Heated Tensions

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May 2 - May 14

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

Heated Tensions interprets the dynamics – strain, friction, attraction, and opposition – between different forces, and the physical and psychological spaces that contain them. The exhibition examines phenomena that relate to cultural identity, mind and body, relationships, environmentalism and gender politics.
Heated Tensions features curation and work by students in the Studio program at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Works by: Daniel Bernal, Matthew Brown, Maryana Discutido, Juliana Feng, Terrence Ho, Amna Huda, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Emily Jung, Noheul Kim, Henry Lu, Dorica Manuel, Olivia Ng, Jerome Parayno, Sara Rizza, Tiffany Schofield, Rhenix Shi, Bonnie Tao, Mengxi Wan, Claire Watson

Curated by Kathryn Lee.

Opening Reception: Friday May 2, 6-9 pm

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive
Toronto, ON M1G 1B2
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This exhibit is part of Cultural Hotspot 2014. From May to October Cultural Hotspot celebrates community, culture and creativity. Produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with community partners, the inaugural Cultural Hotspot program features a region of Scarborough bordered by Lawrence Avenue, Highland Creek Village, Victoria Park Avenue and the lake. The Cultural Hotspot builds creative capacity through youth engagement, workshops and legacy projects and connects this vibrant inner suburban area with all of Toronto.

Cedar Ridge, a featured 2014 Hotspot location, will be looking at the literal definition of "hot" and providing special programming, exhibits and more that creatively reflect this idea during the Hotspot period.



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Sheree Hovsepian | Jerome Nadeau

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Sheree Hovsepian
May 2 to June 7, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday May 2, 2 to 5 pm


Sheree Hovsepian, Untitled #20 from Haptic Wonders series, 2012, courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery

For this exhibition Hovsepian presents a series of new works that bring together photography, sculpture and installation, exploring movement, abstraction and various conceptions of the 'object.' The photographic works branch from an ongoing series of photograms, photos made without a camera by placing objects directly on photographic paper, called Haptic Wonders. The term "haptic" refers to the sense of touch, pointing to Hovsepian's production of these pieces in the darkroom and her moving and manipulating various materials in time and space with her hands. Hovsepian sees these unique works as recording a performance of her body in a brief amount of time within a certain amount of space, further exploring the physicality of photography. The images will are paired with her series of multi-media, wall-based installations called Material Gestures, and free-standing sculptures made of bronze and wood that develop as a tangent to the photographic works by mimicking their shapes and forms.

Many of the works produced for this exhibition were created during a residency in Gallery 44's wet darkroom in March 2014.


Sheree Hovsepian (American b. Isfahan Iran 1974, lives NY) received her BFA/BA from the University of Toledo 1999, studied at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland and received her MFA from SAIC 2002. She was included in "Harlem Postcards" at the Studio Museum and has had solo exhibitions at Bischoff-Weiss Gallery London 2013, Etemad Gallery Dubai 2012, moniquemeloche Chicago 2012, Charest-Weinberg Gallery Miami 2011, West Street Gallery NY 2010, and the Spertus Museum Chicago 2009. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Spertus Museum Chicago.

Jérôme Nadeau
May 2 to June 7, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday May 2, 2 to 5 pm


Jérôme Nadeau, Ruins, 2012

Exploring notions of disintegration, disappearance and decay, Jérôme Nadeau's practice is concerned with externalizing typically unseen production processes. Interested in the poetic language of abstraction, Nadeau offers reflections on image, material and the inherent qualities of the photographic medium. Ruins features artworks made using a technique that extracts the ink and dyes from an image printed on chromogenic paper, which is then transferred directly onto a sheet of undeveloped Fujicolor Chrystal Archive Paper. In doing so, Nadeau creates images that exist in a visceral space where an object not only represents the past but also defies the indexical properties of the image in the present.


Jérôme Nadeau is an artist, curator and editor based in Montreal. He is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Concordia University in Montreal. In 2013, he founded SOON, an independent publishing house focusing on producing visually and intellectually challenging high-end art books. His work was shown in solo and group exhibitions at Les Territoires, FOFA Gallery, Push Gallery and the Société des Arts Technologiques in Montreal, as well as in Quebec City and Island. He is the 2013 recipient of the Mildred and Margot Lande Graduate Scholarship in Photography.


