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Dyke Night

A self-portrait of Wendy Coburn impersonating a man

Dyke Night 
Friday May 6, 6 to 8 p.m., Onsite Gallery and 8 p.m. till late, Sweaty Betty’s (13 Ossington Ave.) 

Discover Wendy Coburn’s exhibition through a dyke lens with a democratize-the-docent polyvocal tour open to the 2SLGBTQ+ community at Onsite Gallery followed by an afterparty at Sweaty Betty's with DJ's Sasha Van Bon Bon, Zab and other special guests. 

*Please note this is an in-person and recorded event. * 

Fable for Tomorrow: A Survey of Works by Wendy Coburn 

Curated by Andrea Fatona and Caroline Seck Langill with video programming by b.h. Yael and Rebecca Garrett 

Core exhibition of the CONTACT Photography Festival 

Wendy Coburn had significant impact on the Canadian art community as an artist, educator and activist who has exhibited internationally. Fable for Tomorrow presents the first survey of Wendy Coburn’s artwork. The exhibition provides an opportunity to bring together four decades of sculpture, installation, photography and video that reveals her ability to sense the pulse of a deep present while asking us to pay attention to other futures. Coburn’s work explores representations of gender, sexualities, everyday objects, material culture, and human/animal relations. Click here for full exhibition information. 

Please note: as Onsite Gallery is part of OCAD University, visitors will be required to answer a COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to entering gallery or present their proof of vaccination at the reception. A screenshot of completed questionnaires will be required for entry. In addition, visitors are required to wear masks inside the gallery. 

Image Credit: Wendy Coburn. Ideas Take Time (Dr Westford Coburn Professor of Art History), 2002, photograph. Courtesy of the Estate of Wendy Coburn and Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto. Photo by Polina Teif. 

The Estate of Wendy Coburn is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto. 

Wendy Coburn’s video works are represented by Vtape; please contact for exhibitions, rentals and purchase. 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays to Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. Proof of vaccination is required for entry. 

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.