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YONDER 

September 21 – November 27, 2016 | Stairwells, First, Second & Third Floor Hallway Galleries

 

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Curators: Matthew Brower and Mona Filip

Sarindar Dhaliwal, Brendan Fernandes, Rafael Goldchain, Jérôme Havre, Luis Jacob, Esmond Lee, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Sanaz and Mani Mazinani, Divya Mehra, Zinnia Naqvi, José Luis Torres, 2Fik, Blue Republic, Diana Yoo, Jinny Yu, Z’otz* Collective

Exploring themes of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, this exhibition brings together a group of Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds whose works examine the immigrant condition. Comprising recent and new works in a variety of media, including site-specific installations, Yonder approaches the notion of immigration through a process of “personal sociology,” moving from an investigation of subjective inquiries to larger questions and shared experiences. The project expands from the Koffler Gallery into the broader space of Artscape Youngplace, crossing the borders of the gallery setting and engaging shared public areas as well as the building’s exterior. Offering many voices and perspectives, the works invite a deep reflection on the dislocations and adaptations triggered by the complex decision to uproot oneself and to cross borders, reaching for a yonder home. Drawing upon their own narratives as first or second generation Canadians, the artists invite responses based on commonalities and differences. By foregrounding these intimate presentations over globalizing political positions, the exhibition aims to generate a meaningful dialogue between artworks and audiences, inviting visitors to find points of resonance between the identities and experiences of the artists while making connections to their own individual stories.

Faces of Regent Park

July 3 – August 27, 2016 | Second Floor Hallway Galleries

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

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Faces of Regent Park is a series of twelve photo-based, mixed-media portraits of residents from the newly revitalized neighbourhood. Whereas the permanent outdoor versions have been fabricated into shiny, glass monoliths to match the contemporary design and construction of the entry plaza to Regent Park where they are located, these studio works on birch convey the emotion, personality and humanity of the subjects in more intimate detail through the textures of their distressed surfaces.

Aesthetically the work combines the familiarity of the human face with the distressed surfaces of aged architecture and infrastructure found in the urban environment. The graffiti tags have been meticulously rendered from actual markings found in the neighbourhood and act as representational signifiers of human presence on our streets, while the patterned effects symbolize the energy of human movement that give our cities their kinetic life. The vibrant and contrasting colours found within the backgrounds create a juxtaposition that helps to frame the black and white portraits, while simultaneously presenting the notion that we all stem from the same colourful tree.

The twelve subjects were not easy to pick. As a cross section, they represent everyone who has, does or will live in Regent Park. Their faces are the welcome home to residents, the hello to local and international visitors to the neighbourhood, and the ever-present gatekeepers who will keep watch over Regent Park and remind us that it is through our differences that we gain strength and through our personal relationships that we create community.

Dan Bergeron is a Toronto-born and based visual artist whose work takes the form of large-scale portraits adhered to architectural elements, functional sculptures, billboard interventions or mixed-media paintings. Blending Street Art aesthetics and a deep engagement with communities, Dan’s work employs urban visual culture’s immediacy to foster reflection upon issues of personal identity, social relationships and the spaces that we collectively inhabit. To that end, each project is highly site-specific: the shape and texture of a wall, the history and human uses of a location, or an individual’s connection to a place dictate its content, placement, and form. While the majority of Dan’s work is exhibited publicly, he also maintains a studio practice that forms the basis of his public art and gallery exhibitions.

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Pixelation 

August 5 – August 26, 2016 | Third Floor Hallway Galleries

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

Closing Reception: August 22, 7 PM – 9 PM

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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)

tdsbCREATES

April 14 to May 1, 2016 | First, Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

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tdsbCREATES is a system-wide celebration of dance, drama, media arts and visual arts culminating in a festival which takes place April 1 to May 1, 2016 in schools, communities, galleries, and performing arts venues around the city of Toronto.  Students, teachers, and artists will come together as a community to create, celebrate, and learn together.  The tdsbCREATES Art & Flim exhibition, featuring works from students in Grades 7-12, will take place at Artscape Youngplace from April 14 to May 1, 2016.

This year’s tdsbCREATES Arts festival is all about being Open – open to ideas, open to creativity, and open to one another.

What happens when we open our hearts and minds?
How does openness stimulate creativity?
Unlock the door, open a window- what happens?
When you close a door, does another door open?

