Monday, March 15, 2010

artist lecture: jaime angelopoulos

Art and Art History Presents

Jaime Angelopoulos

Tuesday 16 March 2010
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Sheridan, Annie Smith Mezzanine
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 2L1

Jaime Angelopoulos is a Toronto-based visual artist currently enrolled as an MFA candidate in sculpture at York University. Angelopoulos received her BFA from NSCAD University in 2005, and has participated in artist residencies at Meadows School of the Arts (Dallas, TX) and the Banff Centre for the Arts (Alberta). Angelopoulos has participated in solo exhibitions and performances at The Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax), Meadows School of the Arts Gallery (Dallas), Special Projects York University Gallery (Toronto), and the Other Gallery, (Alberta). Her sculptural practice explores the intrinsic characteristics of physical objects through formal considerations of shape, color, scale and gravity. She often combines two or more variable sculptural objects in one work, highlighting seemingly contradictory forms in a coexisting context. She works with found material and is interested in the transformative potential of materials, processes and spaces. Angelopoulos congruently works on large-scale abstract drawings that explore similar themes of color, form and surface.
Angelopoulos has exhibited in group exhibitions at Art Mûr (Montreal), Loop Gallery (Toronto), Durham Public Art Gallery (Ontario), Victoria College of Art (Melbourne) and Sydney College of Art (Australia). She is currently instructing a sculpture course at York University and preparing for her MFA thesis exhibition and defense at The Gallery, York University, 1-9 April 2010.

Image: Jaime Angelopoulos, Knot Being (2009), fabric, steel, 64 x 40 x 24 inches, A Possibility (2009), charcoal on paper, 96 x 60 inches

Kensington Past and Present (2010)

Twenty-four Art and Art History students in Professor Carmelo Arnoldin’s Past and Present Techniques class in the Art and Art History Program created Kensington Past and Present for an activity room in Kensington Gardens, a long-term care facility in the Kensington Market neighbourhood in Toronto.

Kensington Past and Present (2010)

This mosaic mural pays homage to the ongoing history of the Kensington community and market; as well, the mural depicts a church hall building during its 2009/10 conversion to a new ten-bed residential hospice for Kensington Health Centre. The mural is conceived in a two-tone palette: the sepia passages, based on historical photographs in Kensington Gardens’ collection, point to the past — while the brightly coloured areas offer contemporary views. Surrounding the church hall, are community vignettes: stacked fruit and vegetables in a market stall, bolts of cloth on a table outside a textile shop, graffiti in a local alley, humourous local signage. An accordion player and a small airplane and are nods to Kensington Market’s many festivals and the Canadian National Exhibition Air Show that flies over the neighbourhood every year.

Additionally, an image of the mural will serve to publicize an upcoming $5-million campaign to raise capital and ongoing operating support for the new hospice, a joint venture between Kensington Health Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

Student Artists: Erica Bergamin, Katrina Bolinas, Noellen Bollozos, Nicola Correa, Andrea Donofrio, Sharon David, Daniel Deus, Wei Jia Feng, Kielle Ferreira, Jennifer Anh Thu Giang, Ruth Ho, Meighan Hooper, Catherine Jeon, Steve Khan, Bojana Kljucevic, Vanessa Kutrowski, Daegan Mcneaney, Patti Meris, Sarah Moore, Henry Park, Emily Read, Amena Siddiqui, Sharyl Spring, Jacqueline Venegas, Serina Bruce

Friday, March 12, 2010

artist lecture: vera frenkel (new date!)

