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Ontario Society of Artists 142nd Open Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Apr. 7 – May 1, 2015  

Opening Reception: Thurs. April 9, 6-8 pm

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 Chairs: Marilena Isacescu Carlea  and Janet Hendershot

Exhibiting Artists: Thelma Amo, Dara Aram OSA, Susan Avishai, Janet Baker OSA, Diana Bennett OSA, Andrew Benyei OSA, Carmel Brennan OSA , Quratualain Butt, Anne Cavanagh OSA, Victoria Carley, Audrey D’Astous, Maria Drazilow, Martina Edmondson, Agnieszka Foltyn OSA, Maya Foltyn OSA, Diana Harding-Tucker OSA, Michael Harris, Angela Hennessey, Warren Hoyano, Loretta Kaltenhauser , Lynn Christine Kelly, HyunRyoung Kim, Rosalie Lam, Claudette Losier, Ian MacKenzie OSA, Heidi McKenzie, Gerry Manno, David Paolini OSA, Elena Roginsky, Donna Saull, Paria Shahverdi OSA, Janet Simmons Sweet, Rob Skeoch, Quan Steele, Nicholas Stirling, Steven Volpe, Wynn Walters OSA, Ron Wild, Kier Medland (recipient Ethel Raicus Award selected by: Central Technical School), Susan Clark (recipient Elenor Besen Award)


What’s Next

“Transitional Spaces” 

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Open Exhibition

L.E. Glazer, Thomas Hlavacek, Christine Marshall-Smith, Lisa Murzin


Exhibition Dates: May 5 – May 29, 2015;   Opening Reception: Thurs. May 7, 6-8 pm

Saturday May 91pm   Curator and Artist Talk:  Transitory Spaces – The Exhibition

Wednesday May 131pm,   Artist Talk:  Transitory Spaces – Process and Technique 

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6 pm, Sat 12-5 pm

Exploring the concept of liminal space, as a transitional state between phenomena and/or states of being, this exhibition re-imagines everyday spaces in order to examine the relationship between subjective experiences and our material and temporal understanding of place. The four artists assembled for this exhibition have created new bodies of work, which experiment with alternative photographic techniques and processes in order to reveal the transient condition of everyday spaces.

Christine Marshall-Smith’s images of abandoned industrial sites, captured using analogue instant film, reveal the simultaneous overlay of the forgotten past and unknown future of unique urban spaces. Lisa Murzin’s lith prints, featuring a former commercial building repurposed into a makeshift BMX track by local teens, explore the unique character and lost histories of spaces that have been seemingly left behind. Thomas Hlavacek’s studies of trains in motion, recorded using a camera equipped with a high-speed motor drive and specially formulated motion picture film, locate the daily rituals of commuter culture as a transitory state of being. L. E. Glazer’s conceptual aesthetic studies of rail trestles explore the fluidity between real and imagined space and time through the structural decomposition of subject matter into pure form and colour.

Taken together, the works presented as part of this exhibition examine unique sites within the public realm that oscillate between the real and imagined, private and public, domestic and natural spaces, in order to reveal the transformative, at times contradictory, and ever-changing nature of place.

The exhibition is presented through a community partnership with John B. Aird Gallery (a non-profit public exhibition space) and the University Health Network (UHN). Proceeds from the exhibition will go to the UHN and John B. Aird Gallery. At the conclusion of the exhibition, works from the collection will be gifted to the UHN permanent collection and installed at one of the campuses to enliven the hospital environment for patients and staff.

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