 

No Walls Between Us by Pablo Muñoz

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Artscape Youngplace is proud to host the winning mural of the National Youth Solidarity art contest, by Canadian migrant-rights activist Pablo Muñoz, in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and Street Art Toronto. Selected as winner by more than a thousand Canadians of all ages from across the country, Vancouver-based artist and rights activist Pablo Muñoz received $1,000 and worked with a seasoned public art practitioner to have his art mounted on the western wall of the AGO and now on Shaw Street at Artscape Youngplace. His work, No Walls Between Us, highlights the unique experiences of migrant and racialized LGBT youth. It was one of six pieces of art chosen by a jury to represent the theme of “Solidarity with Canada’s Two-Spirited and LGBTTIQQ Communities,” in an unprecedented exhibition celebrating WorldPride Toronto 2014. This project is actively supported by more than 55 human rights, faith-based, arts, newcomer, Aboriginal and health organizations across Canada. For a full list of project collaborators, click here.

About Pablo Muño Colombian-born Pablo Muñoz arrived to Canada as a refugee in 2000. Today, he is an accomplished citizen whose artistic work extends from painting, design, performance art and writing, and his community work centers around immigrant and refugee youth issues, intersections of queer and racialized identities, and solidarity with indigenous communities. Over the past year, Pablo worked on the Make it Count campaign — a project that created community dialogues across the province addressing challenges faced by migrant youth. He is currently working as a story editor on a documentary telling the story of queer refugees coming into Canada. He also is a member of the Vancouver Foundation’s Education Granting Committee and the City of Vancouver’s Youth Advisory Committee. The Youth Solidarity Project is funded in part by StreetARToronto, a program of the City of Toronto, as well as the K.M. Hunter Foundation.

About the 4th Wall program In theatre, the “fourth wall” is an imaginary screen that creates a virtual separation between actor and spectator. There are many ways to cross the fourth wall and to make the invisible visible. The Michaëlle Jean Foundation chose to do so through the 4th Wall: Make the Invisible Visible program, in collaboration with several prestigious Canadian museums and art galleries. The goal is to invite young creators to break down the invisible walls that create solitudes between individuals and communities across Canada, by opening the doors of our major cultural institutions to emerging creators from marginalized backgrounds. The Foundation offers museum and art gallery space and bursaries to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, often cut off from museums, so that they can produce original art that conveys their experiences, ideas and challenges. On display for the public to see, their work provokes debate and builds solutions.

Lethologica

April 7-9 from 12pm to 6pm and April 10 from 12pm to 4pm | First, Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries | Free

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

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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

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

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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

All At Once

March 22 – April 2, 2016 | Studio 109 | Free | 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

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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

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

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

 

Homework Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition from Sheridan College

March 28 – April 2 | Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

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Students from Sheridan College’s Illustration Program exhibit twelve independently curated exhibitions developed in their Drawing and Painting Explorations course.

 

OPTIMYTHIC: Shawn Postoff

March 10 – 24 | Studio 107 | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 8 pm

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Webspinner Shawn Postoff presents a selection of sculptural mosaics created over the past decade.

Combining glass, tile, stone, metals, and found objects, each piece is a glittering doorway into a broad, online storytelling network of text, image, and film.

www.optimythic.com

Edge: Youth Art Show

March 2 – 8, 2016
 | Second Floor Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

Symposium and Reception: Wednesday March 2, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

WE’RE CELEBRATING 19 years of student achievement in the visual arts with a sharpened focus on arts education!

Edge: Youth Art Show is open to all Secondary School Students (grades 9-12) and young people (14-18 years) in TDSB & TCDSB schools & agencies across the GTA. It is a free 7 day exhibition of student artwork. It is non juried with over 100 high school students & youth from approximately 20 schools and agencies across the GTA participating in the program each year.
 It’s a great opportunity for youth to experience exhibiting in a professional art gallery, and connect with our learning centre, working artists and arts communities.

Edge: Youth Art Show is generously supported by Qualcomm Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Kingsway Humber.

A Waste of Time

February 15-27, 2016 | Second Floor Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

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Within a capitalist framework art is considered to be a “waste of time”. Artist Coco Guzman agrees with this statement and looks forward to inviting you to waste more time.

“A Waste of Time” is a playful manifesto on the role that art and time have in our society: notions of productivity and value are questioned by the content and the materials used in each drawing. Each original art pieces are “sold” by “quality time activity” (like cooking dinner, going for a walk, writing a poem, etc) instead of $$. A Waste of Time is a statement on the revolutionary potential of taking time to dare, socialize, explore, experiment and do absolutely nothing.

This exhibition is not only an intellectual analysis on how we use our time, but it is a personal challenge for Coco Guzman, who, like many people in Toronto, struggle to find the time to be creative for the sake of being creative.

Visible Cities

An exploratory exhibition by Trevor Campbell

February 20 – March 5, 2016 | Third Floor Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

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Do you see yourself in your city? Visible Cities explores five global cities–NYC, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Toronto–and asks: what local stories are hidden from view and how can design make them visible?

