into question how one both exists and performs as a social body. While Smith’s work stimulates the imagination through whimsical and nonsensical colour and form, it is the relatable, yet ambiguous materiality that offers a platform to question the familiar, and escape to the alien and the uncanny.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors Specialization in Studio Art) at Western University in London, Ontario. Her work includes printmaking, ceramics, photography, and painting, relying heavily on experimentation and process. Smith has exhibited her work in galleries across Ontario, such as the Artlab Gallery, Forest City Gallery, The Arts Project, Open Studio, Earl Selkirk Gallery at ARTiculations, and Daniels Spectrum, as well as Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal, Quebec. She has participated in artist residency programs including Sparkbox Studio (Picton, ON), AGA Lab (Amsterdam, NL), and Luminous Bodies (Toronto, ON).

James Spyker –

James Spyker is a book binder and box maker.

Paperhouse Studio Membership Program

Paperhouse Studio specializes in using paper as a medium for experimental arts. They offer a community-focused membership program which includes benefits such as access to studio space, discounts on classes, and opportunities for exhibiting (in our hallway galleries!). We sat down with Lucia Wallace, a current Work Exchange Member to talk about Paperhouse Studio’s first Members’ Show, and her experience as a member.

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Exhibition – Lost and Found, Paperhouse Studio Members Show

Paperhouse Studio: Lost and Found, Members Show (August 2018)

Hallway Gallery 1st Floor

Exhibition dates: August 5th –September 1st 2018

Hallway Gallery hours: 8am-9pm Monday-Sunday

Reception: August 16th 6pm-9pm

What is the significance of the material things we keep? What do objects mean to us? Objects can simultaneously represent a presence and an absence, hold memories, and sentimental value to people and times which have passed. Using the medium of the paper arts, Lost and Found touches on the body and memory, and calls attention to the emotional value and impact of found objects. Through the acts of making and re-contextualization, the significance and value of these found objects shifts. Hosted in Artscape Youngplace’s first floor Hallway Gallery, Lost and Found features the work of three artists who are a part of Paperhouse Studio’s  Membership Program. The artists have incorporated found footage, experimental photography processes, metal and wire, handmade papers, and more.

Lost and Found is Paperhouse Studio’s first Members show. Paperhouse Studio’s Membership Program aims to encourage diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility, following a pay-what-you-can model. Members have access to studio facilities, discounts on supplies and classes, access to Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists’ Guild’s Open Studio workshops, and more.

Paperhouse Studio offers a Work Exchange Membership, a volunteer-for-rent program. The goal is for volunteers to develop arts based work experience and have access to studio space. For every 2 hours of volunteer time, members get 1 hour of personal studio time.

Image: Elspeth Wood “Facts and Fiction” Van Dyke photo prints, 2016 

 

Featured Artists:

Elspeth Wood

Jill Smith

James Spyker

About Paperhouse Studio

Paperhouse Studio is an experimental arts studio rooted in paper as the medium. We strive to create an approachable, educational, and playful environment for artists, to encourage accessibility and inclusiveness, and to share our space and expertise in order for artists to experiment and explore new ideas in their work.

For more information visit: https://paperhousestudio.com

Paperhouse Studio Membership Program: https://paperhousestudio.com/membership/become-a-member/

Artscape Youngplace: http://artscapeyoungplace.ca

 

Artist Biographies

Elspeth Wood –

I am a part time student at OCADU and at the Toronto School of Art. I have a small darkroom in my basement in Muskoka. When I first moved out of the city, I took many shots of old farm buildings in various states of decrepitude. I thought about the narrative of the families that had lived there.

More recently I am interested in making photos in the sunlight or in the full moonlight.

