'100 Crushes' Book Launch and Signing
Elisha Lim launches their debut graphic novel, '100 Crushes,' published by Koyama Press!
Sunday, June 15, 2 to 5 p.m.
'100 Crushes' compiles five years of queer comics by Elisha Lim, including excerpts from Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman, Queer Child in the Eighties, and their cult series 100 Butches, as well as new work. Its an absorbing documentary that travels through Toronto, Berlin, Singapore, and beyond in the form of interviews, memoirs, and gossip from an international queer vanguard.
Toronto-based artist Elisha Lims work celebrates the dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. In 2011 they also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun they.
6 1/2 x 9 inches, 100 pages, full colour, softcover
ONSITE [AT] OCAD U
230 Richmond Street West Street level
Onsite has fully accessible entrances. There is a single-user, gender neutral, restroom on the ground level that is wheelchair accessible.
The closest accessible subway is Osgoode Station. Exit the subway at Osgoode Station and walk west on Richmond St W towards Simcoe Street. Its a 3 minute walk to the gallery from Osgoode Station.
Generations of Queer
Robert Flack / John Greyson / Elisha Lim / Kiley May
March 12 to June 28, 2014
Generations of Queer is an exhibition centred on storytelling, creating a dialogue between the works of two senior artists and two younger artists who have come into queer discourses as beneficiaries of the activism of their predecessors.
Robert Flack 1957-1993 was bron in Guelph, ON, and moved to Toronto to study at York University BFA 1980. He began employment at Art Metropole in 1980 and assisted on General Idea projects. From 1981 his work was shown nationally and then internationally. Public collections include the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photograph. Paul Petro Contemporary Art represents the Estate of Robert Flack. www.paulpetro.com
John Greyson is a Toronto based film and video maker who has been politically active in the Toronto queer community for the past 33 years. With short videos and feature films he explores topics ranging from anti-censorship battles, AIDS discrimination, same sex marriage, militarism, the tar sands, Israelie apartheid and the fight for AIDS treatment drugs in Africa and the world. He is recognized for his documentary interviews, historical narratives, opera, found footage and camp. His work reflects many of the legal and politically struggles for queers in the 1980s as well as world politics with a strong queer voice.
Elisha Lim exhibits illustrations and animated shorts internationally, and has advocated against transphobia and racism on United Nations panels and as a director of Montreal's first Racialized Pride Week. Their comic strops Favourite Dating Tales, Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman and 100 Butches are acclaimed by Autostraddle, Bitch Magazine and New York Times bestselling author Alison Bechdel, and their debut graphic novel 100 Crushes will be published in June 2014 by Koyama Press and launched at Onsite [at] OCAD U. www.elishalim.com
Kiley May is a young Mohawk storyteller, artist, creator and shaman. Kiley is also a two-spirit, trans, queer and genderqueer human being. Their gender pronouns are they/their/them. They work in film, photography, writing, journalism, fashion, dance and performance art.
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Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON
Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Free and Open to the General Public.
Monday, June 23, 7 P.M.: Clocked, Don Pyle and Martin Sorrondeguy look at queer content in their punk photographs
Wednesday, June 25, 8 P.M.: DUORAMA, a performance by Paul Couillard Ed Johnson co-presented by Fado Performance Art Centre