With increasing frequency, our cities are designed for optimal participation in the global market. To focus this message within the vision of a city branding strategy, dominant urban narratives describe and prescribe identity and experience onto citizens: who we are and the way we live is censored, edited, and re-appropriated by a select group of stakeholders. The effects of this can be felt in and across many arenas, but with particular potency on urban public space–the public commons in which citizens have a right to see themselves reflected in their city. Local stories keep our cities distinct, vibrant, and responsive (just like their citizens!). Making these stories visual is a powerful way to express and claim the way we see ourselves and our cities.

Through print, digital, and structural design, Visible Cities explores accessible and responsive strategies for reclaiming urban localities through public design.

Visible Cities Speaker Series

Continue the conversation by seeing how others are helping to visualize stories in public space. Each presentation will be approximately 25 minutes, followed by a short Q+A period.

Alia Scanlon, Jane’s Walk Toronto: Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Lisa Marie DiLiberto, Tale of a Town: Friday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Facebook: facebook.com/visiblecities | Twitter: @visible_cities | Instagram: @visiblecities

 

Sonic Seeing – Jan Swinburne and Jace Traz

January 11 – February 12, 2016 | Second Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

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Many artists work in alternate disciplines and do not differentiate between different expressive forms. Music and painting are often one of those intersections. This is very much reflected in the descriptive language of these mediums. Terms and concepts like textures, space, dynamics, progressions, ambience, foreground and the like become interchangeable in the quest to describe and understand.

Jan Swinburne and Jace Traz have teamed up to combine their passions for painting and sound in the exhibition Sonic Seeing where their visual art plays counterpoint to their audio expressions.

Image Credit:

Jan Swinburne, Challenges Gauge Trusted Affect or CGTA2011
Jace Traz, Strawburied Treasure
Jan Swinburne, Alight Through Green Complexity or ATGC2012

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In Memory of Pamela Josephine Gibson

This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Pamela Gibson Emerging Artist Program at Workman Arts. Donations to the Pamela Gibson Emerging Artist Program support professional training and presentation opportunities for Workman Arts member artists to develop professional arts practices.

Katherine Hartel:   Drawing A Day Project ~ 2015

January 13 – January 29, 2016 | Third Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

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An exhibition of selected drawings to mark the end of this year long project. In this year of turning 60, the question of how my artmaking relates to my life, the life of others and the world was the driving force in creating the project.  This series of 365 drawings on paper began with the quest to connect visually with my life in a range of media and approaches. The images express my observations, yearnings, foibles, and sadness;  whether it be my granddaughter showing off how she can run in her new pink running shoes, or the shoes of our family standing at the side of my father’s open grave.

Throughout the past year, my drawings have been uploaded daily at:  www.drawingadayproject2015.blogspot.ca.  They are made in a variety of media and in a range of ways; including from direct observation, memory, photographic and media sources and pure imagination.

Personal reactions to my work became integral to the process.  It seems that the act of watching the blog became as much a daily ritual for others as it has for me. Photos or comments sent to me often inspired more drawings, for example, the story of a rare monarch butterfly sighting after a friend’s funeral (drawing 258) or being asked by my cousin to draw her dying father’s hands (drawing 317).

My goal for this year long process was to capture life, however it occurs that day, with as much authenticity, connectedness and rawness as I can muster.

For more information:    www.drawingadayproject2015.blogspot.ca
For more information about my work:     www.katherinehartel.com
Contact:   katherine.hartel@gmail.com

Impersonations

November 30, 2015 – January 9, 2016 | Second Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

A solo exhibition of work by Allison Morris.

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It’s All Greek to Me

November 26, 2015 – January 9, 2016 | Third Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

Curated by Artemis Potamianou and Julie René de Cotret

Artists: Lanfranco Aceti, Campus Novel, Jefferson Campbell-Cooper, Kosta Christopolous, Yiannis Grigoriadis, Yiannis Isidorou, Jenny Marketou, Giorgos Papadatos, Poka-Yio, Artemis Potamianou, Makrigiannis Stilianos, Anonymous

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It’s all Greek to me is a curatorial collaboration with Artemis Potamianou, an accomplished curator and artist. One of the motivators behind this exhibition was the desire to share the art practice of contemporary Greek artists with our audience, another was to empower a direct channel for Greek cultural expressions on the current financial, social and political realities that they are experiencing. We have also included the works of two Canadian artists who have exhibited in Athens, adding outsider experiences to the range of expressions included in the exhibition. As a fellow artist/curator I am deeply honoured to work with Artemis Potamianou and the range of artists we have selected for It’s all Greek to me.

