Yorkminster Park Gallery, Toronto: Opening reception for this solo exhibition will be on Sunday, November 22, from 12:30 to 2 pm. See the New Work gallery on this website for a preview.
GlogauAIR Residency: In May 2015, Paul Roorda completed a residency at GlogauAIR in Berlin.
Art in Orvieto: In July 2016, Paul will be leading the studio portion of a graduate seminar on Art, Religion, and Theology. This summer program takes place in the renovated facilities of a medieval monastery in Orvieto, Italy. The Art in Orvieto program is run by the Institute for Christian Studies in the Toronto School of Theology.
Recently Exhibited: "Canary in the Coal Mine" - A solo exhibition of kinetic sculptures, at Hilsbach Kunst Kultur, in Hilsbach, Germany, July, 2014. These whimsical and dark sculptures incorporate clocks, toy canaries, paper boats, first aid kits, weather recording devices, and music boxes to explore our fears of the impending catastrophic effects of climate change.
See some of Paul Roorda's kinetic sculptures on YouTube:
Paul Roorda's artist talk at the opening of "Rites and Remedies" exhibition, available on YouTube. In this talk, Roorda explains some of his thinking about the art in the "End of the Book" series and earlier art as well.
Paul Roorda would like to acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts for a project grant for his work in 2015. He would also like to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council for its continued financial support of his 2015 projects and exhibitions.