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Community : Featuring the Works of Grant Heaps and Jesse Bromm

At Neubacher Shor Contemporary.  5 Brock Ave.

Thursday February 13th 6 – 9 pm


Grant Heaps’s work creates communal relationships through material appropriations. The artist appropriates fabrics or items of clothes previously used, repurposing them for his installations and mosaics. In the collection of these diverse materials, a dialogue of memory and association are created, showing how a single piece of fabric can hold a community’s worth of memories and meanings.

Like contemporary community, Heaps’s work both conforms to tradition and rejects it.

Jesse Bromm addresses the confluent existence of nature and industry within our society. Prompting his audience to question their assumed knowledge, Bromm buries natural objects under architectural figurines. His work welcomes a larger communal dialogue on consumption as sustainability and panopticism as solitude.


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35 Performances For 35 Years Cabaret

At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street

Thursday February 13th at 8

 For ONE NIGHT ONLY artists from throughout Rhubarb’s history mark the Festival’s 35th anniversary with raw remixes of past work and radical responses to what’s happening now.

curated by Laura Nanni

featuring Sky Gilbert, Cynthia Grant, David Roche, Daniel David Moses, Elley Ray Hennessy, Ed Roy, Death Waits, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Coman Poon, David Bateman, Cathy Gordon, Sarah Stanley, Chad Dembski, Sonja Mills, Shannon Cochrane, Alistair Newton, Jordan Tannahill, Tawiah M’carthy, Keith Cole, Birdtown Swanville, Life of a Craphead, Patricia Wilson, Nicolas Billon, Erin Brubacher, Vertical City, Ill Nana, Liz Peterson, Ryan G. Hinds, Hannah Moscovitch and many more.

8:00pm in the Cabaret
Tickets: $10

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SketchUp Make Workshop and Artist Talk with Jordan Leoppky-Kolesnik

At Xpace Cultural Centre 2- 303 Lansdowne Ave

Saturday February 15th 1 – 4 pm

 Rendering Fantasy: An Introduction to SketchUp Make and the Digital Object

“ Your eyes are half-closed, your finger idly spins the scroll wheel, objects float in and out of focus: Welcome to the 3D Warehouse ”
This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the techniques and concepts of 3D modeling using SketchUp Make, a free entry-level 3D modeling software. Participants will create objects, use ready-made models from the 3D Warehouse and export an animation from SketchUp.

Beyond using the program, a theoretical discussion of the digital object will take place, questioning the new possibilities for materiality in a environment unbridled by physics, yet a mirror for the material world.

The workshop will begin with an artist talk by Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik about the project Queenston Quarry, an animation series created in SketchUp that was on view at the Xpace Cultural Centre’s External Space (located on the OCADU campus in the Learning Zone) in 2013.

Topics to be covered: Tools and Views, Planes and Objects , Measurement , Plugins
Animation, Lighting , 3D Warehouse , 3D Printing

Please bring a laptop with SketchUp Make installed. A computer mouse is recommended. Workshop is free.

Please RSVP to [email protected]
Spaces are limited to 20 participants

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Cassils: Compositions

At Trinity Square Video 401 Richmond Street West

Saturday February 15th 4 – 6


Trinity Square Video, The 35th Rhubarb Festival and the Pleasure Dome and in association with AGYU and Vtape proudly present internationally celebrated visual artist Heather Cassils in “Cassils: Composisions.” This exhibition marks the first solo exhibition in Canada of the Canadian artist who is now based out of Los Angeles. Please join us for this long overdue introduction to one of the leading voices in body art and queer identity, opening February 15th at 4-6pm at Trinity Square Video in Toronto and running until March 15th, 2014.

About the exhibition:

Cassils: Compositions is an exhibition of recent work by Heather Cassils that redefines the limits of the body. The centrepiece of Compositions will be a sequential installation of time-based works that choreograph the viewing experience. The installation manipulates the physical conditions of image, space, sound and spectacle to compose fluid conceptions of identity formation that revolt against stability and specificity. Drawing on conceptualism, feminism, body art, gay male aesthetics, and Hollywood cinema, Cassils creates a visual language that is at once emotionally striking and conceptually incisive. In this cohesive body of work, a fierce passion is performed through meticulous precision and principled determination.


Related Programing:
The 35th Rhubarb Festival presents Becoming an Image, a Cassils’ performance, Wednesday, February 12, 9:30 PM $10
An Artist Talk with Cassils, February 13, 6:30 PM Free

Both at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street.


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Title Research Assistant, Modern & Contemporary at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Posting Number 1011907
Employee Group OPSEU
Status Temporary Part-Time
Length of Assignment [m/d/y] Up to 3 months
External Posting The Art Gallery of Ontario, home to one of the most diverse art collections in North America, is a centre for art-based education, gallery tours, dining and retail that is committed to delivering visitors an incredible experience. If you are seeking a dynamic, multi-faceted work environment and want to contribute to the Gallery’s success, then bring your skills and experience to the position of:

Research Assistant, Modern & Contemporary

Temporary Part-Time

The Art Gallery of Ontario seeks a Research Assistant, Modern & Contemporary to aid in researching, planning and developing upcoming exhibitions and publications on modern and contemporary art. Reporting directly to the Curator, Contemporary & Modern Art, you will build research files on artworks included in current projects and liaise across AGO departments and with colleagues at partner institutions when necessary.


You have a comprehensive knowledge of the history of modern & contemporary art, with expertise in all aspects of exhibition-making. Completion of a graduate degree is preferred. You have well developed research, organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. You have experience working with both public and private art collections and you are committed to a collaborative process of project development. You are comfortable working independently and being accountable to a variety of stakeholders. You have a working knowledge of the installation process for works of art and experience working with The Museum System database software.


We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. Visit our website at and complete your online application profile by February 16, 2014. If you are including a cover letter, please address this to: The Hiring Manager.


Term: Full-time

Diaz Contemporary invites applications for the position of Gallery Associate.

The Gallery Associate supports the Director to manage client relations and artist representation, as well as oversees the daily operations of the gallery and its exhibitions.

Main responsibilities include:

  • coordinating and promoting the gallery’s exhibitions
  • managing gallery logistics, including shipping, storage and installation
  • liaising with artists, clients, curators, press, general public and representing the gallery in professional and social settings
  • managing the gallery’s databases and financial records
  • managing the gallery’s special projects, which include international art fairs, curatorial endeavours, and artist projects
  • hosting the gallery’s variety of visitors and engaging with the public about the current exhibition


Candidate requirements:

  • a degree in Visual Arts, Art History, or a related field
  • significant knowledge of and experience with contemporary art, including the ability to write and speak comfortably about art
  • experience working directly with artists and clients in a gallery setting
  • art handling or art installing experience
  • excellent administrative and record-keeping skills and attention to detail
  • familiarity with Mac platform and social media
  • ability to problem solve and maintain flexibility under pressure and in unpredictable circumstances
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small, open-concept office

The following will be considered assets:

  • familiarity with Filemaker Pro
  • knowledge or experience with graphic design, web design or digital photo editing
  • experience with invoicing and maintaining financial records
  • fluency in French
  • involvement in the contemporary art community in Toronto and in Canada
  • a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Additional Info:

The position is full time (35 hours per week), plus evenings/overtime as needed. Must be available to work on weekends. Start date is approximately March 13 2014. The position is a renewable, one-year contract. Compensation commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Please send a CV, letter of interest and two references to Petrina Ng [email protected]

No phone calls please. We appreciate the interest of all who apply, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.