Sincerely, Julie René de Cotret

Image: Mindfulness, Video still, Poka Yio, 2015

HOURGLASS

October 3 to November 28, 2015 | Hallway Galleries, Second Floor

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A solo painting show by Joy Broadbent​

An hourglass encompasses balance: two equal halves, one empty and one full, both grounding and resisting each other in order to achieve a measure of time. The middle of the hourglass – the tension where opposites meet – is reflected in the imagery present in my works: Male/Female; Freedom/Restraint; Desert/Oasis; Land/Sea; Exposure/Concealment.

HOURGLASS, a collection of paintings, was born largely out of a recent trip I took to Arizona with my sister to make our short film ‘Clearing Spaces V’. I was inspired by the vast and spiritual landscape of the desert, its self-sustaining plants and cacti. I was compelled to paint Arizona’s sun-bleached colours, capturing the warmth, dryness, and emptiness of a space that, upon reflection, was full of life.

This collection of paintings is an exploration of still-life and figures. It pairs flat, soothing colours with luminescent highlights, creating erased, sculptural forms. The paintings are layered with paint in order to both uncover and shelter objects and images. HOURGLASS is a reflection of the focused and minimal quality of the desert that grapples with the inner journey of being emptied and filled.

All work for purchase at show.

Monster

November 10 to 22, 2015 | Third Floor, Hallway Galleries | Free | Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

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A solo exhibition showcasing the recent, transformative works of Toronto based artist Stella Cade. In this series, Cade seeks to evoke imagery representative of the darkest parts of ourselves.

Emily DiCarlo: Between You and Me

October 3 to November 8, 2015 | Hallway Galleries, Third Floor

In this globally collaborative exhibition organized by artist-curator Emily DiCarlo, a shared moment in time acts as a catalyst for connection and intimacy, despite physical and temporal distances.

Working with the experience of a sunset as the central focus, three works shape Between You and Me, in the form of photographs, audio, and video. Further immersing the visitor’s experience, the exhibition space bathes in sunset tones, produced by full-spectrum colour “HUE” lighting.

In Set Together, DiCarlo collects photo documentation of sunsets from nearly 100 participants around the world. Invited to share their snapshots through social media on June 21, 2014 – the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere – the project explores the interplay between simultaneity and displacement by attempting to render collectively lived experiences into one compounded time and space. Originally conceived as an online project, a selection of the photos present themselves in physical format for the first time.

Same Time, Always Behind, an ongoing series that began in 2009, expresses the connective power between two individuals miles apart. DiCarlo performs with a collaborator living at least one time zone away to witness and document a sunset “together”. Performed within the same 24-hour duration, each participant captures their respective time zone’s sunset and logs their subjective observations. In this exhibition, two of the most recent iterations of this performance are presented.

In Same Time, Always Behind: Toronto/Eindhoven, DiCarlo partnered with Hanneke Wetzer, an Eindhoven-based artist and designer, to complete the performance-for-video. Acting as an addendum to the subtitles in the video, Generational Translator presents their logged experiences from the performance in the form of translated letters produced by each artist’s grandparent: Wetzer’s grandfather, Gerard Wetzer, translating the English subtitles to Dutch, and DiCarlo’s grandmother, Jean Boneschankser, translating the Dutch subtitles to English.

For the first time in this series, Same Time, Always Behind: Toronto/Bordeaux focuses on the ambient sounds of experience opposed to visual impressions. Working with interdisciplinary artist Guillaume Adjutor Provost in France, DiCarlo transferred the digital audio recordings of their sunset observations to vinyl records. With intention to be simultaneously played on a traditional DJ turntable deck, the time and distance between original experiences folds to conceptually live as one shared experience.

Emily DiCarlo is a Toronto-based artist and curator. Her work explores the intensifying postmodern need for connection and communal interaction, and frequently works with time and duration as a malleable medium. She has exhibited her work locally in Toronto and Quebec City, and abroad in The Netherlands, Greece, Hungary and Costa Rica.

The Artscape Youngplace and Curators’ Network Canada Partnership was formed in 2014 to create exciting professional development and exhibition opportunities for curators. Selected from a call for proposals by a panel of professional curators, Between You and Me is the inaugural exhibition of this initiative.

Sponsored in kind by Philips Lighting Canada. Presented by Artscape Youngplace and Curators’ Network Canada in partnership.

Impressions | Jamie Ashforth

Curated by Erin Kjaer September 14 – 27, 2015

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Featuring a collection of monoprints from artist Jamie Ashforth, Impressions explores themes and narratives concerning memory and identity. “Identity is as fluid as oil being absorbed by paper; versions of ourselves emerge and dissolve, leaving impressions on our environments, and on each other.”