Art and Art History Presents

Vera Frenkel

Thursday 18 March 2010 (note: new date!)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Sheridan B124
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville

Rooted in an interrogation of the abuses of power and their consequences, projects by multidisciplinary artist Vera Frenkel have been seen at documenta IX, Kassel; the Offenes Kulturhaus Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz; the Setagaya Museum, Tokyo; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Biennale di Venezia (Club Media, 1997; Head Start, 2001) among other important venues.
Frenkel’s videotapes, installations, photographs, writings, audio works and new media projects explore the forces at work in human migration, experiences of displacement and deracination, their effect on the learning and unlearning of cultural memory, and the increasing bureaucratization of everyday life.
Frenkel’s video-photo-web project on art theft as cultural policy, Body Missing, installed most recently at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna, 2008, was the focus of From Theft to Virtuality, an international conference on the artist’s work organized at the ICA, London, by art historian, Griselda Pollock. The conference papers will form the basis for the first published anthology on Vera Frenkel’s work.
The Institute™: Or, What We Do for Love, a touring installation and a website on the theme of a dysfunctional cultural institution, was seen most recently at the National Gallery of Canada as part of the exhibition of work by recipients of the Governor General’s Award in Media and Visual Arts.
Frenkel’s newest video, ONCE NEAR WATER: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive, received its world première at the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam (November, 2008), and its Canadian première at the Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto (April, 2009).
A mid-career survey of Frenkel’s video works, the Spotlight at the Images Festival of Film, Video and New Media, curated by Dot Tuer, provided the core selection to which new material was added for Of Memory and Displacement / Vera Frenkel: Collected Works, a four disk DVD/CD-ROM boxed set available from Vtape Distribution, Toronto.

Image: video still from ONCE NEAR WATER: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive

210 graduate exhibitions

Thrown Forth

2010 Graduate Exhibitions Art & Art History Program


March 17 – March 28, 2010
Opening Reception:

Wednesday March 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Andrea Beiko, Kimberly Birch, Kyleigh Buryta, Serina Bruce, Nicola Correa, Andrea D'Onofrio, Mallory Hazlett, Catherine Jeon, Krista Keller, Joanabel Lasam, Edith Longuet-Allermeand, Matthieu Martin, Violeta Para De Moya, Johnson Ngo, Emily Read, Paola Savasta, Nicole Schlosser, John Spagnolo, Alysha Woolner, Jessica Vallentin, Jacqueline Venegas.


March 31 – April 11, 2010
Opening Reception:

Wednesday March 31, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Lilyan Aitkin, Khadija Amjad, Diane Beatty-Wearing, Jennifer Chan, Jacquie Cobb, Matthew Filipowich, Genevieve Gardiner, Nicole Green, Amanda Haller, Andrea Hitchman, Sarah Johnson, Steve Khan, Tracy Lewis, Natalie Merrifield, Shirley Mpagi, Jaimee Ogilvie, Sam Ouellette, Sharyl Spring, Sonia Trivedi, Angie Wang, Tracey Wilson.

Thrown Forth is the title of this year's exhibition of work by graduating students in the Art and Art History Program. This program was established in 1971 when Sheridan joined with the University of Toronto's Erindale College to create Canada's first collaborative fine art program between a college and a university. This year marks the 39th Anniversary of the UTM/Sheridan joint program.

The integration of theory and practice in the A&AH program allows students to develop an interdisciplinary approach to cultural production. In their artwork, the graduating students of the Art and Art History program question the conditions of cultural emergence through drawing, painting, performance, print, design, sculpture, photography and video. Thrown Forth demonstrates the instability and fervor of graduation as a collective dispersal of disjunctive aesthetics and affects. As these graduating students hurtle towards the professionalization of their practice, the limits of the contemporaneous and the redundant are played out in the work shown at this exhibition.

SPECIAL EVENT March 21, 2-4pm at Blackwood

Making a go of it: Careers in the arts

An Open Discussion with Red Armstrong, Jen Hutton, and Christopher Régimbal, answering your questions about: further education, showing as a professional artist, residencies and grants, writing and publishing, among other topics.

The Art and Art History Program, Sheridan/University of Toronto Mississauga

Students graduating from the Art and History program receive the benefit of both a Diploma in studio arts from the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto Mississauga. Alumni have pursued careers in teaching, both at the secondary and post-secondary level, while others go onto to earn their Masters in Studio Art or Art History.

For more information on the AAH Program, visit