Sebastián Benítez is a Toronto-based artist born in Caracas, Venezuela. Sebastián explores issues of memory and identity through photography and installation. His recent works explore the role of objects and images in the construction and maintenance of notions of identity. He has been a part of exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Finland, South Korea and China.
Untitled from Material Beauty.
16x20in Inkjet Print.
Bryan Bermudez is a Latin American multidisciplinary artist born in Toronto, Canada. As a first-generation Canadian his work is conceptually driven around issues of cultural identity and conquest in a contemporary context. His recent works have dealt with the role of the third culture in the creation of self-identity, language as a narration of diasporic identity, and the issues surrounding neo- imperialist practices on both a personal and societal level.
Carved Bar of Soap
JD Chai is a Toronto based artist working predominantly in oil and ceramics. His work deals with topics ranging from internet culture to extensions of the physical plane through digital media. His works, often derived from composite imagery depict cloaked and otherwise obscured figures, which take the form of detailed oil paintings and smaller sculptural works. Chai’s works have recently been shown in the OCADU Festival of the Body 2015 and will be featured in the 2015 OCADU Graduate Exhibition.
8” x 10”
Oil on Panel
Amanda Foulds is a recent Drawing and Painting graduate from OCAD University. She is currently interested in lens-based processes as mechanisms for re-contextualizing otherwise predominantly sculptural environments. Her most recent body of work focuses on her relationship to the Western Canon of art and its potential in containing and producing alternative, non-linear narratives.
Still from : Hold Search
Website : http://www.amandafoulds.com
Chad Gauthier is a Toronto-based painter working with themes of the mundane. His most recent body of work revolves around the idea of isolation through dematerialized figures and the silhouettes created by them. Through wiping away glazes and using contrasting palettes his paintings emerge over an extended period of time. Constantly editing the images, his haunting figures take on a ghostly quality helping to display their own isolated existence. His works will be on display later this summer at Project Gallery and the OCADU 100th Graduate Exhibition.
Feel Good Lost
28" x 38"
oil on canvas over panel
Rachel Guglielmelli is an Ottawa-born photographic artist based in Toronto, whose practice centres on self-reflexive explorations of the notion of archive and cultural identity. Through process-based image making and presentations, Rachel primarily examines the concept of home in relation to a diasporic identity and its ability to inform an ever-changing representation of self. Utilizing historically based photographic printing techniques such as Van Dyke and cyanotype processes in conjunction with hand-bound book works, Rachel seeks to bring traditional materials and methods into contemporary contexts. Her work will be featured in OCADu's Graduate Exhibition and The Fortune of Having Been There at Project Gallery for the Contact Festival.
Expectation (from the series Aspetta)
Van Dyke on Stonehenge
Website : www.vandykegrrrrl.com
Greg McCarthy is a multidisciplinary artist working out of Toronto Ontario Canada. Working primarily in collage and photography, his works have dealt with tourism in the Niagara region, circulation of photographs and most recently issues surrounding historic depictions of national identity in Canada.
His works have recently been featured in Magenta Magazine, Art with Heart, and will be on display at Project Gallery in the coming months.
Silver Gelatin Print, Tape
Phuong Nguyen is an artist who currently resides in Toronto, Canada. Nguyen is interested in people and exploring the complexities of our physicality and spirituality through the exploration of the human figure. Her ongoing bodies of work explores the identity of the Asian Canadian/American in the contexts of North American history, post-colonialism, and mass production. Nguyen is hugely influenced by anything that makes her angry enough to make art about.
8 x 10 inches oil on panel
Katlyn Nemo is an interdisciplinary Canadian-born artist currently based in Canberra, Australia after having completed a BFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2015. Her work focuses on the bittersweet: the confluence of the terrifying and the comforting. Highly process oriented, it includes the use of painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, and found objects, which culminates in a photograph. Nemo’s images are informed by the aesthetic culture of horror and the uncanny, making references to history, psychological theories, myth and allegory. An invented narrative emerges from her process, each figure developing its own personality, each one an agent of a dream or nightmare unique to that character.
Sonet Providence Is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Providence uses an unauthorized and collaborative authorship to her works through the use of both printed and digital dictionaries. The outcome, a series of “Definitive Prose”, she expands on the poetic structures through repetition of language.
Part 1: The series is about a distance and proximity of childhood identity to adulthood identification |through the process of aging .
Oil on Plastic
Website - www.sonetprovidence.com
Heidi Persaud is a Toronto based photographer. She has recently completed her BFA in Photography at OCADU. The act of seeing, smelling, touching, and experiencing the environment has influenced her choice of media. Whether it is sculpting and recreating cultural geography using spices, or using parallax to emphasize the viewer’s experience. She has exhibited in Canada, Berlin, Korea, China, Brazil, and Finland at universities, non-profit galleries as well as alternative spaces. Her work is in Private collection at TAMK University, and public in Brazil apart of the 2013 collective Bodies exhibit.