Thanks to everyone who joined us for our That’s So Gay programming night on Tuesday. The last day to see the exhibit is this Sunday (until 5pm), be sure to stop by.
Opening tonight at 7pm on the 2nd Floor–The Ottawa Ontario 7 (oo7) Ottawa-based artist collective of emerging, mid-career and established artists. Coming together to present new work outside of the established art gallery venue and traditional curatorial practice, oo7 are huge blips on our spy radar.
The oo7 are: Barry Ace, Rosalie Favell, Ron Noganosh, Frank Shebageget, Ariel Smith, Bear Witness, and Leo Yerxa with special agent Bonnie Devine.
Exhibition runs Nov 22nd – Dec 9th
Gallery Hours: 12-5pm
Kristin Ledgett is half of the artist design team behind the Red Room | 303 and a creative textile artist extraordinaire. Completing her studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1996, Ledgett’s explortation into fibre arts has led her to several entrepreneurial ventures.
Such ventures include: co-founding “Ruckus”a textile design house in Toronto, dedicated to producing unique hand printed fabrics, DUDE (Downtown Urban Design Event) promoting the work of various artists and crafts people in Toronto, and the The Knit Cafe, a community centre/craft school/retail venture/craft gallery on Queen Street West in Toronto encouraging the public pursuit of craft.
Susan Collett is a Toronto-based artist who works both as a printmaker and ceramic sculptor. She is also one of the creative minds behind the Racine Room, 407.
Collett received her RCA in 2008 and her IAC International Academy of Ceramics in 2007. In 2007 she was selected one of 10 artists across Canada to make a new body of work in China for the opening of The Canada Museum at the FULE International Ceramic Art Museums in Fuping. In 2008 she had a solo exhibition at The Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound and in 2009 solo exhibitions at The Weiss Gallery Calgary and upcoming New Work at The Oeno Gallery in Picton.
Collett’s work is also included in Corporate and Private collections including Ernst & Young, Bank of Montreal, Canadiana Collection Rideau Hall, The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, The Ontario Securities Commission, The Burlington Art Centre and four of Collett’s clay sculptures were placed in Trump Tower Miami 2009. Susan is represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto. Oeno Gallery, Pictorn, Weiss Gallery, Calgary and Galerie Elena Lee in Montreal. You can find out more about Susan Collett at her website.
Mini Golf – a social practice is a 9-hole course designed by nine teams of artists, and laid out across downtown Cambridge beginning and ending at Queen’s Square Gallery. Reflecting on the use of public spaces, urban development trends and issues of access, the artists are developing projects that reflect individual sites and conditions.
Participating artists: Steve DeBruyn (London), Vikki Dziuma (Guelph), Barr Gilmore (Toronto), Lee Goreas (Vancouver, Toronto), Marcia Huyer and Robert Hengeveld (Toronto), Derek Liddington (Toronto), Jess Perlitz (Philadelphia, Toronto), Julie René de Cotret (Montreal, Guelph), Amy Wong (Toronto).
Cambridge Galleries’ operates three (3) gallery spaces across the City of Cambridge: Queen’s Square, Design at Riverside, and Preston. Common Ground is centred around both Queen’s Square and Design at Riverside, while also branching off into the community of Cambridge and the core of downtown Galt.
Presented in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival‘s Future Projections, the Gladstone is proud to be hosting The Quiet Room (2012) by leading Chinese photographer and filmmaker, Liang Yue. This serene installation recalls the most dramatic and ethereal of landscape-based art, profiling Canada in winter through both image and sound. The work focuses on the textures of snow and the mechanics of condensation, coupled with a surprisingly dramatic soundtrack of carefully recorded and amplified winter sounds.
Opening reception: September 6, 2012, 7pm – 10pm. Free and open to the public.
The exhibit will run from September 6 – 16, 2012 in the Art Bar. Exhibit hours are 12pm – 5pm daily.
Images above are stills from The Quiet Room (2012)
By Stephanie Kruschen – Gladstone Gallery attendant
Thai designer Worapong Manupipatpong recently created his version of a modern treehouse for the exhibition Politics of Me at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Manupipatpong describes the concept of his installation by saying: “I want to bring back the memory of when we experienced space with our small bodies, but with large imagination and borderless freedom.” The intimate space ignites a dreamscape for the visitor, drawing upon memories from their childhood.
The tree house consists of three stacked playhouses that warp around one of the gallery’s columns and are connected by ladders. The tree house is constructed from pine tiber.
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario and the Gladstone Hotel invite submissions of graphic design projects done under the theme of communication design for social good; work with the power to incite action and make meaningful change in the way we live our lives.
Today’s graphic designers have an ever greater responsibility to visualize the significant issues facing our society and find new and powerful ways to incite change in the way we behave. When we approach these issues creatively, we can make a real difference in the world. Ultimately, it is time for us to apply our creativity to shift thinking toward alternative solutions to ethical issues that impact our lives and the world we live in.
The Social Good Design Awards is an exhibit that gives voice to the important work designers are doing and can do to change the way we think and act.
The winning works will be on display in an exhibit at the Gladstone Gallery at the Gladstone Hotel from Nov 9 to Nov 18, 2012.
Submission deadline is September 24, 2012.
Thank you to the following partners:
Artist of the Echame Flores room, 402, Rayne Baron aka Ladyfag is a Toronto based artist, performer, dancer, stylist and owner of vintage clothing company Guadalupe Rose. She is also an antique dealer and spends much time collecting and researching old things. Her constant dreaming of people who may have owned these things before, inspires her practice to create multi-layered pretty spaces out of old treasures.
An icon in the international nightclub circuit, book a night in room 402 and experience the romance of Victorian travel through the eyes of Rayne.
…WE-3 mounted 10,000 Untitleds, in room 210, exploring themes of home, hoarding, and the mundate. The collective of architects, graphic designers and designers (one of each) came together for CUTMR 2012. WE-3 is Dominique Cheng, Kristina Ljubanovic, and Lauren Wickware.
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event.