Exhibition & Book Launch: Thursday, 9 March, 2017

Reciprocal Encounter is an exploration of art that asks for more than to be looked at. The exhibition and companion publication represent a tracing of the curator and artists’ memories, connections to land, and sensory experiences of making and looking. The nine artists involved in the project work in various media including animation, installation, photography, and fibre. Selected works include a public art project that fills Toronto with colour and question relationships to the Indigenous histories of Toronto, light-based photographic installations, and sensory work that draws connections to a small island in Eastern Ontario.

The exhibition opening on Thursday, March 9 coincided with the launch of a publication that explores a history of the senses in art and features the work of the nine artists involved in the exhibition, acting as a mobile, handheld exhibition of the artist projects and the work of two audio artists on a limited edition mixtape.

A summary of the exhibtion along with copies of the book will be available for view from May 4 – 7, 2017 as part of GradEx, the annual Graduate Exhbition at OCAD University. More information is available here.


Emma Aurelia
Robert Canali
Kristel Jax
Michael K. Newton
Amanda Roberton-Hébert
Eli Schwanz
Anna Snyder
Carson Teal
Nick Vo
Curated by Tori Maas

Reciprocal Encounter will be the culmination of my final year at OCAD U, and represents a project-based thesis for completion of my undergraduate degree in Art Criticism & Curatorial Practice at OCAD University.