2008-2009

Tanya’s Class: First Person Singular
December 1st – December 3rd, 2009
Opening Reception: December 1st 5:30-7PM

First Person Singular – Featuring:

Caitlin Santiago “Mind clutter, my clutter
Vika Glizer untitled
Winnie Hua Emotion DNA/Creature
Tharmila Rajasingam Upon Gazing
Jacklin Liu untitled
Natalie Duncan untitled
Caitlynn Watson untitled
Jenn Ballantine 24/7
Julia Jackson every. single. day
Cindy Wang Addiction
Alvita Szeto untitled
Heath Tse The Seqret
Richelle Himaya untitled
Diana Hosseini Three Tongues
Van Lawrence Ching A Handy Dandy Manual to Van, Version L. Ching, Model 1988
Hanzi Sophie Shao Family Portrait
Ling Han Cui Pressured?

Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam Lau Photo by Pam LauIvan Yuen “Presence”
November 16th – 26th 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday November 18th, 2009 from 5:00-6:30 pm.

Artist Statement
With today’s technology, it is very easy to instantly connect via telephone and the Internet to anywhere, anytime. Thus, the connection through human interactions has been lost through technology. Even though our voices or images are being transmitted based on real time, it has been digitized, and thus personal interactions have vanished. It is no longer that you are talking to a person; it is merely interacting with a digital representation. The essence of communication had been brought back with the cans, enabling to bring back the physical “human” into connection.
– Ivan Yuen

Artist’s CV
Ivan Yuen:
Born. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education: 2009 – Present , New Media Studies at Centennial College Science and Technology Centre Campus. Toronto, Ontario
2007 – Present, New Media Studies and Visual Arts, Studio at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Toronto, Ontario

Works Exhibited:
2009 “I will let You Finish” – Gallery 1265. Toronto, Ontario
2009 “Just Listen…” – with Tharmila Rajasingam, Gallery 1265. Toronto, Ontario
2008 “Street Colours” – UTSC: ASO. Toronto, Ontario

Click Here to Read the Curatorial Statement for “Presence” (PDF)

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MINE, YOURS & OURS: October 20th – October 28, 2009

The three talented artists, Caitlyn Watson, Dan Yu, and Julia Jackson show us the concept of exploring space through the body from video performance art and photography.


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I WILL LET YOU FINISH: September 28th – October 7th, 2009

Come out to our open house event and alter, change, modify or transform displayed artwork. Supplies will be provided.

Work by:

Ivan Yuen
Caitlin Santiago
Melanie Wu
Roxanne Oshidari
Carl Nazareth
Kj Tommy

ANNUAL JURIED SHOW: March 24 – April 3, 2009

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UPDATE: Books and multiples from show are now on display in the library glass vatrines.

JUST LISTEN: February 23 – March 19, 2009

Artist Biographies
Tharmila Rajasingam is attending her second year at University of Toronto Scarborough. She is currently enrolled in the Arts Management Specialist (Co-op) program, while majoring in Studio Arts. Her artworks are always very expressive and beyond the appearance of what they seem.
Ivan Yuen is enrolled in the New Media Studies program and the Studio Arts program at the University of Toronto. Much of Yuen’s work tends to be conceptual, employing a minimalist aesthetic; His work aims to present new ways of perceiving.

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Opening on Wednesday, February 25th between 5 and 7pm.
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MASQUERADE: January 14 – February 2, 2009

“Masquerade” will give UTSC students and the GTA community a chance to explore the journey of self-discovery and African traditions through a selection of work from talented artist Fayruz Abdiaman. The opening reception is on January 14, 2008 from 5-7 PM.

Fayruz Abdiaman is an emerging artist originally from Somalia whose work explores the struggle of self-discovery with memories of her homeland and images of a new home. Abdiaman moved to Kenya where she lived most of her life and later arrived to Canada with a series of artwork created in Africa. This collection of drawings and paintings resulted in a fusion of cultural rituals from various parts of Africa. Many of the works are influenced by African Masquerades that not only explore this ritual but touch on issues of self identity with the notions of masking a hidden on the journey of self-discovery.

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