Jill Smith –

Jill Smith is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Ontario (b. 1995). Her most recent work explores everyday absurdity, as well as the connective possibilities of materiality. By re-contextualizing familiar motifs with organic, bodily forms, her work calls into question how one both exists and performs as a social body. While Smith’s work stimulates the imagination through whimsical and nonsensical colour and form, it is the relatable, yet ambiguous materiality that offers a platform to question the familiar, and escape to the alien and the uncanny.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors Specialization in Studio Art) at Western University in London, Ontario. Her work includes printmaking, ceramics, photography, and painting, relying heavily on experimentation and process. Smith has exhibited her work in galleries across Ontario, such as the Artlab Gallery, Forest City Gallery, The Arts Project, Open Studio, Earl Selkirk Gallery at ARTiculations, and Daniels Spectrum, as well as Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal, Quebec. She has participated in artist residency programs including Sparkbox Studio (Picton, ON), AGA Lab (Amsterdam, NL), and Luminous Bodies (Toronto, ON).

James Spyker –

James Spyker is a book binder and box maker.

Paperhouse Studios – Introduction to Western Papermaking

Introduction to Western Papermaking

Together we explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with both a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. You will have a chance to make paper with different sizes and styles of mold and deckles, and will learn how to use fibres such as cotton, abaca (Manila hemp) and Ontario hemp to pull their very own sheets of paper.

Techniques like laminating, shaped sheets and inclusions will also be introduced, with an opportunity for you to bring in your own found materials to experiment with.

Participants will leave this course with 40-60 hand-pulled custom sheets of paper and enough knowledge to continue exploring paper at our intermediate level.

Saturday, July 14th 2018
1 day class, 5 hours
11.00am – 4.00pm
Instructor: Emily Cook

Saturday, October 20th 2018
1 day class, 5 hours
11.00am – 4.00pm
Instructor: Emily Cook

$109.25
Price includes all materials.
Level: Beginner, no experience needed.

Remember to check the class policies here!

Please contact us directly here with any further questions or comments.

Opening Reception & Silent Auction – In House – Benefit Art Show

In House – Benefit Art Show

February 17 – 24, 2017 | Third Floor Hallway Galleries

OPENING RECEPTION
February 24th, 7pm – 10pm at Critical Distance Centre for Curators (Studio 302)

SILENT AUCTION
Preview and buyout starts February 17th. Closes at 8:30PM on February 24th. Located at the Third Floor Hallway Galleries, Artscape Youngplace. Event night (Feb. 24) is bidding only.

Image: Megan Price, For All That Was Soft, detail process shot, 2017, cotton, wool, cashmere, marble, variable sizes.

For the 2017 In House benefit art show, Paperhouse Studio has invited eight emerging and established artists to create new work exploring contemporary approaches to working with handmade paper. These artists, whose practices feature an emphasis on materiality and process, have taken to working with handmade paper in a myriad of different ways. The resulting works highlight strong interconnections between notions of labour and temporality, contextualized in relation to personal histories, geologic time, and commonplace objects. Each artist has donated a portion of the new work that they have created in support of the studio and its programming.

Artists
Yael Brotman​, ​Melanie Chikofsky​, ​Doug Guildford​, ​Tessar Lo​, ​Tim Manalo, ​Roula Partheniou​, ​Meghan Price​ and ​Natalie Wood.

Paperhouse Studio is pleased to host a panel discussion with select In House artists, beginning at 6:00PM on February 24th. Following the panel discussion, please join us for the opening reception at Critical Distance Centre for Curators and the Third Floor Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace from 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

During the reception, bid on artworks incorporating paper made at Paperhouse Studio, on view in the Third Floor Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace and participate in our draw prize

​*​for a chance to win a variety of exciting handmade goods, books, art supplies, gift certificates for classes, art works and more! Delicious cocktails, oysters, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our event partners.

ARTIST PANEL
February 24th, 6pm at Paperhouse Studio (Studio 102)

 

GALLERY HOURS 
Friday to Tuesday, Suite 302
12pm to 5pm or by appointment

​RSVP here.​

​*​Draw prize tickets available for purchase now! ($5 each)

Paperhouse Studio​

102-180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON. M6J2W5

w: www.paperhousestudio.ca  e: info@paperhousestudio.ca

t: 647.868.2258 / 416.886.9827

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​www.inhousebenefit.ca​

Artist Panel – In House – Benefit Art Show

In House – Benefit Art Show

February 17 – 24, 2017 | Third Floor Hallway Galleries

ARTIST PANEL
February 24th, 6pm at Paperhouse Studio (Studio 102)

Image: Megan Price, For All That Was Soft, detail process shot, 2017, cotton, wool, cashmere, marble, variable sizes.

