2009-2010

Potluck
VPSC69 Class Exhibit: Theory and Practice: Art in a Globalizing World
Instructor: Will Kwan
November 30th – December 6th 2010
Opening Reception: December 1st, 5-7PM

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Artists
Alicia Baker
Van Lawrence Ching
Julie Jia Li Gao
Richelle Hope Himaya
Godfrey Ho
Samantha Horne
James Eun Joo
Wenke Li
Jenny Liu
Adelaide Lo
Safa Minhas
Ashley O’Guedes
Victor Sung Ryul Park
Miguel Pinzon
Yu Han Tang
Cindy Wang Wang
Di Wu
Zhan Zhang
Melody Mo Zhu

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Video Screening Week
November 23rd – 25th 2010
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 23rd 5-7PM
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Boxed In
VPSB47H Class Show
November 16th – 22nd 2010
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 17th 5-7PM

Description:
Based on an existing room from everyday life or a space from a television show, film magazine or newspaper clipping, the artists each made an architectural model. A variety of strategies for reproducing the model were used – from close reproductions to wild approximations – but in the end each artist restricted themselves to everyday materials and a box.

These models were then used as the basis for a series of drawings exploring light, value and space in black and white. Sometimes a kind of resemblance is captured, at other times the clarity of reality is defied and space is fractured, abstracted.

Artists:
Zarish Asif
Jiawei Chen
Vivian Cheng
Mandy Chow
Soo Youn Chung
Rui Dang
Juliana Feng
Abigail Feniza
Raffael Heron
Anna Lee
Anum Rafiq
Caitlin Roberts
Kailee Smith
Angela Tran
Yu Chen Tsai
Victor Wong
Ting Yan
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First Shot
November 9th – 11th 2010
Class Reception: Friday, November 12th 2010, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
This show will comprise of a variety of work done over the semester; architecture, object, and figure drawings.

Modelli
Class Exhibit – Interdisciplinary Drawing Concepts (VPSC73)
October 26th – November 2nd 2010
Opening Reception: Tuesday October 26th 2010, 5-7PM
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C’est la vie
Photography Exhibit
October 7th – 21st 2010
Premiering at UTSC’s ARTSIDEOUT 2010.

Featuring works by Zera Koutchieva, Rixin Wang, Andrew Lawrence, Tajrean Kashem, UTSC Shutterbugs

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Expressions
By Zera Koutchieva

Artist Statement: I would like to explore the concept of “Honest Expressions”. I love the idea of capturing someone at their highest level of vulnerability, that genuine moment of happiness and openness. I want the viewers to see that and be able to relate to the subjects, even though we are all from different walks of life. I want them to get to know the subject of the photographer without ever having to meet them.

Bio: Zera Koutchieva will be attending her 3rd year at UTSC. She is enrolled in the Arts Management Specialist Co-op program. Zera is an active participant in the arts at both the University of Toronto and her community. Her works are expressive and goes beyond appearances. Her work also branches out to sculpture, paintings, woodshop work and installation art.

Urban Life
By Rixin Wang

Artist Statement: These series of photographs aim to reflect on life in major cities like Toronto, capturing the urgency, stressfulness, loneliness and confusion that is unique to urban settings.
Bio: Rixin Wang is a Biology Specialist currently attending his 5th year at UTSC. He likes to take pictures and read philosophy during his spare time, while listening to music.

Untitled
By Andrew Lawrence

Artist Statement: Though not unified in theme, these selections of photographs draw the viewers into the world of the subject, evoking a reaction to what is seen.

Bio: Andrew is a 4th year student in Political Science and English. His interest in photography has increased during his time at university he was see more and expand his knowledge and skills.

Complimentary Ecstasy
By Tajrean Kashem

Artist Statement: This photo was taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the fort of Aurangabad also known as the Lalbagh Fort which was built by the son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb in 1678 AD. My cousins told my sister to squeeze the stem of a flower and taste the glucose that leaks out, and she did.

Bio: Tajrean Kashem is a 2nd year Arts Management student. My passion for photography and I grew together. My photography teacher, Ms.Li Kam Cheung, taught me how to express my thoughts and feelings through photos. My photos have been exhibited throughout my High School years and now, finally, in University.

