Professor David Armstrong recently hosted a photogravure workshop

Professor David Armstrong recently hosted a photogravure workshop at the Department of Visual Art and Art History’s Print Media Studios (May 20-23). Photogravure, a 19th C. hybrid photo/printmaking process, has seen a resurgence in recent years and has been part of the focus of his 4 year Canada Council Grant, (After Images, 2012-16), exploring a hybrid of historical and contemporary printmaking, photography, and digital imaging techniques.

Yvonne Singer ‘pictures wellness’ with installations

Two works by Professor Yvonne Singer are featured in Picturing Wellness, an exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ont. running December 17, 2015 to March 26, 2016. The show focuses on a medical humanities perspective as the bridge between understanding resilience through treatment, care and social action. It presents artworks that consider issues […]

Alumni talent at Nuit Blanche

Visual Arts alumna Elle Flanders (PhD ’14, BA ’88) and her collaborative art practice ensemble Public Studio present their latest new media work, Zero Hour at 2015 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto. Created with Lebanese artist and poet Etel Adnan and sound artist Anna Friz, Zero Hour is a meditation on weather, climate change and the effects of northern extraction on the southern hemisphere.

Brandon Vickerd’s Chrome Ghost/ Apeshit at Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay

York Visual Art Professor Brandon Vickerd’s large scale metal sculpture/installation Chrome Ghost/ Apeshit is on view at Thunder Bay’s Definitely Superior Art Gallery March 28 to April 25, 2015. Playing with pop-culture references, Vickerd highlights our nostalgia for a past when science held the promise of a limitless future, and not the strange and often […]

Janet Jones’ painting exhibition Playtimes at Katzman Contemporary in Toronto

Playtimes, a new series of monumental paintings by York Visual Art Professor Janet Jones, is on view at Toronto’s Katzman Contemporary March 27 to April 25, 2015. Evoking abstract representations of a contemporary urban existence on the brink of a “techno-sublime explosion”, the real and the virtual overtly overlay, careen and collide in these works. Playtimes […]

Prof. Michel Daigneault solo show on view at Montreal’s Galerie Trois Point

Visual Art Professor Michel Daigneault’s solo exhibition Ensemble Opératoire is on view at Galerie Trois Points in Montreal  February 21 to March 28, 2015. Blurring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, Daigneault creates rich pictorial spaces that engender various narrative possibilities. Tending more to allusion than illusion, his paintings are built by an accumulation and […]

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To find out about GTA arts events as well as volunteer and paid opportunities, subscribe to a couple of listserves so that you receive regular updates on which cultural institutions and organizations are looking for volunteers. These include: Akimbo, Instant Coffee, and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

Alternative Energies

Alternative Energies, an exhibition featuring work by 13 thirteen undergraduate and graduate students in visual arts at York, will be on view downtown at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre Hotel as part of the Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES) Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2014. Participating York artists are Amanda Boulos, Marnie Brandejs, Elaine Chan-Dow, Mary […]