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Cheryl Pope: Objects for Listening Opening Party!

Cheryl Pope: Objects for Listening Opening Party!

Cheryl Pope: Objects for Listening

Works created in collaboration with: Paula Burrows, Tyla Crowhurst-Smith, Atticus Edwards, Anam Feerasta, Rita Camacho Lomeli, Lizz Khan, Tori Maas, Khadijah Morley, Sophie Paas-Lang, Tak Pham, Debora Puricelli, Amanda Robertson-Hébert, Claudio S. Santander and Mary Tremonte

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

OCAD University and Onsite Gallery welcomes Chicago-based designer and artist, Cheryl Pope. The new site-specific work in this exhibition was developed through workshops with OCAD U students and the local community, creating objects for listening.

Alongside Cheryl Pope’s work is an OCAD U student exhibition to unite and empower our students in their diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Featuring work by Madelyn Alexander, Dominique Crowley, Adam Filek, John Holland, Lara Aphrodite Isaias, James Patrick Knott, Emily Norry, Jules Reeves, Cecilia Salcedo, Sean Sandusky, Morgan Sears-Williams, Michael Seleski, Ronald Siu and Sarah Alinia Ziazi.

Curated by Wrik Mead

Both exhibitions run concurrently:
June 8 to July 4, 2016
OCAD U Great Hall
100 McCaul Street
Second Floor

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OPENING PARTY: June 8 at 6:30 p.m.


- DJ Mary Mack
- DJ Cozmic Cat
- Don’t miss House of Monroe’s mini-Ball and performance at 8:30 p.m.

Event is FREE, all are welcome
ASL provided for opening remarks and to interpret the works
Snacks available from The Steady Cafe & Bar
The space is wheelchair accessible through use of elevators from the ground floor
Fully accessible with gender-neutral washrooms
Presented as part of OCAD U's Major Cultural Partnership with Pride Toronto

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Cheryl Pope
Cheryl Pope is a Chicago-based artist focused in sculpture, installation and performance. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to the private and public self. For the past four years, her research has been centred on issues of power, inequality, race, gender and segregation in the U.S. This research includes several collaborations with Chicago youth through the intersection of poetry and the visual arts. These collaborations have surfaced as performances and special edition books as well as a team of young poets under the group name Just Yell. In 2015 she was the DCASE Artist in Residence at the Chicago Cultural Center and recently exhibited at the Kunsthalle Osnabrueck (Germany), The Poetry Foundation (IL) and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (CO). Also, Pope studied under the artist Nick Cave for twelve years and that experience has had a dominant influence on her practice.

Onsite [at] Ocadu
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s professional gallery and experimental curatorial platform for art, design and digital media, fosters social and cultural transformations, serving the OCAD U community and the general public. In preparation for the launch of Onsite Gallery’s new location in May 2017, our 2016 ONSITE/ programming imagines and creates what a public gallery can be.

Image credit:
Cheryl Pope, I WANT TO BE PROUD, 2016
Text by: Debora Puricelli
Nylon and tackle twill
3 x 5 ft
Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.