Look Back (Picture Mosaic)
By UTSC Shutterbugs

Club Statement: There is always a story behind every photograph and that is no different with our picture mosaic. We have taken 200 4×6” photographs and combined them to make an image that represents something different from what we see in the individual photographs. When viewed from a distance we see a new image that holds a different meaning.

Club Background: The UTSC Shutterbugs is the photography club on campus that caters to photographers of any level by tailoring events, tutorials, and photowalks to provide members the knowledge and experience of photography. This year marks our 3rd year at UTSC, and for us to serve students has been a remarkable pleasure.

Annual Juried Show
March 8-11 2010
Opening Reception: Tuesday March 9th, 2010 5-7PM

Featuring:
Noura Noureddine
Untitled
Pencil

Carl Nazareth
Facial Abstraction
Acrylic

Tharmila Rajasingam
Upon Gazing
Photo transfers and multi-media

Sangina Rashid
Inner Critique
Photography

Ling Han Cui
Photography

Tessah Heckbert and Diana Hosseini
Hair Brush

Tessah H
Heartbreak Warfare
Drawing

Linda Cui
I know you want me
Pencil, sharpie, crayon

Linda Ng
A night at Nuit Blanche
Acrylic on canvas

Samanta Lopez
5 easy steps to put on your jacket when you are 3 years old
Photography

Derek Au
Arctic water dance
Photography and digital art

Caitlin Santiago
Buyer’s remorse
India ink and t-shirts

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Absences
by KJ Tommy and Allen Agostino
March 1-4 2010
Opening Reception: Tuesday March 2nd, 5-7PM

Click Here to Read the Artist Statement and Bios for Absences (PDF)

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Dead Ends
by Tessah Heckbert and Diana Hosseini
February 8-11 2010
Opening Reception: Tuesday February 9th 2010, 5-7PM

Artist Biographies

Tessah Heckbert
I am currently in my fifth year of study, double majoring in visual arts and new media, with a minor in art history. I am presently a marketing and design associate for the department of student life and former web manager for Gallery 1265. My preferred mediums include digital, installation, drawing, painting and multiples. At present, I have a light installation on display on the second floor of the AA building, which has been displayed in Gallery 1265 for the juried show and Art Side Out. My work to this point has not had a particular theme but I have mainly explored myself through art. I also do freelance design, enjoy making lattes, playing video games and working out. In the future I would like to own my own gallery space, which will combine analogue and digital arts.

Diana Hosseini
Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto by Iranian parents. Trilingual’s has been extremely significant in my evolution and where I stand today. I started my University career with a Specialist in Medical Anthropology and was content until I attended one drawing class and realized that that was what I wanted to do. Art! An interest in Drawing was diverted towards painting and then sculpture. Right now it’s about merging those media. I will be graduating in June with my Specialist unchanged and a Major in Studio Art. I hope to do post-graduate work in visual arts somewhere down the line.
For now I have no plans which is extremely scary and yet exciting…

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Black and white: all you need is a little COLOUR
Solo show by Spencer Williamson
February 1-4 2010
Opening Reception: Monday February 1st 2010, 5-7PM
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AMSA Art Sale
January 22, 25, 26 2010

AMSA – Arts Management Student Association will be hosting an art sale at Gallery 1265 on January 22nd, 25th, and 26th 2010 from 1-4PM. 2D student artworks will be available for purchase, priced within the low cost range of $5-40. Expand your personal collection and help support artists at UTSC. Free t-shirts will be given to the first three buyers!

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Gallery 1265 and Scarborough Arts Council Present: ADDICTION
January 12th-21st, 2010
Opening Reception: January 13th, 2010

We are thrilled to present our first ever collaboration with local not-for-profit arts organization Scarborough Arts Council! The show will feature student works on the theme of addiction. The opening night on January 12th, 2010 will feature live performances from 5 to 7PM!

Click Here to Read the Press Release for ADDICTION (PDF)

ADDICTION Artists:
Vinetha Sivathasan
Dania Ansari
Olga Marmitko
Sarah Barran
Sabiha Iqbal

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