Sunday May 4, 2 to 4pm
Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West

Join us for Hidden Image: A Panel Discussion on Photography + Abstraction. Confronting the limits of the photographic medium and exploring the nuanced language of abstraction, this panel brings together artists whose works mine the fluid categorizations of image, material and object.

Join artists Jérôme Nadeau, Laurie Kang, Sheree Hovsepian and Jim Verburg in a conversational discussion around the discursive and metaphoric possibilities of the minimal composition. Moderated by Bill Clarke.


For more information please contact:
Noa Bronstein, Head of Exhibitions and Publications
(416) 979-3941 ext. 2001

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 120
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8

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Gallery 44 is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 5 pm | Free admission

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44's mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices. Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs, Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.

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5 over 4

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5 OVER 4
Exhibition: May 2 – June 28
Opening with Friday Night ART Live: Friday, May 2 at 7:00pm
Idea Exchange | Queen's Square, 1 North Square, Cambridge

Cambridge – A unique sound installation exhibition opens May 2 at Idea Exchange, Queen's Square. 5 over 4 is a group exhibition featuring five contemporary artists working with sound as part of expanded practices in video, installation, sculpture, drawing and performance. These artists probe concerns surrounding listening modes, silence and noise in art and daily life, music and ordinary sounds. The exhibition title refers to a polyrhythmic pattern where several lines of rhythms syncopate to introduce complexity and irregularity to a beat. Here, lines in various sensorial and conceptual registers will run in parallel and also at times intersect. This may sound geometrically incorrect, but this proposition will bend the lines with a combination of playfulness and rigor.

Art, music, entertainment and atmosphere with no cover. Friday Night ART Live features music spun by DJ Alex, great food by the Kiwi, and a cash bar. Mark your calendars for Friday Night ART Live, Friday, March 2 at 7:00pm at Idea Exchange | Queen's Square.


Marla Hlady
Marla Hlady is a celebrated sound artist and kinetic sculptor. Her pieces deal with the nature of sound, often materializing it for viewers and reorienting their connection to everyday auditory experiences. Hlady received a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from York University.

Eleanor King
Eleanor King presents installations and performances nationally and internationally, most notably at Nuit Blanche (TO), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Eastern Edge Gallery (NL) and Galleri F15 in Norway. She received a BFA from NSCAD in 2001, and participated in residencies at The Banff Centre, Atlantic Centre for the Arts (FL), New Adventures in Sound Art (TO), and the Centre for Art Tapes (NS). Inspired by everyday life, Eleanor's work employs interdisciplinary strategies to create site-specific installations using provisional materials and improvisational methods.

Duncan MacDonald
Duncan MacDonald is a contemporary artist and Associate Professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He obtained a BFA from York University and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. His artworks take form in diverse modes such as audio art, performance, video, music, installation and drawing – often exploring the corporeal sensorium and its commodification. Duncan's works have been exhibited, performed and recorded throughout Canada, the US, Europe and South America.

Christof Migone
Christof Migone is a Swiss-born experimental sound artist, curator and writer, formerly based in Montreal, now living in Toronto. His work and research delve into language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity and endurance. Migone holds a PhD in Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. He is the former Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery and is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.

Ursula Nistrup
Ursula Nistrup lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nistrup studied at California Institute of the Arts and received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art. With photography and architecture as a starting point, she examines the relationship between space and spatial representations, in particular the relationship between sound, music, architecture and acoustics. Often, her projects are informed by found materials, haphazardness or unplanned discoveries (or meetings). Her work is often shown as relating to architectural spaces- as installations, and can work through sketched, models or proposals, for not yet realized or imaginary projects.


Idea Exchange | Queen's Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, N1S 2K6
T: 519.621.0460
Location Hours:
Mon – Thurs 9:30am – 8:30pm
Fri & Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
*Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm
*We are closed Sundays from May until September
For more information visit ideaexchange.org or call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @IdeaxChng. Admission is free; all are welcome.