Embodiment

September 14 – 27, 2015 | Organized by Nest Collective

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In a world that often feels so ephemeral, how do we relate to ourselves and our environments? In what ways are we anchored by artistic practice in this electronic age? Landscape, solid and present. A body, rendered deliberately. Abstraction, physical and dynamic. A voice, a manifestation of experience. Performance, weighted and tangible. Stella Cade | Michelle Cieloszczyk | Daniel Griffin Hunt | Andre Kan | Sharon Katz | Dana Korounets | Christina Mazzulla | Scott Sawtell…| Craig Skinner | Elly Smallwood | Cortney Stephenson | Justin Yong | Mony Zakhour Image: Michelle Cieloszczyk

Feminist Architectures

September 16 – 27, 2015

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WIAprojects for 2015-16, is interested in the creative use, and transgressive potential of, non-institutional spaces, the spaces in between and outside of the conventional galleries or academic settings where women and feminism, as praxis in particular, leak out of the cracks and make a mark. We do not intend to define feminism per se but rather to map a presence – perhaps intangible and ill-defined but certainly energetic, active, and persistent – in culture and in society. Wall works by New York artist Adrienne Reynolds and Toronto-based ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) explore imagery which defines how, and engages with, the limitations and potentials of feminist theoretical and architectural space. They articulate imagery through vectors of activity and/or, as bodies contained by/in structures. The work is critiqued and reframed by academic and cultural critic Dina Georgis. This critique (presented in the opening panel on Wednesday Sept 23) will stimulate discussion and affect how the work will be re-presented in future exhibitions. ARTIFACTS (Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee) & Adrienne Reynolds

GAL PALS

September 16 – 27, 2015

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The girls & women of the Girls’ Art League community are showing our stuff at this Feminist Art Conference satellite show at Artscape Youngplace! We will be exhibiting work by teenaged students, next to adult students, next to artist instructors at GAL. Featuring work by: Meghan Farbridge Amy Wong Christine Dewancker Claire Richardson Talia Marcheggiani Carolyn Beattie Milena Roglic Erica Beyea …and many more to be announced! ABOUT GAL: Our mission is to empower girls and women through visual arts. Girls of all artistic abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, and lived experiences should have the opportunity to develop and exercise their artistic voice. We believe that this artistic voice and an empowered creative practice are cultivated when we connect, share, and learn from each other.

Artists in Exile: Tibetans Of Toronto

September 17 – 24, 2015

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Artists in Exile: Tibetans Of Toronto is a weeklong arts festival featuring local Tibetan-born artists Chuchi Dhondup Robatsong, Khydup Gyatso, Lobsang Tenpa, Lungtok Gyatso, and Tsultrim Nyampo. Having fled their homeland, where their culture has been suppressed by Chinese occupation since the 1950’s, these artists have found refuge here in Toronto, home to one of the largest Tibetan exile communities outside of Nepal and India. This festival is a unique opportunity to hear their stories of life in exile and experience artworks steeped in a distinct cultural and spiritual heritage as presented by contemporary Tibetan-born artists. As part of the Artscape Youngplace open studio event “Recess”, we will be kicking off the week’s festivities Sept 17 at 5:30pm with an Opening Ceremony And Celebration including live performances and traditional Tibetan foods. The week’s program will feature a standing art exhibition, butter sculpture workshop, Wild Yaks storytelling event, an Introduction To Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation led by Khenpo Tsultrim Namdak Rinpoche and a Jayu Speaks panel discussion that includes the exhibiting artists and guests. A HUGE THANK YOU to our partners Artscape Youngplace, Jayu: Human Rights Film Festival, Coffee Pubs, Centre For Social Innovation, McWood Studios, Shangri-La Restaurant and Annex Improv. We could not have done it without your support!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Sungjang Rinpoche, Kevin Nadjiwon and Cheri Dinovo (MPP for Parkdale-High Park) for joining us at the Opening Ceremony And Celebrations !! This festival is produced by the Bureau Of Power And Light art collective and Andrea Paras, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph.

QWAC Awards of Distinction

August 31 – September 13, 2015

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Artscape in partnership with the Queen West Art Crawl was pleased to honour artistic excellence and innovation in the Queen West Art Crawl’s Outdoor Art Show & Sale. These ten artists of distinction were featured in the exhibition from August 31 – September 13, 2015:

Jacob Antoni, Designer
Dean Bradley, Photographer
Paul Brandejs, Mixed Media Artist
Lindsay Chambers, Painter
Marie Choi, Drawer/Illustrator
Peter Chung, Painter
Mark Johnson, Drawer/Illustrator
Maria Kim, Painter
Guy Parrotta, Mixed Media Artist
Irene Sirko, Sculptor

All About the Hustle, curated by Karie Liao

July 16 – August 29, 2015

Through the juxtaposition of athletics and contemporary art, All About the Hustle, investigates facets of competition, skill, endurance and the athletic body through video works, mixed-media, leotards and jerseys with professional works by four acclaimed artists and a complementary exhibition featuring over 200 works by students from Givins/Shaw Junior Public School.

