Thursday, April 28, 2011

16th Annual Maximum Exposure Festival, April 28-May 1

The School of Image Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto hosts its 16th Annual Maximum Exposure Festival for graduate and end-of-year works.

The School of Image Arts includes photography, new media, installations and film. Photography work will be presented in partnership with the CONTACT Photography Festival, which officially runs throughout the entire month of May.

Maximum Exposure hosts their own film festival which takes place this year at the Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Avenue. Additionally, some short films and video works will play at the Camera Bar, 1026 Queen Street West.

The festival runs from April 28 to May 1, 2011. The film festival portion takes place on April 29-30.



From April 28th to May 1st 2011, Ryerson's School of Image Arts will host its 16th annual graduate and end-of-year exhibition: Maximum Exposure. The exhibition showcases the works of approximately 150 emerging photography, new media, and film-based artists within Ryerson University across five separate venues. In addition to being featured in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, this year's event will also feature public installations, as well as host the launch of two important publications: Function Magazine Volume 12 and the IMA Gallery's Obscura Portfolio.


Gladstone Hotel
, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Thesis Exhibition & A Selection of 1st and 2nd Year Work
2nd Floor Galleries and Art Bar
Opening Thursday, April 28th from 7-10pm, Regular Hours: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm

Meta Gallery
, 124 Ossington Ave.,Toronto, ON
Third Year Exhibition
Opening Thursday, April 28th from 7-10pm, Regular Hours: Wed-Sat, 12-6pm

Camera Bar
, 1026 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Video and short film screenings
Opening Thursday, April 28th from 7-10pm, Regular Hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm.

Toronto Underground Cinema
, 186 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON
Maximum Exposure Film Festival
1st and 2nd Year Documentary & Narrative: Friday April 29th, 3-9pm
3rd Year Documentary & Narrative: Saturday April 20th, 3-9pm

Public Installations by the NOMADS between the Gladstone Hotel & Meta Gallery

Directory and map available inside Maximum Exposure brochures available at venues

Media Contact: Carina Yu Phone: 416-450-1080 Email:

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