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Last Chance: Keith W. Bentley & Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann | Upcoming: Burden of Proof – between textiles & fine art

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Keith W. Bentley & Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann

Don’t miss new work by mixed-media painter Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann & sculptor Keith W. Bentley now on view through all 4,000 square feet of exhibition space! This duo exhibition pairs Mann’s evocative ink-stained paintings with Bentley’s remixed historical sculptures. Both artists are part of the contemporary avant garde invested in exploratory mixed-media practices and dramatic abstraction.

They each begin with a compositional substrate: in Mann’s case, it is a stain of ink that is allowed to grow organically as it seeps into her paper; Bentley, on the other hand, delves into art history to find figurative sculptures ripe for reinterpretation. These substrates are then completely reimagined, and intentionally abstracted to cultivate new and unexpected associations in their viewers.



Burden of Proof: between textiles and fine art
Guest Curator — Jessica Butler

To earn the title of fine art, an object must be proven by its owner to be wholly useless… or so say the art aficionados employed by American Customs. Craft, on the other hand, is generously defined as an object of function as well as contemplation. A cheeky, off-kilter use of materials blurs the boundaries of art and craft in Burden of Proof, raising the question “who really gets to define a work of art or craft? Is it the artist, curator, viewer or US Border Security?”

Guest curator Jessica Butler brings together three artists to explore the cross-pollination of textiles and fine art. Immersive thread installations by Amanda McCavour (represented by Lonsdale Gallery) anchor this exhibition. Work by invited artists explore the intersection of high art and textile (craft), which is evident in the ties between choice of material and method. Robert Davidovitz weaves piped acrylic into paintings of digital design program icons, while Elisabeth Picard’s fibre background translates into dyed architectural compositions.

The works in this exhibition defiantly straddle the line between fine art and craft. This is perhaps best illustrated by weaving techniques that eventually resolve into complex, architectural matrices. Each object, though stylistically and materially diverse, possesses a rhythm: through simple repetitious actions, the artists intuitively create self-supporting objects. These structures, which are at once fine art and craft, allow a new interpretation of culture, tradition and technology to emerge.

Robert Davidovitz
The work of Toronto based painter Robert Davidovitz weaves dried strips of acrylic paint, pushing his medium to its perceivable limits. Through intricate designs that reference digital design icons from programs such as AutoCAD, he explores structure as well as both digital and physical space.

Amanda McCavour
Interdisciplinary artist Amanda McCavour is represented by Lonsdale Gallery and is a recent MFA Graduate from Philadelphia’s Tyler School of Art. McCavour’s delicate thread drawings amass into immersive installations that contravene the vulnerability of her chosen material: thread.

Elisabeth Picard
Based in Montreal, mixed media artist Elisabeth Picard transforms common items such as zip ties and mesh fencing into complex structures through patterning and repetition. Picard renders delicate objects from heavy-duty materials, often using colour to imbue them with a rarity and unique liveliness reminiscent of marine life.


Please contact Leia Gore with media inquiries and image requests at info@lonsdalegallery.com, or by phone at 416 487 8733.

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Monica Tap

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Please join Monica Tap in conversation with Dan Adler at MKG127

Saturday May 31 at 4 PM

Dan Adler will discuss Monica's current exhibition.

Widely published, Dan Adler teaches Art History at York University and is the curator of the exhibition, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty at the Art Gallery of Ontario until July 20, 2014

About the exhibition:
The route of the Camino Frances extends 800 km across the north of Spain, and in 2012 Monica Tap undertook to walk its length. At one point in this long trip, she stopped to document a 50 metre segment through a woods because, according to Tap, the width of that forested corridor was the same as the width of the MKG127 gallery. This moment of passage is translated into six large paintings in the main gallery.

With this new work, she continues her investigations of what is seen and not seen as we move through the landscapes that witness our passage.

Note: The exhibition ends May 31, 2014.

