The Art Gallery of York University: seriously out there

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For Orientation 2005 the AGYU asks the question, “Do you know what hazing is?” And, of course, they’re ready to provide the answer if you join the West Side Stitches Couture Club at the gallery on Sept. 6 from 5 to 9pm for some orientation fun. According to rumours, you can get up to no good in the hazing tent and dance to the beat of DH Will Munro, drink, eat and be challenged by contemporary art.

As a kick-off to the start of a new academic year, the AGYU also is mounting a review of its award-winning exhibits from last year for the month of September including Fiona Banner, Jeremy Blake, Mike Holboom, Will Munro + Jeremy Laing, Darren O’Donnel, Peaches, Walid Raad, Steve Reinke and Scott Treleaven. For schedule information, see AGYU contact details below.

The month of fun continues with two free evenings dedicated to the presentation of video art on Sept. 11 & 12. The screenings, which start at 6pm, will feature “A Very Personal Look: Toronto Video Art from the ‘70s to the present”, curated by York alumnus Shay Gibson, (BFA ’05). At 7:30pm, bring your video works on VHS or DVD to the AGYU and see your work projected in surround-sound while enjoying a cold drink with fellow artists. All work is welcome and will be shown.

On Sept. 21, 7-9pm, there will be a reception and special screening of the Winchester Trilogy by Jeremy Blake,

Finally at 7pm on Sept. 28, the AGYU begins a new season of its Experimental Music Series with Jay Oelrich on drums, Ryan Driver on analog synthesizer and Doug Tielli on trombone.

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-5 pm (except Sept. 6, 12, 19, 21, 28, open until 9pm). Free, as always. The Art Gallery of York University is located in North 145 Ross Building. For more information, contact the gallery at ext. 55169, email or visit the AGYU Web site.