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January 30 – March 5 2016



This group exhibition emerges from a desire
to articulate a field of relations between partners and their painting practice.

Co-Curated by Matthew Ryan Smith Nicole Collins & Michael Davidson Dave andJenn (courtesy of Trépanier Baer Gallery) Gina Rorai & David Urban (courtesy of Corkin Gallery)


February 10, 2016

Draw To Perform 

FREE Live Performances

12:00 - 2:00 pm,

Panel discussion with the Artists: 2:30 - 4:00 pm in the Great Hall OCADU

Participating Artists: Ram Samocha, collaboration with Nava Masses Waxman Francisco-Fernando Granados Robert Luzar Kerryn Graham Nicole Collins (with Marina Stojkovic and Michele White) Kate Wilson Cathy Daley.


February 21, 2016 | 2 PM

FREE Instrument of Knowledge: Painting as Philosophy Artist Conversation and Catalogue Launch

Koffler Gallery

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street Join us for the official launch of the catalogue Howard Podeswa: A Brief History featuring essays by John Bentley Mays and Mona Filip as well as a conversation between Stephen Andrews and Howard Podeswa, followed by an artist-led tour of the exhibition and an in-depth conversation about contemporary painting.

As one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, painting originated from a human desire to capture the experience of the physical realm in visual form in order to make sense of the world. Throughout its history, painting has often been positioned as an instrument for understanding reality and contemplating the unknown. In a captivating discussion, artists Nicole Collins, Howard Podeswa, Jinny Yu and moderator John Armstrong consider the role of painting in engaging the fundamental questions of existence as well as the ways their own art practices reflect on traditions.




  Nicole Collins Giotto's O, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

being knowing willing
wax and black walnut on canvas on panel
48” x 36”