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Image: Tibi Tibi Neuspiel (right) and Geoffrey Pugen (left), Drills, performance documentation, 2015, courtesy of the artists. Photographer: Stephanie Noritz

All About the Hustle, which opens July 16 at Artscape Youngplace, explores the interplay between visual arts, sports, and performativity. Through the artistic practices of Hazel Meyer, Karen Kraven and collaborative duo Tibi Tibi Neuspiel and Geoffrey Pugen, All About the Hustle engages visitors to consider the overlapping meanings of performance in different aspects of sports culture — the athletic body, skill and endurance, the game and its rules, celebrity, fans and media. The exhibition is curated by Karie Liao and runs July 16 – August 29 to coincide with the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto. Exhibition:  All About the Hustle, curated by Karie Liao featuring works by Karen Kraven, Hazel Meyer, and collaborative duo Tibi Tibi Neuspiel and Geoffrey Pugen. Plus All About the Hustle: Square Up, by artist educator Alessandra Cardarelli and students from Givins/Shaw Junior Public School

SW25

August 10 – 29, 2015

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An exhibit reflecting on the past 25 years of SummerWorks. presented by SummerWorks and Artscape Youngplace Over the past 25 years SummerWorks has grown from a fringe-style theatre festival that operated on a first come first served basis, to Canada’s largest curated performance festival, featuring theatre, dance, music, and live art. SW25 charts the ever evolving nature of the Festival through a visual archive of Festival history.

Nuit Rose at Artscape Youngplace

June 20 – July 5, 2015

Nuit Rose is a community-based, cultural festival first conceived as part of WorldPride 2014. The multi-venue event fosters the work of Canadian and international visual and performance artists. Works included (Untitled) by Eshan Rafi; Mourning the Morning by Ryan Livingstone; Who Sits Here? by Christos Pantieras; we ALL TRANSition by Evan Kelemen; A pink night in a multicolor mural by Violeta Rivera; The Homosexual Comedy by Brad McDermott; He Pops by Michael Venus; Bruce Eves: Recent Work by Bruce Eves; TRYST PIC x ANDREW COIMBRA by Adam Moco & Andrew Coimbra; Graphic Advocacy: A Selection of Political Cartoons for Everyday Feminism by Ronnie Ritchie; Remains of the Gays by Alan McIntosh; and Portraits by Jah Grey.

Anomaly, Sculpture and Painting | Elham Hazfi

June 22 – 28, 2015

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We have lost the connection to our true selves. We search for ways to conjure what we once felt. Artist Elham Hazfi has created characters called Anomalies who will bring you the sensations that you are looking for. Each Anomaly specializes in bringing you the precise feeling that you think you need. It’s that easy.

The One That Got Away

June 15 – 20, 2015 | Curated by Tara Bartolini and Vanessa Heins

Featured works by Brendan Canning/Juliana Neufeld; Hannah Georges/Monika Traikov; Spencer Burton/Alex Bierk; Julie Fader/Danielle Hession; Joseph of Mercury/Sammy Rawal; July Talk/Erika Altosaar; Jazz Cartier/Justin Singer; Army Girls/Eunice Luk; Lights/Madison van Rijn; The Darcys/Devin Wilson; Max Kerman (Arkells)/Nik Dudukovic; Hawksley Workman/Rob Baytor; Shad/Lauren Pirie; Young Galaxy/The Broadbent Sisters; Rich Aucoin/Melody Hansen; For Esmé/Erin Loree; Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats)/David Woodward; Jenn Grant/Kathryn Macnaughton; Slim Twig/Julia Dickens; Hollerado/Jeanine Brito; Damian Abraham (Fucked Up)/Ben Johnston; Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire)/Randy Grskovic; and Bry Webb (Constantines)/Chris Vallée.

Etobicoke School of the Arts – Contact Photography Festival

May 19 -24, 2015

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Image: Agnes Wong

(mus)interpreted

May 13May 22, 2015

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(mus)interpreted was a group exhibition showcasing work by young Muslim women of the Truth & Dare Project, a free youth arts program, in partnership with Outburst!.

See What We Have to Say: Toronto Secondary School ART in the Hallway Galleries

April 22 – May 9, 2015

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Hundreds of art and film students from across the Toronto District School Board were part of the second annual citywide TDSB Arts Festival called tdsbCREATES. Image: Weston C.I. students work towards the installation date

 

Labours

Mayra Majano
March 18 – April 5, 2015

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A meditation on the traditional representation and implementation of “women’s work”, Labours explores the gendered narrative of weaving and textiles.

