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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 (events found - 7)

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Fall exhibitions opening party 6-8pm
The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive. Curators: Gerald McMaster and Denise Birkhofer. Featuring photographs of Canadian subject matter from The New York Times Photo Archive, The Faraway Nearby examines a century of Canada's history and its representation in the leading American "newspaper of record." Taking an expansive view of the many stories that have shaped our national experience, the exhibition highlights images of major political events and conflicts, iconic landscapes across the nation, sports heroes, candid reportage on the lives of diverse communities, and portraits of notable Canadians. The exhibition draws from nearly 25,000 photographs preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive, known henceforth as The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection. This extraordinary new promised gift, made by Toronto entrepreneur Chris Bratty in honour of Canada 150, joins the renowned Black Star Collection to further establish the Ryerson Image Centre as a key international resource for the study of press photography. The Faraway Nearby is accompanied by a heavily-illustrated book, to be distributed worldwide by Black Dog Publishing. Texts by an international team of authors explore how Canada's visual identity in the 20th century was constructed – from within and without – through the dissemination of images in this influential media outlet ... more
The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive.
Curators: Gerald McMaster and Denise Birkhofer.
Featuring photographs of Canadian subject matter from The New York Times Photo Archive, The Faraway Nearby examines a century of Canada's history and its representation in the leading American "newspaper of record." Taking an expansive view of the many stories that have shaped our national experience, the exhibition highlights images of major political events and conflicts, iconic landscapes across the nation, sports heroes, candid reportage on the lives of diverse communities, and portraits of notable Canadians. The exhibition draws from nearly 25,000 photographs preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive, known henceforth as The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection. This extraordinary new promised gift, made by Toronto entrepreneur Chris Bratty in honour of Canada 150, joins the renowned Black Star Collection to further establish the Ryerson Image Centre as a key international resource for the study of press photography.
The Faraway Nearby is accompanied by a heavily-illustrated book, to be distributed worldwide by Black Dog Publishing. Texts by an international team of authors explore how Canada's visual identity in the 20th century was constructed – from within and without – through the dissemination of images in this influential media outlet.
Ryerson Image Centre (T.O. Downtown)
Fall exhibitions opening party 6-8pm
The Notman Studio 1858-1915. Guest curator: Emily McKibbon. This exhibition surveys the diverse production of celebrated photographer William Notman's bustling enterprise, from studio portraiture, to topographical landscapes, to genre scenes of prototypically “Canadian” pastimes. Emigrating from Scotland, Notman opened his first photography studio in Montreal in 1856 and found quick success. Expanding his business to various satellite locations, Notman employed and trained generations of photographers, studio assistants and retouchers. Together they presented a vision of Canada as energetic, young, sublimely beautiful, and deeply wintry, capturing the public's imagination in the years preceding and following Confederation ... more
The Notman Studio 1858-1915.
Guest curator: Emily McKibbon.
This exhibition surveys the diverse production of celebrated photographer William Notman's bustling enterprise, from studio portraiture, to topographical landscapes, to genre scenes of prototypically “Canadian” pastimes. Emigrating from Scotland, Notman opened his first photography studio in Montreal in 1856 and found quick success. Expanding his business to various satellite locations, Notman employed and trained generations of photographers, studio assistants and retouchers. Together they presented a vision of Canada as energetic, young, sublimely beautiful, and deeply wintry, capturing the public's imagination in the years preceding and following Confederation.
Ryerson Image Centre (T.O. Downtown)
Fall exhibitions opening party 6-8pm
Zacharias Kunuk: Dog Team. Guest curator: Jesse Wente. Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall. In nearly thirty-five years of video making, Inuk director and producer Zacharias Kunuk has used art to combat the encroachment of colonialism, chronicling his culture's history while reviving and maintaining many aspects of its customs in the production of his works. In Dog Team, a new commission for the RIC's Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Kunuk captures a traditional way of being from a distinctly contemporary perspective – offering a unique vantage point of perseverance and resistance ... more
Zacharias Kunuk: Dog Team.
Guest curator: Jesse Wente.
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.
In nearly thirty-five years of video making, Inuk director and producer Zacharias Kunuk has used art to combat the encroachment of colonialism, chronicling his culture's history while reviving and maintaining many aspects of its customs in the production of his works. In Dog Team, a new commission for the RIC's Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Kunuk captures a traditional way of being from a distinctly contemporary perspective – offering a unique vantage point of perseverance and resistance.
Ryerson Image Centre (T.O. Downtown)
Fall exhibitions opening party
Paul Swanson: Air of Uncertainty. Student Gallery ... more
Paul Swanson: Air of Uncertainty. Student Gallery.
Ryerson Image Centre (T.O. Downtown)
lecture & demo 6:30-8pm
"Kami-ito: Spinning Thread from Paper". Artist Hiroko Karuno will present a slide lecture and demonstration of kami-ito, the intricate process of spinning handmade paper into thread. $15 TMC members, $20 non-members, $12 students. Advance registration is required: http://bit.ly/2eEh13I or call 416 599 5321 x2228 ... more
"Kami-ito: Spinning Thread from Paper". Artist Hiroko Karuno will present a slide lecture and demonstration of kami-ito, the intricate process of spinning handmade paper into thread. $15 TMC members, $20 non-members, $12 students. Advance registration is required: http://bit.ly/2eEh13I or call 416 599 5321 x2228.
Textile Museum of Canada (T.O. Downtown)
first day (see Sep 16 for reception)
Jennifer Nikitin ... more
Jennifer Nikitin.
Gerrard Art Space (GAS) (T.O. Central)
networking event 7-9pm
Artists' Café. An informal and comfortable space for local artists to meet, exchange ideas and share tips. The Café is held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month ... more
Artists' Café. An informal and comfortable space for local artists to meet, exchange ideas and share tips. The Café is held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre (Ontario South-West)