It's January and, while the weather may be cold, the art is hot! So Onsite [at] OCAD University and the Daniel Faria Gallery want to discourage you from staying at home on the couch, and encourage you to get out and support the arts. We've both got openings this Thursday and there are tons of other great things happening all week at venues all around the city. So bundle up, brave the cold, and take advantage of all that Toronto has to offer.
See you soon!
Welcome to the Twenty-First Century
26 January - 7 April 2012
Opening reception: 26 January, 6-8pm
"I want to explore how it feels to be inside the 21st century brain as opposed to the 20th century brain," says Coupland of his new show, one that examines how art and technology can decode the spirit of our age. Coupland's fusion of paint with contemporary codes, vector graphics and text-based slogans challenge us to investigate how technology has advanced our lives while leaving us feeling empty. Simultaneously poignant and irreverent, Coupland's work in this show meditates on the human condition and the natural world on many levels.
The work analyses sensations created by information technology that are nearly universal in the western mind. At the same time it discusses our yearnings that are eternal to all of humanity, couched in the form of imprecations and pieties addressed to people living at this century's beginning.
Daniel Faria Gallery
188 St Helens Ave
Toronto ON M6H 4A1
416 538 1880
Twinning Artists - Twinning Cities:
Avalon (Bangalore and Toronto)
Featuring Abhishek Hazra, Oliver Husain, Yashas Shetty and Bharathesh G D
26 January - 3 June, 2012
Opening reception: 26 January, 6-9pm
After four and a half years at its original location in 100 McCaul Street, Onsite [at] OCAD University has used the winter's break to move to a new, much-expanded location at 230 Richmond Street West as part of this year's on-going celebration of OCAD University's 135th anniversary.
The inaugural exhibition in this new venue is the first in a series of partnerships between Canadian and foreign artists that is called Twinning Artists-Twinning Cities, and that was conceived of in collaboration with Partners in Art. Avalon (Bangalore and Toronto) is the first project in the "Twinning"series. To launch Avalon, Toronto's Oliver Husain completed a residency in Bangalore this fall, during which he shot a new film titled Item Number - a backstage drama inspired by architect KM Heinz, which will premiere in Bangalore in late April, while three artists from Bangalore — Abhishek Hazra, Yashas Shetty and Bharathesh G D — produced new work to be exhibited here.
Onsite [at] OCAD University
230 Richmond Street West
416-977-6000 Ext. 265