Monica Tap is an artist whose many activities involve exploring questions of time and representation in painting. Her canvases have been exhibited in Canada, England and the USA. Originally from Alberta, she completed both her BFA and MFA degrees at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She lives in Toronto and is a Professor at the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph.

MKG127 is located in Toronto at 1445 Dundas St. West between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave. on the south side. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 6 PM or by appointment. For more information call 647-435-7682.

Our mailing address is:
1445 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Toronto, ON M6J 1Y7


The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.



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CONTACT continues all month long

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Lei Benben, Crane, video still, 2009

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival continues all month long! Read on for Primary Exhibition opening receptions, performances, talks, and event highlights still to come.

Rebecca Belmore: KWE
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
May 15–August 9. Opening May 15, 6–8 pm
Curated by Wanda Nanibush. Presented with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.

KWE delves into the complicated and fertile relationship between Indigeneity, art, and colonization. Kwe is the Anishinaabe word for woman and is a term of respect. Rebecca Belmore’s artistic practice engages the question of what it is to be an Anishinaabe-kwe artist working today through photography, sculptures, videos, and performances.

Rebecca Belmore’s series X is also displayed on billboards at Front St W and Spadina Ave, as part of CONTACT’s Public Installation program, from May 1-31. She will also present a new performance on May 23, at 8pm, at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.

Through The Body: Lens-Based Works by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists
Lei Benben, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Ye Funa, Jin Hua, Ladybird Theatre, Fang Lu, Ma Qiusha, Fan Xi, Li Xinmo, Chen Zhe
University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC)
April 29–June 28. Opening May 15, 6–8pm
Curated by Matthew Brower, Fu Xiaodong, and Yan Zhou. Organized with UTAC.

Over the past three decades, Chinese contemporary art has had a profound impact on the international art world. Yet, outside of China, this impact has been predominantly encountered through the work of male artists. Through the Body brings together the recent work of a number of Chinese women artists and collectives from two generations, based both inside and outside of China. Focusing on lens-based practices, the exhibition is structured by the Chinese concept of Ti Shi, learning through bodily experience. The artists in the exhibition evoke this idea in their work by reflecting on and transforming their personal situations, experiences, and bodies to speak to the broader social and political situations they inhabit.

During the opening reception on May 15, 6-8pm, Chun Hua Catherine Dong will present a performance based on her series Husbands and I. On May 27 at 6pm, there will be a panel discussion with artist Jin Hua, curators Matt Brower and Yan Zhou, with faculty members from U of T and York University, to discuss the exhibition.

Scott McFarland: Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
May 14–August 10. Opening May 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Curated by Kitty Scott. Organized by the AGO

Scott McFarland works at the point of transition between analog and digital technologies. Where analog photography is often discussed as a representation of a decisive moment, McFarland’s photographs are constructed from many images, taken at different times and under different conditions. The resulting composite images render familiar places and subjects visually complex through repetition and assemblage. Featuring more than 40 works, Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs presents the artist’s sustained consideration of the history of photography and the sophisticated technical changes that the medium has undergone. McFarland's work depicts recognizable urban and rural settings, placing a focus on the markers of national and cultural identity through spaces of tourism, leisure and commemoration.

Scott McFarland will give an artist talk at Jackman Hall on May 21, 7pm. For tickets visit www.ago.net

Upcoming Event Highlights:

May 14, 6pm: Curator’s talk, Material Self: Performing the Other Within. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
May 14, 6:30pm: Nikon Lecture, Michelle Valberg. St Paul’s Bloor St. Other Nikon Lectures: Kristian Bogner May 21, Sam Sciarrino May 28.
May 14, 8pm: Gregory Heisler lecture presented by Vistek. Hart House, University of Toronto
May 15, 6-9pm: Fausta Facciponte, Six Characters in Search of a Photograph, and Joy and Sorrow: Photographs and Films by Elisa Julia Gilmour and Ben Freedman, opening receptions at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Free shuttle bus from Gladstone Hotel leaves at 6pm and returns at 8pm.

