Bachelor of Illustration professor Kathryn Chorney celebrated the opening of Battle of the Titans, a major new exhibit currently breaking attendance records at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. The unique exhibit places our two most familiar dinosaurs – T. rex and Triceratops – within the context of the ecological forces that shaped them and their world. The exhibit was created by Hall Train Studios Ltd, where Kathryn has been a longtime associate. Two Sheridan Illustration alumni and several Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics, and Props alumni also worked on preparing the exhibit. Battle of the Titans runs at the RBG until April 7, at which point it will begin touring to other venues.
Rafael Goldchain, Bachelor of Photography program coordinator, is taking part in an exhibition called Clash: Conflict and its Consequences at the National Gallery of Canada from Feb. 1 to Apr. 21. The exhibit examines war and conflict, and the consequences for those engaged in it. See the exhibit’s page here: http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/exhibitions/current/details/clash-conflict-and-its-consequences-4300
In related news, a documentary based on Rafael’s life and work, Beautifully Broken, will broadcast on TVO in May. The documentary was produced by Media Arts faculty Vladimir Kabelik, and it examines Rafael’s fascination with identity and mortality, stemming from his Jewish background.