October 2012 Opening Reception
Please join us for an Opening Reception for our Main Space, Window Space and XBASE Galleries.
Drinks and snacks will be served and artists will be in attendance.
Talking To Other People (In A Really Loud Room)
Artists: Adrian DiLena, Paul Moleiro, Stefan Nicoloff, Sona Safaei
Talking To Other People (in a really loud room) poses the question:
What does conversation look like? Artists Adrian DiLena, Paul Moleiro,
Stefan Nicoloff and Sona Safaei play with narrative and language to
frame, structure and control information.
Artist: Matt Sabourin
Matt Sabourin’s project Unready conflates the technical advancement of
hand tools with biological evolution. Images of mitosis, meiosis,
hybridisation, conjoined twins, and genetic mutations loosely guide
the way in which the works are conceived and materialized. Unready
operates in the space that separates the sterile and industrially
manufactured object from the fertile and messy living organism.
Artist: Felix Kalmenson
Intersection explores the construction of ahistorical landscapes: the
precariously booming condominium market in Toronto. At stake in this
transformation is the loss of the patchwork aesthetic which has been
Toronto’s staple, returning to a modernist monolithic urban sprawl.
(Located on OCAD U Campus, in The Learning Zone)
Huffing and Puffing
Artist: David Tallis
Equal parts celebration and anxiety, Huffing and Puffing is a
single-channel video loop in which balloons are inflated by the artist
until they burst. This video performance meditates on the fragile and
overblown expectations we often set for ourselves.
David Tallis is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. Employing a
conceptual and playfully subversive approach, he works with a wide
range of media including video, photography, found objects, and text.
His artwork often incorporates contradicting subject matter such as
participation and conflict, wasted effort and reward.
*This is the first video of a series curated by OCAD U graduate
student Jennifer Simaitis