May 21, 7pm: Archiving Public Sex, opening reception and panel discussion at UTAC Art Lounge
May 29, 7-9pm: Double the Pleasure, Triple the Fun, Closing reception at Campbell House Museum
May 29, 6:30pm: Walk the Talk exhibition tour, Art Gallery of Mississauga

May 31, 4pm: Annie MacDonell’s exhibition Pictures Become Objects, Objects Become Events culminates in a performance by MacDonell and French artist Maïder Fortuné. Toronto Reference Library


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CONTACT fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with an annual festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.

CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 and granted charitable status in 2011, is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, BMW Group Canada, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Torys LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Vistek, Grolsch Premium Lager, Stratus Vineyards, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Giant Container Services, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Hotel Le Germain, The Gladstone Hotel, The Globe and Mail, The Grid, and BlogTO.

The Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Ontario, Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the Hal Jackman Foundation, Mondriaan Fund, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, and all of our funders and programming partners.

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Subverting Landscape

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Subverting Landscape part of Contact photography festival

May 01 - May 21, 2014
Thursday to Fridays: 6-8 pm,
Saturdays and Sundays: 1-5 pm
or by appointment for private viewing

Opening Reception: Thursday May 08, 6-9 p.m.

atelier “asenseur” is pleased to present Subverting Landscape, a photography artists group exhibition of new work by: Lucy Camputaro, Michael Holland, Vesna Jolly, Nita Chakravarty and Kellie Thomson. Please join us on Thursday May 08, from 7-9 p.m., for the exhibition opening and to meet the artists.

We are pleased to take part in Scotiabank CONTACT photography Festival this year.

In this exhibition, a series of photographs that Reflect wide range of approaches – documentary to abstraction – the collection of work being presented examines our relationship to the environment. From very different perspectives, The artists want to challenge the conventions of beauty reflected in the world we live in and extend our fundamental way of seeing well beyond the environment our eyes can perceive.

Lucy Camputaro: Toronto-based photographic artist. She studied Fine Art and Photography at the University of Toronto and Humber College. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Ontario, and can be found in various private collections in Canada and the U.S. Currently she exhibits throughout Toronto, and teaches Fine Art and Photography.

Michael Holland: Toronto-based photographic artist. He branched into photography as a hobby focusing on classic automobiles. In time he discovered another world of possibilities and beauty, which he now expresses through his work with thought provoking points of view. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, what is not said is that it’s worth thousands of different words depending on how it is perceived and by whom.

Kellie Thomson: Fascinated by the human condition within public places, Kellie Thomson uses photography to document encounters with people and spaces. From an early age she was drawn to the art of photography and was often found with a camera in hand. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, she now lives and works in Toronto.

Vesna Jolly: Woodbridge –based photographic artist. She started learning photography since 1995 attending seminars with one of the top five photographers William S. McIntosh, workshops with Agfa, Kodak and Fuji and courses for Digital Imaging at Humber College. She has extended knowledge in framing and graphic design. Her photography has been featured in various magazines in Canada .

Nita Chakravarty: Lives and works in Toronto as a 3D designer. She uses photography as a means to express and communicate things that aren't things.

ascenseur” is a gallery, studio, and art space located at 180 Shaw street. We are interested in presenting a diverse program, ranging from established to emerging artists, from international to local practitioners and from conventional to new media. we would like to invite established and emerging artists to submit exhibition proposals for the year 2014/2015. This call is open to all manner of artists and craft practitioners, and the possibility for creative freedom is wide open. If you have an idea for a show, we’d like to hear about it.

For more information please contact us:

Atelier “ascenseur”
Artscape Youngplace
#305-180 SHAW ST. TORONTO, ON. M6J 2W5
T: 416 534 8181


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Waddington’s Selling Exhibition of Contemporary Asian Art

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Waddington’s Selling Exhibition of Contemporary Asian Art

Takashi Murakami
Realm of the Dead Flower Bowl 3D, 2011
Offset lithograph, limited edition of 300

Dates and Times

Gallery Hours
Thursday May 1 – Sunday, May 11, 2014
Weekdays – 9 am to 5 pm
Weekends – 12 noon to 5 pm

Special Lecture by Daisuke Takeya
Saturday, May 3 at 2 pm

Ink and Brush Workshop by William Ho
Sunday, May 4 at 2 pm

Waddington’s presents its first-ever selling exhibition of Contemporary Asian art May 1 to 11, 2014. The launch event of our Contemporary Asian art department features 43 works by 13 artists, including signature works by widely popular Japanese artists Takashi Murakami, Tomio Miki, Enokura Koji and Nobuo Sekine. The cross-generational exhibition also includes works by internationally acclaimed William Ho as well as young, emerging Chinese artists whose works borrow from the traditional to create modern expression and social commentary.