For the 2017 In House benefit art show, Paperhouse Studio has invited eight emerging and established artists to create new work exploring contemporary approaches to working with handmade paper. These artists, whose practices feature an emphasis on materiality and process, have taken to working with handmade paper in a myriad of different ways. The resulting works highlight strong interconnections between notions of labour and temporality, contextualized in relation to personal histories, geologic time, and commonplace objects. Each artist has donated a portion of the new work that they have created in support of the studio and its programming.

Artists
Yael Brotman​, ​Melanie Chikofsky​, ​Doug Guildford​, ​Tessar Lo​, ​Tim Manalo, ​Roula Partheniou​, ​Meghan Price​ and ​Natalie Wood.

Paperhouse Studio is pleased to host a panel discussion with select In House artists, beginning at 6:00PM on February 24th. Following the panel discussion, please join us for the opening reception at Critical Distance Centre for Curators and the Third Floor Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace from 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

During the reception, bid on artworks incorporating paper made at Paperhouse Studio, on view in the Third Floor Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace and participate in our draw prize

​*​for a chance to win a variety of exciting handmade goods, books, art supplies, gift certificates for classes, art works and more! Delicious cocktails, oysters, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our event partners.

GALLERY HOURS 
Friday to Tuesday, Suite 302
12pm to 5pm or by appointment

​RSVP here.​

*​Draw prize tickets available for purchase now! ($5 each)

Paperhouse Studio​

102-180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON. M6J2W5

w: www.paperhousestudio.ca  e: info@paperhousestudio.ca

t: 647.868.2258 / 416.886.9827

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

​www.inhousebenefit.ca​

Exhibition – In House – Benefit Art Show

In House – Benefit Art Show

February 17 – 24, 2017 | Third Floor Hallway Galleries

Image: Megan Price, For All That Was Soft, detail process shot, 2017, cotton, wool, cashmere, marble, variable sizes.

For the 2017 In House benefit art show, Paperhouse Studio has invited eight emerging and established artists to create new work exploring contemporary approaches to working with handmade paper. These artists, whose practices feature an emphasis on materiality and process, have taken to working with handmade paper in a myriad of different ways. The resulting works highlight strong interconnections between notions of labour and temporality, contextualized in relation to personal histories, geologic time, and commonplace objects. Each artist has donated a portion of the new work that they have created in support of the studio and its programming.

Artists
Yael Brotman​, ​Melanie Chikofsky​, ​Doug Guildford​, ​Tessar Lo​, ​Tim Manalo, ​Roula Partheniou​, ​Meghan Price​ and ​Natalie Wood.

Paperhouse Studio is pleased to host a panel discussion with select In House artists, beginning at 6:00PM on February 24th. Following the panel discussion, please join us for the opening reception at Critical Distance Centre for Curators and the Third Floor Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace from 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

During the reception, bid on artworks incorporating paper made at Paperhouse Studio, on view in the Third Floor Hallway Galleries at Artscape Youngplace and participate in our draw prize

​*​for a chance to win a variety of exciting handmade goods, books, art supplies, gift certificates for classes, art works and more! Delicious cocktails, oysters, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our event partners.

ARTIST PANEL
February 24th, 6pm at Paperhouse Studio (Studio 102)

OPENING RECEPTION

February 24th, 7pm – 10pm at Critical Distance Centre for Curators (Studio 302)

SILENT AUCTION
Preview and buyout starts February 17th. Closes at 8:30PM on February 24th. Located at the Third Floor Hallway Galleries, Artscape Youngplace. Event night (Feb. 24) is bidding only.

GALLERY HOURS 
Friday to Tuesday, Suite 302
12pm to 5pm or by appointment

​RSVP here.​

​*​Draw prize tickets available for purchase now! ($5 each)

Paperhouse Studio​

102-180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON. M6J2W5

w: www.paperhousestudio.ca  e: info@paperhousestudio.ca

t: 647.868.2258 / 416.886.9827

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

​www.inhousebenefit.ca​