[caption id="attachment_99893" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Photo of the 2017 Painting Group Show Photo by Helen Olcott[/caption]
Group show featuring paintings by upper-level students in the Department of Visual Art & Art History.
Monday – Thursday, 9am-4:00pm
Learning to Grow
Artist: Cassandra Tremblay (3rd Year)
Medium: Printmaking (monoprints, intaglio, screen)
Location: Special Projects Gallery (102 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts)
Dates: January 20-30, 2020
Closing Reception: Wednesday, January 29th @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
My work in this series explores the motif of individual growth and the mental challenges, doubt, and confusion that comes with it. Often, the idea of success is romanticized, and we believe that people are simply talented, or just plain lucky. In reality, success is years of hard work, dedication, discipline, and practice. When people see this series, I want them to be reminded that everyone goes through the struggles of learning and chasing their idea of success, but most importantly, that it takes a long time, and this time is just as important as when you finally are an expert. The medium of monoprinting comes into play when thinking about our ever changing perspective. It also highlights the elements of randomness, surprise, and serendipity that we encounter in our lives through the process of physically printing the piece. Each unique print not only represents the growth of learning, but my own artistic journey and the discovery of my passion.
Cassandra Tremblay has been creating art since she could remember. Currently she is in her third year of study at York University and has taken an interest in printmaking, especially monoprinting as it combines painting and drawing with a larger, and more involved, process. Striving for perfection is something she has always struggled with, so this show is a way of working through that while also reminding others that there is beauty in struggling.
Medium: Watercolour Monoprint
“Wavelengths” serves as a celebration of the achievements of our graduating painters of tomorrow. It is a coming together of a diverse array of artistic styles and sensibilities. Most of all, it is a clear illustration that though we may take our creative impulses in different directions, we are always on the same wavelength; that of innovation, expression, and community.
“Wavelengths” is running from January 22nd-30th in the Gales Gallery.
Location: 105 Accolade West Building, York University
Monday – Thursday, 9am-4:00pm
Wavelengths: Featured Artists
Faculty Spotlight Series
To Fill the Dim Pause: Offerings for St. Cecilia
Compositions by Michael Coghlan
Michael Coghlan, piano
William Thomas, trumpet
Patricia Wait, clarinet
Ben Bolt Martin, cello
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Thursday, Jan. 30, 12:30 p.m.
Tribute Communities Recital Hall – Free
Admission is free. Maps & Directions
Disruptive Design through Digital Fabrication Exhibition features established and emerging scholars and practitioners in the field to address such issues as surveillance, inclusivity, critical disability, sustainability and assistive technologies. In their provocative and leading-edge research, the speakers critique the normative practices in techno-centric labs and studios, problematizing the notion of industrial design, electronic art, making, and assistive design, generating collaborative discussions and cross-disciplinary fertilization of knowledge around ways to reveal inherent biases.
Exhibition features works by :
Garnet Hertz, Mark-David Hosale, Evan Light, Lorena Salome, Robert Towmey and more.
Join us for the weekly Sensorium General Writing Group in the Sensorium Research Loft! These groups provide an opportunity for graduate students to delve into current and ongoing writing work, receive feedback from peers and generate material in a focused and supportive environment.
Current General Writing Group dates for the Winter Term are as Follows:
Friday, January 10th – 12:00-3:00pm
Monday, January 13th – 11:30am-2:30pm
Monday, January 20th – 11:30am-2:30pm
Monday, January 27th – 11:30am-2:30pm
Monday, February 3rd – 11:30am-2:30pm
Monday, February 10th – 11:30am-2:30pm
Location: The Sensorium Research Loft, 4th Floor of the Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (Room M33)
The Sensorium Research Loft is Wheelchair Accessible | Full Access Details at email@example.com
Please join us for an uplifting midday concert featuring the York University Gospel Choir.
Directed by: Karen Burke
Nat Taylor Tuesdays presents Fracas and other nature films
And a time when the natural world is under unprecedented threat, a series of short documentaries from France that challenge our conventions about nature films.
Please join us for this free screening.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!
Goldfarb Lecture 2020
Director/Curator, Art Gallery of York University
Jenifer Papararo will speak about her work as a curator of contemporary art and her interest in locating art and exhibitions as situations tethered to place and shared experience. She will discuss institutional knowledge as developed by the artists she works with, harnessing their approaches to redefine the presumed safety net of museums and galleries that ubiquitously function to be any-place, any-where, any-time. Papararo considers the impossibility of this nowhere.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Room 312 Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
Jenifer Papararo is the recently appointed Director / Curator at the Art Gallery of York University, beginning her tenure in 2020. She comes to the AGYU, from Plug Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, where she was the Executive Director. She was previously, the Curator at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and the Program Director at Mercer Union, Toronto. She has curated numerous solo and group exhibition. She initiated STAGES biennial in 2017 a temporary public art exhibition of sculpture and performance in Winnipeg, and recently curating the 2019 iteration, including Raymond Boisjoly, Daniel Buren, FASTWÜRMS, Kenneth Lavallee, Joar Nango, Andrea Roberts and Silke Otto-Knapp. In 2018 at Plug In ICA, she worked with Skeena Reece, DIS.art, BUSH gallery, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Przemek Pyszczek, and co-curated the group exhibition Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs. She has written numerous curatorial texts and edited various exhibition related books: including My Best Thing by Frances Stark and the exhibition catalogue Enter the Landscape, that focuses on the female or queer body, its representation and relation to the land. Papararo is a founding member of the artist and curatorial collective Instant Coffee, whose work has been exhibited at One +J in Seoul, South Korea; Vancouver Art Gallery; the Toronto Sculpture Garden; the Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; Subvision, Hamburg; Encuentro Internacional, Medellín; Sparwasser HQ, Berlin; the Americas Society, New York; and the 2nd Tirana International Biennial, Albania and are represented by MKG 127, Toronto.
365 Days/365 Plays
Featuring Third Year Actors
365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks was written from November 2002 to November 2003. A feat of writing, Parks dedicated herself to writing at least one play every day for a whole year. Parks is an American playwright, widely known as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2002 for her 2001 play Topdog/Underdog. 365 Days/365 Plays was originally produced in the 365 International Festival, which organized thousands of artists to perform from November 2006 to November 2007, each company responsible for staging a week of plays. The MFA directors, featuring the 3rd year actors, have chosen two months worth of plays for this production. 365 Days/365 Plays directed by Alison Wong, Mandy Roveda, and Philip Geller, opens on February 6th at 7:00 p.m. in CFT 139 and will run until February 8th.
Directed by: Alison Wong, Mandy Roveda, Philip Geller
Show Dates and Times:
February 6, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
February 7, 2020 – 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
February 8, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 139 Centre for Film and Theatre (Sign-up at Door)
York University music students showcase their talent.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
Professor Mark Chambers conducts the York University Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring 2017 Concerto Competition winners.
Christian Masucci-Facchini: Countertenor
Daniel Pasoff: Tenor Saxophone
Xingzhi Wang: Tenor
Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors.
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone 416-736-5888