Homework – Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition

March 23– March 28, 2015

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Third year students from Sheridan College’s Illustration Program exhibit ten independently curated exhibitions developed in their Illustrative Drawing and Painting Explorations course.

Nesting

March 30 – April 5, 2015

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A group exhibition focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of collective space, Nesting explores the subtle connections between the works of resident artists. Collective Artists: Stella Cade; Alex Curci; Sarah Letovsky; Erin Loree; Mayra Majano; Andrew Patterson; Tania Santer; Mony Zakhour

10 x 10 Over Ten and Painted Prayer

March 5 – 15, 2015

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Believing that art is a fire that keeps cultures alive and bright, “10×10 Over Ten” featured the donated works of local professional, emerging, and amateur artists – artists supporting art.

The Tibetan Artists’ Development Society is part of this conservation effort. Its mission is to preserve the ethics and tradition of inherited learning that lies at the heart of Tibetan Buddhist thangka painting and support the continued development of this vibrant cultural and artistic legacy as a contemporary art form for future generations.

 Donations to support the art school’s capital, operating, and scholarship needs will also be gratefully accepted over the course of the exhibit and beyond.

EDGE: Youth Art Show

March 4 – 12, 2015

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Arts Etobicoke was pleased to present EDGE: Youth Art Show for our 18th year in a row.

CCC Investment Report 2012-2015

February 17 – 28, 2015

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This exhibition outlined elements from two investments, Alternate History and The Scondi Collection, both financed and developed by the Capital Cultural Consortium from 2012 through 2015. Alternate History was installed in Katzman Contemporary gallery in April of 2012.

Studio Portraits

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NEST Collective artists: Stella Cade, Alex Curci, Sarah Letovsky, Erin Loree, Mayra Majano, Andrew Patterson, Tania Santer, and Mony Zakhour.

CRIT @ HALLWAY GALLERIES 2

February 11 – 28, 2015
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Featuring David Brown, Nichola Feldman-Kiss, Michelle Forsyth, Katelyn Gallucci, Lucas Johnson, Graham Krenz, Alex Leung and Catherine Morelli

ENCOUNTERS

January, 20, 2015 to February 7, 2015
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Curators: Vanessa Fleet and Megan Toye
Participating Artists: Katie Bruce, Miles Collyer, Ashley Culver, Scott Harber, Rebecca Houston, Michelle MacKinnon, Ella Morton, Christos Pantieras, Anna Sarchami, Frances Thomas, and Amy Wong.

Imperfect Shadow 

October 4, 2014 – January 17, 2015

Download and read the exhibition guide here.

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Imperfect Shadow is a multi-faceted and evolving exhibition about everyday parallel realities, inviting the exploration and re-exploration of the fictional and real, hidden and transitional spaces throughout Artscape Youngplace. From October 2014 through February 2015, visitors can discover secret lives and otherworldly places through a series of creative and collaborative projects by artists Emily Gove and Sarah Febbraro, Christine Swintak, Alison S.M. Kobayashi, Alicia Nauta, Ginette Lapalme, and Keith Jones. Imperfect Shadow is curated by the inaugural Artscape Youngplace Resident Curator, Karie Liao.

Surface|Surfacing

December 12, 2014 – January 17, 2015

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 Colleen McCarten, It’s a Process (second time around), Handcut rubber inner tubes, 2014.  Image courtesy of artist.

Surface|surfacing showcased the creative practices of Azza El Siddique, Ozana Gherman, Colleen McCarten, and Joanna Schleimer.

On Paper

Sarah Kernohan, Liz Little, and Luke Siemens
October 15 to November 14, 2014

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Assemblages

Anna Blewchamp
September 29 to November 1, 2014

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Pema’s Race: Horse Racing and Feminism in Tibet

Khydup Gyatso
September 29 to October 12, 2014

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Rendezvous

“Chased by an Old Goat” by Eva Lewarne
“Chased by an Old Goat” by Eva Lewarne
“Yellow Starburst” by Leslie Ann Becker
“Yellow Starburst” by Leslie Ann Becker
“You Need to Make Some Money” by Miriam Grenville
“You Need to Make Some Money” by Miriam Grenville
“ROAD TRIP” by Charles Bongers
“ROAD TRIP” by Charles Bongers

