Events

Apr
20
Fri
MFA Thesis Exhibition: of fiction and faction — Tiffany Schofield
Apr 20 – Apr 26 all-day
Tiffany Schofield's of fiction and faction video stillTiffany Schofield‘s MFA Thesis Exhibition of fiction and faction considers issues of ecological uncertainty, sustainability, and community building within the suburbs and examines the potential for revolution in suburbia, using Scarborough as its speculative case study. The exhibition’s main feature, a two-channel video installation proposes two possibilities for collective action in suburbia: Scarborough Sourdough, a group of novice bakers establishing sourdough culture in Scarborough; and the Orange Jackets, a group of activists who donate orange high-visibility hoodies and engage in direct action. Integrating actual places and events within an imagined narrative, of fiction and faction attempts to form an alternative archive, complicating familiar notions of Canadian suburban life while foretelling possible futures.

Tiffany Schofield is a Canadian artist and co-founder of Y+ contemporary, an artist-run space located in Scarborough.
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of fiction and faction
April 20-26

Reception
Friday, April 20, 6-9PM

Location
Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario, M1C 1A4

Hours
Tuesday-Friday 11AM-4PM, Wednesday open late to 8PM
Saturday 12-5PM
Apr
23
Mon
MFA Thesis Exhibition – An Animal Among Animals – Sara Kay Maston
Apr 23 – Apr 27 all-day
Art by Sara MasonSara Kay Maston‘s MFA thesis exhibition An Animal Among Animals  is series of paintings that focus on rendering animal experiences that are oftentimes disregarded or invisible to our human affordances.  A large-scale installation will facilitate a space that situates the viewer in relation to nonhuman animals inhabiting parallel environments. Paintings focused on rendering the physicality and vantage points of nonhuman animals, along with non-pictorial elements, are used to disengage anthropomorphic assumptions and situate human animality in a symbiogenetic relationship with other animals. An Animal Among Animals employs storytelling and metaphors through painting, drawing on personal narratives or dreams as a medium to engage the multiplicity of worlds and reveal meaning without imparting propositional claims.
April 23 – 27
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 12-5pm .  Or by appointment: smaston@yorku.ca
Reception: Thursday April 26, 6-9pm

 

MFA Thesis Exhibition – It Will Come Like a Wave – Véronique Sunatori
Apr 23 – Apr 27 all-day

Véronique Sunatori’s It Will Come Like a Wave

“‘It will come like a wave’ my father told me once, when I was feeling low and hoping for things to turn around for myself. It is a metaphor that implies an organic conception of human activity – a hopeful outlook, the idea that it is comforting to think of life’s ups and downs in comparison to something as dependable as the behaviour of water.” – Véronique Sunatori

Véronique Sunatori’s MFA Thesis Exhibition It Will Come Like a Wave investigates how direct experiences of a dreamy landscape allow to establish our vulnerability as human beings and cultivate moral sensibility, per the installation conceiving of moments of water dripping and pooling, plant life emerging from the seams and earthy formations that possess a history. As things puddle on the ground and hang from the ceiling, with its forms, materials and movements, the carefully constructed assemblage foregrounds material idiosyncrasies as it oozes through on the floor.

April 23-27, 2018
Monday-Friday, 12-5pm
Or by appointment: veronique.sunatori@gmail.com
Reception: Thursday, April 26, 6-9pm
MFA Thesis Exhibition: What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? — Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau
Apr 23 – May 25 all-day

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, What Do Stones Smell Like In the Forest (2018). Production still. Performer: Marie-Annick Béliveau.Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau‘s MFA Thesis Exhibition What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? is an autofiction, and the second chapter in a series of speculative works reflecting on the affective relationships between sentient bodies and objects. The first instalment, Is It the Sun or the Asphalt All I See is Bright Black, an installation, performance, and video work, was presented in Montreal at Circa Art Actuel (Spring 2017). What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? takes a similar approach in telling the interior monologues of a character wishing to expand their limited mobility through their senses.

A romance of reclaiming the ill body from the jaws of stillness by merging with the universe of things. Via a network of things, the body extends itself, connecting with stuff, reaching spaces and places with greater ease and expanded potentials. Like an ever-growing creature made of unfired clay, new limbs being hastily built-on as others drop off. Possibilities multiply. Stilted with the anxiety of showing its vulnerability to the outside world, the ill body is awkward in public, but comfortable at home. The ill mind/body is never fully relieved; at best, it manages to forget its ill state through distraction and fantasy. The pain of the body slows down the mind, opening it up to near-constant reverie.

Yannick Desranleau is the 2016 recipient of The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art.

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What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest?
April 23 – May 25, 2018
Opening reception April 26th
Publication Launch: May 24
Performances: May 3 & 24
Location
FOFA Gallery
Concordia University 1515 St. Catherine St. West Montreal
Hours
FOFA Gallery is open Monday-Friday 11am-6pm
Apr
24
Tue
0xFFworld – York University Digital Media Exhibition 2018
Apr 24 – Apr 28 all-day

OxFFworld flyer 0xFFworld showcases works that explore the convergence of art and science through the use of code for creative expression.  Embracing a wide range of emerging technologies 0xFFworld features works that employ virtual reality, video games, visualization, performance and electronic sculpture created by students enrolled in York University’s Digital Media programs.

Please join us in congratulating all students in the program and celebrating the work done in the past year.

Opening: Thursday, April 26 6-9pm

Show dates: April 24-28

Gallery hours: 12-7pm

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May
3
Thu
WIBI A Cappella’s 30th Anniversary Showcase
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

WIBI 30th Anniversary FlyerWIBI is turning 30!!

Come celebrate with us as we present our spring showcase–this time, we’re bumping it up a notch. Join us for drinks and snacks during intermission and a reception after the show! In addition to our usual a cappella renditions, we also will be welcoming back some alumni members to help celebrate WIBI’s legacy!

WIBI A Cappella has been part of the York University, Winters College, and Toronto community since 1988. We’re so excited that we are still going strong and we would love to see friends, family, and past members in the audience!

Countdown to the big day with us by following our Instagram, as we reveal solo videos and Instagram story takeovers so you can get to know us! Instagram: @wibiacappella

Tickets are available through the AMPD Box Office.
Students: $15
Regular Price: $20
*Cost of ticket includes food.

***DOORS OPEN AT 7PM***
***SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM***
***The Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre is located in Accolade East Building (in the red CIBC lobby area) on York University Campus***