For more information contact Anthony Wu at aw@waddingtons.ca

Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers
275 King Street East, Second Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1K2
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NAISA Sound Channel May 2014 (Vol.9; Iss.5)

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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for May 2014 (Vol.9; Iss.5)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) 13th annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art opens May 3rd
2) 3rd annual TransX Transmission Art Symposium, May 22-25
3) NAISA May Workshops: Micro-transmitter, Contact Mic
4) Soundhackers meetup May 29, 7 pm
5) "Xerocks" by Cecile Babiole, installation June 5 - July 13 also part of NXNE
6) NAISA Youth Summer Camp, July 7 - 11, 2014, $75
7) Updates/News: The Royal Conservatory 21C Music Festival May 21-25, 2014

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1) 13th annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission May 1 - 31, 2014

A month-long celebration of radio and transmission art including SOUNDwalks, performances, installations, telematic performances, webcasts and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.  The theme for 2014 centres around the theme Undo/Redo, NAISA's programming theme for 2014. Featured artists include Erin Sexton, Anja Kanngieser, Jessica Thompson, Hilary Harp/Reva Stone, Emmanuel Spinelli/Tom Mudd and more.

Deep Wireless Installations

May 3 to 25, 2014
Carrier Signal by Hilary Harp & Reva Stone
Artist Talk on May 3 at 1 PM

Deep Wireless Performances

May 3, 2014, 4 to 10 PM
Yodel – EA – OH! networked performances on NAISA Radio (4-10pm)
and @ NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, 8 - 10 PM, $5

May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2014, 1pm - 4pm
Radio Confessions with Claude Whitmann and Coman Poon
Locations TBA at https://www.facebook.com/events/636359976418084/

May 10, 2014, 8 PM
Deep Wireless Concert: Undo-Redo
Showcasing works on the Deep Wireless 10 Radio Art Compilation
NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, $10

May 22 & 23, 2014, 8 PM
TransX Symposium performances Concert #1 & #2
Performances by Thomas Beverly, David Ogborn, David Strang and more
Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie St #176, $15/$10

May 24, 2014, 8 PM
Deep Wireless Concert: Myths, Rituals and Sound
Performances by Erin Sexton, Emmanuel Spinelli and Tom Mudd
Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie St #176, $15/$10

Other Deep Wireless Events

May 1, 2014
Deep Wireless Online Compilation Launch

May 3, 2014 at 12 PM
SOUNDwalk for Jane's Walk by Darren Copeland
meet at NAISA Space, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Suite 252
FREE Admission

2) 3rd annual TransX Transmission Art Symposium May 22 - 25, 2014 - registration now open
     May 22 - 25 @ the Wychwood Theatre, #176
     $70 / $40 (students)

NAISA is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium featuring two keynote addresses: Listening to the Anthropocene: transmissions of the ‘natural’ world by Anja Kanngieser (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK) and Mobile Sound and (Re)Making Place by Jessica Thompson (University of Waterloo, ON Canada). The symposium will also include workshops, panel discussions, paper presentations, Installations and performances as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. International performances/presentations/papers/lecture recitals included by: Peter van Haaften (Montreal, QC, Can), Thomas Beverly (USA), Michael A Mersereau (Montreal, QC, Can), James Hamilton (Montreal, QC, Can), David Ogborn (Hamilton, ON, Can), Linda Rogers (Toronto, ON, Can), Erin Sexton, (Montreal, QC, Can), and Emmanuel Spinelli/Tom Mudd (UK), and more.

