Thursday, May 14, 2009

CONTACT Events Tonight!

Feature Exhibition Opening Receptions

6 - 9pm, Free
Eldon Garnet - Dominion and Categories of Disappearance
21 Morrow Ave

6 - 9pm, Free
Hank Willis Thomas - Visionary Delusions
133 Tecumseth St.

Lecture- Images of Persuasion
918 Bathurst St.
6:30pm, $10 in advance/$12 at the door

The Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC) invites you to an evening with Terry O'Reilly, host, creator and co-writer of CBC radio series, Age of Persuasion. Known as a delightful raconteur and scholar of media literature, his day job as one of the top directors of radio and TV commercials affords him a unique perspective on marketing and how it has changed the way we react to media.

Lecture- Quick Fix with Vanessa Gronowski & Zach Slootsky

The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen St. W
7pm, Free

Come to the Drake every Thursday for Quick Fix; spontaneous performance art and other cultural happenings. This week, Vanessa Gronoswki explores photo blogging and how the presence of a photographer can transform the nature of an event.

Artist Talk- Mike Robinson: Daguerreotypes, Past and Present

The Campbell House Museum
160 Queen St. W
8pm, Free

Using nineteenth-century examples and images from his own work, Mike Robinson will discuss the evolution of the daguerreotype process and illustrate what makes this form of photography so fascinating and collectible. Robinson, a Professor in Ryerson's School of Image Arts, is Canada's only practising daguerreotypist. His striking daguerreotype portraits of Toronto photographers are a highlight in the CONTACT Feature exhibition First Revolution, 1839: Daguerreotypes and the Intimate Gaze at Campbell House Museum.

Screening- Louie Palu The Bovine
542 Queen St. W
10pm, Free

Louie Palu's video footage documents the war in Afghanistan's Southern Provinces of Kandahar and Helmand while he was embedded with Canadian, British and American troops in 2008. The video contextualizes Palu's public installation, War Zone Graffiti, located throughout the Queen West neighbourhood and Ace Lane - the alleyway behind the Shanghai Cowgirl.

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