OCAD University

OCADU will be printing in the streets

in conjunction with Printopolis

(Toronto — October 4, 2010) This October, OCAD University (OCADU) will present a series of events and exhibitions in conjunction with Printopolis, a 4-day international symposium on contemporary printmaking presented by Open Studio.

October 13 to November 6
Reception: Thursday, October 14 , 5 to 7 p.m.
The term hybrid is an idiom present in our culture defining fusion in everything from vehicles to a tea rose. Respectively, it has come to the fore in art production and is exemplified by the participating artists in this exhibit who are OCADU faculty, alumni, students, and mentors. Wood, crocheted sculptures and other media interact within the print based practices of Hannah Enkel, Doug Guildford, Libby Hague, Luke Painter and Lisa Visser. Curated by Christine Swiderski.

OCADU Student Gallery
285 Dundas Street West, Toronto
416-977-6000 Ext. 262 | cswiderski@ocad.ca
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 12 to 6 p.m.
Extended hours during Printopolis: Friday, October 22, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Aboveground Art Supplies is a proud supporter of the OCADU Student Gallery.


Mass Hypnosis
October 22 to 25
Reception: Friday, October 22, 6 to 10 p.m.
Part of the Printopolis Gallery Hop on October 22
Artists: Andrew Bailey, Michael Comeau, Morgan Criger, Jesjit Gill, Alicia Nauta, Jacob Horwood, Matt King, Jeff Garcia, Andrew Zukerman, Reid Jenkins and Alexandra Mackenzie. Curated by Philippe Blanchard.

Mass Hypnosis is an experiment in printmaking as a collective, immersive and
time-based medium. For the duration of the show, the participating artists (OCADU printmaking students and alumni) will cover as much of the gallery space as possible with their screen-printed patterns. Printopolis artist-in-residence Stefan Hoffmann will also participate, printing directly on the gallery windows. Pulsating, coloured lights will light the resulting collective mural, animating the coloured prints to music and live performances. An experiment in maximalism and neo-psychedelia, Mass Hypnosis hopes to create an audio-visual space where printmaking can be re-imagined.

OCADU Graduate Gallery
205 Richmond Street West (Duncan Street entrance), Toronto
Extended Printopolis hours: Friday, October 22, 6 to 10 p.m.
Hours: Thursday & Friday: 1 to 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 to 5 p.m.
Contact: philippe@philippeblanchard.com


There will be Printing in the Streets
October 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Witness the delicate art of fine printing by steamroller! Special guests Drive-By Press will print images by steamroll-print images by Libby Hague, Christopher Hutsul, Alexei Vella, Cathy Daley, Jeannie Thib, Amanda Nedham, Lauren Nurse, Cybèle Young, Julie Voyce, artists from Sketch, an organization that provides programs for street-involved and homeless youth (www.sketch.ca), and more! Demonstrations, t-shirt printing, and small-scale printing stations invite public participation.

Generously sponsored by: Aboveground Art Supplies, Trodat Marking Canada, The Japanese Paper Place, Woolfitt’s Art Enterprises, Papeterie St-Armand, and OCAD University’s Student Enhancement Fund.

OCAD University’s Butterfield Park
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Contact: printinginthestreets@gmail.com


Pecha Kucha Presentations
October 22, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Senior students of OCADU’s Printmaking program and the Department of Visual Studies of State University of New York Buffalo will present a Pecha Kucha format presentation.

Pecha Kucha, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture in 2003, was conceived as a way for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Each presenter is allowed 20 images — shown for 20 seconds — allowing for 6 minutes and 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter.

OCAD University
Room 284, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Contact: wcain@faculty.ocad.ca


Artist Talk: Drive-By Press
October 22, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Drive-By Press (DBP) is a completely mobile printmaking studio built to promote the growth and democratization of art through printmaking. DBP has visited over 150 universities, colleges, and public schools, traveling over 200,000 miles; creating and collecting contemporary prints along the way.

OCAD University
Auditorium (Room 190), 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Contact: printinginthestreets@gmail.com

All are welcome to attend all events, and admission is free.

About Printopolis (October 21 to 24)
Printopolis is a 4-day symposium with an international focus on contemporary printmaking being presented by Open Studio in Toronto, Canada. Printopolis will feature issue-based panel discussions/presentations, artist talks and printmaking demonstrations. This citywide event features exhibitions highlighting contemporary print media works on display throughout Toronto. For more information visit http://www.openstudio.on.ca/printopolis.html.

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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