3)  NAISA May Workshops: Micro-Radio Transmitter & Contact Mic
      at the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, Artscape Wychwood Barns

      For more information: http://naisa.ca/education/workshops/
      Registration required. To register, go to https://naisa.ca/education/register/

May 25, 10 AM - noon
Micro-Radio Transmitter Workshop with Hector Centeno
$55 Workshop

This workshop will let you experience what radio transmission is like on a minimum level which can also be developed into radio art and micro radio. The transmitter that the participant will make has only a very small radius of transmission.

May 29, 9 - 10:30 PM (after the Soundhackers meetup)
Contact Mic Workshop with Ian Jarvis
$25 Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to build a contact microphone. Contact Microphones are an efficient and inexpensive way to amplify the hidden resonance of sounds through physical induction allowing you to discover all kinds of qualities to sounds that you didn't know existed. Contact Mics are useful for making recordings and can also be incorporated into performances and installations.  Building a contact microphone is also a good first step in learning how to solder and assemble audio components.

4) Soundhackers Meetup
     May 29, 2014, 7 - 9 PM
     @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, FREE

Soundhackers is a free monthly meet up co-presented by NAISA, dedicated to exploring techniques in sound art and music technology. The May edition will continue to feature a mix of artist presentations alongside hands-on tutorials.  The agenda will be announced shortly on the meetup web-site, so please RSVP at www.meetup.com/soundhackers to be notified when it's available. Following the meetup will be a contact mic workshop (pre-registration required, cost $25)

5) Xerocks by Cécile Babiole (also part of NXNE)
     June 5 - July 13, Thurs - Fri 1-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm
     @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, FREE

Xerocks is an interactive installation designed to turn two copying machines into musical instruments.  Press a button on the machine and that will trigger a copying cycle, simultaneously generating a sequence of sounds. By (mis)appropriating and thereby alienating this familiar piece of office equipment, Xerocks ironically morphs an imaging apparatus into a sound production device.

6) NAISA Youth Summer Camp
     July 7 - 11, Mon - Fri 10am-3pm
     @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, $75

Pre-registration required - go to http://www.naisa.ca/eshops/ewkshopregY.php
For more information go to https://naisa.ca/education/register/

This sound art camp is for youth aged 12-17 to create art entirely with Sound, Radio, Electronics, and/or Performance through exploration according to their own individual interest - by building a NAISAtron, a micro-transmitter, or working with basic recording and editing software. All equipment provided and no experience is necessary. Limited spots available. Registration required.

7) Updates/News from our friends at the RCM
     The Royal Conservatory
     21C Music Festival
     May 21-25, 2014

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Virginia Mak: Character Reference

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Published on : 2014-05-01 01:00:00

MAY 1 – 31, 2014:

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival: Feature Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 2-4 PM
Virginia Mak in attendance

Left: Virginia Mak, Character Reference 06, Edition of 10, chromogenic print, 47 x 47 inches
Right: Virginia Mak, Character Reference 04, Edition of 10, chromogenic print, 47 x 47 inches


Bau-Xi Photo is pleased to host a Feature Exhibition for the 2014 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Toronto artist Virginia Mak’s latest series ‘Character Reference’ will be showcased during the festival from May 1-31. In Character Reference, Mak aims to visually depict familiar figures from classical literature, folklore and mythology. Fostered through her deep-rooted fascination with fictional characters, she infuses her photographic work with contemporary allusions to characters such as Anne Elliott from Jane Austin’s novel Persuasion, the legend of Daphne and Apollo, the bracketed inner voice of Elizabeth Bishop’s One Art and Virginia Woolf’s self-image from her personal diary and letters.

Mak was born in Hong Kong. After graduating with a Philosophy Degree from the University of Calgary, she went on to study Photography at the Ontario College of Art, and established her fine art practice in Toronto. Mak’s photographs can be found in public and private collections in North America and Hong Kong.

View the exhibition online to see the series in full.

Contact Julie Piotrowski and Danielle Park for more information at info@bau-xiphoto.com or 416 977 0400.


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