Events

Mar
28
Wed
Music @ Midday: York University New Music Ensemble – CANCELLED
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The York University New Music Ensemble directed by Matt Brubeck performs an eclectic mix of new music.

mattbindex

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Maps and Directions.

Music @ Midday: York University R&B Ensemble – CANCELLED
Mar 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Professor Ron Westray directs the York University R&B Ensemble in a show-stopping performance of soul and funk music.

The concert will feature the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and many other great artists.

Admission is free and open to everyone.

Mar
29
Thu
Music @ Midday: Classical Piano Showcase – CANCELLED
Mar 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

two hands on a piano keyboardClassical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

York University Symphony Orchestra
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Professor Mark Chambers conducts the York University Symphony Orchestra. 

Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors. 

Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone

Maps & Directions

Apr
2
Mon
MFA Thesis Exhibition – ‘When Suddenly the Limb Did Quiver’ by Sonya Filman
Apr 2 – Apr 6 all-day
Artwork by Sonya FilmanSonya Filman’s MFA Thesis Exhibition When Suddenly the Limb Did Quiver takes the notion of an encounter as a starting point, attuned to the passing or touching between beings and objects — especially those that go unnoticed, or barely so. Utilizing materials that possess heightened sensitivities to touch, time, and light, Filman engages with objects and imaging technologies in order to conjure intangible presences into a state of emergence. This exhibition situates the material products of this practice — tool-like forms and spectral photographic images — within a darkened gallery space. Here, the conditions for reception are heightened, enabling palpable manifestations of vibratory energies and fleeting presences to emerge.

RECEPTION: Thursday, April 5 from 6-9PM

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday from 11AM-5PM or by appointment.

For more information, please contact sonyafilman@gmail.com

Admission is free and all are welcome.
Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert – CANCELLED
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Master ClassStudents in the Department of Music’s Wind Masterclass perform works under the direction of Professor Patricia Wait.

Free admission. All welcome.

Apr
5
Thu
Music @ Midday: York University Chamber Strings – CANCELLED
Apr 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Matt Brubeck directs the York University Chamber Strings in a concert featuring classical chamber works.

Free admission.

Maps & Directions

chamber strings

Apr
6
Fri
York University Gospel Choir – CANCELLED
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

The York University Gospel Choir directed by Professor Karen Burke presents a rafter-raising concert of works by Hezekiah Walker, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin and other Gospel greats.

The 100+ voice choir is backed by a rhythm section directed by Corey Butler:

Karen Burke is a pre-eminent singer, music director, choral conductor and composer in the field of African-American vocal music. An authority on the history and performance practices of Gospel music, she has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society and Ontario Choral Federation, as well as numerous schools and church congregations. In 1988, she co-founded the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir and continues to serve as its principal director, touring nationally and internationally.

Fri. April 6, 7:30 – 9pm
Sat. April 7, 7:30 – 9pm

Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors

Box Office: ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice | 416-736-5888

Map & Directions

Apr
9
Mon
MFA Thesis Exhibition – Poetics of Materiality, It Is And It Is Not – Zahra Khan
Apr 9 – Apr 13 all-day
Artwork by Zahra KhanZahra Khan’s MFA Thesis Exhibition Poetics of Materiality/It Is And It Is Not is an investigation of materiality in contemporary art. In this show, the study of matter is a leitmotif in an artwork that aims to visualize the interrelation between socio-political and cultural construct, potentiality, spanning the scientific and the cosmic, while drawing on sources as wide-ranging as New Materialism and Contemporary Physics. It is by negotiating the relationship between the artist, the material art, the spectator and the space and within a vocabulary of coexisting opposites — such as past/present, human/non-human, physical/non-physical, visible/non-visible, external/internal, and particular/universal— that Zahra Khan explores concepts of intra-activity and the force, affect, of the physical artwork. Khan’s objective is to ascertain the significance of materiality as an extension of ontology through the force of substance experience of a work of art.

Gallery Hours: 12-5PM Or by appointment: info@zahrakhan.ca

Reception: Monday April 9, 6-9PM

Free admission

Information: www.zahrakhan.ca

 

Apr
11
Wed
The Next Design Grad Show
Apr 11 – Apr 13 all-day

Adapt to change and become the future. The Next Design Grad Show captures the milestones and achievements of the York University/Sheridan College Design graduating class of 2018. This milestone is a product of the hard work and dedication from the graduates — highlighting the work and achievements they have made over the past four years. They invite the public to join them in celebrating the closing of this chapter in their lives and the beginning of the next.

Follow on social @YSDNTHENEXT

Industry: Wed April 11, 5pm-8pm

Public:Wed, April 11, 8pm – 10pm

Thurs, April 12, 11am-4pm

Fri, April 13, 11am-4pm

 

screen shot of the Next Website

Apr
19
Thu
MFA Thesis Exhibition: From Protests to Pomegranates — Nedda Baba
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day

Artwork by Nedda Baba Nedda Baba’s MFA Thesis Exhibition From Protests to Pomegranates is a performative installation ruminating on origins, objects, and transformative possibilities. How do we resolve our resistances in diaspora and unravel our inclinations towards belonging? This body of work explores symbolic transformations of various ancestral objects, queering the relationship to them and to belonging itself. Appropriating the act of wheatpasting, photographs of playful hand gestures with these objects are repeatedly applied and torn off the walls in a cyclical process of doing and undoing. Straddling this are passing conversations with visitors over a bowl of pomegranates and strange materializations of drafting stencils. Both the fruit and the tools, though seemingly disparate, simultaneously share a history of functioning as affective placeholders for a distant familial past – a history that is in the process of unbinding in this work. This exhibit is a working template for understanding the potential of reorientations in postcolonial diasporic space.

Nedda Baba is a Toronto-based artist and a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Art candidate at York University. Her practice vacillates between images, objects, performances, and interactive installations. Nedda has exhibited and performed in several spaces in Toronto, Hamilton, and Montreal. In 2014 she was nominated for The State Hermitage Museum Young Artists Program and was a finalist for the 2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize scholarship. 
_____
From Protests to Pomegranates
April 19 – 21, 2018
Reception
Saturday, April 21 from 6 – 9 PM
Performances
The performances will be ongoing throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Location
187 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON
Hours
Thursday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM or by appointment. For more information, please contact neddababa@gmail.com
* Please note that the gallery will be temporarily closed from 1 – 3 PM on Friday the 20th.
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.
_____
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.

_____
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