T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers

T.M. Glass, Azaleas and Tulips in a European Vessel (detail), 2018, archival pigment ink on archival cotton rag paper fused to Dibond, 58” x 58”.

May 8 to August 18, 2019

Public Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 8
6 to 9 p.m.

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
199 Richmond St. West, Toronto

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries
Core exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass’ distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.

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Upcoming Free Public Events

Digital Photography Portfolio Review
Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.

An opportunity for amateur and professional photographers alike to have a selection of their digital photography work reviewed by professional lens-based artists Kotama Bouabane, April Hickox and Meera Margaret Singh.

Registration required. Tickets available on the Facebook event as of Tuesday, April 30 at 12 p.m.

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Arts & Crafts Garden Visit
Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m.

Co-presented with the Toronto Botanical Garden

A special visit to T.M. Glass’ traditional Arts & Crafts Garden. The artist and the Toronto Botanical Garden will lead a tour of the garden and speak about the flowers in bloom, gardening and the history of Arts & Crafts Gardens.

Registration required. Tickets available on Onsite Gallery’s Facebook page as of Friday, May 24 at 12 p.m.

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Artist and Curator’s Exhibition Tour
Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Join T.M. Glass and Francisco Alvarez for a tour of T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers, while they discuss the artist’s process, interest in flowers and travels to international museums and gardens.

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Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Gallery admission and all events are free.
Everyone is welcome.

OCAD University and Onsite Gallery is an accessible venue.
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About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.

Contact Information:
Linda Columbus
Programs & Community Coordinator, Onsite Gallery
416-977-6000, Ext. 456

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