Artists: Leslie Becker, Charles Bongers, Miriam Grenville, and Eva Lewarne

Julie Gladstone: Abstract Landscape Paintings, Select Work 2012 – present

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This summer Julie participated in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and was honoured with the Artscape award. The award includes a week long residency on Toronto Island’s Gibraltar point followed by a solo exhibition on the 3rd floor of the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries. Image: ​Spirit Forms at Construction Site, 2012, Julie Gladstone

Viewpoints: QWAC Artists of Distinction

Tiphaine Leonard
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Ryan Wood
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Tom Chitty
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Alex Kinsley
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Holly Sedgwick
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Paul Brandejs
Paul Brandejs
Christy Hayhoe
Christy Hayhoe
Michael Toole
Michael Toole
Alan McIntosh
Alan McIntosh
Cynthia O’Brien
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Michael Pietrocarlo
Michael Pietrocarlo

September 3-14, 2014

Artists included: Paul Brandejs, Mixed Media Artist; Tom Chitty, Illustrator; Christy Hayhoe, Painter; Alex Kinsley, Goldsmith; Tiphaine Leonard, Painter; Luo, Yu, Painter; Alan McIntosh, Metalsmith; Cynthia O’Brien, Sculptor; Michael Pietrocarlo, Photographer; Holly Sedgwick, Painter; Michael Toole, Mixed Media Artist; Ryan Wood, Photographer

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Kilby Smith-McGregor
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Jonathan Kitchen (Light Up The Sky)
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Roxanne Ignatius
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August 7 – 25, 2014

The SummerWorks Performance Festival and Artscape Youngplace presented an exhibition exploring local graphic design and poster art for the stage. Curated by Natasha Mytnowych and Michael Rubenfeld and featuring the work of Doublenaut, Roxanne Ignatius, Jonathan Kitchen (Light Up The Sky), Tad Michalak, Monnet Design, Kilby Smith-McGregor, and Soulpepper Theatre Company designs curated by Jacob Whibley.

Stairmasters

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November 19, 2013 – July 31, 2014

Featuring new work by: Debbie Adams, Melissa Fisher and Seth Scriver, and curated by: Heather Nicol. Read the exhibition booklet in PDF

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July 3 – August 1, 2014

 

Artists: OMEN; CASE; ELICSER; CUBEWORKS; FLY LADY DI; ART CHILD; EGR; SKAM; INSIGHT; PERU; UBER; FATHOM and other Unknown Artists

Nuit Rose at Artscape Youngplace

Joey Bruni
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Michael Venus
Michael Venus
Robert Donnelly
Robert Donnelly
Sonny Bean
Sonny Bean
Ruben Ilanillos
Ruben Ilanillos
Beau Coleman
Beau Coleman
Christos Pantieras
Christos Pantieras
Rachelle Lee Smith
Rachelle Lee Smith
Israel Vazquez Eliud Cruz
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Matt Hovey
Matt Hovey
Adam Moco
Adam Moco
Sue Lloyd
Sue Lloyd

June 21 – 29, 2014

A celebration of Queer Art and Culture as part of World Pride. Featuring: FIERCE by Sue Lloyd; Other by Sonny Bean; Silence of the Femmes by Ruben Llanillo; Tryst Pic by Adam Moco; Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith; Rack and Pinion by Robert Donnelly; Icons and Demigods by Michael Venus; Painted Voices by Eliud & Israel; Say What You Mean by Christos Pantieras; I Fuck Fat Hairy Dudes Because I Like Furry Round Things by Matt Bovey.

Dare2Create: Art and Film

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May 15 – June 1, 2014

This exhibition was the culminating celebration of a project that is co-presented by the TDSB and the Toronto Arts Council.

OCADU: Photography

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May 5 – 12, 2014

PULP: paper art exhibit

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April 27 – May 3, 2014

A week long exhibit of reclaimed materials art installations.

Matthew & Friends

April 9 – 13, 2014

The graduating exhibition of students in the Studio program at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

Homework – OCADU’s Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition

April 2 – 5, 2014

Students from OCADU’s Illustration Program exhibited eight independently curated exhibitions developed in their 4th Year Illustrative Drawing and Painting course.

Unarchive

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January 7 – March 30, 2014

Heather Nicol, a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist with a studio at Artscape Youngplace, curated the inaugural exhibitions in the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries: Unarchive and Stairmasters. Nicol previously curated and produced Art School (Dismissed) at 180 Shaw Street in 2010an intervention which responded to the decommissioned Toronto District School Board property prior to its renewal by Artscape. Read the exhibition booklet in PDF

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Featuring new works by: Ian Carr-Harris and Yvonne Lammerich, Dave Dyment, Lee Henderson, Nina Levitt and Jessica Vallentin with selected items from the Givins/Shaw Junior Public School historic archives, and artwork by Grade 4 and 5 students from Givins/Shaw Junior Public School.