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Members’ Event: Studio visit with Akin Collective featuring artists Oliver Pauk and Michael Vickers

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Akin

Open to mocamigos members and up ($150+)

Join us as we visit the studios of visual artists Oliver Pauk and Michael Vickers followed by a tour of AkinCollective. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Anne Rawn arawn@museumofcontemporaryart.ca by March 17, space is limited. 
Exact location details will be provided closer to the date of the studio visit.

Akin Collective provides studio and shared workspace to over 160 artists, designers and creatives working across almost 20,000 square feet of studio space in 4 main Toronto hubs. Its sister organization, Akin Projects is a registered nonprofit that offers free and low-cost creative programming and professional development opportunities to members of Toronto’s artistic and cultural community and to the public at large.

Learn more about Akin Collective in their recent Toronto Star feature: Akin Collective buys artists space and time’

Oliver Pauk’s work cent​res around photographic, sculptural, and video-based elements straddling the boundary between physical and digital art. His specific interest lies in exploring the ways in which digitally captured objects can be translated back into the physical realm. Because objects in a digital state can fluctuate between mediums when edited and reformatted, Pauk engages with this idea by presenting his work across various mediums. Oliver holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto. Recent exhibitions include Volta 12 Basel; Mercer Union; Art Gallery of Ontario; Angell Gallery; Patrick Mikhail Gallery; Toronto International Film Festival; and The Gardiner Museum.

Michael Vickers is a Toronto-based artist with a practice that works in the space between sculpture, painting and installation. His recent work investigates the limits of different materials and presentation methods – painted, curled and bent forms made of various painted aluminums and steels, etched and engraved stone and marble works, and installations that activate the exhibition space in different ways.  Vickers holds an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto and an Honours BA in Visual Arts & Communications and has exhibited locally and internationally- including presentations at Volta Basel, Mercer Union, Clark House Mumbai, Division Gallery, Patrick Mikhail Gallery and installations at the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Gardiner Museum.

 

Image: Oliver Pauk (right) and Michael Vickers (left), visual artists and collaborators on management of the Akin Collective. Photo: Cole Burston, Toronto Star